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Britain’s Titan Airways only withdraws the A318

23.04.2021 – 00:04 UTC

Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) has withdrawn its only A318-100, after carrying the 11.6-year-old G-EUNB (msn 4039) for separation on April 13, 2021.

The fully business-class narrow-body Airbus with 32 reclining passenger seats was previously operated by British Airways as one of two aircraft used on the London City-New York JFK premium route. The flag carrier sold the plane in 2017 (the other unit, G-EUNA (msn 4007), was flown to Enschede for separation in February 2021 after British Airways canceled the route).

ADS-B data from Flightradar24 indicates that Titan Airways last used its A318 on commercial service on March 11, 2021, flying from London Stansted to Hassi Messaoud in Algeria and back. The plane has since been stored at Stansted. On April 13, Titan transported him to St. Athan. It is owned by Fuyo General Lease and is managed by ALM – Aircraft Leasing & Management, the owned by ch-aviation fleets module indicates. According to the UK Civil …

Qantas, BA watches A380 return, southern China cautious

04/15.2021 – 23:26 UTC

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) and Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) said they expected their respective A380-800s to return to service in the future, while China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) expressed a more reserved position, indicating it. Would “review” the future role of the quadjet.

During a CAPA Live webinar, British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle stressed that his carrier has several routes on which the A380 is still perfectly suited.

“We can fly it to a lot of destinations. We took it to places like Hong Kong Int’l and Johannesburg OR Tambo, it worked well in markets like Boston. Even on the East Coast and Miami Int’l , we found that the A380 worked very well, ”he says.

However, Doyle stressed that the aircraft would not be reactivated until demand rebounded to the required level, which he estimated could happen in 2023 or 2024. According to the advanced ch-aviation fleets module, British Airways operates twelve A380-800s, with an average age of seven. Eleven units belong to …

Thyme Opco completes flybe. aquisition, eyes come back in summer

04/14/2021 – 20:53 UTC

Thyme Opco, the shell company controlled by Cyrus Capital which announced last October its intention to acquire Flybe. (BE, Exeter), revealed on April 14 that it had finalized the purchase of the assets and operations of the collapsed carrier and intended to restart flight operations this summer. Thyme Opco will now be renamed Flybe Limited.

A spokesperson for the carrier has warned that relaunching services over the summer was subject to coronavirus-related travel restrictions, but ultimately the carrier will seek to revive much of its previous network.

“Subject to further success with vaccinations and the easing of travel restrictions, we plan to launch a new and much improved Flybe this summer on several of our old routes where there remains a critical need for a strong, reliable and reliable airline. customer focused. Said the spokesperson. “While our business will initially be smaller than before, we intend to grow, create valuable jobs and significantly contribute to essential regional connectivity in the UK and the EU.”

Simon Edel, restructuring partner of Ernst & Young (EY), who was one of four directors appointed to …

Alaska Airlines plans rapid deployment of eVTOL – CEO

06.04.2021 – 14:27 UTC

Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int’l) predicts that electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will become a mainstay of commercial aviation over the next decade, new chief executive Ben Minicucci said at the summit aviation. 2021 hosted by the United States Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re looking at it very closely, there are a lot of companies working on this technology right now and I think it’s going to happen faster in the next decade than you might think. Probably in the next decade we’re going to see something, based on the research we’ve done, ”said Minicucci, who took office on March 31.

He pointed out that electric airplanes are fast becoming the key technology in the industry’s emission reduction targets. However, he gave no details regarding the potential use of eVTOLs by Alaska Airlines or any other airline in cooperation with its carrier.

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