Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
Jan 13, 2021
The Scottish regional carrier plans to use a new contract to provide air services for one of the UK’s most remote island groups as the setting for the introduction of sustainably powered aircraft.
Jan 13, 2021
Sustainable alternative jet fuels are a better bet to meet aviation’s low-carbon challenge.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Brought to you by:Embraer
Jan 13, 2021
Central African operator Congo Airways has placed a firm order for two Embraer E195-E2 regional jets, six months after ordering a pair of E190-E2s.
Dec 11, 2020
Ask the Editors: Aviation will see less demand due to COVID-19, so the introduction of long-haul narrowbodies is unlikely to gain steam.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 15, 2021
Spanish LCC Volotea ended commercial operations with its remaining eight Boeing 717-200 on Jan. 10 after nearly a decade of service with the Barcelona-based carrier.
Jan 15, 2021
The Indonesian ministry of transport has ordered the inspection of all Boeing 737 Classics in the country—consisting of the 737-300,-400 and -500 variants—following the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182. 
Jan 15, 2021
The market is growing quickly for both narrowbody and widebody passenger-to-freighter conversions.
Jan 14, 2021
Investors are still looking for signs of reassurances that Boeing is still protecting its ability to ultimately bounce back with new products later this decade.
Jan 14, 2021
Rolls-Royce has powered up the first engine in its newly completed £90 million ($123 million) Testbed 80 facility in Derby, England, marking a key step towards its official commissioning for testing future engines, including the company’s upcoming geared UltraFan.

Interiors & Connectivity

Jan 13, 2021
JetBlue Airways, which recently took delivery of the first of 70 Airbus A200-300s, has unveiled an all-new cabin design.
Jan 05, 2021
Digital health credentials—which includes COVID-19 testing and vaccination records—are quickly rising to the surface as key to restarting the engine…
Jan 05, 2021
Delta Air Lines has finalized a deal with Viasat for the satellite operator to supply high-speed Wi-Fi to more than 300 mainline narrowbody aircraft.
Jan 05, 2021
Emirates Airline launched scheduled premium economy class services on Jan. 4 between Dubai (DXB) and London Heathrow (LHR) aboard its recently delivered Airbus A380.
Dec 22, 2020
Airlines look at new ways to safely provide inflight customer care.

Airports & Routes

Jan 15, 2021
Air China and Sichuan Airlines have each been given the green light to begin new international routes.
Jan 15, 2021
Fresh from expanding the number of quarantine-free routes flying to Australia, Air New Zealand is set to restart Cook Islands services. 
Jan 15, 2021
France has set out new stricter travel measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, requiring arrivals to the country from outside the EU to take a COVID-19 test both before departure and after a period of self-isolation on arrival.
Jan 15, 2021
Austria’s Innsbruck Airport (INN) is set to close in September for four weeks to allow a major renovation of its 2,000-m (6,562-ft.) runway.
Jan 14, 2021
Finnish airport operator Finavia will begin the first phase of renovations at Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2), one year earlier than planned,…

Airlines & Lessors

Jan 15, 2021
Central and Eastern European carrier Wizz Air is set to issue its first bonds, adding a further €500 million ($607.5 million) to its already strong liquidity position.
Jan 15, 2021
A new $1.5 billion leasing platform called KLA Aviation Finance is being formed, through a strategic partnership between opportunistic investor Kennedy Lewis and aircraft management specialist Arena Aviation Capital.
Jan 15, 2021
Spanish LCC Volotea ended commercial operations with its remaining eight Boeing 717-200 on Jan. 10 after nearly a decade of service with the Barcelona-based carrier.
Jan 15, 2021
Air China and Sichuan Airlines have each been given the green light to begin new international routes.
Jan 15, 2021
Fresh from expanding the number of quarantine-free routes flying to Australia, Air New Zealand is set to restart Cook Islands services. 

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Jan 15, 2021
Environmental groups have joined with 12 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to file a lawsuit challenging adoption of the first CO2 standards for aircraft, arguing they will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.
Jan 15, 2021
June 2019 started off well for Belgium-based Asco Industries. 
Jan 15, 2021
All UK travel corridors will close starting early morning Jan. 18 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Jan 15, 2021
China National Aviation Holding, COMAC and Grand China Air are among nine Chinese companies blacklisted Jan. 14 by the U.S. Defense Department (DOD) for their alleged relationships with the Chinese military. 
Jan 15, 2021
The Indonesian ministry of transport has ordered the inspection of all Boeing 737 Classics in the country—consisting of the 737-300,-400 and -500 variants—following the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182. 

Maintenance & Training

Jan 12, 2021
The flight data recorder (FDR) of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was recovered by Indonesian naval divers on the evening of Jan. 12, three days after the Boeing 737-500 carrying 62 people plunged into the sea.
Jan 05, 2021
Industry’s push to get revised training standards for U.S. mechanic educational programs received a boost in the recent stimulus bill, as Congress included language that calls on the FAA to issue a new rule by midyear. 
Dec 23, 2020
Heico is gaining ground with lessors as they embrace more cost-friendly options for cash-strapped airlines, the OEM-alternative-parts specialist reports.
Dec 22, 2020
Southwest Airlines marks its 50th anniversary in 2021 and it won’t be the year that the Dallas-based upstart with the stock exchange sticker LUV…
Dec 22, 2020
Airlines look at new ways to safely provide inflight customer care.