FAA Requests Detail Boeing’s 777, 737 Nacelle Changes
Modifications target issues that came to light in five different occurrences. Planned phase-in of upgrades needs FAA approval.
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Boeing Details Proposed Nacelle Improvements

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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
AZORRA

AZORRA, FL completed acquisition of A220-300 (55034; leased to AIRBALTIC) from Avation (SPNWS; August 27).

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US DOT

US DOT says US domestic air fares averaged $300 in 2Q21, up 12.6% from $266 in 1Q21 and 10.4% from $272 in 2Q20.

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MENA CARGO

MENA CARGO was formed by MENA Aerospace Enterprises as new Bahrain-based all-cargo operator; it secured its AOC.

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SOUTHWEST

SOUTHWEST plans to reduce its carbon emissions per ASM by 20% by 2030 through fleet modernization, route optimization, and other initiatives, replace 10% of

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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
ALASKA STAR VENTURES

ALASKA STAR VENTURES was formed by Alaska Airlines to advance emerging technology to accelerate progress toward net zero carbon emissions; it initially partn

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RYANAIR

RYANAIR plans to begin Manchester-Lviv on November 5 and Edinburgh-Marrakesh on December 18 (737).

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FLAIR AIRLINES

FLAIR AIRLINES plans in 2Q22 to add four new 737-8s (leased from 777 Partners; two at Toronto and one each at Edmonton and Vancouver), increasing fleet to 16

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DELTA AIR LINES

DELTA AIR LINES plans in mid-December to begin weekly Panama City-LAX (757)/-Orlando (737NG)/-JFK (737NG).

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DAE

DAE has secured US$1.58b in new financings ($780m term loans/$800m reveloving credit facility) to enhance its liquidity.

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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

Alaska Airlines Sets Out Sustainment Road Map

By Guy Norris Oct 19, 2021
Alaska Airlines calls for more support on sustainable fuels as it looks for efficiency gains through ecoDemonstrator involvement.
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing ecoDemonstrator Assumes Growing Role

By Guy Norris Oct 19, 2021
Despite unprecedented fiscal pressures Boeing says continuing ecoDemonstrator support is investing in the future as sustainability takes center stage
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Covets Central Role In Services

By Thierry Dubois Oct 19, 2021
As sharing and analyzing data is proving increasingly effective, Airbus intends to build on the momentum and grow in services.
Maintenance & Training