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First of 60 Air France Airbus A220s delivered

Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Cha...

Around the world in 7 days - SmartLynx A330 cargo flight

7 days – this is how long it takes for SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions and air cargo charters, to transport your freight shipment around the world. With 5 recently added Airbus A330 aircraft, modified to Zero LOPA, SmartL...


airBaltic launched flights to Dubai

airBaltic launched direct flights between Riga and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. airBaltic now connects both cities with four weekly flights.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are proud to offer our passengers such a unique destination as Dubai, which now connects the Baltic region with the United Arab Emirates with one of the longe...

Plans for a first 100% Electric Aircraft - Volotea, Air Nostrum & Dante Aeronautical

The consortium expects their first aircraft with this technology to be certified for flights in 2024 The 100% electric aircraft project led by Volotea, Air Nostrum and Dante Aeronautical will mean an important step towards a future with emission-free aviation. This aircraft will play a crucial role in establishing zero-emission regional air transport, enabling connections to be made between sma...

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot join forces to develop green aviation fuel

Gazprom Neft has entered into an agreement with Aeroflot on cooperating in producing Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), under a document signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Aeroflot CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum. This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot en...

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 pilots who had to be released due to the pandemic and airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are pleased to see a growing deman...

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 for the acquisition and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Following aircraft certification and successful delivery of the aircraft, the Company expects to start oper...

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 Space" shelf bins offer up to 60% more storage capacity. The new luggage compartments are equipped with easy to reach doors that do not encroach into the cabin aisle and provide a lower shelf height...

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 portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility i...

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 Korfiatis, flyadeal board members, dignitaries, partners, special guests and members of the media were present to mark the official introduction of the airline’s latest Airbus A320neo joining the fleet...

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 the new A321neo fleet.“Partnering with Qatar Airways is always energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and S...

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 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic&nbs...

TrustFlight Centrik and support services helps Flair keep standards high & costs low

New Canadian ultra low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines, has partnered with TrustFlight to provide comprehensive SMS and operational management support across its expanding fleet of aircraft, helping to deliver an efficient, cost-effective and robust culture of safety and compliance. TrustFlight combines a wealth of industry expertise with leading digital technology, which now includes operational...

SalamAir takes delivery of the first A321neo aircraft in Oman market

SalamAir has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft. The efficient A321neo delivers high levels of passenger comfort while expanding seating capacity through optimised use of cabin space. The A321neo will complement SalamAir's fleet of six A320neo. With the induction of the A321neo, SalamAir has become the first airline in the country to introduce the aircraft to its fleet. The...

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Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first A220-300

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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

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