South Africa's Mango to enter bankruptcy protection

Mango Airlines (JE, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) – the state-owned low-cost subsidiary of South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) - will enter into bankruptcy protection following a decision by its board and shareholders, according to SAA chief executive Thomas Kgokolo.

He told South Africa's ENCA TV on July 26: "We are aware that there are delayed salaries, and we can say that the board and shareholders have agreed that...

Sweden's Amapola Flyg secures Irish PSO contract for Donegal

Amapola Flyg (HP, Stockholm Arlanda) has been awarded the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air services contract for the Dublin Int'l to Donegal and vice versa route after it was left...

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A quick tour around ch-aviation PRO with an introduction to all its modules and best practices for a flying start. Join free webinar every week.

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Monthly development update - June 2021

We've made some great improvements over the last month regarding ch-aviation search features and User Experience. Take a look at what our development team has been working on:

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Samoa Airways adds in-house B737-800

Samoa Airways (OL, Apia Faleolo) took delivery of its first in-house narrowbody jet, a B737-800, although it has yet to be registered and certified by authorities in Samoa.

2-BTTB (msn 42805), a 6.7-year-old unit owned by FLY Leasing and managed by BBAM, was ferried from Woensdrecht via Rotterdam, Hurghada, IATA!ZI, Hambantota, and Medan Kuala Namu to Brisbane Int'l over the course of...

India's Vistara defers B787, A320neo deliveries

Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l) is in the process of deferring the delivery of its outstanding Airbus and Boeing commitments, Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan told Bloomberg News last week.

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Introducing the historical dimension: ch-aviation fleets history module available now

We're really excited to let you know that we've just launched the largest data release since we started ch-aviation PRO in 2012 - ch-aviation fleets history module.

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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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India's flybig seeks new investor

flybig (S9, Indore) hopes to onboard a new investor soon to raise INR1 billion rupee (USD13.4 million) as it struggles to stay afloat, founder and managing director Sanjay Mandavia has told Indian newspaper, The Hindu Business Line.

It reports the airline has been facing severe headwinds as it has been unable to secure funding during the past six months, following its launch in January 2021. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reported...

Kenya's Astral Aviation eyes West African, inc'l expansion

Kenya’s Astral Aviation (8V, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) intends to set up a hub in Lomé, Togo in line with plans to target the West African cargo market, while also extending its Southern...

ACMI deals on ch-aviation

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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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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US's GLOBALX tentatively granted charter authority

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to grant GLOBALX (GXA, Miami Int'l) authority to conduct charter flights after it issued a show-cause order to that effect.

Following a lengthy application process in which Global Crossing Airlines, Inc., trading as GLOBALX, was asked to clarify its complex ownership structures, the DOT said it found the start-up fit, willing, and able to conduct interstate and foreign charter air transportation of persons, property,...

Australia's Rex grounds B737s amidst lockdowns

Rex - Regional Express (ZL, Wagga Wagga) has suspended all B737-800 operations for an unspecified period following the reimposition of COVID-related lockdowns in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria.


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Take a look at the top 25 lessors with the most active aircraft in their fleet-June 2021

If we look at the Aircraft Lessors with more than 50 aircraft in their portfolio, the following 25 have the highest percentage of active aircraft:

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Canberra criticised for one-sided support of Qantas

Trade unionists and politicians have criticised Canberra for failing to seek a stake in Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) in return for billions of taxpayers’ dollars in financial support granted to the flag carrier during the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing concerns of the impact on the competitive playing field going forward.

The Transport Workers Union estimates that by the end of 2021, Qantas will have received AUD2 billion Australian dollars (USD1.4 billion) in...

Mexico's TUM Aerocarga granted restricted US market access

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has put a damper on TUM Aerocarga's plans to start commercial cargo flights to the United States after it barred the Mexican carrier from using its own aircraft...

Introducing the historical dimension

Compared to May 2020, aircraft deliveries almost quadrupled in May 2021 but still haven’t reached 2019 figures

After a massive delivery rush in March, where 111 aircraft were handed over to their new owners, worldwide aircraft deliveries fell back to 71 in April and 73 in May.

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The worldwide active aircraft fleet keeps growing and growing

A positive trend continues for the fifth month in a row, with more and more and more aircraft coming out of storage. The total global fleet currently counts 27,790 aircraft, out of which 21,135 are active and 6,655 grounded.

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