Thieves raid Eznis Airways B737 at Lagos, Nigeria

A breach in security at Lagos Airport has resulted in thieves breaking into the cockpit of an Arik Air (W3, Lagos) aircraft, B737-700 EI-ULN (msn 32426), leased from Mongolia’s Eznis Airways (MG, Ulaanbaatar), and stealing its flight management system (FMS) computer, local media reported. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Eznis Airways operates a … Read more

Contour Airlines bags AEAS bid at Muscle Shoals, AL

Contour Airlines (LF, Tupelo) has been selected for a 31-month contract to serve Muscle Shoals under the US Department of Transportation’s Alternate Essential Air Service (AEAS) programme, according to a regulatory filing. This follows DOT approval on January 24 of an application by the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Authority serving the Essential Air Service (EAS) … Read more

Kenya lifts ban on UAE flights – report

Kenya bans UAE flights to Al Ain 12.01.2022 – 10:00 UTC The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has announced that Kenya has suspended all incoming and ferry passenger flights from the UAE for a period of seven days, effective January 10, 2021. “We are doing this to reciprocate the ban on Kenyan passenger flights to … Read more

Uganda Airlines delays UK launch to late 2Q22

Uganda Airlines (UR, Entebbe/Kampala) has delayed the launch of its London Heathrow route until June 2022 following regulatory delays caused by Brexit regulations, acting chief executive Jennifer Pamutoraki said. In an interview with Ugandan Business Focus magazine, she said the British Civil Aviation Authority informed Uganda in October 2021 that the airline will have to … Read more

Legal disputes continue around defunct Germania

Germany’s Tel Aviv Air looks forward to a late 3Q21 project launch 26.07.2021 – 16:50 UTC Tel Aviv Air (Hamburg Helmut Schmidt) plans to start operations on the Hamburg Helmut Schmidt-Tel Aviv Ben Gurion route on September 19, 2021, using a B737-800 chartered from Polish InterAir (E4, Warsaw Chopin). The German virtual carrier initially intends … Read more

ALC and Icelandic state appeal against $19.4mn lawsuit

Icelandair Group executes changes to company structure 25.11.2021 – 14:05 UTC With an eye on “ensuring sustainable growth”, Icelandair Group has said it is realigning its organizational division structure by splitting its commercial into customer- and revenue-focused divisions also creating a digital and data division, it outlined in a statement on November 23 . The … Read more

US’s Kalitta Air to end B767 ops in 2Q22

DHL orders nine B767-300(BCF)s 15.11.2021 – 08:33 UTC DHL Express has ordered nine additional B767-300(ERBCF)s from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare). A statement issued during the ongoing Dubai Air Show said the widebody freighters would be used to underpin the logistics giant’s long-haul intercontinental fleet growth. “The additional B767 freighters are part of our efforts to … Read more

Jakarta court extends Garuda Indonesia debt verification

Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has been given a 60-day extension to complete the verification of ballooning claims in the initial phase of its court-led debt restructuring process, the stricken state-owned flag carrier said in a statement. Four lessors have so far backed the restructuring, the government said separately. Central Jakarta Commercial Court had been … Read more

US’s Miami Air continues recertification drive

Miami Air (BSK, Miami Int’l) has asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to waive the dormancy requirements for its Air Service Certificates for another two months through March 2, 2022. In a January 14 letter to the Department of Transportation, Miami Air’s attorney (legally Miami Air International Inc.) explained that the extension was necessary … Read more

US’s GLOBALX targets pan American cargo ops growth

The US Department of Transportation sided with Iceland, giving it the rights of Cuba 17.01.2022 – 12:29 UTC The US Department of Transportation granted Iceland (FI, Reykjavik Keflavik) all required charter rights for services between the US and Havana Int’l despite significant opposition from US airlines active in the same market. The regulator has set … Read more