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    Cleared-to-land Ryanair 737 crew warned tower about occupied Porto runway


    Portuguese investigators have disclosed that a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 crew on approach to Porto warned air traffic control that the runway was still occupied despite having received landing clearance. The incident on 26 June occurred after an Azores Airlines Airbus A321neo was authorised to line up, behind landing traffic on ...

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    Turkey’s Pegasus agrees to take another 36 A321neos


    Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines has disclosed an agreement to take another 36 firm Airbus A321neo twinjets. The airline says it is amending an agreement originally reached in 2012 and subsequently updated three times to cover 114 aircraft. These aircraft comprised 72 A321neos – of which 30 had been delivered ...

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    Cologne research centre analyses hydrogen combustion under realistic engine conditions


    German aerospace laboratory DLR has carried out trials of hydrogen combustion under realistic aircraft engine operating conditions, through a European Union research programme. DLR has been co-operating with US powerplant manufacturer General Electric on the combustion of 100% hydrogen in engines. GE Aerospace supplied a new system designed for direct ...

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    Nigeria’s Max Air forced to suspend 737 operations pending safety audit


    Nigerian authorities have suspended the Boeing 737 operations of Max Air over safety concerns with the carrier. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says the suspension takes “immediate effect”. Max Air’s fleet includes six 737s – a mix of -300s and -400s – alongside Boeing 747-400s and a 777-200, according to ...

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    EASA highlights importance of operator data to check crew response assumptions


    Europe’s safety regulator is stressing the need to strengthen operators’ systematic reporting to aircraft manufacturers, or other design approval holders, regarding occurrences involving human intervention. Airframers make assumptions about expected crew behaviour in order to demonstrate compliance with certification criteria, says the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. But in order ...

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    Delta exercises options on 12 more Airbus A220-300s and orders one A330


    Delta Air Lines has exercised options on a dozen more Airbus A220-300s, taking its firm commitment for the jet including the smaller -100s to 131.

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    Thunderstorms and heavy rain present during LATAM A321 excursion in Brazil


    Brazilian investigators are probing a runway excursion involving a LATAM Airlines Airbus A321 during landing at Florianopolis on 12 July. The aircraft, operated by LATAM’s Brazilian division, had been conducting the LA3300 service from Sao Paulo but suffered a “lateral deviation” after landing on runway 32, according to the airline. ...

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    El Al faces potential $40m claim over pricing of group bookings


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has disclosed that it is facing potential legal action centred on claims that its ticketing system unfairly charged higher fares for multiple purchases. El Al says the class action – which features a damage calculation of 147 million shekels ($40 million) – has been filed with ...

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    NTSB traces Delta gear-up landing to fractured gear link


    A fractured landing gear component prevented the pilots of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 from lowering the nose gear during a flight on 28 June that ended with a gear-up landing.

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    Pratt & Whitney wins initial F-35 engine upgrade contract


    The engine maker secured $66 million in funding to support early stage design engineering and long-lead material purchases for the Engine Core Upgrade programme, which will provide enhancements to the USA’s Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter fleet and billions of dollars in revenue to Pratt & Whitney over the coming years.

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    Green Africa gradually expands fleet with European ATR lease


    Fledgling operator Green Africa is expanding its turboprop fleet with an ATR 72-500 damp-leased from specialist Jump Air. Green Africa, based in the Nigerian city of Lagos, commenced services on local routes just under two years ago. It says it has agreed a partnership with Lithuanian charter carrier Jump Air, ...

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    Thales expands avionics line by acquiring Cobham radio and satcom arm


    French aerospace firm Thales has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire cockpit radio and satcom specialist Cobham Aerospace Communications for around $1.1 billion. Cobham Aerospace Communications – also known as AeroComms – is based in Paris, and has 690 personnel with annual revenues of $200 million. Thales says it aims to ...

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    Airbus and Boeing ride wave of demand as aerospace recovery picks up pace


    The world’s airlines are again clamouring to get their hands on narrowbody and widebody jets, with Airbus and Boeing riding a wave of demand that accelerated swiftly in the first half of 2023.

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    Alaska Airlines looks to ‘carbon transformation’ company Twelve for SAF supply


    Twelve has broken ground on a new plant that promises to convert CO2 from the atmosphere into jet fuel that could one day power some Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s. 

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    Paris air show reveals strong demand and a resilient but challenged supply chain


    Aerospace suppliers are dealing with a variety of issues in the post-Covid-19 environment, and those issues are challenging their ability to ramp production. Three challenges – involving productivity, pricing and working capital – are most pressing.

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    Surf Air expects to soon go public, close deal with Southern Airways


    Regional air travel company Surf Air Mobility anticipates it will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange during the week of 24 July, which would complete a process involving the company’s acquisition of regional carrier Southern Airways. 

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    Boeing roars back in June with orders for 288 new aircraft


    Deals landed at the Paris air show pushed Boeing’s net aircraft orders in June to 288, more than it has logged in any month in recent memory.

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    Halla EMB-120 occupants survive landing accident at Mogadishu


    All the occupants of an Embraer EMB-120 turboprop have survived after the aircraft crashed during landing at Mogadishu. The Somali civil aviation authority states that the Halla Airlines aircraft “crash landed” on runway 05 at the capital’s Aden Adde international airport on 11 July. Video images circulating on social media, ...

  • Maldivian ATR 42-c-ATR

    Maldivian seeks lease arrangements for additional ATR 42s


    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian is seeking to acquire a pair of new ATR 42-600 turboprops under a finance lease as part of a fleet upgrade. The acquisition is being undertaken through Island Aviation Services which has invited interested parties to submit proposals by the end of 22 July. Island Aviation ...

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    Boeing keeps 737 delivery goal despite collapse of bridge used to transport fuselages


    Boeing still expects to meet its 737 delivery target this year despite facing a significant logistical hurdle imposed by the recent collapse of a railway bridge used to transport fuselages.