LATAM Airlines Brazil has joined other parts of the airline group in entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it took a further step to securing required financing to complete its restructuring.
Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Volaris is weathering the coronavirus storm thanks to its variable cost base, but still expects its fleet size to be flat through to 2023 as demand inches back.
American Airlines’ pilot union is now reviewing Boeing’s latest 737 Max pilot training draft – a document the union describes as vastly more thorough than previous drafts.
American Airlines is reportedly seeking Boeing’s help to arrange financing for the purchase of at least one dozen 737 Max jets scheduled to be delivered this year, with the fate of those orders hanging in the balance.
Breeze Airways, the start-up passenger carrier headed by serial aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, has applied to acquire the certificate of now-defunct Compass Airlines, and published plans for its first year of operation.
Since the coronavirus pandemic reached the United States earlier this year, air traffic control (ATC) staff at almost 90 facilities across the country have tested positive for the virus, causing regular disruptions to this crucial network.
Israeli flag-carrier El Al is set to shed 1,700 positions across three divisions as part of a restructuring programme.
The US government has approved the possible sale of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk to Jordan for use as a transport for the country’s royalty.
Israeli flag-carrier El Al has given up pursuing a $400 million state-backed loan and opted for an alternative fundraising package which could result in the airline being renationalised.
Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia’s new Abu Dhabi-based spin-off is to open services in mid-July with initial operations to two Egyptian cities.
While most of Ryanair’s fire is aimed in the direction of highlighting potential competition concerns resulting from the state bailouts, it has increasingly been squaring up with central European budget carrier Wizz Air.
Russian researchers are exploring the use of laminar flow to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of nacelles for the planned Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine.
IAG’s Paris Orly-based long-haul budget unit, Level France, is to cease operations after seeing demand for its transatlantic services plummet.
Russian freight operator Sky Gates is to be the base carrier for a newly-commissioned cargo complex at Moscow Zhukovsky airport.
UK transport secretary Grant Shapps’s office has given crucial government approval for re-opening and developing Manston airport – located some 100km east of London – as an air freight facility.
The US manufacturer delivered the final five of 22 Apaches ordered by New Delhi in June, it says. The remaining five of 15 Chinooks ordered by the air force were delivered in March. Boeing now eyes requirements for nearly 200 fighters from the Indian air force and navy.
Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines expect to launch a joint business partnership on 25 July, through which the two national carriers will co-operate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan.
The potential F-35 deal is the second largest foreign military sale approved by Washington in history, behind a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing F-15SA fighters and associated weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2010.
A group of local conglomerates have withdrawn their proposal to develop Manila Ninoy Aquino International airport, citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the aviation industry
South African Airways pilots have sought to more than halve the proposed number of employee retrenchments, and instead retain almost 3,100 personnel for the carrier’s relaunch, according to the country’s government.
South African Airways unions have largely indicated acceptance of voluntary severance packages as part of the airline’s rescue, after the government warned that workers’ representatives that it cannot improve on the severance offers.
Assets of South African regional carrier SA Express, including Bombardier CRJ200 jets, are being advertised online as part of an initial process to obtain expressions of interest, as the airline edges towards liquidation.
South Africa’s government is urging creditors and unions to support South African Airways’ proposed rescue, warning that the airline’s liquidation is the worse of the options available.