All air transport news – Page 6

  • Biman 777 tail-c-Biman Bangladesh Airlines

    Biman Bangladesh in line for Airbus aircraft after UK aviation pact


    Biman Bangladesh Airlines appears to be in line for a fleet modernisation with Airbus aircraft, following a bilateral agreement between the Bangladeshi and UK governments. The agreement centres on an aviation partnership, according to the Bangladeshi prime minister’s investment adviser, Salman Rahman. Rahman, a member of the country’s parliament, says ...

  • Joby Aviation

    Joby reports Q1 loss, will issue $180m in stock to long-term investor


    Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation has entered an agreement to issue $180 million of common stock to long-term Joby investor Baillie Gifford, providing a cash infusion as the company pushes to certify its aircraft. 

  • GoAir A320neo-c-Airbus

    Two dozen Go First aircraft subject to lessors’ de-registration requests


    Nearly two dozen Airbus single-aisle jets operated by troubled Indian carrier Go First have become the subject of de-registration requests by lessors. Twenty-three aircraft have been listed by the Indian civil aviation regulator DGCA as having de-registration requests submitted as of 4 May. These requests cover 19 leased A320neo and ...

  • GoAir Airbus (2016)

    P&W letter to Go First reveals detail about strained supply chain


    A recent letter from Pratt & Whitney (P&W) to Indian airline Go First reveals more detail about the tight supply of PW1100G spare engines and related equipment.

  • Pilots in cockpit

    Flightcrew unions seek to squash talk of ‘reduced-pilot’ operations


    Pilot unions have come out swinging against what they call a campaign by Airbus and other manufacturers to promote regulatory changes allowing a single pilot to be alone in commercial aircraft cockpits during certain flight phases.

  • Air Lease A321neo-c-Airbus

    Supply-chain hitches ‘no excuse’ for aircraft delivery delays: Air Lease


    US lessor Air Lease is not prepared to let airframers blame the supply chain for aircraft delivery delays, with executive chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy insisting that the manufacturers’ problems are “self-inflicted”. Speaking during a first-quarter briefing, Udvar-Hazy said Airbus and Boeing were increasing production rates across their single-aisle and long-haul ranges ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Seats among constraints backloading A350 deliveries


    Airbus’s widebody delivery profile for the year will be heavily backloaded to the second half, with seat supply among the bottlenecks with which the airframer is having to cope. The manufacturer handed over just five A350s in the first three months of the year – to Starlux Airlines, Turkish Airlines, ...

  • Emirates Etihad interline-c-Emirates and Etihad

    Emirates and Etihad tighten ties with interline aimed at UAE tourism


    Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are to forge a closer co-operation through an interline agreement giving travellers greater flexibility when flying into and out of the United Arab Emirates. Under the agreement passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket allowing inbound flight to either Dubai or ...

  • PD-35-c-Rostec

    PD-35 core to be displayed at Moscow air show


    Russian state technology firm Rostec is to show off the first core of the Aviadvigatel PD-35 high-thrust powerplant during the MAKS Moscow air show. The PD-35 is being developed as part of the engine family which includes the PD-14 for the Irkut MC-21 and the PD-8 for the Superjet variant ...

  • GoAir Airbus (2016)

    India’s Go First replaced 510 GTFs, takes case against P&W to US court


    Indian airline Go First has replaced 510 Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofans (GTFs) in recent years, and last month had 64 of what it calls “defective” GTFs, citing combustor and other issues.

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus A350 freighter entry-into-service slips to 2026


    Airbus has shifted the entry into service date for the A350 freighter into 2026, but is more broadly maintaining its industrial targets for other programmes. The airframer, which has disclosed first-quarter results, says the industrial planning for the freighter is being “slightly adjusted” as its initial milestones are reached. Chief ...

  • Boeing 737 Max fuselages

    Spirit loses $281m in Q1 as supply chain and quality problems drive up costs


    Spirit AeroSystems expects a recently revealed fuselage problem affecting Boeing 737s will cost it $31 million in 2023, including a $17 million hit in the first quarter.

  • Air Moldova-c-Air Moldova

    Air Moldova suspends operations to await court decision on restructuring


    Struggling carrier Air Moldova is suspending all operations while it seeks court approval for a restructuring programme intended to avert bankruptcy and put the airline in a sustainable position. The airline says the suspension – which commenced on 2 May – could be lifted within three days, depending on the ...

  • Comlux ACJ TwoTwenty for cabin_cmyk

    Comlux delivers first completed ACJ TwoTwenty


    Comlux has handed over the first ACJ TwoTwenty to Dubai-based FIVE Hotels & Resorts following cabin completion at its Indianapolis facility.

  • Hexwave-c-Liberty Defense

    Los Angeles becomes latest airport to test Hexwave threat-detection system


    Los Angeles airport’s operator is the latest to conduct tests of security technology firm Liberty Defense’s Hexwave artificial-intelligence screening system, which will be used to scan employees. The week-long trial at Los Angeles International will be held within the Tom Bradley terminal. Hexwave uses a combination of 3D imaging, millimetre-wave ...

  • Perlan 2 sailplane

    Perlan aims to fly glider to 90,000ft this summer before ending test programme


    High-altitude aerospace research nonprofit Perlan Project plans this year to take another shot at flying its Perlan 2 glider to a record 90,000ft, after which it intends to terminate that flight-test programme.

  • Jazeera A320-c-Jazeera

    Jazeera Airways to bring in A321s under latest lease plan


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is preparing to lease a pair of Airbus A321s, as it continues to source single-aisle capacity ahead of receiving new aircraft. The airline’s board agreed the lease of the A321s – as well as another pair of A320s – at meeting held on 2 May. ...

  • RISE-c-CFM International

    Safran outlines goals for EU-backed open-fan research project


    Safran Aircraft Engines has detailed the key technologies it will mature as part of an EU-funded project that will support work on the RISE open-rotor demonstrator being conducted by the CFM International joint venture in which the French firm is a partner alongside GE Aerospace.

  • SAS A350-c-SAS

    SAS reinforces leisure network with new Asian route


    Star Alliance carrier SAS is to open a new Asian service, operating to the Thai capital Bangkok from the beginning of the winter season. SAS, which is currently under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has been undergoing a restructuring programme to strengthen its financial position. It says it is aiming ...

  • El Al fleet-c-El Al

    El Al ties up with travel specialist to create tourism joint-venture company


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is aiming to establish a joint-venture company specialising in tourism, in which it will hold a 40% share. The airline has reached a provisional agreement through which it will collaborate with Tel Aviv-based travel firm Issta, which would also have 40% of the venture. El Al ...