Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Delta Airlines to Return 400 Pilots to Active Flying Status

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although air travel demand is still far below what it was before the pandemic outbreak, Delta is preparing for the recovery due to the vaccination rollout. The airline is planning to bring back 400 junior pilots to full flying status by the summer. “We’re excited to be able to offer 400 full-time pilot positions now, […]

AirBaltic to Build a New Airbus Maintenance Complex by 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic has announced its plan to build a new aircraft hangar at Riga Airport to maintain its Airbus fleet. The project will allow airBaltic to lower its maintenance costs once the construction is finalized in 2023. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “The new hangar has been in our plans for years, […]

Vietnam Changes Rules on Stored Aircraft Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has published new rules concerning aircraft storage, requiring airlines to reactivate their parked aircraft more often. To reduce the risk of technical issues after the aircraft is pulled out of storage, operators will have to put a parked airplane in service at least once a month. Airlines will […]

Lawyers Urge Ethiopian to Reject the Financial Offer by Boeing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Seattle Times has reported that American lawyers for Ethiopian Airlines advise the airline not to accept the proposed compensation offer. Boeing offers $500 million to $600 million, a large portion of which is not cash. The attorneys call the settling “financially disastrous” and suggest the airline sues Boeing for the damages. According to the […]

Qatar Airways Strengthens Its Partnership with Iberia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has today announced that it is strengthening its partnership with the Spanish Airline Iberia. As a result of the signed agreement, Qatar Airways customers will benefit from 40 more connections via Iberia codeshare flights. Qatar Airways passengers will now be able to travel to and from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Senegal. […]

IAG Acquires Air Europa for €500 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today International Airlines Group (IAG) and Globalia have announced that specific points in the original acquisition agreement between Iberia and Air Europa have been amended. The deal was made in November 2019, under which Iberia would be getting the entire share capital of Air Europa. Iberia will have to pay €500 million to Air Europa, […]

Europe Will Allow Boing 737 MAX to Fly From Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Patrick Ky, the head of Europe’s aviation regulatory body EASA, Boing 737 MAX will be cleared for flights in Europe next week.  The aircraft’s resumption will be subject to meeting mandatory requirements for changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training specified in the agency’s directive.  “It will be cleared to […]

Canada Returns Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian officials have reported they would fully lift the ban to operate Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Transport Canada said the aircraft would be permitted to fly if it meets the Airworthiness Directive’s safety criteria published in December. The Canadian Airworthiness Directive containing information about the changes required to be made to […]

The UK Suspends All Travel Corridors over New Covid-19 Variants

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 am Monday, January 18, 2021, arrivals to the UK from any country will have to quarantine. All countries have been removed from the quarantine-free list, seeking to prevent new mutations from entering the country. Under the new policy, testing negative in no more than […]

Norwegian Airlines Switches to Short Haul Operation

Reading Time: < 1 minute As part of its restructuring process, Norwegian Airlines will switch from long haul operation to short haul. The airline is taking this move trying to overcome the damaging pandemic’s effect and pay back its debts. “Our short haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis of a future resilient […]