US airlines are losing money for the first time in years as coronavirus ends travel boom

Delta | April 23, 2020

Delta and United have reported their first quarterly losses in more than five years. Their competitors are also expected to release dismal results in the coming weeks. The next few months look even more painful for the sector as the coronavirus pandemic saps air travel demand during what is normally the most lucrative time of year.

Air travel has dropped by more than 95% as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the U.S. Now, states hard-hit by the pandemic like New York are extending stay-at-home advisories for the next several weeks and canceling events through June in New York City, a sign that business isn’t even close to returning to normal yet. Bleak economic data and a rising unemployment rate are increasing doubts about when travelers will return.

Spotlight

RF laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) is currently the dominant device technology used in high-power RF power amplifier (PA) applications for frequencies ranging from 1 MHz to greater than 3.5 GHz. Beginning in the early 1990s, LDMOS has gained wide acceptance for cellular infrastructure PA applications, and now is the dominant RF power device technology for cellular infrastructure.

Spotlight

RF laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) is currently the dominant device technology used in high-power RF power amplifier (PA) applications for frequencies ranging from 1 MHz to greater than 3.5 GHz. Beginning in the early 1990s, LDMOS has gained wide acceptance for cellular infrastructure PA applications, and now is the dominant RF power device technology for cellular infrastructure.

Related News

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

Intelsat Completes Gogo Commercial Aviation Acquisition, Announces Leadership appointments

businesswire | December 01, 2020

Intelsat today finished its securing of the Commercial Aviation business of Gogo, making the world's driving supplier of inflight broadband network to the business flight industry. “Combining Intelsat’s next-generation global telecommunications network with Gogo Commercial Aviation’s leading capabilities and airline relationships will create unprecedented innovation in inflight digital connectivity, unlocking exciting new growth and brand loyalty opportunities across the airline industry,” said Intelsat Chief Executive Stephen Spengler. “With our powerful, integrated offering, airlines will no longer need to trade off speed, reliability or availability for coverage, even when flying at full capacity in and out of the busiest airport hubs.” The end of the $400 million money bargain unites two corresponding undertakings the world's biggest satellite administrator with the main supplier of business inflight broadband and diversion administrations to convey remarkable development and long haul an incentive to business aircrafts.

Read More

BUSINESS AVIATION

Solace Technology Helps the Federal Aviation Administration Streamline Data Flow to Power NextGen Weather Systems

Solace | December 09, 2020

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is utilizing Solace's market-driving event streaming and the management platform to efficiently gather and circulate the continuous data needed to control their NextGen Weather Systems, which are involved Common Support Services – Weather (CSS-Wx) and NextGen Weather Processor (NWP). The NextGen Weather System's preparing stage bolsters the recognizable proof of traffic stream imperatives and on the way wellbeing perils, and gives made an interpretation of climate data expected to anticipate course blockage and airspace capacity requirements as long as eight hours ahead of time. The application of Solace technology to NextGen Weather Systems is an illustration of FAA's NAS Enterprise Message Service (NEMS), a implementation of message-oriented middleware ordinarily called System Wide Information Management (SWIM) in the aviation space. NEMS is a NAS-wide system that gives the digital information sharing backbone for their numerous and fluctuated NextGen initiatives and depends on Solace technology.

Read More

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

GOL announces approval of MAP acquisition by the CADE

GOL | January 03, 2022

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), ("GOL" or "Company"), in addition to the Material Fact disclosed on June 8, 2021 regarding the acquisition of MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda. by the Company ("Transaction"), informs that, on December 30, 2021, the General Superintendency of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense ("CADE") issued the Order SG No. 1929/2021 ("Order") approving the Transaction without restrictions. In accordance with applicable law, the approval decision will become final within 15 calendar days from its publication, with no third-party appeal or summons by the CADE Court. The Order and other documents of public nature about the analysis carried out by CADE may be accessed at the autarchy's electronic address. About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. GOL is Brazil's largest airline, leader in the corporate and leisure segments. Since its founding in 2001, it has been the airline with the lowest unit cost in Latin America, which has enabled the democratization of air transportation. The Company has alliances with American Airlines and Air France-KLM, in addition to making available to Customers many codeshare and interline agreements, bringing more convenience and ease of connections to any place served by these partnerships. With the purpose of "Being First for Everyone", GOL offers the best travel experience to its passengers, including: the largest inventory of seats and the most legroom; the most complete platform with internet, movies and live TV; and the best loyalty program, SMILES. In cargo transportation, GOLLOG delivers parcels to various regions in Brazil and abroad. The Company has a team of 15,000 highly qualified airline professionals focused on Safety, GOL's number one value, and operates a standardized fleet of 127 Boeing 737 aircraft. GOL's shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4).

Read More