U.S.-American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has released, that it has received a new order for its 737BCF and that two new Freighter Conversion Lines will be opened.
De Havilland Canada has announced, that Transport Canada has confirmed further approvals for Dash 8-400 freighter conversions.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced that, together with company Ufes, first autonomous aircraft tests have been performed in Brazil.
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International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina announced the completion of the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016 and positions the company as a clear market leader in perishables in Kenya.
A German Start Up had the idea of a flight sharing agency. The young team founded the Company Flyt.Club in Leipzig. AVIPEO had the chance to chat with Marcus Loffhagen, one of the founders of Flyt.Club.
Dr. Achim Leder is the founder of the start-up jetlite. The company with office in Hamburg has developed an innovative concept that can help to reduce jetlag on long-haul flights by the best impact of lighting and nutrition over the whole passenger-journey. AVIPEO took the opportunity to chat with Dr. Leder.
The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on Thursday. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance.
Several newspaper report, British low-cost carrier easyJet is in talks to buy assets from insolvent German carrier Air Berlin. EasyJet declined to comment on this matter.
ExpressJet Airlines, a Georgia-based capacity provider and wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. has announced a series of changes to contracts with several U.S. major carriers.
Etihad Airways has ended its A340-500 operations. Ch-Aviation reports the last jet was retired after its last flight on July 28. The aircraft was the last of three Airbus A340-500 in the Etihad fleet. All three aircraft were ferried to Spain for storage.
The Bombardier C Series CS100 completed its first revenue service into London City Airport with a flight by Swiss International Airlines from Zurich, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced Tuesday.
Romanian flag carrier TAROM has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to lease three widebody aircraft. In May, the Romanian transports minister, Razvan Cuc, announced that state-owned TAROM wants to acquire planes for flights to the US and China.
The Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is planning to enter China, one of the last untapped markets for LCC in Asia. China Everbright Group, the Henan Working Group and AirAsia have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a low-cost carrier in China as a joint venture.
Air Berlin has announced a new partnership with JetBlue. The cooperation will start as of 12th September 2017 and will replace the former agreement with American Airlines that has ended in March.
Lufthansa has announced to transfer five of its 14 Airbus A380 from Frankfurt/Main to its Munich hub. Starting in summer 2018 the aircraft will operate flights to the long-haul destinations Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have announced they have acquired separate 10% stakes in Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Group. The investments, which comes from new shares through capital increases, totals $875 million and will also provide Delta with a seat on the Air France-KLM Group’s board of directors.
Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines. Airbus has delivered 36 A350 in 2017.
Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.
Etihad Airways has sold its 33,33% minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. Darwin Airline operates domestic and international services using the brand name Etihad Regional since January 2014.
Aeroflot and United Aircraft Cooperation have signed a firm order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on the opening day of the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.