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First ANA A380 rolls-out of Airbus Paintshop with unique livery

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan. The airline will take delivery of the first A380 […]

Avolon places order for 100 A330neos with Airbus

Avolon has announced an order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft in a deal valued at US$11.5 billion at current list prices. The international aircraft leasing company has signed an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The planes are scheduled for delivery from 2023 onwards. Dómhnal Slattery, Avolon chief executive, commented: “Our order for […]

Ryanair faces Civil Aviation Authority action over unpaid refunds

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today started enforcement action against Ryanair. The move follows the airline’s decision that financial compensation is not payable under European Commission Regulation 261/2004 for flight disruption resulting from industrial action by the airline’s staff this summer. Ryanair passengers have made claims for compensation directly to the airline, but these […]

AirBridgeCargo and Intradco Global guarantee a first-class delivery of breeding cattle to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the world’s leading specialists in the transportation of live animals, and Intradco Global, have safely delivered 200 breeding cattle onboard a charter flight from Amsterdam to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk in Russia. The heifers made their journey onboard one of AirBridgeCargo’s latest generation Boeing 747-8 Freighters in a carefully-maintained temperature environment to […]

British Airways enhances cabin crew training with new apprenticeship programme

British Airways continues its investment in world-class customer service, announcing a programme to recruit more than 2,000 cabin crew in 2019. Successful candidates with no prior cabin crew experience will train through the airline’s new cabin crew apprenticeship programme, getting their career off to a flying start. World-class training After completing an intense cabin crew […]

easyJet places latest A320neo order with Airbus

Airbus has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023, exercising purchase rights to firm orders for 17 A320neo. This takes its combined order for the neo-variant to 147 (including 30 A321neo) and means easyJet has ordered 468 A320 family aircraft to date. “This repeat order cements easyJet’s position as […]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines operates first charter flight for GECAS

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the leading cargo carrier in the transportation of oversized and super heavy cargoes, has delivered two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying aerospace equipment for GECAS, a world leader in aviation leasing and financing. The payload onboard Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 freighter flight from Dallas, Texas, to London consisted of two GE-90 engines as well as […]

Rising fuel prices slow airline passenger growth in September

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose 5.5 per cent compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4 per cent growth recorded in August year-over-year. Capacity climbed 5.8 per cent and load […]

easyJet renews interest in Alitalia acquisition

easyJet submitted a revised expression of interest in a restructured Alitalia. The move comes as aviation insiders prepare for a winter of consolidation in the sector as rising fuel prices challenge the finances of weaker carriers. easyJet said its submission, which is in response to the new Italian government’s ongoing sales process, is consistent with […]