Timelines Uncertain For Much-Needed Pre-Flight Testing Regime
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An effective pre-flight COVID-19 testing regime is critical to airlines getting through the upcoming winter season and surviving 2021, but governments want proof that such testing is safe before they lift quarantine rules.
All Nippon Airways Reveals Plan To Launch New Widebody LCC
Credit: Rob FinlaysonAll Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to create a new low-cost widebody unit and cut back its mainline fleet as part of a major overhaul of its strategy spurred by the COVID-19 crisis.
Short-Term Scramble May Foster Long-Term Cooperation, MRO Execs Say
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The shared need between heavy maintenance providers and their customers to survive the pandemic-driven downturn could foster more long-term agreements that give both sides the certainty they crave, industry executives say.
Airline Industry To Remain Cash-Negative In 2021, IATA Says
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Airlines are going to take delivery of significantly less than half the aircraft they originally planned to receive in 2020, according to IATA estimates.
JetBlue Sees Solid Holiday Demand Despite $400M Q3 Net Loss
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JetBlue Airways executives sounded an upbeat tone about leisure demand trends headed into the winter holiday season, even as they announced a nearly $400 million net loss for the 2020 third quarter (Q3).
SIA Engineering Company, Cebu Air End MRO Ventures
Cebu Air, the parent company for Philippines LCC Cebu Pacific, and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) have terminated two joint ventures in the Philippines, buying out each other’s shares in the Aviation Partnership (Philippines) Corporation (APPC) and SIA Engineering Philippines Corporation (SIAEP).
IATA, WMO Agreement Set To Help Boost Weather Forecast Accuracy
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IATA has signed an agreement with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to increase and improve the automated reporting of meteorological data by commercial aircraft.
ACI Warns 193 European Airports Face Insolvency
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Airports body ACI Europe has warned that almost 200 European airports are at risk of insolvency if traffic does not start to recover by year-end.
Indonesia Provides $14.7M In Subsidies For 13 Local Airports
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The Indonesia ministry of transport has agreed to inject IDR216.5 billion ($14.7 million) in subsidies for selected airports in the archipelago in a bid to reduce airfares and promote air travel.
Daily Memo: Utilization Figures Add Detail To Story Of Pandemic’s Airline Impact
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Prior to the pandemic, the average stage-length time flown by a TAP Express Embraer E190-series aircraft was about 1.2 hrs.—a reasonable figure for a regional operator supporting larger domestic and international networks.
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