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    KLM chief questions aims of EU sustainability policies


    Pieter Elbers does not “precisely understand what’s the objective” of some Commission targets

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    ​Ryanair winter bookings are at ‘10% of normal volumes’: O’Leary


    Low-cost carrier Ryanair is attempting to stimulate demand for winter travel by launching a buy-one-get-one-free flight offer and waiving change fees for tickets purchased in October and November, as it reports that bookings for the last two months of the year are significantly down on previous years.

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    Go-around airprox exposed risks of questionable Schiphol runway procedure


    Dutch investigators have warned that Amsterdam Schiphol is approaching a limit in terms of the amount of traffic it can safety handle, owing to the complexity of the airport’s design. The Dutch Safety Board made the remark after concluding an inquiry into a serious airprox incident that occurred during ...

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    CMA CGM to take stake in French airline parent in freight push


    Shipping transport and logistics group CMA CGM has signed a memorandum of understanding to take a 30% stake in Groupe Dubreuil Aero, shareholder of carriers Air Caraibes and French Bee.

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    Cabin-swap freighters' flight-time limited to reduce fire risk


    European safety regulators are intending to impose a 2,000h flight-time limit on passenger aircraft converted to transport freight, as part of a mitigation strategy to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has drawn up a proposed deviation from normal freighter certification requirements, in ...

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    UK pilots seek assurance on sensor and trim aspects of 737 Max redesign


    UK cockpit crew representatives are seeking assurances on several aspects of the Boeing 737 Max’s redesign, including scenarios relating to the angle-of-attack sensors and the potential need for two pilots to turn the trim wheel if the jet is out of trim. Pilots union BALPA has formally responded to ...

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    For airlines, a focus on 'getting back to 2019 ' ignores reality


    As with many coronavirus crisis-related discussions – involving airlines or otherwise – it is tempting to focus on getting back to how things were, even at the cost of considering that some changes might be for the better.

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    MC-21 deliveries to start ‘by the end’ of 2021: Russian industry minister


    First deliveries of the Irkut MC-21 to launch operator Aeroflot will take place by the end of 2021, according to Russian trade and industry minister Denis Manturov. Manturov says the combination of sanctions on the country and, in particular, the coronavirus situation have forced a delay to the twinjet’s ...

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    Where the airline industry was when the music stopped


    Another year of strong profit and traffic growth in 2019 for leading carriers illustrates the highs the industry had reached before the coronavirus pandemic, but offered no warning of the crisis to come that has pushed airlines to the brink.

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    MD-83 veered off Kiev runway after unstable approach and spoiler omission


    Ukrainian investigators have determined that the crew of a Boeing MD-83 that veered off the runway at Kiev Zhulhany during a thunderstorm had chosen to continue an unstabilised approach, and failed to arm the aircraft’s spoilers before landing. The Bravo Airlines twinjet (UR-CPR) was following an ILS approach to ...

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    LCI, SMFL firm up helicopter leasing joint venture


    Lessors LCI and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing (SMFL) have confirmed the launch of a helicopter leasing joint venture. The joint venture will launch with a value of $230 million, say the two companies. Source: LCI An H175 managed by LCI The deal ...

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    Travel restrictions prompt Wizz to put St Petersburg launch on hold


    Expanding Central European carrier Wizz AIr has been forced to put plans to launch its first Russian base on hold as a result of fresh travel restrictions.

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    Crisis diminishes cross-border merger prospects: IAG ex-chief Walsh


    Former IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes the prospects for greater cross-border merger freedom have receded in the wake of the air transport crisis, because governments are more likely to act to protect airlines. Speaking at a Eurocontrol event on 22 September, Walsh said he expected consolidation in the ...

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    US rule on early 777 fuel-tank inerting overrides foreign carriers’ objections


    US safety regulators have adopted a controversial rule aimed at modifying early Boeing 777s to reduce the risk of a centre fuel-tank explosion, having dismissed multiple objections by foreign operators of the type. Part of a long-running FAA effort to reduce the risk of fuel-vapour explosion across a range ...

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    TUI brings down winter capacity as short-term booking trend persists


    Leisure company TUI Group has further cut its winter capacity, to around the 40% level, as it laments the uncertainty over travel restrictions to which it attributes a persistent trend for short-term bookings. TUI had stated in August that it was reducing capacity for the winter 2020-21 season by ...

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    Airbus turns to hydrogen as energy promise of batteries fades


    Airbus is backing away from battery power in favour of pursuing hydrogen as a primary propulsion source for future aircraft development, over concerns that battery technology will not advance quickly enough to adapt to large airliners. The airframer has unveiled three conceptual designs – two based on conventional turboprop ...

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    Lufthansa to mothball entire A380 and A340-600 fleet


    Lufthansa Group will put all of its Airbus A380s and 10 of its A340-600s into long-term storage, only to be reactivated in the event of an “unexpectedly rapid market recovery”, and will permanently remove the remainder of its A340-600 fleet from service.

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    Airlines UK-commissioned study calls for reopening of US routes


    Ongoing travel restrictions between the UK and the USA will negatively affect the former’s economy by £32 million ($41 million) a day by the beginning of October, but losses could be reduced and confidence restored if some markets between the two countries were allowed to reopen later this year, according to a new study carried out by York Aviation on behalf of Airlines UK.

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    Rolls-Royce weighs funding options including £2.5bn equity issue


    Rolls-Royce is evaluating various options for raising additional funding, including equity of up to £2.5 billion. The engine manufacturer’s share price fell substantially during trading on 21 September as it disclosed the plan, dropping to lows not reached since 2003. “We continue to review all funding options to ...

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    Airbus shows off hydrogen-fuelled concept aircraft for 2035 service entry


    Airbus has unveiled conceptual designs for a potential zero-emission commercial aircraft, which it believes could be developed for service entry in the next 15 years. All three of the preliminary designs – branded as ‘ZEROe’ aircraft – would use hydrogen as the main power source. Source: ...