“Air India” – back in the hands of her founder TATA group.

“Wellcome back”, Air India is back in the hands of its founder TATA group. Debt laden India’s national carrier, Air India was sold to TATA Group for 180bn rupees ($2.4bn) in a competitive bid against India’s SpiceJet chief, Ajay Singh, who offered 151bn rupees. The Government of India announced on Friday, that TATA would absorb […]

AirAsia X reported a staggering 24.6 billion ringgit ($5.9 billion) loss…

Malaysia’s budget carrier, the “AirAsia X” reported a staggering quarterly loss of 24.6 billion ringgit ($5.9 billion) in the three months ended June 30, 2021 It was the ninth consecutive quarterly loss reported by the airline. The loss reported was eight times more than a RM305.2 million loss reported year ago. The airline has defaulted […]

The first of the three A220s for Air Austral, France’s La Réunion Island-based airline….

The first of the three A220s for Air Austral, France’s La RĂ©union Island-based airline, has been delivered from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Mirabel, Canada. The second and third aircraft are expected to join the Air Austral fleet in the coming days. Air Austral has become a new Airbus customer and operator. […]

Qantas will stand down 2,500 workers…

Qantas will stand down around 2,500 workers due to extended COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, Australia. The airline said that the affected workers will be paid fully the next two weeks and after that they will reliant on government support payments The Australia federal government announced yesterday that airlines would be able to claim $750 a […]

German airline Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to […]

Airbus delivers first A350 from its facility in China…

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At the end of June 2021, China Eastern Airlines operated an Airbus fleet of 413 aircraft, including […]

flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo..

flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand new A320neo, the first out of 30 to be delivered in the next 3 years. The aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019, and will join […]

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $845 million in grants for projects at 388 airports…

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $845 million in grants for projects that will mitigate environmental impacts, increase accessibility, and expand capacity at airports across the United States. The funding from the fourth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 388 airports in […]

Boeing Announces Second-Quarter Deliveries..

The Boeing Company announced major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2021. “In the second quarter, we made progress in safely returning the 737 MAX to service in more international markets and increasing the pace of 737 deliveries,” the company said. As Boeing has previously shared, the company […]

Aircraft lessor BBAM orders 12 Boeing 737-800BCF aircraft….

Aircraft lessor BBAM Limited is expanding its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter fleet with 12 additional firm orders. The agreement between Boeing and BBAM brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 31 as e-commerce and express cargo markets continue to drive strong customer demand for freighters. San Fransico based BBAM will be the first customer to […]