9 June 2022

Wizz Air and Airbus sign MoU to explore hydrogen-powered aircraft opportunities

Wizz air has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus whereby the two will now explore the potential for the operation of highly efficient, ultra-low-cost hydrogen-powered aircraft. The intention is for Wizz Air to gain a more profound knowledge of how zero-emission hydrogen-powered aircraft would impact the company’s current business …

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IATA: fall in air cargo demand in line with expectations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released April 2022 data for global air cargo markets showing a drop in demand and contraction in capacity. The effects of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Asia and the Russia–Ukraine war continue to create a challenging operating backdrop that is driving the decline. Global demand, measured in cargo …

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ST Engineering and Safran Aircraft Engines sign agreement for aircraft engine maintenance offload

ST Engineering has released that its Commercial Aerospace business has signed a five-year agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines for ST Engineering to provide engine maintenance (shop visit) offload for the CFM56-5B and -7B engines. This multi-year agreement will allow ST Engineering and Safran Aircraft Engines to meet the forecast rise of engine MRO activities as …

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SITA to trace and repatriate lost items at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo

SITA has signed an exclusive agreement with UKi Media & Events to trace and repatriate lost items at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo, the world’s biggest airport exhibition being held in Paris from June 15-17.   Using SITA WorldTracer® Lost and Found Property, attendees will be able to use their mobile device to register any …

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Astronics to provide Southwest Airlines with latest-generation of In-Seat Power

Astronics Corporation has signed an agreement with Southwest Airlines to provide its EMPOWER® Passenger In-Seat Power System for installation on 475 Boeing 737 MAX-7 and MAX-8 aircraft. This award is part of Southwest’s recently announced significant cabin upgrade initiative to enhance the customer experience. The system configuration selected by Southwest Airlines will provide 60W Type-C …

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Lufthansa Technik and Premium AEROTEC reach milestone in additive manufacturing

In their joint effort to use additive manufacturing methods for a more cost-efficient aircraft spare parts production, Lufthansa Technik and Premium AEROTEC have reached an important milestone: A metal component developed at Lufthansa Technik’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) centre for the IAE-V2500 engine’s anti-icing system has now received its official aviation certification from EASA. On this …

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Spirit Airlines postpones special meeting of stockholders until June 30

Spirit Airlines has announced that it postponed its Special Meeting of Stockholders from June 10, relating to the proposed merger agreement with Frontier Group Holdings, until June 30, 2022 at 9 AM ET. The Special Meeting was postponed to allow the Spirit Board of Directors to continue discussions with Spirit stockholders, Frontier and JetBlue Airways …

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