The Boeing 737 MAX – What Needs To Be Fixed?

The Boeing 737 MAX – What Needs To Be Fixed?

The Boeing 737 MAX is one of the most praised and also the criticized aircraft ever built. On one hand, it has been popular with airlines with plenty of orders for the American planemaker. However, since being grounded many airlines...
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IATA Welcomes EC Efforts to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

IATA Welcomes EC Efforts to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

Ensuring smooth air cargo shipments is crucial. With the evaporation of passenger demand and cancellation of passenger flights, vital air cargo capacity has disappeared. Airlines are taking all measures to meet the remaining cargo demand. Unfortunately, airlin...
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Asia-Pacific Governments Urged to Provide Urgent Emergency Support for Airlines

Asia-Pacific Governments Urged to Provide Urgent Emergency Support for Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has written to the heads of government of 18 States in Asia-Pacific to appeal for emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the dramatic loss of air travel demand due...
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China’s domestic airline market ‘may be at turning point’: IATA

China’s domestic airline market ‘may be at turning point’: IATA

China’s domestic passenger airline market is showing signs of improvement as the country’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted, according to IATA. “We are seeing some signs of a turning point in the Chinese domestic market,” says IATA chief economist B...
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Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Electric Air Taxi Development — ‘At Least 12 Months of Runway’

German electric air taxi developer Lilium completed an internal funding round worth over $240 million, raising its total investment to date to more than $340 million, the company announced. “This raise is an impressive feat considering the currently challeng...
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Virgin Australia Keeps Flying Only For Essential Services

Virgin Australia Keeps Flying Only For Essential Services

One of Australia’s largest airlines, Virgin Australia, has announced about further cuts of its domestic schedule to 90%. The hit of still spreading coronavirus is too massive for aviation to adequately cope with it. Last week the carrier said that...
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VIRGIN MAKES ALL TIGERAIR PILOTS REDUNDANT, AND 1,000 STAFF

VIRGIN MAKES ALL TIGERAIR PILOTS REDUNDANT, AND 1,000 STAFF

The Virgin Australia Group will make 1,000 of its 8,000 stood down employees permanently redundant, including all 220 Tigerair pilots. Chief executive Paul Scurrah made the initial announcement on the ABC on Thursday morning, before the Australian Federation o...
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Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote

Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote

The passenger travel industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, with Australia’s Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd on Thursday announcing plans to cut 6,000 travel agent roles globally, either temporarily or permanently. In an effort to raise much...
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Airlines Eliminate Middle Seats, Reduce Food and Beverage Service

Airlines Eliminate Middle Seats, Reduce Food and Beverage Service

Major U.S. air carriers are making sweeping policy changes to their services and policies in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, implementing measures to minimize flight attendant-to-customer interaction, maximize the distance between passengers and discourage cu...
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Air Cargo Bottlenecks Could Put Lives at Risk- Urgent Government Action Required

Air Cargo Bottlenecks Could Put Lives at Risk- Urgent Government Action Required

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective. The COVID-19 crisis has seen almost the entire world-...
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