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  • China Airlines Cargo 747

    Lack of alertness, improper operation behind China Airlines freighter undershoot


    The pilot of a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter that undershot a runway at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport had inadequate rest — thanks to a crying baby at home — which affected his alertness. Releasing its final report into the 2018 incident, the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) also ...

  • Citilink A320

    Citilink swings back to profitability in 2019


    Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink posted an operating profit of $67.8 million in 2019, marking a return to profitability for the Garuda Indonesia subsidiary. This is a significant turnaround for the airline, which recorded an operating loss of $54.6 million in 2018, Garuda’s 2019 annual report shows. Revenue for ...

  • Air China 777-300ER

    Air China warns of 'short term' loss from outbreak


    Air China has joined a growing list of airlines in warning of an operating loss “in the short term”, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc. Discussing the outlook for 2020 in its full-year results, the Air China group noted the impact that the outbreak — which originated ...

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    Air China 2019 profit inches up 2.1%


    Lower expenses, coupled with more passengers carried, helped push Air China’s 2019 operating profit slightly higher. It posted a full-year profit of CNY14.6 billion ($2.06 billion) for 2019, an increase of 2.1% compared to the previous year. Group revenue for the year fell marginally — at about 0.4% ...

  • China Eastern

    China Eastern sees ‘significant uncertainty’ in 2020


    China Eastern Airlines enjoyed a boost in operating and net profit last year while strengthening its cash position, but the coronavirus pandemic is creating “significant uncertainty” in 2020. The Shanghai-based carrier’s operating profit gained 8.3% to CNY10 billion ($1.4 billion) for the year ended 31 December 2019. Net ...

  • Korean Air 747-81

    Walter Cho re-elected as Hanjin KAL chairman


    Walter Cho was re-elected as the chairman of Hanjin KAL at an annual general meeting held on 27 March. Hanjin KAL, the parent group of Korean Air, is controlled by the Cho family. Walter Cho succeeded his father, the late Cho Yang-ho, as head of Hanjin KAL in 2003. ...

  • Garuda CRJ1000

    Garuda returns to profitability in 2019


    Garuda Indonesia posted an operating profit of $147 million for 2019, a turnaround from the $199 million operating loss in 2018. Revenue grew 5.6% to $4.57 billion, driven by a 6.9% increase in passenger revenue. Total costs declined by 4% to $4.4 billion, as the group carrier tightened ...

  • Exos Aerospace SARGE launch

    US Air Force looks at using small sounding rocket for hypersonic testing


    The US Air Force is studying using a suborbital sounding rocket to test materials, sensors and flight controls at hypersonic speeds.

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    Minimum number of flights required for airlines taking bailout money: US DOT


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has published rules that US carriers must follow if they decide to accept government aid as a result of financial difficulties resulting from the global coronavirus crisis.

  • Swiss A220

    A220 uncontained engine failures linked to resonance phenomenon


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to remove certain full-authority digital engine control software, and install a new version, after a series of engine failures involving fracture of low-pressure compressor rotors. Four such incidents have been registered, says the US FAA in a directive for the type’s Pratt ...

  • Rafale M - Dassault

    Dassault aims to begin gradual restart of production at French sites after coronavirus shutdown


    Dassault hopes to begin gradually recommencing production at its French facilities in the coming days following an agreement with workforce unions

  • Berlin tegel

    Tegel airport operator plans temporary closure to cut costs


    Berlin’s airports operator is preparing a temporary closure of the Tegel airport, and requires fresh capital to deal with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis

  • Gripen E

    Gripen E testing picks up the pace


    Saab’s Gripen E test fleet recently passed the combined 300 flight hour milestone, the company says, as the programme moves into more advanced territory.

  • IATA logo

    Ticket refund burden to compound airline Q2 losses: IATA


    A requirement to refund an estimated $35 billion in airline tickets during the second quarter will deepen the impact on their cash reserves on top of a projected industry loss of $39 billion for the quarter.

  • BHL C-19 S92 2

    North Sea helicopter operators provide dedicated coronavirus response fleet


    Oil and gas operators working from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland have assembled a fleet of helicopters for emergency repatriation flights of offshore staff as a response to the coronavirus crisis.

  • Saab 105

    Swedish training transition to engage Gripen C/Ds


    The Swedish air force is poised to begin modernising its pilot training system, with the process from later this decade to involve the interim use of Saab Gripen C/Ds during advanced instruction phases.

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

    Icelandair to absorb regional Air Iceland Connect operation


    Icelandair Group will fold the activities of Air Iceland Connect into its mainline operation and eliminate the position of the regional arm’s managing director.

  • emirates fleet dubai airport

    Emirates to receive capital injection from Dubai government


    Emirates is to be given a capital injection by the Dubai government, to support the Middle Eastern airline in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. The operator – which has a fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s – has suspended passenger flights in line with United Arab Emirates ...

  • british-airways-at gatwick

    British Airways suspends flights from Gatwick


    British Airways has suspended operations at its London Gatwick hub, citing “challenging” market conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Gatwick is the UK’s second-busiest airport after London Heathrow , and BA’s second-largest hub. Cirium schedules data shows that the carrier serves 75 destinations from Gatwick . ...

  • Phenom 300E

    Embraer records 2019 surge in business jet sales, but cautions on coronavirus impact


    Sales at Embraer Executive Jets in 2019 were the strongest for five years, and all the aircraft it produced in the 12 months were delivered to customers, leaving “zero white tails” in the firm’s inventory.