Category: US & Canada

DOT Cancels AOC for Eastern Air Lines

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has canceled Eastern Air Lines’ air operator’s certificate (AOC), thus bringing to close a long-running—and some say, quixotic—attempt to revive a name storied in aviation history. DOT, in an order dated Nov. 20, said it would “cancel the certificate authority issued to Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., authorizing it to […]

Delta Keeps an Eye on Holiday Weekend, 4.85 Million Customers Expected

By the time the Thanksgiving holiday wraps up next Monday, Delta is expected to have flown more than 4.85 million people — many infrequent flyers — to visit loved ones at hundreds of destinations around the world. The airline will fly more than 46,000 mainline and Delta Connection flights from Saturday, Nov. 18 through Monday, […]

Is The Current Investment Climate in Aviation Favourable for New IPOs?

Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and an increasingly positive outlook on the future of […]

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

FAA Proposes $72,400 Fine Against Gem Air

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a USD72,400 fine against Gem Air (Salmon) for allegedly operating aircraft without valid technical inspections. In a statement, the FAA alleges that the Idaho-based regional carrier has missed the deadlines for technical inspection on three aircraft, but operated them nevertheless. The airline supposedly operated a Cessna C206 […]

Delta, Korean Air Joint Venture Granted Approval by U.S. DOT

Today, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT approval reflects the consumer benefits that will be created by the new joint venture. The two carriers will deepen their relationship, offering […]

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 20 additional MAX 8s. The agreement, announced as a memorandum of understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at nearly $11 […]

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

Boeing, SCAT Airlines Finalize Order for Six 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s. “The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include […]

Goose Clinches the Nose of the American Airlines A319

An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, performing flight from Mexico City to Miami, was on approach to Miami when a goose obviously attempted to hold up the aircraft and clinched the nose of the aircraft, nonetheless the aircraft continued for a safe landing. The goose turned out to be the only victim. The aircraft remained on […]