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  • Israir A320-c-Israir

    Israir shelves plan for additional A320s at least until Gaza conflict subsides


    Israeli leisure carrier Israir Group has suspended plans to introduce another pair of Airbus A320s next year, as a result of the Gaza conflict. The airline has been operating six A320s this year – two owned and four on long-term dry lease – and it tentatively agreed in August to ...

  • BBN Airlines Thailand-c-BBN Airlines Thailand

    Avia Solutions expands Asian reach with new Thai division for BBN Airlines


    Avia Solutions Group is establishing a new airline operating in Thailand, extending the presence of its BBN Airlines brand following its creation of an Indonesian division. The new operator, BBN Airlines Thailand, is intending to offer wet-lease and passenger charter activity to customers in the region. It will use a ...

  • Bell 525

    Textron plans job cuts at Bell and Textron Systems divisions


    Textron is cutting 725 jobs at three divisions including subsidiary helicopter maker Bell, part of a restructuring aimed at cutting costs.

  • Spirit 737 assembly-c-Spirit AeroSystems

    Spirit’s management shake up continues as Marnick leaves COO role


    Longtime Spirit AeroSystems executive Samantha Marnick has left the company and her role as chief operating officer, a change the company describes as part of an effort to improve its operation and product quality.

  • UltraFan2-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce reiterates narrowbody ambitions with UltraFan technology and possible partner


    Rolls-Royce has reiterated its intention to re-enter the market for narrowbody engines using technology from its UltraFan demonstrator in partnership with another supplier.

  • Aegean A321neo-c-Aegean Airlines

    Aegean shareholders indicate preference for ending Greek government’s right to diluting stake


    Aegean Airlines has signalled that its shareholders favour buying back warrants relating to pandemic compensation, rather than allow the Greek government to exercise its right to take a diluting share in the carrier. The Greek government provided €120 million ($132 million) to compensate the company for losses caused by the ...

  • A321LR-transat-c-Airbus-1-970

    Air Transat and Porter plan closer collaboration through joint venture


    Canadian operators Air Transat and Porter Airlines have agreed to coordinate flight schedules and routes under a new joint venture aimed at helping both carriers expand.

  • Ibom Air A220 delivery-c-Ibom Air

    Nigeria’s Ibom takes first A220 from order for 10


    Nigerian operator Ibom Air has received its first new Airbus A220-300, one of 10 ordered by the carrier. Ibom Air has already gained experience with A220s operations after it temporarily leased a pair from EgyptAir in 2021. It subsequently disclosed an order for 10 of the twinjets during the Dubai ...

  • Ecojet Twin Otter-c-Ecojet

    Proposed UK start-up Ecojet reaches agreement for ZeroAvia engines on electric fleet


    Proposed UK start-up carrier Ecojet is intending to equip its fleet with engines from hydrogen-electric propulsion specialist ZeroAvia. Ecojet aims to commence services next year, initially with conventionally-fuelled regional aircraft, with plans to switch to electrically-powered versions once the powerplants are certified. The carrier has reached an agreement covering 70 ...

  • Aegean A320neo-c-Aegean Airlines

    Aegean adapts operations as it seeks compensation for A320neo engine issues


    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is expecting to reach, by the end of this year, a compensation agreement with Pratt & Whitney over disruption arising from engine inspections on its Airbus A320neo-family jets. Speaking during a 24 November briefing, Aegean chair Eftichios Vassilakis said the airline had been holding “significant discussions” ...

  • Hi Fly A330-c-Hi Fly

    Wet-lease specialist Hi Fly acquires another pair of A330s


    Wet-lease operator Hi Fly has acquired a pair of Airbus A330-200s to expand its capacity, placing them on the Maltese register. Both aircraft are identically configured, says the company, with 269 seats – including 18 in the business-class cabin and 251 in economy. “These modern and reliable acquisitions will further ...

  • Aurigny title-c-Aurigny

    Aurigny said to be swapping its E195 for more ATRs


    Guernsey-based regional carrier Aurigny is to replace its single Embraer 195 with a pair of ATR 72 turboprops, as part of a simplification plan. The airline has six aircraft but the E195 is the only jet in the fleet. Chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout says the plan will “rebalance” the fleet, ...

  • ERA

    Aura seeks fresh investment as new ERA nears


    Hybrid-electric developer Aura Aero is embarking on a second financing round to keep on track a plan to deliver its 19-seat hybrid Electric Regional Aircraft, or ERA, by 2028. The Toulouse-based company has already raised €55 million ($59 million) since its founding five years ago and needs roughly the same ...

  • Finnair A350-c-Finnair

    Finnair repays government’s €400m loan following share issue


    Finnair has confirmed repayment of a capital loan, with interest, to the Finnish government following a new share issue. The carrier drew down the loan of €400 million ($437 million) last year. Its share issue, conducted in November this year, raised gross proceeds of €570 million. Finnair says the government ...

  • Icelandair 737 Max-c-Icelandair

    Icelandair Group still expecting full-year profit despite seismic activity near Keflavik


    Icelandair Group is still expecting a full-year net profit despite the effect of seismic activity on tourism flow to the country. The operator states that the geological situation has not affected flights at its Reykjavik Keflavik hub. But Iceland’s meteorological office has been monitoring the area around Grindavik, some 17km ...

  • Bluebird 737 accident CDG title-c-BEA via FedEx

    Absence of hydraulic brake pressure allowed 737 freighter to roll away after pushback


    French investigators believe the crew of a Bluebird Cargo Boeing 737-400 freighter did not activate an electric pump to pressurise hydraulics on the aircraft, leaving the brakes non-functional, before the aircraft rolled into obstacles at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The cargo jet (TF-BBM) had been pushing back from parking station ...

  • A350-c-Airbus

    A350 uncommanded altitude deviations persist despite control unit update


    Airbus is investigating further uncommanded altitude changes on A350 twinjets despite modifications implemented after a similar situation emerged on the type two years ago. A350 crews had previously been given a revised altitude-selection procedure after investigations found that a failure of the altitude-selector dial – located on the flight control ...

  • 787-10-c-Boeing

    Emirates’ Clark underlines higher-weight 787-10’s network flexibility


    Emirates president Tim Clark indicates that availability of a higher-weight Boeing 787-10 was behind its decision to reinstate the variant as part of the carrier’s rejig of 787 orders. The airline had originally indicated in 2017 that it would introduce 40 787-10s but ultimately agreed, two years later, to take ...

  • Kenya Cargo 737-800F title-c-Kenya Airways

    Kenya Airways introducing 737-800 freighters to enhance cargo capacity


    Kenya Airways is introducing a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters in order to expand its cargo capacity. The flag-carrier says the freighters will contribute to its “diversification strategy” and address a “growing demand” for cargo carriage in the region. Kenya Airways currently operates a pair of older 737-300 freighters. ...

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    Embraer predicts ‘wave’ of E-Jet orders as company continues operational turnaround


    Embraer executives say demand for E-Jets is lagging a broader boom for larger aircraft like Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies. Soon, they say, airlines will turn more attention to E-Jets to fill a market-segment gap.