Category: US & Canada

Boeing
Boeing forecasts Africa’s 20-year commercial market at $400 billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Africa’s airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. “Africa has healthy opportunities to expand travel and tourism, coinciding with increasing urbanization […]

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Operates Inaugural Long-haul Flight from the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aer Lingus has performed its inaugural flight from Manchester to Barbados. Apart from Barbados, the airline will start flying to New York, JFK and Orlando. Radarbox.com reports that the first flight departed Manchester on 20 October 2021 at 10:46. It had the call sign ‘Green Flight 931’, and the aircraft used was the carrier’s sole […]

United Airlines
United Will Give Each Employee A $1,000 Bonus

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines will give each employee a $1,000 bonus for their hard work over the last 18 months. All active employees will be awarded the highest honor at United – United 100. Usually, 100 employees who stand out get this award each year. Scott Kirby, CEO at United, said that the bonus represents a “thank […]

IATA
IATA Sets an Industry Wide Goal to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a global air transport industry resolution to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C. “The world’s airlines have taken a momentous decision to ensure that flying is sustainable. The […]

Boeing
Boeing Spends $1 Million To Assist After Hurricane Ida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced on Wednesday that it would spend 1 million U.S. dollars from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida was a category four hurricane that hit Louisiana in August and September 2021. It caused an estimated US$50 billion in damages and led to the […]

Bamboo Airways 787
Bamboo Airways Signed $2 Billion Boeing 787 Engine Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute On September 21, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a deal worth nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, USA. The Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present at the event. The GE agreement is […]

Airbus
The US Relaxes Its European Travel Ban in November

Reading Time: < 1 minute From November 2021, the US will likely lift its ban on travel from Europe to the States. For 18 months, only US citizens, immediate family members and those on a shortlist of exemptions have been allowed to enter the US from the EU and UK. Now, President Biden has announced the repealing of the ban, […]

Bamboo Airways 787
Bamboo Airways Prepares to Launch Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bamboo Airways is getting ready to start its first flights to the United States on September 23, 2021. Initial flights Bamboo will operate between September and November 2021 will be “proving” flights before the airline launches regularly scheduled service. The airline will operate flights to Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA), with […]

Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing Gets Five New Orders for B737 MAX from a New Customer

Reading Time: < 1 minute The aircraft lessor Griffin Global Asset Management has ordered five B737 MAX aircraft. Boeing did not reveal how much the order was worth or when the first of the aircraft will be delivered. Commenting on the order, Ryan McKenna, Founder and CEO of Griffin, said, “As market conditions rebound, we are finding opportunities to serve […]

EU recommends to introduce ban on non-essential travel from the US
EU Advised Its Member States to Ban Non-Essential Travel from the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has advised its member states to introduce a ban on non-essential travel from the US, effective from August 30th. The recommendations created by the European Council made up of the heads of the EU member states are non-binding, but usually, most member states tend to agree with the Council and enforce the […]