25 August 2021

Delta gives another boost to Airbus with its continued fleet renewal – orders 30 more A320neos

Delta Air Lines (Delta) has placed a firm order for 30 state-of-the-art Airbus A320neos, the European plane manufacturer’s cutting-edge, fuel-efficient, large-gauge, narrow-body aircraft. The order is part of Delta’s continued refreshing and upgrading of its existing fleet with the multiple objectives of supporting the American carrier’s commitment to carbon neutrality, while also boosting operational simplification, …

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SWISS introduces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for crews

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for all its flying personnel from November 15, onwards. The action has been taken in response to national entry restrictions worldwide, which are seeing an increasing insistence on proof of such vaccination for air crews, too. Hong Kong recently became the first SWISS destination …

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IAI to establish passenger-to-freighter conversion site for Boeing 777-300ER in Abu Dhabi

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group has signed an agreement with Etihad Engineering to establish a passenger-to-freighter conversion site for Boeing 777-3000ER aircraft. The new conversion center, which will operate as the company’s maintenance center in Abu Dhabi, will supply a solution for the global rise in demand for cargo jets of this model. The …

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Lockheed Martin to support Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules airlifter fleet

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$328.8 million, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force (IAF), to provide dedicated and comprehensive support for the IAF’s fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules Aircraft. Lockheed Martin is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the C-130Js, which is the tactical airlifter of choice for 26 operators in 22 …

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HAECO signs long-term component maintenance agreement with Aeroflot

HAECO Hong Kong, a member of the HAECO Group, has signed a long-term agreement to provide component maintenance support for Aeroflot-Russian Airlines (Aeroflot). The scope of the new agreement covers component repair and overhaul, as well as loan and exchange services for Aeroflot’s civil commercial aircraft fleet, including its Airbus A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s and …

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Ampaire brings hybrid-electric flight to South West England

Ampaire, a pioneer in hybrid-electric aircraft technology, will launch demonstration flights between Exeter Airport and Cornwall Airport Newquay this week, to advance the use of sustainable aviation, driving down costs and emissions on short regional routes. The flights are part of a series of government-backed trials aimed at moving the U.K. towards green aviation. Demonstration …

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Goshawk extends US$500 million secured warehouse facility to 2023

Goshawk, the Dublin-based global aircraft lessor, has extended US$500 million secured warehouse facility. This facility, originally put in place in 2015, is now extended to July 2023 and provides flexible capital that can be used to finance Goshawk’s target asset types of primarily young, new technology, narrow-body aircraft. Goshawk entered the extension agreement with HSBC …

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