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Boeing Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarterly Loss

Boeing reported yet another quarterly loss on Wednesday amidst a continued depression in worldwide aviation demand. But the manufacturer remained optimistic that a rebound was in sight with Covid-19 vaccination programs worldwide and the return of its Boeing 737 MAX products to services. The aircraft manufacturing giant has been in crisis mode ever since March 2019 when it was forced to ground its 737 MAX for 20 months due to safety concerns after two separate fatal aircraft accidents killed 346…

AFI KLM E&M Inks New Deals, Prepares for A220

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) announced on April 28 that it has signed numerous new deals and service offerings for its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business. These will include new services for the Airbus A220-300 and a new deal signed with Corendon Dutch Airlines,…

VistaJet Pledging Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Global private jet operator VistaJet is committing to carbon neutrality by 2025, racing ahead by a quarter century as compared to aviation industry goals trying to target net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airline also spearheaded the call for better change by not only working with, but also pushing the…

Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble Set for May 26

The highly-anticipated air travel bubble to allow quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and Singapore is set for take-off on May 26, six months delayed after its initially-planned launch. Initially set for November last year, the travel bubble was burst by both countries due to the then-sudden rise of Covid-19 cases…

Rex Continues to Expand Jet Fleet

Australian regional carrier Regional Express — better known as Rex — has taken delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800NG, which comes as the sixth to join the airline's expanding fleet of jet aircraft. The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney from Brisbane, after emerging from the lessor's…

IndiGo Looks to Initiate Freight Operations

India's low-cost airline, IndiGo, is looking to purchase four Airbus A321s and converting them to freighters. These aircraft will be the first freighter aircraft in the airline's fleet and the plan for the full freighter configuration comes as demand for air cargo consistently increases. In a statement made on April…

Cathay Pacific to Close Pilot Base in Canada

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced on April 22 that it will close its Canadian pilot base and has proposed to also shut down its pilot bases in Australia and New Zealand, putting hundreds of its employees' jobs at risk. No decisions have yet been made on the future of…

QEF Initiates Disability Training for Aviation

Based in the United Kingdom as a charity for the disabled, the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) has partnered with their expertise with Ethos Farm to develop ASK FIRST, a deck of disability awareness online training courses designed to help all staff feel more confident in providing the…

Garuda Indonesia Drops Appeal, Will Pay $15 Million Fine

The Australian Federal court has approved a payment plan for Garuda Indonesia after ordering the airline to pay a 19 million Australian dollar ($14.7 million) penalty in relation to a prior price-fixing case after the Indonesian flag carrier dropped its appeal against the initial penalty levied a couple of years…

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Down – Sees Hope For Measured…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a decline in overall passenger capacity by 90.2 percent year on year, while passenger capacity was lowered by 56 percent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year. Compared to February 2021 however, the airline had expanded its network from forty-one to forty-seven…