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Embraer’s brand new E195-E2 to enter service in 2H19

Embraer has reinstated that its newest commercial jet, the E195-E2, is to enter service in the second half of 2019. Besides the launch customer Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Spanish airline Binter Canarias is also to receive the first E195-E2 this year, the manufacturer states. Embraer reiterated the E195-E2 plans in its financial results for the […]

Embraer reveals lower commercial aviation profitability in 2019

Despite slumping income from its commercial aviation segment, Embraer reports $26.6 million profit in the second quarter of 2019 and reiterates its hopes to finish the year reaching an “approximately break even”. Driven by better performance in executive jets and defence and security divisions, Embraer’s revenues reached $1,378 billion in the 2Q19, representing a year-over-year […]

Retrospective: The beginning of the end of Airbus A340

Airbus was competing with Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed’s TriStar only in short and mid-hauls until 1993. But in the long-haul market, Boeing was robust with its 747 since 1970. To fill the long-haul market gap, Airbus designated the A340 to be a “true globe-trotter” that airlines could use on their longest routes. With better […]

Norwegian ends transatlantic flights from Ireland; blames 737 MAX

Norwegian Air is cutting its flights from Ireland to North America starting September 15, 2019. The airline, which aims to restore profitability, has decided to end six routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Canada and the United States, citing that “these routes are no longer commercially viable”. According to the company, the decision was […]

Kochi Airport suspends operations after water level rise

Cochin International Airport in Kochi (India) became non-operational due to a rise in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport. Cochin International Airport (COK) informed that all aircraft operations are suspended due to the flood until 3 pm on August 11, 2019. Nine flights are affected and are either diverted or canceled: 1. […]

Ryanair to close number of bases starting next year

Ryanair will close a number of bases due to the late delivery of up to 30 Boeing MAX aircraft from next year. Ryanair spokesperson told AeroTime: “As announced on July 16, 2019, due to the late delivery of up to 30 Boeing MAX aircraft this winter a number of Ryanair bases will be cut or […]

American Airlines to add 5 international routes

American Airlines has just announced some significant expansion to its summer 2020 schedule. The carrier will launch flights from Philadelphia to Casablanca, from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tel Aviv and from Chicago to Krakow, Budapest and Prague. When American starts flying to Morocco next year, it will be the airline’s first gateway in Africa as well […]

Airbus reveals seabird-inspired AlbatrossOne [Video]

Airbus built a new “semi-aeroelastic hinge” wing concept that could help reduce drag and counter the effects of turbulence. The AlbatrosOne is a remote-controlled aircraft demonstrator. It is a scale-model version of the A321 aircraft, featuring semi-aeroelastic hinged wing-tips. Airbus new wings concept took inspiration from the albatross sea birds, which can soar hundreds of […]

Big expansion for Republic Airways!

The regional US airline, Republic has confirmed this week that it is greatly expanding its operational partnership with the mega-carrier, Delta Air Lines. The new agreement will mean a further 30 Embraer 175 E-Jet aircraft will join Republic’s fleet which will expand the carrier position as the world’s largest E-Jet operator with over 220 aircraft. […]

Exploring the future of space with Charlie Camarda from NASA

Charlie Camarda is an American engineer and NASA astronaut who was part of the first mission into space after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. Camarda flew the STS-114 “Return to Flight” Space Shuttle mission, which launched on July 26, 2005, as mission specialist five. His 45 years of experience at NASA as a […]