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What in the cards for after the pandemic?

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert How serious can we take the various messages and forecasts about the post-pandemic era? In essence, many of them boil down to telling the audience that if their feet are numb, polishing their shoes is the ultimate solution, because it will reflect the sunshine. That can make...

Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 & BL3710 into hybrid layout on TAP Air Portugal new Airbus fleet

Recaro Aircraft Seating has integrated its SL3710 and BL3710 into a hybrid layout on TAP Air Portugal’s new Airbus fleet. TAP was the first announced customer for SL3710 seat, and their A320 is the first Airbus aircraft to be equipped with the...


Verified to Fly - Etihad Airways introduces travel document initiative

From 12 May 2021, travellers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be able to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport. Guests can arrive at the airport with confidence and with peace of mind, knowing they have met all essential requirements before their flight.   With the formalities out of the way,...

SmartLynx Airlines adds 5 Airbus A330 aircraft for cargo operations and land into long-haul market

SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions, is excited to announce an important addition to its Airbus fleet. Currently operated Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft will be joined by Airbus A330 aircraft type with a goal to become leaders of long-haul market. 5 Airbus A330 aircraft will be modified to Zero LOPA by removing passenger seats and prepar...

STARLUX Airlines first flight landing in Ho Chi Minh City

Taiwan newly founded airline STARLUX Airlines, with its very first flights to Macau, Penang and Danang on 23 January last year, officially launched its inaugural flight flying between Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei. STARLUX has been adjusting its schedule and choosing to open new routes to important business destinations in response to market demand dur...

MTU Maintenance delivers 500th CF34-10E engine to Kenya Airways

MTU Maintenance, global leader in customized aero engine solutions handed over its of 500th overhauled CF34-10E to valued customer Kenya Airways in a virtual ceremony yesterday. MTU Maintenance has maintained a number of Kenya Airways’ CF34-10E engines since 2016 and CFM56 engines since 2019. “We are honoured to be MTU’s 500th CF34-10E engine customer,” says Ev...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog, is USD 449.1 million, based on current list prices. “We have navigated through the...

Helvetic Airways migrated to AeroCRS

Swiss-based, Helvetic Airways, migrated to AeroCRS from their custom-made system which was in use by the airline for several years. Helvetic Airways will use the full suite of services by AeroCRS which include AeroCRS PSS, AeroCRS Network and AeroCRS Analytics. Established in 2003, Helvetic Airways offers flights to European destinations in the short and medium-haul sectors and operat...

Around Half of airBaltic employees are vaccinated, New flights to Pisa, Valencia and Kos

airBaltic informs that during three days of vaccination 410 employees of the company have used the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine next to more employees who have already received their vaccination against Covid-19 elsewhere. airBaltic is one of the first companies in Latvia to implement state-provided vaccination at the workplace, carried out by Klī...

Why aircraft need to be washed regularly

Aircraft exterior washing is often overlooked by the airlines, causing them to miss out on the benefits of a clean airplane. Corrosion, paint damage, and people’s perception of the airline’s success can be detrimental to the carrier’s operations. A clean aircraft projects a picture of efficiency, safety, and success; here’s why. A clean aircraft is an airline’s bus...

Munich Airport becomes Gateway for the Baltics

Since the beginning of May, AirBaltic connects the Estonian capital Tallinn with Munich. The airline now offers flights from Munich to all three Baltic capitals (Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn). Following the recent move from Terminal 1 to the awarded Terminal 2, AirBaltic offers passengers quick connections via Munich to many destinations within the global Lufthansa/Star Alliance network. Currently...

Embraer and Breeze Airways signed pool program agreement

Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program Agreement with the U.S. carrier Breeze Airways to support a wide range of repairable components for the airline’s E190s and E195s fleet. The agreement includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center, which will support the start of the airline’s op...

Continued Lufthansa Group fleet modernization and purchases ten long-haul aircraft

Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated...

more booking flexibility than ever before - easyJet and easyJet holidays enhance Protection Promise

easyJet and easyJet holidays have launched even more flexible policies as part of their ‘Protection Promise’ to provide customers with more confidence to book a trip this summer, knowing that if their plans change, so can their booking. With international travel set to relaunch from the UK on 17th May with a traffic light system in place, the airline believes that it will be...

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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...

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

On September 16, 2021 airBaltic welcomed its 31st Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABE, in Riga. This is the sixth out of seven planned Airbus A220-300&nbs...