Inclusivity in Aviation event highlights the importance of embracing diversity
Aviation Business News
by Craig Waters
5h ago
Youth Aviation charity Air League recently hosted its Inclusivity in Aviation reception giving attendees the chance to watch inspiring talks by young, diverse employees succeeding in the aviation sector. Almost 200 people attended the function including UWL aviation lecturers, UWL students and personnel from established aviation companies such as British Airways, The British Gliding Association, Lockheed Martin and Virgin Atlantic. The London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism (LGCHT), which is part of the University of West London (UWL), was the main sponsor of the event that was held ..read more
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Ethiopian launches new $55m e-commerce logistics facility
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by Craig Waters
6h ago
Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated its state-of-the-art e-commerce logistics facility at Bole International Airport. Located inside the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics premises, the newly built facility is dedicated to e-commerce, mail and courier logistics services. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a range of services including consolidation, deconsolidation, sortation, repacking, labeling and more. Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa and one of the fastest-growing airline brands globally, says its new facility is aimed at b ..read more
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Ryanair to scale back summer schedule as Boeing delays take impact
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by Greg Whitaker
6h ago
Boeing has confirmed that it will deliver just 40 of the 57 planned B737-MAX8 200 to Ryanair before the end of June 2024. As a result, the airline has been forced to reduce 10 aircraft lines of flying for the peak summer months of Jul, Aug and Sept. Ryanair has stressed that this will result in ‘minor’ schedule changes on exiting routes. New routes will be unaffected. Ryanair has already implemented these schedule cuts at some airports. All affected passengers have already received schedule change notifications offering them alternative flight times or full refunds if they prefer. READ: R ..read more
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Former Airbus UK A380 chief engineer joins Global’s advisory board
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by Craig Waters
8h ago
Industry expert John Roberts has been appointed to the advisory board of Global Airlines, the British start-up airline based at London Heathrow Airport. In his four decades in aviation, Roberts has worked for Dowty Fuel Systems, Messier-Dowty, but with the majority being spent at Airbus. Most prominently, Roberts led on the operational introduction of the A380 as well as being a key customer interface for airlines through the challenging period of the aircraft’s early in-service life. The announcement follows Global Airlines’ recent first check flight of 9H-GLOBL from the Mojave Air and Space ..read more
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Britten-Norman files notice of intention to appoint administrators
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by Greg Whitaker
8h ago
Isle of Wight-based Britten-Norman has filed a ‘notice of intent to appoint administrators’. The move will buy the company some time to sort its finances before creditors can push it into administration. In a statement, the company has said that it will continue to operate normally while a solution is sought. “In support of the company’s future plans, especially with regard to the repatriation of aircraft manufacturing to the UK as announced last September, the board has appointed advisors to assist in exploring options to secure the necessary additional investment,” read the statement. READ ..read more
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In Depth: Book to the Future
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by Greg Whitaker
10h ago
We spoke to Eric Dumas, CEO of NDC platform TPConnects Technologies to explain how data can enhance the whole airline industry   Everyone in the airline business, large or small, knows that profit from ancillary add-ons is essential, particularly as profit from selling seats alone can no longer be guaranteed as airport fees continue to rise. In order to capture these revenues, a system will of course be needed. This is where New Distribution Capability (NDC) comes into play. Increasing Awareness Despite the obvious benefits for airlines and travel agents alike, there is some way to go bef ..read more
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CB Customs Broker exceeds 50m customs cleared shipments
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by Craig Waters
10h ago
In just three years, Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary CB Customs Broker has exceeded the 50 million mark of customs cleared shipments. The amount of shipments reached in a short time highlights the growing importance of eCommerce business. Uwe Glunz, managing director at CB Customs Broker, said: “Just three years ago, we developed our new customs clearance software, which can clear large volumes of shipments in a highly automated process. “Exceeding 50 million cleared shipments shows once again that our holistic end-to-end approach with complete solutions for our customers is the right one and th ..read more
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Condor to fit Recaro on new aircraft
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by Greg Whitaker
12h ago
German leisure airline Condor has chosen Recaro to supply the Economy Class cabins of its new Airbus fleet with the  BL3710 and lightweight SL3710 seats. The order includes 28 Airbus A321 and 13 A320 aircraft to be delivered between 2024 and 2028. The nearly 9,000 seats ordered will be installed in a hybrid layout and feature the airline’s branding. READ: Condor debuts Prime Seat in new A330neo business class The BL3710 seat comes equipped with an individual USB power, an enhanced ergonomic seat bottom, an adaptable tray table, elongated armrests, and a bring-your-own-device (BY ..read more
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IAG Cargo reports 2023 full year financial results
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by Craig Waters
14h ago
IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has released its full year financial results for 2023, with commercial revenues of €1,156 million – up 3.5% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, but 28.4% down vs 2022. Overall yields reported for the year were down 38.9% in comparison to 2022, while volumes, measured in cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs), were up 17.2%. Contributing to IAG Cargo’s 2023 success was its focus on improving facilities where the business opened a 10,000 m2 warehouse at its London-Heathrow hub, doubling its capability to handle premium shipments. The b ..read more
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Silk Way West Airlines renews IOSA certification
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by Craig Waters
14h ago
Silk Way West Airlines, a cargo airline in the Caspian and Central Asian region, has announced the renewal of its International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. The airline has now successfully passed the rigorous IOSA audit for the sixth time, demonstrating its consistent adherence to international safety requirements in air cargo transport. Silk Way West Airlines says this latest audit illustrates the company’s ability to adapt to and embrace the newest IOSA standards and practices. The evaluation covered multiple operational areas, including ca ..read more
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