ACS expands freighter programme with six more 737-800SF conversions

Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) has announced the continued expansion of its cargo aircraft fleet with a commitment to convert an additional six Boeing 737-800s to freighter. This brings ACS’ total conversions (including completed and committed) to 40 aircraft. The six additional Boeing 737-800SF aircraft will be completed by HAECO Xiamen…

New Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program Testing Sustainable Technologies

Boeing has unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator with a livery that honours a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and…

Aviator signs a partnership agreement with Pegasus

Aviator Airport Alliance, which provides aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics and end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide, has signed a new contract with a Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines. Aviator and Pegasus have been working together at the Göteborg Landvetter Airport in Sweden for…

Gatwick cuts flights to ensure reliable flight timetables

Following a further review of its operation, Gatwick airport has announced that it is temporarily moderating its rate of growth for July and August by putting in place a gradually increasing capacity level at the airport, which aligns its growth trajectory with airlines and ground handler’s resource capabilities. This action…

SunExpress selects Safran’s Z200 Economy Seat

With service scheduled to begin in spring 2023, SunExpress will be the first airline to introduce the Z200 Economy Class seat on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft. SunExpress has selected the Z200 seat, the latest addition to Safran Seats’ Economy short-and medium-haul range, to be fitted on its 33 line-fit Boeing…

Safran to outfit ITA Airways’ new cabins

Safran is a major supplier for ITA Airways’ new cabins. ITA Airways, the new Italian flag carrier, has kicked off a vast program to revamp the interiors of its fleet, comprising Airbus A220, A319ceo, A320neo/ceo, A321neo and A330neo jetliners. Safran Seats will provide all economy and premium economy class seats…

Airbus A321XLR takes off for the first time

Airbus’ first A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) has successfully accomplished its first flight. The aircraft, MSN 11000, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport at 11:05 hrs CEST on June 15 for a test flight which lasted approximately four hours and 35  minutes. The aircraft’s crew consisted of experimental test pilots Thierry Diez and…

Global X signs MOU with FreightCloud and Hudson Highland Partners

Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FreightCloud, one of China’s e-commerce shipment logistics firms, and its financial partner Hudson Highland Partners, for the development of China to the USA e-commerce freight shipment routes, with further redistribution shipments within the Americas. FreightCloud has chartered…

Aeromexico Connect tests the Beacon platform

In April 2022, Aeromexico Connect started to test the Beacon platform for key maintenance bases, which will extend for a few months. During this trial, Beacon will support all maintenance operations and accelerate aircraft’s return-to-service time by integrating the platform into the airline’s stations with further tests to include the…