Category: World

easyJet to Resume Flights from 21 European Airports in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute easyJet has announced about its plans to restart a small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports from 15 June. Services will be operating from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man in the UK. In addition, flying will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles […]

CRASH | Pakistan International Airlines Plane Goes Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 00:37 (UTC +3), 23 May 2020 As for now, it is known that at least 76 people are dead. According to Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik, CEO of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the PK 8303 flight did not crash into a building and no bodies of residents have been retrieved. The reason of the […]

Emirates to Review Orders for Airbus A380: Final Blow Near?

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is a high possibility that the end of Airbus A380 era is closer than expected. Together with the news about Air France’s immediate retirement of the type, some doubts from the biggest customer have emerged as well. Currently, Emirates has a fleet of 115 double-deckers and hold eight remaining A80s on order. According to […]

Air France Retires All Airbus A380 with Immediate Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In face of the crisis, some decisions and changes are introduced unexpectedly and ahead of initial plans. This is the case of Airbus A380 fleet operated by Air France. The airline has announced that nine A380 planes will remain grounded due to the reduced demand and will no longer perform commercial flights for the carrier. […]

Structural Changes at Rolls-Royce: Cut of at Least 9,000 Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce announced about some structural changes necessary to adjust business operations to the current situation, as demand from customers reduces significantly for our civil aerospace engines and aftermarket services. Among the most harsh measures would be cut of at least 9,000 jobs out of global workforce of 52,000. The company will also cut expenditure across plant […]

Restructured Norwegian Secures Much-Needed State Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute It seems that the most severe turbulence for Norwegian is over. After a few chaotic days, Norwegian has announced that it has a range of new owners, it has completed the restructuring and it has secured 2.7 billion crown ($271 million) governmental support. Norwegian had been battling with financial issues for several years. In 2020, […]

Airbus Officially Opens A220 Final Assembly Line in Mobile

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has finally completed the construction of A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, and officially opened it. It is a 270,000-square-foot facility built for the production of both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions. At the same time it is yet another significant step in developing Airbus US production capabilities. The inaugural […]

Ryanair Group Warns of Possible Lauda’s Vienna Base Closure

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week Ryanair’s CEO revealed about potential Lauda’s switch from all-Airbus to all-Boeing fleet, whereas this week the company has said that there is a possibility of Lauda’s Vienna base closure. In a statement, Ryanair Group provided that in the fiscal year 2020 Lauda underperformed with fares lower than expected. This happened because of fierce […]

Pilot Testing & Checks: Regulators Ease Certain Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation could be considered one of the biggest, yet supportive industries in the world. While the businesses within are cooperating to survive and go through the crisis together, some essential support is also provided by regulatory bodies. As you all know, aviation is one of the most regulated industries, while its employees, especially flight crew, […]

Ryanair Expects €200 Million Loss in Q1 and Difficult Return

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the middle of March, Ryanair Group has almost entire fleet grounded. The duration and impacts of the crisis provoked by the pandemic are yet undetermined. However, the Group is determined to “weather Covid-19 and emerge stronger when the crisis passes”. Dramatically low demand, travel restrictions and fleet grounding reduced Ryanair Group’s traffic by over […]