Norse Atlantic Foresees Chilly Winter After Summer Heat

By Alan Dron Sep 23, 2022
Long-haul LCC Norse Atlantic intends to be “cautious” when finalizing its winter program, in the face of challenging conditions for the industry. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: When Will Rising Ticket Prices Stop Consumers From Traveling?

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 23, 2022
IATA has observed a "surprising insensitivity of current passenger demand to prices," but does not expect that trend to last.
Airlines & Lessors

Cargo Industry Sustainability Scheme Gets Under Way

By Alan Dron Sep 23, 2022
The air cargo sector’s first sustainability verification program has moved into its next stage with the project’s launch partners being named.
Airlines & Lessors

Algerian Flag-Carrier Looks At Fleet Renewal

By Alan Dron Sep 23, 2022
Air Algérie has issued a request for proposals for 15 new aircraft in both narrowbody and widebody categories. 
Airlines & Lessors

Hong Kong Ends Hotel Quarantine In Bid To Reinvigorate Travel

By Adrian Schofield Sep 23, 2022
Under new rules to take effect Sept. 26, Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine period will be replaced by three days of medical self-assessment.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airbus Targets A320neo Rate 50 By End Of 2022

By Jens Flottau Sep 23, 2022
Airbus management is looking to increase A321neo production and weighing up the potential for a stretched A220-500.
Aerospace

Japan Set To Remove International Arrival Restrictions

By Adrian Schofield Sep 23, 2022
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines stand to benefit from the removal of rules that have been suppressing the recovery of international traffic.
Airlines & Lessors

SEC Fines Boeing, Muilenburg For Misleading Investors On MAX Crashes

By Michael Bruno Sep 23, 2022
"Following the second crash, Boeing and Muilenburg assured the public that there were no slips or gaps in the certification process with respect to MCAS, despite being aware of contrary information,” the SEC said Sept. 22.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Mesa Launches Fully Financed Training Course To Get Pilots 1,500 Hours

By Ben Goldstein Sep 22, 2022
To accommodate the hoped-for influx of student pilots, Mesa has ordered 29 Pipistrel Alpha Trainer 2 aircraft, with the option to take up to 75 more.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Pilot Union Wary Of Optimistic Hiring Forecasts, Unscrupulous Flying Schools

By Thierry Dubois Sep 22, 2022
France's SNPL no longer wants to see student pilots paying a large amount of money upfront for training; it intends to discourage potential embezzlement and other unscrupulous behavior.
Maintenance & Training

Freight Specialist ASL Aviation Eyes Future Growth With Oncoming BCFs

By Alan Dron Sep 22, 2022
Ireland-headquartered cargo and passenger group ASL Aviation Holdings sees “significant opportunity for continued growth,” CFO Mark O’Kelly said.  
Airlines & Lessors

Startup Spotlight: Duxion Motors

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2022
Newfoundland-based startup Duxion Motors is preparing to run a subscale version of its eJet electric jet engine.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Xiamen Air Turns To Airbus, Orders 40 A320neos

By Chen Chuanren Sep 22, 2022
The aircraft will be delivered in batches between 2024 and 2027.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Arabia Heads To Africa For New Joint Venture

By Alan Dron Sep 22, 2022
Sharjah, UAE-based LCC Air Arabia is launching another international joint venture (JV), this time in Sudan.
Airlines & Lessors

Contour Airlines Wins U.S. Subsidies For Regional Routes

By Aaron Karp Sep 22, 2022
The routes will feed traffic into hubs operated by American Airlines, which Contour interlines with.
Airports & Routes

Air New Zealand Forecasts Strong Demand, Capacity Growth

By Adrian Schofield Sep 22, 2022
Air New Zealand reports that a robust passenger demand outlook will drive continued capacity growth as well as a return to profit for its fiscal half year.
Airlines & Lessors

Airlines Call For Oil Producers To Invest ‘Windfall’ Profits Into SAF

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 22, 2022
“We need fuel producers to invest in SAF—if it’s produced, we’ll use it,” says IATA Director General Willie Walsh.
Sustainability

Kittyhawk To Shut Down; Wisk Aero To Continue

By Carole Rickard Hedden Sep 21, 2022
Advanced air mobility startup Kittyhawk has ceased operations.
Business Aviation

De Havilland Plans Calgary-Area Production, Customer Support Site

By Sean Broderick Sep 21, 2022
De Havilland Aircraft has unveiled plans for a massive aircraft production and aftermarket support facility near Calgary.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Recent Commercial Aircraft Deliveries, September 3-14, 2022

Sep 21, 2022
Just six commercial aircraft were delivered in the 12-day period; five from Boeing and one from Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation.
AWIN Knowledge Center

EU Sustainable Aviation Study Sees Progress

By Victoria Moores Sep 21, 2022
European airlines are beginning to make concrete progress toward their sustainability goals, but further action is needed to reach net zero by 2050, according to the latest update of EASA’s triannual sustainability report.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: The Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Regional Fleet

By Ben Goldstein Sep 21, 2022
Discussions with executives on the sidelines of the Regional Airline Association’s (RAA) 2022 Leaders Conference reveal stark divides about how industry veterans envision the future of the U.S. regional aircraft fleet. 
Airlines & Lessors

Long-Term China COVID Policy Could Harm Airline Industry, IATA Says

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 21, 2022
IATA is warning that ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns and disruption to the travel industry in China, as well as a slow recovery in Asia overall, could harm the broader aviation industry.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Finnair Proceeds With Revamped Long-Haul Cabins, New Strategy

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 21, 2022
Finnair expects to complete upgrades on most of its long-haul cabins by the second half of 2023, as it changes strategy and adapts to the closure of Russian airspace’s effect on its previously Asia-focused long-haul network.
Airlines & Lessors

UH2 To Collaborate On Zero-Emission Effort In Denmark

By Carole Rickard Hedden Sep 21, 2022
Universal Hydrogen CEO and co-founder Paul Eremenko has another project lined up toward meeting his long-held goal of transforming regional air transportation
Aircraft & Propulsion