Shipping Company Taps Atlas Air For Boeing 777 Cargo Venture

By Victoria Moores Sep 28, 2022
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has become the latest such business to branch out into its own-branded air cargo operations, with plans to operate four Boeing 777s in partnership with U.S. carrier Atlas Air.
Airlines & Lessors

Russian Airlines Prepare To Restart Suspended ACARS

Aviation Week Network Staff Sep 28, 2022
Russian airlines are preparing to restore access to the digital datalink Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).
Interiors & Connectivity

Air France Reboots Cadet Training; Looks To Hire More Cockpit Crew

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 28, 2022
The cadet-pilot program is open to candidates without any flight experience and is “designed to inspire professional vocations among candidates from all backgrounds and to promote diversity,” the airline says.
Airlines & Lessors

New Airports Bringing Changes To Air Greenland Operations

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 28, 2022
Air Greenland plans to set up its domestic network by the end of 2024 when the country expects to have opened three new airports.
Airports & Routes

Clean Aviation ‘On Track’ To Meet Targets As New Projects Unveiled

By Guy Norris Sep 28, 2022
Leaders of Europe’s Clean Aviation research initiative believe the program is on track to see decreases in aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by 30% within the next decade.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA, Etihad Launch CO2 Tool For Cargo Flights

By Alan Dron Sep 28, 2022
The trial will provide a proof of concept for the cargo component of the IATA CO2 Connect carbon calculator.
Airlines & Lessors

Sri Lanka’s FitsAir Outlines International Network

By David Casey Sep 28, 2022
The airline will begin scheduled international passenger flights from Colombo.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Arabia Affiliates Add Moscow, Medina Routes

By David Casey Sep 28, 2022
Destinations in Russia and Saudi Arabia are set to be new points for Air Arabia Abu Dhabi and Air Arabia Egypt respectively.
Airports & Routes

SATS Buys Worldwide Flight Services To Become Biggest Cargo Handler

By Chen Chuanren Sep 28, 2022
WFS operates in five of the top 10 cargo airports in North America and Europe, while SATS has a presence in four of the top 10 cargo airports in Asia.
Airports & Routes

JetBlue Backs Direct SAF-From-CO2 Startup

By Graham Warwick Sep 28, 2022
JetBlue has invested in New York-based Air Company, which promises to produce a carbon-negative fuel made from captured CO2.
Emerging Technologies

Rolls-Royce Sees Double-Digit Shop Visit Growth Continuing

By Sean Broderick Sep 27, 2022
The return of more long-haul flying will help boost Rolls-Royce average shop-visit volume in the low double digits for the next few years, the company projects.
MRO

IATA: ICAO Has No Time To Lose In Approving Net Zero Emission Targets

By Lori Ranson Sep 27, 2022
IATA is continuing its push for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to endorse an aspirational goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Sustainability

SAF Production Faces High Bar To Success, Industry Leaders Say

By Alan Dron Sep 27, 2022
The fuel industry faces major challenges in reaching its target of producing enough SAFs to meet the target of 10% of the aviation industry’s global requirements by the end of the decade, IATA’s World Cargo Symposium heard Sept. 27.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Atlantic To Join SkyTeam In Early 2023

By Victoria Moores Sep 27, 2022
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic has already sealed 18 interline agreements as part of its preparations to join SkyTeam, a long-anticipated move that was finally confirmed Sept. 27.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Pilot Hiring Back On The Agenda For Asia-Pacific Airlines

By Adrian Schofield Sep 27, 2022
Many carriers are now spooling up their recruitment and training again to account for short-term recovery needs and long-term expansion.
Maintenance & Training

Wizz Air Malta Gains Operating License, AOC

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 27, 2022
Wizz Air Malta has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by EASA and an Operating License by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate, in moves the airline said leaves it ready for potentially significant expansion.
Airlines & Lessors

Eviation Conducts Successful First Flight Of All-Electric Alice

By Guy Norris Sep 27, 2022
First flight of the all-electric commuter and cargo aircraft prototype is a major milestone on the road toward the fielding of a new generation of sustainable air vehicles.
Emerging Technologies

Cebu Pacific Enters SAF Partnership With Shell Aviation

By Chen Chuanren Sep 27, 2022
The agreement will not take effect until 2026, after which Shell will provide Cebu Pacific with 5,000 metric tons per year through 2031.
Airlines & Lessors

Canada To Drop All COVID Travel Restrictions

By Lori Ranson Sep 26, 2022
Air Canada calls on government to enact reforms and apply lessons learned during the pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Modifies Foreign-Agency Audit Program

By Sean Broderick Sep 26, 2022
New FAA policy is designed to improve communication—and, ultimately, safety-issue resolution efficiency—between the agency and its international peers within the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Releases Interim Vertiport Design Guidance

By Bill Carey Sep 26, 2022
The FAA has released vertiport design standards to support the introduction of new advanced air mobility aircraft into the U.S. airspace system.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: ICAO’s Endorsement Of Net Zero In 2050 Will Not Silence Industry Critics

By Lori Ranson Sep 26, 2022
The global aviation industry has high hopes that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will endorse its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Doncaster Sheffield Airport To Close; Owners To Refuse Funding Offers

By Tony Osborne Sep 26, 2022
The airport is due to begin winding down operations starting Oct. 31. 
Airports & Routes

EasyJet Scraps Free Carbon Offsets, Prioritizes Other Eco-Investments

By Victoria Moores Sep 26, 2022
The UK LCC—the first carrier to offset its network-wide emissions at no additional cost to passengers—will end this policy in 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

UAC Unveils Cockpit For Import-Substituted Superjet Variant

Aviation Week Network Staff Sep 26, 2022
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has unveiled details about the cockpit of the Superjet-New, the import-substituted modification of the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
Aircraft & Propulsion