December 28, 2020| 144 0

Trump signs law providing pandemic aid to US airlines

US president Donald Trump has signed a US government funding bill that sets aside a second tranche of pandemic-relief funds for US airline workers, according to a Trump administration spokesperson. On 27 December, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere tweeted that Trump has signed “H.R. 133”, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Also on …

December 28, 2020| 122 0

Rossiya Airbus A319 Returns To Airport Over Door Open Indication

In the early hours of December 27th in central Russia, a Rossiya Airbus A319 departed the  Siberian city of Surgut for the major western city of St. Petersburg. However, as the aircraft was performing its climb after takeoff, the crew received an indication that a door was open and the cabin was not pressurizing. Incident details The Airbus A319, ope …

December 27, 2020| 151 0

Hong Kong Grows Quarantine Requirement To Three Weeks

Hong Kong made waves with one of the strictest COVID-19-related quarantines in the world. Amid a recent growth in the number of cases in Hong Kong, all foreign arrivals must quarantine for a whopping 21 days, extending the previously-mandated 14-day quarantine by a week. Hong Kong quarantine requirement grows Hong Kong announced amid the Christmas ho …

December 27, 2020| 152 0

Aviation News in Brief 28 December 2020

Embraer releases tech guidance for vaccine transport:  Embraer has released technical guidance to assist its customers to properly define the transportation characteristics and payload requirements for COVID-19 vaccines utilising commercial aircraft. Due to the pandemic, operators are looking at the possibility of using Embraer aircraft to transport …

December 27, 2020| 103 0

Air New Zealand’s Fleet In 2020

Air New Zealand has a fleet of over 60 jet aircraft and another 50 turboprop aircraft, with several more on order. The airline has some big plans with Boeing 787-10s on order. For now, however, it is ending 2020 with a pretty stagnant fleet composition compared to pre-crisis, though one set of aircraft is likely never to fly again– barring any majo …

December 27, 2020| 119 0

2020 In India: The Biggest Aviation Stories Of The Year

2020 has been an interesting year for the aviation industry, to say the least. From a complete flight ban for two months to an impressive recovery, the year has seen some big aviation stories. Let’s recap the biggest aviation stories of the year. Flight ban Perhaps the first indicator that 2020 would be anything but business-as-usual came at the end …

December 27, 2020| 152 0

Skymark Airlines Reduces Employee Work Week To Keep People Employed

As the global health crisis continues to take its toll on the aviation industry, nearly all airlines have been forced to implement one or more forms of cost savings. For Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, a way to bring down its expenditures has been to introduce a four-day workweek for its office employees, which will possibly commence in the spri …

December 27, 2020| 195 0

Air Serbia expands Montenegro operations

Air Serbia has started adding flights and has more than doubled its capacity to Montenegro compared to its initial plan over the coming days. It comes amid the collapse of Montenegro Airlines, leaving the Serbian carrier as the sole operator between the two countries, which is the busiest cross-border market in the former Yugoslavia. The Serbian ai …

December 27, 2020| 107 0

Will Boeing Build A 777X Freighter?

The new member of the popular Boeing 777 family, the 777X, has taken to the skies and is expected to be delivered to launch customer Emirates in 2021. Boeing so far has not released any formal plans for a freighter version of the 777X, despite interest from customers. This article looks at the possibility of a future launch of a 777X freighter. The …

December 27, 2020| 130 0

What Are Your Options If You Test Positive Before A Flight?

Testing positive for COVID-19 before a trip can be a daunting challenge medically, but it also comes with many logistical hurdles. If abroad, where do you quarantine? If you’re at home, what happens to your bookings? Here’s a guide of what to do if you test positive before a flight. First things first One extremely important point to note is that you …

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