Category: OTHER NEWS

AerCap
EU Approves AerCap’s and GECAS Merger

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has officially given its approval for AerCap’s merger with GECAS. The transaction marks part of an ongoing consolidation in the leasing market in the wake of Covid-19.  “The transaction is therefore unlikely to give rise to serious competition concerns in the markets for aircraft and aircraft engine leasing,” European Commission said. The […]

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BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the leading independent aviation training companies – BAA Training – today has announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) – BAA Training and ASG Asset Management – were involved in […]

Air France
Air France Ups Its Rail Connection Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of June 21, 2021, Air France offers 7 additional routes under a combined „Train +Air“ program that it implements together with SNCF French Railways. The new routes will be the following: between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Marseille Saint-Charles and Montpellier Saint-Roch; between Paris-Orly (via Massy TGV station) and Avignon TGV, […]

ICAO
IATA: All Domestic Markets Report Improvement except Brazil and India

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the previous month. Nonetheless, it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be at a standstill. Total air travel demand in April 2021 was down 65.4% compared to April 2019. It was […]

US and EU Suspend Tariffs Related to Boeing-Airbus Dispute

Reading Time: < 1 minute The US and EU have come to an agreement to suspend all tariffs related to the dispute over Boeing and Airbus’s subsidies. The ongoing negotiations indicate that a transatlantic trade partnership strained for nearly 17 years has a chance to be restored. The tariffs affect $4 billion of US exports to the EU and $7.5 […]

Greenpeace Vandalized Air France 777 by Painting It Green

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Greenpeace protesters sprayed green paint at an Air France 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport. They bypassed the security and got onto the tarmac to paint the aircraft green while wearing vests with a written „greenwashing in progress.“ The organization believes that a substantial reduction in air traffic is needed to stop climate change. […]

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 […]

Top 5 Things Airlines Look for in a Training Provider

Reading Time: 5 minutes Pilots’ qualifications and where they are acquired determine many different things: the airline’s safety rating and reputation, the regulatory compliance level, their pilots’ job satisfaction level, and last but not least, the airline’s ability to cut costs without compromising the quality of purchased services. The article below outlines the top 5 most essential factors airlines […]

Willie Walsh steps off controls of IAG

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willie Walsh steps down as CEO of IAG to Luis Gallego after the British Airways and Iberia owner’s annual meeting on Tuesday, informs Reuters. Former pilot Walsh delayed his departure from International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG.L), which he created by dragging BA and Iberia into the modern age of budget flying, taking a tough line […]

Next Steps for Aviation amid COVID-19: AIR Convention Launches Free Virtual Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the context of the global pandemic, the international aviation event AIR Convention is taking a path of adaptation to a digital reality. In June 2020, the conference is launching a new project – AIR Convention Digital Week. The event will take place in an online setup with 50+ global aviation visionaries invited to discuss […]