ch-aviation PRO news on covid-19

IAG looks to retire BA's B747s, Iberia's A340s

IAG International Airlines Group is contemplating early retirement of B747-400s operated by British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) and A340-600s operated by Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) but also other types as it plans for the recovery phase after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Group Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said during an investor briefing.

"Our analysis of the likely evolution of demand through 2020 is that we...

Ireland's CityJet looks to auditors for crisis advice

CityJet (WX, Dublin Int'l) has confirmed that it is seeking advice from its auditors Deloitte and other finance companies about how to navigate its way through the coronavirus crisis, The Irish Times has...


Newly developed features available on ch-aviation fleets ownership

Today we have rolled out another upgrade (of which there are many more to come!) to the ch-aviation PRO database. This most recent upgrade includes improvements to our fleets ownership module.

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Coronavirus spread leads to grounded aircraft

As of February 12, 2020, we see 1215 aircraft operated by airlines from China, Hong Kong and Macao grounded (including passenger aircraft and cargo aircraft).

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Airlines in Papua New Guinea resume domestic operations

Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) has announced it will resume domestic operations on April 6, 2020, becoming the world's first airline to restart scheduled services following a period of COVID-19-caused grounding. Rival domestic carrier PNG Air (CG, Port Moresby) will restart domestic flights the day after.

The Papuan carrier said in a statement that it would continue to uphold safety measures, including limited staffing of its offices. Passengers are also...

Israel's IDB issues going concern warning

The latest financial statements for Israir (6H, Tel Aviv Sde Dov) owner IDB Development, covering the full year 2019 and released on March 31, include a going concern warning, the Israeli financial newspaper...

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Contacts now available for download

You are able to filter contacts by airline type, airline location, airlines fleet details or even engine details! Last, but not least, we included the option to search by personal details like name or job title.

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Connecticut's Shoreline Aviation closes down

After 40 years in the US northeast coast seaplane market, Shoreline Aviation (CST, New Haven) has ceased all operations and closed down on April 1, 2020, its founders said in a statement.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, before the shutdown, the airline operated scheduled services from New York Skyports SPB and East Hampton Airport, Montauk, and Provincetown. Its fleet consisted of ten Cessna (single turboprop)...

Samoa Airways to look for new ACMI operator

Samoa Airways (OL, Apia Faleolo) has begun hunting for a new wet-lease operator following the end of a contract with Malindo Air (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), Prime Minister Sailele Malielegaoi told...

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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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Norwegian shareholder HBK Holding halves its stake

In a “disclosure of a large shareholding” to the Oslo Stock Exchange, HBK Holding has halved its stake in Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) from 9.99% to 4.64%. HBK is owned by the carrier's former executives Bjørn Kjos and Bjørn Kise.

The holding company sold 617,269 shares in Norwegian on March 31, equal to 0.38% of the shares in the low-cost long-haul carrier. After the sale, HBK owned 7,581,127 shares, equal to approximately...

Philippines' PSI Air 2007 launches cargo ops

PSI Air 2007 (Clark) launched commercial cargo operations on March 28, 2020, in a bid to "to make sure the supply chain remains active".

The start-up cargo specialist operated its first...

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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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Airline data is now available for download

We follow more than 10,000 organizations worldwide which are recognised as “an airline”. These are scheduled airlines, divisions, charter companies, virtual carriers, cargo airlines, business airlines, government companies or manufacturers and key suppliers operating aircraft for testing, production and other functions.

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Latvia's airBaltic plots A220-only fleet after COVID-19

airBaltic (BT, Riga) will not return its B737-300s or Dash 8-400s to service once the COVID-19 pandemic ends, Chief Executive Martin Gauss told Latvian state-owned news agency LETA.

"In any case, we wanted to transition our fleet to the A220 only. This year and possibly next year, we also planned to use the B737-300s, but now their operations have been suspended and they will no longer be used on regular...

Lithuania's ASG seals purchase of Iceland's Bluebird Nordic

Having completed all of the necessary prerequisites and received clearances from the competition authorities, Avia Solutions Group (ASG) finalised its purchase of Icelandic freight specialist Bluebird Nordic (BO, Reykjavik Keflavik) on March...

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