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Southern Airways expands its fleet with 2 TECNAM P2012 Travellers

Southern Airways signed an agreement for a purchasing of their first two P2012 Travellers in the passenger transportation commuter configuration with the intention of adding up to four more aircraft within 12 – 18 months. Comfortably accommodating nine passengers with one or two crew, the...

Ethiopian Airlines expands its fleet of Diamond Aircraft Flight Simulators

With the recent purchase of three Diamond Aircraft flight training devices, Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) is now operating a fleet of five state-of-the art simulators. EAL added one DA40 FSTD and two DA42 Convertible FSTD’s to their existing DA40 FSTD and DA42 FSTD including upgrades of the la...


Asia first major Corporate SAF Programme - Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is launching its pilot Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme, the first major programme of its kind in Asia. The programme provides corporate customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint from business travel or airfreight by contributing to the use of SAF uplifted for the first time from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on Cathay Pacific flights....

Air Canada one-day passenger load exceeds 100,000 customers

Air Canada has flown more than 100,000 customers in a single day for the first time since early in the pandemic as passenger loads continue to rebound with customers returning to travel. "We were very pleased to have had 100,701 customers board our planes on April 15, 2022, as travellers steadily return. Clearly there is a pent-up demand for travel that is matched only by our enthusia...

Air France launched AIR FRANCE ACT - new CO2 emissions reduction strategy

As part of its contribution to meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below +2°C, the aviation industry must step up its environmental transition. For this reason, Air France is launching an “Air France ACT” programme setting out the airline’s new CO2 emissions reduction strategy. This strategy is based on 3 priorities:&nb...

Ryanair signed 5 year maintenance agreement with Joramco Maintenance

Ryanair announced a 5 year heavy maintenance agreement with Jordan based MRO provider, Joramco, which will see the airline utilising up to 6 heavy maintenance bay slots at its facility in Amman, Jordan. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for winter maintenance...

Star Air launches the first non-stop flight between Belagavi and Nagpur

On 16th of April 2022, Star Air, the aviation arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group will operate the first direct flight between Belagavi and Nagpur under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. With no prior direct flights between the two cities, Star Air will become the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this remarkable feat. Also known as the Tiger Capital of India&nb...

Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel advocate power-to-liquid technology

On 14 of April 2022 at 09:07 CET, the Lufthansa Cargo freighter with the registration D-ALFK took off for the first time under flight number LH8406 to Seoul, South Korea (ICN) with a new flight-ready livery: with the inscription "Flying into the Future CO2-neutral" and the addition "Power-to-Liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel", logistics service provider Kuehne+Nagel an...

Emirates to launch NFTs and experiences in the metaverse

Emirates will soon launch NFTs and exciting experiences in the metaverse for its customers and employees. The airline, which has earned a reputation for its innovative products and customer-centric services, today unveiled its plans to build signature brand experiences in the metaverse, alongside both collectible and utility-based NFTs. The first projects are already underway, with launch anticipa...

Air France-KLM confirms order for four A350F

Air France-KLM has finalised its order with Airbus for four new generation A350F freighters, following the earlier commitment announced in December 2021. The freighters are destined to  increase Air France’s cargo capacity with the most efficient and sustainable cargo aircraft available in the market.  The A350F is based on the world's most modern long range leader, the...

New livery for U.S. based Global Crossing Airlines by J&C Aero

J&C Aero and Global Crossing Airlines signed an agreement for the development of a new livery design for the carrier’s aircraft operated under the GlobalX brand.  Under the agreement, J&C Aero engineers and livery designers developed a brand-new design for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft that are used by GlobalX for ACMI and passenger charter operations across the U...

CDB Aviation signed new sale and leaseback agreement with Volaris for five Airbus aircraft

CDB Aviation entered into a new sale and leaseback agreement with its existing customer, Volaris (“Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V.”), for a fleet of five Airbus aircraft, encompassing two A320neos and three A321neos. The new agreement brings the number of CDB Aviation aircraft on lease to Volaris to a total of thirteen aircraft, whic...

BARIG airlines look forward to numerous passengers during Easter season

With the start of this year Easter vacation season, airlines are once again adjusting their capacities to meet the continuous increase in travel demand. The BARIG considers the airlines to be well-prepared for the upcoming wave of vacationers during Easter, even if the circumstances are not optimal due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As Secretary General of the airline associat...

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 seat count increased up to 149

airBaltic reports that as the Airbus A220-300 aircraft is now certified to operate up to 149 seats, the company’s fleet is undergoing gradual change in cabin configuration, unblocking additional seats that couldn’t be used previously. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic commented: “In late February we received our first airBaltic Ai...

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Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots fro...

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