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An expanding cargo fleet - SmartLynx adds two more A321Fs

As part of an ambitious expansion strategy, SmartLynx Airlines has announced the addition of two more A321Fs to its growing cargo fleet. The two new cargo freighters aircraft will bring the airline’s A321F fleet to a total of eight (8) active aircraft of the type by the end of 2022. Smart...

Cheers & tears - Qantas International flights take-off

Nearly 600 days after Australia closed its international borders, Qantas commercial passenger flights have taken to the skies to reconnect Australia to the rest of the world. QF12 from Los Angeles touched down in Sydney at 6.00am today with no border or quarantine restrictions for incoming pass...


SITA launches free Digital Travel Declaration solution, supporting governments in safely opening their borders

SITA announced that to support the recovery of the travel industry, it will make its Digital Travel Declaration solution – which allows passengers to share required travel and health documentation with governments ahead of travel – available to governments free of charge globally. This is aimed at addressing the global challenge of submitting and verifying health documentation which re...

Etihad Airways sustainable slight reduces carbon emissions by 72%

On Saturday 23 October, Etihad Airways operated its most sustainable flight ever, leveraging the learnings and efficiencies developed over the last two years of its comprehensive sustainability programme to reduce carbon emissions (CO2) by 72% in absolute terms compared to the equivalent flight operated in 2019.  The London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi flight is part of the Etihad Greenliner Prog...

British Airways continues to upgrade fleet with Club Suite

British Airways is continuing with the roll out of its newest business class seat, Club Suite, as it continues to retrofit the seat across its Boeing 777 fleet, with the roll out expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The airline already has retrofitted a number of its Boeing 777 aircraft with the latest seat and will be working with Collins Aerospace to ensure the rest of the airline&r...

Ultra-low emission aircraft turn initiative reduces CO2 emissions by 97%*

easyJet and Bristol Airport announced they have achieved close to zero emission aircraft turnarounds through the use of electric powered ground equipment instead of Diesel. The initiative is part a collaboration between easyJet and Bristol Airport to decarbonise ground operations at the airport.  The trial results have shown a 97% reduction in CO2 emissions using the daily data produced throu...

Ready for take-off: Qantas gears Up to welcome customers back to International Travel

Qantas has unveiled a range of new experiences to join the return of much-loved customer favourites as the airline prepares to resume scheduled international flights next week for the first time in 20 months. While the international travel experience will largely be the same as pre-COVID, some things will look and feel a little different, particularly in the short-term. New initiatives i...

Breeze Airways unveils first Airbus A220 & brings total order to 80 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

An event at the Airbus delivery center in Mobile, Alabama allowed to Pratt & Whitney and Breeze Airways to celebrate the unveiling of the airline’s first A220-300 aircraft, powered exclusively by GTF engines! At the ceremony, Pratt & Whitney announced that Breeze had finalized agreements for GTF engines to power a total of 80 A220-300 aircraft, including the airli...

Additional 150 Spirit Airlines A320neo aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power its latest order of 100 firm and 50 option Airbus A320neo family aircraft, with deliveries expected to begin in 2023. The airline’s fleet will also be covered by a new EngineWise® Comprehensive long-term maintenance agreement. With this selection, Pratt & Whitney has announced more than 1,200 GTF engine o...

Base maintenance services for more than 140 easyJet aircraft - LHT

Lufthansa Technik has renewed a substantial base maintenance contract with easyJet for more than 140 aircraft of the airline's A320 family, which was initially signed back in 2016. This sucessful cooperation was now extended by another five years. The base maintenance services will be performed at Lufthansa Technik's facilities in Sofi...

Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

At MRO Europe Embraer announced a Pool Program agreement with KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The contract includes broad component support for the airline’s E195-E2s fleet. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide. The airline received the first E195-E2 of the 25 jets it has on order, at the beginning of 20...

Mesa Air Group becomes first scheduled airline launching drone delivery business in the U.S.

Mesa Air Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with aerospace technology company Flirtey to order 4 delivery drones, with an option to order an additional 500 aircraft. The agreement marks Mesa becoming the first scheduled airline to launch drone delivery in the U.S. Mesa and Flirtey are initially focusing on the last-mile food delivery industry, enabling Mesa to expand beyond the global air...

Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a 5 year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring  (SHM) digital solution. Scandinavian Airlines will apply Airbus’ Skywise Health Monitoring solution across its entire A320, A330 and A350 family fleet of 78 aircraft. “We are very pleased to see our long-time partner Scandin...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

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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

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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...

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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...