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Qantas Unveils Locations For New Crew Training Facilities

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced airlines to reevaluate and make changes to current route networks, fleets and flight schedules to accommodate fluctuating travel demand. The ongoing dilemma also led airlines to furlough thousands of crew members worldwide. Even still, Qantas Airlines — an airline that has fared better than carriers on most other continents — last week announced future locations for the company's new flight simulators. The Australian flag carrier plans to train its pilots in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.…

United, Japan Suspend Operations of PW4000 Boeing 777s

Through a Notice to Airmen released Sunday, the Japanese aeronautical authority reported that it had decided to prohibit the operations of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines until further notice. This prevents the operation of 32 aircraft owned by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways as well as…

Emirates Operates First Flight With Fully Vaccinated Frontline Staff

Emirates has operated its first flight where all staff involved have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes just over a week after Singapore Airlines announced its crew had operated fully-vaccinated flights, which followed on from Emirates' rival Etihad operating its first such flight just days prior. However,…

Brazil’s Newest Startup Receives First Aircraft

After a year of planning, the first aircraft of the newest Brazilian airline has arrived on home soil. On the afternoon of Feb. 20, the first Airbus A320 belonging to Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos arrived in Natal on a delivery flight. The aircraft, registered PS-SPJ in honor of the new airline's…

Eastern Airlines to Start Widebody Freighter Operations

The third-iteration of Eastern Air Lines — the famous defunct U.S. carrier — filed plans for the operation of freighter services using two leased-Boeing 777-200 freighter aircraft. Eastern Airlines plans to use the aircraft on Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) charters.   The airline filed plans with the U.S. Department…

First Avelo Air Boeing 737 Spotted

Back in 2019, we heard for the first time the intention of former United Airlines Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy´s intentions to develop a new U.S. budget airline. Levy is a former executive of Allegiant Travel and United and has been working on this project for almost two years. What…

United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200, registered N772UA, suffered an uncontained engine failure during its departure from Denver International Airport. Flight UA328 bound for Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport was forced to return to Denver just a few minutes into the flight after the right-hand engine malfunctioned. The incident led…

Three Main Latin American Carriers Reinforces Strategies to Protect Passengers

The main Latin American airlines LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico have announced campaigns to reinforce the safety and operational hygiene protocols offered to its passengers, all in line with the recommendations of international authorities. Aeroméxico Expands Agreements with Medical Laboratories Aeroméxico signed agreements with four medical laboratories, which will be added…

Japan Plans Schedule Changes & Executive Changes as New Fiscal…

Japan Airlines announced changes in both operations for the 2021 flight as well as changes for the new year’s corporate structure. The airline, which runs a financial calendar from April 1 to March 31, will see the corporate changes take place when the new fiscal year begins. The airline noted…

WestJet Temporary Halts Flights to Four Destinations

Major airlines continue to endure tremendous challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 calamity. WestJet - Canada’s second-largest carrier - has announced temporary flight suspensions for a number of routes in its extensive, domestic network, citing the progressively, strict travel restrictions – resulting in weak travel demand and low load factors –…