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Inside Look: How an Airliner is Returned to Service After Being in Storage

Aviation is an ever-evolving industry, more so now than ever. Airlines are changing schedules by the day and placing aircraft into storage as the sector has taken an unprecedented tumble due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The jarring slump in air travel demand has left aircraft around the world virtually empty and airlines struggling to keep staff employed. No passenger air carrier is immune from the coronavirus’s effects, even as recovery glimmers on a distant horizon. During this period, there simply…

Airbus Deliveries Continue to Climb in June

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace company, provided the aviation industry some positive news with a strong month for commercial aircraft deliveries in June. In a press release provided by the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus reported delivering 36 new aircraft in June. In previous months, deliveries were softer primarily due to the…

Eurowings Flight Turns Back to Germany After Reaching Closed Airport

Questions were this weekend after a Eurowings Airbus A320 took off from Dusseldorf, Germany, bound for the island city of Olbia, Italy, and only during its descent was the crew told their destination airport was closed to commercial traffic. On May 23, Flight EW9844, operated by Lufthansa's subsidiary airline, took…

Pakistan International Air Flight 8303 Crashes After Aborted Approach

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed near Karachi Airport, Pakistan, while operating a domestic service as flight 8303 from Lahore. So far the airline has reported that there were 91 passengers and seven crew members onboard the aircraft that went down in a residential area to the southeast…

Getting Creative: Aegean Airlines Converts Fleet to Cargo Aircraft

As airlines deal with a sharp decline in air travel demand and closed borders, they are becoming creative in finding new ways to keep their aircraft flying. On March 26, Aegean Airlines temporarily suspended its international network until April 30 in an effort to preserve the sustainability of its operations.…

Aircraft Lessor BOC Aviation Places Firm Order for 20 A320neos

Airbus announced this week that Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft. As of September 2019, BOC owns 309 aircraft. Of those, 37 are A320neos.  The company also owns 121 A320ceos. In addition to the 309 aircraft owned by BOC, they also manage 36 aircraft and…

Avianca Celebrates 100 Years of Flying

Avianca is celebrating 100 years of service as Latin America's longest operating airline. Avianca is currently the second oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted operations, coming a close second by less than two months after KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which also celebrated 100 years of service this past October.…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on Europe’s Best Regional Airline

In mid-June, Aegean Airlines was once again named Europe's Best Regional Airline for the ninth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards. Commonly referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Skytrax has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions for the various awards it has handed out, including the…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

Air India Expands Route Map Amid Difficulties

As the privatization of Air India is underway, the airline convened a meeting with airline staff on Monday to discuss the matter. Meanwhile, the airline suffered a setback before the meeting as an oil company announced that it planned to cut its fuel supply to the airline at six airports…