Tianjin Lockdown Puts Airbus On Alert As China Tackles Omicron
Airbus is keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation in China’s Tianjin, home to the airframer’s only final assembly line in Asia, after authorities ordered a partial lockdown of the city in response to the detection of 40 cases linked to the omicron variant.
Embraer Lessor Falko Signs LOI For Eve EVTOLs
As Eve Urban Air Mobility prepares to go public as an independent entity, it is leaning heavily on its parent company Embraer and that includes access to its customer base.
EasyJet To Support Development Of Hydrogen Propulsion
European LCC easyJet plans to support the development of hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion by the UK’s Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, providing its perspective on how the zero-emissions technology could integrate with future airline operations.
China Airlines Shift To Cargo Results In Strong Revenues
Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) is saying its 2021 air cargo performance was the best in the carrier’s 62-year history, following a pivot to cargo-centric operations while the island remained mostly shut to passenger movement.
Zero-emissions propulsion developer ZeroAvia has selected Paine Field as the location for a flight research center to support development of a hydrogen-electric powertrain for the De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 regional turboprop.
China Forces Delta To Temporarily Suspend Shanghai Flights
Delta Air Lines has been forced by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to temporarily suspend its two routes to Shanghai after falling foul of the regulator’s COVID-19 rule.
South African Airways Board Vows To Root Out Corruption
South African Airways’ (SAA) interim board has pledged to take whatever action is necessary to rid the airline of corrupt staff from what it described as its “shameful past” and to work toward recovering misappropriated funds.
Ecuador’s EquAir Launches Commercial Operations
EquAir has become the first Latin American startup to launch commercial operations in 2022 after receiving its air operator’s certificate from the Ecuadorian Civil Aviation General Directorate earlier in January.
Daily Memo: Mesa CEO Warns Of Worsening Pilot Shortage
The chief executive of Mesa Airlines believes there is an issue facing commercial aviation more dire than COVID, and he’s worried that it is only getting worse.
Delta Swoops In For JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance Head
One of the key figures behind JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines is moving to Delta Air Lines.
United Cuts Near-Term Schedule As Omicron Continues To Sideline Staff
United Airlines is reporting about 4% of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, illustrating the operational struggles U.S. airlines are battling as the omicron coronavirus variant washes over the country.
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