TAP Air Portugal opens flights to Palma de Mallorca

Source: TAP Six flights a week during the summer TAP has inaugurated a new summer route linking Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca with four flights a week, increasing to six frequencies a week from 12 June. The new TAP route is seasonal, operating during the "IATA summer" and offers one connection per day, except on Fridays, between the Portuguese capital and the capital of the Balearic Islands. Flights leave Lisbon at 08:00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, 08:25 on Tuesdays, 08:05 on Wednesdays and 09:30 on Saturdays, landing in Palma de Mallorca at 10:55 on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, 11:20 on Tuesdays, 11:00 on Wednesdays and 12:25 on Saturdays. In the opposite direction, the departure time from the Balearic capital [...]

2023-05-25T20:36:32+03:00May 25th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

IAMA’s Standard Can Now be Applied to All Modification Projects

Source: IAMA New adaptations to the IAMA Standard address modification project scalability IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance unveiled the latest standard outlined in version 4 of the Rulebook. The new updates address the applicability of the standard to minor modifications, guidance around Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness, also called ICAs and Manual Supplements. It also introduces new scalability aspect to the standard allowing all members to apply the standard regardless of the size of the modification being developed. Started in 2019 routine updates to the IAMA Standard support the alliance’s aim of tackling aviation ecosystem pains. Consultations with various stakeholders highlighted the critical need for IAMA-endorsed minor modifications, which can represent a notable portion of a fleet’s modification requirements. Minor [...]

2023-05-26T21:00:10+03:00May 25th, 2023|News, SUPPLIERS|

SKS Sign Services Agreement with Embraer for Fleet Support of E195-E2

Source: Embraer The Pool Program will support the operations of ten E195-E2 Contract covers exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable components, including eSolutions to maximize fleet reliability and maintenance Embraer announced today at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) that it has signed a long-term services agreement with SKS to support the airline’s 10 E195-E2 fleet. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support SKS Airways’ Embraer aircraft, plus eSolutions to enhance fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance. “The E2 delivers the best environmental efficiency and operating performance and the impressive data from our existing E-Jet customers prove it,” said Johann Bordais, [...]

2023-05-26T20:48:40+03:00May 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters at EBACE 2023

Source: Airbus Leading Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of EBACE 2023. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order. The contract is the largest commercial helicopter order booked by Airbus in Italy and will see the helicopters delivered over the coming years for a range of private and business passenger services as well as utility operations. The Air Corporate board said in a statement: “We are experiencing a growing demand for the innovative ACH160 in the Italian market. The ACH160 is a beautiful, safe [...]

2023-05-25T20:25:01+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Challenges and operational trends in Latin American and Caribbean aviation

Source: ALTA Albert Perez, SVP of Maintenance at Avianca; Carlos Garcia Martin, Partner at Oliver Wyman; Diego Giorgiadis, Director Técnico at Aerolíneas Argentinas, and Santiago Diago, COO at Aeromexico participated in the Challenges and Operational Trends in Latin America and Caribbean panel during the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, an event organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). Executives highlighted that in 2022 the region achieved an outstanding passenger recovery with some markets growing considerably. One such example is Mexico which, during the pandemic, kept flexible policies in terms of the movement of people and has experienced outstanding passenger growth. Diago further explained that Mexico is the exception in the region when it comes to exchange [...]

2023-05-24T03:50:35+03:00May 24th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

United Expands Role as Denver’s Most Flown Airline: Adds 35 Flights, Six Routes, 12 Gates, New Flight Bank and Three Clubs

Source: United Airlines Airline to double the total number of early morning departures and late evening arrivals – plus new non-stop flights to San Juan, Montego Bay and cities in North Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky 12 new gates in A and B concourses set to open by 2024 as part of $1 billion infrastructure investment Concourse B club locations will be United's largest in the world United announced plans to significantly grow its position as Denver's leading airline, adding 35 flights, six new routes, a dozen new gates and three clubs, including the largest ones in the carrier's network. Starting this summer, United also will double the total number of early morning departures and late evening arrivals in and out [...]

2023-05-24T04:31:46+03:00May 24th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Bridging Two Pacific Island Neighbors, Hawaiian Airlines Launches Cook Islands Service

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Two Pacific Island neighbors were rejoined by air this weekend after Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated weekly nonstop service between Hawai‘i and the Cook Islands, an archipelago nation known for its rich culture, Polynesian roots and tropical beauty. Hawaiian first operated its Honolulu (HNL)-Rarotonga (RAR) service from 1987 to 1993 with the McDonnell Douglas DC-8 and DC-10. Thirty years later, the carrier’s iconic livery returns to Cook Islands skies, just in time for the U.S. summer season, via its fuel-efficient, 189-passenger Airbus A321neo aircraft. “We’re so thrilled to begin this service, which greatly expands travel opportunities between the Cook Islands and the 15 continental U.S. cities we serve with convenient one-stop connections in Honolulu,” said Lokesh Amaranayaka, vice president of [...]

2023-05-24T05:22:34+03:00May 24th, 2023|AIRLINES, News|

Air Travel Consumer Report: March 2023 and 1st Quarter 2023 Numbers

Source: US DOT The U.S. Department of Transportation released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of March 2023 and the first quarter of 2023 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, and mishandled wheelchairs and scooters. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. DOT remains committed to ensuring airline passengers are treated fairly and flights operate as scheduled. For the first three months of 2023, cancellations have stayed below 2% and are far lower than last year's 2.7% cancellation rate and the rate of 4.1% for the first three months of 2022. The Department is currently investigating several domestic airlines to ensure that they are not [...]

2023-05-24T03:37:08+03:00May 24th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Invests Over $100M to Reduce Runway Incursions at Airports

Source: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $100 million to 12 airports across the country to reduce runway incursions. Projects will reconfigure taxiways that may cause confusion, install airfield lighting or construct new taxiways to provide more flexibility on the airfield. "Some airfields have complex layouts that can create confusion for pilots and other airport users. This funding will reconfigure complex taxiway and runway intersections to help prevent incursions and enhance the safety of the National Airspace System," said FAA Associate Administrator Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. The agency’s Runway Incursion Mitigation Program was developed to identify airports that have risk factors that might contribute to runway incursions. Those factors include complexity and airfield layout. As part of the RIM program, [...]

2023-05-24T20:50:50+03:00May 24th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

British Airways begins brand-new uniform roll out starting with more than 5,000 colleagues working in Operational Ground Teams

Source: British Airways British Airways has begun the roll out of its first uniform for 20 years, starting with its colleagues working in its operational ground teams across the world The uniform designed by Ozwald Boateng will be worn by more than 5,000 airline colleagues It comes ahead of colleagues working as cabin crew, pilots and customer-facing airport colleagues, who will receive their new uniforms later this summer British Airways has started the roll out of its brand-new uniform, with more than 5,000 colleagues working in the airline’s engineering, maintenance and airport operations teams across the world wearing the new garments. The uniform, designed by British, Ghanaian Saville Row fashion designer and master tailor, Ozwald Boateng OBE, will be worn [...]

2023-05-24T20:50:19+03:00May 23rd, 2023|AIRLINES, News|