Airways Weekly Newsletter - Jan 3-9, 2022
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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 to Create Next Aircraft in the "Metaverse" — airwaysmag.com
Boeing is currently planning to create its next aircraft using new virtual design and engineering tools within the "Metaverse."
Allegiant Air Orders Up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX — airwaysmag.com
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.
ETIAS: EU Updates Schengen Area Entry Rules — airwaysmag.com The European Union (EU) has launched its new travel rules for international passengers entering the Schengen Area.
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 Carries 330,000 Passengers since Launch — airwaysmag.com
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.
Next Level Luxury: First Airbus TwoTwenty Delivered to Comlux — airwaysmag.com
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.
Aerostructures Company Airbus Atlantic Launches — airwaysmag.com
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.
Iraqi Airways Receives First Airbus A220 — airwaysmag.com Iraqi Airways (IA) becomes the latest airline to add the A220 to its fleet. Its first, YI-ARF, was delivered from Airbus’ Mirabel plant.
Ryanair to Close Frankfurt Base over Airport Charge Increase — airwaysmag.com
Ryanair (FR) announced via its corporate website the closure of its Frankfurt am Main (FRA) base on March 31, 2022.
Alaska Airlines Cuts Flight Schedule amid Omicron Concerns — airwaysmag.com
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
Pan Am Retires the Boeing 707 — airwaysmag.com Today in Aviation, Pan American World Airways (PA) retired its last Boeing 707 from regular passenger service in 1981.
MD-95 Is Rebranded as Boeing 717 — airwaysmag.com Today in Aviation, Boeing rebranded the twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner McDonnell Douglas MD-95 as the Boeing 717-200 in 1998.
Pan Am Acquires National Airlines — airwaysmag.com
Today in Aviation, Pan Am completed the purchase of the "Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast" carrier National Airlines in 1980.
First Round-the-world Flight Lands in New York — airwaysmag.com Today in Aviation, Pan American World Airways became the first commercial airline to complete a flight around the world in 1942.