Daily Memo: Cargo’s Star Power Shows No Signs Of Fading Anytime Soon

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future. 
Airlines & Lessors

Eurocontrol Sees Recovery To Pre-Pandemic Flight Numbers By 2023

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
Eurocontrol said a recovery to 2019 levels of passenger and cargo flights in Europe could come as early as 2023. 
Airlines & Lessors

Etihad Airways Raises $1.2B In Sustainability-Linked Loan

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
Etihad Airways has raised $1.2 billion in the first sustainability-linked loan (SLL) tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in global aviation.
Airlines & Lessors

Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Charged With Hiding Design Changes

By Sean Broderick Oct 15, 2021
A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted former Boeing 737 MAX chief technical pilot Mark Forkner, alleging he intentionally withheld crucial information about flight control software changes from FAA officials during the model’s certification, helping set the stage for two fatal accidents linked to the software.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Nov. 8 Set As Date Vaccinated International Air Travelers Can Enter U.S.

By Mark Nensel Oct 15, 2021
Vaccinated air travelers from 33 foreign countries will be allowed to enter the U.S. beginning Nov. 8, according to a White House official.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Volotea Wins PSO For Sardinian Operations After Alitalia’s Demise

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 15, 2021
Spanish carrier Volotea has launched subsidized air services from mainland Italy to Sardinia after winning a tender to pick up routes previously operated by Alitalia.
Airports & Routes

Uzbekistan’s First Private Airline Expands Network

By Maxim Pyadushkin Oct 15, 2021
Qanot Sharq, the first private passenger airline in Uzbekistan, is quickly growing its network.
Airlines & Lessors

Aegean Airlines Takes Majority Stake In Romania’s Animawings

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 15, 2021
Under the arrangement Aegean will co-manage the airline and send three of its aircraft to support the leisure carrier for the summer 2022 season.
Airlines & Lessors

ST Engineering, UPS Team For Technicians Training Program

By Chen Chuanren Oct 15, 2021
The plan will see prospective ST Engineering aircraft technicians undergo an accelerated three-year on-the-job training dedicated to UPS aircraft works. 
Workforce & Training
Airblue’s First A321neo A Sign Of The Times For LCCs In Pakistan
Pakistan-based LCC airblue has received its first of two Airbus A321neo, becoming the first operator of an Airbus neo aircraft in the country.
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JetBlue Aims To Strengthen UK Sales For Its Transatlantic Flights

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
After launching its first transatlantic service to London Heathrow in August, JetBlue Airways is taking steps to build brand awareness to bolster point of sales in the UK. 
Airlines & Lessors

British Airways To Hire New Cabin Crew For Summer 2022

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
The recruitment drive comes after BA said that it is finally seeing a demand for travel return.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Accelerates Long-Haul Restart As Border Rules Ease

By Adrian Schofield Oct 15, 2021
The Australian state of New South Wales plans to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated residents returning home, prompting Qantas to…
Airlines & Lessors

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Non-Conforming 787 Titanium Parts Flagged By Leonardo

By Sean Broderick Oct 14, 2021
Titanium parts made for Boeing 787s by a sub-tier vendor and supplied via Leonardo do not conform to Boeing’s design specifications and must be re-worked.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Regulator Rebuilds State Of Design Capacity Post-Brexit

By Tony Osborne Oct 14, 2021
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rebuilt its State of Design capabilities after delegating the task to EASA almost two decades ago. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Air India’s New Owner Must Face Debt, Fleet, LCC Competition Issues

By Adrian Schofield Oct 14, 2021
Tata Group won the bidding contest, but now faces many challenges in operating its new acquisition as a viable business.
Airlines & Lessors

Breeze Airways Sees Large E190 Fleet In Its Long-Term Plan

By Sean Broderick Oct 14, 2021
U.S. startup Breeze Airways sees a long-term place for Embraer E190-series regional jets in its network even with larger, more efficient Airbus A220s on the way, as the carrier focuses on filling domestic and international niches that align with its strategy.
Airlines & Lessors

Alitalia Operates Last Flight As Successor ITA Prepares To Take Off

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 14, 2021
Alitalia made its last flight Oct. 14, bringing an end to more than 70 years of operations as successor Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) prepares its launch.
Airlines & Lessors

Norway’s Flyr To Lease Six New 737 MAXs From Air Lease Corp.

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 14, 2021
Norwegian startup Flyr has signed a letter of intent with Air Lease Corporation for six Boeing 737-8s, which are set to be delivered directly from Boeing in the first half of 2022.  
Airlines & Lessors

UH2 Raises Funds For Fuel-Cell Flight Testing

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Universal Hydrogen (UH2) has raised an additional $62 million in funding to take the startup through initial flight testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion conversion for regional turboprops. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

United Airlines Ramps Up Transatlantic Network For Summer 2022

By David Casey Oct 14, 2021
The Chicago-based carrier is adding five new points to its route map.
Airports & Routes

Indonesia, Singapore Deploy Differing Reopening Strategies

By Chen Chuanren Oct 14, 2021
After 18 months, the Indonesian government has reopened its Bali and Riau Islands provinces for foreign tourists on Oct. 14.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Wizz Air Targets Ukraine After Country Signs EU Open-Skies Treaty

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 14, 2021
The European Union and Ukraine have reached an agreement on a common aviation area after 15 years of negotiations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Flair Eyes ‘Non-Existent’ Canada-U.S. Weekend Market

By Wesley Charnock Oct 14, 2021
ULCC Flair Airlines is hoping to open up the U.S. short-break market for Canadian travelers by price stimulation.
Airports & Routes