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Vietjet took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft of A330

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its first flight on Christmas Day, Vietjet welcomed its first wide-body aircraft of A330 to its world’s most modern and lively fleet, getting the airline ready for global flight network expansion and new passenger service experiences. The Airbu...

European Commission approved airBaltic equity increase of 45 Million Euro

The European Commission on December 21, 2021, under EU State aid rules, has approved a part of the Latvian government's investment of €45 million into the equity of the Latvian airline airBaltic to compensate the losses caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and to support o...


Air New Zealand has landed the 1,600th delivery by ATR

In the same month as it celebrated its 40 year anniversary, ATR has reached another impressive milestone in its history, delivering its 1,600th aircraft to national flag carrier, Air New Zealand. This delivery highlights the enduring strength of the ATR programme, providing essential connectivity to communities all over the world. It also proves the value of the ATR 72-600 at serving domestic rout...

The development of regional operator network & order for up to 200 eVTOL aircraft :Eve and Republic Airways

Eve Air Mobility signed an MoU and Letter of Intent to purchase up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to explore additional opportunities within its subsidiaries, such as LIFT Academy,  that are focused on workforce development initiatives and the future of air travel. The strategic relationship will focus on developing a deployment n...

Czech Airlines Technics signed new agreement with Austrian Airlines

Continued interest in aircraft maintenance at Prague Airport has been confirmed as Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) signed a new contract with another major customer. CSAT management has entered into a base maintenance agreement with Austrian Airlines. Based on successful tender, won by CSAT, the company will perform overhauls of a total of 13 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Despite several operat...

CDB Aviation delivers first of two 737-800 aircraft to Sun Country

CDB Aviation delivered the first of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Sun Country, a Minnesota-based, hybrid low-cost airline. “We’re delighted to have partnered with our colleagues at Sun Country on executing this transaction for two Boeing aircraft from our portfolio, which will facilitate the further build-out of the carrier’s highly-adaptable network structure,” said Lu...

HelloFly go-live with AeroCRS

Warm welcome to HelloFly joining AeroCRS family. Maltese virtual carrier that partnered with Estonian airline NyxAir as their operational carrier and plans to start commercial flights during the Christmas holidays. The flights will be operated by a  Saab 2000 aircraft, a safe and fast 50-seat executive turboprop aircraft giving the possibility to Italians and other travelers to reunit...

easyJet and Rolls-Royce to collaborate on future aviation sustainability research

easyJet and Rolls-Royce have confirmed they will be working together on research into industry-wide sustainability solutions for commercial aircraft. The study, which will commence in January 2022 and run for up to two years, will seek to explore alternative energy and power solutions, including low carbon and zero-emission technologies, and their application for aircraft. The study will includ...

The 123rd iconic A380 aircraft joined Emirates fleet

Emirates took delivery of its 123rd Airbus A380 superjumbo jet. The aircraft, registered as A6-EVS, is also the final new A380 aircraft to join Emirates’ fleet, marking another milestone in the airline’s steadfast 21-year commitment to the programme. Receiving delivery of a brand new aircraft amidst an unprecedented global pandemic, Emirates is once again signalling its...

100 Airbus A320neo for KLM and Transavia and 4 Airbus A350F full freighter for Air France

On December 16, 2021, the Air France-KLM Board of Directors made the decision to move forward on the Group’s goal to improve its economic and environmental performance through the introduction of next generation aircraft. In doing so, the Group also demonstrated its ability to leverage purchasing synergies. 1. Firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft - with purchase rights for 60...

45,000 more-fuel-efficient aircraft, worth US$2.9 trillion, predicted to be delivered by 2040

The new 2021 Cirium Fleet Forecast reveals that US$2.9 trillion is expected to be spent on approximately 45,000 new and more-fuel-efficient aircraft over the next 20 years. Published by Ascend by Cirium, the fleet forecast predicts that 20-year aircraft deliveries globally by 2040 will be 4% higher than previously predicted a year ago. This outlines a positive outlook for the aviati...

World newest freighter - A350F - selected by Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for seven A350F freighter aircraft. The agreement will see the A350F begin replacing the airline's existing B747-400F fleet in the fourth quarter of 2025. “We are honoured by Singapore Airlines’ vote of confidence in the A350F as it renews its freighter fleet. The A350F is the world’s all-new large frei...

RECARO Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat takes off on Cebu Pacific Air first A330neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 is taking off on Cebu Pacific Air first A330neo. Through the end of 2025, a total of 16 A330neo aircraft will be delivered to the Philippines-based airline, with 459 pax of the SL3710 installed on each aircraft. The Cebu Pacific A330neo has a very unique layout with high density seating arrangement, which enables Cebu Pacific to serve nearly 500 economy...

New airBaltic base in Tampere with six direct flights

airBaltic will open as of May 2022 a new base in Tampere, Finland. airBaltic will connect Tampere with six direct flights in addition to continued operations to Riga, Latvia. The announcement was made today during a special press conference in Tampere. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We have been performing direct flights from Tampere to Riga f...

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easyJet renews base maintenance contract with SR Technics Malta

easyJet has been supported by SR Technics for a range of MRO services over the years. By December 2022, SR Technics will have serviced a total of 35 aircraft under this particular agreement and expect...

SWISS further raises travel comfort taking delivery of A320neo with Airspace Cabin

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The U.S. Department of Transportation approved Norse Atlantic Airways application for transatlantic flights

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States. &nb...

Happy birthday - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi one-year anniversary launching 3 new routes

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For years now, there has been an ongoing conversation about the impact that the aviation industry has on our environment. Yet recently, more and more businesses have been opening up about the other si...