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Condor and Lufthansa Technik significantly expand successful cooperation

Condor and Lufthansa Technik signed comprehensive component support agreements for the airline' new Airbus A32Xneo fleet and extended the support for the A32Xceo fleet. In addition, Lufthansa Technik will also assist Condor during the production process of its growing A32Xneo fleet with its...

flydubai ramps up operations in Europe with four new destinations

flydubai launches four new services, growing its network in Europe to 43 destinations in 21 countries. flydubai becomes the first UAE national carrier to operate direct flights to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) from 02 August 2024. The announcement also marks the carrier’s...


airBaltic 47th Airbus A220-300 aircraft landed in Riga

On February 13, 2024 airBaltic welcomed its 47th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABU, in Riga. This is the first Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2024. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300which airBaltic has ordered. Furthermore, in November 2023, the company announced a firm purchase agreement for 30 more&...

Engineering greater efficiency: British Airways moves to predictive automated maintenance reporting system

A cutting-edge engineering system that uses real-time data to predict aircraft maintenance issues is helping British Airways reduce delays and save the use of more than 900,000 pieces of paper a year. The E-Logs platform will provide live performance information about all of the airline’s 270 jets, allowing the airline to immediately spot potential problems and proactively fix them and...

Lufthansa Technik takes over APU services for China Southern Airlines A350 fleet

China Southern Airlines and Lufthansa Technik signed an exclusive eight-year contract regarding the technical support for the auxiliary power units (APUs) of the Chinese carrier’s A350 fleet of currently 20 aircraft. According to the long-term agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide MRO services for the Honeywell HGT1700 in the company’s specialized APU workshops in Hamburg, Ger...

airBaltic launches construction of Baltic Cargo Hub

airBaltic announced its partnership with UPB Nams for the construction of the Baltic Cargo Hub at RIX Riga Airport. This state-of-the-art facility is set to become the largest dedicated air cargo handling center in the Baltics, solidifying Riga Airport position as a leading air cargo hub. The facility will feature direct access to the apron, making cargo imp...

Ryanair extends maintenance agreement with Joramco to 10 maintenance lines

Ryanair announced an extension to its maintenance agreement with Joramco, the MRO provider based in Jordan, which will see the airline undertake 10 lines of heavy maintenance for the next 10 years at their MRO facility in Amman, Jordan. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 800 aircraft by the end of the decade and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility around where it...

Beond Airlines receives second aircraft to support expansion of premium leisure air travel

Beond announced lease and receipt of a new aircraft to serve new customers desiring a unique travel experience to the Maldives. The Airbus A321 aircraft is presently undergoing a reconfiguration to seat 68 discerning customers in premium, all-lay flat seating. The aircraft will sport Beond’s stunning signature dark grey and copper livery. This announcement follows Beond s...

British Airways apprentices reach new heights with landmark flight

A team of skilled British Airways apprentices have successfully dispatched a flight to South Africa, marking a first for the airline and reinforcing the key role apprentices play throughout the business. As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, around 40 apprentices worked across a variety of roles for the successful departure of the 18:25 Boeing 777 BA43 flight from London Heathrow to C...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected by Air India as premium economy and economy seating partner for widebody aircraft

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Air India as the premium economy and economy seating partner for their widebody aircraft. This partnership will see more than 22,000 RECARO seats installed in both linefit and retrofit programs over the next five to six years. Air India chose the award-winning CL3710 and the brand-new CL3810 for economy class, while the premium PL3530 will outfit t...

Airlines and airports increase IT spend to improve the passenger journey and meet sustainability goals

SITA 2023 Air Transport IT Insights report finds that both airports and airlines saw IT spend increase year on year into 2023, reaching an estimated 10.8 billion USD and 34.5 billion USD respectively, with over two-thirds of airport and airline CIOs expecting continued growth into 2024. Airports also boosted IT spend as a percentage of revenue in 2022 and 2023 even as business benef...

21st group with 16 students begin studies at airBaltic Pilot Academy

On February 5, 2024, the 21st group of 16 students began their professional pilot studies at the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Their aim is to receive a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. The 21st group of cadets represents countries such as Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands. Martin Gauss, Pr...

CAE and Global Crossing Airlines sign exclusive A320 pilot training agreement

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive pilot training agreement with Global Crossing Airlines to deploy and operate an Airbus A320 family full-flight simulator in Miami, Florida. The FFS is scheduled to be ready for training in the first quarter of 2024 to support GlobalX’s ongoing growth and the expansion of its Airbus A321 freighter fleet. John Coomes, GlobalX’s Vice President and D...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with BL3710 economy class seat

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new aircraft deliveries with the BL3710 economy class seat. The Dallas-based airline will begin taking deliveries in 2025.The BL3710 will feature a multi-adjustable headrest cushion, an ergonomically enhanced seat bottom, a backrest with lumbar support, and a new armrest design that maximizes seat width. Southwest selected this se...

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ATR announced the signing of an order for four ATR 72-600 aircraft with Air Tahiti, along with an eight-year Global Maintenance Agreement. Deliveries of new aircraft are sched...

New £21 million fund from British Airways to put 200 aspiring pilots from all backgrounds through training

British Airways announced a £21 million investment to give up to 200 prospective pilots the chance to follow their dream of flying for a commercial airline without the worry of self-funding the...

Drukair adds Airbus A320neo and A321XLR aircraft to fleet to expand international network

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Saudia Group signs sales agreement with Lilium to acquire up to 100 eVTOL jets

Saudia Group and Lilium signed a binding sales agreement for 50 Lilium Jets, with options for the purchase of 50 more. This sales agreement marks the largest of its kind in the MENA reg...

BNDES finances the export of 32 Embraer E175 jets to American Airlines

The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development concluded the financing contract for the export of 32 Embraer E175 commercial jets to American Airlines. The operation, worth around R$4...

RECARO Aircraft Seating R2 and R5 selected for Alaska Airlines cabin retrofit

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Alaska Airlines to retrofit their Boeing 737-800 and MAX 8 aircraft with the award-winning R2 economy class seat and R5 business class seat. This will include 7...

Airbus welcomes easyJet and London Gatwick to global hydrogen hub network

easyJet teamed up with Airbus, London Gatwick and Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen supplier, to expand hydrogen capability and infrastructure in the UK as the manufacturer moves c...