Category: Airlines & Airports

KLM to Purchase Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft for $2.5 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Cityhopper has announced further expanding its Embraer fleet. The largest Embraer aircraft operator in Europe confirmed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 jets, including purchase rights for 14 additional aircraft. The initial order was placed during Paris Air Show 2019, originally it was announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with […]

Qantas to Invest $50 Million to Make Aviation Industry More Sustainable

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas Group has committed to making aviation industry more sustainable by reducing its net emissions up to zero by 2050. To reach this the Group will invest over $50 million over the next ten years. The aviation industry in general contributes around 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Therefore, by 2050 aviation is set […]

Air Canada Readies to Take First Canadian-Made A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Canada is about to receive the first Canadian-made Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which has just rolled out from the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. The aircraft, designed  in a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout, is expected to join the airline in December. Now, after being painted into the color of the […]

Another Attempt to Build an Airline on the Remains of WOW Air

Reading Time: 1 minute Talks about the revival of WOW Air have been continuing since March, 2019, since the airline went bankrupt. Currently, the latest information provides that there is the second attempt to bring back to life at least something of WOW Air. Although this time under the new name: PLAY. Some time ago it was announced that […]

IAG Acquires Another European Airline: Air Europa

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Spain’s Iberia, has announced that it will supplement its group of carriers with already the third Spanish airline – Air Europa – in  a deal worth $1.12 billion. Air Europa is a private Spanish airline offering scheduled domestic and international flights to 69 destinations, […]

El Al Bids an Impressive Final Farewell to Boeing 747 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes El Al, the flag carrier of Israel, has become the latest airline bidding the final farewell to its long-standing Boeing 747 fleet. After a 48-years bond, El Al marked this special event by tracing a silhouette of itself in the sky. The last flight of the El Al’s four-engined ‘Queen of the Skies’ (24.4 years […]

Air Premia Commits to Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Air Premia announced the Korean startup airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year. Air Premia, which plans to launch operations in 2020 is poised to become South Korea’s second Dreamliner operator. The commitment, valued at $1.4 billion […]

IndiGo Signs for 300 A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute India’s IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo Family aircraft. This marks one of Airbus’ largest aircraft orders ever with a single airline operator. This latest IndiGo order comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. This will take IndiGo’s total number of A320neo Family aircraft orders to 730. IndiGo is among […]

Dominance of Western-Built Aircraft in Russia Looks Set to Continue

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Russian airline industry’s widespread reliance on western-built aircraft now exceeds 90 per cent, according to analysis undertaken by Russian Aviation Insider’s sister publication ATO.ru. Furthermore, the research also shows that the dominant share of foreign-made aircraft in Russia’s collective fleet is likely to increase. Data used in the review is from Russian aviation agency […]

SmartLynx Malta Has Received Canadian FAOC

Reading Time: 1 minute ACMI provider SmartLynx Malta has received Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport. The FAOC was issued on 9th of October and is in effect without expiry date. Foreign air operators flying over Canadian air-space are required to have a certificate confirming compliance with federal aviation regulations of Canada. During […]