June operating figures for Chinese state-owned carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, as well as the country’s largest LCC Spring Airlines, show passenger demand has slowed.
Pilots at easyJet have voted to express no confidence in the LCC’s chief operations officer Peter Bellew amid proposed pilot job losses, in a development that the pilots’ union said shows a “serious and widening rift” with the UK airline’s senior management.
Boeing’s MAX backlog, already hit hard as lessors re-shuffle their commitments, could erode even more as airline financial situations deteriorate amid ongoing depressed passenger demand driven by the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, Canaccord Genuity warned.
Start-up Electric Aviation Group (EAG) says it is in discussions with all major UK aerospace suppliers and academic institutions as it seeks to form a consortium to develop a 70-80-seat hybrid-electric regional airliner that could enter service by 2028.
For the last few weeks, airline executives and analysts have warned of deteriorating booking trends in the U.S., as COVID-19 cases multiply, and state and local governments reinstate restrictions on travel and businesses.
United Airlines will maximize airflow volume for all mainline aircraft high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems during the entire boarding and deplaning process beginning July 27, aiming to help further reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Icelandair has signed a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement with its cabin crew, just 48 hours after the airline said it planned to fire all its flight attendants and have pilots take over onboard safety responsibilities.
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