UK's Hans Airways continues capital raising drive

UK start-up Hans Airways has announced the completion of its second round of equity financing, which it said, now moved the airline “significantly closer to being able to launch routes between the United Kingdom and the Indian sub-continent”.

Focused on the Indian market from the UK, current plans envisaged a start date in early autumn 2021, upon completion of regulatory procedures and the opening up of relevant markets pending COVID-19 conditions, the company...

Florida’s GLOBALX provides more details on Jetlines spin-out

Global Crossing Airlines Group has released an update on the spin-out of its wholly-owned subsidiary Canada Jetlines Operations, formerly known as Jetlines (CJL, Vancouver Int'l), into a shell company, a move that was...

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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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FedEx to take over Boeing's Dreamlifter Operations Centre

Air cargo carrier FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) is to take over the lease of Boeing's Dreamlifter Operations Centre at Paine Field, Everett, quashing any hopes of a return of the B787 Dreamliner production to Washington State.

According to a document reviewed by The Seattle Times, the parties are close to finalising the transfer of the lease, a consequence of Boeing’s decision in October 2020 to cease assembly of the...

Garuda Indonesia drops price-fixing appeal, fined $15mn

The Australian Federal Court has ordered Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) to pay a penalty of AUD19 million Australian dollars (USD15 million) in relation to a global air cargo price-fixing case after Indonesia's...

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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 February 2021. Full update available in our new blog post.

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Worldwide capacity comeback at the beginning of March

March 2021 has been the third highest peak we have measured since the pandemic’s outbreak back in April last year. Worldwide scheduled seats are once more on the rise and currently count 60.9 million. Click here for the full update.

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India allows B737 MAX ferry, overflights but keeps ban

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has relaxed, but not ended, its ban on B737-8 and B737-9 operations in Indian airspace, allowing only overflights and ferry flights.

According to an order issued on April 20, 2021, the only two types of B737 MAX operations permitted in India's airspace are:

  • overflights by foreign-registered aircraft, as long as they are in compliance with the appropriate directives of their local authorities and...

Russia's Azur Air adds VIP B757

Azur Air (ZF, Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo) has taken delivery of its tenth B757-200, VQ-BZE (msn 26330), which will be operated in a VIP configuration on behalf of luxury travel specialist LOTI.

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TUI fly (Netherlands) resumes B737 MAX ops

TUI fly (Netherlands) (OR, Amsterdam Schiphol) has joined its sister carrier TUI fly (Belgium) (TB, Brussels National) and resumed scheduled B737-8 operations on April 1, 2021, currently deploying two of its three units of the type.

The carrier's first B737 MAX 8 scheduled flights were from Amsterdam Schiphol to Malaga, operated by PH-TFO (msn 44598), Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. TUI fly (Netherlands)'s third B737-8 remains stored...

Qatar Airways confirms impairment of five A380s

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has confirmed it has taken impairment on half of its fleet of ten A380-800s, with five of the world’s largest passenger airliners not returning to...

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ch-aviation provides access to the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science

ch-aviation announces cooperation with Haaga-Helia University, a strong, business-oriented university of applied sciences, providing access to more than one hundred Aviation Business Administration students.

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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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South Africa's Mango grounded as money runs out

Mango Airlines (JE, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) is to be mothballed from May 15 until such time as it receives funding from the South African state, which has been asked to place its low-cost carrier into bankruptcy protection until July 2021.

This is according to a leaked internal memo to staff by Mango’s Acting Chief Executive Officer William Ndlovu on April 22, in which he disclosed that the government had been...

Esken to sell Ireland’s Stobart Air to Isle of Man firm

Aviation and energy infrastructure group Esken, formerly known as Stobart Group, has signed a deal to sell its entire shareholdings in Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) as...

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Overview of worldwide airports by most aircraft grounded – March 2021

Here is an updated version of the Top 25 by each continent, with the most aircraft in temporary storage at the beginning of March 2021.

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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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