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Iraqi Airways issues ACMI RFP to European carriers

Iraqi Airways (IA, Baghdad) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to all "European" airlines for the wet-lease of aircraft for use in running scheduled flights between Iraq and Europe on the Iraqi carrier's behalf. It did not specify the gauge and number of aircraft to be leased, or its definition of the term "European".

According to tender documents seen by ch-aviation, eligible candidates must possess a valid "European" AOC and have...

Florida's Via Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Via Airlines (VC, Orlando Int'l) has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court and plans to restructure through the court-mandated procedure and eventually fly again, the Orlando Business...

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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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More power for your airline searches

We are giving functionality to all ch-aviation PRO subscribers: a new type of airline search. This means you are now able to use multi-selection features which will help you identify a list of airlines by type, location, aircraft or engine.

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UK's Jet2 adds routes after Thomas Cook collapse

Jet2 (LS, Leeds/Bradford) has announced in press releases that it will expand its offer from Birmingham Int'l and Manchester Int'l, making us of the capacity gaps in the market created by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook Airlines UK (MT, Manchester Int'l).

The leisure specialist said it will base four additional aircraft at Manchester airport. On top of the previously announced new routes to Preveza/Lefkas, Zadar, and...

Gov't ready to scrap Air India brand to attract investors

The Indian government is planning to open bids for a 100% stake in Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) and is ready to agree to scrap the flag carrier's brand to entice private investors,...

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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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Join ch-aviation and boost your career in aviation

ch-aviation is looking for a full-time Airline Data Researcher for our office in the center of Zagreb. Also, we are looking for a remotely-based, full-time English mother-tongue Journalist to join our growing newsroom on a long-term contractor basis.

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Qatar Airways eyes stakes in LATAM, RwandAir

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) is considering increasing its 10% stake in LATAM Airlines Group after rival Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) announced it will buy a 20% stake in the South American holding, Reuters has reported.

Speaking to the media during the launch of the carrier's new service to Langkawi, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said that he had no prior...

fastjet to exit Mozambican market in 4Q19

Fastjet Group has announced it will close its Fastjet Mozambique (Maputo) subsidiary with effect from October 26, 2019, citing overcapacity in the Mozambican market.

In a stock market filing, the...

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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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ch-aviation wins Air Lease Corporation, Jetstream Aviation Capital and Sabena technics as launch customers

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation announces the launch of its long-awaited new module ‘ch-aviation fleets advanced.’ The new module has additional data on aircraft utilisation, aircraft orders and improved search functionality. The database contains information on more than 50,000 commercial aircraft.

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South Africa's CemAir resecures Part 121, 135 AOCs

CemAir (5Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has resecured its CAR Part 121 and 135 Air Operator's Certificates (AOC), the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced.

The South African ACMI/charter as well as scheduled passenger specialist's original AOCs lapsed in January this year after SACAA refused to renew them on the grounds the airline had failed to adhere to proper maintenance standards. However, in April, the South African Department of Transport's Civil...

India's SpiceJet nears widebody, drone ops

SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) has dusted off its plans to add widebody aircraft and hopes to add the first such jets in early 2020, the Press Trust of India newswire has reported.

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The youngest airline fleets are still in Asia, ch-aviation analysis reveals

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation today revealed the names of the world’s youngest airline fleets, measured in average aircraft age. It is the second such ch-aviation analysis on the topic, and the company’s first report.

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ch-aviation is read by executives and key decision-makers at airports, airlines and suppliers because it provides actionable news and data that they use in their day-to-day responsibilities. The site generates on average more than 690,000 monthly pageviews, 195,000 unique monthly visitors.

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Malaysia's Love2Fly takes delivery of first aircraft, a B737

Love2Fly has taken delivery of its first aircraft, B737-800 9M-LOV (msn 29658). According to Skyliner Aviation, the former Ukraine International Airlines (PS, Kyiv Boryspil) narrowbody was ferried from Woensdrecht to Kuala Lumpur Subang via Dubai World Central over the course of October 16 and 17.

As previously reported, Love2Fly, known by its legal name as M Jets International Sdn Bhd, secured conditional approval for an Air Service...

Comair, SAA ops affected after SACAA sanctions SAA Technical

Both Comair (South Africa) (MN, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) and South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) were forced to ground select aircraft in their respective fleets on Tuesday, October 22, following...

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IOSA data: A little goes a long way!

From now on, we are providing information on airlines participating in the IATA Operational Safety Audit certification (‘IOSA’). Despite being just a minor update in the quantity of data, the new information available will give you a lot of power.

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Our social media channels are gaining momentum and we just hit more than 21,000 followers on Linkedin! If you aren’t following us yet, we invite you to follow us on Linkedin.

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