Aviation.


Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

10 March 2022

Russian aviation paralyzed by Western sanctions

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, sanctions imposed by Western countries are threatening to paralyze the country’s air transport. Aircraft leasing companies have until […]
9 March 2022

Ryanair fulfils threat and cuts 5,000 flights, 19 routes in Lisbon and 150 jobs

Ryanair will cancel 19 routes in Lisbon for this summer, justifying this decision with the fact that the Government has not unlocked the slots that TAP […]
8 March 2022

Ryanair’s CEO doubles down on ultimatum sent to Portugal

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary is once again putting pressure on Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, and insisting that the deadline for releasing TAP slots is overdue. […]
7 March 2022

Aeroflot suspends international flights for fear of having their planes seized

In light of the on-going war in Ukraine, multiple countries have announced the ban of Russian aircraft in their airspace and, one by one, Russia did […]
4 March 2022

Commission approves €7 million for Slovenian airlines affected by Covid-19

After the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Slovenian airlines will benefit from a second round of EU financial support totalling €7 million. 1. State aid […]
3 March 2022

Airspace bans cause hours of extra flight time and increased operating costs

Since Sunday, the European Union airspace has been closed to “any plane owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Russian legal or natural person” and, as […]
3 March 2022

Airbus to conduct tests of hydrogen-fueled engine on A380 jet

Airbus is betting on the use of hydrogen and has just announced that it will begin developing the technology to have its first aircraft in service […]
2 March 2022

President Biden announces closure of US airspace to Russian aircraft

In his State of the Union speech from 1 March, US President Joe Biden addressed the on-going Ukraine-Russia war and, following the model of the European […]
2 March 2022

Air passenger numbers to fully recover by 2024, estimates IATA

In a press release from 1 March, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it expects air passenger numbers to fully recover to pre-Covid-19 levels by […]
28 February 2022

Largest plane in the world destroyed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The longest, heaviest and largest aircraft ever built, the Antolov AN-225, has been destroyed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian authorities. On 24 February, […]
28 February 2022

EU shuts down EU airspace to Russian planes

Over the weekend, almost all EU Member States have individually announced their ban on Russian aircraft from their airspace. On Sunday evening, Commission President Ursula von […]
28 February 2022

EU airline safety regulator addresses travelling concerns to eastern Europe

With the escalation of war in Ukrainian territory, the EU airline safety regulator — European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) — was consulted to assess the […]
28 February 2022

Delta Airlines and Manchester United ditch Russia’s Aeroflot airlines

Delta Airlines suspended its codeshare agreement with Russia’s Aeroflot airlines amidst the military escalation in Ukraine. In the UK, the soccer club Manchester United has also […]
28 February 2022

Delta Airlines accused of moving black woman to back of plane

A Black woman has accused Delta Airlines of moving her to the back of a plane during the flight. Camille Henderson declared she boarded a flight […]
28 February 2022

Flight radar 24 registers millions of users since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Dozens of flights are being diverted around Ukraine after airspace was closed following Russia’s invasion, which started on Thursday February 24th. The Daily Mail reports that […]
24 February 2022

Why are airlines concerned with 5G deployment?

American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United and air shipping carriers like UPS and FedEx asked the US administration to seek a delay for the 5G deployment over […]
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