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Airbus A321 freighter – synergy between costs and convenience

Probably one of the longest ongoing rivalries in the aviation market is the one between two aircraft manufacturing giants - Airbus and Boeing. For years the companies had been head to head, trying to outsmart the other and take over the lucrative market. And while for many years world’s oldest...

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express sign Totalcare agreement for A330 engines

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have announced they have both signed a TotalCare® agreement for the Trent 700 engines that currently power the eight Airbus A330 freighter aircraft of the worldwide operating logistics company. The agreement will also cover any Trent 700 engines that are added to...


airBaltic 26th Airbus 220-300 delivery and takeover of its passenger handling at Riga Airport

On May 2, 2021 airBaltic welcomed its 26th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAZ, in Riga. This is the first out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options for the same a...

Silk Way West Airlines orders five Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Silk Way West Airlines today announced the private cargo operator will expand its international network with an order for five 777 Freighters. The deal marks the first purchase of the long-range, high capacity twin-engine freighter in the Caspian region and Central Asia. The airplanes will enable the airline to increase its capacity to meet growing cargo demand around the globe....

JetBlue took delivery of A321LR with the first Airspace interior

JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first of 13 A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior. These new A321LRs support JetBlue’s plan to open its highly anticipated transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year. In addition to these 13 new A321LRs, the airline also has on order another 57 Airbus aircraft comprising other A321neo varian...

Total of 96 routes in 2021 - airBaltic adds new flights

airBaltic announces that starting from July it will launch new destinations from Riga to Valencia in Spain, Pisa in Italy and Kos in Greece. This year the company will offer a network of more than 96 routes from the Baltics, including eight newly announced routes from Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As vaccination rates improve across Europe, we se...

First JetBlue Airbus A220 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines entered service

Pratt & Whitney along with JetBlue Airways celebrated the entry into service of the airline’s first A220 aircraft which is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The event was commemorated with a gate ceremony at Boston Logan International Airport, attended by representatives from JetBlue, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney, after which the plane departed for Tampa Internation...

Air Manas enters service with first Airbus A220 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

 Pratt & Whitney and Air Manas celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A220-300 aircraft today, leased through GTLK Middle East, and powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. “We are delighted to welcome the first GTF-powered A220 aircraft to fleet,” said Talgat Nurbaev, General Director of Air Manas. “These new, state-of-the-...

Japan Airlines opens direct flights from Sheremetyevo to Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines began operating regular flights on 23 April on the Tokyo - Moscow - Tokyo route from Sheremetyevo International Airport to Haneda Airport, reviving a historic route opened in 1967. An official event was held at Sheremetyevo to commemorate this significant event with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan...

Bees Airline selected AeroCRS as their technology partner

The AeroCRS team is excited to announce that Bees Airline joined the AeroCRS family and is already live with AeroCRS PSS and AeroCRS Network. Bees Airline is a start-up airline from Ukraine that received its AOC in March 2021 and is planning to offer 15 scheduled routes and also 16 charter routes to leisure destinations. Bees Airline currently has two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s but plans to grow...

Finnair to fly to over 60 destinations in summer 2021

Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries.  In June, Finnair will resume flights to destinations like Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius. Additional frequencies will also be added to Greek islands such as Rhodes, Chania and...

2021 Rome ecoFlight Highlights

Etihad Airways once again takes to the skies with its first Greenliner eco trial flight (ecoflight) for 2021,  testing eco-friendly initiatives in support of sustainable aviation. With the objective to be the “Safest, Greenest flight”; this ecoflight will demonstrate Covid-19 health and safety measures (Wellness) alongside environmental conservation priorities (Sustainability). Op...

DHL Express MENA increases regional fleet capacity with 7 New Boeing 767-300Fs

DHL Express MENA recently announced the expansion of its regional aviation fleet with the addition of seven new Boeing 767-300F freighters scheduled to be inducted starting this month and gradually during the course of 2021. This marks another milestone in the logistic company’s efforts to enhance its regional aviation network with modern, cost effective and reliable aircraft, and improve it...

New airBaltic Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport

airBaltic and Riga Airport have signed a land reservation agreement for building a new Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport. The new cargo hangar will be the largest dedicated air cargo handling facility in the Baltics. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For years airBaltic Cargo has provided essential mail and cargo shipments to and f...

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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...