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Boeing and Alaska Airlines partner to make flying safer and more sustainable

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced they are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test...

Recaro Aircraft Seating sets new comfort benchmark with fully equipped cabin on Aeroflot Airbus fleet

Recaro Aircraft Seating has set a new comfort benchmark by fully equipping Aeroflot’s Airbus fleet. More than 50 shipsets of the BL3710 and CL4710 will be installed in the economy class and business class, respectively.  The first of Aeroflot’s new A320/A321 fleet took&...


SITA tailored internet connectivity to passengers onboard Corsair new fleet of Airbus A330

French long-haul airline Corsair is offering members of its loyalty program, Le Club Corsair, flying aboard the airline’s new Airbus A330neo fleet, a highly personalized internet connectivity package based on their tier of loyalty program and class of travel, thanks to SITA’s Internet ONAIR. This means passengers can now access the internet and pay in one click. By linking the...

Menzies Cargo Sydney receives IATA pharma accreditation

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, is delighted to announce that its cargo operations in Sydney have received the Center of Excellence of Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics accreditation (“CEIV Pharma”) endorsing their ability to handle pharmaceuticals transported from all over the world into Sydney. Menzies Cargo Sydney is the first Handling A...

Cathay Pacific releases Annual Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Cathay Pacific Group recently released its 2020 Sustainable Development Report that summarises the initiatives that were brought about by the pandemic including new safety measures and policies introduced to support its customers and employees through the global health crisis. The report also points at the progress made in reducing carbon footprint,...

Last flight: Austrian Airlines says goodbye to the last Dash aircraft

It is the end of an impressive era. Today Austrian Airlines operated a passenger flight with a turboprop aircraft for the last time. The Dash 8-Q400 with the registration OE-LGI flew as OS 905/6 from Vienna to Innsbruck and back. After more than 40 years, this marks the end of the Dash's time in Austria. The future Austrian Airlines fleet will consist entirely of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer air...

Lufthansa Technik supports Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Lufthansa Technik and Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair and overhaul of components for the airline's fleet of Boeing 737MAX 8 aircraft. Up to 24 aircraft from the airline's current and future fleet are incl...

Ravn Alaska commences cabin disinfection procedures on Dash 8 aircraft

Ravn Alaska has introduced RAY, the autonomous robot to disinfect its Dash 8 aircraft cabins between flights. Designed and manufactured by aero hygenx inc. in Canada, with support from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, the robot emits ultraviolet-C light to provide consistent, sustainable and chemical-free disinfection of cabin air and surfaces between flights. Ravn Alaska, which operates...

The first long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced in France

Air France-KLM, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus have joined forces to carry out the first long-haul flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)[1] produced in France. On 18th May, Air France Flight 342 took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport's Terminal 2E for Montreal with its tanks filled for the first time with sustainable aviation fuel produced in Tota...

Breeze Airways – all new US airline launches with 13 Embraer jets

Breeze Airways, a new US carrier from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, launches today with a planned fleet of 13 Embraer jets. The first flights operate between Charleston, SC, Tampa, FL and Hartford, CT, starting May 27, with remaining destinations to be added each week through July 2021. Breeze will take delivery of all 13 leased jets through the summer, to reach an initial fleet of 10 E190s, and...

Discovery roundtrip on Airbus A220-300 with airBaltic

If I say that covid era is far from being the best time for travel and discovery of new aircraft, I guess there won’t be anyone to argue. The vaccination give hope for industry recovery to all airlines and tourism professionals, as well as everyone who need to travel for business. So, the time has come to finally discover new aircraft type for us – Airbus A220-300 during a round...

Aeroflot adds first A320neo to fleet

Aeroflot has received its first Airbus А320neo, becoming the first operator of the aircraft type in Russia. The A320neo cabin design has a lot in common with that of Airbus A350, which has been operated by Aeroflot from March 2020. The A320neo bears the name of Anatoly Dobrynin, an outstanding Soviet and Russian diplomat. The Airbus A320neo will provide a new level of comfort for Aeroflot...

Cathay Pacific extends Dubai-Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific has announced the continuation of its recently relaunched flights between Dubai and its hub, Hong Kong, following its first flight which took off on 21 May 2021.  The first resumed flight was positively received by customers and the trade alike. Departing Dubai International Airport at 16:25 on Friday (21 May), passengers were welcomed on-board by...

flydubai adds Mykonos and Santorini to its summer schedule

flydubai announced the launch of two new summer routes. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and Santorini (Thira) Airport (JTR) between 18 June and 29 September. The launch of flights to the two Greek islands brings the number of seasonal routes served by flydubai to six destinations including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgi...

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The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

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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

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. in conjunction with Grupo Comporte, an entity of its controlling shareholder, announce that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon...

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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