Airways Weekly Briefing: April 11-17, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including the ACI 2021 world ranking results, the origins of Boeing's MD-10, and this week's top history posts.
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Top Stories: April 11-17, 2022
AirBaltic to Wet-lease 11 A220 Due to Ukraine Crisis — airwaysmag.com After halting operations in Ukraine and Russia due to the ongoing conflict, airBaltic (BT) will wet-lease a portion of its A220s.
Airports Council International Releases 2021 World Ranking — airwaysmag.com
Airports Council International (ACI) released its preliminary rankings for the world's busiest airports for 2021, with Atlanta, Dallas, and Denver taking the top spots.
What Was Boeing’s MD-10? — airwaysmag.com
During the Tri-jet era, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the MD-11 were each a success for decades and were also the people's favorites.
Cape Air Signs for 75 Fully-electric Aircraft — airwaysmag.com
Electric aircraft manufacturer, Eviation, and American commuter giant Cape Air (9K) signed an LOI for the purchase of 75 fully-electric Alice aircraft.
Boeing Downgrades Dozens of Orders amid Geopolitical Concerns — airwaysmag.com
Boeing removed 141 aircraft from its backlog of pending orders, some due to the conflict in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
UK Startup Sentra Airways Leases First A330 — airwaysmag.com
Startup airline Sentra Airways obtained its first aircraft: an A330-200 leased from Air Lease Corporation. Delivery is scheduled for this summer.
APA Sues American Airlines over Training Practices — airwaysmag.com
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) union filed a complaint against American Airlines (AA), alleging labor law violations.
Lynx Air Inaugurates Toronto-Calgary Service — airwaysmag.com Today, Canadian ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air (Y9) took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Calgary for the first time.
Revamped Flybe Takes to the Skies from Belfast — airwaysmag.com
Rejuvenated Flybe (BE) took to the skies as its first flight soared from Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX).
American Airlines Strengthens Partnership with GOL — airwaysmag.com
American Airlines (AA) announced an investment agreement with the Rio de Janeiro-based Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3).
This Week in Aviation History
4/17: Hooters Air Ceased Operations — airwaysmag.com
Today in Aviation, US-based charter airline Hooters Air (Y5) ceased operations in 2006 after three years of operations.
4/14: BOAC Places First Boeing 747 into Service — airwaysmag.com Today in Aviation, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) placed the Boeing 747 into commercial service in 1971.
4/13: Dan-Air Operates First Boeing 727 — airwaysmag.com
Today in Aviation, Dan-Air (DA) became the first British airline to operate the Boeing 727 in 1973.
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