German researchers are flight-testing a satellite-based landing system for commercial aircraft that uses signals from a space-based augmentation system, potentially reducing the cost of providing precision approach capability at smaller airports.
Singapore Airlines Defers Deliveries, Swaps 787-10s For 777-9s
SINGAPORE—Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reached agreements with Airbus and Boeing to defer the delivery of more than 130 aircraft in its order book past the contracted timeframe and some beyond the immediate five years.
Sun Country Aims To Use IPO Proceeds To Pay Off CARES Act Loan
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Sun Country Airlines intends to use a portion of the proceeds from its upcoming IPO (initial public offering) to re-pay a loan from the U.S. government to eliminate some of the more stringent restrictions of the financing package.
Boeing Warns White House Against Domestic Testing Proposal
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Boeing cautioned the White House against pursuing a COVID-19 testing proposal for domestic air travelers, warning such a policy would produce “severe unintended consequences” that far outweigh any potential public health benefits.
To meet rising demand for converted freighters, the Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has announced it will open a third line for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) at its Guangzhou, China facility.
NASA Steps Up Civil Hypersonic Studies With Aerion, GE
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NASA is transitioning long-running hypersonic technology studies increasingly toward potential commercial applications and has awarded two new contracts supporting high speed design and propulsion work to Aerion Supersonic and GE Aviation respectively.
Star Alliance Plans To Leave Frankfurt Headquarters
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Star Alliance is in the process of giving up its headquarters at Frankfurt Airport. Established in 1997 by Lufthansa, United, Thai, SAS and Singapore Airlines, Star Alliance was the world’s first global airline alliance and celebrated its foundation in Frankfurt.
British Airways Invests In Sustainable Fuel Producer LanzaJet
British Airways (BA) plans to invest in a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant to be built in the U.S. and anticipates receiving 7,500 metric tonnes a year of low-carbon jet fuel from the facility beginning at the end of 2022.
AAPA Calls For Consistency In Global Vaccination Effort
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The eventual recovery in international air travel is at risk of being slowed if vaccination rates are allowed to lag behind in some countries, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
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