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  • Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER 2019

    Delta to retire aircraft and take up to $2.5b charge


    Delta Air Lines will retire more aircraft earlier than planned in an effort to streamline its fleet and cut costs as the air travel industry recovers from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Berlin-Brandenburg’s Terminal 2 to remain closed when airport opens


    Five weeks before Germany’s new Berlin-Brandenburg International airport is due to open, its operator has decided to keep one terminal closed due to a dearth of passengers.

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    A380 fan-hub disintegration traced to misunderstood ‘cold dwell’ fatigue


    French investigators have traced the serious engine failure involving an Air France Airbus A380 over Greenland to a phenomenon known as ‘cold dwell’ fatigue, which had caused a failure in a fan hub slot which houses the root of the fan blade. The analysis by investigation authority BEA closes ...

  • Lion Air 737-900ER

    Lessors consider Lion Air’s power-by-the-hour requests


    Like most airlines globally, Indonesia’s Lion Group has been in discussions for rental deferral agreements with its lessors during the Covid-19 driven downturn. Back in April, the company told its lessors in an email, seen by Cirium, that capacity had been decreasing and yields had dropped by 35%. Combined ...

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    IATA to hold annual general meeting virtually


    IATA will move its annual general meeting — traditionally the biggest event in the airline calendar — online, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to preclude large scale physical meetings. The airline trade body had initially rescheduled the meeting, to be held in Amsterdam and hosted by KLM, from June ...

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    AAPA renews call for government action after airlines’ dismal August


    The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has reiterated its call for better regional coordination for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, as airline traffic suffer another dismal month in August. The region’s airlines carried just 1 million passengers in August, according to AAPA’s preliminary figures. This represents just ...

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    Boeing intends software update to address 787 localiser capture failures


    Boeing is developing updated software for 787s to correct an erroneous localiser mode behaviour during ILS approaches. The US FAA is advising operators of the three 787 variants to notify crews about potential failure by the autopilot flight-director system to capture the localiser, notably during intercept of the localiser ...

  • United Airlines 777-300ER

    Vaccine key to airline recovery: United’s Munoz


    United Airlines executive chairman Oscar Munoz says that a vaccine which will protect travellers against the coronavirus will be key to the industry’s recovery.

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    Second US airline aid package faces ‘tough, tough road’: JetBlue exec


    A second tranche of financial aid for US airlines is integral for the health of the industry, New York-based JetBlue Airways president and chief operations officer Joanna Geraghty says.

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    United introduces coronavirus testing for Hawaii-bound customers


    United Airlines will introduce coronavirus testing for passengers in an effort to get customers back in aircraft as the global coronavirus crisis drags on.

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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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    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 ...

  • Airbus A350-1000-Air-Caraibes

    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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    Vietnam Airlines resumes international flying with Seoul-Hanoi


    Vietnam Airlines has opened bookings for Seoul-Hanoi, with the first flight scheduled to depart 25 September. “This is the first official scheduled international commercial flight to Vietnam since the Covid-19 situation restabilised in Vietnam,” the airline said in a 23 September statement. Source: Vietnam Airlines ...

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    Neste and Shell team up to produce sustainable aviation fuel


    Finnish sustainable aviation fuel supplier Neste is teaming up with petroleum heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell to “significantly increase” the supply and availability of the lower-emissions fuel for the commercial aviation industry starting in October.

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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 ...

  • Emirates Airline president Tim Clark

    Tim Clark in conversation on the rise and rise of Emirates


    As Emirates Airline president and founding father Tim Clark prepares to step aside, he reflects in this FlightGlobal video interview on more than three decades at the sharp end of Dubai’s flag carrier.