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Emirates signs codeshare agreement with airBaltic

Emirates has signed a codeshare agreement with airBaltic to offer customers enhanced connectivity to/from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland. The codeshare partnership will open new travel opportunities and offer Emirates’ customers convenient access to the Baltic Sea region. airBalitc cus...

Attention - Ryanair UK launches summer 2022 schedule

Ryanair announced its highly anticipated UK S’22 schedule – opening 24 new routes (over 500 in total) to a host of exciting European destinations. UK holidaymakers will rejoice with sunny hotspots such as Chania, Madeira and Menorca available with fares from just £29.99....


New client for SmartLynx Airlines - Air Peace

SmartLynx Airlines announced the welcome procurement of a new client, Nigerian airline, Air Peace – Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline. The agreement was signed between SmartLynx Malta and Air Peace on November 11, 2021 and will last until May 11, 2022. We will see SmartLynx Airlines damp lease 2 x A320s based in the Nigerian city of Lagos. The lease sees a return...

The vital importance of aircraft de-icing and washing

With the onset of winter and plummeting temperatures, the importance of aircraft de-icing and washing can never be overstated. As temperatures drop below zero, snow and ice can accumulate on an aircraft’s wings, engine cowlings, and fuselage, all of which can lead to a negative impact on the aircraft’s performance and safety. Jan Brunstedt, the CEO of Aviator Robotics AB shared so...

World2Fly offers passengers advanced high-speed inflight broadband in partnership with Inmarsat & SITA

Inmarsat award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers traveling with new Spanish airline World2Fly, in partnership with SITA as the service provider. The long-haul carrier, founded by Spanish hotel group Iberostar, provides advanced, high-speed GX Aviation connectivity onboard its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Passengers can access...

easyJet wins sustainability award for recycled uniforms

easyJet’s new Pilot and Cabin crew uniform, which is produced from 100% recycled plastic bottles has won the 'Sustainability Award' at the 2021 Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide Awards. The award, which recognises innovative individuals and organisations breaking boundaries for sustainability in the professional clothing industry, was accepted alongside partne...

Gulf Air and Safran Landing Systems signed landing gear MRO contract for six Airbus A321 and one A320

Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with Gulf Air, the Bahrain's national airline, to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of six Airbus A321s and one A320. These operations will take place at Safran Landing Systems’ MRO center based in Gloucester, Safran Landing Systems Services UK Ltd. Bruno Chiarelli, Executive VP MRO, Safran Landing Systems: &quo...

Emirates concludes Dubai Airshow 2021 with its latest A380 wowing over 17,000 visitors

Emirates has concluded the 2021 edition of the Dubai Airshow on a positive note, culminating a week of investment announcements, new partnerships forged, and the strengthening of established connections as key aviation players from around the world came together in Dubai to mark a turning point in the industry’s recovery. This year, Emirates’ presence at the show included participat...

flydubai took part in a special formation flight at the Dubai Airshow

The airline was honoured to join Al Fursan, the aerobatics demonstration team of the United Arab Emirates Air Force in this special display on the closing day of the Airshow. flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft joined the formation and on the flight deck were Captain Rodrigo Barradas from Brazil, Captain Alessio Desideri from Italy and First Officer Sultan Alsharif from the UAE The B...

Air Corsica upgrades its ATR 72 turboprop fleet

Launch customer of ATR’s new PW127XT engine, the airline will continue to fulfill its public service mission with the most economical and sustainable aircraft on the market. Air Corsica, Corsica’s leading airline, and ATR, the world’s leading regional aircraft manufacturer, announced a firm order for five new ATR 72-600 aircraft to be powered by the new Pratt & Whitney C...

Shared vision on sustainable aviation -Rolls-Royce and Etihad Airways

Rolls-Royce and Etihad Airways agreed to formalise their common interest in decarbonising air travel by signing a comprehensive agreement facilitating the development of sustainable aviation as part of Etihad’s broader strategic sustainability programme. Extending from Rolls-Royce’s Pathway to Net Zero strategy and related announcements at the recent COP26 event, Rolls-Royce be...

An order of 255 A321neo family aircraft by Indigo Partners portfolio airlines

 Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145...

First Qantas A380 is back in Australia - 593 days after

A familiar and hard-to-miss sight is back to Australian skies with one of Qantas’ iconic A380 aircraft 593 days after it departed Australian shores. Hudson Fysh, named after one of Qantas’ founders, touched down at Sydney Airport around 3.00pm more than 19 hours after it departed Dresden, Germany. The aircraft recently underwent scheduled maintenance for a new landi...

Safran chosen by China Eastern for MRO operations on the landing gear of its Airbus A330 fleet

Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with the Chinese airline China Eastern to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of 31 Airbus A330s. These operations will take place at its Singapore workshop. SONG Shaokun, CEO, Eastern Airlines Technics (Eastec): “Being the affiliate of China Eastern Group, EASTEC specializes in aircraft maintenance and engineeri...

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is...

easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de...

Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first air...

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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

SWISS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo featuring the new Airspace cabin configuration. SWISS is adopting the innovative ‘Airspace’ cabin concept for its aircraft of the...

Saudia encourages race fans worldwide to take their seat for the start of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

The world’s first all-electric motorsport series, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is set to return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month for the start of its eighth season an...

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is celebrating its one-year anniversary on 15th January and looking forward to future growth, the joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings plc, is...

Extreme temperatures and frozen rain: climate change impact on de-icing

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...