Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing […]

Wizz Air Begins Massive Expansion of Its Latvian Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air has announced a massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes. The routes will be from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in the United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm […]

Lufthansa Technik Becomes Launch Customer for A321LR ACJ

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik. Lufthansa Technik has now placed a total order of five Airbus aircraft on behalf of the German Government: three ACJ350-900s and two A321LRs. The aircraft will be multi-role capable and can be equipped for various types of missions, such […]

Wizz Air UK Adds the Second Base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air UK has opened a new, and the second, base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport alongside London Luton. The airline will allocate one Airbus A320 aircraft to the Yorkshire airport and will launch seven new routes to add to its existing Doncaster Sheffield network of ten routes. Wizz Air’s first flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport […]

Lufthansa Technik to Overhaul Norwegian’s Boeing 737 NG Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian, a European low-cost carrier and Lufthansa Technik have extended their cooperation for the overhaul of the carrier’s 90-aircraft Boeing 737 NG fleet by another five years.  The works will be done at Lufthansa Technik’s location in Budapest, Hungary, with the first contract events planned for September 2020. As one of a total of five […]

IATA: Impacts of the Crisis on the European Market Deepen

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the European aviation market are deepening further. Even with step by step recovering passenger numbers and reopening borders, flights are still more than 50% below the same period in 2019. “Passenger numbers are currently forecast to fall by around 60% in […]

GECAS Expands Order for Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter

Reading Time: < 1 minute GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has agreed with Boeing on the conversion of 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) options to firm orders and addition of nine more options to the GECAS Cargo order book. This recent order update brings GECAS total order book for the type to 74 (60 firm and 14 options). The […]

Rossiya Airlines to Operate up to 250 Aircraft by 2028

Reading Time: < 1 minute More details follow the recent Aeroflot Group’s strategy update. Rossiya Airlines, a member airline, is expected to grow its fleet up to 250 aircraft, Russian Aviation Insider reveals. To boost travelling in Russia and make more space for Russian-made Superjet 100 and the MC-21 aircraft, the Aeroflot Group has an ambitious plan. As to Rossiya, […]

Airbus in July: Four New Orders and 49 Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute After months of no new orders, Airbus has finally logged four bookings for its commercial aircraft. As of 31 July, Airbus gross orders stand at 369 aircraft, meanwhile considering all the cancellations, net orders total at 302. During the same month, Airbus handed over 49 planes from across the A220 and A320 aircraft families: two […]

Air India Express Plane Skids Off Runway and Breaks into Two

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air India Express flight IX-1344 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB), to Kozhikode, India (CCJ) skidded off the runway while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport and broke into two. According to BBC, it the aircraft crashed during the second attempt to land, as the first attempt was aborted due to poor weather conditions. The […]