Daily Memo:With Flight Caps And Media Scrutiny, Decarbonization Pressure Grows

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 13, 2022
Amidst a ramping up of efforts to cut emissions to meet long-term sustainability targets, European airlines are facing a growing number of new…
Airlines & Lessors

Searchers Find Wreckage Of DHC-3 Seaplane

By Bill Carey Sep 13, 2022
The NTSB has located the wreckage of the DHC-3 Turbine Otter seaplane that crashed in the Puget Sound off Whidbey Island, Washington.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Collins To Deliver Motor To P&WC For Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator

By Graham Warwick Sep 12, 2022
De Havilland Canada is providing engineering support to modify a Dash 8-100, replacing one of its two P&WC PW120-class turboprops with a 2-megawatt parallel hybrid-electric powertrain.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Reliable Robotics Studies Automated Caravan Cargo Flights In Africa

By Garrett Reim Sep 12, 2022
The company wants to certify its technology for continuous autopilot engagement through all phases of the Cessna 208’s operations, including taxi, takeoff, cruise, landing, braking and rollout.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Finland Opens New Aviation Research Center

By Victoria Moores Sep 12, 2022
Finland has opened the LIFT Future Aerospace Center, which aims to strengthen aviation research, development and innovation in the country through public and private cooperation. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

SAS Receives Court Approval For $700M Bridging Loan

By Victoria Moores Sep 12, 2022
A New York bankruptcy court has approved Scandinavian Airlines’ (SAS) $700 million debtor-in-possession financing, which is being provided by U.S.-headquartered Apollo Global Management.
Airlines & Lessors

Bristow Outlines Early AAM Operating Concepts, Challenges

By Angus Batey Sep 12, 2022
“Much of the focus in advanced air mobility today has been on the vehicle,” says David Stepanek, the Bristow Group’s chief transformation officer. “There hasn’t been a lot of focus, or any focus at all, on what happens after production."
Air Transport

Alder Sources Biomass For First Green-Crude SAF Production

By Graham Warwick Sep 12, 2022
Alder Fuels has signed a long-term contract with Enviva for the large-scale supply of woody biomass for conversion to a “green crude” that can be processed into SAF.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rolls-Royce Electrical Transitioning To Products From Demonstrations

Sep 12, 2022
The challenges involved in electrifying aviation powertrains remain considerable, but an important developmental corner may have been turned, according to Rolls-Royce.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Romania’s Blue Air To Remain Grounded Until Oct. 10

By Victoria Moores Sep 12, 2022
Romanian LCC Blue Air has postponed its relaunch by a month to Oct. 10, citing cashflow issues, after the airline was forced to halt operations on Sept. 6.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Sets Out Pay Increase ‘Peace Deal’ With Pilots Union

By Jens Flottau Sep 12, 2022
Lufthansa said it has agreed a pay deal with Lufthansa mainline and Lufthansa Cargo pilots which rules out more strikes until the end of June 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Denies Secondary-Barrier Comment Extension Request

By Sean Broderick Sep 12, 2022
The FAA will not grant an extension of time to weigh in on its proposed secondary flight deck barrier installation mandate.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Teleport To Lease Three A321P2Fs Against Strong E-Commerce Demand

By Chen Chuanren Sep 12, 2022
Already operating a 737-800F in Thailand, the new additions make more operational sense as AirAsia Group is already operating more than 200 Airbus A320 family aircraft in the region.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Will There Be A Winter Wave Of Airline Bankruptcies in Europe?

By Jens Flottau Sep 12, 2022
Europe, or any other region for that matter, has overcome the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively few airline failures. 
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing 777X Enhancements Continue Ahead Of Certification Push

By Guy Norris Sep 12, 2022
Boeing continues to evaluate and develop improvements to the aircraft’s aerodynamics and flight control system ahead of long-delayed certification tests of the 777-9.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. House Democrats Urge Audit Into Airlines’ Use Of PSP Funds

By Ben Goldstein Sep 09, 2022
Airlines received more than $60 billion in payroll support grants as part of three separate rounds of relief granted by the U.S. Government in 2020 and 2021.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

South Africa’s Mango Has Fair Chance Of Resuming Services

By Alan Dron Sep 09, 2022
The LCC has been in the country’s business rescue procedure, roughly akin to Chapter 11 proceedings, since August 2021.
Airlines & Lessors

Colombia’s Ultra Air Looks To Bolster Fleet In 2023

By Lori Ranson Sep 09, 2022
Colombian startup Ultra Air plans to nearly double the aircraft in its fleet in 2023 and add eight aircraft annually to its operations during the next three years, CEO William Shaw said. 
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Adopts Employee-Protection Policies For ODA Holders

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2022
The FAA will require new protocols meant to protect delegated employees from fearing retribution or inaction if they raise safety concerns.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Netherlands Flight Tax Reportedly Set To Surge

By Alan Dron Sep 09, 2022
The Netherlands government plans to more than triple the cost of the country’s flight departure tax, according to press reports in the country.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Australasian Carriers Seek Widebody Fleet Recovery

By Adrian Schofield Sep 09, 2022
Australasia’s widebody fleet has been slow to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, and reduced aircraft numbers are constraining airlines’ ability to meet surging international demand.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Transat To Expand A321 Fleet With Long-Range Variant

By Alan Dron Sep 09, 2022
Air Lease Corporation is to place up to four new Airbus A321XLRs with the Canadian leisure carrier.
Airlines & Lessors

Qazaq Air Eyes Jets To Meet Growing Demand In Kazakhstan

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 09, 2022
Kazakhstan’s Qazaq Air is in the market for regional jets and small narrowbodies to augment its turboprop fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Channel Islands Carrier Eyes Hydrogen-Powered ATRs

By Graham Warwick Sep 08, 2022
Blue Islands, a Jersey-based regional airline that connects the Channel Islands with the UK and France, has signed a letter of intent with Universal Hydrogen to purchase five kits to convert its ATR 72s to hydrogen-electric propulsion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Mesa Airlines CEO Warns Of Fallout From Higher Regional Pilot Wages

By Ben Goldstein Sep 08, 2022
Higher levels of pay risk making a large portion of existing 50-seat regional jet operations unprofitable.
Airlines & Lessors