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    Welcome 2021 Positive Approach on Aviation and Airlines

    Airline Adviser like the entire world and industry got beat up bad. No doubt it still hurts and will for a while longer . It is simple the last 20 years of the airline industry got wiped out in growth. Charts, graphs, speeches or meetings are not going to change anything. The plain simple fact 2021 is a chance to start over again.

    Positive approach and sheer respect for those that rose to the occasion. We are concentrated in a major overhaul and making it positively productive in a quite simple fashion. People matter and that is one thing that will not change as we live and let live by forgetting the mistakes and mishaps some airlines may or may not have had.

    One thing stuck out as true reminder is what Virgin Atlantic owner and founder Richard Branson said. Everyone in life deserves a second chance. This too goes for business, and maybe a little more forgiving as these are very unprecedented times. It has changed the world we live in from personal sacrifice too. Now is the time to build a stronger base and bond in the industry doing what’s right for those who travel. Those who do business and making it safe to do so. We have made solid relationship with a few companies that we build forward on in positive progress.

    Airline Adviser 01/04/21

    Alaska Airlines Boosts 737 MAX to 120 Jets

    SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. The new deal brings Alaska Airlines’ total 737 MAX orders and options to 120 airplanes, which will give the fifth largest U.S. carrier the scale, efficiency and flexibility to expand as air travel recovers.

    “We are extremely proud to be announcing this transformative agreement with Boeing,” said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Air Group. “We believe in this airplane, we believe in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the future of Alaska Airlines and the incredible opportunities ahead as we climb our way out of this pandemic.”

    Alaska Airlines, a longtime Boeing 737 operator, placed an order for 32 737-9 jets in 2012 as part of its fleet modernization program. The 737-9 is a member of the 737 MAX family that is designed to offer more fuel efficiency, reliability and flexibility in the single-aisle airplane market. Last month, Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its commitment to the 737 MAX program by leasing 13 new 737-9s while selling some A320 jets it had taken on through its acquisition of Virgin America.

    The new agreement announced last week will add 23 firm orders for the 737-9 and more options for future purchases. In all, Alaska will have 52 options which, if fully exercised, would take the carrier to as many as 120 737 MAX airplanes. The airline said the deal moves it toward a more efficient, all-Boeing mainline fleet that will “enhance the guest experience, improve operational performance and support the company’s growth.”

    “Alaska Airlines has done a tremendous job of weathering the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and is well positioned to return to its growth trajectory and strengthen its standing as one of the top U.S. airlines. With Alaska’s industry-leading reputation for safety, sustainability and customer service, we are honored they have chosen to invest in their future with a significant purchase of additional Boeing 737 airplanes,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are grateful for Alaska’s trust and partnership. Our team is focused on delivering their first 737 MAX jets and helping ensure a safe and seamless entry into service.”

    Alaska Airlines says the 737 – equipped with new, more fuel-efficient engines and improved aerodynamics – will use 20% less fuel and reduce emissions by 20% per seat compared to airplanes it replaces. The airline will configure the jet with 178 seats in a three-class configuration. The plane can fly 3,550 nautical miles, about 600 miles more than its predecessor.

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 12/28/20

    Airlines – Coronavirus and Fleet

    December 2, 2020 the world we know finds itself still struggling with the coronavirus. Vietnam recently became the next to sound the alarms as a local transmission reported after 89 days of clear and free of Covid19. Sunday 22 November Shanghai Pudong International airport became a center of panic and chaos. Why, because a few cargo ramp employees tested positive at the airport. Even cargo operations came to a standstill that day. Since then the airport is operating. Back here is the states Los Angeles and parts of California being close to calling a mandatory stay at home order. This is if they cannot get to grips of huge surge overwhelming hospitals. This too can put the brakes on airport and airline travel in that region. Airline Adviser was going to phase 3 December 3, 2020 yet we too have paused until January 4, 2021. Until then we operate under our version of phase 2.  

    Airlines are looking to congress for more relief as too are many others. Summer months were projecting better days ahead until this second wave came through. Good news is there is a vaccine on the horizon and hopefully in the early months of 2021 will eventually be available to millions of people not just military, medical staff, hospitals and first responders. The other huge obstacle is not so much an obstacle just logistical is distributing by air to locations. First airline to do that recently reported United Airlines charter flight.

    Courtesy Fire and Aviation TV Authorizing Airline Adviser

    Many airlines at the beginning of the global pandemic switched to flying Cargo flights even on the earlier days of 2020. They were strapping cargo into seats on what would normally be a commercial flight. Even American Airlines flew its first all-cargo flight in its commercial airline history this year. Singapore Airlines is rapidly converting some Boeing 767 aircraft into cargo configuration. Boeing has opened its second conversion facility in Singapore at ST Engineering facility. Thus, making the Boeing 767 -300 into a BCF.

    Many airlines have grounded their fleet around the world and for many during the financial restrains could be the end of the line for that particular airline, It could also be the end of the line of that particular aircraft forever. Some airlines are merely mothballing their fleets of be it Airbus A380 or Boeing 777 aircraft for example. This is where we come in at Airline Adviser in 2021 and years ahead. For airlines and fleet worldwide, it has excelled the rate of retirement of certain aircraft makes and models. One airline, Emirates plans on returning some of its A380 aircraft out of storage in 2022. Focusing on the future are airlines and one by one will make their own decision on what coronavirus has left them and the fleet they intend to operate if they are the airline still flying.

    Source Airline Adviser 12/02/20

    Airline Adviser Returns Back

    Well its been a long road for many around this world that are in business. From the bottom of our heart to millions affected we know it is a struggle. Frontline hero’s and huge thank you as this world continue to fight a major pandemic, covid19 Coronavirus. We like millions have been shelter in place then once we came out and still today take precautions adhere to mask wearing and social distancing.

    Airline Adviser is back and returns today officially October 5, 2020. We are making some major changes to the way we do things and a few similarities. We will no longer be doing daily reports of airport status and many other things. There are three major factors that we now on will be primary

    1 Investment – People come first in the airline industry and part of our new major focus investment of airlines and true values

    2 Fleet – Any airline from cargo to charter to commercial airline needs aircraft and a structure for fleet

    3 Destinations – Where are you needed around this world what is your best and profitable place to fly?

    These are the three most important aspects of the new Airline Adviser that started back in October 2008 as a website and then eventually grew into a company that helped many in the industry. We are focused on you in the industry and will advise, assist and work with many in the airline industry. We look forward to a new beginning and re start our engines currently at a phase 2. Where we hope this world will succeed in getting better and move to phase 3, December 3, 2020.

    Press Release Airline Adviser 10/05/20

    Together Be Stronger

    Many countries and millions of other businesses including multiple industries being mandated as Shelter in Place orders. We have been affected more so with global decrease in business. Covid19, coronavirus has devasted the world in so many ways and a major amount of industries.

    The airline and aviation industry like many other industries struggles with what Coronavirus has done to this world. We are at an unprecedented juncture and for now will continue to share our sources with Fire and Aviation TV until further notice. There are many airlines in this world hurting to a point of possible no return. There are some that will be grounded and return to the skies on a smaller level. There are some airlines that will take three years to get back to where they were before all this started.

    Airline Adviser like many need to make major changes as business is no longer business as usual. Hopefully as some states are beginning phase 1, beginning of May leading to some kind of normality. Other states are still in shelter in place with some recently extended. Understanding this makes us delay any further changes until at least late May or early June 2020. Until then see our twitter or Fire and Aviation TV social media accounts.

    Source Airline Adviser 04/29/20

    Consolidation of Operations

    Airline Adviser consolidated its operations March 14, 2020 and has extended its dates until May 1, 2020. Due to COVID19 it has decimated the airline and travel industry amongst million other industries. We have consolidated and given Fire and Aviation TV the rights to our content.

    During such time we have planned to return with a new approach. Once we can also access our parent company serving our site plans to make changes will occur. In the meantime, please see any future content aviation and airline news through our twitter or Facebook accounts named Airline Adviser. Other criteria and content see www.fireandaviation.TV

    Source Airline Adviser 04/08/20

    Saturday March 14, 2020 Airline Adviser

    Due to the current events of the Coronavirus effecting worldwide proportions it is a pandemic. Millions around the world are affected in all types of business. Effective today March 14, 2020 Airline Adviser will combine forces with Fire and Aviation TV. We give them full access to all media posts with twitter and Facebook.

    Airline adviser has been around since 2008 providing the airline industry the necessary information and will continue to in the future. Right now, all business and media will be shared with Fire and Aviation TV. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone worldwide in the this and the airline industry. The airline industry will like many things change and this is where we come in. We will focus strictly on airlines and share this information in our new partnership. For now, though the next 30 days we will monitor and address the airline industry through or on behalf of Fire and Aviation TV.

    Source Airline Adviser 03/14/20

    Airline Adviser Statement March 5, 2020

    With the last 2 months of heavy travel within the U.S for business we like millions are very concerned regarding CoronaVirus. It’s becoming very clear it’s a worldwide epidemic in no uncertain terms. We will be slowing our travel needs. The airline industry is looking at billions of lost revenue and some will not survive. Just last night FlyBe with the assistance of our partners shared media posts of the strong possibility it will cease flying. Today March 5, 2020 the airline ceased operating. There will be others and flying is going change for now.

    Late last year we partnered up with Fire and Aviation TV and the pure saturation of media posts have been overwhelming. We are taking control and change our vision for the future to better serve the industry. For more in-depth coverage we recommend you go to twitter to see the posts.

    On September 11, 2001 the world was shocked and aviation industry came to a standstill. Having personally returned from New York from a long overdue vacation September 10, 2001 the very next morning at work and at an airport location. Never had we ever seen anything like it since the beginning of flight and the birth of aviation.

    We have been a website since October 2008 offering a part of us to the airline and aviation industry. A lot said and done since 2008 feels like a many lifetime’s over.  We have seen so much happen in the industry and built some great business relationships over the years. Late 2019 like the airlines we codeshare now like the airlines say. The only one we share with is Fire and Aviation TV.

    Now is the time starting March 6, 2020 where this world needs all the help it can get. Looking today at pictures from someone taken at Hong Kong International Airport tells the story loud and clear. Aviation and airline will battle the Coronavirus. Some will come through, but it is the end of a ten-year growth in the airline industry period.  

    So, starting March 6, 2020 we are letting Fire and Aviation TV cover most media posts via social media outlets twitter and Facebook. We will still use our accounts on twitter and Facebook as Airline Adviser will change its outlook. We are strictly aviation and airline committed but as we all know there is more than just airlines at an airport. This is where fire and rescue are always a part of the industry. We have volunteered many years of service and contributed to the industry. We still this day forward will be committed but more so for Fire and Aviation TV. This is the time both industries need for us to come together and the industry worldwide need us like no other on media.

    New life to our site and true different meaning as a part of the industry. It will take weeks to turn everything around so changes will take place slowly but still up and running, it is our deepest heartfelt feeling to be there for you. One thing we truly believe in ,and said that became our logo stays the same is “People matter we care”  

    Source Airline Adviser 03/05/20

    China, Coronavirus and Economics

    As the close of bell on trading in wall street the spread of Corona Virus causes concern. Stocks dropped 100 points with more growing fears at the end of Thursday 13 February. We are in a world of hurt from the virus to economics as the airline industry is severely affected. Imports too are feeling the affect.

    All major carries in the US and foreign airlines have put the brakes on flights to many areas affected. Macau International Airport is operating only a fraction of flights compared to its normal operations. Many other airports are affected like Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Looking over at our international division that shows flights from various Asian and China airports affected.

    Long term affects many airlines USA to Asian airlines like Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong Express. and many others to name. Even today flights to Germany recently came to a halt like the flights to Berlin. Global ramifications in the light of the Corona Virus to try and quarantine those areas and protect others. Sure, frustrations will grow both economically and financially for many airlines. Health and safety come’s first for which something of this magnitude was not expected or considered in any company’s financial adjustments.

    There will be a fallout in the airline industry for those that already operate under tight profit margins. Long term adjustments need to be made. Cathay Pacific recently asked for its employees to take a three-week unpaid vacation to help adjust all the flight cancelations due to the Corona Virus. Last year Hong Kong was affected by many demonstrations where up until September 2019 affected the airport itself.

    Across the globe signs of this have affected people’s perception and fears. You can see many wearing masks at airports like at Los Angeles International where we just came from. All major airports are taking the necessary precautions to protect people coming from other parts of the world. Tom Bradley terminal was a sight that even us the seasoned traveler realize the severity of peoples concerns.

    To date the Olympics that are scheduled to take place July 24 thru August 9 are not affected and still plan to go ahead. This was announced today despite other sports before those date like some Golf and racing events earlier this year postponed until further notice. Once global control and federal public health agencies give the green light. Then and only then will airlines be able to start scheduling future flights. Not until then and governments give the all clear can we expect any normal operational flights. Now might be a good time for many airlines to re group and anticipate and modified schedule or fleet for capacity. No matter what the situation at least Etihad Airways before all this had announced over a week ago it as selling 38 of its 114 aircraft in fleet to try and become profitable again. Maybe some airlines feeling the affect of the current situation need to take some advice and cutback.

     

    Source Fire and Aviation TV / Shared Authorization to Airline Adviser 02/13/20

    Boeing Officially Stops 737 – 800 Max Production

    Courtesy Boeing

    At approximately 10.30am central time Tuesday 21 January we received word that Boeing had officially stopped production of the Boeing 737 – 800 max planes. It has been said that they actually stopped last night Monday 20 January, but this has not been confirmed. We will go with the original.

    There comes a time where in business we have to restart a project, a program, and even a product. Not a one for recreating the wheel but being pro-active. The time has come for Boeing and the max 8 to temporarily stop production. From today forward the next 60 days are peril for the aircraft manufacturer as production line and employees of Boeing that worked on this line are not online. They will be paid for the next 60 day based on various sources. Many a media outlet has reported the same.

    We have and in addition to others including yesterday at a conference in Dublin Ireland Monday January 20, 2020 stated there needs to be change. Udvar – Hazy the founder and chairman of Air Lease Corp has made a statement the name max should not be the name of the aircraft anymore. We have said the same too. Boeing for the love of your product and the future of this aircraft you need to change the name.

    There are many people who travel that may not be as informed as those in the industry. For those who may fly in the future a clear and precise identification of this model and make need to be removed far from its original name. We have suggestions and a clear marketing idea that could clearly make it to everyone in the future. There comes a time in life itself that information is clearly a great piece of mind. It eases our thought process and thinking of what’s to come when we are more informed.

    Boeing is working hard with the Federal Aviation Authority and other regulators around the world to try and get the aircraft re-certified. At this juncture though the new C.E.O. is David Calhoun who replaced Dennis Muilenburg January 13, 2020. With so much at stake it comes to a point where something has to change.

    Source Fire and Aviation TV / Authorized share with Airline Adviser 01/21/20

    Unknown Cause of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Crash

    Flight 752 of Ukraine International airlines was climbing Wednesday morning out of Tehran’s Imam International Airport. The flight took off at 6.12am local time. During that time the flight reached about 8,000 feet when it suddenly lost contact on radar with ground control. Reports estimate 176 people on board including crew members of the airline.

    Amateur video was caught in the early morning sky supposedly by a bystander of the Boeing 737 as it lit up the night sky and exploded on impact. Various sources speculate it was not a mechanical failure as originally reported but more like other reasons. During the video and other witness seeing this Boeing 737 plane show fire coming from the engine and an unusual but possible explosion before impact.

    Sources say the three-year-old aircraft was recently inspected January 6 on routine maintenance. It is way too early to say what was the cause of the plane to crash. There are speculations going around as recently it that area bombings by missiles were used against American Bases in Iraq. Until the black box and a full investigation can be done there is no conclusive evidence as to how this happened.

    The aircraft was delivered to Ukraine International Airlines in 2016 and in good condition. It was on a commercial flight to Kyiv, Ukraine with many different nationalities on board. Reports say Canadians, British, Swedish, Germans, Iranians, and Afghans were on board this flight.

    The U.S National Transportation are monitoring as they need to be invited into the country to investigate. With U.S. sanctions against Iran they need special permission to do so. Relations between Boeing, and Iran are not good at the time of the crash. At this time of release sources are saying there might be a problem in obtaining the black boxes. Being is closely monitoring and trying to assist in this Boeing 737-800 crash.

    Source Fire and Aviation TV. Authorized share to Airline Adviser 01/08/20

    Frontier Airlines Expansion

    It has been an interesting decade for many an airline and the industry. We like to see great success stories and companies that start small from humble beginnings. That’s where we started and like to share and report about great airlines like Frontier Airlines. No matter who and where you came from as a person your company is yours. Building it starts with hard work and perseverance to succeed. For those who created many a company, and not just given to them are those that feels like a great achievement Frontier Airlines is an example of its history and story

    Before we exit 2019 a major announcement of flight schedule and routes has been made. Including a new base in Orlando Florida creating new jobs. Strictly Airbus operator of different variants of the A319 320 and 321 they also have future orders of Airbus A321 Neo and XLR’s. December 19, 2019 announcement of a new Training facility and hanger adding 45 new jobs in Orlando with a new training base. Planned to open the new 35,000 square foot hanger and facilities will open in 2 years. In addition, it will be able to house the Airbus A321 with 2 dedicated outdoor parking areas for the Airbus A320. As 2020 begins the airline will add 18 nonstop flights in total and to Guatemala, El Salvador and Caribbean airports. Frontier Airlines will start a Miami based hub in 2020 with 8 more flights and crews based in Miami.

    Source Fire and Aviation TV / Shared to Airline Adviser 12/20/19

    First E175-E2 Jet Completes its Maiden Flight

    São José dos Campos – Brazil, December 12, 2019 –The Embraer E175-E2 made its inaugural flight today from the company’s facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family. The maiden flight kicks off a rigorous 24-month flight test campaign.

    “Today’s flight of the E175-E2 marks the completion of our vision to produce a family of new-generation commercial aircraft that bring unparalleled cost savings to our customers, exceptional comfort for their passengers, and fewer emissions for the planet,” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 are already stellar performers. The E175-E2 is just as impressive. We’re eager to get working on certification. My sincere thanks to every Embraer employee who helped make this day possible.”

    The E175-E2 departed at 11:07 a.m. local time from the runway adjacent to Embraer’s Faria Lima complex and flew for two hours and 18 minutes. Embraer’s Captain Mozart Louzada commanded the aircraft along with first officer Wander Almodovar Golfetto, and flight engineers Gilberto Meira Cardoso and Mario Ito. The aircraft took off and landed with fly-by-wire (FBW) controls in normal mode. The crew evaluated aircraft performance, flight quality and systems behavior.

    Embraer will use three aircraft for the E175-E2 certification campaign. The first and second prototypes will be used for aerodynamic, performance and system tests. The third prototype will be used to validate maintenance tasks and will be outfitted with interior furnishings.

    The E175-E2 has one additional row of seats compared to the first-generation E175 and can be configured with 80 seats in two classes, or up to 90 in a single class. The airplane will save up to 16% in fuel and 25% in maintenance costs per seat compared to the E175.

    Like the E190-E2 and the E195-E2, the E175-E2 will have the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets.

    The E175-E2 features new Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1700G ultra-high bypass ratio engines, a completely new wing, full fly-by-wire controls and new landing gear. Compared to the first-generation E175, 75% of aircraft systems are new.

    Source Embraer / Edited by Airline Adviser 12/12/19

    Indian Market Making A Shift in Airlines

    Since earlier this year 2019 many airlines have ceased to operate and in India. From Jet Airways to many other the market share has shifted. The year is not over an Air India is in financial trouble to a point that if something is not done will probably be gone. There is nothing solid to make this one for the history books. Aviation industry recently seen Hong Kong Airlines narrowly escape operation status.

    Delta Airlines will return service from New York JFK to Mumbai with a non-stop service. This will begin December 22, 2019. In addition, there are new additional airlines vying for India’s markets. The new addition is set to be Air Tanzania, VietJet Air, LOT Polish Airlines. That just to start along with a few more that we have been notified by Arika Israeli Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, and a few we don’t normally hear from Scoot Air, Nok Air. The Indian market is up for big changes with this wide variety of airlines. We expect the start of 2020 to be an interesting one for this part of the aviation sector. Let’s see what happens with Air India can they manage to sustain the course. Now if they go many will gain.

    Source Fire and Aviation TV / Courtesy Provided to Airline Adviser 12/09/19

    Delta, LATAM to launch code sharing partnership in Latin America

     

    Courtesy Airline Adviser

    Delta and LATAM will launch code sharing for flights operated by certain LATAM affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru beginning in the first quarter of 2020, pending receipt of applicable government approvals.

    The codeshare will offer customers increased connectivity between up to 74 onward destinations in the United States and up to 51 onward destinations in South America. Important step begins to deliver benefits to customers with expanded connectivity to up to 51 destinations in South America

    Delta expects to expand codeshare opportunities to include more destinations in the near future. The airlines are also working toward introducing frequent flyer program reciprocity and reciprocal lounge access.

    “This is an important milestone for customers as we begin to deliver on the transformative partnership between Delta and LATAM announced earlier this year,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “Once fully realized, this partnership will give us the ability to offer our shared customers an industry-leading network and superior service across the Americas.”

    In September, Delta and LATAM announced an agreement that would bring together the leading airlines in North and South America, which once fully implemented will offer significantly expanded travel options for customers with access to 435 destinations worldwide. The enhanced cooperation is subject to governmental and regulatory approvals.

    Source Delta Airlines / Edited by Fire and Aviation TV / Provided to Airline Adviser 12/03/19