December 4th, 2021 4:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

NASA Awards SpaceX Order for Three Additional Crew Dragon Capsules Amid the Delay in Boeing Starliner

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to give Elon Musk-headed SpaceX additional orders for three Crew Dragon Flights. Boeing’s persisting delay in solving the technical glitches of its Starliner spacecraft is the reason behind the decision. NASA has to keep the crew rotations to and from the International Space Station intact and cannot delay the process. The newly commissioned SpaceX flights are expected as soon as 2023,... Read More

December 4th, 2021 1:06 PM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Takes Delivery of 2000th A320neo Family Aircraft From Airbus

After taking the 1000th Airbus A320neo family aircraft in 2019, IndiGo now takes the delivery of the 2000th A320neo family aircraft from the aeroplane manufacturer. Fuel efficiency and performance are the reasons for IndiGo to rely on the Airbus A320neo fleet, according to Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer at IndiGo. IndiGo holds the title of the ‘world’s largest customer’ for the Airbus A320neo family with orders totalling 730 aircraft. IndiGo’s... Read More

December 2nd, 2021 10:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Leans Towards Boeing Aircraft in a Row Over Airbus A350 Paint Degradation Issue

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said that the airline would consider Boeing aircraft for all future needs in an unfortunate turn of events. He expressed his lack of interest in Airbus A350 aircraft in a keynote speech delivered at Aviation Club UK. Qatar Airways was looking forward to expanding its portfolio, primarily new generation freight solutions. The airline needed 30 aircraft for its fleet renewal program. The aircraft manufacturers... Read More

December 1st, 2021 11:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Gets a Firm Order for 28 Aircraft from ITA Airways

Airbus has received a firm order for 28 aircraft from ITA Airways. For the unaware, ITA Airways is the new national flag carrier of Italy. The order includes seven A220s, eleven A320neos, and ten A330neos. The Airbus A330neo is the most latest version of the most popular A330 wide-body airliner. The order confirms the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 30th September 2021. In addition, the airline will pursue its plans... Read More

December 1st, 2021 8:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Fiji Opens its International Borders for Selected Countries Amid Raising Concerns of Omicron

In the recent development of events, Fiji has decided to finally reopen its borders to the fully vaccinated international travellers from the selected countries across the globe. The announcement has come on Wednesday, December 1 and the first flight inbound to Nadi in Fiji is already on its way. Flight FJ914 took from Sydney early morning as per the local time and was due to land at its destination just... Read More

November 30th, 2021 10:28 PM 0 COMMENTS

Pratt & Whitney, Embraer Join Hands to Work on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

American aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer has signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on research studies concerning Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The technical teams of both companies will collaborate to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The companies share the vision to reach net-zero CO2 emissions for air travel by 2050.... Read More

November 30th, 2021 9:27 AM 0 COMMENTS

Boeing to Provide Two B777 to Indian Airline SpiceJet as Compensation

India’s one of the key players in the aviation sector, the low-cost carrier SpiceJet is going to receive two Boeing 777s from the American aircraft manufacturer as compensation for the 13 Boeing 737 MAX being grounded for a period of 19 months. SpiceJet has already initiated the process of hiring pilots for the upcoming aircraft and it will be used by the airline as long-haul passenger flights or cargo flights... Read More

November 24th, 2021 7:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

ATR Announces New Pratt & Whitney Engine Series at Dubai Airshow 2021

Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR announced a new engine series -- Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT engine – at the recently held Dubai Airshow 2021. ATR claims a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and a 3% reduction in fuel consumption in this new engine. Air Corsica, a flagship carrier of the French insular region Corsica, ordered the new engine series and became its launch customer at Dubai Airshow 2021. “ATR focuses... Read More

November 24th, 2021 12:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus A340 Aircraft Lands on Antarctic Ice Runway for the First Time

For what can be called historical, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Operated by Hi Fly, a wet-lease airline specialist, the fleet Hi Fly 801 took off from Cape Town, South Africa, earlier this month. It travelled a total of 2500 nautical miles or 4630 kilometres back and forth. The journey took roughly five hours to fly each way. Upon landing, the team spent nearly three hours on... Read More

November 24th, 2021 11:59 AM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airlines Revamps Boeing 737-8 Aircraft Interior With New Cabin Products

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will roll out new cabin products on its Boeing 737-8 aircraft in the coming weeks. The airline has invested around $230 million in developing, designing, and installing the new industry-leading cabin products. SIA’s 737-8 aircraft will progressively enter into service on short to medium-haul flights across the airline’s network in the coming weeks. SIA adds Lie-flat design, more space and privacy features added to Business Class seats... Read More

November 24th, 2021 10:39 AM 0 COMMENTS

SpiceJet Eyeing to Bring in 50 Boeing 737 Max Into Operations by 2023

SpiceJet, a low-cost Indian airline, is eyeing to bring in 50 Boeing 737 Max into operations by CY 2023. According to an ET report, Ajay Sing, Chairman, SpiceJet, said the airline would use 15 to 20 of the Boeing 737 Max to replace the older aircraft in the fleet. The next four additions will be made soon where the first addition of the aircraft will be made on December 10,... Read More

November 23rd, 2021 9:28 PM 0 COMMENTS

Emirates to Return to 70% Capacity before 2021, Witnesses Surge in Travel Demand

In a statement released today, Emirates Airline has announced that it has already restored 90% of its network after what conspired was the unprecedented turn of events and the whole industry got affected by the devastating impacts of Covid-19. The airline also added that it is all set to return to 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity before the end of 2021. Emirates has been on a revival path for some... Read More

November 22nd, 2021 7:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

Boeing 737 Max Ban to be Lifted by South Korea

After being grounded for more than two years, the Boeing 737 Max will start operating again in South Korea. According to a Yonhap News Agency report, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport said that Boeing 737 Max will be cleared for passage through the territorial sky, landing and takeoff, from November 22, 2021. Not just in South Korea but globally, the Boeing 737 Max was banned in 2019 after... Read More

November 22nd, 2021 7:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Gives BEL Biggest Export Order Till Date

Airbus, a major aircraft manufacturer has partnered up with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and given the Indian company the biggest export order it has received to date. The order is under the C295 aircraft programme of the Indian government for the manufacturing and supplying of the Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) and Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). One of the highlights of the contract is that it is in line with... Read More

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