Sustainability

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Jun 07, 2021
Heathrow Airport has integrated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its fuel distribution in a proof of concept that the airport hopes will lead to greater quantities being used in the future.
Jun 03, 2021
The United deal, which also covers options for 35 additional aircraft, envisages introduction of the first civil supersonic services on trans-Atlantic and Pacific routes by 2029.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

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Jun 11, 2021
With crossover narrowbody jets such as the Embraer E-Jet families and the Airbus A220 family proving to have the right characteristics to deliver…
Jun 07, 2021
Crossover narrowbody jets are a key segment of the airline market, particularly as we move into the post-Covid pandemic era. The current types in…

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jun 11, 2021
Regulators’ stepped-up scrutiny of the Boeing 737 MAX has been justified, but breakdowns at Boeing and the FAA that contributed to two fatal accidents should not be a foundation for long-term technical disagreements between civil aviation agencies, Boeing’s top executive said. 
Jun 10, 2021
With investments from American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, plus commitments for up to 1,000 aircraft, electric air-taxi developer Vertical Aerospace has reached agreement with blank-check company Broadstone Acquisition to go public in a deal that values the UK startup at $2.2 billion.
Jun 10, 2021
Russia’s Irkut Corporation has scheduled the initial deliveries of its new MC-21 narrowbody passenger airliner, the first six of which will go to Rossiya Airlines in 2022. 
Jun 10, 2021
Boeing’s inventory of completed, undelivered 787s grew to about 100 aircraft at the end of the first quarter, largely due to a five-month delivery pause that ended in late March.
Jun 10, 2021
The trial will be a follow-on to a similar one performed earlier this year with an A350.

Interiors & Connectivity

May 21, 2021
After attracting several investors, including aerospace giant Safran, air-to-ground (A2G) specialist SkyFive is working to create high-speed aircraft Wi-Fi networks in China, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.
May 18, 2021
A Finnair representative said installing HEPA filters would raise the hygiene levels onboard the aircraft.
Apr 28, 2021
Enhancing cabin interiors products is still on the agenda for designers and manufacturers as they continuously improve cabin designs for efficiency and safety.
Apr 23, 2021
Dutch carrier KLM plans to equip 39 short-haul aircraft with Viasat Wi-Fi connectivity, while Norwegian regional airline Widerøe is beginning a six-month trial of Inflight Dublin’s wireless inflight-entertainment (IFE) product Everhub.
Mar 25, 2021
Recaro Aircraft Seating reported its 2020 earnings as €295 million, down 60% from 2019. However, the seating company remains focused on moving forward after an unprecedented pandemic year.

Airports & Routes

Jun 14, 2021
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport Group will fund a monthly special allowance and cater meals for workers over a six-month period, as well as subsidizing the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE). 
Jun 11, 2021
Airlines are hoping the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, and the U.S./EU summit in Brussels will lead to North Atlantic travel corridors being put in place. 
Jun 11, 2021
The Colombian LCC, previously known as Viva Air until a recent brand refresh, said the service is one of 15 new international routes that will be introduced over the next three years.
Jun 11, 2021
The timing of the move has drawn criticism from the CEO of Smartwings Group who also bemoaned that Eurowings’ parent Lufthansa had received state aid from Germany while his group had not received any from the Czech government.
Jun 11, 2021
Kai Tak Airport was the international airport of Hong Kong from 1925-1998. It was well known for its hair-raising aircraft landings, making it a favorite of aviation photographers and crowds alike.

Airlines & Lessors

Jun 14, 2021
On June 14 European Union leaders attended an official signing ceremony for the rules, which include the introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate. 
Jun 12, 2021
All Stobart Air services were canceled June 12, leaving thousands of passengers searching for new flights.
Jun 11, 2021
The airline cited improving vaccination and demand trends, in a sign that the emergency jobs program achieved its goal of sustaining industry employment through the COVID-19 crisis.
Jun 11, 2021
Airlines are hoping the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, and the U.S./EU summit in Brussels will lead to North Atlantic travel corridors being put in place. 
Jun 11, 2021
The South African government has selected Takatso Consortium as the preferred strategic equity partner to take a majority 51% stake in South African Airways (SAA).

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Jun 11, 2021
IATA chief Willie Walsh sharply criticized the UK prime minister and the U.S. president after hopes that they would announce a reopening of air travel between their countries this week failed to materialize.
Jun 11, 2021
Airlines are hoping the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, and the U.S./EU summit in Brussels will lead to North Atlantic travel corridors being put in place. 
Jun 11, 2021
Leaders from the two countries have not set a time line on launching such an arrangement.
Jun 10, 2021
DFS air traffic controllers have taken advantage of depressed air traffic to trial better ways of working and are looking at going beyond the existing “remote tower” concept.
Jun 07, 2021
France and Spain are among the European countries that have updated their coronavirus travel restrictions in the run-up to the summer vacation season.

Maintenance & Training

May 26, 2021
Counterintuitive as it may seem with airlines downsizing and furloughing crews, a pilot shortage problem may re-emerge sooner than most think…
May 05, 2021
Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) is looking at a potential partial acquisition of SR Technics Malaysia to bolster its narrowbody MRO capabilities as it enters a recovery phase “fraught with risks.”
May 05, 2021
Malaysia Aviation Group is giving its smaller airline Firefly more flexibility to capture the domestic and regional market while aiming to avoid cannibalization of routes operated by Malaysia Airlines. 
Apr 30, 2021
The FAA’s mandate ordering electrical-bonding modifications to certain grounded Boeing 737 MAXs is out, but operators are still waiting on finalized…
Apr 26, 2021
The latest survey of more than 40 service providers suggests a shift in MRO spending is well underway.