Struggling Southeast Asian Airlines Seek Debt Deals In Courts
A growing list of carriers in the region are restructuring under bankruptcy protection.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:00
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U.S. House Committee Advances Tax Credit For SAF
The credit is intended to stimulate production and consumption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by reducing the price premium over conventional jet fuel.
mark.nensel@in… Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:28
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U.S. Senator Urges DOT To Investigate American-JetBlue Alliance

By Ben Goldstein Sep 17, 2021
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) called on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to investigate the “competitive implications” of the Northeast Alliance (NEA) between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
Airlines & Lessors

Singapore Airlines Exhausts $6.5B From First Rights Issue

By Chen Chuanren Sep 17, 2021
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has spent the remaining portion of the S$8.8 billion ($6.5 billion) rights issue the carrier first undertook during the pandemic in June 2020. 
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UNITED AIRLINES

UNITED AIRLINES plans November 29 to begin three-times-weekly Washington, DC-Lagos, Nigeria (787).

theresa.c.petr… Fri, 09/17/2021 - 19:29
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Daily Memo: Downturn Prompts Cargo Shift As Airlines Look To Fill Void, Diversify Revenue

By Sean Broderick Sep 17, 2021
Boeing’s new 20-year commercial market outlook reflects the ramifications of what the company says is about two years of lost growth. 
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Canadian Consortium Produces First e-Fuel SAF

By Graham Warwick Sep 17, 2021
Canada’s SAF+ Consortium has produced the first few liters of synthetic kerosene at its pilot plant in Montreal.
Emerging Technologies
Sweden’s BRA, ATR And Neste To Demo 100% SAF
Swedish regional BRA, OEM ATR and fuel supplier Neste partner to certify 100% SAF for ATR regional turboprops; first test flight in 2022.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:52
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Lufthansa Considers Additional Aircraft For Air Dolomiti, Appoints New CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 17, 2021
Italian carrier Air Dolomiti, a Lufthansa Group subsidiary, has appointed Steffen Harbarth as its new CEO, beginning Jan. 1, 2022, as the group evaluates expanding its Embraer E195 fleet.
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AirAsia X Targets October For Key Creditor Meeting

By Adrian Schofield Sep 17, 2021
AirAsia X (AAX) appears to be moving closer to gaining approval from its creditors for its proposal to cut most of its debts.
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Emirates To Recruit 3,500 As Dubai Benefits From Fast Vax Roll-Out

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 17, 2021
To support its planned ramp-up operations, Emirates Airline has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services…
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Airlines Plan Post-COVID Aircraft Cabins

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 17, 2021
Cabin interiors specialists are looking beyond COVID-19 to the interiors trends that will shape the coming years of recovery.
Interiors & Connectivity
Hyundai, Urban-Air Port To Develop 65 Vertiports Worldwide
South Korean automaker Hyundai and UK startup Urban-Air Port plan to develop 65 urban vertiports at key locations worldwide.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:34
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FAA Directive Mandates GE CF34-8 Inspections
The FAA has finalized a mandatory inspection program for GE CF34-8 engines to detect cracks in combustion liner outer shells that, if left to propagate, can cause the structure to buckle and, in extreme cases, trigger inflight shutdowns. 
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:26
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U.S. Carriers Adjust Vaccine Policies To Boost Worker Uptake

By Ben Goldstein Sep 16, 2021
Southwest Airlines and United Airlines announced updated employee vaccination policies, as U.S. carriers experiment with carrots and sticks to incentivize greater vaccine uptake among their workers.
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Boeing On Pace To Clear 737 MAX Backlog By 2023, Analysis Shows

By Sean Broderick Sep 16, 2021
Boeing has about 330 737 MAXs in its inventory built before December 2020’s delivery re-start, suggesting the company is on track to meet its goal of clearing the backlog by 2023, an Aviation Week data analysis shows.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Changes in Regional Business Create Opening for AAM

By Lori Ranson Sep 16, 2021
The 50-seat regional jet was a game changer in the early part of the current century. But the good times couldn’t last for small RJs.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Hamburg Test Zone Trials Drone U-Space Services
Testing of U-space services designed to enable unmanned and manned aircraft to share low-altitude airspace have begun in Hamburg.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 20:20
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AIRBALTIC

Sep 16, 2021
AIRBALTIC took delivery of its 31st A220-300 (55131), the sixth out of seven planned for 2021. It has ordered 50.
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Saudi LCC Flyadeal Reports Steady Growth Despite Pandemic

By Alan Dron Sep 16, 2021
Saudi Arabian LCC flyadeal is reporting growth that has exceeded its expectations amid the challenging circumstances of the pandemic, its CEO said.
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Sky Express To Cooperate With American Airlines

By David Casey Sep 16, 2021
Greek carrier Sky Express has entered into an interline agreement with American Airlines designed to boost inbound tourism from the US.
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Aerolíneas Argentinas Expands Chile Operations

By David Casey Sep 16, 2021
Aerolíneas Argentinas is boosting its operations in Chile with the launch of a new route to the country’s capital Santiago.
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Eurowings Becomes Latest Airline To Establish Stockholm Base

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 16, 2021
Lufthansa Group LCC subsidiary Eurowings will establish a new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) from March 27, 2022, with plans to eventually offer flights from ARN to as many as 20 destinations.
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Finnair Steps Back From Narrowbody Talks

By Victoria Moores Sep 16, 2021
Finnair has decided to extend the life of its existing narrowbodies, rather than continue with negotiations toward a new aircraft order.
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British Airways Operates ‘Perfect Flight’

By Alan Dron Sep 16, 2021
British Airways (BA) has carried out a “perfect flight” from London Heathrow to Glasgow Airport to demonstrate progress in the fight against climate change. 
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