27 May 2020

Fiji Airways looks to defer aircraft payments and reduce staffing levels by over 50%

Fiji Airways has announced that it will permanently cut its current staff levels by 51% while also negotiating with lenders and aircraft lessors to defer payments and, additionally, arrange further debt financing as the South Pacific carrier struggles with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff cuts equate to 758 employees, of which 78 […]

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IATA: heavy new debt levels will weigh down airlines’ recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released an analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to US$550 billion by year-end. That’s a US$120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020. US$67 billion of the new debt is composed of government loans (US$50 billion), deferred taxes (US$5 billion), and

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Finnair signs ten-year Global Maintenance Agreement with ATR

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, have signed a ten-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) – who operates Finnair’s regional ATR traffic – will benefit from a customised support from ATR, which will help the airline better anticipate maintenance costs while enhancing

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Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique capability in its class for a military transport aircraft.  The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low-level

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S7 Technics extends scope of EASA Part-21 J certificate

S7 Technics’ DOA (Design Organisation Approval) has received an extension of Part-21J certificate scope to perform design works on water and waste systems (ATA 38), which provides the opportunity to design modifications and repairs for all components of these systems: pipelines, water systems of galleys and toilets, water tanks, waste tanks and other. The certificate

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DC Aviation Group receives contract to overhaul Challenger 605 including 48-month check

DC Aviation Group have been awarded a contract for the comprehensive overhaul of a Challenger 605 including a 48-month check, a cabin refurbishment as well as a Proline 21 Advanced Upgrade. The work will be carried out at DC Aviation’s Stuttgart Maintenance Centre. The Proline 21 Advanced Upgrade includes the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

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