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  • El Al 787-c-El Al

    El Al more optimistic on fourth-quarter performance despite conflict


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al believes its fourth-quarter results will not be as badly affected as previously estimated, despite the impact of the Gaza conflict. El Al has taken various commercial, financial and operational measures to address the effects of the conflict which began in early October. But it states that ...

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    US Congress restores funding to F-35 adaptive engine programme


    Although the Pentagon wants to move on from the Adaptive Engine Transition Programme, lawmakers in the US Capitol approved $280 million in 2024 to fund the research programme that generated two prototype adaptive cycle powerplants for the F-35 stealth fighter.

  • S7 A320-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Russia’s S7 and Ural Airlines reach fleet settlements with AerCap and other lessors


    Two more Russian carriers have settled with lessor AerCap, as well as other lessors, regarding aircraft which were retained by the operators in response to sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict. S7 Airlines has reached an agreement AerCap in respect of 29 aircraft and four spare engines, while a deal with ...

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    Saudia Technic secures public investment to develop extensive MRO facility


    Saudia Group’s maintenance division, Saudia Technic, has secured investment from the kingdom’s sovereign fund to support development of an extensive facility. The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund will assist with transforming the carrier’s aircraft servicing arm into a “national MRO champion”, says Saudia Group. Under the scheme the investment will ...

  • Aegean Airbus-c-Airbus

    Aegean to gain A320 capacity under Cyprus Airways wet-lease


    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has agreed to wet-lease a pair of Airbus A320s from neighbouring operator Cyprus Airways. Under the long-term pact, the initial aircraft will be deployed to Aegean this month, while the seond will arrive at the end of March next year. Cyprus Airways states that it stands ...

  • Bordeaux EasyJet DR400 incident title-c-BEA

    Inquiry seeks rigour on controller rostering after A320 cleared to land on occupied runway


    French investigators have determined that a tower controller forgot that a light aircraft was awaiting take-off at Bordeaux before clearing an EasyJet Airbus A320 to land on the occupied runway. The light aircraft, a Robin DR400 with two people on board, had been instructed to line up and hold at ...

  • Aerolineas Argentinas-c-Aerolineas Argentinas

    President Milei outlines Aerolineas Argentinas share transfer and open skies plans


    New Argentinean president Javier Milei has included a plan to hand Aerolineas Argentinas shares to its employees, and implement open skies, among an extensive series of reforms for the country. Milei disclosed the proposal to authorise transfer of a “total or partial” share package of the airline during a televised ...

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    NASA and Joby simulate up to 45 eVTOLs in Dallas Fort-Worth airspace


    NASA and air taxi developer Joby Aviation have completed a series of simulations designed to evaluate how electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft integrate into busy airspace. 

  • Air France A350-c-Air France

    Beneficiary analysis behind European court’s annulling Air France pandemic aid approval


    Judges of the European Union’s General Court have annulled a decision approving French state aid to Air France, after ruling that other companies of its parent group should have been considered as beneficiaries. The case – brought by Ryanair and Malta Air against the European Commission – contested the approval ...

  • Cryogenic hydrogen pump test-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce commences tests on pressurising and pumping liquid hydrogen


    Rolls-Royce has embarked on cryogenic tests to pressurise liquid hydrogen and pump it into an engine’s combustion chamber, as part of its effort to develop hydrogen-based propulsion for future airliners. The manufacturer has started the tests at its Solihull facility in the UK. Rolls-Royce has already demonstrated that a wholly-hydrogen ...

  • ES-30-c-Heart Aerospace

    US carrier JSX tentatively signs for over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft


    US charter carrier JSX has provisionally agreed to acquire over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft from three manufacturers – US-based Electra, France’s Aura Aero and Sweden’s Heart Aerospace. Dallas-based JSX operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-135s and ERJ-145s across a network of 24 destinations. It has unveiled letters of intent to acquire ...

  • Lufthansa order

    Lufthansa orders first 737 Max jets as part of deal for up to 200 narrowbody aircraft


    Lufthansa Group has placed a firm order for 40 Boeing 737 Max 8s and taken options on 60 more as part of wider deal which is also set to see it add more Airbus A220 and A320neo-family jets.

  • Aeroflot retro-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Lessor DAE settles with Russia’s Aeroflot over aircraft claims


    Middle Eastern lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has become the latest to secure a settlement from Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot over claims on aircraft leased to the airline. DAE puts the value of the settlement – covering seven aircraft and their engines – at $118 million. As with previous settlements on aircraft ...

  • Finnair A321 title-c-Olivier Cabaret Creative Commons

    Finnair uses rights-issue funds to acquire previously-leased A321s


    Finnair has used proceeds from its recent rights issue to purchase six Airbus A321s from lessor BOC Aviation. The airline says the twinjets were previously on lease. It states that the transaction amounts to over €200 million ($219 million) and will generate a positive annual impact of €20 million on ...

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    Overair reveals full-sized prototype of ‘Butterfly’ air taxi


    Southern California air taxi developer Overair on 19 December revealed the first full-scale prototype of its electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle. 

  • Grindavik eruption-c-Icelandic Department of Civil Protection

    Icelandic air traffic appears unaffected by volcanic eruption


    Icelandic authorities have put a localised airspace restriction in place after a volcanic eruption began near Grindavik, around 17km southeast of Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport. There is no immediate indication of any air traffic disruption at Keflavik. Seismic activity has been recorded in the Grindavik area for several weeks. NOTAMs for ...

  • Comac Tibet 4 by 3

    Comac, Tibet Airlines to jointly develop high-altitude C919 variant


    Comac and Tibet Airlines have signed a cooperation agreement that will see them jointly work on developing a high-altitude variant of the C919 narrowbody. 

  • Air Corsica ATR 72-c-ATR

    Air Corsica emerges as customer for two more ATR 72-600s


    Mediterranean operator Air Corsica has emerged as a customer behind an order covering a pair of ATR 72-600 turboprops. The airframer says the order was originally confirmed during the Paris air show in June. ATR states that the aircraft will be delivered over the first half of next year, giving ...

  • Al Alawi-c-Gulf Air

    Gulf Air chief Al Alawi to retire in early 2024


    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air’s chief executive is to step down at the end of January next year, the Bahraini government has disclosed. Capt Waleed Al Alawi previously served as a Gulf Air pilot and worked with Bahrain’s Royal Flight. He became deputy chief of the Bahraini carrier in 2017, ...

  • Truckee Tahoe airport SFA usage

    Environmental groups fear US poised to promote SAF that is not sustainable


    Environmental groups are warning that new US guidelines for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will promote widespread production of biofuels that may not actually be sustainable. Airlines disagree.