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    Greece’s Sky Express shows off first A320neo


    Greek carrier Sky Express has received its first Airbus A320neo, one of six aircraft destined to be delivered to the airline. Sky Express says it aims to open Athens-Thessaloniki services on 14 December. The aircraft (SX-IOG) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and, according to Cirium fleets ...

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    Air India A320 left with 600m to stop after unstable approach


    Pilots of an Air India Airbus A320 were left with just 600m in which to bring the aircraft to a halt after the jet landed long at Surat following an unstable approach. The threshold of Surat’s runway 22 had already been displaced by 1,000m leaving an available landing distance ...

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    Crews cautioned as Russian airspace change swamps navigation update


    European regulators are cautioning that flight-management system databases and charts for western Russia might be outdated as a result of the data workload created by an extensive restructuring of the region’s airspace. The restructuring – which takes effect on 3 December – is centred on the Moscow flight information ...

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    Volga-Dnepr temporarily withdraws An-124 fleet after Novosibirsk accident


    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk. The operator has about a dozen of the type, including the modernised An-124-100M-150 variant. Volga-Dnepr says it is “doing everything possible” to ...

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    Russian customs Mi-8 wrecked after felling airport lighting mast


    Russian investigators are probing a ground-manoeuvring accident at Volgograd which resulted in a federal customs service Mil Mi-8 helicopter colliding with a lighting mast which then fell on the aircraft. The Mi-8 MTV (RF-38376) had been taxiing across the eastern side of the apron after landing when its main ...

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    Nigerian operators warned to preserve cockpit-voice recordings


    Nigerian regulators have disclosed that they had to warn airlines against overwriting of cockpit-voice recorders, after being hampered during inquiries by absence of data. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority sent an all-operators letter to carriers in July last year alerting them to the issue. “[We have] noticed that ...

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    Kabo 747-200 short-landed after crew opted against ILS approach


    Nigerian investigators were unable to access information from either flight recorder of a Kabo Air Boeing 747-200 which touched down 100m short of the runway during a non-precision night landing at Sokoto. The aircraft (5N-JRM) had been operating a Hajj charter flight from Kano to Jeddah on 4 October ...

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    Russian 737 operator Smartavia to bring in A320neos


    Russian carrier Smartavia is to switch to Airbus A320neo twinjets next year, planning to lease three of the type to expand its fleet. Smartavia – which was formerly known as Nordavia – is an all-Boeing 737 operator, with 14 aircraft. Its fleet includes 737-800s and -700s, as well ...

  • Grazia Vittadini and Paul Stein

    Manufacturers see no single ‘silver bullet’ to reach aviation’s CO2 reduction target


    Airbus chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini has said that the aviation industry’s stated aim of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 had been a “pretty good problem to have” before the air transport sector and most other areas of public life were thrown into disarray by the coronavirus outbreak.

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    El Al obtains further deferral for final 787 delivery


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has obtained an agreement to extend the period for taking delivery of its final Boeing 787, pushing the date back to the end of March next year. The airline has 15 787s in its fleet and had already been granted a delivery deferral for the ...

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    Rapid global recertification of 737 Max still needed: IATA


    IATA is calling on global regulators to authorise the Boeing 737 Max for a return to service as soon as possible following the FAA approval for the type even though the demand crisis has taken some of the pressure off the airline capacity requirements.

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    El Al names Nashville energy firm director as new chief executive


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has named Avigal Soreq as its new chief executive, succeeding Gonen Usishkin who will step down at the end of January next year. Soreq is the chief operating officer of Delek US Holdings, an energy firm based just south of Nashville, Tennessee, and specialising in ...

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    Israir sale trustee expresses concerns over Fortissimo bid


    Israeli leisure carrier Israir’s trustee has expressed several concerns to the latest bidder for the airline, investment fund Fortissimo Capital, over its acquisition proposal. Fortissimo emerged as a bidder on 24 November but the airline’s trustee has sought an urgent meeting with the company to discuss problems with the ...

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    Brazil lifts Boeing 737 Max grounding


    Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency ANAC has cleared the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to return to revenue service in that country following a 20-month grounding.

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    CAE to buy Tru Simulation’s non-US assets from Textron


    Canadian flight training company CAE has agreed to buy Tru Simulation and Training’s non-US assets from US conglomerate Textron for $40 million.

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    El Al survival remains in balance as losses top $400m


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has unveiled a pre-tax loss of $148 million for the third quarter alone, after revenues for the period sank by 94% to less than $40 million. El Al’s performance under the weight of the pandemic crisis brings its overall pre-tax losses for the first nine ...

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    Pandemic’s effect on converted freighters led Boeing to trim 20-year cargo outlook


    A pandemic-caused surge in conversions of younger passenger jets to freighters is among reasons why Boeing cut its 20-year cargo-jet forecast.

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    How EASA’s 737 Max requirements differ from the US FAA’s


    While the European airworthiness directive to modify the Boeing 737 Max for return-to-service are the same as those issued by the US FAA, some of the operational requirements will differ. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has invited comments on its proposed directive, which will enable operators of the ...

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    EASA expects to revoke 737 Max grounding in mid-January


    Europe’s air safety regulator expects to publish a final airworthiness directive on modification of the Boeing 737 Max in mid-January, which will mark the formal revocation of the grounding order imposed on the twinjet. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published, on 24 November, a proposed directive on ...

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    Israel’s El Al to open Dubai flights before year-end


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to open services to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the latest development between the two countries’ air services following normalisation of diplomatic relations. El Al states that it will offer 14 weekly flights to Dubai from Tel Aviv, beginning on 13 December. ...