Category: Airlines & Airports

Avianca Brasil Files For Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, the fourth largest airline in Brasil, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after three aircraft lessors sued the carrier for return of close to 30% of its all-Airbus fleet of about 50 aircraft. According to Avianca Brasil statement, the bankruptcy filing came a result of a failure to reach a “friendly settlement.” Avianca […]

TAP Portugal Signs GSLA for CFM LEAP-1A Engines

Reading Time: 1 minute Portugal’s national carrier TAP and CFM have signed a General Support License Agreement (GSLA) for maintenance activities of LEAP-1A engines. Under the terms of this agreement, TAP Portugal becomes part of the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network for LEAP-1A engines and will also benefit from CFM’s expertise in training. This GSLA will allow TAP […]

#AVGEEK: First Airbus A380 in New Lufthansa Design

Reading Time: 1 minute Wednesday, 12 December, the Airbus A380 landed in Germany for the first time in the new Lufthansa Design. The landing of the newly painted flagship of the Lufthansa fleet marks the festive end of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday. The Airbus, named “Tokyo”, was welcomed to Munich Airport early Wednesday morning. The […]

First Boeing 737 MAX 9 to Join Aeromexico in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation announced the lease placement of one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on long-term lease with Aeromexico.  Scheduled for delivery in fall 2019, the aircraft will feature LEAP-1B28 engines and deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This 737 MAX 9 will join two Boeing 737-800s and three Boeing 787-9s currently on […]

Sheremetyevo’s Third Runway to be Operational in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The board of directors of Sheremetyevo (SVO) has approved Russia’s largest airport’s development roadmap for the period until 2024. The new schedule still confirms plans to launch its key element – the opening of a third runway in 2019 –which will raise the facility’s total hourly throughput from the current 55 to 90 aircraft movements. […]

AirAsia to Set up a Low-Cost Carrier in Vietnam?

Reading Time: 1 minute AirAsia has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation reaffirming its intention to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam with local partners. According to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes AirAsia is already the largest foreign airline group in Vietnam by capacity. According to TMG CEO and HAA General Director Tran Trong Kien tourism in Vietnam has performed […]

Royal Air Maroc to Join oneworld®

Reading Time: 1 minute Royal Air Maroc, one of Africa’s leading and fastest-growing airlines, will join oneworld®, the world’s premier airline alliance. Royal Air Maroc is expected to become part of oneworld in mid-2020 when it will start flying alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the airline business. Its regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will join as […]

airBaltic Receives Last Airbus A220-300 for 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Riga welcomed the last Airbus A220-300 jet for the year. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on its fleet. Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every third airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. […]

Icelandair Reverses Plans to Acquire WOW Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The future for Iceland’s low-cost carrier WOW Air looks bleak with Icelandair Group scrapping plans to buy out the struggling airline. Icelandair confirmed that conditions for the share purchase were “unlikely” to be filled by the company’s shareholder meeting November 30, 2018. WOW Air first took to the air in 2012 as a no-frills budget […]

Sundair Orders CFM56-5B Engines for New Airbus A320ceos

Reading Time: 1 minute German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price. Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently operates a total of four A320ceo aircraft, including the two recently introduced CFM56-5B-powered aircraft. The company plans to expand its operations throughout […]