Airbus A400M delivers mask supplies to Spanish health system

This article was published on: March29,2020 6:26 AM

An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The aircraft, known as MSN56 and operated by an Airbus crew, took off on 23rd March 2020 from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse at 18.07 local time (CET) landing at the Getafe AirRead More

Bombardier temporarily suspends its Canadian operations

This article was published on: March26,2020 8:31 AM

Bombardier recently announced that in support of the recent mandates from the Governments of Quebec and Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will suspend all non-essential work at most of its Canadian based operations until April 26, 2020, inclusively. This suspension includes Bombardier’s aircraft and rail production activities in theRead More

Thai carriers temporarily suspend international flights

This article was published on: March24,2020 9:46 AM

Thai low-cost carriers have announced temporary suspensions of international services. Thai AirAsia says its suspension of international flights began on 22 March and will end on 25 April, and that the decision was taken “in accordance with travel restrictions being enforced by various governments and relevant health authorities”. Domestic flights will continue. Cirium schedules dataRead More

Emirates add more key destinations to its flight suspension list

This article was published on: March22,2020 6:59 AM

After weeks of cutting schedules and updating routes, Emirates has added several more destinations to its growing list of flight suspensions. Emirates has now cut flights to 111 destinations across its network – which means more than 70 per cent of the airline’s routes are currently suspended. The changes are due to travel restrictions introducedRead More

ACI voices concern over travel bans across EU

This article was published on: March18,2020 7:23 AM

The Airport Council International (ACI) has voiced concerns over the effectiveness of imposing travel bans. “While the EU balks at the imposition of a transatlantic travel ban by the US, an increasing number of EU countries are imposing their own unilateral restrictions to air connectivity within Europe. Besides further damaging European aviation and worsening the economicRead More

Air Tahiti Nui flies its longest flight ever

This article was published on: March18,2020 7:21 AM

As an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the French airline Air Tahiti Nui broke the record of the longest passenger flight by traveled distance ever by operating a nonstop flight between Papeete, in French Polynesia, and Paris. Departing from Papeete airport (PPT), on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia on March 15,Read More

Air France, KLM make major capacity cuts

This article was published on: March16,2020 9:38 AM

Air France is to ground its Airbus A380s and its Dutch sibling carrier KLM its full Boeing 747 fleet as part of wider capacity cuts the group expects will result in potential cuts in its ASK capacity of between 70% and 90%. The cuts follow the tightening of travel restrictions in Europe generally, and theRead More

CAE announces opening of its new Women in Flight scholarship program

This article was published on: March15,2020 7:32 AM

CAE announced recently at the International Women in Aviation conference the opening of its second edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program, with its first airline partner in this edition: Southwest Airlines. The objective of this unique annual scholarship program is to inspire a new generation of professional pilots among women, as well asRead More