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    US imposes sanctions against Belarusian carrier and government jet


    US authorities have imposed sanctions against the Belarusian flag-carrier Belavia, as well as a specific aircraft used by the country’s government. Belavia operates the aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 850 – registered EW-301PJ – which is based on the CRJ200 regional jet. It was originally delivered in 2006 to Canadian private ...

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    Air Arabia maintains strong momentum through second quarter


    Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia has turned in a 78% rise in first-half net profit, reaching Dhs801 million ($218 million), on revenues of more than Dhs2.8 billion. The Sharjah-based airline disclosed the performance after a strong second quarter during which it made a net profit of Dhs459 million – ...

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    Mexicana successor to start with 737 fleet after government seals compensation deal with workers


    Mexico’s government is poised to create a new carrier based on defunct operator Mexicana’s assets, after securing a compensation agreement with workers to take over the brand. Overseen by the defence ministry, and led by a Mexican air force general, the new carrier will lease 10 Boeing 737-800s, with three ...

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    Accounting change brings volatility to Aeroflot’s reinstated financial results


    Aeroflot’s reinstatement of financial disclosures earlier this month has given an insight into its performance in the year-and-a-half since the Ukrainian conflict began, although the picture has been complicated by changes to accounting methods and the effect of currency exchange. Application of the new federal accounting standard – which affects ...

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    Archer keeps burning cash as it seeks to ‘take lead’ in air taxi race


    Electric air taxi developer Archer Aviation lost $181 million during the second quarter of 2023 as the start-up pushes to certificate its Midnight aircraft. 

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    Boeing invests in Archer, settling lawsuit with Wisk


    Air taxi rivals Archer Aviation and Boeing-backed Wisk Aero have settled their long-running lawsuit, with Boeing making an investment in Archer. 

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    Textron Aviation’s SkyCourier gains certification in Brazil


    Textron Aviation has secured certification for its SkyCourier twin turboprop from the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil (ANAC), clearing the way for operations in that Latin American country.

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    Air India to introduce new livery with first A350 arrivals


    Air India has unveiled a new livery scheme, which will be introduced with the arrival of the carrier’s first Airbus A350 towards the end of this year. The airline’s owner, Tata Group, is revamping the flag-carrier’s colours as part of its transformation programme. Air India recently placed an extensive order ...

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    737 Max awaits engine inlet design fix to avert risk of severe damage from anti-ice


    Boeing is undertaking design modification of the 737 Max engine inlet after discovering that use of engine anti-ice in certain operating conditions can result in failure of the inlet’s inner barrel and substantial cowl damage. Operators must revise the aircraft’s flight manual to instruct pilots not to use engine anti-ice ...

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    Israel’s El Al starts services with first reconfigured 777-200ER


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has restored to service the first Boeing 777-200ER to be reconfigured with an interior similar to its 787 fleet. The initial aircraft began operating in August, the airline has disclosed. It has six 777s and plans to reconfigure the cabins of four of them. El Al ...

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    El Al claims highest second-quarter profit since privatisation


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has turned in the highest second-quarter pre-tax profit since the company’s privatisation two decades ago. El Al states that it achieved a pre-tax profit of $58.8 million for the three months to 30 June, based on revenues of just under $630 million. The revenue figure rose ...

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    Airtanker specialist Conair picks up more Dash 8s to counter increasing wildfire risk


    Canadian aerial firefighting specialist Conair Group is purchasing another seven De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops for conversion into airborne tankers. It is sourcing the aircraft from Kirk Aviation, via asset manager Aergo Capital. Aergo says it handed over the final Dash 8 to Conair in July. It identifies this last ...

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    Spirit AeroSystems seeks to develop new materials for hypersonic flight


    Aerostructures manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems will partner with the USA’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop advanced materials capable of withstanding the high temperatures of hypersonic flight for military, space and commercial applications. 

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    Boeing reveals 737 Max order split


    Boeing has for the first time revealed the sales breakdown for its 737 Max family, with the developmental -10 closing in on the 1,000-order mark.

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    Norwegian secures four-year deal to transport armed forces personnel


    Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian has secured an agreement with the country’s armed forces for defence sector travel over a four-year period. The airline says the contract will begin in the first quarter of next year. Source: InsectWorld/Shutterstock Norwegian values the agreement at around NKr1 billion ($98 million), ...

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    Western Global struggled with closure of Chinese market and belly-capacity rebound


    US cargo carrier Western Global Airlines has outlined the setbacks which led to its entry to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, including a customer shift away from dedicated freighters, contrary to expectations, and the delayed recovery of Chinese activity. Western Global has also been affected by high fuel prices attributed to ...

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    MNG Airlines and Golden Falcon terminate proposed business combination


    Turkish logistics operator MNG Airlines has terminated its proposed business combination agreement with the specialised private equity company Golden Falcon Acquisition. MNG and Golden Falcon had disclosed the proposed combination in December last year, as part of the airline’s strategy to become a publicly-listed US company on the New York ...

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    Eve reports $31.4m second-quarter loss as it ramps up eVTOL development


    The bulk of the company’s quarterly expenses came from $21.8 million spent on research and development, including internal design, engineering and testing infrastructure for its electric air taxi. 

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    USMC showing interest in Archer eVTOL aircraft


    A recent visit by US Marine Corps officials to eVTOL manufacturer Archer comes after the company signed a $142 million deal with the US Air Force for six of its all-electric Midnight aircraft.

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    Boeing scores 52 orders in July, as deliveries slide from June high


    Boeing took in 52 gross orders in July, including a 39-strong 787 widebody commitment from Saudi Arabian Airlines, alongside deals for 12 737 Max jets and a single 777 Freighter.