Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Condor Cleared to Reshape as Receives a €380 Million Rescue Loan

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Commission has approved plans to grant a €380 million loan to Condor, the German leisure airline and subsidiary of the now defunct Thomas Cook Group. Even after the insolvency of a parent group, Condor continued its flight operations according to the plan. Thus, the airline is interested in saving its “healthy business” and […]

Air Austral and Airbus Sign a Purchase Agreement for Three A220s

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus secures its first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region – Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft. The A220 has become a choice for the airline’s renewal of medium- and short-haul fleet. According to the media release, deliveries of new planes are due to begin in the end […]

Why Do 50% of Pilots Fail During the Initial Airline Assessment Process?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Safety. Aviation is all about safety. No matter from which angle you consider it. The aim of the industry will always remain the same: safe and quality flights from the point A to the point B. We have already analysed the subject from the perspective of pilot training revealing that the qualification-based education is not […]

Boeing Considers Launching Re-Engined 767-XF

Reading Time: 1 minute Multiple reports reveal that Boeing is considering the possibility of launching a re-engined Boeing 767 cargo aircraft called the 767-XF. The passenger model of this type is also a matter of study. According to FlightGlobal, the main Boeing’s focus is on the opportunity of developing enhanced aircraft to serve air freight market. The new plane […]

IndiGo Takes Delivery of 1,000th Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Indian airline IndiGo has become a special customer to Airbus. The carrier took the delivery of 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft, to be more precise, A321neo. India’s largest passenger airline is also the carrier having the largest amount of Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order (430 planes in total). As for now, the airline operates the […]

Another Blow to Boeing: Aeroflot Drops Order for 22 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Another Boeing program has been put under pressure. This time it is Boeing 787 aircraft. The Russian carrier Aeroflot has announced about cancellation of the order for 22 planes of the type. The statement was not publicly released by any of the parties but buried in Boeing’s monthly order release. This order had been an […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

EASA to Order Airbus A380 Checks for Wing Cracks

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed to issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requesting the operators of Airbus A380 aircraft to check its superjombo jets for trailing-edge cracks. After the cracks in the left and right sides of wing trailing edge (TE) devices of Airbus A380 planes in-service were found, the EASA proposed […]

New Aircraft | Short Take-Off and Landing ATR 42-600S

Reading Time: 1 minute A regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has announced that its Board of Directors approved the development of a brand new STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft: ATR 42-600S. This plane will not replace the ATR 42-600. This would be a new version of the existing ATR 42-600 aircraft able to perform take-off and landing on […]

Pilots of Southwest Airlines Sue Boeing For Over $100 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) representing over 10,000 pilots of the US airline has filled a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for $100 million over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft. According to the media release issued by SWAPA, pilots are seeking damages in the lawsuit due to the fact that the plane-maker was “deliberately misleading […]