Category: US & Canada

Norwegian Air and JetBlue Announce Intent for Partnership

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air and JetBlue have signed a Letter of Intent for an interline agreement. The partnership will allow customers to combine low fares in a convenient single booking for connecting flights between the Americas and Europe. Customers will have the possibility to book connecting flights on both airlines’ websites by combining the best of the […]

Bombardier’s Global 5500 & 6500 Jets Awarded EASA Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier announced that its two latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in the European Union. This certification comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification and entry-into-service on September 30. “This milestone […]

Boeing Considers Launching Re-Engined 767-XF

Reading Time: < 1 minute Multiple reports reveal that Boeing is considering the possibility of launching a re-engined Boeing 767 cargo aircraft called the 767-XF. The passenger model of this type is also a matter of study. According to FlightGlobal, the main Boeing’s focus is on the opportunity of developing enhanced aircraft to serve air freight market. The new plane […]

Another Blow to Boeing: Aeroflot Drops Order for 22 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another Boeing program has been put under pressure. This time it is Boeing 787 aircraft. The Russian carrier Aeroflot has announced about cancellation of the order for 22 planes of the type. The statement was not publicly released by any of the parties but buried in Boeing’s monthly order release. This order had been an […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Pilots of Southwest Airlines Sue Boeing For Over $100 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) representing over 10,000 pilots of the US airline has filled a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for $100 million over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft. According to the media release issued by SWAPA, pilots are seeking damages in the lawsuit due to the fact that the plane-maker was “deliberately misleading […]

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

Reading Time: 3 minutes 116 years have passed since the first powered flight was performed by aviation pioneers the Wright brothers, who made the fixed-wing powered flight possible. Since then, aviation has developed into an enormous global industry with more than 225,000 daily flights (record beating number on July 24, 2019). In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on […]

Boeing Tie-up with Embraer Pushed Back Until Early 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The expected close of the Boeing and Embraer deal was pushed back to early 2020 due to a hold-up in the assessment process from the European Commission. The establishment of the Joint Venture under the “Boeing Brasil – Commercial” name was expected to come into effect by the end of 2019. However, the European regulator […]

Battle for the Skies: Airbus Could Be Hardly Hit by US Tariffs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transatlantic trade war takes a new twist. On 2nd October, 2019, the United States announced about its plan to impose tariffs on a number of European products. Among these are 10% duties on aircraft from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom which are the four Airbus consortium countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) gave […]

Bombardier Celebrates Entry-Into-Service of the Global 6500 Jet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier celebrates the entry-into-service of the latest addition to its Global family, the Global 6500 jet. This achievement comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification of both the Global 5500 and Global 6500 awarded on September 24. The aircraft will make its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in […]