Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr now expects the U.S. to reopen air travel for fully vaccinated international passengers by the end of September, a step that could be a key milestone in the airline’s recovery.
The FAA is expanding a cargo-compartment inspection mandate to all Boeing 787s after determining the affected parts—decompression panels—may be found throughout the widebody twin fleet and not just on a limited number of aircraft.
Long-haul startup Norse Atlantic Airways took a further step towards its planned launch of low-cost transatlantic services, raising a total of NOK1.4 billion ($166 million) in a listing on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange.
Boeing resumed 787 deliveries March 26 following FAA’s sign-off, a major step in clearing a backlog of more than 80 aircraft in Washington State and South Carolina held up by needed post-production inspections.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reached agreements with Airbus and Boeing to defer the delivery of more than 130 aircraft in its order book past the contracted timeframe and some beyond the immediate five years.
Norwegian Air Shuttle said it would focus on operations in Europe and drop long-haul flying as it moves forward with a restructuring process the airline hopes will attract new investment and allow continued operations.
A newly revealed Boeing 787 production issue has been slowing deliveries of the widebody twin, prompting Boeing to hold up completed aircraft for fixes and work with the FAA to determine what ramifications the issue may have for the in-service fleet.
Boeing managers “exerted undue pressure” and interfered with FAA-designated employees at its South Carolina manufacturing facility for the 787 airliner, the FAA alleged in announcing $1.25 million in proposed fines on Aug. 5.
United Airlines backed out of a plan to close its Boeing 787 pilot base at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), citing a “changing competitive environment” at the major U.S. west coast hub airport.