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    Air Baltic optimistic after strong first-quarter revenue performance


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic is optimistic over its prospects for the year after generating revenues of €104 million ($114 million) for the first quarter. The airline is aiming to reach €700 million for the full year and transport 4.4 million passengers. For the first quarter it carried 770,000 and load ...

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    Airbus seeks A321XLR rapid-descent approval based on A321neo performance


    Airbus is asking US regulators to approve A321XLR emergency descent performance based on that for the basic A321neo, arguing that aerodynamic changes to the long-range variant will only have a limited effect. The airframer states that flight-test and analysis data shows the A321neo is able to descend from its certified ...

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    Boeing deliveries bounce back in March as orders also rise


    Boeing’s commercial aircraft orders and deliveries bounced back in March as it once again began delivering 787s and 767s following a pause to address quality issues.

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    Airbus books first A350 freighter order for the year


    Four more Airbus A350 freighters have been booked in the airframer’s backlog, attributed to an undisclosed customer. Airbus revealed the order – which was placed on 23 March, and marks its first for the cargo model this year – in its first-quarter backlog figures. The agreement brings to 39 the ...

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    Overweight 737-200 collided with tree after delayed rotation


    Colombian investigators have determined that a Boeing 737-200 freighter was overweight when it lifted off from Puerto Carreno airport last year, striking the top of a tree as it attempted to climb away. The Aerosucre aircraft – carrying five occupants – was conducting a chartered flight to Bogota on 3 ...

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    Israir holding ‘intensive’ talks over Smartwings acquisition


    Israeli leisure operator Israir Group states that it is conducting “intensive negotiations” with Czech carrier Smartwings’ owners, in order to reach agreement to acquire the airline. Although the company says the tender process has advanced, it reiterates that it might not be the only contender and “does not know” whether ...

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    Textron names Lisa Atherton CEO of Bell as Mitch Snyder retires


    Textron has appointed Lisa Atherton as president and CEO of Bell as current chief of the vertical flight specialist Mitch Snyder retires.

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    Cirrus hit Metroliner after overshooting approach during high-speed turn


    US investigators have determined that a Cirrus SR22 pilot’s high speed while turning from base leg to final caused the aircraft to overshoot the centreline and stray into a parallel approach path, where it collided with a Swearingen Metroliner. Both aircraft, which were communicating on different tower frequencies, were substantially ...

  • cesnna-winglet-c-Tamarack Aerospace

    Cessna 525B lost Tamarack wing extension prior to 30 March emergency landing


    The pilot of a Cessna Citation 525B who made an emergency landing in Tampa last week did so after the aircraft suffered substantial damage to its left wing, including loss of an aftermarket winglet supplied by Tamarack Aerospace.

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    Xwing submits certification plan for 100% pilotless flight technology


    Autonomous aviation company Xwing is a step closer to certification of its ‘Superpilot’ technology – and to launching pilotless cargo operations.

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    Serious approach incidents expose altimeter-setting vulnerabilities


    Investigation into the Hop Bombardier CRJ1000 low-approach incident at Nantes in October 2021 has exposed vulnerabilities in crucial pressure-setting procedures, and potential difficulties in detecting errors. The CRJ1000 flew the approach more than 500ft below the correct glidepath, a situation only discovered when air traffic control received a minimum safe ...

  • Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

    Airbus to open second A320 final assembly line in Tianjin


    Airbus has reached an agreement to open a second A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin during a French state visit to China.

  • Azerbaijan A320neo-c-Azerbaijan Airlines

    Azerbaijan Airlines signs for a dozen Airbus single-aisle jets


    Azerbaijan Airlines is ordering a dozen Airbus single-aisle jets, comprising A321neo and A320neo variants. The airline signed a formal agreement for the aircraft on 6 April in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Azerbaijan Airlines says it will select an engine model “at a later stage”. “The signed contract will provide our ...

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    CRJ1000 low-approach inquiry stresses verification of altimeter pressure settings


    French investigators are highlighting the importance of validating altimeter pressure settings, after a Hop Bombardier CRJ1000 descended below the glidepath on approach to Nantes. The aircraft (F-HMLD) was conducting the approach to runway 21 in turbulent conditions, during the arrival from Lyon on 20 October 2021. Investigation authority BEA says ...

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    SAS initiates process seeking court approval to raise new equity


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has embarked on a planned equity-raising process, the latest stage of its restructuring programme under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. SAS has previously indicated that it wants to raise at least SKr9.5 billion ($911 million) through the process. But it points out: “The final amount of equity ...

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    Mitsubishi Heavy eyes revenue uplift from engines business


    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) expects its aero engines business to surpass pre-pandemic revenue in the year ended 31 March, amid an uptick of MRO demand.

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    Boeing is again delivering 767s


    Boeing is again delivering 767s, having restarted handovers after a pause due to quality issues affecting commercial and military versions of the widebody jets.

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    Global passenger traffic in February hit 85% of pre-pandemic levels: IATA


    Global airline passenger traffic in February was significantly higher year-on-year amid “continued strong growth in travel demand” – particularly in the Asia-Pacific region – but still lagged pre-pandemic levels.

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    Airship developer Flying Whales picks Honeywell 1MW generator for power system


    French-Canadian airship developer Flying Whales intends to power its conceptual cargo-hauling hybrid-electric dirigible using Honeywell’s 1MW generator.

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    Finnair offers bus link after axing domestic flights to two key cities


    Finnair is axing domestic flights to two key Finnish cities, Tampere and Turku, replacing them with a bus service. The carrier is citing “economic and environmental considerations” for the decision to cut the air links, which takes effect from 1 May. Finnair, which uses ATR 72 turboprops on the routes, ...