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CDB Aviation international aircraft lease agreements for Five A320neo Aircraft with Avianca

CDB Aviation signined an international aircraft lease agreements with Colombia’s flag carrier Avianca for a fleet of five Airbus A320neo aircraft. With deliveries from the lessor’s order book planned for 2022 and 2023, the aircraft are leased on a long-term basis...

Largest airline to invest in zero-emission engines for regional aircraft - United

United became the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft, the latest move toward achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its GHG emissions 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Through a new equity sta...


Air France-KLM has redeemed 500 million euros of the outstanding 4 billion euros bank loan guaranteed by the French State

Air France-KLM has redeemed 500 million euros of the outstanding 4 billion euros bank loan guaranteed by the French State (the “PGE”) and negotiated a revision of the redemption profile with a maturity extended from May 6, 2023 to May 6, 2025 Following early signs of a recovery of the worldwide air traffic, combined with an improved access to capital markets, Air France-KLM has...

Volga-Dnepr Group initiates Eurasian SAF Alliance

Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group signed Declaration with the aim to set Eurasian SAF alliance.  The main task of the newly set alliance will be the development of a favourable ecosystem to ramp up SAF production in Russia and sti...

Joining forces to create America first zero-emission airline - Universal Hydrogen and Connect Airlines

Universal Hydrogen, the company leading the fight to decarbonize aviation through the adoption of hydrogen as a universal fuel, and smarter startup airline Connect Airlines, have signed a letter of intent for new green-energy propulsion that will enable Connect to soon become the first zero-emission US-based airline. Universal Hydrogen is making hydrogen-powered commercial flight a near-te...

Take off with Sustainable Aviation Fuel - OMV and Austrian Airlines

Important step towards climate friendly flying - for the first time ever, OMV and Austrian Airlines are producing and using regional Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Austria. The two companies agreed on the production and fueling of 1,500 metric tons of SAF in the coming year 2022. The sustainable fuel is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing Austrian used cooking oil...

Flying Kangaroo flies into to India

The first commercial Qantas flight from Australia to India in almost a decade has taken to the skies, marking another milestone in Australia’s reopening to the world. The flight departed Sydney shortly after 6am and will touch down in Delhi after a 15-hour journey. The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest sell...

CFM International two major contracts with Saudi Arabia and Flynas for LEAP-1A engines

Coinciding with the visit of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and 30 A320neo aircraft. This agreement also includes a Rate-Per- Flight-Hour (RPFH) services contract to cover engines from this new order as well as an...

New operator of A321neo - China Airlines- advanced high-comfort cabin and contactless protection

China Airlines (CAL) has become the latest operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft of the type, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft operated with a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF provides a reduction of up to 80% in carbon emissions over its lifecycle, compared to traditional jet fuel. The aircraft is powered by Pratt...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98, from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, carried passengers on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced-technology airplanes of the Vietnam Airlines fleet. This historic flight signifies an...

Science-based targets initiative - Air France-KLM accelerates its environmental transition and commits

The Air France-KLM Group and its airlines are continuing their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint as part of a transparent and responsible approach to the challenges of global warming. The Group commits to having its CO2 emissions reduction targets validated by the independent reference organization SBTi, founded by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Glo...

Cebu Pacific receives first A330neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo as it begins its widebody fleet modernisation programme. The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in single-class layout and will be operated by the airline on trunk routes within the Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer range services to Australia and the Middle East. The A330neo offers versatility for a wide range of rout...

30 years of repatriating mishandled baggage - WorldTracer

This year, SITA celebrates the 30th anniversary of WorldTracer, a solution that has established itself as an indispensable tool in helping over 200 million passengers trace their mishandled bags over the decades. WorldTracer now serves over 500 customers in more than 2,800 locations, helping repatriate mishandled luggage in an average of 1.6 days. Over the years, SITA has continued to ev...

SR Technics and Vietjet Air sign a MoU worth US$150 million

SR Technics and Vietjet Air announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding worth US$150 million involving providing MRO services on Vietjet’s CFM56-5B engine fleet, installed on their Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The work on the engines will be carried out at SR Technics' world-renowned facilities at Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The MoU also includes providing engine mai...

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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

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