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April 27, 2022



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Boeing Confirms Delay of 777X Deliveries for 2025

Boeing has confirmed that delays in its 777X program will see aircraft deliveries pushed back to 2025. Boeing president and CEO Dave Calhoun announced that while development and testing were advancing well, delivery of the first 777-9 aircraft was “now expected in 2025, based on an updated assessment of the time required to meet certification requirements.” The company will also halt production of the 777X through 2023 to “minimize inventory and the number of airplanes requiring change incorporation.”

Airways Magazine | Related Boeing posts $1.2 billion loss in first quarter on massive write-downs – Business Standard



JetBlue, Aemetis Sign Agreement for 125M Gallons of SAF

On Tuesday, Aemetis announced that it has signed an offtake agreement with JetBlue Airways valued at $530 million for 125 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 10-year term of the agreement. The fuel supplied under the agreement will blend 40 percent SAF and 60 percent petroleum Jet A to meet international blending standards. The fuel is expected to be produced by the Aemetis renewable jet/diesel plant under development in Riverbank, California. Deliveries to JetBlue are scheduled to begin in 2025.  

Market Watch | Related Heathrow Is The Largest Major Airport User Of Sustainable Aviation Fuel – Simple Flying



Turkish Airlines Operates Sustainable Flight with Themed Livery

On April 27, Turkish Airlines debuted its new sustainable-themed livery adorning its Airbus A321 aircraft for its inaugural sustainable flight to Stockholm. The flight, whose livery features a design of leaves, was fueled by sustainable aviation fuel and featured additional sustainability actions in the cabin, including using kraft tissues, paper cups, wooden salt and pepper shakers, and offering passengers complimentary green tea. Additionally, in-flight blankets and pillows were produced with 100 percent recycled certificated threads, and toys distributed to children in-flight were made using FSC certified wood.

APEX Media | Related Condor unveils new aircraft livery with beach towel-like striped look – Design Boom



Anuvu and Marvel Partner on New In-Flight Games

Anuvu has announced a new collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, building on Anuvu’s existing partnership with Disney. The deal allows airlines to provide Marvel’s games through their seatback entertainment systems or stream them directly to passengers’ personal devices. “Anuvu has had a longstanding relationship with Disney for over 15 years. Expanding our collaboration to include Marvel content and characters is a natural next step,” said Mike Pigott, executive vice president of Connectivity at Anuvu.

Inflight Online | Related Anuvu builds Ka GEO satellite bridge to hybrid constellation – Runway Girl Network



Air Canada Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines for A321XLR aircraft

Air Canada has announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 30 firm and 14 purchase right Airbus A321XLR aircraft that the carrier has on order. The companies also signed an EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement to see Pratt & Whitney provide Air Canada with engine maintenance. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024. "The GTF's efficiency and reliability will help us lower costs and also allow us to expand our network,” said Richard Steer, senior vice president of Operations and Express Carriers at Air Canada.

AERO Magazine | Related Pratt & Whitney and Air bp sign MOU on SAF – Asian Aviation



Baggage Tracking System at Birmingham Airport Goes Live

Birmingham Airport in the UK now offers full IATA Resolution 753 Compliance following the installation of an interface between automated tag readers installed on the arrivals carousels and the Load&Track Baggage Management System provided by Luggage Logistics. Combined with an interface for the airport’s automated tag readers in the arrival halls, the system allows airlines operating at Birmingham Airport to have all the information required to be fully compliant with Resolution 753.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related Smiths Detection equips Tokyo International Airport – Asian Aviation



CLEAR Launches Expedited Lanes in Terminal 2 at SAN

CLEAR announced the launch of its expedited lanes in Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport (SAN). CLEAR’s technology allows passengers to use its dedicated lanes to verify their identity by scanning their eyes, replacing the need to take out their wallet and driver's license. After verification, a CLEAR Ambassador escorts members through the dedicated lane and directly to TSA physical security. The launch represents CLEAR's continued growth in California, where its security lanes are available at eight airports.  

PR Newswire | Related Ahead of Music Festival Crowds, CLEAR Launches Expedited Lanes at Palm Springs International Airport – PR Newswire





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