ZeroAvia get UK Approval To Begin Testing Hydrogen Powered Engines

The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority granted ZeroAvia permission to start testing its retrofitted Dornier 228 aircraft. The plane is now equipped with prototype hydrogen-powered engines. “Earning our full Part 21 permit to fly with the CAA is a critical milestone as we develop a zero-emission aviation propulsion system that…

WestJet Concentrates Long-Haul Operations in Calgary

WestJet is carrying through on its commitment to Western Canada by concentrating on Calgary, Alberta for its long-haul network. In June 2022, the Canadian carrier announced a new strategic path for the company following the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech in February. According to the…

Airbus Deploys airBaltic A220-300 on Demo Tour To Africa, Looking…

Airbus presented an airBaltic Airbus A220-300 on a demonstration flight to TAAG – Linhas Aéreas de Angola last Tuesday — Dec. 6 — in Luanda, Angola. The model is expected to be integrated into the fleet of the flag carrier of the Republic of Angola from August 2023 and will…

Air Tanzania A220 Inbounded in the Netherlands Over Dispute

An Air Tanzania aircraft was seized in the Netherlands on Thursday, December 2, in accordance with a Swedish firm's tribunal plea. The arresting party - a private Swedish legal entity - claims that the jurisdiction Tanzania must pay $165 million in damages, over the African country's move to revoke a…

STARLUX receives its first A350-900

At the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, STARLUX Airlines (SJX) received its first A350-900 today. The delivery ceremony was presided over by STARLUX Airlines Chairman K.W. Chang and CEO Glenn Chai, who were both delighted to celebrate the new accomplishment. Chang traveled to Toulouse to take part in the delivery…

IAG Confirms Order for Boeing 737s and Options for Additional…

Shareholders of the International Airlines Group (IAG) have approved the consortium’s order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft announced in May. Boeing has confirmed the order for the aircraft is now ‘firm’ and IAG will also have the option for 100 more. In IAG’s initial announcement which was given five months…

Bamboo Airways Receives A321neo, Plans UK Launch

Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways has received an Airbus A321neo ACF, with the next-generation aircraft becoming the 30th to join Bamboo's fleet. The A321neo is the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’s single-aisle A320 family. Bamboo has reduced its seating configuration density from 240 to 223, consisting of eight business class and 215…

Ethiopian Airlines, IAI Complete Conversion of Africa’s First 767 Boeing…

Ethiopian Airlines will soon put into service its first 767-300BDSF (BEDEK Special Freighter) and the first freighter to be converted with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) at the Ethiopian Airlines’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Addis Ababa. According to Cargo Facts, the 18-year-old aircraft with serial number 33768, which…

Air Canada Orders 30 Electric Regional Aircraft

Air Canada announced the signing of an agreement with Heart Aerospace of Sweden for the purchase of 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft. The battery-powered aircraft is currently under development and is expected to enter into service in 2028. With zero emissions and an expected charging time of 30  to 50 minutes,…