21 July 2023

Virgin Atlantic will fly the first transatlantic flight with 100% SAF today

Virgin Atlantic consortium sets date for first 100% SAF transatlantic flight

In conjunction with Virgin Atlantic, Rolls-Royce has announced that November 28, 2023, has been set as the date for the first-ever transatlantic flight using a 100% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), subject to additional regulatory approval. The aircraft in question will be a Boeing 787 with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and the flight will […]

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Finnair

Finnair reports strong second quarter, raises guidance

Finnair has reported a strong second quarter, carrying 2.8 million customers and a passenger load factor of 76%, ending the quarter with an operating profit of €66.2 million. The strong quarter was driven by continued strong travel demand and successful implementation of Finnair’s strategy. The company captured demand with its balanced network and was successful

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Aerviva Aviation Consultancy shares thoughts on increasing pilots retirement age

The global aviation industry is soaring to new heights, experiencing rapid growth, and increasing demand for air travel. However, this expansion comes with its share of challenges, and one of the most important issues faced by the industry today is the shortage of pilots. Boeing estimates that 790,000 new pilots will be needed globally by

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The LEAP engine order has been finalised by (from left): Gaël Méheust, CFM International; Russell Stokes, GE Aerospace; Campbell Wilson, Air India and Jean-Paul Alary, Safran Aircraft Engines

Air India finalises order for more than 800 LEAP engines

Air India and CFM International have finalised the order of LEAP engines that will power the airline’s new fleet of 210 Airbus A320/A321neos and 190 Boeing 737 MAX-family aircraft, which was first announced in February.  Both companies also signed a multi-year services agreement that will cover the airline’s entire fleet of LEAP engines. Air India

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B737 MAX in Cabo Verde Airlines livery

Cabo Verde Airlines takes delivery of first 737 MAX aircraft

Cabo Verde Airlines has taken delivery of its first fuel-efficient 737 MAX aircraft. As part of its new “take-off” rebranding, the airline’s 737-8 will reconnect the Cape Verdean diaspora and boost tourism for the island nation from Africa, Europe, North America and South America. “This is a significant moment for Cabo Verde Airlines. With the

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With the acquisition of Tayln Air Ampaire will be able to deploy its industry-leading technology into a range of new platforms

Ampaire acquires Talyn Air

Ampaire, a renowned leader in hybrid-electric aircraft systems, and Talyn Air, a pioneering developer of innovative electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft systems, have jointly announced that Ampaire has completed the acquisition of a significant portion of Talyn’s assets. This strategic transaction marks a crucial milestone in Ampaire’s mission to spearhead the electrification of

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American has posted record second quarter revenues

American posts second-quarter revenues of US$14.1 billion

American Airlines (American) has produced record quarterly revenues of US$14.1 billion in the second quarter. The strong revenue performance was driven by continued broad-based demand strength and American’s completion factor performance in the quarter. Demand was particularly strong in the month of June driven by an increase in close-in bookings. Domestic and short-haul international revenue

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