Spirit Aero May Not Close Asco, Bombardier Acquisitions

By Michael Bruno Sep 22, 2020
Barring the equivalent of light speed regulatory action in Europe, Spirit AeroSystems appears unlikely to close its proposed $420 million acquisition of Asco Industries—at least not under the current terms that expire Oct. 1.
Marketplace

Data Illustrates Shift Toward Last-Minute Bookings

By Victoria Moores Sep 22, 2020
Research provided by flight-search website Skyscanner has revealed that passengers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by booking flights last-minute and remaining closer to home.
Airlines & Lessors

Icelandair Share Offering Hits Top End Of Guidance

By Victoria Moores Sep 22, 2020
Icelandair has raised ISK23 billion ($167.7 million) through a heavily oversubscribed share offering, hitting the top end of its ISK20-23 billion guidance.
Airlines & Lessors

Norway To Extend Aviation Loan Guarantee Scheme

By Victoria Moores Sep 22, 2020
The Norwegian government has announced plans to further extend its loan-guarantee scheme for airlines to the end of 2020, as the COVID-19 crisis persists.
Airlines & Lessors

Aeromexico Converts Leases As Part Of Bankruptcy Restructuring

By Sean Broderick Sep 22, 2020
Aeromexico reached deals with 27 lessors to convert leases on nearly 100 assets to power-by-the-hour agreements after the move was approved by a U.S…
Airlines & Lessors

Industry ‘Never Going To Get Back’ To Pre-COVID State, Walsh Says

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 22, 2020
PARIS—The airline industry will never return to its pre-pandemic state, Willie Walsh, the recently-retired former CEO of International Airlines Group…
Airlines & Lessors

EDITORIAL: Why airlines have no choice but to pursue a virus testing policy

By Karen Walker Sep 22, 2020
Today’s announcement by IATA that it wants airlines to implement 100% COVID-19 testing for all international passengers before their departure and return flights shows how grave the situation has become for the global air transport industry.
Air Transport

DAILY MEMO: Standalone Bill Could Be Last Hope For PSP Extension

By Ben Goldstein Sep 22, 2020
With the U.S. Government’s Payroll Support Program (PSP) set to expire on Oct. 1, time is quickly running out for Congress to prevent mass furloughs across the U.S. airline industry.
Airlines & Lessors

EC Puts Forward Plan For Single European Sky Revamp

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 22, 2020
The European Commission (EC) has set out plans to upgrade the Single European Sky (SES) regulatory framework, modernizing the management of European airspace.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing Anti-Viral UV Wand To Enter Production

By Guy Norris Sep 22, 2020
A Boeing-developed ultraviolet wand that can sanitize aircraft interiors will be manufactured by Florida-based lighting specialists Healthe after final validation testing under the aircraft manufacturer’s latest ecoDemonstrator program.
Interiors & Connectivity

IATA Wants Testing For All International Passengers

By Jens Flottau Sep 22, 2020
IATA is now calling for systematic COVID-19 testing of all international passengers before departure as a key part of efforts to restart aviation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Rex Finds Investor Support For Proposed Jet Operations

By Adrian Schofield Sep 22, 2020
Australian carrier Regional Express Holdings (Rex) is in talks with a major investment group to secure the funding it needs to establish the airline’s first jet services on domestic trunk routes.
Airlines & Lessors

Hyundai Teams With Seoul Incheon Airport To Test UAM

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2020
Hyundai Motor is continuing to build out the infrastructure side of its initiative to begin commercial urban air mobility (UAM) services by 2028.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Green Time Engines To Impact MRO Revenues, Consultancy Says

By Chen Chuanren Sep 22, 2020
Aircraft engines MRO providers are forecasted to lose $1.5 billion in revenue as airlines turn to green time engines from parked aircraft amid the pandemic to preserve cash.
Maintenance & Training

Leisure And Normal Business Fares: Week Of September 14

Sep 22, 2020
Harrell Leisure And Discounted Business Fares
AWIN Knowledge Center

COVID KPIs: Deliveries - Commercial Aircraft, By OEM

Sep 22, 2020
Monthly Deliveries Of Commercial Aircraft
AWIN Knowledge Center

COVID KPIs: Scheduled Available Seat Kilometers – By Region

Sep 22, 2020
Scheduled Capacity Through December 2020 As Of Sept. 7, 2020
AWIN Knowledge Center

Chinese Efforts Cushion COVID-19 Impact On GAMECO

By Chen Chuanren Sep 22, 2020
The sweeping measures taken by the Chinese central government to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak have softened the impact felt by MRO provider Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) but such market conditions are difficult to find elsewhere.  
Aircraft & Propulsion

Australian Airlines Resume Domestic Flights As State Borders Reopen

By Adrian Schofield Sep 22, 2020
The decision by some Australian states to reopen borders for domestic travel has prompted Australia’s major airlines to restore suspended routes and boost frequencies on others.
Airlines & Lessors

Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Extend PSP Through March 2021

By Ben Goldstein Sep 21, 2020
In a last-ditch effort to prevent mass airline employee furloughs beginning Oct. 1., two U.S. Senate Republicans introduced a bill to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 31, 2021. 
Airlines & Lessors

Concerns Expressed Over 737 MAX Redundancy, Manual Trim

By Sean Broderick Sep 21, 2020
Calls for an additional angle-of-attack indicator and concerns over the flight crew’s ability to manually trim the aircraft in an emergency are among the issues highlighted in the initial set of comments on the FAA’s proposed requirements to approve the Boeing 737 MAX’s service return. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Hawaii Delays Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Program

By Ben Goldstein Sep 21, 2020
The state of Hawaii has pushed back plans to launch a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program for out-of-state arrivals until Oct. 15, marking a two-week setback from earlier plans to partially re-open on Oct. 1.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

American Airlines Schedules MAX Training To Start In October

By Sean Broderick Sep 21, 2020
American Airlines has issued a tentative 737 MAX pilot instruction schedule that would have computer-based lessons begin in five weeks, simulator sessions starting in November and all 4,200 of its 737 pilots trained by February 2021.
Airlines & Lessors

Airbus To Start Hydrogen Project With Storage Demo In 2021

By Thierry Dubois Sep 21, 2020
Airbus is expecting to gather the first results of a demonstration program on onboard hydrogen storage and distribution in 2021, according to Airbus EVP for engineering Jean-Brice Dumont.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Traffic Falling At Most Major Airports, Eurocontrol Says

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 21, 2020
Air traffic in Europe is continuing to drop after the summer recovery, according to Eurocontrol’s latest statistics.
Air Traffic

 

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