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An Ethiopian 737 MAX 8 parked in Washington. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

Ethiopian Airlines Takes First Converted B737-800SF

On March 25, aviation leasing and sales firm GA Telesis, LLC announced the delivery of the first 737-800SF (line number MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines. The aircraft was delivered from an Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet in Miami. The second 737-800 (MSN 28826) contracted with AEI is currently undergoing the P2F conversion, with delivery expected in May 2021. GA Telesis' Leasing, Investment, Financing and Trading (LIFT) Group entered the air cargo sector with…

RwandAir Becomes the First African Airline To Trial IATA Travel…

RwandAir becomes the first African airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass to ensure safe and seamless International connectivity, beginning a three-week trial plan in April for customers traveling between Kigali, Rwanda and Nairobi, Kenya. IATA Travel Pass is a digital application with the sole purpose to help passengers verify…

Peruvian Congress Commission Approves Creation of National Carrier

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transport Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved by a majority (9 votes in favor and 1 against) a bill that declares the creation of a national airline of interest. It is important to remember…

Copa Will Become the First American Carrier to Have IATA…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is partnering with the Panamanian government and Copa Airlines to trial the IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. According to an IATA’s press…

IATA Chief Discusses ‘State of the Industry’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief Alexandre de Juniac delivered his take on the state of the industry at the IATA annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 24. The executive called on airlines and other industry stakeholders for immediate action in working to open up the skies and…

Africa Focused On Opening Skies, Agrees to Safety Requirements

The global pandemic, despite its downsides, has been a wake up call for the industry in Africa considering the healthy, safety and even the larger economic concerns in the continent, which have been debated for years but until now largely ignored. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the African Airlines…

Pakistani Airlines May Be Barred From 188 Countries

In 2018, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK517 skidded off the runway at Panjgur Airport, injuring none. During the investigation, it was found that the test date on the pilot’s license fell on a public holiday, so it would not have been possible to complete the test on that day.…

IATA: Improved Air Cargo Demand In Africa Despite Global Drop

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels. However, African airlines saw demand increase by 9.7% year-over-year in September. African airlines led the international CTK growth chart for another month, recording…

TSA Screens Record One Million Passengers in One Day

On Sunday, the TSA screened 1,031,505 passengers - the first time the agency has seen a seven-digit number since March 2020. The numbers are a good sign that air traffic is picking up, but the airlines still have a long way to go before things get even close to normal.…

Carriers Expected to Play Major Role in Distribution of COVID…

As a number of drug companies enter active trial and testing phases for COVID-19 vaccines, attention is beginning to focus on how the distribution of the immunizations will take place. In a recent press release, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization representing 290 airlines comprising of 82% of…