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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.

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    Mongolia’s MIAT discloses initial routes for 787


    Mongolian flag-carrier MIAT is to deploy its first Boeing 787 initially on services to Asia and Europe, as it prepares to put the twinjet on US routes. The airline is expecting shortly to take delivery of a 787-9, one of a pair being leased from AerCap under an agreement reached ...

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    Nauru Airlines introduces 737-800 converted freighter


    Micronesian carrier Nauru Airlines has introduced a Boeing 737-800 freighter to its fleet, claiming it to be the first of the model in the Australian region. Nauru Airlines has an operational base in Brisbane. It states that the 737-800F will expand its cargo capabilities, adding capacity to a fleet which ...

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    Oman Air points to integration with SalamAir under restructuring initiative


    Oman Air has indicated that closer ties with SalamAir are likely under a restructuring plan outlined by the flag-carrier’s chairman. The restructuring is intended to resolve continuing losses and mounting debts which have burdened the carrier since the Omani government withdrew from Bahrain-based Gulf Air in 2007 to concentrate on ...

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    Boeing stretches 777-8 passenger jet to match freighter’s fuselage


    Boeing has increased the fuselage length on the 777-8 passenger jet, bringing it into line with the freighter variant.

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    Expanding Jazeera Airways turns in profitable first half


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is fitting lightweight seats to its expanding fleet, and intends to open additional routes before the end of this year. Jazeera turned in a KD6.27 million ($20.4 million) net profit for the first half. Although this was some 15% down on last year’s interim, the ...

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    Textron’s Pipistrel zeroes in on US trainer aircraft market


    With a new FAA rule set to expand the definition of “light sport aircraft”, Slovenia’s Pipistrel is taking clear aim at the US pilot training market

  • Western Global MD-11F-c-Western Global Airlines

    US freight carrier Western Global files for Chapter 11 to assist restructuring


    Pressured US freight operator Western Global Airlines has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it seeks to implement a restructuring plan to cut debt and stabilise the business. Western Global, which operates Boeing MD-11 and 747-400 freighters, had disclosed in July that it was looking at options to ...

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    Israeli operator Israir to introduce another pair of A320s


    Israir Group’s board has approved the introduction of another pair of Airbus A320s to develop the Israeli operator’s fleet. The two aircraft will be dry-leased and arrive in 2024, according to the company, if an agreement is finalised. Israir Group says the decision is part of a management plan to ...

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    SSJ-New model undergoes aerodynamic flutter analysis


    Irkut’s SSJ-New, the successor to the Superjet 100, is undergoing aeroelasticity testing as part of the preparation for the aircraft’s maiden flight. An initial round of flutter tests was carried out in June at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Moscow. This testing has been conducted with a model of the ...