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Airbus Breaks Ground On A220 Alabama Plant

January 16, 2019

Airbus Breaks Ground On A220 Alabama Plant

US production of the Airbus A220 aircraft series came a step closer with Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony at the company’s Mobile, Alabama assembly plant.


United Adds $4.5 Billion of Boeing Orders

January 16, 2019

United Adds $4.5 Billion of Boeing Orders

United Airlines has added to its orders for Boeing 737s and 777s with a USD$4.5 billion list price order for 28 aircraft.


Connect Airways Ups Offer For Flybe

January 15, 2019

Connect Airways Ups Offer For Flybe

The Connect Airways consortium that is planning to take over UK regional Flybe has increased its offer for the airline and agreed a bridge loan after conditions for the first credit facility could not be met.


Emirates Outlines 2019 Schedule During Runway Closure

January 15, 2019

Emirates Outlines 2019 Schedule During Runway Closure

Emirates will ground up to 48 aircraft and reduce flights by 25 percent during a planned closure of one of Dubai International Airport’s two runways in April and May.


German Union Calls Strikes At Eight Airports

January 14, 2019

German Union Calls Strikes At Eight Airports

The United Services Union Verdi has called on security staff at eight German airports to strike on Tuesday, January 15 in support of a pay claim.



Airbus A220 Receives Canadian ETOPS Rating

January 14, 2019

Airbus A220 Receives Canadian ETOPS Rating

The Airbus A220 has received 180-minute extended operations approval from regulatory authority Transport Canada.


Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group To Take Over Flybe

January 11, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group To Take Over Flybe

UK regional airline Flybe is to be taken over by a consortium that includes Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group.


Strong December Fails To Lift Airbus Orders Above Boeing

January 9, 2019

Strong December Fails To Lift Airbus Orders Above Boeing

Airbus announced its order tally for 2018, taking 747 net orders for the year, down 33 percent from 2017’s total of 1,109.


Vinci To Expand Lisbon Airport Capacity

January 9, 2019

Vinci To Expand Lisbon Airport Capacity

Vinci Airports has signed a EUR€1.15 billion (USD$1.33 billion) deal with the Portuguese government to expand airport capacity in the Lisbon Region.


Delta Adds To Airbus A220 Order

January 9, 2019

Delta Adds To Airbus A220 Order

Delta Air Lines has ordered an additional 15 Airbus A220s and converted part of a previous order to the larger A220-300 model.