Lufthansa Cargo Complements Medium-Haul Network With A321 Freighters

The surge in cargo demand worldwide has pushed for not just the cargo-only airlines, but commercial airlines to push for more freighters to be leased or purchased as belly spaces onboard passenger aircraft were not as feasible - especially when the amount of cargo needing to be shipped immediately has…

Possible Open Skies Agreement Between Dominican Republic, US

Last week, the process began to take another historic step for aviation in the Dominican Republic by starting negotiations with the U.S. government to establish an open skies agreement between the two countries. Although it is true that the Dominican Republic is not a favorite vacation destination for American tourists,…

Airbus Launches Hydrogen Engine Demonstration Program

Airbus on Wednesday announced that it will be teaming up with the world's largest jet engine manufacturer, CFM International, to collaborate on a program to produce and test a hydrogen-powered jet engine. CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines.  The collaboration will conduct…

Air Canada Announces Summer Flight Resumptions

After a relatively challenging and slightly positive year, Air Canada saw encouraging numbers in its latest financial results. In fact, the numbers were encouraging enough for the Canadian flag carrier to reverse its previous decision to cancel 12 ordered Airbus A220s — a decision that was made in November 2020…

Etihad Airways Becomes Newest Airbus A350F Customer at Singapore Airshow

Held as a biennial event where aviation's finest meet at Asia's largest and most influential aerospace and defence exhibition, the Singapore Airshow is the event for both the leaders of the aerospace industry, as well as the eager newcomers to make their mark and settle in some new partnerships. After…

Astral Aviation to Become Global Launch Operator of Airbus A320…

Ahead of the Singapore Air Show, Kenya’s fastest-growing cargo airline, Astral Aviation, has announced that it will operate the first-ever Airbus A320 passenger to freighter (P2F) converted aircraft. ST Engineering announced it will be carrying out the conversion and expects to place the first A320 P2F jet on lease in…

JetBlue Set to Become Largest A220 Operator with New Order

JetBlue on Tuesday announced an agreement allowing the airline to exercise options to add an additional 30 Airbus A220 aircraft to its order book. The order brings the airline's total to 100 A220s making it the largest operator of the type. The New York-based carrier announced its initial order for…

Frontier Airlines Buys and Merges With Spirit Airlines, Creating 5th…

The low-cost carrier industry is about to have some major breakthrough changes, beginning with the definitive merger between two of the largest and most prominent low-cost carriers in the U.S.; the first airline merger since Alaska purchased Virgin America back in 2016. Under a $6.6 billion deal that was unanimously…

El Al Signs Agreement to Acquire Arkia

El Al Airlines — Israel's flag carrier — has reached a non-binding agreement to acquire Arkia, a smaller carrier. On Thursday, the carrier formed a non-binding memorandum of intent to buy smaller local rival Arkia after being forced to shrink down following a government bailout during the pandemic. Arkia would…