Aviation News

KLM's reaction to parliament letter and RIVM
The German airline Lufthansa to offer coronavirus tests to passengers
Qatar Airways to resume Istanbul flights
Canada encouraging Iran to ship PS752 black boxes to France as soon as possible
Turkish Airlines To Resume USA and China flights
Turkey to inaugurate 3rd Istanbul airport runway 14/6
PEGASUS AIRLINES TO RESUME UK FLIGHTS
Why Turkish Airlines Can’t Resume International Flights Yet
IATA forecasts reports potential USD 84bn loss in 2020
Poland to open EU borders on Saturday, allow international flights from Tuesday
Boeing 737 Max nears milestone with key flight targeted for June
Chinese carrier to buy 100 homegrown aircraft
United Introduces Health Assessment to Check-In Process
Emirates sacks 600 pilots in a day
Africa’s aviation to suffer $8b in revenue loss
Tokyo Haneda airport uses automated mobility solutions to aid social distancing
Tokyo Haneda airport uses automated mobility solutions to aid social distancing

Tokyo Haneda airport uses automated mobility solutions to aid social distancing

With labour shortages brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many have switched over to advanced machinery instead.
Belarus to resume charter flights to Turkey on 1 July

Belarus to resume charter flights to Turkey on 1 July

Charter flights to Turkey from Belarus will resume on 1 July, BelTA learned from travel companies.
Ukraine's MFA expects resumption of flights with to Turkey

Ukraine's MFA expects resumption of flights with to Turkey

Ukraine's MFA expects resumption of flights with Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey, Cyprus
Hitit welcomes its first airline partner in Latin America

Hitit welcomes its first airline partner in Latin America

Hitit welcomes its first airline partner in Latin America: Bahamasair
ANA to resume round trips to Bangkok

ANA to resume round trips to Bangkok

Japan's ANA to resume round trips to Bangkok, increase flights to Jakarta in July
Sheremetyevo Airport predicts 66% fall in passengers and 61% decrease in revenue in 2020

Sheremetyevo Airport predicts 66% fall in passengers and 61% decrease in revenue in 2020

Sheremetyevo International Airport chairman Aleksandr Ponomarenko expects Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport will handle 17 million passengers in 2020 if international services resume in Jul-2020.
Austrian Airlines gains €450m in bailout funding

Austrian Airlines gains €450m in bailout funding

The €300m in loans and €150m in direct aid from the Austrian government comes on top of €9bn German government aid.
Malaysia Airlines restarts international flights in July

Malaysia Airlines restarts international flights in July

Malaysia Airlines, will restart some of its international flights in July to facilitate essential inter-state travel, allowing the reunion of families who have been separated due to travel restrictions across the the world.
Cathay Pacific Announces $5bn in Recapitalisation Financing

Cathay Pacific Announces $5bn in Recapitalisation Financing

The plan will help maintain our competitiveness and operations amid unprecedented challenges to the global travel market
Reports from Iraq a coalition aircraft has crash landed at Airbase

Reports from Iraq a coalition aircraft has crash landed at Airbase

Reports from Iraq a coalition aircraft has crash landed at Camp Taji Airbase
British Airways has donated more than 200,000 items

British Airways has donated more than 200,000 items

BRITISH AIRWAYS DONATES OVER 200,000 ESSENTIALS TO CHARITIES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UK IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
Lufthansa Group airlines significantly expands flight schedule until September

Lufthansa Group airlines significantly expands flight schedule until September

90 percent of short and medium-haul routes back on offer by September
Turkish Airlines Announces Further Hygiene Measures

Turkish Airlines Announces Further Hygiene Measures

Turkish national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will implement hygiene experts and kits as part of new inflight services.
Turkish Airlines gives 40% discount to health workers

Turkish Airlines gives 40% discount to health workers

Turkish Airlines are giving health workers all around the world 40 per cent off tickets as a thank you for all their hard work during the pandemic.
Antonov An-225 ‘Mriya’ to land in Shannon Airport

Antonov An-225 ‘Mriya’ to land in Shannon Airport

The world’s largest aircraft will make a rare visit to Shannon Airport tomorrow
Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Program Achieves ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Program Achieves ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone

Boeing Australia recently achieved two more milestones on the Royal Australian Air Force’s Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program: weight on wheels and aircraft power on
25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown

25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown

The International Air Transport Association has released new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis.
21 net orders and 36 deliveries in March 2020

21 net orders and 36 deliveries in March 2020

290 net orders and 122 deliveries in Q1 2020 Production rates revised downwards adapting to new market environment
Istanbul Atatürk Airport becomes a hospital due Corona Virus

Istanbul Atatürk Airport becomes a hospital due Corona Virus

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made an important statement regarding İstanbul Atatürk Airport.
Japan Coast Guard orders 2 more H225 helicopters

Japan Coast Guard orders 2 more H225 helicopters

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan.
Airbus A 350 - 1000 deployed in fight against COVID-19

Airbus A 350 - 1000 deployed in fight against COVID-19

Airbus continues to purchase and supply millions of face masks from China, the large majority of which will be donated to governments of the Airbus home countries, namely France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Boeing Extends Temporary Suspension of Puget Sound Production Operations

Boeing Extends Temporary Suspension of Puget Sound Production Operations

Boeing is extending the temporary suspension of production operations at all Puget Sound area and Moses Lake sites until further notice.
Say hello – wave goodbye to BepiColombo

Say hello – wave goodbye to BepiColombo

The Airbus built BepiColombo mission will make a fly-by past Earth on 10th April 2020 as it continues on its epic journey to Mercury.
Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

Aircraft is first of 20 CH-47F Chinooks to be delivered to RNLAF Netherlands is one of eight NATO nations to operate the heavy-lift helicopter
Delta Pilots Union Says; Over 48 Pilots Tested Positive

Delta Pilots Union Says; Over 48 Pilots Tested Positive

Delta pilots union says over 48 pilots tested positive; US Embassy in Russia works to bring Americans home
Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines create even more flexibility for their customers

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines create even more flexibility for their customers

All fares and prices worldwide now in principle rebookable Discount of 50 Euro for rebooking existing tickets
Emirates announces first passenger flights post suspension

Emirates announces first passenger flights post suspension

Approvals obtained to fly passengers outbound from the UAE to some destinations from 06 April. Initial flights to commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Brussels Stringent entry restrictions remain in place at these destinations as well as others across the world; travellers advised to check before travel Safety and wellbeing of customers and crew remain Emirates’ top priorities
Turkish Airlines' planes parked at old base

Turkish Airlines' planes parked at old base

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced that it would limit domestic flights amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Because of this a large of its fleet has returned to old base.
Large part of KLM fleet parked at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Large part of KLM fleet parked at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

As a result of the corona crisis, KLM keeps a large number of its aircraft on the ground from the start of the summer season. In addition to a few destinations in the network, repatriation flights are currently being carried out. The aircraft that do not fly are parked at Schiphol.
BA ‘to suspend 36,000 members of staff’ amid covid-19 crisis

BA ‘to suspend 36,000 members of staff’ amid covid-19 crisis

British Airways is reportedly set to suspend 36,000 members of staff as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down the travel industry.
Announcement for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Passengers

Announcement for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Passengers

Turkish Airlines Made an Announcement for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Passengers
Turkish Airlines Announced Suspended Flights Due to Covid-19

Turkish Airlines Announced Suspended Flights Due to Covid-19

Turkish Airlines Announced Suspended Flights Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Russian Plane With Medical Equipment Lands at JFK

Russian Plane With Medical Equipment Lands at JFK

Russian Plane With Medical Equipment Lands at New York's JFK Airport - Russian Mission to UN
FAA Announces Additional Pilot Medical Certificate Exemption

FAA Announces Additional Pilot Medical Certificate Exemption

The FAA is granting an exemption that extends until June 30, 2020, the duration of medical certificates for certain pilots and flight engineers who conduct scheduledand on-demandoperations outside the United States if those medical certificates expire between March 31, 2020, and May 31, 2020.
Additional preventive measures to protect the health of passengers at Sheremetyevo Airport

Additional preventive measures to protect the health of passengers at Sheremetyevo Airport

As part of the implementation of the decisions of the Operational Headquarters of the Government of the Russian Federation on the prevention of the importation and spread of new coronavirus infection, the Decree of the Mayor of Moscow and the Decree of the Governor of the Moscow Region on additional restrictive measures of March 29, 2020, the following measures were implemented at Sheremetyevo International Airport:
Aeroflot to continue evacuation of Russian nationals from other countries

Aeroflot to continue evacuation of Russian nationals from other countries

Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot planed to organize flights from March 29 to April 6
Airlines Facing Rapid Cash Burn

Airlines Facing Rapid Cash Burn

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published new analysis showing that airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, while posting a quarterly net loss of $39 billion.
‘Delta Clean’ delivers new standard of airline cleanliness, now and always

‘Delta Clean’ delivers new standard of airline cleanliness, now and always

Delta brings same rigor to Delta Clean that redefined industry on-time expectations for customers
Social distancing and other measures on board

Social distancing and other measures on board

Covid-19: Flying with KLM - 'Social distancing' and other measures on board
Qatar Airways Is Taking Firm Steps to Respond to COVID-19

Qatar Airways Is Taking Firm Steps to Respond to COVID-19

The airline’s measures include amendments to its flight schedule, working with governments to take people home, and policies to ensure the health and safety of staff Qatar Airways Cargo is providing a lifeline to ensure supplies of fresh produce and medical equipment to countries around the world Qatar Airways has acquired 500,000 COVID-19 test kits to contribute to the State of Qatar’s relief efforts
Emirates SkyCargo calibrates cargo operations to better connect global markets

Emirates SkyCargo calibrates cargo operations to better connect global markets

Emirates SkyCargo flight carrying close to 500,000 Covid-19 testing kits landed at Sao Paulo airport in Brazil. The kits were moved from Guangzhou via Dubai by the air cargo carrier on the first of two such flights operated to transport supplies to Sao Paulo.
AA Extending Change Fee Waivers for Customers Purchasing Travel Through April 30

AA Extending Change Fee Waivers for Customers Purchasing Travel Through April 30

American Airlines is providing customers additional flexibility in purchasing travel in light of concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Lufthansa agrees on short-time work

Lufthansa agrees on short-time work

More than 27,000 employees of Deutsche Lufthansa AG will be affected by short-time work Agreements applies to cockpit, cabin and ground staff Agreement with pilots union “Vereinigung Cockpit” pending The Supervisory Board, Executive Board and Management have voluntarily waived part of their salary
Private jet companies loses €40m in one day as bookings freeze

Private jet companies loses €40m in one day as bookings freeze

Luxaviation is among largest private jet firms globally with 250 aircrafts and 1,300 staff
Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors in fight against Covid-19

Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors in fight against Covid-19

Airbus’ plants in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.
Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Pegasus Airlines pilots tests positive for the coronavirus

Pegasus Airlines pilots tests positive for the coronavirus

Pegasus Airlines pilots tests positive for the coronavirus
Corona Case in Turkish Airlines

Corona Case in Turkish Airlines

Corona Virus was detected at a cabin crew member at Turkish Airlines.