28 April 2020

Airbus furloughs 3,200 U.K. workers as it continues to haemorrhage cash

European aerospace giant Airbus has decided to furlough 3,200 of its staff based at its plant in Broughton, Wales, which is responsible for the manufacture of wings. These employees will be able to take advantage of the U.K.s job retention scheme whereby the government guarantees 80% of an employee’s salary while they are unable to […]

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SWISS to reconfigure three Boeing 777s into cargo aircraft 

SWISS and its Swiss WorldCargo division have performed more than 80 cargo-only flights since the end of March, transporting over 1,300 tons of airfreight between Asia and Switzerland. The cargo concerned has consisted mainly of medicines and medical supplies and equipment for the Swiss healthcare system. SWISS plans to operate over 100 further cargo flights

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SAS

SAS to reduce workforce by up to 5,000 full-time positions

As a result of COVID-19, demand for air travel is expected to be significantly affected during the remainder of 2020 and it will take some years before demand returns to the levels experienced before the outbreak. Consequently, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) needs to adapt the business to a lower-demand environment, so the Scandinavian carrier will initiate

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KlasJet adds cargo services to its portfolio by collaborating with BlueBird Nordic

KlasJet, a private and corporate jet charter company and a subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group, has added cargo services to its portfolio by collaborating with cargo airline BlueBird Nordic. The latter company’s newly acquired Boeing 737-300 (LY-MRN), will enable KlasJet to carry out cargo services globally. The alliance of KlasJet’s experience providing the highest quality

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AAR Mobility Systems awarded US$125 million sole-source firm-fixed-price contract from U.S. Air Force

AAR’s Mobility Systems division has been awarded a sole-source firm-fixed-price (FFP) requirements contract, that includes a base year with four one-year option periods from the U.S. Air Force for the production and repair of 463L cargo pallets. The total contract value is US$125 million. The cargo pallets will be manufactured and repaired in Cadillac, Michigan.

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