50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airlines news

Latest aviation and aerospace news

Latest Airlines news

Azorra delivers first two Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Royal Jordanian Airlines

Azorra celebrated delivery of first two Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Royal Jordanian Airlines. A ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos on Monday was followed today by an arrival celebration in Amman, Jordan, hosted by Royal Jordanian Airlines. The full ag...

Lufthansa Group selects Viasat for in-flight connectivity upgrades

Lufthansa Group has selected Viasat to equip more than 150 additional aircraft – across its Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines fleets – with the European Aviation Network in-flight connectivity solution. EAN combines S-band satellite coverage provided by Viasat with a comp...


easyJet orders CFM LEAP-1A engines to power new fleet of A320neo family aircraft

easyJet ordered CFM LEAP-1A engines to power a fleet of 157 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo, which will be delivered from 2029, along with spare engines and a multi-year services agreement. The aircraft order was announced in December 2023. This order strengthens a successful partnership of more than 25 years between the two companies. easyJet current...

With the acquisition of Skytrans, Avia Solutions Group expands to Australia

Avia Solutions Group has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire Australian airline, Skytrans. The acquisition process is planned to be completed in March 2024, subject to the fulfillment of specific transaction conditions. Skytrans is an Australian-owned and operated airline and air charter business. The airline operates Regular Public Transport and charter services, with a cu...

IndiGo extends its service agreement with CAE for its Cadet Pilot Programme

IndiGo extends its service agreement with CAE, IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme. Under this agreement, IndiGo will expand its partnership with CAE for a tailormade pilot career programme to meet the needs of future Junior First Officer requirements and contribute to IndiGo’s strategic expansion plans.The partnership with CAE started in 2011 and till December 2023, IndiGo has...

Virgin Australia set to increase regional network in significant partnership expansion with Link Airways

Regional Australians are set to benefit under a new codeshare partnership with Link Airways that will increase Virgin Australia’s footprint in regional Australia from today by approximately 45 per cent. Seventeen new regional codeshare services operated by Link Airways, the equivalent of 90 flights per week, will be added to Virgin Australia’s domestic network under the partnershi...

airBaltic marks 2023 as a year of development

Summarizing the key statistics and milestones of the year 2023, airBaltic announced the previous year has continued the company’s purposeful growth and development, also surpassing many pre-pandemic results. The following report presents data, including count of passengers, flights, destinations, fleet, cargo, employees, technical and operational achievements, and other, which repr...

Domestic and international expansion - Akasa Air orders 150 more Boeing 737 MAX

Akasa Air has placed a follow-on 737 MAX order, confirming 150 more fuel-efficient jets in its order book. The purchase of 737-10 airplanes and additional 737-8-200 jets by India’s all-737 operator was revealed at the Wings India 2024 airshow. Akasa Air will leverage the 737 MAX family to expand its domestic and international network in the coming years. Since launching operations...

Qantas to take off from the top end to Singapore

Qantas is launching a second international route from Darwin, with direct flights from the Northern Territory to Singapore. New Qantas flights will add more than 60,000 seats on the route each year and provide visitors to Australia with a convenient gateway to access to some iconic Top End experiences. The flights will provide Territorians with a direct Qantas option to Singapore and also a s...

90 seconds to evacuate the plane - SAFEsky Frederick Reitz on JAL A350 inflight crew

A rare accident occurred on January 2, 2024 at Tokyo airport. Landing Japan Airlines Airbus A350 collided with coast guard aircraft on the runway, bursting into flames immediately after touching down. After numerous opinions, posts and articles on JAL A350 accident and Alaska Airlines incident, I had to reach out to THE safety expert again to get his opinion on both cases. Fred...

In-flight entertainment content licensing revenues expected to exceed $300m in 2024

The Future of In-flight entertainment content is Valour Consultancy latest report and provides a timely overview of key developments that have occurred across the IFE content licensing landscape since 2020. Overall, the market has experienced a strong recovery in the post-COVID era, with content licensing revenues reaching over $U.S. 300 million in 2024 as there is demand among airlines...

MEHAIR orders 20 ZeroAvia ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines

MEHAIR placed a conditional order for up to 20 ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines. The order adds to the over 2,000 engine pre-orders secured by ZeroAvia. MEHAIR has historically offered services across the Indian sub-continent, commencing with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2011. The company now has ambitious plans to grow across a range of sub-regional routes across India with bo...

Emirates readies to recruit 5,000 cabin crew from six continents in 2024

Emirates celebrates the new year and the imminent arrival of its spanking new fleet of Airbus A350s with a global cabin crew recruitment drive with a difference. The 5,000 new joiners will ensure the airline’s commitment to offering the world’s best inflight experience maintains a steady course. The recruitment drive is designed primarily for those who will soon or have recen...

EASA proposes first EU-wide regulation on ground handling

EASA published the first-ever proposal to regulate ground handling across European Union airports, to increase the safety, cybersecurity and consistency of all the actions that happen on the ground before and after a flight, delivering benefits to passengers and their airlines. This Opinion, for the first time, proposes a regulation that will affect approximately 300 000 worker...

Upcoming events

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2024

28/05/2024 - 30/05/2024
Germany, Hamburg

EBACE 2024

28/05/2024 - 30/05/2024
Switzerland, Geneva

Essential news

St. Barth Executive orders P2012 STOL for regular services

St Barth Executive, French VIP airline based in the Caribbean, is the launch customer for Tecnam’s twin-engine, 11-seat P2012 STOL. The scheduled service from Guadeloupe (SBH/TFFR) to St Ba...

Ground-breaking airport hydrogen trial next critical step on journey to achieving zero emission aviation

A ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial, led by easyJet and supported by several cross-industry partners, has been successfully completed at Bristol Airport – the first airport trial...

Azorra delivers first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot

Azorra is celebrating delivery of the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. A special handover ceremony was attended by senior execut...

iOS Apps development in Riga, Latvia The drones news

Top of the week

Condor takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Condor has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo on lease from Avolon following an event in Toulouse. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s ongoing fleet modernisation which already inc...

WestJet acquires Shell Aviation’s first SAF available for purchase in Canada

WestJet has purchased the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation as another step forward in making Canada’s aviation industry more sustainable. With...

BAA Training prepares future pilots for Luxair, Luxembourg’s premier airline

BAA Training partnered with Luxair, the flag carrier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Under the signed agreement, Luxair will send independently selected pilots to be trained at BAA Training&rsq...

magniX announces Letter of Intent with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 electric engines

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 50 magni650 electric engines. magniX’s electric propulsion units will be used to electrify...

easyJet reopens applications for 2024 Pilot Training Programme in drive to recruit 1000 new pilots

easyJet has opened its renowned Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme, which takes aspiring pilots with little or no experience to the cockpit of an Airbus A320 commercial airliner in around two...

GetJet Airlines completes summer fleet with Airbus A320 aircraft

Just in time for the busiest time of the year, IOSA-approved Lithuanian ACMI and charter carrier GetJet Airlines has completed its summer season fleet with the addition of an Airbus A320-200 unit, bri...

Mental health challenge in civil aviation - The Royal Aeronautical Society publishes paper

The Royal Aeronautical Society has published a paper on the mental health challenge to civil aviation safety, covering both psychosocial risk management and mental health. The paper explores the impac...