Industry News

  • Approved For Installation On Boeing 737/757/767 Aircraft Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCAA) has awarded an STC to Thomas Global Systems for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays for Boeing 737/757/767 CRT-equipped aircraft.
  • Has Cut Available Seat Miles By 50 Percent Through April Due to the significant reduction in demand for global air transportation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, low-cost airline Volaris, which flies routes in Mexico, the United States and Central America, has decreased capacity as measured by available seat miles (ASMs) for the rest of the month of March and the month of April, 2020 by approximately 50% of total operation versus the originally published schedule. The cuts went into effect Tuesday.
  • Reducing Capacity In Three Plants, Monitoring Production Flow Airbus SE is supporting efforts globally to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. The Company has carried out extensive work in coordination with its social partners to ensure the health and safety of its employees by implementing stringent health and safety measures, while securing business continuity.
  • Tells Carriers To Look For Relief From Shareholders U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has told airlines in that country that a government bailout will be only a "last resort", and that they should exhaust all other options before turning to the government for help.
  • Aircraft To Complement Freighter Fleet And Ensure Continuity Of UAE And Global Key Trade Lanes Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play a vital role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring the UAE’s import and export needs are adequately covered in line with current demand.
  • Additional Flights To Depart On March 29 And 31 From Ecuador Air Canada has announced that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate two more special flights from the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, for a total of three flights.
  • Hope To Shore Up Industry So It Can Withstand COVID-19 Impacts The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the World Health Organization (WHO) joined the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) yesterday for a virtual teleconference on COVID-19.
  • Astronomers Have Discovered The Most Energetic Outflows Ever Witnessed In The Universe Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. They emanate from quasars and tear across interstellar space like tsunamis, wreaking havoc on the galaxies in which the quasars live.
  • Releases Aerospace Forecast FY 2020-2040 In what may be a glimmer of good news for the airline industry once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the FAA said that commercial air travel passenger levels grew 4.2 percent on U.S. airlines in the last fiscal year (FY), from 780 million in FY 2018 to 813.3 million in FY 2019, according to the FAA's Aerospace Forecast FY 2020-2040 released Thursday. The data was collected before the collapse of passenger demand brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Includes 29 New Routes And Modifications To 15 Existing Routes The FAA implemented the Denver Metroplex project on March 26, 2020.
  • Asks Member States To Examine The Best Means Of Supporting Stakeholders From The Aviation Sector ICAO has issued new COVID-19 calls to governments globally, urging improved coordination with aircraft operators on the current air services updates and flight restrictions in force.
  • Meeting Will Take Place On The Internet April 27th Boeing will host its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders virtually due to the public health impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to prioritize the health and well-being of meeting participants.
  • Network Significantly Reduced Due To Coronavirus Due to the corona crisis, KLM will start the summer schedule with a significantly reduced network. From March 29 until and including May 3, KLM plans to fly to 25 intercontinental and 32 European destinations. During this period, KLM will fly according to an adjusted schedule, which amounts to about 10 percent of the normal number of flights.
  • Thermal Runaway May Lead To Fire EASA has issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) for lithium batteries installed on multiple models of Emergency Locator Transmitters installed aboard airliners.
  • Some Formulas May Result In Adverse Engine Operation An FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) has been issued providing general guidance on the use of Kathon FP1.5 and Biobor JF biocide jet fuel additives that can be used to supplement existing original equipment manufacturer procedures.