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Welcome 70th Gulf Air anniversary edition Airbus A321neoLR

Gulf Air welcomed its new Airbus A321neoLR which landed in the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport at approximately 0640 local time on Friday 5th February 2021. The aircraft is designed with the special 70th anniversary Golden Falcon livery which showcases the airline’s ico...

Health Protect - secure way for airlines to share health information during the pandemic

SITA launched Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations needed during travel. Successful trials have already been undertaken with travelers to the United Arab Em...


Industry-first Anti-Microbial solution for use in Cabin Interiors - Plasma ResoShield

ST Engineering has launched Plasma ResoShield®, an industry-first anti-microbial coating solution with fusion resonance technology that fully meets aviation requirements. The technology is able to neutralise pathogens before they land on surfaces coated with Plasma ResoShield®, and its innovative neutralising capability also promises high-impact protection lasting up to a year upon applica...

JetBlue announced as launch customer for Thompson Aero Seating VantageSOLO business-class

JetBlue unveiled a reimagined version of its Mint experience featuring a bespoke version of the revolutionary VantageSOLO from Thompson Aero Seating: the world’s first fully flat bed for single-aisle aircraft. The new seats are part of JetBlue’s first major design overhaul of Mint, which will launch on the airline’s highly anticipated London flights this summer....

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet

Pratt & Whitney announced that Air France-KLM Group has finalized an order for more than 120 GTF engines to power a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These engines will be supported by Pratt & Whitney through a long-term comprehensive service agreement, with engine maintenance planned to be carried out by AFI KLM E&M.The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in Sept...

Satena optimises fleet support with ATR GMA

ATR and SATENA signed of a Global Maintenance Agreement contract covering: onsite stock, Standard Exchange, Line Replaceable Unit repair and propeller blades. SATENA are an existing ATR operator but this is the first time they have chosen ATR’s GMA for their fleet support. Owned and managed by the Colombian Air Force, SATENA provides essential connectivity throughout the country, provid...

Sichuan Airlines selects AVIATAR and V2500/CFM56-5B engine maintenance services

Sichuan Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a 5-year agreement for digital fleet solutions through AVIATAR and engine maintenance services for the V2500 and CFM56-5B engines of the Airbus A320 fleet. AVIATAR will support Sichuan Airlines' Airbus A350, A330 and A320 fleets. For digitally optimized fleet operations of its overall 168 Airbus A350, A330 and A320 aircraft, Sichuan Airlines wil...

First UK airline to trial mobile Travel Health Passport - Verifly

British Airways will begin trialling a new travel health app, VeriFLY, with customers who are eligible to travel between London and the US from February 4. The new digital health travel passport, which can be downloaded to a mobile device, is designed to offer peace of mind before travel by checking customers meet the entry requirements of their destination by providing digital health documen...

flydubai growing European network latest destinations are Malta and Salzburg

flydubai announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions. With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe including Be...

SAS and Apollo extend partnership in record contract

SAS and Apollo are expanding their partnership regarding charter flights in a contract which covers three summer and three winter seasons through to 2024, with an option for an extension of a further two years to 2026. The partnership with Apollo represents SAS’ largest contract with a charter operator and is worth around SEK 3.4 billion over the first three years. The contract means SA...

First E2 for the African Continent - Air Peace took delivery

Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of their first E195-E2 aircraft today. The aircraft is now due to fly from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos to join the Air Peace fleet in Nigeria. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is...

BP and Qantas strategic partnership to advance Net Zero Emissions

Qantas and bp announced a strategic partnership to further advance their shared net zero ambitions. Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector and contribute to the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia.The two companies have agreed to explore ways in which bp’s global capabili...

Longest Lufthansa passenger flight with polar explorers on board

On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline has ever carried out. On behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, the Lufthansa Group's most sustainable aircraft, an Airbus A350-900, will be flying 13,700 kilomete...

Frontier Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and Frontier Airlines announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The engines will power 49 A320neo, 67 A321neo and 18 A321XLR aircraft, with the first of these aircraft currently scheduled for delivery in 2022. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Frontier with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise&r...

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SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

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flypop signs multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop announced that is has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease managem...