News about commercial airlines, including regulations, aircraft orders, safety, acquisitions, and mergers.

Cabin Interior and Electronics

Cabin Designs Show Glimpse of Flights in Electric Seaplane

The unpressurized PHA-ZE 100 aircraft will operate from either water or land
Jekta PHA-ZE 100 amphibious aircraft cabin design

UrbanLink Plans South Florida eVTOL Network with Lilium Order

The start-up has been launched by former UrbanX chairman Ed Wegel
UrbanLink Lilium Jet eVTOL

Leasing Group Orders Reliable Robotics Flight Automation System

The customer wants to convert 30 Cessna Caravans for cargo flights
Reliable Robotics' Cessna Caravan test aircraft

Wright Steps Up Ground Testing for 2.5MW Electric Motor

The company aims to convert 100-seat airliners and military aircraft to electric propulsion
Wright Electric ground test rig

Wilbur Air Will Operate Electra's eSTOL Aircraft in Australia

The operator is a spinoff from AAM infrastructure group Skyportz
A digital rendering of a Wilbur Air Electra eSTOL aircraft

Airbus A330neo MOU Cements VietJet’s Long-haul Aspirations

Deal calls for first delivery of the widebodies in 2026
VietJet A330-900 signing

Chinese Leasing Group Orders More CFM Leap Engines

Singapore Airshow order relates to an earlier deal for Airbus A320neo airliners
CFM Rise engine

Scoot and Embraer Sign Spare Parts Inventory Management Deal

Scoot is the first ECIP customer in the Asia-Pacific region
A digital rendering of an E190-E2 with Scoot livery flying over Singapore
Maintenance and Modifications

LTP Completes First 12-Year A380 Overhaul

A second 12-year A380 check is underway at LTP's Manila facility
A380 at Lufthansa Technik Philippines

Maldivian Orders Two More ATR 42-600 Turboprops

The companies inked the agreement on the first day of the Singapore Airshow
Maldivian orders ATR42-600 aircraft

Boeing Secures ‘Landmark’ Thai Airways 787 Deal

Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four of the widebody Dreamliners
Boeing Thai Airways at SAS 2024
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Air India Opts for Thales Avant Up Inflight Entertainment

Thales will install the equipment on 51 Boeing and Airbus airliners

Silk Avia Receives First ATR 72-600 Regional Airliner

The delivery last week is the first of five twin turboprops
Silk Avia ATR72-600

ATR Sees 2023 Sales and Deliveries Surge

ATR delivered 36 aircraft in 2023
ATR 2023 market dynamics chart

Textron’s Cessna SkyCourier Passenger Variant Set To Enter Australia

Hinterland Aviation will operate the first SkyCourier passenger variant in Australia
Cessna SkyCourier
Training and Workforce

Embraer and CAE launches E2 FFS in Singapore

The E-Jet E2 full flight simulator in Singapore is the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific.
Embraer CAE partnership Singapore
Maintenance and Modifications

Strong Maintenance Providers Bring Structure to Asian Carriers

Large independent maintenance, repair and overhaul groups stand to benefit from region’s risk aversion
A Lufthansa Technik mechanic inspects an engine in Manila

Asia-Pac Air Transport Shaking Off Post-Covid Hangover

Prospects brighter than ever for focused airframers with the right products
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 taking off from North Charleston

Boeing Max 9 Depressurization Emergency Prompts Grounding

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely after cabin depressurization at 16,000 feet
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9

African Airlines Commit To Surf Air's Electric Caravan

Safarilink and Yellow Wings Air Services will convert their existing Cessna Caravan fleets
Yellow Wings Air Services Cessna Caravan aircraft

JSX Plans To Add 300+ Hybrid-electric Aircraft to Fleet

Operator currently flies 48 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets
Aura Aero's ERA hybrid-electric regional airliner

Dutch Airport Partners with Flyvbird for On-demand Air Taxi Services

Flyvbird is building a regional network of small airports in Europe
A digital rendering of's eSTOL aircraft decorated with Flyvbird's logo

Virgin's SAF Transatlantic Flight is COP28 Prelude

The air transport industry aims to demonstrate SAF's potential as political skepticism surrounds UN gathering in the UAE
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flew from London to New York on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel

Airbus Lands More Orders For A350 Airliners

Emirates Airlines will add 15 more of the long-haul widebody jets to its fleet
Emirates Airline's Airbus A350-900 aircraft

Spanish Airline Commits To Operating Electric Aircraft

The regional airline will buy 10 electric propulsion conversion kits
Air Nostrum and Dovetail Electric Aviation

Schubeler To Provide Propulsion Systems for Bellwether eVTOLs

Companies have collaborated on Bellwether's Antelope and will work on the Oryx
Bellwether's Oryx eVTOL aircraft
Training and Workforce

Flydubai and CAE To Establish Flight Training Center

The new facility expected to open in January 2025
Flydubai's new flight training cente

Air Arabia Orders 240 Leap-1A Engines

Leap engines have logged 40 million flight hours and 18 million cycles
CFM Leap-1A engine

DHC Supplies Advantage Air With Dash 8-400 Kits

Cargo operators take advantage of the Dash 8-400's versatility
Advantage Air and DHC deal Dubai Airshow 2023

Scat Airlines To Double Fleet with Seven-Max Order

Kazakhstan's Scat looks to open new routes with the additional aircraft
Scat Boeing 737 Max