Delta gets FAA approval to store cargo in passenger cabins

As demand continues to grow to move essential goods around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta is set to increase its cargo capacity by utilizing storage areas in the passenger cabin. Delta has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to utilise overhead bin space of widebody aircraft for…

Southwest offers its first ever cargo-only charter services

In response to the Covid 19 downturn in passenger number Southwest Airlines announced that for the first time ever, the airline will be offering cargo-only charter services on its Boeing 737s. In a written statement, Southwest said it’s looking to help get much-needed products to those who need it most,…

Safran and Lufthansa Technik sign MRO partnership 

Safran Landing Systems and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a long-term contract on A380 landing gear services. The two companies will combine their respective areas of A380 landing gear MRO expertise at their Singapore (Safran Landing Systems) and London (Lufthansa Technik) facilities to deliver solutions that cover all aspects of the jet’s landing…

Positive outlook for Atlas Air Worldwide from Cowen

Analysts Cowen reiterated its outperform rating on the shares of US carrier Atlas Air Worldwide and the firms has increased its price target for the firm’s share to $40 from $37. According to Cowen, Atlas should see benefits from belly capacity reduction in China due to capacity reallocation by the…

Brazil’s GOL launches aircraft MRO business

Brazil’s GOL has launched a new business unit to provide aircraft maintenance, repairs, and aircraft and components overhauls. The new business unit is called GOL Aerotech and it extends the airline’s expertise in aircraft maintenance to third-party airlines around the world for the first time and generates a new source…

BA data theft

British Airways announced last night that it is investigating the theft of customer data from its website, ba.com and the airline’s mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details, the airline confirmed. From 22:58 BST August 21, 2018 until 21:45 BST September 5, 2018 inclusive, the…

NMA rumours swell as Farnborough airshow nears

  Delta chief executive Ed Bastian has again reiterated the need for a new middle of the market aircraft (NMA) and hinted in a recent speech that the airline would be interested in becoming the launch company for a new Boeing aircraft. Also dubbed the 797, engine manufacturers have been…