31 March 2021

British Airways to invest in tech innovator ZeroAvia to speed up development of hydrogen-powered aircraft

British Airways has invested in ZeroAvia – a leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation – in an effort to accelerate the development of 50+ seater aircraft capable of running on zero emissions hydrogen-electric power. British Airways and a group of investors including Horizons Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Summa Equity, Shell Ventures, and …

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Lilium looks to US$3.3 billion SPAC deal for U.S. flotation

German startup Lilium, which specializes on electric-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft for inter-city travel has announced it is to float on the U.S. stock market through a reverse merger with Quell Acquisition Corp, a blank-check acquisition company. The deal values the combined businesses at US$3.3 billion and the merger is similar to that …

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Emirates expands U.S. network with restart of flights to Orlando

Emirates has announced it will resume four-weekly services to Orlando from June 2, 2021, further expanding its U.S. network, and offering customers worldwide more travel choices and enhanced connectivity via Dubai. With the addition of Orlando, Emirates will be serving over 60 weekly services to and from 11 U.S. destinations including Boston, New York (JFK), …

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AerCap and Norse Atlantic Airways sign lease agreements for nine Boeing 787 aircraft

AerCap (AerCap) has signed lease agreements with Norse Atlantic Airways for the lease of six used Boeing 787-9s and three used Boeing 787-8 aircraft. All nine aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines and are scheduled to begin delivery during 2021. Norse Atlantic Airways, based in Norway, plans to launch long-haul low-cost services, …

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US-Bangla Airlines chooses Rusada’s ENVISION

Bangladeshi carrier, US-Bangla Airlines, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION as its airworthiness and maintenance software. US-Bangla Airlines, based in Dhaka, is the country’s largest private airline with a growing fleet of Boeing 737s, ATR 72s, and De Havilland Q400s. Current destinations include India, China and Singapore, with flights to Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the United Kingdom …

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GAT expands distributor agreement with Honeywell to add new UV Treatment System

GA Telesis (GAT) has expanded its distributor agreement with Honeywell to add the latest version of Honeywell’s UV Treatment System to GAT’s Tarmac Solutions Group inventory. This collaboration provides another innovative product as airlines worldwide work to provide a safer environment for their passengers. The newest version of Honeywell’s UV Treatment System is lighter and …

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Weston Aviation names Nicole O’Connor as Commercial Director

FBO and ground support services company, Weston Aviation has appointed Nicole O’Connor as the company’s Commercial Director. O’Connor has 20 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry, joining the long standing and wellregarded Weston Aviation team in 2019. With two decades of experience in sales and business development, she has been instrumental in the …

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