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    Israir claims ‘positive’ signs from Smartwings shareholders


    Israeli operator Israir Group has received a “positive indication” from shareholders in Smartwings regarding its proposal to take over the Czech airline. Israir Group has been pursuing an acquisition of Smartwings for several months and is trying to seal a binding agreement for the carrier. Its proposal has centred on ...

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    Rockton firms interest in Heart ES-30 as airframer quietly adds more LoIs


    Swedish lessor Rockton is to acquire up to 40 of compatriot Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft, converting a letter of intent for the developmental 30-seater.

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    Qatar Airways aims to receive all 737 Max 8s by end-July


    Qatar Airways has introduced a second Boeing 737 Max 8, and will bring in another seven of the type by the end of July. The Middle Eastern carrier took delivery of its first in mid-April after taking advantage of an opportunity to introduce a batch of the twinjets to its ...

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    Boeing lands 17 787 orders in April


    Boeing last month landed new orders for 17 787 widebodies as demand for the long-haul jets continued to rebound.

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    Ryanair’s O’Leary has ‘high’ confidence in Boeing’s recovery


    Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary thinks Boeing is well on its way to recovering from supply chain troubles and expresses confidence the manufacturer will deliver newly ordered 737 Max 10s on time.

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    Airlines criticise Biden Administration’s airline customer-rights plan


    The air transport industry has criticised the US government’s plan to require compensation for flight delays and cancellations.

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    Private customer to take single A330-800


    Airbus recorded an order from a private customer for a single A330-800 in April, during an otherwise relatively quiet month of activity. The agreement marks the first A330neo order for this year, and a rare deal for the -800 variant. It brings to 12 the total number of A330-800s taken ...

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    Wisk and Japan Airlines partner to certificate and operate air taxis


    US air taxi developer Wisk and Japan Airlines (JAL) have partnered to bring Wisk’s in-development air taxi through certification in Japan, with a goal of eventually launching passenger flights there.

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    Ryanair settles for higher price to secure 737 Max 10 slots


    Slot scarcity helped push Ryanair into reaching a deal with Boeing for 737 Max 10s, as group chief Michael O’Leary admits that the airline had to settle for a higher price than it sought. The airline is taking up to 300 Max 10s with deliveries set to begin in 2027. ...

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    Ryanair reaches 737 Max 10 deal covering up to 300 aircraft


    Ryanair and Boeing have finally negotiated an order for 737 Max 10s, with an agreement covering 300 of the type, which will be configured with 228 seats. The deal – yet to be finalised – comprises 150 firm and 150 optioned jets which will be delivered over the course of ...

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    Oman Air equips training centre with 737 Max simulator


    Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has equipped its training centre with a Boeing 737 Max 8 simulator. The airline says the system has been acquired from specialist CAE, and installed in the flight-training centre at Muscat. Oman Air has 13 Max 8s in its fleet of 45 aircraft. “The [Max ...

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    Avion Express to set up Brazilian wet-lease and charter carrier


    Wet-lease specialist Avion Express is to set up a Brazilian charter airline, which will use a fleet of Airbus jets. It is intending to obtain an air operator’s certificate from Brazilian authorities, and commence flights either in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of next. Avion ...

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    South African Airways granted authorisation to expand fleet


    South African Airways has been granted clearance by the country’s government to expand its fleet with the lease of six additional aircraft. The airline says the “significant” increase will enable it to relaunch international routes and provide extra regional and domestic capacity. SAA says the six aircraft – all Airbus ...

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    Textron Aviation delays Denali’s certification until 2025


    Textron Aviation has again delayed certification of its clean-sheet single-prop Beechcraft Denali, saying slower-than-planned certification of the type’s GE Aerospace Catalyst engine forced another timeline push back.

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    US seeks to require airlines compensate passengers for some delays and cancellations


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to require airlines to provide certain accommodations to passengers affected by flight delays and cancellations caused by factors within airlines’ control.

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    Emirates returns to 747 freighter operations to lift SkyCargo capacity


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is wet-leasing a pair of Boeing 747-400 freighters to lift capacity for its SkyCargo division. Their introduction – a return to 747 operations after an absence of several years – illustrates the Dubai-based operator’s “confidence” in the cargo market, it states, and provide “immediate” increased capability ...

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    Biman Bangladesh in line for Airbus aircraft after UK aviation pact


    Biman Bangladesh Airlines appears to be in line for a fleet modernisation with Airbus aircraft, following a bilateral agreement between the Bangladeshi and UK governments. The agreement centres on an aviation partnership, according to the Bangladeshi prime minister’s investment adviser, Salman Rahman. Rahman, a member of the country’s parliament, says ...

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    Joby reports Q1 loss, will issue $180m in stock to long-term investor


    Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation has entered an agreement to issue $180 million of common stock to long-term Joby investor Baillie Gifford, providing a cash infusion as the company pushes to certify its aircraft. 

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    Two dozen Go First aircraft subject to lessors’ de-registration requests


    Nearly two dozen Airbus single-aisle jets operated by troubled Indian carrier Go First have become the subject of de-registration requests by lessors. Twenty-three aircraft have been listed by the Indian civil aviation regulator DGCA as having de-registration requests submitted as of 4 May. These requests cover 19 leased A320neo and ...

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    P&W letter to Go First reveals detail about strained supply chain


    A recent letter from Pratt & Whitney (P&W) to Indian airline Go First reveals more detail about the tight supply of PW1100G spare engines and related equipment.