The first batch of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) C919 narrowbody aircraft destined for China Eastern Airlines is expected to enter final assembly, according to regulators from the East China Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Heathrow Appeals For Easing Of COVID-19 Restrictions
London Heathrow Airport has appealed to the UK government’s UK Global Travel taskforce to lift or ease the complex and confusing thicket of regulations that is stifling passenger activity at the London hub.
Indigo To Take Five More ATR 72-600s
Indian LCC Indigo is taking five ATR 72-600s on lease from Falko Regional Aircraft, as the airline pushes ahead with its regional network expansion.
KLM Seeks Awareness Of Flight Crew Unvaccinated Status
KLM is drawing up lists of flight personnel—both pilots and cabin crew—who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to enable the increasingly complex task of juggling duty rosters.
Five Lufthansa Group Airlines Sign NDC Agreement With Travelport
Under the agreement, Travelport-connected travel agencies will be able to access Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC content through the Travelport+ retail platform.
Beta Technologies Selects CAE For EVTOL Training
Beta Technologies has selected Canada’s CAE to develop the pilot and maintenance training program for the Alia electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Southwest President Steps Down During Leadership Change
Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon has retired from leading the company just a few months after being passed over to replace outgoing CEO Gary Kelly.
Canada’s Sunwing Returning To Cuba In October
Sunwing served Cuba starting in 2005, but the Toronto-based airline dropped flights to the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Archer To List Publicly After SPAC Shareholder Vote
Shareholders in Atlas Crest Investment approved the blank-check company’s reverse merger with urban air mobility startup Archer Aviation in a Sept. 14 vote.
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