Sustainability

Brought to you by:Northrop Grumman
Dec 01, 2021
As the aviation sector moves closer to net-zero carbon emissions targets, more industry partners are stepping up to back initiatives from sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to electric aircraft.
Nov 19, 2021
Commercial aviation has made huge strides in environmental efficiency, but is the industry prepared for a shift in focus to gross emissions?

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Brought to you by:Embraer
Nov 15, 2021
Embraer is looking to capitalize on the rising demand for air cargo by potentially offering a freighter which could carry 14 tons of goods.
Nov 03, 2021
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Aircraft & Propulsion

Dec 01, 2021
Almost six years after the first PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) entered service, Pratt & Whitney has announced a performance improvement package targeted at higher thrust and lower fuel burn without impacting durability.
Dec 01, 2021
Gone is the Cessna Skyhawk-like configuration of the original concept, replaced with an unconventional tandem-wing design.
Dec 01, 2021
The European Partnership for Clean Aviation came into force Nov. 30 and the first statements by Axel Krein, the executive director of the related Joint Undertaking, show the initiative is strengthening Europe’s drive to hydrogen.
Dec 01, 2021
The companies initially worked together on 3D-woven composite blades for CFM International’s Leap airliner engines
Nov 30, 2021
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has said that ongoing problems with his Airbus A350 fleet are causing a “large dent” in his carrier’s widebody operations.

Interiors & Connectivity

Nov 22, 2021
A big industry merger creates new opportunities in online connectivity.
Nov 18, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Nov. 16, 2021 launched new cabin products, which will be gradually rolled out on its Boeing 737-8 fleet.
Nov 17, 2021
Virgin Australia has unveiled its new interior design prototype, featuring a refreshed seat experience, which will initially be trialed on two of the airline’s nine new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Nov 17, 2021
Starting at the end of 2022, Emirates will begin a significant retrofit program, adding premium-economy cabins to 105 of its twin-aisle aircraft, the airline said at Dubai Airshow.
Nov 16, 2021
Singapore Airlines is optimistic it can begin commercial operation of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft by year-end, as it awaits regulatory approvals from destination countries.  

Airports & Routes

Dec 01, 2021
Ground handling giant Swissport has added six Chilean airports to its portfolio as part of a comprehensive growth strategy across Latin America, which includes a multitude of new locations in Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
Nov 30, 2021
The probe into the Feb. 21 incident found risks linked to airport operator Finavia’s decision to reduce airfield maintenance staff.
Nov 30, 2021
The routes would be operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines, a scheduled and charter carrier based in British Columbia, under the WestJet Link brand.
Nov 29, 2021
Passenger numbers in the U.S. reached their highest levels since Spring 2020, but new concerns about the omicron coronavirus variant could threaten momentum during the winter travel season.
Nov 26, 2021
There should be increases in UK Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes and a cut in the country’s Air Passenger Duty departure tax, a review has recommended.

Airlines & Lessors

Dec 01, 2021
Oneworld alliance members plan to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis for their operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Dec 01, 2021
ITA Airways has firmed up an order for 28 Airbus aircraft, made up of seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, confirming an MOU it signed with the manufacturer in September.
Dec 01, 2021
Ukraine’s government plans to create a new national flag carrier, with the working title of Ukrainian National Airlines (UNA). 
Dec 01, 2021
U.S. newcomer Breeze Airways is hoping to launch Airbus A220-300 flights in the first or second quarter with five initial aircraft and is pushing Airbus for longer-range capability to serve destinations in Latin America.
Dec 01, 2021
The company expects to cover 80% of flight routes in the continental U.S. by the end of the year

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Dec 01, 2021
Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), the longtime Democratic leader of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2022, capping off a 36-year legislative career that saw him emerge as a leader in Congress on aviation issues.
Dec 01, 2021
The Indian government has asked one of the country’s largest states to step back from new travel restrictions that go further than those imposed by national authorities.
Nov 30, 2021
The probe into the Feb. 21 incident found risks linked to airport operator Finavia’s decision to reduce airfield maintenance staff.
Nov 30, 2021
Short-term blanket travel bans imposed on certain countries are not good news for an aviation industry that is still in recovery mode and had dared to hope that governments would adopt a more data-driven approach in response to emerging variants.
Nov 29, 2021
Operational mistakes played just as large a role in the October 2019 runway overrun of a Saab 2000 in Alaska as a latent technical issue flagged by…

Maintenance & Training

Nov 15, 2021
Canada-based training services provider CAE, which operates the ECFT as a joint venture with Emirates, said the 7000XR series FFS will be installed by the end of 2022.
Sep 09, 2021
The global fleet of 128 Boeing 777s with PW4000s has been grounded since late February following a failure onboard a United 777 near Denver—the third PW4000-powered 777 in-service event in three years linked to a cracked fan blade.
Aug 11, 2021
Leonardo and Babcock have formally team to combine their offers to provide Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program.
Aug 10, 2021
The move follows the unlawful diversion of a Ryanair flight on May 23 to the Belarusian capital Minsk.
Aug 05, 2021
The suspension of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) SpaceJet regional jet program helped the company’s aerospace division return to profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.