Category: Europe

Europe Extends the Ease of 80/20 Airport Slot Rule for Winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission confirmed yesterday that it will be extending the waiver of the 80/20 slot rule through to the end of the winter season. Commissioner Adina Vălean stated, that “The air traffic levels remain low, and more importantly, they are not likely to recover in the near future. In this context, the lack of […]

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 […]

EU – China Bilateral Safety Agreement went into force

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect 1 September, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to […]

Norwegian Air reports 91% traffic fall

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air NORR.OL, which is attempting to secure a second round of financial restructuring, saw a 91% decline in August passenger volume from a year earlier as most of its fleet remained grounded by the coronavirus pandemic. The budget carrier will fly 25-30 of its aircraft in the months ahead, while more than 100 remain […]

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing […]

Finnair Plans 1,000 Job Cuts and Continues Temporary Layoffs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair starts co-operation negotiations on its plan to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. The co-operation negotiations concern approximately 2,800 employees working at Finnair in Finland, and similar processes are conducted in Finnair’s units abroad. Finnair employs […]

Ryanair and Spanish Pilots Agree on a 20% Pay Reduction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair and the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) have agreed on a 20% pay reduction restored over 4 years along with productivity improvements on rosters, flexible working patterns and annual leave to minimise Spanish Pilot job losses.  This agreement gives Ryanair a framework to flex its operation during the COVID-19 crisis and a pathway […]

Wizz Air Goes Further with Expansion: News at the Vilnius Base

Reading Time: < 1 minute The marathon of Wizz Air expansion plans is further carrying on. This time the airline has announced about a massive expansion of its Lithuanian operations, adding one new Airbus A320ceo aircraft to the Vilnius base. This will enable the start of five new routes from Vilnius to Birmingham and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, Hamburg […]

airBaltic Reschedules Deliveries of Remaining Airbus A220s

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic has reached an agreement with Airbus on rescheduling deliveries of remaining 28 jets the airline has on order. It will complete the firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 jets by early 2024. The airline plans to receive three additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft by the end of 2020. airBaltic also holds options for an additional […]

Boeing 737 MAX Scores First Order this Year from Enter Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Enter Air have announced the Polish airline is expanding its commitment to the 737 family with a new order for two 737-8 planes plus options for two more jets. An all-Boeing operator and Poland’s biggest charter carrier, Enter Air began operations in 2010 with a single 737 aeroplane. Today, the airline’s fleet includes […]