All Air Transport articles – Page 9

  • BA Gatwick-c-British Airways

    IAG fortifies Gatwick with BA Euroflyer and Vueling expansion


    IAG is reinforcing its presence at London Gatwick with the restoration of British Airways short-haul operations, while Spanish division Vueling is opening new services with slots on loan from the flag-carrier. British Airways is establishing a new subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, which will operate short-haul services from Gatwick later this year. ...

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    Head of Dutch rail Rintel set for return to KLM as new chief executive


    KLM has selected the head of Dutch rail firm NS, Marjan Rintel, as its new chief executive – meaning she will return to lead the carrier for which she worked for 15 years. She will succeed Pieter Elbers who is standing down in the first half of this year. KLM ...

  • Etihad Airways' new A350-1000 aircraft (2)

    Etihad to raise firm orders for A350-1000, while freighter deal stays separate


    Etihad Airways will shortly increase its orderbook for the Airbus A350-1000 by another two units, taking to 14 its total firm commitments for the widebody twinjet.

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    AerCap files insurance claim against more than 100 jets held by Russia carriers


    Irish aircraft lessor AerCap has filed $3.5 billion worth of insurance claims as compensation for aircraft and aircraft engines that Russian airlines have not returned since Western government slapped Russia with economic sanctions.

  • erno hilden-c-finnair

    SAS recruits ex-Finnair finance chief


    Scandinavian operator SAS has named Erno Hilden, formerly with Finnair, as the company’s new chief financial officer. He will succeed Magnus Ornberg who is stepping down from the position this spring. Hilden had served as chief financial officer of Finnair until 2015, and had also been the airline’s chief operating ...

  • Air France-KLM title-c-Air France-KLM

    Air France-KLM and other carriers lose legal bid to cut cargo cartel fines


    Air France-KLM and a number of other operators have lost a legal bid to challenge fines imposed on them by the European Commission over participation in a pricing cartel for the airfreight market. But the European Union General Court ruling also partly annuls the Commission’s decision concerning several other airlines, ...

  • emissions-c-Imperial College

    EASA refines fuel-carriage rules to take advantage of better risk analysis


    Aircraft operators will be permitted to reduce the amount of fuel they carry during flight operations, under new rules put forward by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Carriage of fuel beyond that specifically required for the trip from origin to destination is governed by regulations over contingencies, such as ...

  • Kenya 787-c-Kenya Airways

    Kenya Airways cuts full-year operating losses by 75%


    Kenya Airways slashed full-year operating losses to KSh6.8 billion ($59 million) during 2021, a reduction of 75%. It generated just over KSh70 billion in revenues over the 12 months to 31 December. But passenger numbers of 2.2 million were still 57% down on the pre-crisis figure in 2019, and capacity ...

  • Rossiya SSJ-c-Rossiya

    Rossiya shifts leased aircraft to Russian registry


    Aeroflot Group carrier Rossiya is claiming to have completed transfer of operational aircraft in its fleet to the Russian registry. Rossiya says 125 of its aircraft are listed on the register. “In order to minimise the risks of disruption of the flight programme during flights to foreign countries on these ...

  • Emirates president

    Emirates chief sees ‘tectonic shift’ in airline industry from Russia-Ukraine conflict


    The Russia-Ukraine war could have long-term consequences for the airline industry that are more significant than those resulting from the Covid-19 crisis, according to Emirates Airline president Tim Clark.

  • Emirates

    Slot shortages and ‘astronomical’ demand justify A380 return: Emirates chief


    A shortage of slots at major airports and strong consumer demand are underpinning the return of the Airbus A380 into Emirates’ fleet, according to the president of the Middle Eastern carrier.

  • FlyArystan Airbus A320-c-FlyArystan

    Kazakh authority proposes airline divestments to increase competition


    Kazakhstan’s government is proposing to increase competition in the air transport sector by selling shares in airlines which are part of the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign fund. The country’s Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition points out that airlines with state participation – including Air Astana, its budget operation FlyArystan ...

  • MC-21-300 composite wing-c-Rostec

    Russian composite wingbox for MC-21 passes strength tests


    Russian airframer Irkut has completed strength testing of the MC-21 wingbox, constructed from domestic composites, demonstrating that its performance corresponds to analytical predictions. Irkut conducted the maiden flight of the MC-21-300 with a Russian composite wing on 25 December last year. The aircraft involved was numbered 73361. Testing of the ...

  • Avigal Soreq-c-Delek

    El Al chief executive Soreq quits to lead former US employer


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s chief executive, Avigal Soreq, is stepping down from the top post at the airline after little more than a year. Soreq will leave the role towards the end of June this year, according to El Al. He joined the company in January last year after being ...

  • BA sustainable fuel-c-British Airways

    BA starts taking delivery of commercial-scale sustainable fuel


    British Airways has taken delivery of an initial batch of sustainable aviation fuel under its agreement with Phillips 66, staking a claim as the first airline to start using such fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK. The Humber refinery, in the north-east of the country, is producing ...

  • NordStar 737-c-NordStar

    Russian metals producer divests carrier NordStar to management


    Russian metals specialist Norilsk Nickel has divested the entirety of its in-house carrier NordStar to the airline’s management. Norilsk Nickel says the transaction closed on 25 March and is driven by the decision – given the current economic situation in Russia – to focus on its core business, production of ...

  • ITA A350-c-Airbus

    ITA’s first A350 emerges in full colours


    Italian carrier ITA Airways’ first Airbus A350 has emerged in the airline’s distinctive paint scheme. Airbus has shown off the -900 aircraft, MSN270, with the carrier’s blue fuselage and Italian flag-themed fin. ITA had previously stated that it would include leased A350s as part of its initial fleet, at least ...

  • Kuwait A320neo-c-Airbus

    Kuwait Airways to open second UK destination


    Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways is to open services to a second UK destination, with flights to the city of Manchester. The airline will operate three-times weekly to Manchester from 1 May. Kuwait Airways will deploy Airbus A320neo twinjets on the route, according to information from its reservations system. The airline ...

  • Vertiport-c-EASA

    EASA draws up vertiport design guidance for urban air mobility vehicles


    Initial detailed guidance for the design of vertiports, the take-off and landing zones for urban air mobility vehicles, has been drawn up by the European aviation safety regulator. Infrastructure requirements for eVTOL and similar vehicles will assist the industry and urban planners to create safe vertiport designs, says the European ...

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    In depth

    Engine supply chain shortages could thwart Airbus and Boeing production plans


    Long-standing engine supply issues are being made worse by new Covid-era pressures, among them inflation and lack of skilled workers. Such factors are bearing down on the companies that make engine components, raising uncertainty about how fast suppliers will be able produce the complex, labour-intensive components needed by companies like Pratt & Whitney and CFM International.