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Inside Look: How an Airliner is Returned to Service After Being in Storage

Aviation is an ever-evolving industry, more so now than ever. Airlines are changing schedules by the day and placing aircraft into storage as the sector has taken an unprecedented tumble due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The jarring slump in air travel demand has left aircraft around the world virtually empty and airlines struggling to keep staff employed. No passenger air carrier is immune from the coronavirus’s effects, even as recovery glimmers on a distant horizon. During this period, there simply…

Japan Domestic Demand Increases, Full Recovery Expected by October

According to local media, Japan Airlines is expecting a full recovery of its domestic demand as early as this October following the diminished demand caused by the coronavirus crisis. “We expect to recover to 80 percent in August and fully operate in line with our normal schedule around October,” Shunsuke…

TAAG Angola Airlines Receives First of Six Dash 8-400s

TAAG Angola Airlines, the national flag carrier for Angola yesterday received its first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. This introduction of Dash 8-400 is expected to support the growth of TAAG’s network. “We selected the Dash 8-400 aircraft to support our development of…

More Mainline Commercial Aircraft are Now Flying Than Stored

Global air travel has begun its journey to recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated almost every aspect of travel. Now, the focus of the industry is addressing the post-COVID-19 challenges to navigate the industry to recovery. As the light at the end of the tunnel begins to get clearer, the…

African Airlines Are Ailing As Industry Braces for Restart

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has already outlined a roadmap of a proposed temporary layered approach that will help to jump-start air travel around the world. The guidelines are geared at building confidence with the aviation stakeholders to enable reopening of borders and the safe return of passenger flights amid…

Qatar Airways Plans to Reduce Fleet by 25 Percent

Air travel has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and aircraft are gradually becoming airborne again after months of hiatus and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may share the same idea but he is a little skeptical that air travel will take…

Wizz Air CEO Confident About Post-Crisis Outlook

The dramatic drop in demand and the restrictions on international travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are devastating the finances of most airlines around the world. Carriers in the U.S. are receiving billions of dollars in grants and loans, Norwegian Airlines, Virgin Australia and South African Airlines are facing bankruptcy…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

Northeastern United States Enters Recovery Mode After a long battle with Winter Storm Jonas, many airports in the Northeast corner of the U.S. will be recovering from the cancellations that they have been plagued with over the past several days. Crews will be on the ramps, taxiways, and runways constantly…