Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
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

Brought to you by:Embraer
Aug 08, 2022
Facing no new rival, the future of Embraer’s scope-clause-compliant E175 is expected to remain steady.
Aug 01, 2022
Crossover narrowbody jets (such as Embraer’s E-Jets and Airbus’s A220 pairing) have been using their distinguishing factor – the ability to create new city pairs – across North America, the mature market in question, for some years.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

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. 
Nov 28, 2022
The goal of the project is to demonstrate that a scale model that mimics the dynamics of a full-size aircraft can be used as a viable and competitive means of investigating the behavior of new designs.
Nov 28, 2022
The Center for High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft is developing and maturing technologies for a 180-seat airliner powered by liquid-hydrogen (LH2), fuel cells and lithium batteries.
Nov 28, 2022
The Singaporean MRO provider continues to be affected by the lagging recovery of Asia-Pacific international travel, which only accelerated after June 2022.  
Nov 28, 2022
Cathay Pacific is moving ahead with plans to upgrade its medium-haul fleet.

Interiors & Connectivity

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.
Sep 28, 2022
Russian airlines are preparing to restore access to the digital datalink Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).
Sep 23, 2022
The Quest seat features an angled tilt monitor and an industrial design that Jamco says is “focused on providing an elegant premium hotel in the sky while maintaining competitive density.”
Sep 21, 2022
American Airlines is giving customers a “suite” new ride.

Airports & Routes

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. 
Nov 23, 2022
Juan Carlos Zuazua explains how the Mexican ULCC has accelerated its growth since the pandemic, taking advantage of the increasing appetite for low-cost air travel in its home market and the demise of other operators.

Airlines & Lessors

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."
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. 

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 latest relaxation of entry requirements should further stimulate India's international traffic, the recovery of which has already been outpacing most other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Maintenance & Training

Oct 06, 2022
Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein is holding out hope that his company’s new pilot development program could help the industry recover from an ongoing regional pilot shortage but has no illusions about the magnitude of the challenge at hand.
Oct 06, 2022
More widebody flying will help engine maintenance activity reach pre-downturn levels, but likely not for a few years.
Oct 05, 2022
Both all-Boeing operators, Solaseed and Air Do have merged to combine the airlines’ aircraft maintenance and customer information and will conduct joint marketing campaigns.
Oct 04, 2022
New FAA guidance on both training and operational aspects of managing an aircraft's flight path is expected to be out by yearend, the agency told ICAO delegates in an update.
Sep 30, 2022
As demand returns, some carriers are seeing a different, much more fundamental piece of their operation shaken—their flight-training cultures.