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Ryanair aims to become carbon neutral by 2050

Ryanair announced its decarbonisation strategy – Pathway to Net Zero. Developed to reduce its carbon emissions and the impact of its operations on the environment, this strategy outlines four core strategic pillars underpinning the airline’s ambitious goal of net carbon zero by...

Cebu Pacific selects SITA to enhance cockpit communications and optimize flight operations

Cebu Pacific Air has selected SITA to support its digital transformation agenda leveraging SITA’s renowned AIRCOM Cockpit Services integrated with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite network service. The combined solutions will enhance cockpit communications...


bp to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel until 2026

bp is to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel until 2026 as part of a new strategic collaboration with the global logistics company. The bp agreement is one of two deals comprising the largest sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) deals in aviation to date, with a combined volume of more than 800 million liters of SAF. The other supplier, entering in to separate agreement with DHL and makin...

Lufthansa LEOS is the launch customer of the all-electric towbarless aircraft tractor Phoenix E

Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling specialist of the Lufthansa Group, is the launch customer of the all-electric towbarless aircraft tractor Phoenix E from German manufacturer Goldhofer. The purely battery-electric vehicle operates at Frankfurt Airport. It can move aircraft with a take-off weight of up to 352 tons over short and long distances between parking areas, maintenance hangars, and depar...

New Caribbean airline - Arajet - order for 20 737 MAX jets

Boeing and Arajet announced the new Caribbean airline has ordered 20 737 MAX airplanes, specifically the high-capacity 737-8-200 model, to deliver low operating costs and expand affordable travel options in the Americas. Arajet also has options to purchase 15 additional 737 MAX jets which, along with existing lease agreements, could take the airline's new fuel-efficien...

AeroCRS welcomes BAR Aviation

AeroCRS is delighted to announce the implementation of BAR Aviation Uganda, licensed by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority offering domestic scheduled flights, regional and international charter services. After a thorough selection process, the migration and implementation were completed in record time with BAR Aviation Uganda to continue to grow existing services as well as initiate new des...

A foundations for extensive cooperation - Bamboo Airways and AFI KLM E&M

AFI KLM E&M and Bamboo Airways have set a basis for new cooperation over the long-term future, via a MOU outlining the MRO’s potential deployment of adaptive support solutions across a range of domains. Following on from their initial contracts focusing on the maintenance of Bamboo Airways’ fleet of 787, A320 and Embraer aircraft – AFI KLM E&M is now strengthening its col...

Airports and airlines call for all intra-EU COVID travel restrictions to be dropped

ACI EUROPE and the IATA called for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped, including all testing requirements, the need to present proof of vaccination, or complete a Passenger Locator Form. This includes dropping mask-wearing for travel within or between States where it is no longer required in other indoor environments. COVID-19,...

Qantas A380 first class takes off again

Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet. A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from the Californian desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard this month for the first time since...

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air launch Ascend Pilot Academy

Alaska Airlines and its regional partner Horizon Air are teaming up with Hillsboro Aero Academy, a premier flight school in the Pacific Northwest, to launch the Ascend Pilot Academy (APA). This new development program, designed for aspiring pilots, provides a simpler, more financially accessible path to becoming a commercial pilot at Horizon and eventually Alaska. The program is part of a lar...

First Airbus A330-300 freighter to be introduced to SmartLynx Airlines fleet

In a move to bolster its position as a leading air cargo carrier, SmartLynx Airlines has signed an agreement with Air Transport Services Group (Nasdaq: ATSG) to be one of the first customers to take delivery of 6 Airbus A330-300 P2F converted cargo freighters under the terms of a six-year lease. Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, commented: “The introduction of the A330-...

JetBlue now accepting applications for Pilot Gateway Programs

JetBlue is once again accepting applications for its pilot Gateways. With seven distinct education and training paths for pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, JetBlue’s industry-leading Gateways offer anyone with the talent and dream of flying a range of pathways into the industry, opening the door for more people to discover and define their own career path in aviation. As the...

First-ever HCare support contract for H160 - All Nippon Helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has signed with All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) a five-year HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for the customer’s first H160, demonstrating strong commitment to the entry into service of the aircraft. Under this customised HCare material management programme, ANH’s H160 is guaranteed the supply of spare parts and repaired parts at a fixed rate per flight ho...

Qatar Airways Cargo teams up with Cainiao to launch a weekly charter flight linking China and Brazil

Cainiao Network announced the partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo to launch a weekly charter flight from Hong Kong (HKG), China, to São Paulo (GRU), Brazil, and serve one of Cainiao’s fastest growing e-commerce destinations in Latin America.On 5 March, the first Cainiao chartered Boeing 777 freighter departed Hong Kong Airport (HKG) at 6.45 p.m. UTC, headed for Gu...

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