Sustainability

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Feb 27, 2021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated its first commercial flight using an admixture of 500 liters of sustainable synthetic kerosene.
Feb 24, 2021
The European Commission has launched a new partnership focusing on electric, hybrid and disruptive technologies which will build on Clean Sky 2 and contribute to a new breed of regional, short- and medium-haul aircraft that will fly by 2035.  

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

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Mar 01, 2021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is shifting focus slightly on its Embraer E1 and E2 fleets in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Feb 24, 2021
When any new aircraft is launched into the market, the headline items from the manufacturer describing the new product usually relate to parameters…

ATW March Digital Features

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Mar 02, 2021
Retro liveries generate nostalgia for airlines, which roll them out periodically to celebrate milestones. Or pay tribute to the airline’s heritage.
Mar 01, 2021
Ahead of the UK’s new immigration rules that came into effect in February, mandating multiple COVID-19 tests and mandatory quarantines in government-approved hotels for some international arriving passengers, this headline caught the eye: “You have to be desperate and wealthy to fly from Monday.”

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Mar 02, 2021
Solvay Composites Materials Global Business has sold its process materials business to Composites One, a Chicagoland supplier of composites materials and services. 
Mar 01, 2021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is shifting focus slightly on its Embraer E1 and E2 fleets in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Mar 01, 2021
China Eastern Airlines will be the official launch operator of the COMAC C919 after it became the first carrier to sign a purchase agreement for five of the domestically built aircraft on March 1. 
Feb 26, 2021
Austrian Airlines has sold its three oldest Boeing 767-300ER to U.S. investor MonoCoque Diversified Interests LLC as the flag-carrier continues to restructure and reduce its fleet.

Interiors & Connectivity

Feb 03, 2021
Inflight connectivity over the Asia-Pacific region is set to get a boost as a new extreme high throughput satellite (XTS)—APSTAR-6D—enters service over the next month.
Feb 02, 2021
New inflight entertainment technologies are rapidly evolving to deliver much more than passive entertainment as touch-free experiences on PEDs become…
Feb 01, 2021
JetBlue has unveiled a redesign of its Mint premium product as the New York-based airline prepares for transatlantic service this summer from New York to London.
Jan 26, 2021
Aircraft interiors manufacturers continue to roll out new, innovative seat designs in response to the ever-changing needs of the airline passenger.
Jan 19, 2021
Innovation and customer value will become airline differentiators.

Airports & Routes

Mar 02, 2021
European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed that work is underway on a “Digital Green Pass,” which aims to facilitate the restart of European travel.
Mar 01, 2021
Colombia’s aviation authority Aerocivil has confirmed that four carriers have requested permission to serve the country. 
Mar 01, 2021
Biofuel producer Gevo has signed a MOU with Germany’s HCS Group to build a renewable hydrocarbon facility in Speyer, Germany, which will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Feb 27, 2021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated its first commercial flight using an admixture of 500 liters of sustainable synthetic kerosene.
Feb 26, 2021
SWISS plans to launch five new short-haul European routes over the coming months, although the Star Alliance member does not expect to see “any tangible resumption of air travel activity until mid-summer at the earliest.”  

Airlines & Lessors

Mar 02, 2021
WestJet is concerned over some aspects associated with potential financial support from Canada’s government for the country’s airlines, including ensuring regional communities retain air service. 
Mar 02, 2021
U.S. regional carrier Mesa Airlines, which operates scheduled passenger flights as American Eagle and United Express, is seeking to bring its business model to Europe.
Mar 02, 2021
After months of uncertainty over whether it would survive the pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle may finally be nearing a restructuring solution ahead of a mid-April deadline. 
Mar 02, 2021
A cross-section of stakeholders from across the commercial airline industry called on U.S. federal lawmakers to promptly pass another round of targeted support at a House Transportation Committee hearing March 2. 
Mar 02, 2021
French maritime transport and logistics specialist CMA CGM has abandoned plans to acquire 30% of Groupe Dubrueil Aéro and will now launch cargo flights on March 8, in partnership with Air Belgium.

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Mar 02, 2021
The vaccines have given us back the power of “someday soon.” Now is the time for the aviation industry to think ahead.
Mar 02, 2021
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is still yet to begin recertifying the Boeing 737 MAX, saying that major safety concerns raised have “not been fully met.” 
Mar 01, 2021
The immediate fallout from United Airlines Flight 328—the Boeing 777-200 that had one of its Pratt & Whitney 4077 engines fail and shower a Denver-area neighborhood with parts on Feb. 20—falls into three categories of varying complexity.
Mar 01, 2021
Australia’s aviation safety regulator has cleared Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly in the country’s airspace, although it is unclear when any airlines will actually resume MAX operations there.
Feb 26, 2021
United Airlines will pay the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) $49 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims stemming from fraud related to its mail-delivery contracts with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Maintenance & Training

Feb 26, 2021
Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), long considered the gold standard in commercial flight academies, is being remodeled to a campus structure so it can be more flexible and competitive in a changed market.
Feb 26, 2021
Simulators and tech-based training will be essential to affordable pilot development
Feb 26, 2021
Airlines have launched a number of pilot retention and development programs.
Feb 26, 2021
Delta Air Lines will recall up to 400 pilots this summer to help position itself for a rebound in travel demand.
Feb 26, 2021
The growth of Middle Eastern airlines in recent years is being matched by expansion of the region’s training establishments.