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  • S7 A321neo fire
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    Probe opens into S7 A321neo start-up engine fire

    2020-01-18T10:04:00Z

    Russian investigators are probing an engine fire involving an Airbus A321neo which occurred as the aircraft was preparing to depart Novosibirsk. The twinjet – fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1100G powerplants – had been operating the S75783 service to the Vietnamese resort of Cam Ranh at about 01:30 ...

  • Aurora Airbus
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    Putin orders proposals for new far-east Russian airline

    2020-01-17T18:02:00Z

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a study into the potential for establishing a new airline for transport in the eastern regions of the country, particularly to remote areas. Putin has instructed prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to submit proposals for setting up an operator which would use Russian-built aircraft ...

  • Air Greenland A330-800
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    Air Greenland opts for A330-800 to modernise fleet

    2020-01-17T17:37:00Z

    Air Greenland has tentatively agreed to take a single Airbus A330-800 to replace the carrier’s ageing A330-200. The 305-seat aircraft – currently the subject of a memorandum of understanding, according to Airbus – is set to be delivered in 2021. It will mark a powerplant switch for the ...

  • Flybe De Havilland Dash 8/Q400
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    Flybe rejects rivals’ bailout complaints

    2020-01-17T11:54:00Z

    Flybe has dismissed suggestions by rivals Ryanair, EasyJet and IAG that the UK regional carrier is receiving unfair and illegal state subsidies, following the government’s decision to provide a bailout package.

  • Titan A321LR
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    Titan to replace 757-200s with A321LRs

    2020-01-17T11:45:00Z

    UK-based charter operator Titan Airways is to introduce a pair of long-range Airbus A321LRs later this year. The aircraft, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines, will be delivered to the carrier, which is stationed at London Stansted, in late summer 2020 and start operations in the autumn. They ...

  • Waterside offices British Airways, IAG
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    IAG removes non-EU ownership limit

    2020-01-17T11:36:00Z

    IAG has disclosed that the proportion of its shares held by “non-EU persons” has declined to 39.5%, from 47.5% in February 2019, enabling the group to remove maximum limits on non-EU ownership that ensure regulators class it as a European airline.

  • Adria SSJ100
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    Superjet plan emerges ahead of Adria Airways AOC auction

    2020-01-17T09:40:00Z

    Collapsed Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways’ air operator’s certificate is set to be auctioned on 23 January, and the administrator for the bankrupt company is formally inviting bids. The invitation says the lot being presented for auction effectively amounts to the whole business of Adria, in particular all permits to ...

  • tarom 737 Max
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    Romanian government discusses funding to rescue Tarom

    2020-01-17T08:38:00Z

    Romania’s government has discussed allocating critical financial support to ailing flag-carrier Tarom during a meeting on 16 January. Transport minister Lucian Bode had asked prime minister Ludovic Orban to approve a draft memorandum for granting rescue aid, supplemented with restructuring aid, for 2020. After the meeting the head ...

  • Jet Airways
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    ​Jet Airways to sell Dutch business to KLM

    2020-01-17T06:02:00Z

    Jet Airways has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with KLM for its businesses in the Netherlands. The carrier said in a stock exchange disclosure that the deal was inked on 13 January with Dutch resolution professionals, but gave no details on the transaction value or timeline. ...

  • easyjet a320
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    Intersection confusion cited in identical EasyJet take-off incidents

    2020-01-16T18:14:00Z

    Two identical serious take-off incidents within two weeks involving EasyJet Airbus A320s at Lisbon have spurred UK investigators to advise Portugal’s airports operator to stop using confusing terminology for runway departure positions. Both incidents involved the aircraft accelerating with insufficient thrust and becoming airborne close to the far end ...

  • Ryanair group chief executive Michael O'Leary
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    Ryanair demands industry-wide UK passenger duty exemption

    2020-01-16T17:08:00Z

    The UK will be in breach of competition and state-aid laws unless it extends the exemption of air passenger duty it has promised Flybe to the wider industry, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has argued.

  • MSN5 A350 take-off
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    A350 obtains Russian certification ahead of Aeroflot delivery

    2020-01-16T16:56:00Z

    Airbus has secured type certification for the A350-900 from Russian authorities, ahead of the delivery of the type to flag-carrier Aeroflot. Russian air transport regulator Rosaviatsia’s official documentation shows the type certificate was drawn up on 13 December. Airbus says the approval is an “important step” and has ...

  • A350 ATTOL
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    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

    2020-01-16T15:18:00Z

    Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulouse on 18 December and the crew of five performed eight flights ...

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    British Airways offers promotional prices on Flybe-contested domestic routes

    2020-01-16T12:28:00Z

    British Airways has included domestic routes in a ticket sale launched two days after the UK government disclosed a rescue deal for regional carrier Flybe.

  • airbus 50 fleet
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    Credit Suisse launches aviation financing subsidiary

    2020-01-16T09:00:00Z

    Credit Suisse says it has launched an aviation liquidity subsidiary which aims to assist actors in the aviation and air transport industry manage short-term transactions involving leased aircraft.

  • easyjet a320
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    EasyJet to make Sharm el-Sheikh return

    2020-01-15T16:34:00Z

    Low-cost carrier EasyJet’s move to resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this summer marks a further UK operator return to what had been a key leisure destination.

  • Tim Clark and Willie Walsh
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    Clark and Walsh to leave formidable legacies at Emirates and IAG

    2020-01-15T11:05:00Z

    The coming year will see the retirement of two huge names within the airline sector who have been at the heart of some of the global industry’s most significant developments: IAG’s Willie Walsh and Emirates Airline’s Tim Clark.

  • A320 production
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    Airbus still burdened by end-of-year delivery rush

    2020-01-15T09:34:00Z

    Airbus deliveries for the final month of last year indicate that the airframer has yet to restore the smooth production rates it achieved in the first half of the decade. While December has typically been relatively busy in terms of Airbus output, it managed to keep the proportion of ...

  • Falcon 8X Signint
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    Dassault, Thales to provide France with SIGINT Falcon 8X

    2020-01-15T03:27:00Z

    Paris has tapped Dassault and Thales to provide three signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft based on the Falcon 8X business jet under its ARCHANGE requirement. The project will see the Thales CUGE system installed on two aircraft initially, with a third to follow, say the two companies. ...

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    Sikorsky CH-53K and Boeing CH-47F bids submitted for Germany’s heavy-lift competition

    2020-01-14T18:25:00Z

    Sikorsky and Boeing submitted final bids for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter programme, known as Schwerer Transporthubschrauber, on 13 January.