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Embraer and Breeze Airways Announce Pool Program Agreement

Source: Embraer Embraer announced today that it has signed a long-term Pool Program Agreement with the U.S. carrier Breeze Airways to support a wide range of repairable components for the airline’s E190s and E195s fleet. The agreement includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center, which will support the start of the airline’s operation. “We’re very happy to extend our partnership with Embraer to include the Pool Program which confirms not only that we get immediate access to an inventory of parts more efficiently, it greatly enhances our aircraft maintenance and schedule reliability, and also reduces our upfront investment and allows for a more efficient management [...]

2021-05-04T15:36:02+03:00May 4th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

United Celebrates 40 Years of MileagePlus by Awarding Millions of Miles to Healthcare Workers

Source: United Airlines United Airlines is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MileagePlus® program this month, and to recognize this milestone the airline is giving away four million miles to essential healthcare workers. The contest will recognize four deserving healthcare workers with one million miles each. In addition, United is showing its appreciation to MileagePlus members around the world with domestic and international fare sales, surprise customer giveaways and 10 exclusive promotions with MileagePlus partners. "Throughout the past forty years, MileagePlus has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our members as well as reward their loyalty," said Luc Bondar, vice president of marketing & loyalty and president of MileagePlus at United. "That's why we celebrate this major milestone by [...]

2021-05-03T19:18:46+03:00May 3rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta Air Lines and Sabre sign transformative agreement to drive value creation

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines and Sabre announced on Monday a transformative global distribution agreement that will evolve their long-standing partnership and drive change in the travel industry through commercial and technological innovation. The new, value-based, multi-year distribution agreement represents an industry-first model that creates value for the entire travel ecosystem, including travel agencies and travelers. “Our vision is to shift the mindset of the entire ecosystem toward modern retailing, selling customers what they want, where they want it and how they want it across all channels,” said Delta’s Jeff Lobl, Managing Director - Global Distribution. “We are grateful to Sabre for their innovative and pioneering spirit in taking this journey with Delta and establishing a new and exciting path forward for [...]

2021-05-03T19:17:30+03:00May 3rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

ICAO Council President lauds Eastern Caribbean approach to aviation recovery

Source: ICAO The regional collaborative approach achieved by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will contribute to an accelerated and sustainable recovery of the aviation sector, ICAO Council President Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano remarked during a ministerial meeting that took place virtually yesterday. The Ministerial Meeting on the Strengthening of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) and the Safety and Security Oversight Systems of the Eastern Caribbean ICAO Contracting States focussed on the authority’s role in assuring regional air transport safety and security performance. Collaborative safety and security oversight approaches are critical for many countries in the world today, permitting them to cost-effectively pool their resources and share responsibilities. In the Caribbean, the pandemic and recent tragic eruption on [...]

2021-05-01T00:48:57+03:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Embraer Delivers nine Commercial and 13 Executive Jets in 1Q21

Source: Embraer Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: BOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2021, of which nine were commercial aircraft and 13 were executive jets (10 light and three large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 14.2 billion. During 1Q21, KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, received its first E195-E2 jet. This first E2 delivery to KLM, and lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing, elevated the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50 aircraft. In the same period, Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of its first E195-E2 aircraft. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the [...]

2021-04-28T01:00:55+03:00April 27th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ACI World Director General: ‘Aviation industry interdependence key to recovery’

Source: ACI Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira today spoke at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit about how the industry can work together to safeguard and rebuild the millions of aviation jobs threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Participating in the panel Recovering 100 Million Jobs in Cancun, Mexico, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said air transport remains a vital part of the economy which, in pre-COVID-19 times, supports 88 million jobs and contributes $3.5 trillion to global Gross Domestic Product.   The panel was moderated by Aradhana Khowala, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Aptamind Partners, and Luis Felipe de Oliveira was joined by:   Craig Smith, Group President, International, Marriott International Luís [...]

2021-04-27T03:55:56+03:00April 27th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA / IATAN ID Card Benefits for Travel Agents Expanded

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the benefits available to the travel agent community through the ID Card and the AgentExperience platform. Eligible travel professionals (in possession of an IATA or IATAN ID card) can already access benefits such as special offers for flights, hotels, car rentals, sightseeing, ground transportation, familiarization trips and IATA training courses. An additional 180,000 worldwide hotel properties with attractive rates have been added to the portfolio for travel professionals, through a new partnership with hotelbeds.com. Additionally, travel professionals based in the US can also purchase select gift cards and receive up to 10% discount, or up to 50% discount on merchandise items. Bloomingdales, Foot Locker, TJ Maxx, Barnes & Noble, Sony, [...]

2021-04-27T03:54:28+03:00April 27th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Singapore and Hong Kong Agree To Launch Air Travel Bubble (ATB) Flights

Source: CAAS 1. Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to set 26 May 2021 as the launch date of the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB). Both parties will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation from now till 26 May 2021, and will proceed with the launch if the situation continues to be steady and remain under control in both cities. 2. The ATB will be launched under more stringent arrangements to better safeguard public health and provide greater stability. Travellers on the ATB must have remained in either Singapore or Hong Kong in the last 14 days prior to departure, and the 14 days period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising [...]

2021-04-26T20:28:31+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of Four New Airbus A320neo Aircraft with Volaris

Source: Air Lease Corporation Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long-term lease placements for four new Airbus A320neo aircraft with Volaris (Mexico). Two of the aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and two are from sale-leasebacks acquired from a third party by one of our management vehicles. The four new A320neos are set to deliver during the remainder of Q2. “ALC is pleased to further expand its relationship with Volaris, Mexico’s largest airline,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Lease Corporation. “These aircraft will play a key role satisfying the strong summer traffic demand that Volaris is forecasting. Further, these transactions illustrate another successful pairing of a sale-leaseback under our management business [...]

2021-04-26T16:16:56+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, SUPPLIERS|

ICAO marks Earth Day 2021 with new eco-airport publications

Source: ICAO To mark Earth Day 2021, ICAO has released two publications as part of its Eco-Airport Toolkit e-collection focusing on climate resilient airports and water management at airports. Each publication provides States with practical information for decision makers engaged in green airport planning and design.   “The pace of innovation in all aspects of aviation is unparalleled, and ICAO has been helping drive the green recovery of aviation by promoting an ambitious decarbonization path for the sector including the promotion of pioneering efforts to support the development of airport infrastructure projects” highlighted ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano.   ICAO continues to engage with all stakeholders to facilitate the acceleration of greener technologies and initiatives, including the development of electric [...]

2021-04-23T01:17:57+03:00April 23rd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|