Sustainability

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Oct 14, 2022
Here are some recent sustainability initiatives—including hydrogen electric developments as well as some first green flights.
Oct 11, 2022
The production and widespread supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and unleaded avgas will be key for aviation to meet its environmental sustainability goals. BCA Senior Editor Bill Carey discusses industry progress toward deploying SAF and unleaded avgas with National Air Transportation Association CEO Curt Castagna and Managing Director of Industry & Regulatory Affairs Megan Eisenstein.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Nov 30, 2022
Fifteen pilots have received their Comac C919 type certification following a two-month evaluation.
Nov 30, 2022
Boeing has temporarily suspended 777-9 test flights pending joint investigations with GE Aerospace into an unspecified issue on the aircraft’s GE9X engine.
Nov 29, 2022
Boeing's path forward is hardly an easy one, but it should not be as difficult for the company as the past few years were, Morgan Stanley analysts believe.
Nov 29, 2022
MTU Aero Engines is leading a research and technology project aiming at combining the benefits of its water-enhanced engine concept with a hybrid-electric architecture.
Nov 29, 2022
ATR says the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT offers a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and a 3% improvement in fuel consumption over the PW127M. 

Interiors & Connectivity

Oct 27, 2022
Transportation Department proposes Bill of Rights for Airline Passengers with Disabilities.
Oct 27, 2022
Rule would mandate accessibility on new narrowbodies.
Oct 26, 2022
Airbus has made the A350 Airspace cabin 4-in. wider and 35-in. longer, allowing for new seating configurations and more passengers.
Oct 18, 2022
5G networks for aviation are taking hold.
Oct 06, 2022
The UK’s competition watchdog has expressed concerns that a $7.3 billion tie-up between satellite communications firms Viasat and Inmarsat could lead to airlines and passengers paying higher prices for onboard Wi-Fi. 

Airports & Routes

Nov 28, 2022
Central African carrier RwandAir has added its first dedicated freighter and further growth could be on the horizon after the FAA granted the airline Category 1 status, paving the way for transatlantic flights.
Nov 25, 2022
Rex is primarily a turboprop operator, but last year it diversified its business by launching narrowbody jet operations on Australia’s major trunk routes.
Nov 24, 2022
Aerocivil rejected the proposed deal earlier in November, saying that the tie-up would damage competition and create a monopoly on 16 domestic services.
Nov 23, 2022
Airline capacity within the U.S. during Thanksgiving week is back to 98% of pre-COVID levels.
Nov 23, 2022
The European Union’s (EU) aviation and rail regulators will increasingly cooperate following a new agreement between them. 

Airlines & Lessors

Nov 30, 2022
Boeing has temporarily suspended 777-9 test flights pending joint investigations with GE Aerospace into an unspecified issue on the aircraft’s GE9X engine.
Nov 29, 2022
Namibia shows how air service can be restored when conditions are right, even without a national carrier.
Nov 29, 2022
The UK LCC's fiscal 2022 results show what the airline terms “a record bounce back” during the summer and a much-reduced annual loss.
Nov 29, 2022
Earlier in November, six Nigerian airlines obtained a temporary injunction against the government’s plan to set up Nigeria Air.
Nov 29, 2022
The departure of founding CEO Tonje Wikstrom Frislid follows a turbulent period for Oslo-based Flyr, which has disclosed it is facing a “very strained financial situation."

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Nov 23, 2022
The European Union’s (EU) aviation and rail regulators will increasingly cooperate following a new agreement between them. 
Nov 23, 2022
The recent China Air Show in Zhuhai was used as the platform for the certification announcements, giving them the visibility the Chinese administration intended.
Nov 22, 2022
Operators of Rolls Royce Trent 800-powered Boeing 777s face mandatory fuel pump removals to correct an issue linked to thrust-loss incidents, EASA said.
Nov 22, 2022
The $7.1 billion plan will involve the demolishing of the airport’s oldest passenger terminal.
Nov 22, 2022
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement is the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement, and its timing could not be better.

Maintenance & Training

Nov 07, 2022
Stuttering economic growth, higher fuel prices and war in Ukraine have stalled the global recovery of daily commercial flights to about 87% of pre-COVID levels. The recovery in aircraft maintenance has therefore also slowed.
Nov 02, 2022
United Airlines is launching a new in-house apprentice program to grow and diversify its base of aircraft technicians.
Oct 25, 2022
Key performance metrics out of GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney suggest the commercial engine aftermarket segment continues to rally.
Oct 19, 2022
The number of aircraft heading out of their maintenance honeymoons is on the rise, and fast.
Oct 19, 2022
Commercial aviation advantages will be difficult to overcome.