June 9, 2021| 67 0

Ryanair to double its presence in Rome Fiumicino this summer

Ryanair has announced the addition of three based Boeing 737-800 aircraft, six new routes, and over 65 flights every week from Rome Fiumicino to a host of domestic and international destinations. Ryanair remains committed to delivering connectivity to Rome and expects its Summer ’21 schedule, including 78 routes from both Rome airports in total and …

June 7, 2021| 60 0

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partnering on latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on t …

May 27, 2021| 68 0

Lufthansa Technik supports Flair Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Lufthansa Technik and Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair, and overhaul of components for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737MAX 8 aircraft. Up to 24 aircraft from the airline’s current and future fleet are included over a period of ten years. Support for t …

May 25, 2021| 59 0

Boeing Receives New 737 MAX Order For 14 Jets

Boeing has received a new order for 14 737 MAX aircraft from Dublin-headquartered lessor SMBC Aviation Capital. The lessor says it is growing its 737 MAX portfolio in preparation for a strong recovery in air travel following the COVID-19 pandemic. The new order from the Japanese bank-backed lessor comes as airlines begin to modernize their narrowbod …

May 21, 2021| 41 0

Will SpiceJet Lose Planes Due To The Second Wave?

As the second wave decimates passenger numbers, SpiceJet is feeling the pressure of the cash crunch. In addition to cutting costs, the airline is mired in several disputes with lessors over unpaid aircraft fees. Could the second wave result in lessors repossessing aircraft and reducing SpiceJet’s fleet? Let’s find out. Impacting the fleet According t …

April 26, 2021| 64 0

Coy On Boeing 757 Replacement, Delta’s Fleet Strategy Comes Into View

Delta Air Lines has yet to fully reveal its plans to retire its strong Boeing 757 fleet. Cherishing every one of those lucrative and flexible jets, Delta has invested in keeping the planes airworthy and flying for as long as they possibly can. However, sustainability goals and costs associated with flying aging aircraft are starting to bear down on …

April 26, 2021| 69 0

Three Boeing 747s From Transaero Find New Homes In The UAE

Sharjah-based charter and cargo airline Aquiline International have picked up four former Transaero planes. The airline presently has ten planes in its fleet, including a 747-400 freighter. Now, Aquiline is adding three more Boeing 747-400s and one 777-200ER to the fleet. The four planes are presently configured as passenger aircraft. Six years in t …

April 20, 2021| 73 0

Boeing’s Air Force One Contractor Battle – What’s Happening?

A run-of-the-mill dispute between a manufacturer and a supplier doesn’t normally make the news. But when the dispute involves future Air Force One aircraft, people sit up and pay attention. Earlier this month, Boeing sued a contractor doing work on its 747s destined to fly future Presidents. Just a few days ago, that contractor returned serve, coun …

March 24, 2021| 108 0

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Suffers Tire Damage Departing Doha

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 returned to Doha on Wednesday after suffering tire damage on departure. The plane had flown over 2,000 kilometers when the pilots made the decision to head back. The aircraft landed safely around five and a half hours after departing. Pilots suspect burst tire or a bird strike Simon Hradecky first reported the incident …

March 20, 2021| 67 0

United Airlines Ferries Grounded Boeing 777s To The Desert

It was on February 21st that the FAA said it would be issuing an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to inspect all Boeing 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The actual directive came days later. Accompanying this was the grounding of the affected jets by most of its operators. This, of course, followed an engine failure which saw pa …

March 15, 2021| 58 0

Most Of Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Is Now Flying Again

While Emirates had a difficult 2020, the airline has already begun its recovery. The carrier is flying all but two of its 777s, which means 151 are currently in the sky. While the A380 remains largely grounded, the 777 has become the key aircraft in the fleet. Back in the sky In an interview with Arabian Business, Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark ta …

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