Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

Lufthansa Streamlines Pilot Training Within “ReNew” Framework

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa is streamlining and restructuring its pilot training program with a „ReNew“ framework. The program is designed based on a campus model that prospective pilots will follow. In Wednesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Group’s COO, Dr. Detlaf Kayser, said, “During the greatest crisis in global aviation, we have to put everything at the Lufthansa Group to the […]

TUI Became the First to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Operation in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium resumed flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline flew the aircraft to Spain and became the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after the jet’s grounding. The first flight departed at 09:43 local time in Brussels and landed at 12:14 local time in Malaga. After […]

Peach Aviation Starts Offering Free Covid-19 Testing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation will soon start offering free coronavirus testing. The program will begin next week and continue until the end of March. Free of charge polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will be available for passengers ahead of domestic flights from Kansai and Narita international airports between February 21 and March 31. […]

France Scraps Major Expansion of Charles de Gaulle Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute The government has decided to cancel the 9-billion-euro expansion plan of France’s biggest airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The announcement was made a week after a court decided to hold the state accountable for its failure to take appropriate action to prevent climate change. The government asked operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) to cancel the “obsolete […]

Boeing Delivered 21 737 MAX Airplanes in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute January was one of Boeing’s best months as it delivered 26 planes, including 21 737 MAX jets. Many jurisdictions have already approved the resumption of 737 MAX, and Boeing can finally start clearing its backlog of more than 400 built but undelivered aircraft. Out of the 21 737 MAX deliveries, 12 went to US carriers: […]

Icelandair Will Return Boeing 737 MAX to Service in Spring 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair has stated that it is receiving many inquiries regarding its plans to resume the Boeing 737 MAX operation and names spring 2021 as the starting point. Boeing made various enhancements to the flight control system during the recertification process and performed more than 1,350 test flights. Before airlines return the aircraft to service, all […]

Smartwings Schedules the First Boeing 737 MAX flight in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Czech airline Smartwings will likely be the first one to relaunch Boeing 737 MAX in Europe. According to the carrier’s booking system, the route is scheduled for February 25, operating between Prague (PRG) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI). Boeing 737 MAX’s first flight above the European skies will depart from PRG at 6.05 p.m. […]

Aer Lingus Will Get €150 Million from Irish State Recovery Fund

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus keeps shaking the airline industry and prompting carriers worldwide to seek support from the outside. The Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has secured a €150 million recovery loan from the Ireland Strategic Investments Fund ISIF. ISIF was established in 2014 to invest in supporting economic activity and employment in Ireland. Last May, it […]

Iberia Turns Its Maintenance Facility into Aeronautical Industry Hub

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iberia plans to establish an aeronautical industry hub for Southern Europe by re-industrializing its 1.7 million square meters maintenance facility. Madrid mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida was invited to get familiarized with the project. The development of the project is aimed at: Driving aircraft engine maintenance business with the approval for the latest Pratt & Whitney’s […]