Proponent: newest ALTA affiliate member

Source: ALTA Proponent joins the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as an affiliate member after over 10 years of supporting as a sponsor, the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, even during the years of the pandemic.  As an employee-owned company, Proponent is a global aerospace parts distribution and supply chain solutions company headquartered in California, USA, with over 50 years of experience supporting airlines, MROs, and OEMs worldwide.  Proponent works to find the right solution for their customers by better understanding their needs and tailoring customer-centric programs that create sustainable value.  Their primary goal is to be a fast, easy, and reliable partner for their customers. “One of the strengths of Proponent is its worldwide inventory and [...]

2023-01-26T14:45:59+02:00January 26th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC Welcomes Centerline Airport Partners as a New Affiliate Member

Source: ACI-LAC Centerline Airport Partners, a global company specializing in financing, investment, development, and management of airports, is now part of the Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) World Business Partner network. Centerline Airport Partners, based in Vancouver, Canada, and with affiliate and investor participation in the United States, Dubai, and Latin America has experience managing Public-Private Partnership (“3P”) contracts in multiple jurisdictions and working with challenging Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (“EPC”) projects including greenfield airports. Centerline Airport Partners also have deep roots in securing re-financing for airport projects, and delivering world-class service to multiple stakeholders with their industry-leading 5-star Skytrax vision combined with ACI-ASQ leading airports and results focused on excellence in customer experience. Centerline Airport [...]

2023-01-26T14:52:23+02:00January 26th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

American Airlines Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results

Source: American Airlines American Airlines Group Inc.  reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 financial results, including: Fourth-quarter and full-year net income of $803 million and $127 million, or $1.14 per diluted share and $0.19 per diluted share, respectively. Excluding net special items1, fourth-quarter and full-year net income of $827 million and $328 million, or $1.17 per diluted share and $0.50 per diluted share, respectively. Record fourth-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, which represents a 16.6% increase over the same period in 2019, despite flying 6.1% less capacity. Ended the year with $12 billion of total available liquidity, after prepaying a $1.2 billion term loan during the fourth quarter. Company continues to execute on its plan to pay down $15 billion of [...]

2023-01-26T14:24:29+02:00January 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Airlines becomes first U.S. airline to eliminate plastic cups on board

Source: Alaska Airlines Plastic cups? We sent ‘em packing. We’re excited to announce the completion of our transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative. Here are some of the ways we’re eliminating our top sources of plastic waste on board to reduce our impact on the environment and help keep the places we live & fly beautiful: Eliminating plastic cups on board with responsibly-sourced paper cups. Encouraging guests to #FillBeforeYouFly to plant more trees. Ditching plastic straws & stir sticks in 2018. All inflight beverages on Alaska flights are now served in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper cups or reusable [...]

2023-01-26T14:28:39+02:00January 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

United Celebrates Historic First Graduating Class of Flight Academy Pilots

Source: United Airlines Inaugural class puts airline on path towards training about 5,000 new pilots at the flight school by 2030 with a goal of at least half being women or people of color Investments in training and infrastructure pave the way for United to hire more than 2,500 pilots in 2023, with a goal to add at least 10,000 pilots by the end of this decade United CEO Scott Kirby, United COO Toby Enqvist, and other special guests on hand at Phoenix Goodyear Airport to honor academy's very first graduates United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, is celebrating the graduation of United Aviate Academy's inaugural class of pilots, an important step towards training the next generation of talented, qualified, [...]

2023-01-26T14:35:08+02:00January 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

Source: Boeing Fourth Quarter 2022 Generated $3.5 billion of operating cash flow and $3.1 billion of free cash flow (non-GAAP); cash and marketable securities of $17.2 billion Certification efforts continue on 737-7 and 737-10 Delivered 152 commercial airplanes and recorded 376 net orders Full Year 2022 Generated $3.5 billion of operating cash flow and $2.3 billion of free cash flow (non-GAAP) Delivered 480 commercial airplanes and recorded 808 net orders Total company backlog grew to $404 billion; including over 4,500 commercial airplanes Outlook for 2023 Reaffirming guidance: $4.5-$6.5 billion of operating cash flow and $3.0-$5.0 billion free cash flow (non-GAAP) Table 1. Summary Financial Results Fourth Quarter Full Year (Dollars in Millions, except per share data) 2022 2021 Change 2022 2021 Change Revenues $19,980 $14,793 35 % $66,608 $62,286 7 % GAAP Loss From Operations ($353) [...]

2023-01-26T14:37:48+02:00January 26th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Former representative of Brazil at OACI is the new Industry Relations Manager in Brazil and South America of ACI-LAC

Source: ACI-LAC The Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announces the arrival to the team of Brigadier Ary Rodrigues Bertolino, who will take up the position of manager of Airport Industry Relations in Brazil and South America. Brigadier Ary Bertolino has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Sciences from the Brazilian Air Force Academy and was, for 39 years, a member of the institution, from which he retired in September 2022. Until last year, he held the position of aeronautical advisor to the Brazilian delegation at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in Montreal, Canada, and was the Brazilian Government’s nominee to run for the position of secretary-general of the organization in the last election. For the past [...]

2023-01-20T16:40:45+02:00January 20th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Espresso martinis, dessert cart headline Delta’s food & beverage refresh

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta is kicking off the new year with a refreshed onboard food and beverage menu that is sure to delight, featuring the return of the signature Delta One dessert cart, espresso martinis, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteak, seasonally inspired items, and more. “Your onboard meal or beverage should be no different than your go-to restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta – we always want to surprise and delight our customers with seasonal and fresh menu options,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. of In-Flight Service at Delta. “From delicious Spanish tapas plates to refreshing rosé, there is something new for everyone to enjoy.” These additions build on Delta’s extensive [...]

2023-01-20T16:37:06+02:00January 20th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Joins Embry-Riddle’s SkillBridge Program to Train, Employ Transitioning Military Personnel

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines announced it has become the newest industry partner of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) SkillBridge program, which has successfully transitioned more than 380 servicemen and women into civilian careers since its inception in 2019. “Close to 70 transitioning service members around the country who started the program on Jan. 9 will graduate on March 10,” said Angela C. Albritton, director of Military Relations and Strategic Initiatives for Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus. “We’re excited that these program participants will now have the opportunity to learn more about aviation maintenance opportunities at Hawaiian Airlines.” Each year, approximately 200,000 service members leave the military and re-enter civilian life. Embry-Riddle’s AMT SkillBridge Program is authorized by the Department [...]

2023-01-20T16:19:34+02:00January 20th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Joost van Doesburg Head of Cargo Royal Schiphol Group

Source: Royal Schiphol Group As of March 2023, Joost van Doesburg will be Head of Cargo at Royal Schiphol Group. He succeeds Anne Marie van Hemert, who will be continuing her career outside of Royal Schiphol Group as of February. His appointment is in line with the wishes of Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) to appoint a dedicated Head of Cargo who is firmly positioned in the Schiphol organisation. Van Doesburg will focus entirely on cargo, has extensive experience in the air cargo sector and is very well informed about everything going on at and around Schiphol. Van Doesburg will focus on on ensuring that cargo retains an important position at Schiphol. But  he  and his team will also focus on key [...]

2023-01-20T16:48:40+02:00January 20th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|