Qatar Airways Plans Point-To-Point Operations During World Cup

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 21, 2022
The next stage is the opening of a new terminal extension in Doha in time for the opening of the World Cup.
Airlines & Lessors

Wisk Aero Unveils Proposed Concept Of Operations

By Garrett Reim Sep 21, 2022
Wisk envisions one “multivehicle supervisor” managing three air taxis at once from a remote location by 2030.
Advanced Air Mobility

China Still In Holding Pattern As 737 MAX, C919 Remain Uncertified

By Chen Chuanren Sep 21, 2022
The COMAC C919 was not certified on Sept. 19 as had been anticipated by some, while Boeing will now remarket some 737 MAX destined for Chinese customers as Beijing keeps the type grounded.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Malaysia Airlines Signs MOU With Spirit AeroSystems

By Lee Ann Shay Sep 21, 2022
Malaysia Airlines explores a partnership with Spirit AeroSystems for composite repairs.
MRO Asia

Regent Seaglider Demonstrator Completes First Flights

Aviation Week Network Staff Sep 21, 2022
Regent’s seaglider technology demonstrator completed its first successful series of flights in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, on Sept. 19, utilizing all three modes of maritime operation—floating, foiling and flying.
Advanced Air Mobility

Regional Execs See Smaller Industry Caused By Pilot Shortage

By Ben Goldstein Sep 20, 2022
A deepening shortage of qualified pilots will force carriers to pare back service to small communities, fueling further consolidation in the years to come.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Rule Counts Some Military, Part 135 Flying Towards Airline Pilot Requirements

By Sean Broderick Sep 20, 2022
The FAA has finalized a new rule that gives credit for certain military and Part 135 flight hours towards minimum requirements for Part 121 airline pilots.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Azul Takes Delivery Of Its First A350, Sheds Older Embraer E1s

By Lori Ranson Sep 20, 2022
Brazilian carrier Azul has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 designated to replace current model A330 widebodies. 
Airlines & Lessors

Leasing CEOs See Strong Demand Despite Industry Headwinds

By Jens Flottau Sep 20, 2022
CEOs of leasing aircraft lessors are displaying bullishness about future demand for single-aisle and widebody aircraft in spite of substantial uncertainty and negative macroeconomic factors.
Airlines & Lessors

Lessor SMBC To Offer Airlines Carbon Credits

By Victoria Moores Sep 20, 2022
Dublin-headquartered lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has invested $53.3 million in carbon credits to help airlines meet their CORSIA offset requirements.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Arabia Seeks More Aircraft Following Quick Demand Return

By Jens Flottau Sep 20, 2022
Air Arabia is currently in the market for seven additional aircraft so the airline can cope with the faster-than-expected recovery of air travel demand, according to CEO Adel Ali.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Does Aerospace Have the Energy to Work Through Winter?

By Michael Bruno Sep 20, 2022
As the traditional summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere came to a close in early September, analysts who cover aerospace and defense were paying more attention to rising energy costs, especially in Europe.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Lessor TrueNoord Secures $400M For Portfolio Growth

By Victoria Moores Sep 20, 2022
Regional aircraft specialist TrueNoord has closed a new $400 million revolving warehouse finance facility, which will be used to buy aircraft and fund targeted growth.
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Grants More Havana Frequencies To American, JetBlue

By Aaron Karp Sep 20, 2022
American Airlines will bolster its Miami-Havana service.
Airports & Routes

Air Greenland, Icelandair To Cooperate On Network Connectivity

By Aaron Karp Sep 20, 2022
Air Greenland is also starting a new direct route to Denmark.
Airlines & Lessors

Most People Still Don’t Think Inflight Connectivity Is Worth The Price

By Alan Dron Sep 20, 2022
Passenger expectations of what it means to have good connectivity onboard are changing and outpacing what many airlines can provide.
Connectivity

Spirit-EGAT JV To Open Soon In Taiwan

By Lee Ann Shay Sep 20, 2022
The JV intends to grow repair capabilities in the region.
MRO Asia

Former Foes United Airlines And Emirates Start New Partnership

By Lori Ranson Sep 20, 2022
United, like American and Delta, once fought a lobbying fight against Gulf carriers. Now it is joining forces with Emirates.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Denies Republic Airways Pilot Training Exemption Request

By Sean Broderick Sep 19, 2022
The FAA denied Republic Airways’ petition to establish an airline training program with a 750 flight-hour minimum and suggested that similar efforts will face the same fate.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

ST Engineering Expands MRO Capabilities, Digital Connectivity

By Lee Ann Shay Sep 19, 2022
Digitalization is a key element to how ST Engineering’s aerospace division plans to enhance its customer service as its Asian aftermarket business recovers and the company expands its global footprint and capabilities.
MRO Asia

Airbus Looks At Broader New-Built Freighter Offering

By Jens Flottau Sep 19, 2022
Airbus is giving fresh indications that it is prepared to significantly broaden its freighter offering and fight much harder for a share in a market so far dominated by Boeing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Long Haul’s Return Will Help Asia-Pacific Get Back Into Growth Mode

By Sean Broderick Sep 19, 2022
Asia-Pacific’s prevalence of long-haul and international flying means it will be the last major region to see passenger demand return to 2019 levels. 
MRO Asia
Eve Lands In Chicago To Demonstrate eVTOL Flights
When Embraer launched its advanced air mobility efforts, the company took a slightly different tack.
michael.stearn… Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:36
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Air Lease’s Udvar-Hazy Slams Airbus, Boeing For Production Delays

By Jens Flottau Sep 19, 2022
Airbus and Boeing are not making progress in meeting their delivery dates, in particular for narrowbodies, according to Air Lease Corporation (ALC) Executive Chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy. 
Airlines & Lessors

ICAO Places Red Flag On Russia’s Ability To Oversee Commercial Fleet

Aviation Week Network Staff Sep 19, 2022
ICAO has flagged Russia with a significant safety concern with respect to the country’s ability to properly oversee commercial aircraft under its jurisdiction. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation