Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

LOT Expands Tourism Connections and Plans to Use Its 787 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute LOT plans to develop closer cooperation with tour operators, as a result of which it will make better use of its 787 Dreamliner. As the demand for business travel has suffered a deep decline and LOT has suspended many of its long-haul routes, its wide-body aircraft has come to a standstill. To prevent this from […]

EU Brings Back Slot Rules: Airlines Must Use 50% of Their Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU is working on bringing back slot rules at 50% threshold to help airlines overcome the pandemic’s consequences. The prie-pandemic regulations required airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots to keep them for the next year, so many have been operating ghost flights. The restrictions were waved over the […]

Brand-new BAA Training Spain Starts Its Operations

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first brand-new Airbus A320ceo Full Flight Simulator (FFS) starts being assembled this week, which will mark the beginning of BAA Training Spain operations. After all of the preparational works and auditing procedures are finalized, the FFS will be ready for training in March this year. The first groups of Type Rating pilot students will […]

Breaking: EASA Declared Boeing 737 MAX to Return to Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, the European aviation safety agency EASA lifted the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operation in Europe. It confirmed the type is safe to fly after almost two years of grounding. “We have every confidence that the aircraft is safe, which is the precondition for giving our approval. But we will continue to monitor […]

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, […]