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  • Wisk's six-generation air taxi demonstrator

    Wisk unveils new air taxi design that will be certification suitable


    Boeing-backed air taxi developer Wisk Aero has revealed an updated prototype that it calls a candidate for type certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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    Iberia receives first A350 with updated weights and interior


    Spanish carrier Iberia has become the first to take delivery of the latest updated version of the Airbus A350-900. Airbus’s new production standard increases the use of advanced materials to trim the weight by 1.2t, while the maximum take-off weight has been raised by 3t. FlightGlobal had disclosed in June ...

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    Royal Jordanian selects A320neos as it sets out fleet-modernisation plans


    Royal Jordanian Airlines is to take Airbus A320neos to replace its fleet of conventional A320-family jets, and is discussing introduction of additional Boeing 787s. It is also intending shortly to disclose a regional jet selection with the aim of bringing in the chosen aircraft from the second half of next ...

  • Boeing 737 Max 7

    FAA calls for ‘realistic’ 737 Max 7 timeline after Boeing misses paperwork deadline


    Boeing was late in providing some 737 Max 7 assessments to the Federal Aviation Administration, cutting the agency’s available time to certificate the jet before a critical December deadline.

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    KLM enraged as Schiphol imposes ‘unacceptable’ winter restrictions


    Dutch carrier KLM has described as “hopeless” the continuing restrictive operational measures at its Amsterdam Schiphol base, insisting they are damaging the reputation of airlines at the hub. Schiphol’s operator is capping the number of departing passengers for the winter season, and acknowledges that airlines are “not happy about it”. ...

  • Montreal

    How far will governments at ICAO back net-zero aspirations?


    What are the industry’s expectations of the ICAO 41st General Assembly? And with so many other competing demands for government funds post-Covid, when it comes down to the wire, how highly will governments actually rank decarbonising the aviation sector?

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    SAS lays out financial forecast with return to profit in 2024


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is expecting full-year adjusted pre-tax losses of SKr8 billion ($720 million) for 2021-22, and a further SKr4-5 billion loss for 2022-23. But it is forecasting a pre-tax profit the following year, 2023-24, and expects this to reach SKr3-4 billion in fiscal 2025-26. SAS believes revenues will return ...

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    Use of ADS-B by flight-tracking websites spurs proposition to protect privacy


    Security and privacy concerns arising from the ability to obtain, and freely share over the internet, ADS-B information transmitted by aircraft have been outlined in a paper to the ICAO Assembly. Concerns over real-time tracking – particularly of certain flights – on internet platforms have been laid out in the ...

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    Finnair expects 200 managerial job cuts as part of strategic rethink


    Finnair expects to cut up to 200 positions through the implementation of its new strategic plan, aimed at offsetting the impact of reduced access to its Asian network. The airline has disclosed that some 120 redundancies would be made in Finland. Finnair is to embark on negotiations with personnel representatives ...

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    Airlink to take 40% share of African regional carrier FlyNamibia


    South African regional carrier Airlink is to acquire a 40% shareholding in the Namibian-based carrier FlyNamibia, which is operated by Westair Aviation. The agreement also involves a codeshare through which FlyNamibia will use Airlink’s designator. Airlink has not disclosed the terms of the strategic equity holding, but says it will ...

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    Twenty advanced aircraft projects approved for funding under Clean Aviation scheme


    Twenty proposed projects for the European Union’s Clean Aviation scheme have been selected for funding, after a deadline for candidate programmes closed in June. The strategic research effort is intended to advance promising technologies for developing new aircraft – hydrogen-powered, hybrid-electric regional, and ultra-efficient short-range models – and speed the ...

  • Aer Lingus Airbus-c-Aer Lingus

    Aer Lingus to open new transatlantic service to northern Ohio


    IAG’s Irish carrier Aer Lingus is to open a new transatlantic route to the US city of Cleveland, on the lake Erie coast, in summer next year. The airline will open the service from Dublin on 19 May 2023, using long-range Airbus A321LR twinjets. Aer Lingus will operate the route ...

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    Airline Business Podcast: Winter worries, Emirates-United tie-up, Frontier and Blue Air


    Graham and Lewis discuss the transition from a positive summer period in terms of demand and - in some cases - profits to an uncertain winter, with a long list of challenges clouding the 2023 outlook.

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    US FAA sets out initial standards for eVTOL vertiport designs


    US aviation regulators have unveiled design guidance for vertiports, as the aerospace industry progresses with multiple proposed eVTOL aircraft. It focuses on safety-critical geometry, with dimensions for take-off and landing zones, as well as approach and departure paths in the surrounding airspace. The guidance also sets out initial criteria for ...

  • Eviation’s Alice Achieves Milestone with First Flight of All-Electric Commuter Aircraft

    Alice’s first flight ‘executed flawlessly’ but battery challenges remain: CEO


    Though Eviation cleared a major milestone with the 27 September first flight of its all-electric prototype aircraft, the company’s chief executive stresses that notable battery hurdles must still be overcome.

  • MEA Airbus A321neo title-c-MEA

    MEA chief bemoans Lebanese ‘lack’ of political leadership


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines’ chief, Mohamad El-Hout has lamented the political situation in the country, as the airline strives to recover from impact of multiple crises. MEA has suffered not only from the effects of the pandemic, but the severe economic situation which gripped the state, as well as ...

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    Eviation’s Alice gets airborne for first time


    The prototype took off from Grant County International airport on 27 September for the first time, a major milestone for a company that aims to have Alice carrying paying passengers within several years.

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    SkyTeam not actively seeking further expansion after Virgin inclusion


    SkyTeam’s inclusion of Virgin Atlantic will take membership to 19 carriers, but the alliance is not prioritising further expansion.

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    Virgin Atlantic set to join SkyTeam alliance next year


    SkyTeam has added its first new member in over eight years with an invitation extended to the UK’s Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin has long been associated with SkyTeam through its strong ties with alliance members Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM. But the carrier disclosed during an event in London ...

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    AirAsia India ups domestic market share as Vistara retains second place


    Indian low-cost operator AirAsia India grew its market share in August, while compatriot and sister carrier Vistara remained the country’s second largest domestic carrier for the second month running.