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Embraer and CommutAir announced Pool Program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program agreement with CommutAir, a United Express carrier, to support the airline’s ERJ 145 jet fleet. This new contract includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution...

SKY express signs deal for six ATR 72-600

ATR and SKY express has signed a deal to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft, the first of which was delivered on June 30. This marks an important step in the airline’s fleet development plan which will see the further five ATR 72-600 joining its fleet before the end of the year. The opera...


Ninth Diamond Aircraft received by airBaltic Pilot Academy

In July airBaltic Training has accepted already its ninth Diamond Aircraft training aircraft for airBaltic Pilot Academy. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “The delivery of this 9th Diamond aircraft demonstrates the on-going commitment by Pilot Academy to invest in the best training aircraft in the industry.  Despite the c...

Porter Airlines orders up to 80 Embraer E195-E2s to lead major expansion plan

Porter Airlines has unveiled plans to extend its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with a firm order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft.  The deal will be included in Embraer’s second quarter backlog, and is worth USD5.82 billion, at list price with all options exercised. First revealed in May 2021, this announce...

Etihad Cargo and CargoAi agree worldwide partnership

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group, and CargoAi, the SaaS application which provides air cargo digital solutions, have partnered to elevate the carrier’s API accessibility for freight forwarders as part of its digitalisation strategy. During the past few years, Etihad Cargo has accelerated its development of technology advancements which h...

Deutsche Post DHL Group record quarterly earnings and once again corona bonus for employees

All divisions achieved a significant jump in earnings All divisions significantly exceeded the previous year's results. Network capacity utilization was constantly high in the second quarter 2021. B2C shipment volumes remained ahead of last year in all networks, while the recovery in the B2B businesses continued to gain momentum. At the same time the tight capacity situation both in Ocean a...

airBaltic adds more destinations for this summer

airBaltic is offering more and more destinations for this summer. Here are latest additions - flights from Riga to two Norwegian cities – Trondheim and Bergen. airBaltic now connects cities with two weekly flights.  On July 2, 2021 airBaltic launched new summer seasonal flights between Riga and the Italian city of Pisa and on July 3 airBaltic started&n...

SKY express fleet modernisation with ATR 72-600

ATR and Greek airline SKY express announced the delivery of an ATR 72-600 aircraft. This deal represents a new country of operations for the ATR 72-600 which is currently flying in over 50 countries around the world. With a fleet of 10 ATR -500 series aircraft, the airline has opted to continue its long relationship with ATR for its fleet modernisation project. When the ATR 72-600 enters into...

To meet the industry changing demands SITA launches a revitalized portfolio

Your Runway to Success by SITA, sets out five critical areas for the air transport industry’s rebuild in the next 18 months and highlights SITA’s remodeled solutions to tackle the major challenges facing air travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Over the past 12 months, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the aviation industry financially and operat...

In response to high demand Lufthansa launches new connection from Dubai to Munich

Starting on 01 October 2021, Lufthansa will be introducing a new connection between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Munich, doubling its capacity on routes to the UAE compared to pre-crisis levels, as a response to an increase in travel demand. The new route will operate three times a week, with LH638 departing Munich on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and LH639 departing Dubai on Tuesdays,...

United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft.  “Such a significant order from...

SWISS presents its new Premium Economy Class

SWISS unveiled its new Premium Economy Class, which will supplement its existing Economy, Business and First classes of travel from the fourth quarter of this year. SWISS Premium Economy Class travellers will enjoy greater privacy and enhanced inflight comfort, a major contributor to which will be the newly developed fixed-backshell seat. Premium Economy customers will also be offered a wide range...

WebCargo by Freightos throughout the European region & Qatar Airways Cargo

The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in Europe with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo  Since the launch in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has received a large number of eBookings via the platform Qatar Airways Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightoswill be introduced across the European region* effective 30 June 2021. Forwarde...

airBaltic took delivery of its 27th Airbus A220-300

On June 27, 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 27th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABA, in Riga. This is the second out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, ...

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airBaltic to recruit 320 additional crew by summer 2022

airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pil...

GOL to launch network of 250 eVTOL aircraft in Brazil

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Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support p...

Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiati...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Spa...

RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating was tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on t...

The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

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