26 October 2020

China’s Spring Airlines bucks global trend with 50% year-on-year capacity increase

Shanghai-based Spring Airlines (Spring)has announced that compared to 2019, 2020’s September capacity rose by 50%, with the low-cost carrier operating at approaching 90% of seats occupied having redirected planes from closed international routes to meet demand for domestic flights. Recent operations show that Spring has virtually doubled its share of the market from 2% in […]

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IAG reports preliminary third-quarter results and update

International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported its preliminary results for the third quarter of 2020 and capacity outlook for the fourth quarter. Total revenue declined by 83% to €1.2 billion compared to €7.3 billion last year. Operating result before exceptional items was a €1.3 billion loss compared to a €1.4 billion profit last year.Passenger capacity

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Pratt & Whitney plans US$650 million investment in turbine airfoil production facility in North Carolina

Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to invest at least US$650 million through 2027 in a world-class turbine airfoil production facility in Asheville, North Carolina. The new, 1,000,000-ft² facility will house an advanced casting foundry for the production of turbine airfoils as well as conduct machining, coating and finishing of airfoils onsite. The investment is

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Austrian Airlines and Vienna Airport launch trial for rapid Covid-19 antigen tests

Austrian Airlines has commenced the first trials for using rapid Covid-19 antigen tests in close cooperation with Vienna Airport. In the initial phase, all passengers on flight OS 229 to Berlin will have the opportunity to take such a rapid test prior to departure in the period October 23 – November 8, 2020, initially. The

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The Italian Air Force takes delivery of its most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon

Taking off from Leonardo’s plant in Caselle (Turin), the final and most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon of the Italian Air Force was handed over during a ceremony on October 23, becoming one of the defense aircraft assigned daily to the protection of the Italian skies. The Eurofighter was designed as an open architecture, with a well-defined

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Airbus delivers first U.S.-assembled A220 from Mobile, Alabama

Airbus has delivered its first U.S.-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, underlining the aircraft manufacturer’s role as a global aircraft producer and heralding the arrival of a new era in Airbus aircraft production in the United States. The aircraft was delivered to Delta Air Lines. Several milestones led up to this historic moment. From the

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