U.S. Commercial, GA Airports To Receive FAA Recovery Aid

By Molly McMillin Jun 22, 2021
The FAA plans to award $8 billion in grants to U.S. commercial, reliever and general aviation airports to aid in their recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers
Canada’s Transat Weighs Financing Options After Acquisition Talks End
Acquisition talks between Canadian leisure-travel company Transat and businessman Pierre Karl Peladeau have officially ended, leaving Transat to explore financing options as its airline Air Transat works to restart operations on July 30.
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Aer Lingus Explores Early Start Of New Regional Operator’s Services

By Alan Dron Jun 22, 2021
In the aftermath of the collapse of Stobart Air, Aer Lingus is in discussions with startup Emerald Airlines over the new carrier beginning regional operations on the Irish flag-carrier’s behalf earlier than scheduled.
Airlines & Lessors
Air France Steps Up Train/Flight Combinations With New Routes
Air France plans to increase its connections with SNCF French Railways by adding seven new routes to their combined network.
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Delta Air Lines To Hire 1,000 More Pilots By Summer 2022

By Ben Goldstein Jun 22, 2021
To accommodate the growth in pilot ranks, Atlanta-based Delta will be adding 13 schedulers and a supervisor to augment its Crew Scheduling team, which will staff a communications desk to answer pilot calls and questions.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Unveils New Internal Safety Reporting Program

By Sean Broderick Jun 22, 2021
The FAA formally unveiled its new internal safety reporting program for Aviation Safety (AVS) office employees, providing what the agency and lawmakers hope will be an opportunity to flag troublesome issues and spot trends before they become significant safety risks. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EU, South Asia To Cooperate On Aviation Initiative

By Alan Dron Jun 22, 2021
The EU and several South Asian nations have signed a new agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation between their respective aviation authorities.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Indian Court Clears Jet Airways Revival Plan
An Indian court has approved a takeover plan for Jet Airways, a major step toward the revival of the grounded airline.
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Air One Aviation Acquires Two Flight-Training Businesses

By Victoria Moores Jun 22, 2021
London-based aviation-services firm Air One Aviation is acquiring two flight-training businesses, UK-based Quadrant Systems Limited (QSL) and Sharjah-based Pier Seven Aviation FZC.
Maintenance & Training

Struggling Vietnam Airlines Secures Loan; New Cargo Airline Emerges

By Chen Chuanren Jun 22, 2021
Three local banks are set to loan Vietnam Airlines VND4 trillion ($174 million), while separately plans have been revealed for Vietnam's first dedicated cargo carrier.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Boeing’s Missed MAX Opportunity

By Guy Norris Jun 22, 2021
The 737-10 first flight was apparently successful, but by limiting media access Boeing missed a greater opportunity to tell the wider story of how it is navigating challenging times to rebuild faith in the MAX and the company itself.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lessor Avation Reduces ATR 72-600 Order By Six Aircraft

By Victoria Moores Jun 22, 2021
Singapore-headquartered lessor Avation has renegotiated its order for eight ATR 72-600s, canceling firm orders for six aircraft and changing delivery dates for the remaining two.
Airlines & Lessors

UK Aviation Industry Commits To Interim Carbon Targets

By Graham Warwick Jun 22, 2021
A coalition of UK airlines, airports and industry has unveiled interim decarbonization targets en route to meeting their commitment to net zero carbon by 2050. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Norwegian Group To Simplify Its Organization
Norwegian Group has rejected media speculation that it plans to close Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI), however a greater focus on simplicity could ultimately lead to some consolidation among its five air operator’s certificates (AOCs).
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Vietnam Airlines Secures Transport Canada Approval

By David Casey Jun 22, 2021
The decision by Transport Canada to award a Foreign Air Operator Certificate allows Vietnam Airlines to carry passengers and cargo to any point in the country.
Airports & Routes
Russian MRO to Launch CFM56 Heavy Maintenance
S7 Technics will build a new facility at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) that will be the first in Russia to overhaul CFM International CFM56-5B/7B engines, installed on the Airbus A320ceo and Boeing 737NG.
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‘Cautious’ Canada To Relax Some Travel Restrictions
Canada’s government will open its borders to vaccinated citizens and certain other eligible travelers starting July 5 but has not moved off quarantine requirements for foreign travelers or a broad recommendation against non-essential travel.
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U.S. Airline Groups Urge DOJ To Crack Down On Unruly Passengers
A coalition of airlines and labor groups called on the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to enforce stiffer penalties against unruly airline passengers following a surge of inflight assaults against crewmembers in recent months.
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Lessor Sirius Reveals Opening Tranche Of Narrowbodies
The lessor has acquired 10 mid-life narrowbodies from BOC Aviation, as a first step toward its target of having 100 aircraft on its books in the next three years.
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Operational Issues Force American Airlines To Cancel Hundreds Of Flights

By Ben Goldstein Jun 21, 2021
Flights canceled by the Fort Worth-based carrier account for approximately 1% of its daily operation in July, the company said, adding that it has “ramped up quickly to meet the surge in demand for air travel this summer.” 
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Nigeria’s Green Africa Launch Delayed To July
Lagos-based Green Africa has temporarily suspended bookings to mitigate against any further disruption.
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Daily Memo: Demand Recovery Reignites Airport Charges Debate

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 21, 2021
European airports, which did not receive government aid to the same extent as airlines, are looking to recoup their losses, but carriers are urging them not to undermine the nascent recovery.
Airlines & Lessors
Dubai International Airport To Reopen Terminal Closed During Pandemic
DXB’s Terminal 1 will start handling flights again June 24, having closed nearly 15 months earlier, on March 25, 2020. The airport’s Concourse D will also reopen.
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Hong Kong Set To Reduce Quarantine Entry Rules

By Adrian Schofield Jun 21, 2021
The Hong Kong government intends to further ease entry requirements imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cutting quarantine periods down to a week for most vaccinated travelers.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Japanese Carriers Test Domestically Produced SAFs

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have committed to being net-zero carbon by 2050, while Japan aims to commercialize domestically produced sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.
Aircraft & Propulsion