Lufthansa Threatens Pilot Union By Suggesting New Low-Cost Affiliate
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Lufthansa has told its pilot union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), that it may set up a new wholly-owned airline operating mainline services, should no agreement on substantial labor cost reductions be reached quickly.
Norwegian discount airline startup Norse Atlantic Airways has chosen the Sheltair Aviation complex at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) as its U.S. administrative headquarters, Sheltair announced Feb. 21.
SIA Engineering Maintains Profit, Adds New Leap 1 Capabilities
Backed by a rebound in line maintenance business at Changi Airport, SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) posted a net profit of S$33.2 million ($24.5 million) for the third quarter of its 2021/2022 fiscal year.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) launched “SAS FORWARD,” a SEK 7.5 billion ($799 million) cost-savings program that aims to keep it remain competitive into the future. SAS said it will proactively adopt a full transformation of its business.
Airbus, CFM To Fly Hydrogen-Burning Engine On A380
An A380 will flight-test a hydrogen-burning turbine engine by the end of 2026 under a collaboration between Airbus and CFM International partners GE Aviation and Safran. The planned demonstration will be a major milestone in Airbus’ ZEROe initiative to bring a zero-emissions airliner to market by 2035.
The FAA is mandating new limitations for most older Boeing 737s operating at airports with 5G C-Band deployment, warning that signal interference may cause malfunctions to automated systems that rely on the aircraft’s radio altimeter.
Air Canada Reverses Course On Previously Canceled A220 Order
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Air Canada now intends to take all 12 Airbus A220-300s from an order it previously canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline opted to cancel orders for those A220s and 10 Boeing 737 MAX-8 narrowbodies in November 2020.
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