Category: Airlines & Airports

ACMI Service: Present and Future of Aviation

Reading Time: 3 minutes As market competition intensifies, more often airlines are striving to increase their efficiency while reducing numerous risks related to business operations. In result ACMI providers such as Latvian-based SmartLynx Airlines (SmartLynx) are becoming a solution for other aviation companies. This trend has made SmartLynx the largest ACMI provider in Europe. Aleksandrs Gusevs, Board Member of […]

ANA Places Order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese airline group ANA HOLDINGS has committed up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s. With the recent order worth over $5 billion at list prices, the group’s total order for the type exceeds 100 aircraft. “These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as […]

SWISS Welcomes Its First Airbus A320neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute The flag carrier of Switzerland has welcomed the first out 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, the plane took off from Hamburg, Germany.  The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new-generation engines, Sharklets and cabin efficiency enablers, which together deliver 20% fuel savings.

Breaking Stereotypes: Woman at the Controls of an Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most likely the first association with an airplane pilot will be a male in an accurate uniform. The picture is not completely inaccurate since about 95% of all active pilots in the world are in fact male. However, there is a small, but brave part of this profession that is growing every year – pilot […]

Bamboo Airways Considers Ordering Boeing 777X Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the African proverb says, however long the night, the dawn will break. However long the Boeing crisis, something positive will finally break, for example, for the 777X program. Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways confirmed being in talks with Boeing on 12 of its newest widebody twinjets 777X, FlightGlobal reports. This is one of the most […]

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the major carriers of the United States, has announced that starting 1 March, 2020, it commits $1 billion to reduce its carbon footprint and become the first carbon neutral airline worldwide over the next decade. Aviation accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta admits there is no […]

AEGEAN Begins a New Era with Brand New Airbus A320neos

Reading Time: < 1 minute AEGAN, the flag carrier of Greece, has begun a new era with a new livery, new identity and three brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The planes will be equipped with latest technology Pratt & Whitney engines. By 2025 AEGEAN expects to receive 46 A320neo and A321neo aircraft, with an option for 12 additional aircraft (up […]

Green Africa Airways Commits to 50 Airbus A220-300s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft from Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline. The biggest ever order for the type from Africa. The MoU was signed during the Singapore Airshow. Even though the coronavirus impacted the show and a number of participants have not attended the event, Airbus managed […]

Air Italy Ceases Operations and Goes Into Liquidation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Italy, the second largest airline in Italy after the flag carrier Alitalia, has suspended operations and, following the owners’ decision, will be liquidated after 25 February, 2020. Air Italy on its website said that flights until February 25 would be operated by other carriers, meanwhile, flights booked after that day will be “re-protected or […]

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]