Aegean Airlines CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis is facing the “most challenging and least predictable winter ever” after the airline posted a €158.8 million ($184.7 million) net loss for the first half of 2020.
GE Aviation’s GE9X, the largest aircraft engine yet developed, has received FAA certification, marking a major step toward entry-into-service on the Boeing 777-9, the first of the 777X family, in 2022.
On the front lines of pandemic risk reduction, the aircraft cabin is getting its fair share of attention. From highlighting existing technology such as HEPA filter-equipped air purification systems to special light-emitting treatments that kill viruses between flights, the onboard arena is not being ignored.
A combination of exceptional items, namely the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuing diplomatic row with surrounding nations, new accountancy standards and the failure of one of its airline investments, helped push Qatar Airways Group to a net loss of QAR 7 billion ($1.9 billion) for the 2019-20 financial year.
Pilots at United Airlines ratified a deal that would avoid planned furloughs in the next several months, pushing off any possible involuntary actions until mid-2021 if the U.S. Congress does not provide additional support for the country’s airline industry.
Aeromar is poised to open a second service to the U.S. over the coming days—one of three new routes being launched in October—as the Mexico City-based carrier rebuilds and reshapes its network in response to travel demand.
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