Cathay Pacific Group Releases Combined Traffic Figures for October 2019 The Cathay Pacific Group today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for October 2019 that show decreases in the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2018. Nov. 18, 2019 KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing. The order was previously announced as a Letter of Intent for 15 firm orders with 20 purchase rights at the Paris Air Show earlier this year. With all purchase rights exercised the deal would have a value of USD 2.48 billion. Nov. 12, 2019 Improving Accessibility and Inclusion in Air Travel First Industry Event Wraps up in Dubai Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) concluded its inaugural Global Accessibility Symposium, the first event of its kind seeking to improve the air travel experience for passengers with disabilities. Nov. 13, 2019 BOC Aviation Delivers Two Airbus A321Neo Aircraft to Sichuan Airlines BOC Aviation Limited (BOC Aviation or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the final two of five Airbus A321NEO aircraft on lease to Sichuan Airlines. These aircraft are powered by Pratt Whitney GTF#8482; PW1100G-JM engines, and were delivered from the Companys existing order book. Nov. 14, 2019 BelugaXL Receives EASA Type Certification The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. Nov. 13, 2019 Aviation X Lab to Reinvent the Next Era of Air Travel Aviation X Lab, the ambitious aviation-specific incubator that brings some of the largest global pioneers under one umbrella, was unveiled at Area 2071 in Dubai recently. Aviation X Lab establishes a long-term partnership between Emirates and Airbus, Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation, and Thales with an aim to enhance the travel experience. Telecom provider du has signed on as its Digital Innovation Partner. Nov. 18, 2019 Kerry Logistics Honoured by the Frost Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for the Third Consecutive Year Kerry Logistics Network Limited has won the titles of Asia Pacific Logistics Service Provider of the Year and Asia Pacific Road Freight Service Provider of the Year at the 2019 Frost Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards (the Awards), presented in Singapore. This marked the third consecutive year that Kerry Logistics has been honoured by the Awards. Nov. 18, 2019 Fiji Airways Takes Delivery of Its First of Two A350 XWBs Fiji Airways has become the first airline from the South Pacific region to take delivery of the A350 XWB, the worlds most modern all new wide-body aircraft. The A350-900 which was delivered following a ceremony in Toulouse, is the first of two A350 XWBs that will join Fiji Airways fleet. Both aircraft are being leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The aircraft are the first to be directly purchased by DAE Capital from Airbus. Nov. 18, 2019 BOC Aviation Delivers First of Ten Airbus A320Neo Aircraft to Air China BOC Aviation Limited (BOC Aviation or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the first of ten new Airbus A320NEO aircraft to Air China. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt Whitney GTF#8482; PW1100G-JM engines. Nov. 18, 2019 Air New Zealand Says 14,000 Passengers to Be Affected by Rolls-Royce Engine Issue Air New Zealand Ltd said on Monday about 14,000 customers would be affected by cancellations this summer because of ongoing Rolls-Royce engine checks on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Nov. 18, 2019 Boeing, Airbus Kept in Suspense over Big Dubai Jet Deals Airbus and Boeing fought to save billions of dollars of jet deals on Sunday as host airline Emirates kept the Dubai Airshow in suspense over dozens of tentative orders designed to fine-tune the worlds largest international airline network. Nov. 18, 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Undecided Whether to Take More Boeing 737 MAX Jets Ethiopian Airlines has not decided yet whether to take more deliveries of the 737 MAX, the jet grounded worldwide in the wake of crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the airlines CEO said on Sunday, as Boeing completes revisions to the aircrafts design. Nov. 17, 2019 Boeing Says Timing of 737 MAX Return in Hands of Regulators Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX, saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents. Nov. 16, 2019 United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 MAX until Early March United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits approval to fly again. Nov. 16, 2019 Chinas Resort Island Hainan Launches More Air Routes to Connect the World A new air route connecting the city of Busan, the Republic of Korea and Haikou, capital of Chinas southernmost province of Hainan, will begin running on November 27, Hainans Meilan International Airport confirmed. Nov. 16, 2019 S.African National Carrier Grounds All Flights Due to Strike Threat South African Airways (SAA) has grounded all its domestic and international flights for the next few days, following threats of industrial action from unions, the national carrier said on Thursday. Nov. 15, 2019 After a Double Sunrise, Qantas Chief in no Rush to Decide Ultra Long-Haul Plans Qantas Airways Ltd may not place an order for planes capable of non-stop London-Sydney flights until early next year, the airlines chief executive said on Friday after a 19 hour, 19 minute test flight landed in Australias biggest city. Nov. 15, 2019 Qantas Completes Double Sunrise Test Flight from London to Sydney Qantas Airways Ltd completed a 19 hour 19 minute non-stop test flight from London to Sydney on Friday as it nears a decision on whether to order planes for what would be the worlds longest-ever commercial route. Nov. 15, 2019 Jet Grounding and Delays Overshadow Dubai Airshow An eight-month crisis over the grounding of Boeings 737 MAX jets and widespread industrial delays are setting an unpredictable backdrop to next weeks Dubai Airshow, with some airlines reviewing fleet plans even as others look for bargains. Nov. 15, 2019 AirAsia to Sell Tickets on Other Airlines as Part of Online Push Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Group Bhd said on Friday it would sell flights on more than 100 other global airlines as part of a push to boost revenues. Nov. 15, 2019 Delta Debuts Industry-Leading International Main Cabin Experience Delta is raising the bar on hospitality as its reinvented international Main Cabin service officially takes flight. Designed to delight, the new service launching today worldwide* features thoughtful touches like welcome cocktails, hot towel service, bistro-style dining and more. Nov. 15, 2019 Ethiopian Colourfully Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ShebaMiles Ethiopian Airlines, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has colourfully celebrated the 20th anniversary of its loyalty program, ShebaMiles, and Customers Day on 12 November 2019 at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. The grand anniversary event brought together high ranking government officials including minsters, ambassadors and the diplomatic community, ShebaMiles members management and board members of the airline and aviation stakeholders. Nov. 12, 2019 Four Priorities for African Aviation The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich peoples lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Nov. 13, 2019 Airbus to Showcase Future of Flight at Dubai Airshow 2019 At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 17-21 November 2019, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services from market leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. Nov. 13, 2019 Qantas Group to Slash Carbon Emissions The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airlines commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. Nov. 13, 2019 Etihad Airways Increases Frequency on Important Abu Dhabi to Riyadh Route Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced a fourth daily flight on its route from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), effective 8 December. Nov. 12, 2019 Some U.S. Airlines Willing to Take 737 MAX Jets Before Pilot Training Approval: Sources Some U.S. airlines are willing to pick up their 737 MAX jets from Boeing Co as soon as December if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves delivery of the grounded planes before new pilot training is agreed, three people with knowledge of the matter said. Nov. 13, 2019 FAA Expands Area to Inspect for Cracks in Boeing 737 NG Planes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it was revising its order requiring checks for structural cracks in Boeing 737 NG planes to cover a larger area after the company said additional cracks had been found. Nov. 13, 2019 Boeing Pilot Who Exchanged Leaked 737 MAX Simulator Messages Changes Jobs-Sources One of two Boeing Co technical pilots who described flaws in a crucial flight control system in leaked 2016 instant messages has been transferred to a new job at the U.S. planemaker, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Nov. 13, 2019 Toddler on Saudi Flight that Made Emergency Landing in Canada Pronounced Dead A 2-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arriving in a hospital, a provincial police official said. Nov. 13, 2019