Daily Memo: As Airbus Ramps Up Production, A320 Suppliers Struggle To Keep Up

By Thierry Dubois Nov 22, 2022
As Airbus suppliers in France strive to keep pace with the A320 ramp-up they’ve committed to and prepare for further production rate increases, hiring tops their list of concerns.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
India Lifts More COVID-19 Rules In Boost For International Travel
The latest relaxation of entry requirements should further stimulate India's international traffic, the recovery of which has already been outpacing most other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
guy.ferneyhoug… Tue, 11/22/2022 - 11:49
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Air France–KLM To Repay $1B Of Pandemic-Era State Loan Early

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 08, 2022
Air France-KLM said it would repay €1 billion ($998 million) of the €3.5 billion outstanding on the French state-backed loan that helped it through the coronavirus pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Lessors Juggle Technical Oversight Challenges As Traffic Recovers

By Alex Derber Nov 04, 2022
Lessors were put in an unprecedented position during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and forced to find increasingly creative ways to support…

Safran Concerned About Major Increase In Energy Prices

By Thierry Dubois Nov 03, 2022
Europe’s aerospace supply chain may have to deal with a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis other regions if energy prices stay elevated.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Airline, Airport Staffing Problems Offer Lessons

By Aaron Karp Oct 17, 2022
The industry was caught flat-footed when demand roared back this year after redundancies during the pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Virgin Atlantic Cuts Hong Kong From Network

By Aaron Karp Oct 06, 2022
The carrier had planned to resume flights to the Asian hub in March 2023.
Airports & Routes

Europe’s Component MROs Adapt To Supply Chain Crunch

By Keith Mwanalushi Oct 05, 2022
Supply chain pressure is leading component MROs in Europe to seek alternative solutions.
MRO Europe

Japan’s Major Carriers Revise Plans As Pandemic Restrictions Ease

By Adrian Schofield Sep 29, 2022
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have ramped up their international capacity plans from November onward, following the latest steps by the government to relax entry requirements.
Airlines & Lessors

Canada To Drop All COVID Travel Restrictions

By Lori Ranson Sep 26, 2022
Air Canada calls on government to enact reforms and apply lessons learned during the pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Asia Is Slowly Recovering International Air Travel Levels; China Is The Big Holdout

By Henry Canaday Sep 20, 2022
For almost two years, Asian aviation during the pandemic could be summarized in a simple fashion. After early lockdown restrictions eased, Chinese…
Airlines & Lessors

At Aero Montreal, Concerns About Industry Hobbling Its Own Recovery

By Michael Bruno Sep 16, 2022
Labor market, general inflation and rising production rates are making the recovery a lot harder than most envisioned.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

As Fuel Prices Threaten Profitability, Airlines Lean On Ancillaries

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 12, 2022
Carriers are finding new ways to encourage passengers to pay for flexibility and a smooth journey.
Interiors & Connectivity

ANA Lifts U.S. Flights Back To 90% Of Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Adrian Schofield Aug 30, 2022
ANA says rising demand has prompted it to increase its services to the continental United States.
Airports & Routes

U.S. Airlines Unfazed By Falling Ticket Prices—For Now

By Ben Goldstein Aug 26, 2022
Amerian carriers have experienced record yields, but the trend is reversing after the summer boom.
Airlines & Lessors

China-Russia Widebody Project Faces New Hurdles

By Jens Flottau Aug 24, 2022
Russia’s war against Ukraine has made the CR929 program more difficult to manage, with Western sanctions causing more delays.
Air Transport

Daily Memo: Bolder Government Action Required For Cathay Pacific Recovery

By Adrian Schofield Aug 18, 2022
The Hong Kong flag carrier has issued its most vociferous call yet for the government to produce a roadmap for the removal of remaining restrictions.
Airlines & Lessors

Asia-Pacific International Rebound Still Trails Other Regions

By Adrian Schofield Aug 12, 2022
While international capacity is accelerating in the Asia-Pacific region, the recovery has been twice as strong in Europe and North America.
Airlines & Lessors

Disruption Clouds Outlook For European Network Carriers

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 09, 2022
While a return to profits is good news for Europe’s airline groups, getting past short-term operational issues will be the big challenge.
Airlines & Lessors

China Raises Bar For Suspending Flights Under COVID Rules

By Chen Chuanren Aug 08, 2022
International services operating to China with larger aircraft are now less likely to be temporarily halted.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: DOT’s Refund Rulemaking Is Too Little, Too Late

By Ben Goldstein Aug 05, 2022
Rather than release an updated standard that meaningfully moves the needle on airline refunds during a continued stretch of industrywide operational challenges, the DOT appears to want to to codify bare minimum expectations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Slowing Aircraft Production

By Michael Bruno Aug 02, 2022
As industry eyes growth, suppliers are struggling to staff up so they can keep up.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Supply Chain And Hiring Woes Mar Demand Recovery

By Thierry Dubois Jul 26, 2022
As demand grows for civil and military aircraft, global industry has yet to solve raw material, supply chain and skill shortage issues.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

AirVenture To Focus On AvFuel Future; International Visitors Return

By Molly McMillin Jul 21, 2022
More than 600,000 aviation aficionados, 10,000-12,000 aircraft and hundreds of exhibitors are expected to attend the 69th annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which this year marks the return of international visitors following the lifting of COVID restrictions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Canada Reimposes COVID-19 Testing For Arriving Passengers

By Aaron Karp Jul 20, 2022
The move has been criticized by tourism advocates, who say it will negatively affect travel to Canada.
Safety, Ops & Regulation