9 April 2021

Air cargo demand bucks the trend with 9% February increase on pre-pandemic levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures for the global air cargo markets for February 2021, clearly showing that demand continues to exceed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. Strong month-on-month growth compared to January 2021, February’s demand exceeded February 2019 levels by 9%. Current demand has now reached the same level seen in 2018, prior …

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch first flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will start the operation of the Tel Aviv – Abu Dhabi route on April 18, 2021, following the announcement that Israel has been added to the green list, meaning travelers will no longer need to quarantine upon arrival in Abu Dhabi. The connection …

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Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 “Erfurt” to become climate research aircraft

Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even better how the world is developing. This is the goal of a globally unique cooperation between Lufthansa and several research institutes. Converting an aircraft into a climate research plane poses major challenges. Lufthansa has chosen the most modern and economical long-haul …

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Qatar Airways opens new state-of-the-art engine facility

Qatar Airways has opened a new state-of-the-art engine facility as part of the vision to streamline the cost of its technical maintenance operations by more than US$2.2 million per year, further supporting the airline’s growth despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in the Qatar Airways Technical Maintenance complex, the new 9,000 ft² engine …

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TrueAero Asset Management partners with Air Lease Corporation

TrueAero Asset Management (TAAM) has announced the commencement of a leasing and part-out consignment relationship with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The inaugural aircraft is a CFM56-5B powered A320-200 owned by Air Lease’s Thunderbolt managed aircraft platform. One engine will join TAAM’s diverse and sizeable fleet of managed lease assets, while the other engine will be …

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BAA Training Spain starts pilot training with an Airbus A320 FFS

The first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training in a brand-new pilot training center BAA Training Spain, located in Barcelona, 10 minutes away from El-Prat airport. The Airbus A320 operational readiness, in fact, signifies that pilot training operations are ready to begin. The Airbus A320 FFS, manufactured by CAE, is EASA UPRT CS-FSTD …

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AJW Technique secures 10-year lease renewal

AJW Technique, the maintenance hub for AJW Group’s component repair and overhaul services has signed a ten-year lease renewal for its state-of-the-art facility at the Technoparc, situated next to Montreal’s International Airport. As part of AJW Group, established in 1932, with a reputation for high quality, efficient, and cost-effective repair solutions, AJW Technique boasts a …

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