Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

airBaltic to Take off after the Crisis without Boeing 737 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic, the Latvian carrier, is set to take off after the crisis with reduced fleet, meaning that the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft will be phased out yet this year, the CEO of airBaltic, Martin Gauss, revealed in the interview with LETA, Latvian state-owned news agency LETA. The decision does not come as a surprise, though. […]

Avolon Drops Order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX and Four A330neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute Avolon, aircraft lessor, has announced that it is adjusting its orders to the current market needs. The company cancelled the order for 75 unplaced Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and rescheduled deliveries of 16 aircraft of the same time to start from 2024 or even later. Although Avolon cancelled its booking for 75 MAX jets, including […]

Wizz Air to Stand Out and Take 15 New Airbus Aircraft in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute While aviation is in its worst crisis, while hundreds of aircraft are parked on the runways for indefinite time, while airlines are sending older plane types into early retirement, some airlines are still determined to stick to the aircraft delivery schedules. One of such carriers seems to be Wizz Air. According to Bloomberg, one of […]

Dubai Allows Emirates to Resume Limited Number of Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided Emirates with a right to resume some of its passenger flights beginning 6 April, 2020. Since 25 March the airline had its aircraft grounded amid the UAE government decision to suspend all passenger flights in an attempt to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the authorities has […]

EASA Certifies Cargo Seat Bags for A320 Family Aircraft Cabins

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus has accelerated development of various advancements to help aviation better cope with the crisis and maintain vitally important supply lines worldwide. One of the latest achievements – cargo seat bags for Airbus A320 family aircraft passenger cabins to transport commercial and humanitarian supplies developed by Colibri Aero and J&C Aero. Both companies, headquartered […]

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

EU Suspends 80/20 Airport Slot Use Rule until End of October

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has taken a bold step to help airlines and mitigate the damage to the airlines created by the coronavirus. The EU has suspended the 80/20 airport slot use rule until the end of the summer season. This move secures airlines with full flexibility in arranging their schedules and allows them to avoid […]

Airbus Suspends Most Production in Spain for Over a Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the recently introduced measures by the Spanish Government aimed at fighting against the coronavirus, Airbus has made a decision to stop a huge part of its production in the country. As for now, Spain is one of the most affected European countries, thus, the measure to reduce all non-essential activities in the country are […]

Avion Express Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Cargo Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the growing need of freight services created by the deadly coronavirus, many passenger airlines, ACMI operators, etc., are actively allying with cargo carriers to support the world with vitally important supplies. One of the latest operators which has joined the team is Avion Express, one of the leading narrow-body ACMI operators. The company […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]