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Peru ATSA signs firm agreement with De Havilland Canada for Dash 8-400 large cargo door freighter conversion

De Havilland Canada and ATSA signed a firm agreement for a Dash 8-400 freighter conversion with a large cargo door. With this agreement, ATSA has become the first South American operator of Dash 8-400 aircraft to join De Havilland Canada’s Cargo Solutions Program and ATSA’...

airBaltic farewells the last Bombardier Q400 of its fleet

airBaltic has successfully concluded the redelivery process of its Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft back to the regional lessor Nordic Aviation Capital. Now, airBaltic operates a fully single-type fleet of 39 Airbus A220-300.  The first Bombardi...

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More women are joining aviation industry, set example for aspiring women aviators

In 2021, female pilots made up around 64,979 of total FAA-certified pilots, accounting for only 9%, a recent survey showed. Professions like mechanics, maintenance crew member, or flight engineers are not breaching 10% as well. While women still remain a minority in the industry, there has been a slow but steady increase of female aviation professionals.  Compared to 2017, there has been...

Ampaire receives order for up to six Eco Caravan upgrades from Azul Conecta

Ampaire signed a LOI for Conecta Grand Caravans upgrade to Ampaire Eco Caravans. The core of the Eco Caravan is  the AMP-H570 hybrid-electric powertrain and battery pack. The regional airline is a subsidiary of Azul, Brazil’s largest airline by passenger volume, departures and cities served. The Azul Conecta order follows the first flight of the Eco Caravan in N...

Aviation CIOs ramp up digital technology investments to meet demands of swift recovery

Faced with increased disruptions, baggage mountains, and staff shortages, airports and airlines are ramping up their investment in technology to digitalize their operations and speed up the passenger journey by offering more self-service options. SITA 2022 Air Transport IT Insights report reveals that with the post-pandemic recovery CIOs want to ensure operations are as agile a...

Time for take off - Bonza launches first passenger service

Bonza reinforces commitment to be ‘Here for Allstralia’ with community and first customers joining celebrations. The inaugural flight comes days after the airline went on sale for the first time with Aussies said to be embracing Bonza’s app first approach. The historic flight is said to be a game changer for both tourism markets as well as friends and family who can dit...

Emirates operates milestone demonstration flight powered with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its engines with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight took off from Dubai International Airport, and was commanded by Captain Fali Vajifdar and Captain Khalid Nasser Akram, flying for more than one hour over the Dubai coastline. The flight deck crew were accompanied by Adel Al Red...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi celebrates six-fold growth of passengers and doubling of fleet in 2022

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announced its outstanding operational results for 2022. The joint venture established between ADQ, and Wizz Air Holdings PLC enjoyed a record-breaking 2022 by operating more than 6,000 flights and transporting more than 1.2 million adventurous travellers. The national airline carried over 600,000 point-to-point passengers to the UAE in 2022, supporting the sustainable...

Lufthansa Technik provides APU services for Air France Airbus A350 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Air France signed a long-term agreement for the technical support of APUs of the French airline's entire Airbus A350 fleet. Over the next six years Lufthansa Technik will provide extensive MRO services for the Honeywell HGT1700 APUs at its Hamburg site.Lufthansa Technik has long been certified by the manufacturer Honeywell as an official partner for MRO of the H...

Air France-KLM orders four A350F to modernise the fleet of Martinair, part of KLM Group

The Air France-KLM Group has placed a firm order for four A350Fs, the brand new Airbus widebody freighter, to be operated by Martinair Holland N.V., a Dutch cargo airline headquartered and based in Amsterdam Schiphol airport, and part of KLM Group. The A350F’s will allow the airline to retire its existing older generation freighters and replace them with a clean sheet cargo aircraft that off...

REGENT secures strategic investment from Japan Airlines Innovation Fund

REGENT announced a strategic investment from Japan Airlines Innovation Fund, a strategic fund that is the venture arm of Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the world’s premier carriers. This investment in REGENT serves as a first step in the exploration of incorporating seagliders into JAL’s global network and highlights its commitment to sustainable transportation. With this investment...

Frontier Airlines names plane in honor of sustainable aviation pioneer Maria Della Posta

Pratt & Whitney and Frontier Airlines revealed “Maria the Bald Eagle,” airline’s second A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines featuring a signature bald eagle livery. The plane was named by Pratt & Whitney employees in honor of sustainable aviation pioneer Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada and the first female to lead a...

Making air travel sustainable and innovative: Munich Airport & Lufthansa expand their partnership

Munich Airport and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to the expansion of Munich Airport as an intermodal transport hub, to the needs-based expans...

48 graduates of the Pilot Academy joined airBaltic in 2022

48 airBaltic Pilot Academy students have joined airBaltic as First Officers after graduating in 2022. Overall, there are 67 active students for now, and four new study groups will be formed in 2023 – in February, May, September and November. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “The previous year has been rich for the Pilot Academy&...

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Ampaire receives order for up to six Eco Caravan upgrades from Azul Conecta

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Time for take off - Bonza launches first passenger service

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Peru ATSA signs firm agreement with De Havilland Canada for Dash 8-400 large cargo door freighter conversion

De Havilland Canada and ATSA signed a firm agreement for a Dash 8-400 freighter conversion with a large cargo door. With this agreement, ATSA has become the first South American operato...

airBaltic farewells the last Bombardier Q400 of its fleet

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Bonza reinforces commitment to be ‘Here for Allstralia’ with community and first customers joining celebrations. The inaugural flight comes days after the airline went on sale for the...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi celebrates six-fold growth of passengers and doubling of fleet in 2022

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announced its outstanding operational results for 2022. The joint venture established between ADQ, and Wizz Air Holdings PLC enjoyed a record-breaking 2022 by operating mo...

Aviation CIOs ramp up digital technology investments to meet demands of swift recovery

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Air France-KLM orders four A350F to modernise the fleet of Martinair, part of KLM Group

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