Singapore Regulator Freezes Fee Hikes

By Chen Chuanren Jul 16, 2020
SINGAPORE—To help the aviation industry weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced there will be no service fee hikes for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Ethiopian Airlines To Convert Passenger 737-800s Into Freighters, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 16, 2020
Ethiopian Airlines plan to grow its cargo fleet with additional freighters after shifting its focus to cargo revenues during the height of the coronavirus outbreak when the carrier had to stop most of its passenger services. 
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines To Furlough Up To 25,000 Workers

By Ben Goldstein Jul 16, 2020
American Airlines executives announced in a July 15 staff memo they expect to have 20,000 more employees on payroll than needed in the 2020 fourth quarter and notified 25,000 employees of possible furloughs coming in the fall.
Airlines & Lessors

Aeroflot To Refocus On Long-Haul Operations

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jul 15, 2020
The board of Russia’s Aeroflot Group is expected to adopt a new strategy on July 16 calling for the parent airline to focus on long-haul operations while the domestic network will be left for the two subsidiaries Pobeda and Rossiya. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Revisiting Hydrogen Fuel—Why It Might Work This Time Around

By Guy Norris Jul 15, 2020
Hydrogen propulsion holds significant potential to reduce climate impact in flight by as much as 75% when used in engines for direct combustion and as much as 90% when used in fuel cells to power electrically driven hybrid engines or distributed propulsion systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Delta Estimates Up To $3.3B Charge From Voluntary Exit Deals

By Ben Goldstein Jul 15, 2020
Delta Air Lines predicted a charge of up to $3.3 billion from voluntary employee exit deals, offering an early indication of the high costs associated with downsizing at the biggest U.S. airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

Toronto Pearson Operator GTAA Cuts 27% Of Staff

By Sean Broderick Jul 15, 2020
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is eliminating 500 positions, or 27% of its potential workforce, to cope with reduced traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports & Routes

SAS Seeks Solutions After Bondholders Say No

Jul 15, 2020
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has canceled a planned meeting with its bond- and note-holders, after they indicated they would not grant an approval needed for the airline’s turnaround plan.
Airlines & Lessors

EDITORIAL: Governments, not airlines, must get their countries out this mess

By Karen Walker Jul 15, 2020
Reeling in March from the suddenness and depth of the COVID-19 crisis, the air transport industry at least cautiously believed that the second half…
ATW Opinion

First Kathon Biocide Ban Targets 737 MAX; More Directives Expected

By Sean Broderick Jul 15, 2020
Regulators have banned the use of Dupont’s Kathon FP 1.5 biocide in Boeing 737 MAXs, the first of what is likely to be a series of mandates to protect fuel systems from in-service incidents linked to the anti-microbial fuel system additive.
Aircraft & Propulsion

South African Airways Creditors Back Rescue Plan; Interim CEO Named

By Victoria Moores Jul 15, 2020
Business-rescue practitioners overseeing South African Airways (SAA) have secured creditor backing for their much-delayed business-rescue plan, with SAA chief commercial officer Phillip Saunders named as interim CEO.
Airlines & Lessors

WestJet Adds Back Flights In August, Capacity Down 75% From 2019

By Ben Goldstein Jul 15, 2020
Calgary-based WestJet will grow capacity by 10% in August from July, although its overall schedule will be just a quarter of 2019’s level, illustrating the magnitude of cuts made across its network during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Passur Platform Integrates Space-Based ADS-B Data

By Bill Carey Jul 15, 2020
Passur Aerospace will integrate satellite-based aircraft tracking data from Aireon into its airline and airport operations management platform, the companies announced on July 14.
Connected Aerospace

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi Makes Inaugural Flight

By Victoria Moores Jul 15, 2020
Etihad Airways and Air Arabia’s new joint-venture (JV) carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi performed its inaugural flight July 14, from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria, Egypt.
Airlines & Lessors

Helvetic Airways Upgrades Embraer E2 Order, Launches POP-UP Network

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 15, 2020
Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways has signed a commitment with Embraer to convert four of its remaining firm E190-E2 orders to the larger E195-E2 variant. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Austria Extends Landing Ban To 18 Nations Citing COVID Risk

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 15, 2020
The Austrian government has expanded its landing ban to cover aircraft originating from 18 nations, up from the previous nine, after noting rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in certain countries.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Asian Carriers’ Negotiations For Regional Jets ‘Skyrocket,’ Embraer Says

By Chen Chuanren Jul 15, 2020
Airlines are considering the flexibility of introducing a new fleet of smaller regional aircraft as they juggle diminishing passenger demand, cost per seat and falling capacity, Embraer VP of Asia-Pacific Cesar Pereira has said.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Variations In U.S. Total Commercial Flights; U.S. Airport TSA Screenings

Jul 15, 2020
Week Ending July 11 Vs. Previous Week And Year-Ago Week
AWIN Knowledge Center

Airline Snapshot: AirAsia Group Berhad

Jul 15, 2020
Weekly profile of a major airline.
AWIN Knowledge Center

COVID KPIs: Scheduled Available Seat Kilometers – By Region

Jul 15, 2020
Scheduled Capacity Through September 2020 As Of July 1, 2020
AWIN Knowledge Center

Garuda Planning Bali Flights To Boost Economy; Seeks Airbus Deferments

By Chen Chuanren Jul 15, 2020
In a move to promote tourism spending in Bali, Garuda Indonesia is exploring new long-haul flights from the resort island to Europe, India and the U.S. even though the routes would be unprofitable ones.
Airports & Routes

FAA Delays On Pilot Records Database Faulted In Atlas Air Accident

By Sean Broderick Jul 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—The NTSB cited poor airmanship as the probable cause of February 2019’s crash of an Atlas Air Boeing 767, but took the unusual step of referencing FAA inaction on a long-sought change as a contributing factor.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: U.S. Carriers Slam Brakes On Growth Amid Sun Belt COVID Surge

By Ben Goldstein Jul 14, 2020
The domestic air travel recovery underway in the U.S. is at risk of stalling out, despite barely getting off the ground.
Airlines & Lessors

Environmental Groups Urge FAA To Block Supersonic Revival

By Graham Warwick Jul 14, 2020
A group of 62 environmental organizations have called on the FAA to abandon plans to establish takeoff and landing noise standards for civil supersonic aircraft, arguing that enabling the revival of high-speed air travel would fuel the global climate crisis.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Virgin Atlantic Agrees To $1.5B Recapitalization Package

By Alan Dron Jul 14, 2020
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a long-awaited restructuring deal that will pump much-needed money into the UK long-haul specialist.
Airlines & Lessors

 

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