NTSB Chair Lauds More Stringent Training, Duty-Time Standards

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2022
Airlines should not blame more demanding regulations for their operational challenges, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Beginning The Long Goodbye To Parts Of The Aero Supply Chain

By Michael Bruno Sep 14, 2022
Industry experts fear the long-expected consolidation of the supplier base is about to begin in earnest.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

NAC Bounces Back As Leasing Market Heats Up

By Victoria Moores Sep 14, 2022
Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has announced a flurry of aircraft placements, following a volatile four-year period for the regional aircraft lessor.
Airlines & Lessors

Queen’s Cortege Leads To Flight Cancellations

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2022
Flights over central London were disrupted for almost two hours Sept. 14 to avoid disrupting ceremonial events surrounding the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Parker Aerospace Adds Capabilities On Closing Meggitt Takeover

By Victoria Moores Sep 14, 2022
The substantial cash deal, agreed in August 2021, was confirmed as completed on Sept. 13.
MRO

More European Carriers Sign SAF Deals

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2022
Vienna-based oil, gas and chemicals company OMV has signed agreements with two of Europe’s major airlines for the supply of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). 
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Group Leisure Carriers To Have Joint CEO

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2022
Lufthansa Group’s two leisure airlines, Edelweiss Air and Eurowings Discover, have announced Bernd Bauer as their joint CEO.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Australia Aims To Defend Domestic Market Share Position

By Adrian Schofield Sep 14, 2022
While Virgin Australia is focused on returning to profitability in the current fiscal year, the airline is also just as determined to maintain its market share goals. 
Airlines & Lessors

Hanwha-Led Team Plans Korea’s First UAM Service In 2025

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2022
A team led by Hanwha Systems plans to launch South Korea’s first commercial urban air mobility service in 2025 linking tourist destinations on Jeju Island using Joby Aviation electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxis.
Advanced Air Mobility

German State Fund Sells Remaining Lufthansa Shares

By Jens Flottau Sep 14, 2022
Lufthansa has become a fully private company again, after Germany’s economic stabilization fund WSF sold the remaining shares it held in the airline.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

France Tells Airlines To Halve Flights Sept. 16 Due To Planned ATC Strike

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 14, 2022
Air France said it will have to cancel more than half its short-haul flights and around 10% of long-haul flights Sept. 16 because of a planned strike action by French air traffic controller (ATC) union SNCTA.
Airlines & Lessors

Starlux’s First A350 To Be Delivered In October, U.S. Services To Follow

By Chen Chuanren Sep 14, 2022
Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines swapped previously swapped its A350-1000 orders for more of the popular -900 variant.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air India Revamps Fleet, Plans More U.S. Services

By David Casey Sep 14, 2022
Air India has leased 30 new aircraft to boost domestic and international operations over the next 15 months.
Airlines & Lessors

Leisure And Discounted Business Fares: Week Of September 5

Sep 14, 2022
Harrell Leisure And Discounted Business Fares and Cost-Per-Mile.
AWIN Knowledge Center

European Project To Integrate Hydrogen Tank Into Aircraft Fuselage

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2022
Europe has launched a research project to develop a liquid hydrogen tank that is integrated into the aircraft’s fuselage to maximize volume and minimize weight.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ethiopian To Add 767Fs As Boeing Predicts ‘Robust’ African Growth

By Victoria Moores Sep 13, 2022
Ethiopian Airlines is taking three Boeing 767-300ER freighter conversions on long-term lease from Titan Aircraft Investments, boosting the overall African fleet, which Boeing expects to grow by 1,010 new aircraft by 2040.
MRO

U.S. Fares Fell Nearly 5% In August For Third Monthly Decline

By Ben Goldstein Sep 13, 2022
U.S. airfares remain substantially elevated from last year’s levels, as lower fuel prices and a seasonal moderation in demand give carriers additional room to cut prices.
Airlines & Lessors

AFRAA, Flight Safety Foundation Pledge Safety Cooperation

By Alan Dron Sep 13, 2022
Under the MOU, AFRAA and FSF will cooperate closely and consult each other on matters or activities of mutual interest aimed at improving the safety of the air transport industry on the continent.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Schiphol Asks Airlines To Cancel Flights As Security Delays Return

By Alan Dron Sep 13, 2022
Staff-induced delays and cancellations have returned to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, after a sudden shortfall in security staff. 
Airports & Routes

Bluebird Nordic Parent Plans Indonesian Cargo Airline

By Victoria Moores Sep 13, 2022
BBN Cargo Airlines Holdings, the parent company of Icelandic cargo carrier Bluebird Nordic, is hoping to secure an air operator’s certificate (AOC) for a new Indonesian freight airline by the second quarter of 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

Full-Year Boeing 737 MAX Delivery Target Getting More Elusive

By Sean Broderick Sep 13, 2022
Boeing delivered 35 aircraft in August, including its first 787s in more than a year, but 737 MAX deliveries are not ramping up as anticipated.
Aerospace

Air Niugini Negotiates Aircraft Deals For Fleet Renewal

By Adrian Schofield Sep 13, 2022
Papua New Guinea carrier Air Niugini is making progress on its plans to replace most of its jet and turboprop fleets.
Airlines & Lessors

Saudi Competitor To Gulf ‘Big Three’ Scheduled For Reveal By Year-End

By Alan Dron Sep 13, 2022
Details on the planned new Saudi Arabian flag-carrier are expected to be announced by the end of 2022, but its arrival will not mean the subsequent downgrading of existing national carrier Saudia, Aviation Daily understands. 
Airlines & Lessors

Ryanair To Close Two More Bases, O’Leary Says

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 13, 2022
Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary expects to close two additional smaller bases during the winter.
Airlines & Lessors

SITA Seeks To Broaden Engagement, Expand Smart Technology

By Alan Dron Sep 13, 2022
IT provider SITA is launching a program to uncover companies that can broaden or deepen its expertise as it embarks on what it describes as a new path to growth. 
Airports & Routes