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Embraer waits on market return to boost E175-E2 sales

The smallest member of Embraer’s E2 family, the E175-E2, has a long road ahead if it is to embark on the same path to success as its larger siblings, the E195-E2 and the E190-E2.

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Embraer delivers 34 jets in the second quarter

Brazilian airframer Embraer delivered 34 jets during the second quarter of 2021, double the number it delivered in the same period during coronavirus-plagued 2020.

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Aeromexico continues a steady recovery in Q2

Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Mexico’s legacy carrier, says the airline continued steadily recovering from the coronavirus crisis during the second quarter of the year, as both domestic and international travel contributed to narrowing its financial loss.

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Volaris rules out purchasing aircraft before 2023

Volaris will finance its fleet via operating leases rather than with direct purchases until at least 2023, chief financial officer Jaime Pous has disclosed.

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Airline industry not assertive enough in early days of Covid-19: IATA chief

The airline industry was too accepting of draconian restrictions on international travel in the first months of the pandemic, according to IATA director general Willie Walsh.

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Boeing video reviews fuselage ‘gap’ issue that prompted 787 delivery halt

Boeing has released a video about the fuselage-related quality issues that led the company to halt deliveries of 787s. The Chicago-based airframer released the video on 23 July alongside an email from Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Stan Deal to all Boeing’s commercial aircraft employees.

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WestJet and Delta said to be resubmitting transborder JV application

Canada’s WestJet and Delta Air Lines reportedly intend to resubmit their plans for a transborder joint venture, eight months after the carriers pulled their last application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

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US court denies Wisk’s request for injunction against Archer

A US court has dismissed a motion for an injunction against urban air mobility start-up Archer Aviation, brought by competitor Wisk Aero.

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Airline Business Weekly Briefing: No more domestic bliss in Asia-Pacific

News this week that Australia’s domestic air travel market has been hit hard by a resurgence of Covid-19 cases reflects a growing trend of Covid-19 challenges in Asia-Pacific, with no easy answers.

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Air Canada ‘ready to deal with’ Porter Airlines expansion

Air Canada is undaunted by regional carrier Porter Airlines’ plans to grab market share when it begins operating jet aircraft from Toronto’s Pearson International airport in 2022. 

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Qatar Airways chief dangles freighter launch order interest to Airbus and Boeing

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has indicated he is ready to place a launch order for a new freighter with Boeing or Airbus by the end of the third quarter, though he added the caveat that the carrier would need to see concerns around the A350 settled before ...

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Flyadeal takes first A320neo from Saudia order

Flyadeal has received the first of 30 Airbus A320neos it is taking through an order placed by parent Saudia in 2019, Airbus said on 16 July.

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Airline industry not assertive enough in early days of Covid-19: IATA chief

The airline industry was too accepting of draconian restrictions on international travel in the first months of the pandemic, according to IATA director general Willie Walsh.

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Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: July 2021 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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Straying passengers cause chaos after Gulf Air A321 evacuation in Kuwait

Passengers evacuating a Gulf Air Airbus A321 at Kuwait appear to have caused operational disruption, including forcing a go-around, after straying towards an active runway.

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Airline and airport bodies split on EU’s 50:50 slot threshold

Airports body ACI Europe has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to set a 50% slot usage threshold for the upcoming Winter 2021 season, in stark contrast to the condemnation of the move from airlines body IATA.

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Air France’s first A220 emerges from Airbus paint shop

The first Airbus A220 to be painted in Air France colours has emerged from the airframer’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. 

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Ryanair to have at least 60 Max aircraft in time for next summer

Ryanair expects to be operating at least 60 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in time for next summer and has reiterated its interest in ordering the Max 10 variant “if the price is right”.

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Heathrow warns UK is falling behind Europe in travel and trade recovery

 The UK’s travel restrictions “remain a barrier” to a more significant recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and mean the country is lagging the positive trends seen elsewhere in Europe, in the view of Heathrow Airport.

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Ryanair sees small loss or breakeven for full year after tough first quarter

Irish budget carrier Ryanair is “cautiously” projecting a small loss or breakeven for the year to March 2022 after net losses widened to €273 million ($321 million) for the first quarter.

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​Sabre describes challenges Covid-19 poses for Asia network planners

The uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic is a major headache for airline network planners in the Asia-Pacific.

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Australia’s TAE Aerospace attains F135 depot capability

Australia’s TAE Aerospace has achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) to repair key parts of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, which powers all three variants of the Lockheed Martin F-35.

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SIA Engineering narrows quarterly loss despite slower recovery

SIA Engineering narrowed its quarterly operating loss on the back of higher revenue and continued governmental support, though it warns that the “trajectory for a sustained recovery” remains unclear. 

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Airline Business Weekly Briefing: No more domestic bliss in Asia-Pacific

News this week that Australia’s domestic air travel market has been hit hard by a resurgence of Covid-19 cases reflects a growing trend of Covid-19 challenges in Asia-Pacific, with no easy answers.

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Garuda domestic market share slips in 2020

Embattled Garuda Indonesia saw its domestic market share erode in 2020, as full-year traffic tumbled significantly amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Low-cost unit Mango to enter business rescue: SAA chief

South African Airways’ (SAA) challenged low-cost carrier unit Mango Airlines is set to enter a formal business rescue process, the acting head of its parent airline Thomas Kgokolo has disclosed.

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SAA reaches peace deal with pilots after months of wrangling

South African Airways has reached an agreement with its pilots’ association which, it hopes, will mark an end to a drawn-out conflict over the carrier’s restructuring programme.

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Airline industry not assertive enough in early days of Covid-19: IATA chief

The airline industry was too accepting of draconian restrictions on international travel in the first months of the pandemic, according to IATA director general Willie Walsh.

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RwandAir chief warns Covid-19 vaccination cannot be prerequisite for travel

Low Covid-19 vaccination rates in Africa mean inoculation cannot be a prerequisite for international travel, in the view of RwandAir chief executive Yvonne Makolo.

Airline-data

In depth

Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: July 2021 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.