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A Skykraft SmallSat, one of a constellation of 210. (Photo: Skykraft)

Skykraft Collaborates with Fiji’s Airports to Grow Island Connectivity

Skykraft — the Australian space services company — has officially commenced a new collaboration with Fiji Airports, as part of Skykraft's commercial Air Traffic Management (ATM) space constellation development, having made the announcement last week. Skykraft Chairman, Air Vice Marshall (retired) Mark Skidmore, along with Fiji Airports General Manager Air Traffic Management & Operations, Amit Singh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together as Skykraft demonstrates its Proof of Concept activities. In a statement, Singh said: "This MoU…

FedEx Boeing 727s: Where Are They Now?

Federal Express operated the Boeing 727 for 35 years. It took delivery of the first aircraft in 1978. Initial acquisitions were from other carriers before the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline purchased new aircraft from Boeing. In fact, they took delivery of the very last 727 built in 1984. Line number 1832,…

Aeroflot Resumes Flights to China

Aeroflot restarted its once-weekly service to China between Moscow and Guangzhou on June 6, 2022. The service resumption follows the flight resumptions to India and Turkey in May. Since early March 2022, many western countries have banned Russian carriers from their airspace following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-based airline…

Qatar Airways, American Grow Partnership Following New JFK-Doha Service

American Airlines started regular service to Doha from New York this past weekend. The flight will operate daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This marks the first time the airline is flying to Doha and its latest service to the Middle East along with Delhi and Tel Aviv. American has…

First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…

Cape Air Unveils Pride Plane

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has unveiled a pride-themed aircraft. First reported by local news website CapeCode.com, the airline has decided to make a livery that will "recognize Cape Air's commitment to equality". The livery is on one of the airlines' many 8-9 seat Cessna 402 aircraft they operate, which carries the…

Breeze Airways Eyes Long Beach Service in the Fall

On June 2, Long Beach Airport, an airport in Southern California, announced its newest airline set to launch in the fall. Due to the reorganization of two slot pairs, Long Beach awarded a slot pair to Breeze Airways, a budding U.S. low-cost carrier. Southwest Airlines received the other slot pair…

Canadian Transportation Agency Clears Runway For Flair Airlines

After several months of uncertainty, the legal future of Canada’s Flair Airlines has been determined by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). On Wednesday, the CTA ruled that the Edmonton-based low-cost carrier had satisfied concerns raised in a Preliminary Determination issued on 03  March 2022. The preliminary determination finding stated that…

Delta Canceled More Than 700 Flights Over Memorial Day Weekend

In what was yet another scheduling blunder for airlines in the United States, Delta Air Lines, the Atlanta-based carrier was forced to cancel hundreds of flights over Memorial Day weekend.  Flight tracking website Flight Aware reported that Delta canceled more than 250 flights or 9% of the airline’s scheduled services…

Condor Reveals New Design For A330neo Cabin Interior

On Wednesday, German leisure airline Condor revealed its plans for newly designed cabin interiors on its Airbus A330neo aircraft. The preview comes just months after the airline announced plans for colorful new liveries which feature vertical stripes along the entire fuselage, a design inspired by parasols, bath towels, and beach…