Airways Weekly Briefing: Feb 28 - March 6, 2022
Welcome back! Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including updates on the Ukraine crisis' impact on global aviation, the ongoing Airbus-Qatar row, a look back at the Antonov AN-225, and this week's top history posts.
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Top Stories: Feb 28 - March 6, 2022
Repossessing Aircraft in Time of Crisis: A Daunting Task — airwaysmag.com How do you repossess US$12bn in aircraft from airlines based in a country controlled by a hostile government that has closed its airspace?
Avoiding Airspace: The Return of Cold War Flying — airwaysmag.com As of this week, airlines are banned from flying over parts of the world due to airspace blockades and sanctions amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
In response to worldwide bans on its aircraft, Russia announced it was blocking flights by airlines from 36 countries, including Britain and Germany.
Airbus filed a US$220m lawsuit against Qatar Airways (QR), claiming damages for two jets that were never delivered.
Sikorsky S-42: The Airliner that Changed Aviation History — airwaysmag.com The statement that the Sikorsky S-42 was the "airliner that changed aviation history" will undoubtedly spark debate.
American Airlines (AA) suspended its interline agreements with Aeroflot (SU) and S7 Airlines (S7), making it the latest airline to sever ties with Russian carriers.
A Look back at the Antonov AN-225: Ukraine's Finest — airwaysmag.com In the 1980s, Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov Design Bureau was tasked with producing an aircraft that could carry the Russian space shuttle.
Alaska Airlines Unveils Printed Orca Livery on Boeing 737 MAX — airwaysmag.com Alaska Airlines (AS) recently unveiled a new special livery featuring orcas, aka killer whales, on one of its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Garuda Indonesia to Restructure Fleet; Airbus, Boeing Orders — airwaysmag.com Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia (GA) wants to rejig the terms of its aircraft orders with manufacturers Airbus and Boeing.
Finnair Withdraws Guidance amid Russian Airline Ban — airwaysmag.com As the closure of Russia's airspace puts Finnair (AY) in a dire situation, the airline withdraws its H2 2022 guidance and braces for financial impact.
This Week in Aviation History
Continental Airlines (CO) Flight 34 departed Denver’s Stapleton Airport in 1995. It was Stapleton's last commercial flight.
Continental Airlines (CO) was finally merged into United Airlines (UA), the former ceasing brand operations in 2012.
Ansett Australia (AN), a major Australian airline group, ceased operations in 2002 after 65 years of service.
The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde, the British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner icon, first flew in 1969.
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