Technology and Towers: SmartSky’s new CTO and the transition to operations
Getting a new ATG network into service was never going to be easy. Can new CTO David Classen push SmartSky across the finish line, addressing the tower technical challenges along the way?
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JetBlue boosts coach experience for London service
Better meals. Better entertainment. And the same comfortable legroom you've come to appreciate. That is the pitch JetBlue is making to economy class passengers as it offers further details about the cabin configuration on its A321LR fleet and plans for London flights later this year.
Avi & Aya's Airplane Adventure takes flight!
You can do anything and be anyone you want to be. This is the message of the highly anticipated new children’s book, Aya and Avi’s Airplane Adventure. The book features main characters Aya – an aviation-obsessed girl who dreams of being a pilot and Avi – who can be a bit shy at first but learns to love the magic of flight; and follows their journey through an airplane ride with Dad and Papa to visit their fabulous Aunt Sofia.
JetBlue announces A220 first flights
Passengers looking to fly on JetBlue's new A220 now have a date and destination. Flight will depart from Boston later this month.
MAX 8200 comes with three cabin options
FAA certification on March 31 and EASA approval on April 6 of the high-density version of the Boeing MAX 8-200 on March 31 is a first but important step to get the type into service with Ryanair.
And, despite the naming convention, there's no true 200-seat configuration, though a trio of options exist.
Other Industry News
Where the wide-bodies are
As domestic travel demand rebounds in the US and international borders generally remain closed the US airlines are reshuffling their wide-body operations. Many routes that typically operated with a single-aisle aircraft in the before times are scheduled to see twin-aisle service in the coming months.
LATAM scraps A350 fleet
LATAM never could really figure out what to do with its fleet of A350s. And now the fleet is no more. The company plans to remove the A350 from its Brazilian operations effective immediately.
Avelo Air launches with west coast focus
America's newest operator, Avelo Airlines, is ready to fly. The carrier intends to launch service on 28 April from its home base at Burbank airport with an initial portfolio of 11 destinations.
Air France secures €4 billion, (maybe) cedes Orly slots
The French government likely just spent the most money ever on airport landing slots. A €4 billion deal to recapitalize the Air France-KLM group will see a token divestment of operating slots at Paris-Orly airport, assuming a competitor is keen.
Regulators squash Transat/Air Canada merger plans
Questions about the impact to competition hampered the proposed Air Canada/Transat merger from its announcement. Ultimately they killed the deal.