Heathrow Gets Green Light To Raise Charges; Airlines React Angrily

By David Casey Oct 19, 2021
The UK CAA will allow London Heathrow to raise passenger charges—but not as much as the airport had hoped for.
Airports & Routes

UK Makes $247M SAF Investment To Meet 2050 Net-Zero Targets

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The UK has laid out its plan to become a net-zero society with grand designs on how to reduce the carbon impact of aviation.
Airlines & Lessors

Pockets Of Demand Disrupt Expected Narrowbody Retirement Surge

By Sean Broderick Oct 19, 2021
Rising demand in some markets could affect the pace and scope of aircraft retirements, particularly in the narrowbody sector that supports domestic and intra-regional traffic benefiting from rising leisure-traffic flying.
MRO Europe

Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

IAG Looks To Tackle Scope 3 Emissions

By Victoria Moores Oct 19, 2021
International Airlines Group (IAG) is expecting its fuel deliveries and aircraft-manufacturer processes to be net-zero within the next five to 10 years, as part of its crackdown on Scope 3 indirect emissions.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: ITA’s Fresh Start Ambitions Will Soon Face A Tough Reality

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 19, 2021
More than four years after Alitalia filed for bankruptcy, its successor ITA Airways has finally taken to the skies, making its first flight Oct. 15 under a new blue livery.
Airlines & Lessors

GKN Aerospace Opens UK Technology Center

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Center (GTC), which will prepare the technologies to help the company build components for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flights Demonstrate Capability To Reach 100% SAF

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Two different approaches to reaching 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in aircraft have been tested in flight. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Azerbaijan Airlines Outlines Fleet Development Plan Through 2030

By Maxim Pyadushkin Oct 19, 2021
Government-owned Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has outlined its fleet-renewal plans through 2030. 
Airlines & Lessors

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Interline Agreement With South Africa’s Airlink

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 19, 2021
Ethiopian Airlines Group has also been expanding recently through setting up new airlines across the African continent.
Airlines & Lessors
Lessors DAE, SMBC Secure Fresh Credit Lines
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has announced multiple financing deals worth $1.5 billion, while SMBC Aviation Capital has closed a $500 million bond offering, generating fresh liquidity for both companies.
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EU, Qatar Sign Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 19, 2021
The European Union and the state of Qatar have signed a comprehensive air transport agreement, upgrading rules and standards for flights.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Leisure And Business Fares: Week Of October 11
Harrell Leisure And Business Fares and Cost-Per-Mile.
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Italy's ITA Launches With 59 Routes, Seeks Alliance Entry

By David Casey Oct 18, 2021
Italy’s new national airline ITA Airways has laid out its network ambitions, saying it hopes to be flying to 74 destinations across 89 routes by 2025.
Airlines & Lessors
Lufthansa Cargo’s Last MD-11F Flight Marks Tri-Jet’s European Phaseout
Flight LH8161 from New York JFK marked the end of Lufthansa Cargo’s commercial service with the three-engine MD-11F after more than 23 years.
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EasyJet Plans To Expand Its Leisure Subsidiary’s Business

By Victoria Moores Oct 18, 2021
UK LCC easyJet is planning further strategic investment in easyJet Holidays, to expand the business beyond its current focus on the UK-originating leisure market.
Airlines & Lessors
IAG CFO To Step Down In Early 2022, Successor Named
International Airlines Group (IAG) CFO Steve Gunning plans to leave his position, the company announced Oct. 15.
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Austrian Airlines Boosting Premium-Economy On Its 767s

By Victoria Moores Oct 18, 2021
Austrian Airlines is increasing the size of the premium economy cabin on its Boeing 767 fleet from 18 to 30 seats per aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors
Ireland Provides New Financial Aid Boost To Airports
The Irish government plans to provide the country’s aviation sector with a €126 million ($146 million) boost to help restore air services in the post-pandemic period and improve facilities at regional airports.
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Daily Memo: Airbus Aims At Central Role In Services

By Thierry Dubois Oct 18, 2021
Airbus is counting on the accelerated adoption of digital tools—as well as the greater use of data analysis and its engineers’ know-how in improving operational efficiency—to take a central position in MRO.
MRO

BOC Aviation Reports 99% Of Its Owned Fleet Placed In Q3

By Victoria Moores Oct 18, 2021
Singapore-headquartered BOC Aviation achieved 99% utilization for its owned-aircraft fleet for the quarter ended Sept. 30.
Airlines & Lessors

Fuel Price Jump Will Challenge Airline Financials Near-Term

By Sean Broderick Oct 18, 2021
Airline executives still fretting over the pace of travel recovery in many markets now face another potentially significant short-term headache: rising fuel prices.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Cargo’s Star Power Shows No Signs Of Fading Anytime Soon

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future. 
Airlines & Lessors

Eurocontrol Sees Recovery To Pre-Pandemic Flight Numbers By 2023

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
Eurocontrol said a recovery to 2019 levels of passenger and cargo flights in Europe could come as early as 2023. 
Airlines & Lessors
Etihad Airways Raises $1.2B In Sustainability-Linked Loan
Etihad Airways has raised $1.2 billion in the first sustainability-linked loan (SLL) tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in global aviation.
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