April 3, 2021| 48 0

Frontier Launches IPO – How Can The Airline Benefit?

American ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines has officially gone public. Pricing out at the lower end of its target share price, the airline is still expecting to raise over $200 million from the endeavor. Here is a look at how that could benefit the airline. Frontier’s initial public offering pricing Frontier Airlines announced its initi …

March 4, 2021| 22 0

The Future Looks Dark For Lufthansa’s A380 Fleet

Lufthansa’s financial report issued today has highlighted the impact of the 2020 crisis on the shape and size of its future fleet. The Group has shrunk its collective fleet by 150 aircraft in the past 12 months, and is eyeing further retirements as the pandemic drags on. Notably, the remaining eight A380 aircraft have been placed in ‘deep storage’ …

March 2, 2021| 24 0

Air India Returns To Moscow With The Airbus A320

Air India is returning to Moscow after having suspended services due to the pandemic. The airline operated its first flight to the city’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Saturday. The route is currently intended to be run once per week. We’ve seen many airlines slowly rebuilding their networks, having had to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gi …

February 11, 2021| 35 0

Flyadeal Seeks To Retire Its Airbus A320 CEOs In 4-5 Years

Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal is not yet four years old. But the Jeddah-based low-cost airline is already planning for the future. The airline has just 12 aircraft in its fleet, 11 Airbus A320ceo planes, and a single Airbus A320neo. But as new deliveries from Airbus begin landing at Jeddah, flyadeal is mapping out a timeline to start retiring it’s A320ce …

February 9, 2021| 35 0

Boeing Set To Launch Indian 737 Tail Production

Boeing is launching a new vertical tail fin production facility in the state of Telangana, India. The facility is a joint-venture with Tata Advanced Systems and will see an existing defense plant grow to accommodate the new line. Expanding According to ITLN, Tata Boeing Aerospace announced last week that it plans to open a new production line at its …

February 8, 2021| 43 0

Saudia Airbus A320 Diverted To Jeddah After Losing Cabin Pressure

On February 5th, Saudia Airbus A320-200 flying from Cairo (Egypt) to Abha (Saudi Arabia) had to divert due to a loss of cabin pressure. Instead of reaching its destination, the 10-year-old aircraft headed to Jeddah instead, performing a safe landing 30 minutes after making its rapid descent to a safe altitude. Incident details According to The Aviati …

February 8, 2021| 30 0

India’s Civil Aviation Minister Wants To See 1,000 New Air Routes

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, has said he wants to see 1,000 new air routes in India. The new routes will be a part of the government’s growing UDAN-RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme), connecting underserved towns. The scheme has become popular among airlines as they grow domestic demand. Huge expansion Speaking after India’s a …

February 7, 2021| 27 0

Partial Radio Failure Forces Aeroflot Airbus A320 To Return To Moscow

Yesterday, a partial radio failure forced an Airbus A320 operated by Aeroflot to return to its departure airport. The aircraft had been operating a scheduled flight from Moscow, Russia to Amsterdam, Netherlands. But how exactly did the incident pan out? The flight in question Aeroflot flight SU2694 is a scheduled, weekly service from the Russian flag …

February 7, 2021| 24 0

SAS Notches January Load Factor Of 30%

According to a statement issued on February 5, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has reported a January load factor of 30%. The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden says that it carried fewer passengers in January due to consequences brought about by increased travel restrictions as countries around the world continue to battle COVID-19. jet …

January 31, 2021| 32 0

With Fewer Aircraft, American Can Still Hit 2019 Capacity Levels

It may seem pretty easy to think that fewer aircraft means fewer seats and thus less capacity that an airline can offer. While that is true in some cases, it is certainly not true for American Airlines. With 10% fewer aircraft than it had at the start of the crisis, American Airlines still expects it can hit 2019-levels of capacity. American’s aircr …

January 31, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Is Thankful It Does Not Have Any Lie-Flat Seats

Alaska Airlines is a full-service US airline based out of Seattle. The carrier operates a fleet of nearly 200 mainline jets with plans to grow the fleet as the airline navigates the tumult of the recovery. However, if there is one thing the airline is thankful about, it is very glad that it does not have any lie-flat seats on its planes. Alaska Airl …

January 30, 2021| 39 0

How Are New Aircraft Certified?

What happens when a manufacturer designs a new aircraft? How does an aircraft move from concept/design through to an accepted and authorized safe flying state? This article looks at the well-established aircraft certification process. Certifying each new model for a ‘type certificate’ Any new aircraft designed by a manufacturer will need to be submit …

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