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A Silver Airways ATR 42 600 on display at the Farnborough Airshow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

ATR CEO Sees Production Cuts on the Horizon

Following the lead of other major manufacturers in the aviation sector, Franco-Italian aircraft builder ATR has started laying the groundwork for its own slowdown of construction of new planes as the coronavirus continues to plague the industry. The aircraft manufacturer’s CEO Stefano Bortoli commented on the matter in a Reuters interview. “Of course we are going to reduce; we will see later how much,” the executive said, waiting to see how demand impact that designers current production rate. ATR delivered…

Highlighting the Paris Air Show’s Less Publicized Orders

Coming from all corners of the world, the aviation industry meets at Paris-Le Bourget Airport every two years since 1967. For four days, the latest industry advancement is showcased, the newest aircraft perform and manufacturers fill their logbooks with new orders. The 2019 Paris Air Show saw the introduction of…

Far East Air Transport Cancels Flights as Aging Aircraft Exceed…

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded throughout Southeast Asia last week as Taiwan's Far East Air Transport abruptly canceled a significant number of flights. Flights to countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea were primarily affected as the airline insisted the cancellations were enacted in order…

Air France and KLM Ink Deal with Greek Carrier for…

Air France and KLM have signed a deal with regional Greek airline Sky Express in an attempt to strengthen the commercial cooperation between the three carriers on flights between Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and 24 destinations in Greece. For passengers, this agreement adds the convenience of a single ticket…

Silver Airways Cancels Branson Service Before Start

Branson Airport has announced that Silver Airways has cancelled its plans to start service to the city at the end of the month. The Florida based airline planned to start service to Branson from three cities on August 30. The reason for the cancellation was the continued delay in certification…

Turboprop Experience: Onboard Avianca Argentina’s ATR 72-600

On Wednesday, Avianca Argentina operated the inaugural flight between Buenos Aires and Santa Fe route. I was kindly invited by the company to take a ride and report on it. The all-day journey started really early, just like when I took the Federal Flight in which Aerolineas Argentinas presented its…

Cubana de Aviación Grounds Antonov 158 Fleet

Cubana de Aviacion, Cuba's flag carrier, received an order from the Cuban National Aviation Authority to ground its An-158 fleet due to recurring technical issues that impact flight safety. The airline operates up to six of the Ukranian aircraft, but the repetition of maintenance issues and unavailability of spare parts…

Creating a Younger World On-Time: FedEx’s Fleet Overhaul

With the recent retirement of many popular aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 from U.S. commercial fleets and Fokker 70 from KLM, many overlook the non-passenger airline side of the industry. FedEx Express, a cargo airline based in Memphis, rapidly changing their fleet is one example of a story that…

FedEx Agrees to Purchase 50 ATR 72-600Fs

On Wednesday, cargo airline FedEx Express announced that it has placed a firm order with French aircraft manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) for 30 ATR 72-600Fs, with options to purchase an additional 20. While the ATR 72-600F has not yet entered production, ATR plans to fit the aircraft with…

Paris Air Show Day 2 Recap: U.S. Carriers Ink New…

As the second day of the Paris Air Show 2017 comes to a close, it has produced new orders across the board from all of the major aircraft manufacturers. Boeing again has come out strong against main rival Airbus, and Embraer, ATR, and Bombardier all secured more orders on Tuesday.…