16 November 2022

United Airlines

Ground-breaking United Airlines is first U.S. carrier to invest in SAF biofuel refinery

United Airlines has announced that it is to invest up to US$37.5 million (£32 million) in a biofuel refinery which will be capable of producing up to 50,000 barrels of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel and other renewable fuels per day. Currently, the NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT) refinery, located in Port Westward, Oregon is …

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flynas receives first two Airbus A320neos from new lessor AviLease

AviLease, the new, PIF-backed global aviation lessor, has successfully delivered the first two of its twelve Airbus A320neos on lease to Saudi low-cost airline flynas. This is AviLease’s first delivery following its launch in July this year. flynas is expected to receive the remaining aircraft by the end of 2023. The swift delivery speaks to …

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GKN Aerospace delivers its first ground-based liquid hydrogen fuel system demonstrator

GKN Aerospace has successfully achieved a major milestone delivering a ground-based demonstrator of a liquid hydrogen aircraft fuel system. The demonstrator was designed, built and tested in collaboration with Filton Systems Engineering, under the Innovate UK-funded Safe Flight project. The goal of the project was to investigate the feasibility of using a liquid hydrogen fuel …

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Virgin Australia has ordered six additional Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft © AirTeamImages

Virgin Australia signs GE TrueChoice overhaul agreement for CFM56 engines

Virgin Australia has signed a ten-year TrueChoice™ overhaul agreement with GE Aerospace for the service of the airline’s fleet of CFM56-7B engines which power its fleet of Boeing B737 Next Generation aircraft. The airline currently operates 78 B737 NG aircraft, with plans to extend to 84 aircraft through 2023.  Virgin Australia Chief Operations Officer Stuart …

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Finnair

Finnair starts change negotiations with personnel on plans to subcontract inflight service on part of long-haul routes

Finnair starts change negotiations with its cabin crew in Finland to discuss its plans to subcontract inflight service on routes to/from Thailand and the U.S. to partners. Possible subcontracting would be implemented by the end of 2023. The plan is a part of the efforts to restore Finnair’s profitability by reducing unit costs and strengthening …

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Hans Airways restructures and secures new investment

Hans Airways has successful completed a new round of financing which will enable it to progress plans to commence scheduled air services between Birmingham and Amritsar in India – and satisfy existing financial obligations.  Hans Airways has satisfied the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) requirements for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). The secured new investment will …

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Wizz Air

Wizz Air and OMV sign MOU for supply of sustainable aviation fuel

Wizz Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OMV, the international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between 2023 and 2030. The MoU gives Wizz Air the opportunity to purchase up to 185,000 metric tonnes of SAF from OMV. This co-operation ensures …

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AT&T connects with Panasonic Avionics for in-flight mobile use

AT&T has added access to Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight mobile phone service to its lead travel product—AT&T International Day Pass™. As a result of this agreement, AT&T and Panasonic Avionics, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aeromobile Communications (Aeromobile), will deliver end-to-end connectivity to airline passengers providing an extra dimension to the in-flight connectivity experience. Now passengers …

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