Aigle Azur placed into liquidation; French government presses Air France to take on employees

Aigle Azur placed into liquidation; French government presses Air France to take on employees

🕔10:56, 30.Sep 2019

Aigle Azur has been put into liquidation after a French court ruled against the remaining rescue offers. Air France-KLM and EasyJet withdrew offers to acquire parts of Aigle Azur after missing a court deadline to improve its bids. Aigle Azur operated mainly from Paris Orly to destinations

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FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737 NGs after reports of structural cracks

FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737 NGs after reports of structural cracks

🕔10:25, 30.Sep 2019

The FAA has ordered inspections of Boeing 737 NGs after the company notified the agency of structural cracks. The cracking was found in the plane’s pickle forks, which attach the plane’s body to its wing structure. According to a report by KOMO,

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Air France takes delivery of first A350-900

Air France takes delivery of first A350-900

🕔10:10, 30.Sep 2019

Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900 from a total order of 28 aircraft. The airline will deploy the A350-900 fleet on its transatlantic and Asia routes. Air France operates an Airbus fleet of 143 aircraft. The airline recently

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Austrian and Eurowings strengthen its working agreement

Austrian and Eurowings strengthen its working agreement

🕔10:05, 30.Sep 2019

Austrian Airlines and Eurowings are re-enforcing its working agreement to strengthen the Vienna hub and expand traffic from the Austrian federal states. Under the agreement, Austrian Airlines will be responsible for network planning at the Vienna hub in order to

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SpiceJet continues expansion plans with addition of 46 new non-stop domestic flights

SpiceJet continues expansion plans with addition of 46 new non-stop domestic flights

🕔09:40, 30.Sep 2019

India’s SpiceJet continues to ramp up its expansion plans as it has launched 46 new non-stop flights on its domestic network, starting 27 October. The airline has announced Rajkot as its 54th destination on the domestic network with the introduction

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Adria Airways set deadline to submit restructuring plan

Adria Airways set deadline to submit restructuring plan

🕔09:35, 30.Sep 2019

Slovenia’s Adria Airways has ceased all its flights as of today (30th September). The airline has struggled to return to profitability as it said it is “still leading active discussions with potential new owners and major creditors,” stressing it remains

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Emirates announces its first A380 service to Cairo

Emirates announces its first A380 service to Cairo

🕔09:12, 30.Sep 2019

Emirates will begin operating an A380 service to Egypt’s Cairo International Airport, marking the first time this aircraft will perform such a route. The airline has said the A380 inaugural flight will re-affirm the airport’s infrastructure readiness ahead of regular

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BOC Aviation delivers third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to  Air Europa

BOC Aviation delivers third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Air Europa

🕔09:02, 30.Sep 2019

BOC Aviation has delivered the third of seven new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners committed for lease to Air Europa under a purchase and leaseback transaction. One more aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter 2019 with the remaining three aircraft

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Six West appoints director of finance

Six West appoints director of finance

🕔08:58, 30.Sep 2019

Six West has appointed Aine Scully to serve on the company’s board of directors. In the new role, Scully will also lead Six West’s finance team as director of finance. Scully commented: “I am excited to step into this position

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BOC Aviation delivers third A350-900 to Qatar Airways

BOC Aviation delivers third A350-900 to Qatar Airways

🕔08:54, 30.Sep 2019

BOC Aviation has concluded a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Qatar Airways for three new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines. Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation, commented: “This speed at

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