ATWOnline https://atwonline.com/rss.xml en Lessor SMBC posts 19% interim-profit jump https://atwonline.com/leasing/lessor-smbc-posts-19-interim-profit-jump <div class="node-body article-body">Strong demand from airlines and investors has increased Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital’s interim pre-tax profit to $200 million, marking 19% growth on the $168 million interim figure that it posted in 2018.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/leasing/lessor-smbc-posts-19-interim-profit-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/leasing/lessor-smbc-posts-19-interim-profit-jump#comments Daily News Leasing Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:51:00 +0000 316453 at https://atwonline.com <p>Rendering of A320neo in SMBC livery</p> Airbus TAP Air Portugal adds three A321LR Americas routes https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-adds-three-a321lr-americas-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Star Alliance carrier TAP Air Portugal has detailed plans to serve series of new routes from Portugal to Brazil, Canada and North America in 2020, operated by its new Airbus A321LRs.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-adds-three-a321lr-americas-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-adds-three-a321lr-americas-routes#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:31:00 +0000 316452 at https://atwonline.com <p>TAP Air Portugal A321LR</p> Airbus China’s SF Airlines to raise $825 million for more freighters, logistics systems https://atwonline.com/airlines/china-s-sf-airlines-raise-825-million-more-freighters-logistics-systems <div class="node-body article-body">SF Airlines, the air freight arm of China’s largest courier company, plans to raise CNY5.8 billion ($825 million) with a corporate bond sale for the acquisition of new aircraft and logistics technology.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/china-s-sf-airlines-raise-825-million-more-freighters-logistics-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/china-s-sf-airlines-raise-825-million-more-freighters-logistics-systems#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:30:00 +0000 316451 at https://atwonline.com <p>Cargo is loaded on an SF Airlines Boeing 747-400ERF for the carrier&rsquo;s first interncontinental flight, Wuxi-Frankfurt Hahn, Sept. 15.</p> SF Airlines British Airways picks Atlanta as first 787-10 destination https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-picks-atlanta-first-787-10-destination <div class="node-body article-body">International Airlines Group (IAG) carrier British Airways (BA) has confirmed it will receive its first Boeing 787-10 in January 2020, which will initially operate to Atlanta, Georgia in the US.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-picks-atlanta-first-787-10-destination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-picks-atlanta-first-787-10-destination#comments Daily News Aircraft & Engines Airports & Routes Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:14:00 +0000 316450 at https://atwonline.com British Airways Icelandair to rationalize network, consider fleet options in 2020 https://atwonline.com/airlines/icelandair-rationalize-network-consider-fleet-options-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">In 2020 Icelandair will rationalize its network, which has been disrupted by the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAXs, and evaluate replacements for looming gaps in its fleet.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/icelandair-rationalize-network-consider-fleet-options-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/icelandair-rationalize-network-consider-fleet-options-2020#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:43:00 +0000 316449 at https://atwonline.com <p>Icelandair Boeing 757-200</p> Rob Finlayson DeFazio requests audit of FAA domestic repair station oversight https://atwonline.com/mro/defazio-requests-audit-faa-domestic-repair-station-oversight <div class="node-body article-body">The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee has requested the inspector general of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to launch an audit into FAA’s oversight of domestic aeronautical repair stations. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/mro/defazio-requests-audit-faa-domestic-repair-station-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/mro/defazio-requests-audit-faa-domestic-repair-station-oversight#comments Daily News MRO Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:48:00 +0000 316448 at https://atwonline.com JAL boosts stake in Jetstar Japan to 50% https://atwonline.com/airlines/jal-boosts-stake-jetstar-japan-50 <div class="node-body article-body">Japan Airlines (JAL) has increased its stake in joint venture LCC Jetstar Japan, making it the dominant partner in the carrier.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/jal-boosts-stake-jetstar-japan-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/jal-boosts-stake-jetstar-japan-50#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0000 316447 at https://atwonline.com <p>JAL Boeing 767-300</p> Rob Finlayson US counsel issues warning of safety hazard at ATC center https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-counsel-issues-warning-safety-hazard-atc-center <div class="node-body article-body">The US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has alerted the White House and Congress of “hazardous conditions” at an air traffic control (ATC) facility in Florida brought to light more than a year ago by a whistleblower.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-counsel-issues-warning-safety-hazard-atc-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-counsel-issues-warning-safety-hazard-atc-center#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:46:00 +0000 316446 at https://atwonline.com British Airways ‘technical issue’ causes widespread delays https://atwonline.com/it-distribution/british-airways-technical-issue-causes-widespread-delays <div class="node-body article-body">British Airways (BA) passengers faced widespread delays throughout the airline’s network Nov. 21 as a technical problem led to cancellations and frustrated travelers.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/it-distribution/british-airways-technical-issue-causes-widespread-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/it-distribution/british-airways-technical-issue-causes-widespread-delays#comments Daily News IT & Distribution Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:22:00 +0000 316445 at https://atwonline.com <p>British Airways A319</p> Rob Finlayson TUI fly to begin long-haul services https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tui-fly-begin-long-haul-services <div class="node-body article-body">German leisure carrier TUI fly decided Nov. 21 it will introduce long-haul routes, a move that could significantly change the country’s leisure airline market.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tui-fly-begin-long-haul-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tui-fly-begin-long-haul-services#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:08:00 +0000 316444 at https://atwonline.com <p>TUI Fly Boeing 787-9</p> Boeing AirAsia takes delivery of first A321neo https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/airasia-takes-delivery-first-a321neo <div class="node-body article-body">AirAsia took delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus in Hamburg on Nov. 20. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/airasia-takes-delivery-first-a321neo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/airasia-takes-delivery-first-a321neo#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:51:00 +0000 316443 at https://atwonline.com <p>AirAsia A321neo at the delivery event in Hamburg.</p> Airbus SpiceJet, Gulf Air increase cooperation https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/spicejet-gulf-air-increase-cooperation <div class="node-body article-body">Indian LCC SpiceJet plans to explore a wide range of measures to increase cooperation with Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air as it seeks ways of increasing its presence in the Gulf.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/spicejet-gulf-air-increase-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/spicejet-gulf-air-increase-cooperation#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:27:00 +0000 316442 at https://atwonline.com <p>SpiceJet Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Spohr: Aviation industry too defensive on environmental matters https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/spohr-aviation-industry-too-defensive-environmental-matters <div class="node-body article-body">The aviation industry is “too defensive” in the discussion on environment and sustainability, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said at the IATA Wings of Change event in Berlin. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/spohr-aviation-industry-too-defensive-environmental-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/spohr-aviation-industry-too-defensive-environmental-matters#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:50:00 +0000 316441 at https://atwonline.com <p>Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr</p> Lufthansa Group Air Wisconsin pilots end 10-year labor dispute, ratify new contract https://atwonline.com/labor/air-wisconsin-pilots-end-10-year-labor-dispute-ratify-new-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Air Wisconsin pilots approved a new three-year contract on Nov. 21, ending a decade-long management dispute that the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) called “one of the longest-running conflicts” in the union’s history.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/labor/air-wisconsin-pilots-end-10-year-labor-dispute-ratify-new-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/labor/air-wisconsin-pilots-end-10-year-labor-dispute-ratify-new-contract#comments Daily News Labor Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:37:00 +0000 316440 at https://atwonline.com UK to support hybrid-electric islander project https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/uk-support-hybrid-electric-islander-project <div class="node-body article-body">The UK government will provide 50% of the cost of a 30-month, £18 million ($23.3 million) demonstrator project to convert the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander to hybrid-electric propulsion for short-range flights such as inter-island routes.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/uk-support-hybrid-electric-islander-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/uk-support-hybrid-electric-islander-project#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:43:00 +0000 316439 at https://atwonline.com Britten-Norman Caribbean authority uses space-based surveillance to track aircraft https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/caribbean-authority-uses-space-based-surveillance-track-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">The Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP), responsible for managing air traffic from the Caribbean island of Curaçao, has started using space-based surveillance data from Aireon to track aircraft.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/caribbean-authority-uses-space-based-surveillance-track-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/caribbean-authority-uses-space-based-surveillance-track-aircraft#comments Daily News Connected Aerospace Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:23:00 +0000 316438 at https://atwonline.com Guangzhou, Shenzhen airports eye expansion https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/guangzhou-shenzhen-airports-eye-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to further tap into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) growth, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport have announced ambitious expansion plans to increase the airports’ handling capacity and enhance their international standings. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/guangzhou-shenzhen-airports-eye-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/guangzhou-shenzhen-airports-eye-expansion#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0000 316437 at https://atwonline.com US House committee approves repair station oversight bill https://atwonline.com/mro/us-house-committee-approves-repair-station-oversight-bill <div class="node-body article-body">A bill that would impose strict oversight requirements at foreign repair stations was approved by the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, despite strong opposition from Republicans and a host of key aviation stakeholders.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/mro/us-house-committee-approves-repair-station-oversight-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/mro/us-house-committee-approves-repair-station-oversight-bill#comments Daily News MRO ATW Plus Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:15:00 +0000 316436 at https://atwonline.com Boeing steps up EcoDemonstrator technology testing https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/boeing-steps-ecodemonstrator-technology-testing <div class="node-body article-body">As the air transport industry increases its focus on sustainability, Boeing is stepping up its ecoDemonstrator technology testbed program with flight tests of a specially modified 777-200ER.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/boeing-steps-ecodemonstrator-technology-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/boeing-steps-ecodemonstrator-technology-testing#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:41:00 +0000 316435 at https://atwonline.com Boeing FAA approves Boeing 737 distress tracking device https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/faa-approves-boeing-737-distress-tracking-device <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft tracking system provider Blue Sky Network on Nov. 20 announced FAA certification of its autonomous distress tracking (ADT) device on Boeing 737 airliners.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/faa-approves-boeing-737-distress-tracking-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/connected-aerospace/faa-approves-boeing-737-distress-tracking-device#comments Avionics Daily News Connected Aerospace Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:23:00 +0000 316433 at https://atwonline.com <p>HawkEye ADT unit.</p> Blue Sky Network Spohr: Alitalia needs a strong partner as European consolidation continues https://atwonline.com/airlines/spohr-alitalia-needs-strong-partner-european-consolidation-continues <div class="node-body article-body">Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said every airline needs a partner in today’s tough environment and the bankrupt Italian flag carrier Alitalia—which is looking for rescue partners—would be very much challenged on its own to make it. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/spohr-alitalia-needs-strong-partner-european-consolidation-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/spohr-alitalia-needs-strong-partner-european-consolidation-continues#comments Airlines Daily News Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:17:00 +0000 316432 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson US startup Avatar Airlines considers ad-based ULCC model https://atwonline.com/airlines/us-startup-avatar-airlines-considers-ad-based-ulcc-model <div class="node-body article-body">A startup airline is looking to disrupt the low-cost domestic air travel market in the US through an innovative business model that would rely on advertising revenue to offset rock-bottom airfares.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/us-startup-avatar-airlines-considers-ad-based-ulcc-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/us-startup-avatar-airlines-considers-ad-based-ulcc-model#comments Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:11:00 +0000 316431 at https://atwonline.com <p>Artist&rsquo;s rendition of Avatar Airlines&rsquo; 66,000-square-foot future headquarters and training center.&nbsp;</p> Avatar Airlines Dubai Airshow 2019: FAA still to determine MAX training requirements https://atwonline.com/atw-location/dubai-airshow-2019-faa-still-determine-max-training-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">The FAA is leaving the door open for mandatory simulator sessions as a condition for pilots to return to flying the Boeing 737 MAX, the agency’s top official acknowledged.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/atw-location/dubai-airshow-2019-faa-still-determine-max-training-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/atw-location/dubai-airshow-2019-faa-still-determine-max-training-requirements#comments Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:03:00 +0000 316430 at https://atwonline.com Boeing Aircalin returns A330neo to Airbus, citing cabin odor https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aircalin-returns-a330neo-airbus-citing-cabin-odor <div class="node-body article-body">Aircalin, a carrier based in Noumea, in the French territory of New Caledonia, has stopped operating one of its two Airbus A330neos after reporting repeated odor issues in the cabin.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aircalin-returns-a330neo-airbus-citing-cabin-odor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aircalin-returns-a330neo-airbus-citing-cabin-odor#comments Aircraft Interiors Airframes Daily News Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:39:00 +0000 316428 at https://atwonline.com Airbus Norwegian names new CEO https://atwonline.com/people/norwegian-names-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian Air Shuttle has appointed Jacob Schram as its new CEO, filling the gap left when co-founder and long-standing CEO Bjorn Kjos left the low-cost airline in July. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/people/norwegian-names-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/people/norwegian-names-new-ceo#comments Daily News People Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:57:00 +0000 316427 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Atlantia: ‘Conditions not yet met’ to join rescue of bankrupt Alitalia https://atwonline.com/airlines/atlantia-conditions-not-yet-met-join-rescue-bankrupt-alitalia <div class="node-body article-body">Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said conditions had not yet been met for it to join the planned rescue of Alitalia, adding further doubt to plans for the bankrupt carrier’s future as the latest deadline for the presentation of a formal business plan approaches. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/atlantia-conditions-not-yet-met-join-rescue-bankrupt-alitalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/atlantia-conditions-not-yet-met-join-rescue-bankrupt-alitalia#comments Airlines Daily News Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:32:00 +0000 316426 at https://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates finalizes 787 order, reduces 777Xs https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/dubai-airshow-2019-emirates-finalizes-787-order-reduces-777xs <div class="node-body article-body">Emirates Airline is set to become a Boeing 787 operator after substituting orders for the 777X in favor of the smaller twinjet.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/dubai-airshow-2019-emirates-finalizes-787-order-reduces-777xs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/dubai-airshow-2019-emirates-finalizes-787-order-reduces-777xs#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries ATW On-Location ATW Plus Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:29:00 +0000 316425 at https://atwonline.com Boeing NTSB recommends redesign of Boeing 737NG engine cowlings https://atwonline.com/engines/ntsb-recommends-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings <div class="node-body article-body">The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for Boeing to redesign engine fan cowls on 737 NG-series airliners after finding that a fragmented fan blade compromised the structure on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 in 2018, leading to the first fatality on a US passenger airline in nearly a decade.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/engines/ntsb-recommends-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/engines/ntsb-recommends-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings#comments Daily News Engines Safety ATW Plus Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:47:00 +0000 316424 at https://atwonline.com <p>Damaged left fan cowl from Southwest Airlines flight 1380.</p> NTSB EasyJet posts profit decline; firms 12 Airbus A320neos https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/easyjet-posts-profit-decline-firms-12-airbus-a320neos <div class="node-body article-body">UK LCC easyJet used its full-year results conference to announce a series of strategic moves, including the launch of easyJet Holidays, two environmental initiatives and the firming of purchase rights on 12 more Airbus A320neos. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/easyjet-posts-profit-decline-firms-12-airbus-a320neos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/easyjet-posts-profit-decline-firms-12-airbus-a320neos#comments Daily News Airline Financials Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:25:00 +0000 316423 at https://atwonline.com <p>EasyJet A320neo</p> Airbus Thai Airways widens 3Q net loss on stiff competition https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/thai-airways-widens-3q-net-loss-stiff-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Thai Airways (THAI) reported a 2019 third-quarter net loss of THB4.7 billion ($152.7 million), widened from a THB3.7 billion loss in the year-ago period. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/thai-airways-widens-3q-net-loss-stiff-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/thai-airways-widens-3q-net-loss-stiff-competition#comments Daily News Airline Financials Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:14:00 +0000 316422 at https://atwonline.com <p>Thai Airways Boeing 777-300</p> Rob Finlayson