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Frontier Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and Frontier Airlines announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The engines will power 49 A320neo, 67 A321neo and 18 A321XLR aircraft, with the first of these aircraft currently scheduled for delivery in 2022. Pra...

Maintenance Training Organization established by airBaltic

airBaltic has established and received certification of its brand-new Maintenance Training Organization that, being a part of airBaltic Training, will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians.  airBaltic Maintenance Training Organization will be divided in...


AVIATAR Optimizes Maintenance Operations at United Airlines

Lufthansa Technik welcomes United Airlines as the newest user of its AVIATAR platform. The airline signed a contract in late 2020 for digital support through AVIATAR for its Boeing 777 and Airbus A320 fleet, with plans to work with Lufthansa Technik to develop new predictive maintenance solutions for its Boeing 737 fleet. Combining the strengths of the world's third largest Boeing 737 fleet...

airBaltic to expand maintenance at Riga Airport

airBaltic plans to build a new aircraft hangar at Riga Airport to maintain its fleet, thus reducing future maintenance costs and becoming more efficient. airBaltic has signed a building rights agreement with the Riga Airport in 2020. It is planned to launch the construction of the new hangar at the beginning of 2022 and to finish it by the end of 2023. Martin Gauss, Chief Exe...

Volotea carried 3.8 M passengers in 2020 and achieved a seat load of 90.7% across its network

Volotea published its results for the full year 2020, drawing up balanced figures. Last year, the airline’s strategy has been to quickly redefine its network by shifting predominantly to a domestic offer (86% of its network), in all the countries where it operates. This flexible stategy, combined with the best operational standards, allowed Volotea to achieve very satisfactory results i...

Norwegian appreciates support from the Norwegian Government

Norwegian announced that the government of Norway has decided to support and contribute to the airline’s funding of new capital, pending certain conditions. This move significantly increases Norwegian’s chances of working through the crisis caused by the pandemic and to position itself as a key player within Norwegian and European aviation. “On behalf of everyone at Norwegian,...

European plan for Aviation Safety 2021-2025 published

EASA published the 10th edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) covering 2021 - 2025. EPAS sets out the strategic priorities and enablers, and the main risks affecting the European aviation system, while also defining the necessary actions to mitigate the risks, with the paramount objective of further improving aviation safety. The Plan provides a coherent and transparen...

One of the first to trial IATA Travel Pass - Emirates

Emirates has partnered with the IATA to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel...

Six Fearless Forecasts set for 2021 including the expected growth in aircraft leasing to finance airline fleet renewal

Avolon issued its 2021 outlook paper titled ’Looking to Recovery’. The paper reviews the key trends in the aviation industry for airlines, manufacturers, and lessors, identifying themes that are likely to shape the year ahead and setting out six ‘Fearless Forecasts’ for 2021. Jim Morrison, Head of Portfolio Management at Avolon and author of the 2021 Outlook Pa...

Air travel down 60 per cent, as airline industry losses top $370 billion: ICAO

The ICAO said, that as seating capacity fell by around 50 per cent last year, that left just 1.8 billion passengers taking flights through 2020, compared with around 4.5 billion in 2019.  That adds up to a staggering financial loss to the industry of around $370 billion, “with airports and air navigation services providers losing a further 115 billion and 13 billion, resp...

airBaltic passes IATA Operational Safety Audit

airBaltic has passed operational safety audit on the compliance with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operations Safety standards that was recently carried out by well-known and reliable Audit Organisation Aviation Quality Services. IATA member airlines are subject to a thorough audit every two years against the IATA Operational Safety Audit...

Aviation sector and NGOs agree on sustainability of future fuels

Given that EU leaders have committed to achieving a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050, there is a growing focus on how to accelerate the transition towards climate-neutral aviation.As the European Union considers new policies to support sustainable aviation fuels,including via the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, a group of aviation companies, researchorganisations and environmental groups have co...

Norwegian to focus on a strong European network

Board of Directors of Norwegian Air has outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short-haul route network. With this plan, Norwegian can build a robust and solid company that will attract investors and continue to serve new and existing customers. Norwegian has long been recognized as an industry leader in low-cost travel, winning numerous awards. The company will build on th...

easyJet cabin crew to be fast tracked to support the NHS vaccination programme

Following easyJet’s recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being recruited and fast tracked to support the NHS as part of the vital nationwide effort to distribute the Coronavirus vaccine. The airline wrote to the UK Prime Minister in November to offer support to the Government on its efforts to implement the national Covid-19 vaccination programme this winter....

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STARLUX Airlines first flight landing in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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

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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 whic...

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 alre...