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Lufthansa to provide Total Component Support for China Airlines

Lufthansa Technik and China Airlines have signed a long-term contract for component services for the airline

Virgin Orbit operations on hold as further investment sought

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has temporarily put all operations on hold while the company looks to secure additional funding. The move follows on from the failed first launch of its satellite mission from UK soil back in January. In a statement, the company confirmed: “Virgin Orbit is initiating a company-wide operational pause, effective (from) March

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London Gatwick Airport reports strong financial results for 2022

London Gatwick Airport has published its financial results for 2022, and recognising the urgent need to make net-zero a reality has accelerated its commitment to be net- zero for its own Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, ten years ahead of its previous commitment. This commitment is aligned with both VINCI Airports’ environmental action

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LHT hands over third Airbus A350 government aircraft to German Armed Forces

Lufthansa Technik has handed over another new Airbus A350 government aircraft to the German Armed Forces. Prior to this, the modern long-haul jet was ceremonially christened “Theodor Heuss”, after the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany. The aircraft was ferried from Lufthansa Technik’s Hamburg base to Cologne-Wahn airport on March 17, to be

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SriLankan Airlines becomes new member of AMOS community

Swiss-AS has welcomed SriLankan Airlines as a new member of the AMOS customer community. With regard to paperless maintenance, the use of AMOSmobile/EXEC, a touch-optimised add-on to AMOS, will enable SriLankan Airlines to perform all line and base maintenance activities paperless, adding value not only in terms of cost, but also in terms of time,

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Bluebird Nordic plans to obtain Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Slovakia

Bluebird Nordic, the Icelandic ACMI leasing and cargo airline, is planning to obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Slovakia, expanding its operations in Europe. The company’s decision comes as a strategic move to enter new and prominent markets. “Slovakia is ideally positioned in the middle of Europe, which offers great opportunities for a wider

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Alaska Airlines turns to VR and new simulators to attract and train new world-class pilots

Alaska Airlines’ pilots probably have to face the most diverse flying challenges of any pilots worldwide. From remote communities within the Arctic Circle to some of the US’s busiest airports, blizzard conditions to congested airspace, rigorous pilot training is essential. Consequently, Alaska Air (Alaska) and its fully owned regional partner Horizon Air (Horizon) are currently

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Mitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for six AW139 helicopters 

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA), the authorised distributor for the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan, has signed orders with Leonardo for a total of six AW139 helicopters, to meet the requirements of various upcoming opportunities in the country. These latest orders confirm the continuous success of the AW139 in Japan with nearly

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Finnair reaches savings agreement with cabin crew

Finnair has releases that it has reached a savings agreement with its cabin crew. As a result, the carrier has concluded the change negotiations it started in November and discontinued the subcontracting plan for inflight services on routes to/from Thailand and North America. The savings agreement is valid until the end of 2025. Finnair had

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VPorts to establish first vertiport at Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Airport

VPorts, a leader in the design, construction and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Airport to build and operate a first vertiport in RAK designed to establish the UAE as a world-class global AAM hub. ‘‘With the support of the

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Baltic Ground Services renews contract with Ryanair at three airports

Baltic Ground Services (BGS), an international provider of ground handling, aircraft fuelling, and logistics services, continues to strengthen its long-lasting partnership with Ryanair. Under the renewed contract, BGS will provide Ryanair with into-plane fuelling at Vilnius and Palanga airports in Lithuania, and Leoš Janáček airport in the Czech Republic. The contract will come into effect

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SITA and Lufthansa join forces to automate bag reflight operations

SITA and Lufthansa have joined forces to explore ways to reduce mishandled baggage costs and improve the passenger experience by digitally automating baggage reflight operations. Mishandled baggage between two flight connections is a major pain point for the industry, costing it billions of dollars each year.  The ability to address the issue of staff shortages

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Double Gulf boost for Boeing 787 Dreamliner programme

American planemaker Boeing Co has received a boost for its 787 Dreamliner programme from two Gulf carriers. The first involves new start-up Saudi Arabian carrier Riyadh Air which has placed an order for 39 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with options on a further 33 of the long-haul jets. The arrival of Riyadh Air corresponds with Saudi

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