Author: Karolina Prokopovič

Airbus Sees Slight Increase in June Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time, every improvement, even the tiniest, is worth a great deal. Airbus has reported that it succeeded in handing over 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020. It is 12 planes more than in May, and 22 aircraft more than in April. The trend of increase seems to by steadily positive, although highly impacted […]

Avolon Cancels Order for Additional 27 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even though Boeing is close to re-certification of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, the recent series of orders’ termination seems to continue further. This time aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced about the cancellation of commitments for 27 aircraft of the type. This cancellations come in addition to 75 dropped bookings for the 737 MAX […]

Lufthansa Group Cuts 100 Aircraft; Halts Germanwings

Reading Time: < 1 minute The second wave of restructuring measures implemented by the Lufthansa Group has been revealed. Among the key decisions: Group’s fleet reduction by 100 aircraft and suspension of Germanwings operations. Across all its business units, Lufthansa Group confirmed having a calculated personnel surplus of at least 22,000 full-time positions. This includes leadership and administration positions as […]

Abu Dhabi’s First Low-Cost Carrier to Start Operations in a Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 14 July, 2020, the first Abu Dhabi’s low-cost airline – Air Arabia Abu Dhabi – is expected to take off for the inaugural flight to Alexandria. The new carrier will start operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is the joint venture between Etihad and […]

Air France and HOP! to Cut Over 7,500 Jobs in Three Years

Reading Time: < 1 minute At Air France and HOP! harsh cost-saving measures have also been inevitable. Both carriers are adapting to the new environment with tailored strategic solutions for the upcoming future. Workforce cuts are unavoidable.  In a statement the airline reveals that during three months of the turbulence, its “activity and revenue fell by 95%, and at the […]

ATR Aims to Validate Its Aircraft Type Certification in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute ATR is making efforts to clear way for its aircraft to enter China. The France-based planemaker has announced about the progress of the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948, also known as the ATR 42-600, in China. A three-hour certification flight test took off and landed in Toulouse in the beginning of […]

Ryanair and BALPA Agree on 20% Pay Cut for UK Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), a trade union for UK pilots, have reached a four-year agreement on 20% pay reduction (to be restored over four years). Along with salary cuts, under the agreement, accepted by 96% of Ryanair’s UK pilots, come productivity improvements on rosters, flexible working patterns and annual leave to […]

INTERVIEW | Crisis Hit Vietnamese Aviation Differently. Why?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Before the coronavirus hit, Vietnam, with a population of nearly 96 million people, was one of the most dynamically growing markets on the globe. Over 100 million visitors came to explore Vietnam in 2019 alone. None denies the fact that this market will be further expanding and booming. The way aviation in Vietnam has gone […]

Ryanair Returns with Over 1,000 Daily Flights in July

Reading Time: < 1 minute The beginning of July marked the renewal of air services in many countries and for many operators. For example, low-coster Ryanair has returned to flying with over 1,000 daily flights all across Europe in July. By introducing more flights, Ryanair is placing back on track with almost 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network. Although frequencies […]

FAA and Boeing Complete 737 MAX Certification Flight Tests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Usually the events we are waiting so long for end in the blink of an eye. Boeing has been working until the start of 737 MAX re-certification flights for over a year. Now, after three days of testing, the certification flight tests are over. Through the 29 June – 1 July, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]