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  • Ethiopian collision Oslo

    Ethiopian 787 hit lighting mast after being sent to wrong de-icing stand


    Norwegian investigators have revealed that a de-icing vehicle driver vainly attempted to stop an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 from taxiing onto the wrong de-icing stand, before the jet’s right wing struck and felled a lighting mast at Oslo Gardermoen. The aircraft (ET-AUP), which was preparing for departure to Stockholm ...

  • Astana E190 air force footage

    Control-check ‘routine’ led E190 upset crew to miss reversed ailerons


    Investigators have suggested that familiarity with routine, combined with expectation bias, led the crew of an Embraer 190 to miss clues that the jet’s aileron cables had been cross-rigged during maintenance. The Air Astana aircraft had emerged from maintenance at Portuguese firm OGMA during which the aileron cables were ...

  • Lufthansa crew masks covid-19 coronavirus

    Airline industry faces up to the next phase


    Airlines around the world are beginning to implement recovery plans as regions are gradually released from lockdown

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    Why resilience is key for aspiring airline pilots


    While the coronavirus crisis has many pilots considering their options, the choices are starker still for those who have invested heavilly in their training in the hope of gaining airline employment

  • Scoot 787-9

    SIA Group sends another two A380s and two 787s to Alice Springs


    Singapore Airlines Group recently parked another four aircraft – two Airbus A380s and two Boeing 787-8s – at Alice Springs Airport in Australia. The company tells Cirium it now has a total of 22 aircraft parked there, at Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage. This comprises seven A380s and three ...

  • Jeju Air Boeing 737-800

    Jeju Air may abandon Eastar Jet acquisition: report


    South Korea’s Jeju Air could scrap plans to acquire a majority stake in compatriot low-cost carrier Eastar Jet. Citing difficulties in ongoing discussions, a Jeju official was quoted as saying the carrier will consider abandoning the deal within 10 business days, Reuters reported on 2 July. On 29 ...

  • Boston Logan Airport coronavirus 4

    US government publishes health guidance for airlines and airports


    The US Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services have jointly published a report outlining recommendations for public safety as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Airliner cabin Coronavirus masks PPE

    How air transport sector is dragging itself back from the brink


    Few if anyone could have predicted the sudden and far-reaching destruction being wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic during 2020 – but the airline sector has already picked itself up and is still in the ring, fighting its way towards a recovery.

  • American Airlines hub Miami Airbus A320

    How airlines are facing a new world order


    A significantly reduced market until at least 2022 is broadly accepted, with widespread implications for the industry

  • Thai Airways fleet at Bangkok airport May 2020, Shutterstock

    Thai Airways names new acting president


    Thai Airways International has named Chansin Treenuchagron as acting president, replacing Chakkrit Parapuntakul. His appointment takes effect on 2 July, says Thai in a 1 July stock-exchange disclosure. Source: Shutterstock Thai Airways fleet at Bangkok airport May 2020 Treenuchagron joined the carrier on ...

  • Hawaiian Airlines

    Hawaiian reinstates flights to mainland US


    Hawaiian Airlines will reinstate flights to the mainland USA in August, as the state of Hawaii begins to lift its draconian restrictions on movement within the islands as well as between the islands and the airline’s main destinations on the west coast of North America.

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    Major US airlines announce schedule changes


    The three US legacy passenger carriers have announced changes to their schedules after a four-month period in which capacity and demand had hit all-time lows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Garuda A330neo - Pic by Airbus

    Garuda posts sharp fall in first-quarter operating profit


    Garuda Indonesia posted an operating profit of $616,000 in the first quarter of 2020, a sharp fall from the $49.4 million profit in the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter ended 31 March fell by 30.1% year-on-year to $768 million, led by a 29.2% decline in ...

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Thailand to ease international flight ban


    Thailand will ease a ban on international passenger flights into the country from 1 July, nearly three months after first imposing it on 4 April. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand will permit international passenger flights to operate into Thailand carrying 11 permitted categories of passenger. These include returning ...

  • emirates cargo conversion

    Air cargo demand still outstripping capacity: IATA


    Despite an ongoing collapse in demand for air cargo, the loss of bellyhold space in passenger aircraft means that global freight capacity is still struggling to cope with the volume of goods that needs transporting, IATA data shows. The airline association says that while global demand as measured by ...

  • AeroMexico Boeing 787-8

    Aeromexico files for bankruptcy


    Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US after the coronavirus pandemic decimated its business.

  • jetblue tail fins

    Despite almost certain job cuts, airlines sell vision of brighter days ahead


    US airline human resources executives forecast short-term pain for aviation employees but must remain upbeat that their industry will find a way out of its current slump in order to attract candidates back to fulfilling careers when the coronavirus is history. For many of them, it’s a tough sell. 

  • A350-900 head-on

    Airbus not expecting significant changes in production rates: Faury


    Airbus is not expecting to make substantial adjustments to its production rates for the foreseeable future, following the cuts to monthly output it disclosed in early April. The airframer has brought monthly single-aisle production down from 60 to 40 aircraft, while the twin-aisle rate has fallen from 9.5 to ...

  • PIA 777

    PIA banned from European operations after mounting safety concerns


    Pakistan International Airlines has been blacklisted for a six-month period by European safety regulators, banning it from operating to European Union destinations. The Pakistani flag-carrier has disclosed that the prohibition enters into force on 1 July. It states that it is communicating with the European Union Aviation Safety ...

  • Stelios

    EasyJet’s agreement with Stelios ends as his stake shrinks


    EasyJet’s relationship agreement with founder Stelios Haji-Iaonnou has been terminated after his stake in the UK carrier dropped below the 30% threshold.