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Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

At MRO Europe Embraer announced a Pool Program agreement with KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The contract includes broad component support for the airline’s E195-E2s fleet. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwi...

Mesa Air Group becomes first scheduled airline launching drone delivery business in the U.S.

Mesa Air Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with aerospace technology company Flirtey to order 4 delivery drones, with an option to order an additional 500 aircraft. The agreement marks Mesa becoming the first scheduled airline to launch drone delivery in the U.S. Mesa and Flirtey are initi...

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Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a 5 year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring  (SHM) digital solution. Scandinavian Airlines will apply Airbus’ Skywise Health Monitoring solution across its entire A320, A330 and A350 family fleet of 78 aircraft. “We are very pleased to see our long-time partner Scandin...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

While Air France has received the first of its 60 Airbus A220 aircraft at the end of September, Air Austral, the airline based in Reunion Island, is the first to benefit from AFI KLM E&M's component support for this new aircraft type. AFI KLM E&M and Air Austral recently signed an agreement to provide component support for the airline's fleet of three A220 aircraft. The terms...

easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

easyJet, which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019, is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future flying - a zero-emission passenger plane.  The competition is calling on school children up and down the UK, aged from 7 – 16 to design a passe...

Volotea wins territorial continuity for Sardinian routes

Volotea will operate a total of six routes connecting Sardinia to the mainland for at least seven months. Flights will start this Friday, October 15th until May 14th, 2022. The company will connect Cagliari, Olbia, and Alghero with Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Volotea will open its third Sardinian base in Alghero, in addition to the Cagliari and Olbia bases. The regi...

Japan Civil Aviation Bureau approved mixed fleet flying for A380 and A320

All Nippon Airways is set to introduce Mixed Fleet Flying for the A380 and A320 Family following approval by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The Japanese carrier is the first operator in the world to introduce the MFF between the two types. MFF is unique to Airbus aircraft. As a result of flight deck and aircraft control systems it enables pilots to be certified to operate...

Frontier Airlines selects Skywise Health Monitoring as future fleet performance tool

Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American operator to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring as its key future fleet performance tool under a five year contract covering 111 single-aisle aircraft. Launched in 2019, Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) gathers live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its ACARS* link to the airline’s information system. Frontier will use the solu...

RECARO Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat took flight on Wizz Air A321neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat takes flight on Wizz Air’s brand-new Airbus A321neo. A total of 146 shipsets will be delivered to Europe’s fastest growing airline through 2027. “The SL3710 is a natural fit on Wizz Air’s new Airbus A321neo, since the main goal is to conserve weight and extend the life cyc...

Launch customer for hydrogen-powered ATR 72 cargo aircraft - ASL Aviation Holdings

Universal Hydrogen announced it has executed a letter of intent with ASL Aviation Holdings. ASL will be a global launch customer for the turboprop cargo market and plans to purchase up to ten of Universal Hydrogen’s ATR 72 conversion kits for installation into its existing or future turboprop aircraft fleet. Upon completion of a collaborative network study and aircraft assessmen...

Lufthansa invests in first industrially produced carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene

The world first industrial plant that produces CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene was officially opened today in Werlte/Emsland. It is operated by the climate protection organization atmosfair and produces synthetic fuel for aircraft from water, CO2 and renewable electricity (power-to-liquid = PtL). The Lufthansa Group is a partner in the pioneering project and is one of the first custome...

Decarbonization of air transportation: Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The SAF-fueled flight took place during the Nice Transition Days, an international festival celebrating ecological innovations lasting until October 3, 2021, hosted by and organized by the Métropole of Nice-C&o...

Air Belgium took delivery of its first A330neo

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout (30 comfortable lie-flat business class,  21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats). The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board wifi and mood lig...

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Base maintenance services for more than 140 easyJet aircraft - LHT

Lufthansa Technik has renewed a substantial base maintenance contract with easyJet for more than 140 aircraft of the airline's A320 family, which was initially signed...

Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

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Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

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Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

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easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

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eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

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Mesa Air Group becomes first scheduled airline launching drone delivery business in the U.S.

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