China Airlines Takes First A321neo As Narrowbody Fleet Renewal Begins

By Chen Chuanren Nov 30, 2021
Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) took delivery of its first of 25 A321neos in Hamburg Nov. 29.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Swedish, UK Investigators Challenge NTSB’s PenAir Accident Evaluation

By Sean Broderick 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…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Thanksgiving Traffic Gives U.S. Airlines Busiest Day Of Pandemic Era

By Ben Goldstein 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.
Airports & Routes

Azul Walks Away From Pursuit Of LATAM

By Lori Ranson Nov 29, 2021
Brazil’s Azul has opted not to pursue an acquisition of LATAM Airlines Group but says it will evaluate further consolidation opportunities in Latin American markets. 
Airlines & Lessors

5G Interference Concern Drives RadAlt Design

By Bill Carey Nov 29, 2021
The advent of new 5G broadband cellular networks is driving the redesign of core aviation equipment.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Omicron Variant Kindles New Travel Restrictions In Europe, Asia

By Adrian Schofield Nov 29, 2021
The recovery of air travel is under threat as countries look to insulate themselves from the new omicron coronavirus strain by re-imposing travel restrictions.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Outlook Remains Positive For Asia-Pacific LCCs

By Adrian Schofield Nov 29, 2021
Despite near-term challenges such as the emerging Omicron coronavirus variant, the fundamentals for LCC success in the Asia-Pacific region remain strong.
Airlines & Lessors

Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery Of First A330neo

By Chen Chuanren Nov 29, 2021
The LCC is expecting to become an all-neo operator by 2027 once more new-generation aircraft are delivered by Airbus and its older A330s and A320ceos can be retired. 
Airlines & Lessors

Nigeria Names Launch Date For New National Carrier

By Alan Dron Nov 26, 2021
The country’s previous flag-carrier, Nigeria Airways, ceased operations in 2003.
Airlines & Lessors

Aegean Airlines Records First Quarterly Profit Post-COVID

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 26, 2021
Aegean said the easing of travel restrictions and introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate meant the three-month period ending Sept. 30 was better for the airline.
Airlines & Lessors

Report Urges UK Government To Improve Domestic Aviation Links

By Alan Dron 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.
Airports & Routes

London Southend Fundamentals ‘Remain Strong’ Despite Winter Hiatus

By David Casey Nov 26, 2021
Airline exits mean London Southend is without any commercial flights this winter but the airport's CEO is confident traffic will bounce back over the next two to three years.
Airports & Routes

Russia Opens Up Kaliningrad Airport To Seventh Freedom Flights

By Maxim Pyadushkin Nov 26, 2021
Russia’s transport ministry has expanded the open sky regime at Kaliningrad Khrabrovo Airport (KGD), adding the seventh freedom of the air for five years with no restrictions.
Airports & Routes

Singapore Airlines, Garuda Enter Commercial Partnership 

By Chen Chuanren Nov 26, 2021
The memorandum of understanding, signed by Garuda’s president and CEO Irfan Setiaputra and SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong, will initially see the “potential alignment of frequent-flyer programs, joint marketing activities, and initiatives to promote inbound tourism.” 
Airlines & Lessors

Europe Moves To Stop Flights From Southern Africa Over COVID-19 Variant 

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 26, 2021
The European Commission and UK authorities are taking steps to restrict travel from southern Africa after the emergence of a significantly mutated variant of COVID-19.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Aernnova To Provide Airframe For Heart’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Nov 25, 2021
Startup Heart Aerospace has selected the Spanish aerostructures company to build the fuselage, empennage and wing for its all-electric regional airliner the ES-19.
Aircraft & Propulsion

National Air Cargo Could Triple Freighter Fleet, Chairman Says 

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 25, 2021
Chris Alf, National Air Cargo Holdings' chairman and CEO, explains why he is bullish on the prospects for air freight and how his carrier might evolve its fleet to meet rising demand.
Airlines & Lessors

Asia-Pacific Air Traffic Recovery Still Struggling To Get Into Gear

By Chen Chuanren Nov 25, 2021
As travel restrictions are still in flux across Asia-Pacific, the region’s carriers fared differently in the month of October, with China’s three main airlines recording falls in traffic.
Airlines & Lessors

Bangkok Airways To Trim Fleet After Government Denies Bailout 

By Chen Chuanren Nov 25, 2021
Bangkok Airways has already retrenched 30% of its staff and the carrier's president says further cuts may take place next year.
Airlines & Lessors

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Air Transport

Softbank To Raise Sustainability Funds For HAPS Business

By Graham Warwick Nov 24, 2021
Japan’s SoftBank is to issue its first sustainability bond to raise funds for its high-altitude platform system business, which plans to operate solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft as airborne base stations for internet connectivity.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Daily Memo: Will Climate And COVID-19 Alter U.S. A&D’s Migration To The South?

By Michael Bruno Nov 24, 2021
The U.S. aerospace and defense industry has been on a decades-long march of moving its work away from the two coasts and out of the northern part of the country toward the southern half.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Europe Proposes Blacklisting Airlines Involved In Human Trafficking

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 24, 2021
The European Union has put forward a proposal to blacklist transport operators, including airlines, that are involved in smuggling or trafficking of people into the EU.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Engine Aftermarket Outlook Bright As Utilization Rises

By Sean Broderick Nov 24, 2021
A steady increase in global air transport demand has some big-picture aftermarket metrics approaching pre-pandemic territory, while a projected jump in engine maintenance will help total commercial MRO revenues surpass 2019 levels in 2023, a Naveo analysis shows. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Latin America Airport Leaders Urge Government Harmony

By David Casey Nov 24, 2021
Passenger traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean is forecast to return to long-run pre-pandemic growth trends—but the lack of harmonization between governments remains a problem.
Airports & Routes