ATWOnline https://atwonline.com/rss.xml en Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire https://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-why-beijing-s-bullying-hong-kong-airport-and-cathay-could-misfire <div class="node-body blog-body">What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-why-beijing-s-bullying-hong-kong-airport-and-cathay-could-misfire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-why-beijing-s-bullying-hong-kong-airport-and-cathay-could-misfire#comments Aeropolitics Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:10:00 +0000 315556 at https://atwonline.com Norway’s Avinor crash a blow to electric aviation vision https://atwonline.com/safety/norway-s-avinor-crash-blow-electric-aviation-vision <div class="node-body article-body">The crash of Norway’s first electric aircraft is being portrayed by local media as a blow to the country’s plan to electrify all domestic aviation by 2040. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/norway-s-avinor-crash-blow-electric-aviation-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/norway-s-avinor-crash-blow-electric-aviation-vision#comments Daily News Safety Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:46:00 +0000 315555 at https://atwonline.com Avinor (ATW file photo) American, Southwest blame MAX grounding for denied boardings rise https://atwonline.com/airlines/american-southwest-blame-max-grounding-denied-boardings-rise <div class="node-body article-body">American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are blaming the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX for a spike of denied boardings in the first half of 2019, according to the latest US Department of Transportation (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/american-southwest-blame-max-grounding-denied-boardings-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/american-southwest-blame-max-grounding-denied-boardings-rise#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:07:00 +0000 315554 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Tensions mount between Ryanair, pilots https://atwonline.com/labor/tensions-mount-between-ryanair-pilots <div class="node-body article-body">Ryanair is facing further backlash from its Irish and UK pilots, after Irish union Fórsa walked out of pay negotiations and UK union BALPA accused the airline of adopting “bully boy tactics” to avert an Aug. 22 strike.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/labor/tensions-mount-between-ryanair-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/labor/tensions-mount-between-ryanair-pilots#comments Daily News Labor Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:35:00 +0000 315553 at https://atwonline.com <p>Ryanair Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Icelandair considers future fleet options https://atwonline.com/airframes/icelandair-considers-future-fleet-options <div class="node-body article-body">Icelandair is conducting a review of its long-term fleet strategy.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/icelandair-considers-future-fleet-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/icelandair-considers-future-fleet-options#comments Airframes Daily News Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:18:00 +0000 315552 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Delta returns to join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick, Manchester https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-returns-join-virgin-atlantic-gatwick-manchester <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Air Lines will resume flights to Virgin Atlantic’s London Gatwick and Manchester hubs for summer 2020, while Virgin Atlantic will add Gatwick-New York JFK, as part of a transatlantic push and route reshuffle between the two partner airlines.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-returns-join-virgin-atlantic-gatwick-manchester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-returns-join-virgin-atlantic-gatwick-manchester#comments Daily News Airports & Routes ATW Plus Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:51:00 +0000 315551 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson BOC Aviation posts 1H profit, tackles narrowbody delays https://atwonline.com/leasing/boc-aviation-posts-1h-profit-tackles-narrowbody-delays <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore lessor BOC Aviation recorded a 2019 first-half net profit of $321 million, up 8% on the year-ago half.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/leasing/boc-aviation-posts-1h-profit-tackles-narrowbody-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/leasing/boc-aviation-posts-1h-profit-tackles-narrowbody-delays#comments Daily News Leasing Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:27:00 +0000 315550 at https://atwonline.com FAA seeks third parties to administer online recreational drone tests https://atwonline.com/training/faa-seeks-third-parties-administer-online-recreational-drone-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The FAA is seeking information from third parties interested in administering a new aeronautical knowledge test that recreational drone operators will be required to pass.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/training/faa-seeks-third-parties-administer-online-recreational-drone-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/training/faa-seeks-third-parties-administer-online-recreational-drone-tests#comments Daily News Training Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:00:00 +0000 315549 at https://atwonline.com LOT Polish Airlines nears major fleet decisions https://atwonline.com/airframes/lot-polish-airlines-nears-major-fleet-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">LOT Polish Airlines is closing in on decisions about major aircraft orders to expand and simplify its widebody and short-haul fleets.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/lot-polish-airlines-nears-major-fleet-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/lot-polish-airlines-nears-major-fleet-decisions#comments Airframes Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:32:00 +0000 315548 at https://atwonline.com <p>LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson Turkish sees 2Q net profit decline on new airport move, MAX grounding https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/turkish-sees-2q-net-profit-decline-new-airport-move-max-grounding <div class="node-body article-body">Turkish Airlines reported a 2019 second-quarter net income of $26 million, down 79.5% from a net profit of $127 million in the year-ago period. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/turkish-sees-2q-net-profit-decline-new-airport-move-max-grounding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/turkish-sees-2q-net-profit-decline-new-airport-move-max-grounding#comments Daily News Airline Financials Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0000 315547 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Avianca widens 2Q net loss on lower revenue, aircraft phase-out https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/avianca-widens-2q-net-loss-lower-revenue-aircraft-phase-out <div class="node-body article-body">Bogotá-based Avianca Holdings posted a 2019 second-quarter net loss of $408 million, widened from $35 million in the year-ago quarter. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/avianca-widens-2q-net-loss-lower-revenue-aircraft-phase-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/avianca-widens-2q-net-loss-lower-revenue-aircraft-phase-out#comments Daily News Airline Financials Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:09:00 +0000 315545 at https://atwonline.com <p>Avianca Boeing 787-8</p> Rob Finlayson Swedish startup to build all-electric regional aircraft https://atwonline.com/airframes/swedish-startup-build-all-electric-regional-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">A Swedish startup is planning an aggressive program to develop an all-electric 19-passenger regional aircraft, backed initially by a government-supported research program looking at the technologies and infrastructure required to introduce electric aviation in Sweden.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/swedish-startup-build-all-electric-regional-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/swedish-startup-build-all-electric-regional-aircraft#comments Airframes Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:03:00 +0000 315544 at https://atwonline.com Heart Aerospace Cathay Pacific CEO and CCO resign after Hong Kong protests https://atwonline.com/people/cathay-pacific-ceo-and-cco-resign-after-hong-kong-protests <div class="node-body article-body">The protests sweeping Hong Kong have caused more fallout for Cathay Pacific Airways, with the airline’s CEO Rupert Hogg and chief customer and commercial officer Paul Loo resigning from the carrier.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/people/cathay-pacific-ceo-and-cco-resign-after-hong-kong-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/people/cathay-pacific-ceo-and-cco-resign-after-hong-kong-protests#comments Airlines Daily News People ATW Plus Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:56:00 +0000 315546 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson EASA directive to order inspection of Trent XWB engine mounts https://atwonline.com/engines/easa-directive-order-inspection-trent-xwb-engine-mounts <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus A350-900 operators will be ordered to inspect Rolls-Royce XWB front engine mount components after revised analysis by Rolls revealed that high stress in certain conditions could significantly reduce the parts’ service life.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/engines/easa-directive-order-inspection-trent-xwb-engine-mounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/engines/easa-directive-order-inspection-trent-xwb-engine-mounts#comments Daily News Engines ATW Plus Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:56:00 +0000 315543 at https://atwonline.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Trent XWB&nbsp;</span></p> Rolls-Royce Analysts: MAX return-to-service will not trigger overcapacity https://atwonline.com/airframes/analysts-max-return-service-will-not-trigger-overcapacity <div class="node-body article-body">The inevitable spike in capacity when the Boeing 737 MAX returns to service will be absorbed by a combination of demand and more retirements, analysts at Canaccord Genuity conclude.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/analysts-max-return-service-will-not-trigger-overcapacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/analysts-max-return-service-will-not-trigger-overcapacity#comments Airframes Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:08:00 +0000 315542 at https://atwonline.com Getty Images Air Serbia stays profitable in 2018 on business, network improvements https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/air-serbia-stays-profitable-2018-business-network-improvements <div class="node-body article-body">Air Serbia reported a €12.2 million ($13.9 million) net profit for 2018, down 22% from €15.7 million a year ago.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/air-serbia-stays-profitable-2018-business-network-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/air-serbia-stays-profitable-2018-business-network-improvements#comments Daily News Airline Financials Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:37:00 +0000 315541 at https://atwonline.com <p>Air Serbia A319</p> Rob Finlayson FAA permits Kansas team to fly drones beyond line of sight https://atwonline.com/technology/faa-permits-kansas-team-fly-drones-beyond-line-sight <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has granted a waiver to a team headed by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to fly small drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of an operator using an onboard detect-and-avoid system.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/technology/faa-permits-kansas-team-fly-drones-beyond-line-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/technology/faa-permits-kansas-team-fly-drones-beyond-line-sight#comments Daily News Technology Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:29:00 +0000 315540 at https://atwonline.com Dornier 328 production to restart in Germany https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/dornier-328-production-restart-germany <div class="field-byline"> Tony Osborne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Production of the Dornier’s 328 turboprop regional airliner looks set to restart back in Germany.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/dornier-328-production-restart-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/dornier-328-production-restart-germany#comments Airframes Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:08:00 +0000 315539 at https://atwonline.com 328 SSG Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia’s maintenance arms confirm MRO cooperation https://atwonline.com/mro/lion-air-garuda-indonesia-s-maintenance-arms-confirm-mro-cooperation <div class="node-body article-body">Lion Air’s engineering company, Batam Aero Technic (BAT) and Garuda Indonesia’s Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia signed a cooperation agreement Aug. 14 to develop and build Phase 3 of BAT’s MRO facility in Batam Hang Nadim airport.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/mro/lion-air-garuda-indonesia-s-maintenance-arms-confirm-mro-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/mro/lion-air-garuda-indonesia-s-maintenance-arms-confirm-mro-cooperation#comments Daily News MRO Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:21:00 +0000 315538 at https://atwonline.com FlyArystan to set up first regional base in 2020 https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flyarystan-set-first-regional-base-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">Kazakhstan LCC FlyArystan will open a base in 2Q 2020 at Karaganda Sary-Arka Airport, the first regional base for the Almaty-based carrier. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flyarystan-set-first-regional-base-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flyarystan-set-first-regional-base-2020#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:35:00 +0000 315537 at https://atwonline.com FlyArystan/Facebook Inflight VR secures $4.5 million in funding for virtual reality IFE https://atwonline.com/ife/inflight-vr-secures-45-million-funding-virtual-reality-ife <div class="node-body article-body">European virtual-reality (VR) inflight entertainment (IFE) specialist Inflight VR has closed its largest equity financing round to date, securing over €4 million ($4.5 million) to support its growth plans.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/ife/inflight-vr-secures-45-million-funding-virtual-reality-ife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/ife/inflight-vr-secures-45-million-funding-virtual-reality-ife#comments IFE Daily News Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:09:00 +0000 315536 at https://atwonline.com Inflight VR/Manual Suarez TAP Air Portugal axes London City flights on Brexit concerns https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-axes-london-city-flights-brexit-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Star Alliance carrier TAP Air Portugal is suspending flights to London City Airport, blaming weaker-than-expected demand on the UK’s departure from the European Union (Brexit), as part of a wide-ranging network shakeup planned for 2020.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-axes-london-city-flights-brexit-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-axes-london-city-flights-brexit-concerns#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:04:00 +0000 315535 at https://atwonline.com <p>TAP Air Portugal A330neo</p> Kurt Hofmann LATAM narrows 2Q loss on increased passenger revenue https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/latam-narrows-2q-loss-increased-passenger-revenue <div class="node-body article-body">Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group narrowed its net loss to $63 million in the second-quarter, as rising passenger revenues were offset by the ongoing financial crisis in Argentina.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/latam-narrows-2q-loss-increased-passenger-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/latam-narrows-2q-loss-increased-passenger-revenue#comments Daily News Airline Financials Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:55:00 +0000 315534 at https://atwonline.com <p>LATAM Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson Bird strike forces Ural Airlines A321 to land in cornfield https://atwonline.com/safety/bird-strike-forces-ural-airlines-a321-land-cornfield <div class="node-body article-body">An Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Ural Airlines was forced to land in a cornfield Aug. 15 after its CFM-56 engines ingested a flock of sea gulls shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/bird-strike-forces-ural-airlines-a321-land-cornfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/bird-strike-forces-ural-airlines-a321-land-cornfield#comments Daily News Engines Safety Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:21:00 +0000 315533 at https://atwonline.com Boeing postpones development of longer-range 777X variant https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-postpones-development-longer-range-777x-variant <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing has confirmed it is sliding the 777-8 development program back after hitting major delays to the 777-9 flight test and certification campaign.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-postpones-development-longer-range-777x-variant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-postpones-development-longer-range-777x-variant#comments Airframes Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:53:00 +0000 315532 at https://atwonline.com Boeing Embraer posts profit in 2Q; on track to split commercial ops to Boeing https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embraer-posts-profit-2q-track-split-commercial-ops-boeing <div class="node-body article-body">Embraer posted 2019 second-quarter net profit of $7.2 million, reversed from a $131.4 million loss in the 2018 2Q. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embraer-posts-profit-2q-track-split-commercial-ops-boeing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embraer-posts-profit-2q-track-split-commercial-ops-boeing#comments Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:54:00 +0000 315531 at https://atwonline.com Embraer-Boeing/Twitter France joins Europe’s Iris satellite data link program https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/france-joins-europe-s-iris-satellite-data-link-program <div class="node-body article-body">French air navigation service provider (ANSP) DSNA has joined a consortium of European ANSPs participating in the Iris satellite-based data link program, Inmarsat announced Aug. 14.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/france-joins-europe-s-iris-satellite-data-link-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/france-joins-europe-s-iris-satellite-data-link-program#comments Daily News Connected Aerospace Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:51:00 +0000 315530 at https://atwonline.com <p>Engineers test Iris equipment to exchange real-time text messages during a 2018 flight trial.</p> European Space Agency British Airways trials virtual reality headsets https://atwonline.com/ife/british-airways-trials-virtual-reality-headsets <div class="node-body article-body">First-class passengers on select British Airways (BA) flights will have access to virtual reality headsets in a trial announced Aug. 14.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/ife/british-airways-trials-virtual-reality-headsets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/ife/british-airways-trials-virtual-reality-headsets#comments IFE Daily News Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:34:00 +0000 315529 at https://atwonline.com <p>SkyLights virtual reality headsets</p> British Airways Far Eastern Air Transport reconsiders narrowbody strategy https://atwonline.com/airframes/far-eastern-air-transport-reconsiders-narrowbody-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) is considering its future narrowbody fleet as it phases out all its aging MD-82s over the next three years.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/far-eastern-air-transport-reconsiders-narrowbody-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/far-eastern-air-transport-reconsiders-narrowbody-strategy#comments Airframes Daily News Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:00 +0000 315528 at https://atwonline.com <p>Far Eastern Air Transport ATR 72-600</p> Far Eastern Air Transport/Facebook Flydubai to expand Southeast Asia network https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flydubai-expand-southeast-asia-network <div class="node-body article-body">Dubai-based LCC flydubai will expand services to Thailand and Myanmar by adding Krabi and Yangon routes to its network this winter.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flydubai-expand-southeast-asia-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flydubai-expand-southeast-asia-network#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:47:00 +0000 315527 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson