Category: Europe

Future of Pilots: Aviation to Retain Only the Strongest

Reading Time: 4 minutes These days the before-and-after method is suitable not only for jokes on social media. Now this before-and-after is our new reality in light of the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermaths. Especially in aviation, the industry which has been hit most severely. In the beginning of 2020, aviation was thriving. For the year of 2020, the […]

Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Deliveries Plummet in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute The impact of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has already reflected on Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries in April. Airbus delivered 14 aircraft, and Boeing only six. During the four months of 2020 Airbus delivered a total of 136 aircraft, while, according to FlightGlobal, Boeing managed to hand over only 56 planes. While […]

Brussels Airlines to Reduce Fleet by 30% and Cut 25% of Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Severely hit by the coronavirus crisis, Brussels Airlines has announced that it plans to close unprofitable routes, reduce number of aircraft and cut its workforce. “The carrier needs to structurally reduce its costs to a competitive level” to maintain business and return to growth after the demand begins increasing again. “According to analysts and experts, […]

Ryanair to Reinstate 40% of Flights Across 90% of Its Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has announced about its plans to re-launch 40% of flights across 90% of pre-crisis route network from July. The airline expects to operate almost 1,000 flights daily. Although the return to operations at such a scale is still a subject to restrictions lift and safety measures introduced, the low-cost carrier has set very ambitious […]

Gulfstream G600 Earns European Type Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream G600 has been granted type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), giving the planemaker the green light for aircraft deliveries in Europe. The aircraft got its US certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June, 2019, and delivered the first jet to the US customer in the following month. […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Pilot’s Recency: Two Possible Scenarios after Aviation Takes off

Reading Time: 4 minutes The entire aviation industry is impatiently waiting until travel restrictions are eased, borders opened and aircraft lifted from the ground for long-awaited flights. The return would be slow and airlines’ operations would be re-launched gradually. Nevertheless, still a significant number of pilots will be required to be ready to get back to their duties immediately […]

Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS to Take Off with 160 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ending repatriation flights on 31 May, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS are about to take off with a total of 160 aircraft. From June three airlines of the Lufthansa Group plan to begin with 106 destinations across Germany and Europe. The repatriation flights have been performed by only 80 aircraft. Now the Group will reactive 80 […]

airBaltic Secures Governmental Support to Survive the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic announced that the major shareholder of the carrier, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, has approved the investment of up to EUR 250 million into the equity of airBaltic. The government’s plan to provide its investment to airBaltic in tranches is still a subject to approval of the […]

Air France-KLM Group Operates only 5% of Capacity During Q2

Reading Time: 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit Air France-KLM Group. At present it is “navigating a storm of unprecedented severity” and during the second quarter operates only around 5% of the previously planned capacity. In a statement, the company revealed that after a slow resumption of flights throughout summer, in September it […]