2Ku antenna challenges hit the A220
Air vortices off the 2Ku antenna system are once again causing troubles. This time it is the Airbus A220 affected, with some 65 fitted aircraft up for additional inspection and hardware replacement as a result.
Global Eagle completes Chapter 11 reorg, refocuses on mobility
Global Eagle completed its bankruptcy reorganization, announcing its emergence from the court-sanctioned process with $217.5 million in exit financing. The company also reasserts its focus on mobility markets including aviation, maritime, energy, and government sectors thanks to a divestiture of non-core businesses.
United targets leisure traffic in Summer hub-skipping pivot
A couple years ago air service to Maine was fading. But last year it was a safe summer vacation destination for many amid the pandemic. This summer Portland sees a reward for that, with seven new routes added from Midwest non-hub airports on United Airlines.
Frontier’s new Recaro seats take flight
The first of 32,600 neww seats are now flying on Frontier Airlines. The company's first A320neo with the Recaro SL3710 seats entered service on Tuesday.
Flight Report: Vistara’s domestic 787 experience
This is certainly not how Vistara expected its 787s to be flying as it launched the new fleet and expanded its global footprint. Still, the on-board experience offers several bright spots as the company adapts to the COVID-19 era of service.
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New Haven seeks a pair of hubs
For a smaller airport attracting a new airline operation is a big deal. Coming out of a pandemic where service was slashed to nil, the value of a new operation is even greater. Securing status as a hub or focus city for a new low cost carrier operation would be a massive win. But all of those goals seem quaint to the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority. The airport wants more.
Can SE Aeronautics revolutionize commercial aviation?
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Aer Lingus launches TATL routes from Manchester
The new Aer Lingus base in Manchester, UK is officially open for business. The carrier confirmed its first four destinations in the Americas – New York City, Orlando, Barbados, and Boston – with flights beginning from 29 July. These are the first non-stop flights from the UK across the Atlantic for the airline.