SURF AIR MOBILITY

SURF AIR MOBILITY agreed to acquire SOUTHERN AIRWAYS and upgrade Southern’s current fleet of nearly 40 Cessna Grand Caravans to hybrid electric aircraft usin

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UNITED AIRLINES

UNITED AIRLINES plans November 17 to begin three-times-weekly Washington Dulles-Cape Town, South Africa (787-9).

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ALLEGIANT AIR

ALLEGIANT AIR leased ex-Alaska A320-200 (6835) with CFM56s from Air Lease Corporation.

michael.johnso… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:43
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FLYBIG AIRLINES

FLYBIG AIRLINES, India leased second ex-TruJet ATR 72-600 (1385) from DAE Capital.

michael.johnso… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:43
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WHO'SNEWS: ICBC AVIATION LEASING

Chao Wu to Head of EMEA, based in Dublin, of ICBC Aviation Leasing.

michael.johnso… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:42
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WHO'SNEWS: ALASKA AIRLINES

May 18, 2022
Wayne Newton to Senior Vice President of Airport Operations and Customer Services of Alaska Airlines.
Air Transport

AIR FRANCE-KLM and CMA CGM

May 18, 2022
AIR FRANCE-KLM and CMA CGM signed 10-year air cargo partnership agreement covering capacity on combined fleet of 22 full-freighter aircraft (10 in…
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SALAMAIR

SALAMAIR plans June 16 to begin three-times-weekly Muscat-Bursa, Turkey (A320).

michael.johnso… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:41
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CHINA SOUTHERN

CHINA SOUTHERN (via Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange) agreed to sell 10 737-700s to CALC for leaseback.

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Daily Memo: Will Spirit Shareholders Take The Money And Run?
The bidding war for Spirit Airlines has entered a new–and possibly final–phase.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:59
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EASA Sets End Date For Cargo In Passenger Cabins

By Alan Dron May 18, 2022
The slowly fading COVID-19 outbreak has led to EASA calling a halt to permission for airlines to carry cargo in passenger cabins. 
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China Downplays Reports Of Deliberate Act In China Eastern Crash
The Civil Aviation Administration of China insists the investigation into the March crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 is still in its early stages and no official preliminary conclusions have been reached.
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:03
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EgyptAir Orders First Narrowbody Freighter Conversion
EgyptAir, joining the acceleration among Middle Eastern carriers toward increased cargo capacity, has placed a conversion order for its first Boeing 737-800SF freighter.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:37
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Industry Bodies Back Greater Development Of ASEAN Open Skies
An EU-ASEAN agreement expected to be signed by the end of 2022 would be the world’s first bloc-to-bloc open skies agreement.
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Europe Eyes Subscale Testing For Novel Aircraft
A model of the Airbus A320, built under Europe’s Clean Sky 2 civil aeronautics research program to validate the viability of using scaled flight testing to complement wind tunnels, has entered flight testing.
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IndiGo Selects KLM’s Elbers To Replace Dutta As CEO
IndiGo has named KLM head Pieter Elbers as its next CEO, meaning India’s two largest carriers will both be led into the post-pandemic phase by new expatriate CEOs.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 05/18/2022 - 13:30
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Airlines Seek News Ways To Reduce Onboard Waste

By Alan Dron May 18, 2022
Cabin waste is costing airlines money, consuming valuable resources and undermining the sector’s sustainability credibility. But different rules from…
Airlines & Lessors
A New Strategy Aspires To Double Royal Air Maroc’s Size

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) finally celebrated its oneworld membership on March 17, two years after it joined the alliance.

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Surf Air To Go Public, Acquire Southern, Electrify Regional Service

By Graham Warwick May 18, 2022
Surf Air Mobility is to go public through a merger with a blank-check company that values the Los Angeles-based regional scheduled and on-demand charter carrier at $1.42 billion.
Advanced Air Mobility

CMA CGM To Take Air France-KLM Stake In Strategic Partnership 

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 18, 2022
Air France-KLM and shipping giant CMA CGM will pool their respective freighter capacity under a strategic air cargo partnership.
Airlines & Lessors
Strong European Summer Awaits Despite Fresh Challenges
European traffic is poised for a strong rebound this summer but the picture has been clouded by geopolitical instability.
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A4E Calls For Reform Of Airport Charges
Airport price hikes of 10-30% will only hinder the recovery given the cost-driven nature of aviation, Airlines For Europe says.
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Collaboration Crucial To Achieving Sustainability Goals, Avinor CEO Says
Stakeholders must collaborate and invest in decarbonization measures despite the financial pressures on the industry, according to the CEO of Norway’s airport operator Avinor.
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How Much Will Sustainability Alter the Air Transport Sector?
A new report from one of the leading credit rating agencies has a somewhat surprising answer.
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Tectonic Shift?

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Major Engine OEMs Ponder Hybrid-Power Bids for New ATR Turboprop
ATR’s EVO plan offers engine-makers a new regional hybrid-electric power opportunity.
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