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  • easyjet

    UK air transport representatives try to calm concerns over government aid


    UK airline and crew interest groups are trying to allay concerns over planned government support to the industry after confusion emerged over the nature and extent of financial measures for the sector. Pilot union BALPA insists that recent suggestions that the government is backpedalling on plans to assist the ...

  • fastjet jet

    South African shutdown heaps pressure on bedevilled Fastjet


    African budget carrier Fastjet, already under substantial financial pressure, is having to cope with the additional burden of the coronavirus outbreak after the South African and Zimbabwean governments imposed travel restrictions. Fastjet Group, which has been working to sell its Zimbabwean arm, says the South African government is locking ...

  • Air New Zealand 787-9

    Air New Zealand limits service to essential travel and cargo


    Air New Zealand will operate limited services to enable essential travel and maintain cargo flow, even as it cuts international schedules by 95% from 30 March to 31 May. This will “keep air freight moving through key cargo corridors to North America and Asia,” it says. ...

  • Thai Airways A380

    Thai Airways suspends overseas flights


    Thai Airways International is moving to suspend international flights, as Thailand prepares to implement a state of emergency on 26 March to stem the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier says the outbreak has seen “no sign of relief” and that the situation in Europe and elsewhere is getting “even more ...

  • RAAF Super Hornet

    Super Hornet celebrates ten years in Australia


    The Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet is poised to reach the ten-year mark since its arrival in Australia. The fighter first arrived in Australia on 26 March 2010, with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fleet growing to 24 examples, says Boeing. The type became operational in RAAF service in ...

  • cebu a321neo

    Cebu Pacific feels pinch from Philippines quarantine


    Cebu Pacific says the month-long “community quarantine” imposed on metropolitan Manila and the main Luzon island group recently will free up 90% of its total seat capacity, even as it maintains services from its hubs outside of Manila and the region. The 90% capacity figure is based on the ...

  • Air China Cargo

    Beijing moves to beef up air cargo capacity


    Beijing will take steps to bolster domestic and international air cargo capacity amid the global coronavirus pandemic, including support for air freight companies and logistics firms. The official China Daily newspaper quotes premier Li Keqiaing as stating that the massive reduction in global air traffic has created issues for ...

  • Qantas 787-9

    Qantas Group secures $625 million against 787-9s


    The Qantas Group has secured A$1.05 billion ($625 million) in a new round of debt funding to “strengthen its position as it manages through the coronavirus outbreak”. The 10-year loan bears 2.75% interest and is securitised against seven Boeing 787-9s. The jets are part of its fleet of ...

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Americas 24 March in review: Congress negotiates aid; Manufacturers and airlines make deep cuts


    Politicians from both houses of the US Congress continued negotiating a bill that would offer the air transport industry financial support in order to secure jobs and keep airlines afloat as the coronavirus crisis ravages the industry.

  • US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

    Why the US Marine Corps plans big downsizing, including some F-35s, MV-22s and all tanks


    The US Marine Corps believes it needs to be leaner and meaner to defeat China in a hypothetical war in the Pacific Ocean. That means cutting a significant number of its bespoke Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighters, Bell Boeing MV-22 tiltrotors and Sikorsky CH-53 heavy lift helicopters.

  • Everett facility

    Boeing tells some suppliers to ‘halt shipments’ amid temporary shutdown


    Boeing has instructed suppliers to stop shipments to its Seattle-area production sites during the company’s temporary production shutdown, which takes effect on 25 March.

  • Everett facility

    Boeing’s Calhoun defends Boeing’s financial health, pushes back against equity-for-aid government support


    Boeing chief executive David Calhoun insists government aid to the struggling airline and aerospace sectors should not be contingent upon the government taking equity in US companies.

  • 737-800 WestJet

    WestJet cuts 50% of staff


    WestJet’s chief executive Ed Sims says the airline has eliminated half of its workforce as it tries to preserve itself while the coronavirus continues to ravage the air transport industry.

  • Global 7500 flying

    Bombardier suspends production in Canada and Belfast


    Bombardier is to halt work at most of its operations in Canada, plus its aerostructures unit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to comply with governmental restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  • avianca 787

    Avianca ceases domestic flights through mid-April


    Avianca has suspended domestic flights through at least 12 April, citing the Colombian federal government’s closing of the country’s airspace, which commences 25 March.

  • Azul receives the first Airbus A330neo in the Amer

    Azul expands April capacity cuts to 90%


    Brazilian low-cost carrier Azul has cut its planned capacity through 30 April by 90%.

  • Gol first 737 Max 8

    Brazil’s Gol down to 50 daily domestic flights


    Gol has dropped its domestic capacity in Brazil by 92% and its international capacity by 100% through early May in response to falling demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • media-rostrum

    US House aid bill sets strict labour, consumer, environmental protections


    The US House of Representatives says it is willing to support the transportation industry as it works through its losses due to the coronavirus, including offering infrastructure grants to airports and tangible relief for aviation workers. However, it wants airlines to protect their employees and consumers before protecting their own bottom lines.

  • Insight Spirit AeroSystems

    Spirit AeroSystems halts Boeing work, Triumph lays off staff


    Airframe manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems will halt much of its Boeing-related work and Triumph Group will lay off several hundred staffers in response to the rapid coronavirus-led downturn in the aviation industry.

  • Piaggio P180 Avanti

    Administrator extends deadline for Piaggio bids


    Piaggio Aerospace’s administrator has extended the deadline for parties to submit expressions of interest in the Italian manufacturer on the back of disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.