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A GOL 737 MAX at Paine Field (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL Aircraft

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing in providing aircraft leases and lease management services to airlines and their investors. The company is based in Dublin, Ireland with offices worldwide including in the United States, Dubai, Hong…

Aeromexico Seeks to Add 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Its…

Aeroméxico is currently working to incorporate new aircraft into its fleet with plans to add 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming months, with the first arrival planned for October. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that these orders were in addition to the 28 that…

Aeroméxico Resumes International Routes, Starts Flying 737 MAX

Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico is starting the second half of the year and the beginning of the summer by returning to operating international routes and launching new aircraft. Little by little, the airline is returning to operate at pre-pandemic levels. Aeromexico restarted its operations on July 1 from Mexico City…

Aeromexico, Volaris Bolster Fleets with Addition of New Aircraft

Over the course of this month, two of Mexico's largest airlines have announced the incorporation of new aircraft into their fleets, taking the next step toward returning to pre-Covid-19 fleet and passenger numbers as the busy summer travel season takes off. As part of its fleet plan — and the…

United Airlines Adds 25 737 MAX Orders

United Airlines on Monday morning announced that it is adding an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets to its existing orders. The airline is also expediting deliveries of its existing MAX orders as the airline prepares for a recovery in travel demand. The newest planes that Boeing ordered are set…

ANA Releases Interim Flight Schedule, Starts Retiring 777s

On Tuesday, Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) released its interim flight schedule for the remainder of 2021, which will focus mostly on profitable domestic routes. However, the overall domestic network will shrink. The carrier also announced that, as its Boeing 777 aircraft are retired, its more efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner…

Alaska Airlines Strikes Bear During Landing in Yakutat

On Saturday, Alaska Airlines flight 66 struck and killed a brown bear as it landed at Yakutat Airport in southeast Alaska. Anchorage Daily News reported that no passengers or crew were injured, but the aircraft sustained damage to its left engine. Aircraft Strikes a Brown Bear After Landing According to…

Laudiamotion to Close, Transfer Assets

Ryanair Group low-cost subsidiary Laudamotion has announced that it will cease operations by the end of 2020. Its assets will be transferred to a new airline called Lauda Europe, which has begun the process to receive certification in Malta, ch-aviation reports. Lauda Europe, which plans to receive its Air Operator…

Mesa Air Group Signs Contract With DHL, Adds Boeing 737

Mesa Air Group, a major regional carrier in the United States, announced Monday that it will provide air cargo services for DHL Express starting this year. Mesa will inaugurate the Boeing 737-400F into its fleet for the flights. The contract will see Mesa operate two cargo aircraft out of Cincinnati/Northern…

The JT8D Engine Roars into History Books as Delta Retires…

With the retirement of Delta’s McDonnell-Douglas MD-88s, the chapter for the MD-80 series in North America and the world closes for major airlines. However, it is more than just the metal fuselage that will see service decrease as the engine that once powered numerous aircraft types is falling silently into…