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    Probe opens into S7 A321neo start-up engine fire


    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 ...

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    FAA broadens emergency order in wake of 777 engine failure


    Operators of Boeing 777-300ERs are being ordered urgently to remove another batch of interstage seals from General Electric GE90 engines, following an uncontained failure last October. The failure involved a Thai Airways International 777-300ER which had been preparing to depart Bangkok for Zurich. While the US FAA has ...

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    New 737 Max software issue arises during certification review


    Boeing has identified a problem with the software on the 737 Max designed to monitor the performance of other systems during aircraft startup, adding another hitch to the Max’s return-to-service.

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    Dynetics X-61A Gremlins makes first flight, but destroyed after parachute fails


    The aim of DARPA’s Gremlins is to create low-cost UAVs that could be air-launched and recovered in swarms. The aircraft could be used for a variety of applications including as a surveillance platform or as a loitering munition.

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    Delta ramps up Miami flights to boost LATAM collaboration


    Delta Air Lines says it will add 13 new daily nonstop flights from Miami to US destinations as its strategy following its $1.9 billion investment in Latin American carrier LATAM Airlines begins to take shape.

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    Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant continues flight testing, passing 100kt


    The release of a video by the joint Sikorsky-Boeing team on 17 January helped to quell questions swirling around the status of the helicopter, a development and test effort which was in doubt after gearbox troubles put it behind schedule.

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    Delta jet slides off taxiway in winter weather


    A Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 slid off a taxiway at Kansas City International airport during bad weather on 17 January, leading the airport to temporarily cease operations due to deteriorating winter conditions.

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    Putin orders proposals for new far-east Russian airline


    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

    Air Greenland opts for A330-800 to modernise fleet


    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 ...

  • A220

    Bombardier considers divestiture of A220 shares as programme costs increase


    Bombardier is “reassessing” its involvement in the Airbus-led partnership that owns the A220, citing the need for additional cash investment and lower-than-expected long-term profits.

  • Bell 525

    Doubts emerge over status of Milestone commitment for Bell 525


    Questions have emerged about one of the largest commitments for Bell’s in-development 525 Relentless super-medium-twin, which has been on the manufacturer’s books since 2015.

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    Flybe rejects rivals’ bailout complaints


    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

    Titan to replace 757-200s with A321LRs


    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 ...

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    IAG removes non-EU ownership limit


    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.

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    Daher sees modest dip in TBM and Kodiak deliveries during ‘tough’ 2019


    Daher saw flat sales in 2019, with deliveries of its Kodiak and TBM single-engined aircraft families slipping slightly, following what it calls a “tough year in the entry-level business aviation market”.

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    Fatality-free aviation remains distant dream


    After an encouraging series of airline safety figures recorded around the middle of the last decade, some observers pondered whether the prospect of a fatality-free year could be a realistic short-term ambition for the industry.

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    Airbus wins the contest that never was


    What’s wrong with a duopoly? Well, when one of the two protagonists drops out, it turns into a monopoly.

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    Superjet plan emerges ahead of Adria Airways AOC auction


    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 ...

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    Romanian government discusses funding to rescue Tarom


    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 ...

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    ANA expands Australian network with Virgin codeshare


    ANA has inked a commercial partnership agreement with Virgin Australia , a new entrant to the Australia-Japan sector. From 30 January, ANA will place its code on six domestic routes operated by Virgin, from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and Adelaide. The partners expect ...