Norwegian Restructuring Gets Green Light In Norway

By Victoria Moores Apr 12, 2021
LCC Norwegian is turning its attention to raising fresh capital by the end of May, after securing Oslo court approval for its restructuring plan.
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Production Issue Forces Immediate Inspections Of Up To 460 Boeing 737 MAXs
Boeing and 16 affected 737 MAX customers are working to inspect backup power units on about 90 aircraft to ensure they are grounded after the manufacturer learned that production-line changes created risk of failures. 
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Daily Memo: Don’t Call It A Comeback For U.S. Aircraft Orders

By Ben Goldstein Apr 09, 2021
Boeing recently scored its biggest sale since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across North America in March 2020, with Southwest Airlines’ commitment to purchase at least 100 additional 737-7s over the next decade.
Airlines & Lessors
LATAM Opts To Shed A350s Amid Bankruptcy Restructuring
LATAM Airlines Group is using its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization to retire its Airbus A350 widebodies, which will streamline its twin-aisle fleet to all Boeing aircraft.
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Training Standards Slipping, Pilots Group Says
The coronavirus pandemic offers a rare chance to reset pilots’ training standards and reduce the increasing number of accidents caused by a lack of basic flying skills, according to an influential group within the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). 
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Jettime Owner Acquires Swedish A321neo Operator Novair

By Victoria Moores Apr 09, 2021
Swedish charter airline Novair—which is currently owned by travel company DER Touristik and Swedish travel agency Apollo—is to be indirectly acquired by Jettime owner and airBaltic shareholder Lars Thuesen.
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Connect Airlines Plans Canada-U.S. Business Routes
Boston-based charter operator Waltzing Matilda Aviation (WMA) is planning to launch a new scheduled airline later this year targeting business traffic. 
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Commutair Charts Growth As United Airlines Streamlines Regional Flying

By Ben Goldstein Apr 09, 2021
As the coronavirus pandemic swept through North America in 2020, U.S. full-service carriers scrambled to streamline their business models, including their regional airline partnerships. 
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UK Air Travel Reopening Plan Perpetuating Uncertainty

By Victoria Moores Apr 09, 2021
The UK has detailed how it will reopen international air travel but is yet to confirm a tentative May 17 restart date, drawing industry criticism for high-cost testing and prolonged uncertainty that will deter travel. 
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Air Serbia To Operate Over 800 Charter Flights This Summer
Air Serbia plans to operate more than 800 charter flights during the summer 2021 season in cooperation with domestic travel agencies.
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BA CityFlyer Adding Channel Islands, Gibraltar Routes
British Airways is launching two new routes to Jersey (JER) and Gibraltar (GIB) from London City Airport (LCY). 
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Norwegian Startup Flyr Plans July First Flight

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 09, 2021
Norwegian airline Flyr, a startup backed by industry veteran Erik Braathen, plans to start ticket sales in early June and make its first flight from Oslo to Tromsø July 1.
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Eurowings Expands VFR Business To Russia, Georgia

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 09, 2021
Eurowings is launching new routes from Germany to Russia and Georgia for passengers looking to visit friends and relatives (VFR)
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Qatar Airways Opens Facility To Streamline Engine Maintenance
Qatar Airways has opened a 9,000-ft.² technical engine facility in Doha that it says will boost cost efficiencies and workflow.
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Lessors AerCap, BOC Aviation Report First Quarter Progress

By Alan Dron Apr 09, 2021
In a first quarter that saw its acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) send shockwaves through the leasing sector, Dublin-based AerCap continued to navigate the pandemic, signing lease agreements for 60 aircraft.
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Volaris Plans Second Quarter Capacity Bounce Back

By Lori Ranson Apr 08, 2021
Mexican ULCC Volaris is forecasting solid capacity growth in the second quarter after facing tougher conditions in the first quarter of 2021.
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Daily Memo: How Did the Biden Infrastructure And Tax Plan Land With Industry?

By Michael Bruno Apr 08, 2021
In stock markets and aerospace executive appearances over the last week the proposal has largely been shrugged off—why?
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French Energy Company Total Begins SAF Production

By Graham Warwick Apr 08, 2021
Energy company Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for delivery to French airports beginning in April. 
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Avelo Airlines Selects Burbank For Base, Plans 11 Routes

By David Casey Apr 08, 2021
Avelo Airlines has selected Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in southern California as its first base, from where it plans to serve an initial network of 11 destinations across the western U.S.
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Report: Electric, Hydrogen Aircraft Could Meet Intra-EU Travel Needs

By Graham Warwick Apr 08, 2021
Electric- and hydrogen-powered aircraft have the potential to cover a significant part of the intra-European Union passenger market by 2040 but policymakers need to support the development of aircraft and infrastructure, a new report concludes.
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ASL Secures $125M Debt Facility To Finance Medium-Haul Fleet Renewal

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 08, 2021
Dublin-based cargo specialist ASL Aviation Holdings said it had closed a new $125 million debt facility with Goldman Sachs.
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Norwegian Resumes Arlanda Flights After Five-Month Hiatus
The airline plans to gradually increase the number of departures and resume more service in Sweden as demand increases and travel restrictions ease.
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Netherlands Airports Team Up For Electric Flight Trials

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 08, 2021
Three airports in the Netherlands have teamed to carry out tests and learn more about electric flight operations.
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Tigerair Taiwan Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

By Chen Chuanren Apr 08, 2021
LCC Tigerair Taiwan has received its first of 15 Airbus A320neos; the aircraft is also the first of the type on the island. 
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Computer Glitch Behind 737 Weight Discrepancy Incident, Report Finds

By Tony Osborne Apr 08, 2021
A flaw in a computer system that misidentified more than 30 adult passengers as children led to a discrepancy in the take-off weight for a holiday flight.
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