April 5th, 2022 12:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Cancels the Contract for Another A350 Aircraft with Qatar Airways

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cancelled the delivery of yet another Qatar Airways A350-900. This makes it the third A350 aircraft being cancelled by the manufacturer in what has been an ongoing and increasingly spiteful clash between Airbus and the Gulf airline. Just last week, Qatar Airways raised the stakes as it stated that surface flaws on the A350s increase the risk of fuel tanks igniting. The Ongoing Issue... Read More

March 20th, 2022 7:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Icelandair Expands its Fleet With the Delivery of Another Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

The flag carrier airline of Iceland – Icelandair, in a new development has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The new addition to the airlines’ fleet comes as a part of the multi-aircraft air deal which was announced back in October 2021 with the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). For those unaware, Icelandair is part of the Icelandair Group and operates to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic... Read More

February 26th, 2022 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delay in Delivery of Boeing 777X Irks Emirates, May Cancel the Order if Delivery Extends Beyond 2023

The Gulf carrier Emirates may cancel the order for Boeing 777X passenger aircraft if they are not delivered at least by 2023, airline’s President Tim Clark reportedly told an aviation publication. Boeing 777X passenger aircraft was initially announced for delivery in April 2020 and is beyond the schedule for two years. “Honestly, if it goes beyond 2023, and it goes on for another year, we probably cancel the program. What... Read More

February 18th, 2022 7:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airshow 2022: SIA Finalises Seven Airbus A350F Aircraft

Singapore Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement of getting seven A350F freighter aircraft from Airbus. The order was signed during the Singapore Airshow 2022 by SIA CEO, Goh Choong Phong, and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International Christian Scherer. The order firms up the carrier's commitment to the new generation freighter announced by the planemaker in December 2021. The newly ordered aircraft will replace the carrier’s existing 747-400F... Read More

February 3rd, 2022 3:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Identifies Eight Airports to Promote Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified eight airports to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities for aircraft and aviation equipment. The eight airports are Chandigarh, Delhi, Begumpet (Hyderabad), Juhu (Mumbai), Bhopal, Tirupati, Chennai and Kolkata. According to a report titled ‘Status of Aviation Connectivity in the Country’ tabled in Parliament by the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, AAI has developed a business-friendly proposal for MRO... Read More

February 2nd, 2022 4:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ethiopian Airlines Flies Boeing 737 Max for the First Time Since the Fatal Crash

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed the flights with Boeing 737 Max, three years after grounding the plane due to a fatal air crash that killed 157 people. The first flight scheduled to take off to the neighbouring region Kenya flew within Ethiopia due to poor weather. The passengers on the day included diplomats and government officials. Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam said that the carrier had taken enough time... Read More

February 2nd, 2022 3:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Boeing Wins Blockbuster Deal Worth $34 Billion From Qatar Airways

The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing won a blockbuster order worth $34 billion from Qatar Airways, giving a hard blow to its long-time rival Airbus. At a ceremony held in White House, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker signed the order for 25 Boeing 737 Max 10 narrowbody jets, with an option to buy another 25 aircraft in future. The Doha-based airline also became the first customer for Boeing’s freighter version... Read More

January 27th, 2022 5:22 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Beluga Can be Leased for Cargo Services by Private Companies

Cargo shipments through the air is a very complex task and require an aircraft that can move more amounts of storage at the lowest cost possible. Airbus Beluga, famous for its unique design and high capacity to transport goods is now reportedly available to be leased by private companies to move big shipments. Airbus is redefining the way it does business with its Beluga jets. According to a Zeenews report,... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 11:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

American Airlines Adds Two New Destinations to Fly from Austin

In a recent development, the largest airline by fleet size, American Airlines has decided to add two new leisure routes from Austin. American Airlines will deploy its Embraer aircraft two operate once a week on the new routes to Mexico and Jamaica. The capacity of the flights might not be noteworthy, but it's another step towards the expansion of schedules by the airline from Austin as its position in the... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 3:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Allows Airlines to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights

Boeing 737 Max aircraft is coming back to operations after a three-year ban in Hong Kong. The Civil Aviation Department in Hong Kong has issued the directive to airlines to restart using Boeing 737. The directive orders that the airlines that intend to use Boeing 737 Max for services should comply with the airworthiness instruction from the US Federal Aviation Administration. They can also comply with a similar stringent directive... Read More

January 22nd, 2022 6:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Gives a Go-Ahead to the Operations of Boeing 737 MAX Aircrafts

After a long wait of three years, Hong Kong is finally allowing airline carriers across the world to resume their operations using Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in the city’s airspace. The permission comes in as the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) in Hong Kong issued a directive which has now allowed for resuming of the operations for narrow-body aircraft in Hong Kong. The 737 MAX aircraft were banned in countries across... Read More

January 21st, 2022 11:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Military Aircraft Developer Dassault Aviation Wins 14-Year Contract to Support French Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets

Dassault Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract to sustain the Mirage 2000 fleet of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces' Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance. The 14-year deal includes all maintenance work for the Mirage 2000s of the French Air and Space Force (FASF) until they retire. Dassault now supports all the equipment on the Mirage 2000 B/C, 5, and D models, including those with a mid-life update, which... Read More

January 21st, 2022 4:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Cancels Qatar Airways’ A321neos Orders Amid Airbus A350 Dispute

Over the ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus on the Airbus A350 paint degradation issue, Airbus cancelled the order of 50 Airbus A321neos it signed with Qatar Airways. The order was cancelled on January 20 while the pre-trial proceedings took place in British High Court. The aircraft manufacturer’s move to cancel a separate contract with Qatar Airways for a different aircraft model shows the intensity of dispute between the... Read More

January 18th, 2022 1:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Akasa Air on Course to Fly in the Summer of 2022

India’s upcoming and most awaited airline Akasa Air seems to be on track for its first flight this summer. From being in the preliminary stages of setting up the airline to finding high-profile investors, signing an aircraft deal with Boeing and deciding upon the airline’s branding, CEO of Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has really brought the airline into fruition. Things have been going well as far as the airline is... Read More

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