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    Sky West Airlines has ordered some new Embraer E175 aircraft. President and CEO of SkyWest, Chip Childs, said, "SkyWest operates more E175s than any other carrier in the world. With these aircraft, we will have nearly 240 E175s operating with airlines in North America. This month we are proud to reach two million flight hours in the E175. Our customers love the E175, and we have great confidence in and appreciate our partnership with Embraer." The new aircraft will be for use with Delta. More than 70 E175s already operate for Delta.

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    jetBlue made its inaugural flight to London adding competition to the trans-Atlantic landscape between New York and London. The flight which was B6 7 left JFK and touched down at London Heathrow (LHR). With the new trans-Atlantic offering, jetBlue now operates in 26 countries. "For the first time in JetBlue’s 21-year history we are crossing the North Atlantic and competing in one of the busiest travel markets in the world, well-positioned to introduce our award-winning service and low fares to a new global audience that is ready for a fresh choice in transatlantic flying," said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue.

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    AirBaltic has taken delivery of its 28th Airbus A220-300. Seven are planned for delivery to the airline in 2021, so far this is the third handed over and it is registered as YL-ABB. The airline ordered 50 of these airplanes initially and has options for another 30 should they choose to exercise them.

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    Commercial pilots are being warned that the status of aeronautical information services for Afghanistan is unknown at this stage while air traffic services remain unavailable in the country’s airspace. Be advised. Of course this is as a result of the current instability caused by the overtaking of power by the Taliban group while the United States pulled out of Afghanistan.

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    Air Baltic is set to receive another round of funding as the Latvian airline seeks to get itself back in a better operational standing. 90 million Euros (105 USD) has been allocated to help soften the blow of covid-19 pandemic related losses the airline as incurred.
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    Delta has ordered additional Airbus A321neo aircraft. 30 more A321neos were ordered by the American carrier to basically help the company meet its future fleet objectives and requirements. "As the industry looks to emerge from the pandemic, Delta is showing responsible leadership and casting a strong vote of confidence now in the A321neo," noted Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. "With orders for 30 more of an aircraft that is in very high demand around the globe, our partners at Delta are underscoring the strategic role they see for the A321neo with its outstanding environmental performance for the airline’s renowned customer service and reliability for years into the future."

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    Copa Airlines has gone into a contract with Collins Aerospace to have new wheels and carbon brakes provided for their Boeing 737NG fleet. The contract is the largest one of that nature for Collins as Copa is the second largest 737 operator in Latin America. "To proactively prepare for the airline industry’s recovery, Copa opted to upgrade its 737NG fleet to the Collins wheel and brake due to its superior brake life and overall lower cost of ownership," said Cory May, general manager, Aftermarket Landing Systems for Collins Aerospace. "We’re proud to partner with Copa on this program and pleased to now supply carbon wheels and brakes for its entire fleet of 737 aircraft, including the 737MAX. Collins is excited to continue supporting Copa on its path to becoming one of the largest operators in Latin America."

    "As one of the largest airlines in Latin America operating many long-haul flights on our Boeing 737-800, we need wheels and brakes that are dependable and a service provider with a worldwide support network we can count on," said Rafael Samudio, vice president, Technical Operations for Copa Airlines. "Collins provides us not only both, but also with an opportunity to improve in our cost control efforts."

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    Northern Pacific Airlines?

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    Russian carrier Rossiya now has 100 aircraft in its fleet since putting into operation at least 42 Sukhoi Superjet 100s. By the end of 2021 the airline is looking to have 66 of the type. By sometime in 2022 they are looking at 87 of the type to be in the fleet. Adding to the fleet from next year will be the Irkut MC21. Back in 2018 the airline signed for 50 MC-21-300s and once they have them in possession the airline will become the largest operator of the twinjet type.

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    AirBaltic is taking delivery of A220-300s at a fast rate. The last time (quoted above) was for their 28th of the type now they have taken possession of the 30th of the type already. The registration on the 28th unit was YL-ABB and on the 30th it is YL-ABD.

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    Evening arrivals at YVR.

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    Porter Airlines has completed the modernization of its De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft fleet with a series of updates ahead of its return to flying on Sept. 8. At the center of these updates are the installation of new passenger seats which are the TiSeat E2 from Expliseat otherwise known as the world's lightest aircraft seat. The slim-line seats are manufactured with titanium and composite materials resulting in the light-weight categorization. Porter suggests that the seats are half the weight of the previous seats that were installed representing a weight savings of nearly 1,000 lbs to the aircraft. "Expliseat is delighted to expand its leading-edge technology solution into North America with Canada's top-rated regional airline by Skytrax. These are very exciting times for us!," said Benjamin Saada, CEO Expliseat.

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    Jet2.com is one of the newest Airbus A321neo customers. They recently made an order for 36 A321neo aircraft in the first instance. "We very much welcome Jet2.com’s decision. Traditionally having been operating non fly-by-wire aircraft, we note with great satisfaction that after having tested a couple of leased A321s and run a comprehensive evaluation, Jet2.com is forward looking and investing in modern and future proof Airbus fly-by-wire technology. This is a testimony to Jet2.com’s vision of efficiency, quality, performance and environmentally friendly flying," said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.

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    Airbus's Single-aisle Airspace cabin is going into service with Lufthansa. One of the airlines Airbus A321neos is fitted with the new cabin. Lufthansa has started operations with its first A320 Family aircraft – an A321neo – featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin. In doing so, the airline becomes the first operator in Europe to introduce the new Airspace cabin features for passengers on board A320 Family aircraft. In 2018 Lufthansa Group, a long-time A320 Family customer, chose to equip more than 80 of its new A320 Family aircraft on order from Airbus with Airspace cabins. The new Airspace features include: slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with their redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades; the largest overhead bins for 60% more bags; the latest full LED lighting technologies; LED-lit ‘entrance area’; and new lavatories with hygienic touchless features and antimicrobial surfaces. "Lufthansa has once again made a choice of innovation and passenger appeal, raising the bar for the flying public at large to experience next-level, Airbus leading cabin innovations", said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International. "I am delighted to welcome one of our long term partners, Lufthansa, to become the first European operator for the A320neo Family Airspace cabin. I can’t wait to fly on one of these aircraft."

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    Some more cinematic YVR arrivals.

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    What is Philippines Airlines planning to do to recover...hear from the COO of the airline.

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    SalamAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo making it the first airline to operate the aircraft type in the Oman market. Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: "We are pleased to introduce the newest A321neo aircraft into our fleet as we continue to expand our network. The induction of the A321neo aircraft marks another step towards meeting the needs of international, regional, and domestic passengers in the perpetually growing aviation market. The employment of this aircraft to our fleet with its additional range and extra 32 seats to our existing A320neo will support the growth plans of our airline's network. We are honoured to supplement our airline's fleet with a new aircraft that offers lower operating costs, superior eco commitment and greater comfort for our passengers."

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    Breeze Airways reveals new A220 livery, confirms order for 20 additional A220-300 aircraft from Mobile Final Assembly Line.

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    An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 landing at Basel Airport.

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    A220-300 number 31 has arrived at AirBaltic now. YL-ABE is the registration of the 31st unit.

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