Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Etihad Restructures Its Aircraft Order Book

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced restructuring its aircraft order book. The agreements with Airbus and Boeing were reached, although the details were not disclosed. In the overview of the 2018 results, Airbus revealed about the commercial discussion with Etihad to reduce airline’s A350 order by 42 A350-900, leaving 20 A350-1000 for […]

A380: Airbus to Stop Making World’s Largest Passenger Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, announced it will stop the production of its double-deck giant A380. The announcement came after the biggest customer for A380 aircraft, Emirates, reduced its orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. “As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis […]

British Airways Owner Stops Selling Shares to Non-EU Investors

Reading Time: 1 minute IAG, the owner of British Airways, announced that it stops selling its shares to non-EU investors. Under the EU rules, at least 50% of an airline’s stock must be EU-owned. Currently, the amount of shares owned by non-EU investors in the IAG reaches 47.5 per cent. IAG Group includes 5 airlines: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, […]

Lufthansa Sues Passenger for Skipping a Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2018 Lufthansa, the largest German airline, sued one of its passengers for intentionally skipping the last of its connecting flights. Reportedly, the flight was from Seattle to Oslo with a stopover in Frankfurt. As flight fares are subject to market forces, and therefore do not necessarily correlate to the distance flown, people are usually […]

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

Reading Time: 3 minutes A record-breaking Boeing 777X jetliner is almost ready for long-awaited rollout which is expected to happen already this month, in February 2019. Last month Boeing revealed that world’s biggest engines, GE9X, were already installed under the wings of the first 777X test aircraft. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of […]

Thomas Cook Considers Selling its Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading travel groups, announced a strategic review of its Group Airline in order to get greater financial flexibility and invest in its focus area – own-brand hotel portfolio. Selling the Group Airline could become one of the options. Group Airline consists of 4 airlines: Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Condor Germany, […]

Qantas Cancels Order for Airbus A380. What’s Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has announced cancelling the order for 8 Airbus A380, double-deck, widebody, four-engine airliners. The long-suffering superjumbo got another blow. Therefore, the airline which has 12 A80s in its fleet said it “remains committed to a major upgrade of its existing A380s, which begins in mid-calendar 2019”. Airbus in Talks with […]

Bombardier Boosts CRJ Program with a New Model

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncertainty which has been recently surrounding the CRJ Series finally put to an end. Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer, has boosted its CRJ regional aircraft program by announcing the launch of a new aircraft model – CRJ550. According to Bombardier’s statement, this will be “the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world”. The type certificate […]

Last Boeing 727 Aircraft Carrying Passengers Retired

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manufactured in April, 1980, Boeing 727 operating for Iran Aseman Airline made its final scheduled passenger flight from Zahedan city to Tehran in the middle of January, 2019, bringing the era of 727s to an end. This was world’s last Boeing 727 carrying passengers. Particularly this aircraft was 38-years-old and the last one to carry […]

Different Type of Aircraft for Different Region?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the […]