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GE Aviation Requests to Assist in COVID-19 Fight, Rebuke Layoffs

In determination to save both its work and help stop the spread of coronavirus, the employees of General Electric staged a protest on Monday to support bringing back furloughed employees and help convert the shuttered GE buildings for ventilator production. The company’s aviation side has been focused on as areas in which would benefit from ventilator work. General Electric employees have highlighted the drop in usage in aviation facilities in Winfield and Lynn, Kan. as a way to use the…

240 Laid Off as Icelandair Combats Drop in Demand

Before what is usually the busy summer months for Icelandair, the carrier has been forced to look towards retracting itself in size as COVID-19 epidemic affects demand for travel for the next few months. In order to stay afloat, Icelandair has looked at employee reductions to cut costs. The airline…

Textron Furloughs 7,000, Axes Production Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Textron Aviation is now the latest aerospace company to announce its plan for the next few months as the COVID-19 scenario continues to grab hold of the American economy. The company, which owns firms such as Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker and Bell Helicopter, announced that it will furlough roughly 7,000 employees…

JAL Prepares for Olympic Flame Transfer with Special Livery

With the Games of the XXXII Olympiad still planned to begin on July 24, the transition of Olympic flame from Greece to Japan will be completed this week using a Japan Airlines aircraft as an intermediary to get the flame across continents. Both JAL and All Nippon Airways have sponsorship…

As Coronavirus Looms Large, Hong Kong Airlines Seeks Refuge in…

Looking for a lifeline in the sea of turmoil seems like a reach for cash strapped Hong Kong Airlines but talks are in the cards for the carrier to find a new home. According to the South China Morning Post, the airline is in talks with Air China for the…

Spirit Adds International Flavor to New Orleans Route Map

Spirit Airlines has continued to push its presence in New Orleans and recently began to push outside the domestic market. The ultra-low-cost carrier will launch service to the Big Easy to Cancun, Mexico and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The routes will be operated using the carrier’s 145-seat Airbus A319 aircraft…

Regional Carrier Trans States to Suspend Operations by 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of Trans States Airlines as an internal memo to employees outlined that the carrier would cease operations when their contract with United Airlines ends. The airline, based out of Bridgeton, Mo., has been operating since 1982. Currently, the United Express operator has…

Airbus Lands A220 Order From Green Africa

With big plans for Africa, startup carrier Green Africa Airways has continued to push for expansion plans with a memorandum of understanding with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. The airline sees the aircraft as part of its expansion plans and will use it to grow its fleet. This…

A Look at NASCAR’s Traveling Aviation Armada

As we have covered before, the world of sports chartering and traveling is a unique operation that requires each team making sure they have the resources and time to get to their destination. However, NASCAR teams and the requirement of moving multiple sets of teams is one that was briefly…

Big Names Drop Singapore Airshow Over Coronavirus Fears

Although aviation presence has already been hurt by the coronavirus outbreak in Asia, the trend has continued and has now trickled into the Singapore Airshow. Four major aircraft manufacturers have announced they will not appear in the show out of fear of the outbreak or were denied access by the…