FAA Clears 52 United 777-200’s to Fly, Bolstering Airline’s Fleet…

United Airlines said on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared 52 of United’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft operating with Pratt & Whitney PW400 engines after over a year of standstill after the type was grounded following an accident in February 2021.  On Feb. 20, 2021, a fan blade inside…

ATR Announces Next Generation EVO Aircraft

French regional aircraft manufacturer ATR announced on Wednesday its plans for the development of a next-generation version of their best-selling turboprop aircraft. Through the addition of hybrid technology, the aircraft looks to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel and is scheduled to enter service in 2030. The aircraft manufacturer is committed…

Southern Airways Express Expands Again with New Merger

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Southern Airways Express has been growing immensely since its founding in 2013, with its most recent rapid growth being only two months ago in March of 2022 when it acquired Air Choice One. This recent news will be its sixth merger or acquisition as it was announced…

Opinion: Lowering Minimums and Raising Retirement Age Won’t Solve Pilot…

As travelers return to the skies, following the suppression of demand from the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are facing a familiar challenge, a pilot shortage. Before the pandemic, airlines were already facing a wave of pilot retirements in the coming years. More stringent requirements for certification have slowed down the number…

Frontier Airlines Leaves Delaware Without Commercial Air Service

After making the headlines for its attempt to merge with Spirit Airlines, Denver-based low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is in the news for announcing the termination of the only commercial service in the state of Delaware. Its service between Wilmington-New Castle Airport and Orlando will terminate at the beginning of the…

Emirates Nearly Tripled Passenger Tally, Doubled Revenue in 2021-2022 Year

Emirates, the Dubai-based flag carrier airline of the Arab Emirate of Dubai, part of The Emirates Group owned by the Government of Dubai, two days ago published its financial year 2021-2022 results on its official website. According to the report, Emirates' total passenger and cargo capacity increased by 47%, restoring…

Regulators Inspect Aircraft Across India

In early May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — India's commercial aviation regulator — started overnight inspections of many aircraft across the county. The goal of the initiative is to inspect aircraft that belong to Indian carriers with weak finances or aging fleets. When considering the state of…

Southwest Airlines Announces WiFi Changes, In-Seat Power Additions To Come

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday announced plans to enhance the customer experience for its passengers moving forward, providing a long list of upgrades to come soon. The plan comes at a hefty price tag of two billion dollars and will incorporate changes to things such as Wifi, overhead bins, power ports…

Avianca, GOL Set to Become Part of Same Holding Company

In a statement issued the morning of May 11, the main shareholders of Colombian airline Avianca and the controlling shareholder of Brazilian airline GOL announced the signing of an agreement to create an air transport group under a holding company structure called Abra Group Limited, which will bear the trade…