Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group sacks 200 Boeing pilots

Volga-Dnepr Group will cut more than 200 pilots flying Boeing aircraft for its AirBridgeCargo (RU, Ulyanovsk Vostochny) and Atran (V8, Moscow Vnukovo) airlines, the Russian news agency RBK reported citing two anonymous sources at the company. Il-76s and Il-96s are being considered as alternatives to keep the carriers in business.

The losses represent almost all of the remaining pilots at the two airlines which specialise in...

India's Quikjet Airlines takes first B737-800(SF)

Quikjet Airlines (FQA, Bangalore Int'l) has taken delivery of its first B737-800(SF) as it prepares to relaunch in-house dedicated freighter operations.

N120MN (msn 30643) was ferried, post-conversion, from Jinan...

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Nigeria's UmzaXpress adds first aircraft, a Dash 8-400

Nigerian startup UmzaXpress has taken delivery of its first DHC-8-Q400 after C-FSRY (msn 4174) was ferried from Canada via Iceland and Europe to Abuja, Nigeria this week.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows the aircraft - bearing NG Eagle tail colours but UmzaXpress branding - left St Thomas on August 9 and travelled via Goose Bay, Reykjavik Keflavik (Iceland), London Southend (UK) to arrive in Nigeria on August...

United Airlines pays $10mn deposit for 100 eVTOL aircraft

United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has paid a USD10 million pre-delivery deposit to California's Archer Aviation on its conditional order for 100 of the startup's initial production of electric vertical takeoff...

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Russian airlines' aircraft stored/parked/maintained outside of Russia - Top 10 Airports

There are currently 90 Russian-operated aircraft outside of Russia. Here is a list of the top ten airports where Russian airlines’ aircraft are stored/parked/maintained, with half of them being Turkish airports.

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Canada's Jetlines reschedules debut pending licensing

Jetlines (CJL, Toronto Pearson) has announced it has tentatively rescheduled its debut to August 29, 2022, subject to receipt of final licensing approval.

The inaugural flights of the Canadian leisure startup were initially planned for August 15 out of its hub at Toronto Pearson to Winnipeg Int'l and Moncton, but have been rescheduled subject to receipt of final licensing approval.

Chief Executive Officer Eddy Doyle, in a...

Wizz Air to suspend Cardiff base ops from 4Q22

Wizz Air UK (W9, London Luton) will suspend its base operations at Cardiff, United Kingdom, over the coming winter, citing a "challenging macro-economic environment", but will continue to operate a limited...

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The number of worldwide active aircraft continues to grow in June 2022

The total worldwide fleet size currently counts 28,674 aircraft, with 23,513 active and 5,161 grounded, and we can see a favourable trend over the last three months.

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Amount of leased Russian aircraft outside the country, by Lessor

Take a look at the leased Russian aircraft outside the country by Lessor. AerCap is at the top of the list, with the most aircraft, followed by CDB Aviation, SberLeasing, Air Lease Corporation, and Avolon.

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Uzbekistan Airways sells stake in duty-free retailer

Uzbekistan Airways (HY, Tashkent Islam Karimov) has gained UZS400.34 million soums (USD37,000) by selling its 23.3% stake in Central Asia Megastar to Uzbekistan Airports, according to the country’s Unified Portal of Corporate Information.

The companies finalised the deal by signing a sale and purchase agreement for the Tashkent Islam Karimov-based duty-free retailer on July 29. By August 2, Uzbekistan Airports had added the company to its list of affiliates.

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LATAM Airlines Group to exit Chapter 11 in 4Q22

LATAM Airlines Group hopes to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the last quarter of 2022 after securing the financing plus US Bankruptcy Court and shareholder approval for its restructuring plan, says Group Chief...

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Uganda Airlines wins the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022"

Uganda Airlines is the winner of the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022". For the second year in a row, the airline operates the world's youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of 1.95 years.

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Impact of the War on the Russian and Ukrainian Airline Industry

ch-aviation is covering the ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on both the Russian and Ukrainian civil aviation industries. Stay tuned for updates and developments as the situation unfolds.

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Nigeria's Air Peace suspends S. Africa ops over visa delays

Air Peace (P4, Lagos) has announced it is suspending its flights to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo from August 22 until October 8, 2022, citing as reasons delays in South Africa granting visas to Nigerian visitors, a worsening foreign exchange crunch, and the scarcity/price hike of aviation fuel.

"However, having informed the South African High Commission in Lagos of the effects of the difficulty in getting SA visas by Nigerians, which consequence...

Air India to dry-lease six B777s to support long-haul ops

Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) is planning to dry-lease six B777s on two-year contracts starting in October 2022 to boost its North America services as its existing fleet is plagued by technical...

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Worldwide aircraft deliveries are stagnating

In May 2022, there was only one more aircraft delivered than in April, for a total of 89. This represents an increase of 22% compared to May 2021 and a massive 368% increase over the same month in 2020.

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Worldwide capacity increased in June 2022

After reaching the highest post-Covid era capacity levels in mid-April (104.2 million planned seats) and dropping numbers in May, global capacity is rising again, with 98.9 million scheduled seats.

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