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Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines suspends flights

Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines (EMZ, Beira) has announced the indefinite suspension of its domestic flights from May 6, 2021, citing as reason a drastic drop in domestic travel demand due to COVID-19.

In a statement on May 1, 2021, the carrier said that despite the challenges, it had remained "resiliently operational" during the pandemic, however, the economic challenges now had become so severe that it had become impossible to continue operating. The...

321 Precision Conversions set to begin A321(PCF) deliveries

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued, on April 28, 2021, a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to 321 Precision Conversions, a joint venture of Air Transport Services Group and Precision Aircraft Solutions, for its...

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Worldwide deliveries in February 2021 have decreased by 30% compared to February 2020

Compared to the numbers in 2020, worldwide aircraft deliveries have decreased by almost 30% in February 2021. The full update is available here.

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Norwegian announces terms of planned $720mn capital raise

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) is aiming to raise NOK6 billion kronor (USD720 million) in fresh capital this month as part of its plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection in Ireland and Norway on May 26. If it succeeds, it expects to have a cash balance of NOK7 billion (USD840 million), it outlined in a statement on May 3.

The capital raise will consist of:

  • an offering of perpetual bonds raising...

Gov't lists issues, gives Uganda Airlines board deadline

The board chairman of Uganda Airlines (UR, Entebbe/Kampala) faces dismissal unless he can explain a raft of issues plaguing the state-owned carrier, including delays in the certification of some of its CRJ900LRs...

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ch-aviation fuels newly-founded Institute of Aviation & Tourism (IAT)

We’re proud to announce a partnership with the Institute for Aviation & Tourism (IAT) of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

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Overview of worldwide airports by most aircraft grounded – April 2021

Here is an overview of the Top 25 Airports with the most aircraft in temporary storage, worldwide and by each continent in April 2021.

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Malaysia's Firefly starts B737NG operations

Firefly (FY, Penang) resumed narrowbody jet operations on May 3, 2021, using a single B737-800 transferred from its parent Malaysia Airlines.

9M-MXF (msn 40133), a 9.6-year-old aircraft ordered by and delivered new to Malaysia Airlines, was retired by the flag carrier on December 12, 2020, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. It was reactivated on April 30 for test flights after transfer to Firefly. On May 3, it operated the first...

Bahrain's DHL International Aviation to grow B767 fleet

DHL International Aviation Middle East (ES, Bahrain Int'l) will take deliveries of a further six P2F-converted B767-300(ER) freighters by the end of 2021, two for the replacement of B767-200(SF)s and...

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Uganda Airlines wins the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021"

We are excited to announce that Uganda Airlines is the Winner of the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021" and officially operates the youngest aircraft fleet in Africa and worldwide.

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With our new Aircraft Order, Aircraft Delivery and Aircraft Retirement Data, you are now ahead of the game by predicting market trends and detecting future market demands earlier than your competitors.

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Nigerian regulator lifts safety ban on Azman Air operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted its suspension of Azman Air's B737 operations after greenlighting corrective measures implemented by the carrier following a safety audit.

Among the violations the NCAA listed in its March post-grounding audit included an unsettled debt of NGN1.545 billion naira (USD3.782 million) owed as at December 2020. Other shortcomings included the "incompetence" of both Azman's maintenance director as well as chief pilot, both of whom were blamed...

Qantas wins case in Singapore against defecting executive

Former Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) executive Nick Rohrlach will have to wait a few more months before starting his new job at Virgin Australia (VA, Brisbane Int'l) after the state...

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April 2021 sees the highest capacity numbers since the outbreak of Covid-19

In April, worldwide capacity numbers have reached a new peak. Numbers have been steadily rising for the third month in a row now, and the global size of the industry currently counts 63.4 million seats per week.

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Take a look at the top 25 lessors with the most active aircraft in their fleet

We have also analysed the top 25 lessors (counting more than 50 aircraft in their fleet), with the most active aircraft in their portfolio at the beginning of April 2021. Full update available in our new blog post.

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South Africa's Airlink resumes safari lodge shuttle

Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) will re-start its air shuttle service from July 1, 2021, to game lodges in the Sabi Sand Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park and in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

Served directly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo and Cape Town, the Lodge Link will operate from Skukuza and Nelspruit to three airstrips located at Arathusa and Londolozi in the Sabi sands region, and...

Nigeria's Ibom Air, Dana Air eye interline partnership

In a first for the Nigerian domestic market, Ibom Air (QI, Uyo) and Dana Air (9J, Lagos) have reached an agreement on an interline/codeshare agreement starting May 2021, local media report....

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