South African Airways seeks to return 19 leased aircraft

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) is planning to return 19 out of its 40 dry-leased aircraft and is renegotiating the terms of the leases on some of the units it wants to retain, a leaked draft business rescue plan shows.

According to the plan, the airline has suspended the leases and is in the process of negotiating the terms of the return of the following aircraft:

Wisconsin's Midwest Express raises $1mn ahead of launch

Midwest Express Airlines (Milwaukee General Mitchell) has raised USD1 million dollars in funding as it attempts to commence operations.

In an SEC filing on May 27, the start-up said three investors...

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ch-aviation will speed up fleet data development in 2020

Seeing growing demand for airline data intelligence in these times of unprecedented changes in the industry, ch-aviation is speeding up our planned fleet data developments to deliver more data for our customers.

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CAAC eases flight ban after US targets China

About 12 hours after the United States issued an order suspending Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the US from June 16, with an option to take effect earlier, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would allow foreign carriers 1x weekly flights to a city of their choosing from June 8.

The CAAC did not refer to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) order, issued on June 3, in its June...

South Africa's Comair outlines turnaround plan

Comair (South Africa) (MN, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) does not anticipate resuming B737-8 operations as part of its restructuring plan, Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) Shaun Collyer and Richard Ferguson have said.


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The number of grounded aircraft worldwide has increased to 19,000

Our latest analysis shows that 59% of the total airline fleets around the world are now grounded. Based on data from ch-aviation’s fleets advanced data, 19,068 aircraft are now parked for storage or maintenance globally.

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Air Greenland begins layoffs

Air Greenland (GL, Nuuk) is laying off more than one hundred staff as a decline in passengers results in losses at the airline.

Chief executive officer, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, said that he expects a 30-35% reduction in travellers on Air Greenland’s domestic and Atlantic routes next year, creating a shortfall of DKK225 million krone (USD33.6 million), resulting in job cuts.

The Greenland Broadcasting Corporation (Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa – KNR) on May...

Ryanair's Maltese subsidiary begins COVID-19 layoffs

Malta Air, a subsidiary of Irish holding company Ryanair Holdings, has started laying off staff due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Due to Malta Air's three-month grounding due to...

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Nigeria to resume scheduled domestic pax ops from late 2Q20

The Nigerian Federal Government has announced the resumption of scheduled domestic passenger flights with effect from 0000L, June 21.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said in a statement that in the first phase, airports at Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt Omagwa, and Owerri will reopen with others to follow in due course.

"All flights to any airport outside the above five listed airports above shall comply with...

Delta Air Lines retires MD-88s, MD-90s

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) retired the last of its McDonnell Douglas twinjets - and the last MDs to be operated by an American scheduled carrier - with the farewell...

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AJW Group signs up for ch-aviation data to facilitate their business decisions

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation today announces AJW Group as a new customer. AJW Group is the world-leading independent specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial and business aircraft spare parts.

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ch-aviation fleets ownership data now includes aircraft valuations

Our ch-aviation Fleet Ownership now literally brings more value to your business. ch-aviation has teamed up with Collateral Verifications to introduce aircraft valuation data for ch-aviation PRO subscribers.

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British Airways converts two B777s into freighters

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has converted two of its B777-200(ER)s into makeshift freighters, deploying them to Beijing Capital in order to ferry personal protective equipment back to the United Kingdom.

The airline said in a press release that it removed all cabin features and passenger seats on board both aircraft. Besides PPE, the aircraft will also be used to carry other cargo, including food, medicine, and other commercial shipments....

Taiwan provides loans to airlines totalling $1.67bn

Taiwanese state-run banks will provide loans of TWD20 billion new dollars (USD670 million) with a maturity of two years to each of China Airlines (CI, Taipei Taoyuan) and EVA Air (BR, Taipei...

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