Category: Europe

airBaltic to Recruit 50 Technicians in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion and is looking to attract 50 technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “We are improving our maintenance capabilities, and plan to perform C checks on the Airbus A220-300 by the end of the year […]

Rolls-Royce Delivers 100th Trent XWB Engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent XWB success story with the delivery of the 100th Trent XWB engine assembled at the production line in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine will be delivered to Airbus in Toulouse to power Lufthansa’s latest A350-900 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group, one of Rolls-Royce’s most important airline customers, has operated […]

Wizz Air: First Gamechanger Airbus A321neo Joins the Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe has taken delivery of its first of 256 Airbus neo aircraft on order in Hamburg. The new generation Airbus A321neo aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features the widest single-aisle cabin […]

Lufthansa’s First 777-9 Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the night from 14 to 15 February the final body join of the first Lufthansa 777-9 took place. All major fuselage parts inclusive the mid section, which prior to this got joined with the wings during the „Wing Body Join“, were assembled and you can easily guess what its 777-9 will look like. Only […]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]

Vietjet Air Finalizes $5.3 Billion CFM LEAP-1B Engine Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam’s VietJet Air and CFM International have finalized an agreement for the airline to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 additional Boeing 737 MAX airplanes announced earlier, along with an extension of airline’s current Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement to include the new engines. The agreement, which includes 15 spare engines, is valued […]

Most Punctual Airline in the World in February?

Reading Time: 1 minute Alitalia has ranked most punctual airline in the world in February 2019 with 90.12 per cent of flights landed on schedule, according to the report published by FlightStats, the authoritative US independent society which every month drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance, comparing the data of equivalent airlines […]

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM Launch Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have announced their first codeshare agreement – creating new trans-Atlantic travel options to and from North America, and providing more opportunities to earn frequent flyer miles. The partnership makes it easier for customers to build their ideal trip across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, […]

Rolls-Royce: Reasons Behind Losses in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce, a British aircraft engines manufacturer, announced 2018 results reporting £2.9 billion losses. Among the main reasons the company names long-running mechanical problems with Trent 1000 engines. Number of Trent 1000 powered aircraft operated by such major airlines as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand and some others, were kept out of service due […]

Airbus to Open Flight Academy and Extend Training Services

Reading Time: 1 minute In order to meet the high market demand for cadet pilot training in Europe – 94,000 new pilots over the next 20 years – Airbus has decided to open its own flight academy and extend its training services offering by adding “ab-initio” to its portfolio. Leveraging cross-divisional synergies, the Airbus Flight Academy Europe, based in […]