Skyports to Develop Vertiports With Latin American Airport Group

By Ben Goldstein Dec 01, 2022
The partners will share best practices for design concepts and evaluate which of 53 Latin American airport sites may be most ripe for vertiport deployment.
Advanced Air Mobility
Southwest CEO Targets Improved Operations As New Hires Surge
Southwest Airlines’ post-pandemic recovery plan is gathering speed, CEO Bob Jordan says, while acknowledging pain points.
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Ryanair Signs SAF Agreement With Shell
The agreement focuses in particular on Ryanair’s largest bases such as Dublin and London Stansted.
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Daily Memo: Will Engines Be At The Core Of Next M&A Surge?

By Michael Bruno Dec 01, 2022
Some bankers and advisors in mergers and acquisitions think the engine manufacturing subsector will rev up as the next deal-making hotspot.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Extension For 737-7, 737-10 Approvals Could Come With Upgrade Mandates

By Sean Broderick Dec 01, 2022
A potential flight crew alerting deadline extension affecting the Boeing 737-7 and 737-10 has not swayed pilots who want to see U.S. Congress hold the line.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Oneworld Member Airlines Moving To JFK’s Renovated Terminal 8

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 01, 2022
American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair on Dec. 1 moved their operations at JFK to the newly remodeled and expanded Terminal 8.
Airports & Routes

Airbus To Stop Buying Russian Titanium Within Months

By Thierry Dubois Dec 01, 2022
Airbus will cease procuring titanium from Russian suppliers in what is now a matter of months, according to Michael Schoellhorn, Airbus Defence and Space CEO.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
AirAsia Parent Clarifies Divestment Plan As It Returns To Profitability
AirAsia parent Capital A has clarified media reports that it has finalized plans to divest its aviation portfolio and merge it with AirAsia X.
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United Airlines Invests In Battery Maker To Decarbonize Ground Ops
United Airlines is looking ahead to electrification of its ground operations.
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Airbus To Flight-Test Fuel Cell Engine From 2026

By Thierry Dubois Nov 30, 2022
Airbus plans to flight-test a hydrogen fuel cell engine on its modified A380 testbed, as it already intended to do with a hydrogen-fueled turbofan. 
Emerging Technologies
Aerospace Moving Too Slowly On Sustainability, Faury Says
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warned the aerospace industry is not moving fast enough.
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Airbus Focuses On Batteries To Enable Hybrid-Electric Architecture

By Thierry Dubois Nov 30, 2022
Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with car manufacturer Renault to improve the technology for batteries.
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Atlas Air Shareholders Approve Acquisition By Apollo-Led Investors
Atlas Air Worldwide shareholders have endorsed its acquisition by an investor group led by Apollo Global Management.
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Airbus Eyes 50% Emissions Cut With Rotorcraft Demonstrator

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2022
Airbus Helicopters hopes demonstrator can prove out technologies to reduce their carbon emissions by 50%.
Emerging Technologies

Daily Memo: Crisis, What Crisis? Europe’s LCCs Are More Bullish Than Ever

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 30, 2022
While European countries are facing a tricky winter tackling high inflation, a cost-of-living crisis and in some cases fears of energy blackouts, there’s at least one sector that is shrugging off the doom and gloom: LCCs.
Airlines & Lessors
SAS Cautious For Winter; Looks To End Chapter 11 Process In 2023
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) says it is being cautious going into the winter season, citing uncertainties around the world including the ongoing COVID-19 effects on Asian traffic and the Russia-Ukraine war.  
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Sustainable Fuel, Technologies Will Push Up Flying Costs, ‘But Are Essential’

By Karen Walker Nov 30, 2022
Turning commercial air travel into a sustainable, carbon net-zero industry will make flying more expensive and airlines may have to change their business models, experts acknowledge.
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Korean Air Fleet Strategy Moving Forward With A321neo Debut
Korean Air is set to begin scheduled operations with its first Airbus A321neo in December.
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Uzbekistan Airways Closer To Fleet Unification With Latest Order

Aviation Week Network Staff Nov 30, 2022
Uzbekistan Airways has signed an agreement with Airbus to purchase more A320neo family aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors
COMAC Gets C919 Production Certificate, First Pilots Type Certified
Fifteen pilots have received their Comac C919 type certification following a two-month evaluation.
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Boeing 777X Flight Tests Halted After GE9X Incident

By Guy Norris Nov 30, 2022
Boeing has temporarily suspended 777-9 test flights pending joint investigations with GE Aerospace into an unspecified issue on the aircraft’s GE9X engine.
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Plan Unveiled For U.S.-Canada AAM Flight Corridor
Canadian vertiport startup VPorts and the U.S.-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance have announced an agreement to establish a corridor for electric aircraft connecting Mirabel, Canada, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York.
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Boeing’s Path To Stability Clearing, Morgan Stanley Says
Boeing's path forward is hardly an easy one, but it should not be as difficult for the company as the past few years were, Morgan Stanley analysts believe.
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Daily Memo: Namibia After The Demise Of Its National Carrier—A Case Study

By Jens Flottau Nov 29, 2022
Namibia shows how air service can be restored when conditions are right, even without a national carrier.
Airlines & Lessors

EasyJet Sees Positive Booking Trends After Reduced Full-Year Loss

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 29, 2022
The UK LCC's fiscal 2022 results show what the airline terms “a record bounce back” during the summer and a much-reduced annual loss.
Airlines & Lessors