Bailing booking platforms and Airbnb bookings: how the travel industry is supporting Ukraine
As the invasion of Ukraine continues, international sanctions against Russia heighten in every field of trade and business. Here’s the latest on how the travel industry is doing its bit.
Rex scraps break-even forecast for FY21, as Melbourne lockdown bites
The airline’s bean counters have been forced to revisit their FY21 guidance with a red pen.
“I thought we were going down”: What we know about the United Airlines engine explosion
The flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver when one of its engines blew apart, raining debris on suburban neighbourhoods below.
Boeing to pay more than $3 billion in criminal conspiracy settlement
The US Department of Justice has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement after the aircraft manufacturer was accused of concealing information about its troubled 737 MAX.
Sriwijaya Air crash raises further questions about Indonesia’s aviation industry
Indonesia’s most recent aviation disaster has killed 62 people, after flight SJ-182 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from the same airport as 2018’s ill-fated Lion Air flight.
Virgin Australia scraps order of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
The airline’s new owners have decided that it only needs half of the 737 MAX planes that were on the original order form.
Aviation Wrap: Virgin’s company secretary resigns, Myanmar Airways appoints Australian GSA + MORE
It’s mainly good news in this week’s Aviation Wrap, with a sprinkling of announcements around the industry’s favourite buzzword: sustainability.
Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025
by Christian Fleetwood
Looking to impress colleagues with your aviation knowledge during the next Zoom catch-up? Reading this sciency story should do the trick.
Aviation Wrap: Qantas to reopen lounges, Lufthansa shareholders approve $15bn rescue package + MORE
It’s a monster Aviation Wrap this week, folks. Meaning that there’s lots of news – not that it’s scary or anything.
Aviation Wrap: New bosses for IAG and United, Emirates’ Aussie return + MORE
If this week’s Aviation Wrap was a type of aircraft, it would be an Antonov An-225 Mriya. Meaning it’s got a buttload of news.
World’s second-oldest airline files for bankruptcy
Avianca certainly isn’t the first international airline to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to Boeing’s CEO, it may not be the last.
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