Airways Weekly Newsletter - Jan 3-9, 2022
Welcome aboard! Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles readers enjoyed during the week. Choose the story that interests you the most and read on!
Top Read Stories: Jan 2-9, 2022
Boeing CEO: New Dreamliner HGW Version on the Horizon — airwaysmag.com Boeing CEO Stan Deal has shared some news about a new High Gross Weight (HGW) version of the 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.
Maiden Flight of the First Serial Irkut MC-21 — airwaysmag.com The inaugural flight of the Irkut MC-21, the first serial production model with domestic composite wings and engines, has been completed.
Boeing is currently planning to create its next aircraft using new virtual design and engineering tools within the "Metaverse."
Allegiant Air (G4) and Boeing announced that the airline has placed an order for 50 737 MAX jets, with options for another 50 of the type.
Qatar Seeking US$600m in Damages from Airbus in A350 Row — airwaysmag.com A court document filed in Britain shows that Qatar Airways (QR) is seeking more than US$600m in compensation from A350 manufacturer Airbus.
Ghost Flights Still Expected over European Skies — airwaysmag.com Due to the worsening of the Omicron wave in Europe, airlines are forced to operate thousands of half-empty flights to maintain much-wanted slots.
Breeze Airways (MX) founder David Neeleman announced in a year-end letter that the airline had flown over 5,500 flights and 330,000 passengers.
Airbus delivered the first TwoTwenty corporate jet to Comlux from its Mirabel, Canada A220 Final Assembly Line.
Atlas Air Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters — airwaysmag.com Atlas Air Worldwide (5Y) announced an order for four Boeing 777 freighter aircraft, complementing the cargo giant’s existing Boeing freighter fleet.
Airlines Prepare for New Italian Vaccine Entry Requirements — airwaysmag.com Italy is set to announce new COVID vaccine entry requirements. US airlines are preparing crews for the impact on operations to the country.
Airbus Atlantic, a wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary and a global player in the aerostructures area has been formally founded.
United, Spirit Airlines Temporarily Raise Pilots’ Wages — airwaysmag.com As the pandemic continues to cause mayhem in the travel industry, US airlines will temporarily raise wages for selected pilots.
Ryanair (FR) announced via its corporate website the closure of its Frankfurt am Main (FRA) base on March 31, 2022.
Alaska Airlines (AS) reported it had to cut 10% of its flights in January due to the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The Week in Aviation History
Today in Aviation, Pan Am completed the purchase of the "Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast" carrier National Airlines in 1980.