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    Emirates and Etihad tighten ties with interline aimed at UAE tourism


    Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are to forge a closer co-operation through an interline agreement giving travellers greater flexibility when flying into and out of the United Arab Emirates. Under the agreement passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket allowing inbound flight to either Dubai or ...

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    PD-35 core to be displayed at Moscow air show


    Russian state technology firm Rostec is to show off the first core of the Aviadvigatel PD-35 high-thrust powerplant during the MAKS Moscow air show. The PD-35 is being developed as part of the engine family which includes the PD-14 for the Irkut MC-21 and the PD-8 for the Superjet variant ...

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    India’s Go First replaced 510 GTFs, takes case against P&W to US court


    Indian airline Go First has replaced 510 Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofans (GTFs) in recent years, and last month had 64 of what it calls “defective” GTFs, citing combustor and other issues.

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    Airbus A350 freighter entry-into-service slips to 2026


    Airbus has shifted the entry into service date for the A350 freighter into 2026, but is more broadly maintaining its industrial targets for other programmes. The airframer, which has disclosed first-quarter results, says the industrial planning for the freighter is being “slightly adjusted” as its initial milestones are reached. Chief ...

  • Boeing 737 Max fuselages

    Spirit loses $281m in Q1 as supply chain and quality problems drive up costs


    Spirit AeroSystems expects a recently revealed fuselage problem affecting Boeing 737s will cost it $31 million in 2023, including a $17 million hit in the first quarter.

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    Air Moldova suspends operations to await court decision on restructuring


    Struggling carrier Air Moldova is suspending all operations while it seeks court approval for a restructuring programme intended to avert bankruptcy and put the airline in a sustainable position. The airline says the suspension – which commenced on 2 May – could be lifted within three days, depending on the ...

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    Comlux delivers first completed ACJ TwoTwenty


    Comlux has handed over the first ACJ TwoTwenty to Dubai-based FIVE Hotels & Resorts following cabin completion at its Indianapolis facility.

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    Los Angeles becomes latest airport to test Hexwave threat-detection system


    Los Angeles airport’s operator is the latest to conduct tests of security technology firm Liberty Defense’s Hexwave artificial-intelligence screening system, which will be used to scan employees. The week-long trial at Los Angeles International will be held within the Tom Bradley terminal. Hexwave uses a combination of 3D imaging, millimetre-wave ...

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    Perlan aims to fly glider to 90,000ft this summer before ending test programme


    High-altitude aerospace research nonprofit Perlan Project plans this year to take another shot at flying its Perlan 2 glider to a record 90,000ft, after which it intends to terminate that flight-test programme.

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    Jazeera Airways to bring in A321s under latest lease plan


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is preparing to lease a pair of Airbus A321s, as it continues to source single-aisle capacity ahead of receiving new aircraft. The airline’s board agreed the lease of the A321s – as well as another pair of A320s – at meeting held on 2 May. ...

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    Safran outlines goals for EU-backed open-fan research project


    Safran Aircraft Engines has detailed the key technologies it will mature as part of an EU-funded project that will support work on the RISE open-rotor demonstrator being conducted by the CFM International joint venture in which the French firm is a partner alongside GE Aerospace.

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    SAS reinforces leisure network with new Asian route


    Star Alliance carrier SAS is to open a new Asian service, operating to the Thai capital Bangkok from the beginning of the winter season. SAS, which is currently under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has been undergoing a restructuring programme to strengthen its financial position. It says it is aiming ...

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    El Al ties up with travel specialist to create tourism joint-venture company


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is aiming to establish a joint-venture company specialising in tourism, in which it will hold a 40% share. The airline has reached a provisional agreement through which it will collaborate with Tel Aviv-based travel firm Issta, which would also have 40% of the venture. El Al ...

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    Flydubai shows off sliding-door privacy suite for business-class cabin on 737s


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai has unveiled a new premium business suite for single-aisle aircraft, which will include a sliding privacy door. The airline showed off the development at the Arabian Travel Market and states that it will be introduced on its fleet from November this year. Flydubai operates some 75 ...

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    MC-21 and Superjet roll out in United Aircraft’s new corporate livery


    United Aircraft has rolled out an Irkut MC-21 and Superjet 100 in a unified corporate livery ahead of the MAKS Moscow air show. The updated livery follows a corporate branding change at United Aircraft. It will feature on the MC-21 – prototypes of which have previously carried an Irkut design ...

  • CR929 mock-up-c-Moscow Aviation Institute

    Moscow institute ships CR929 wing-box parts for testing


    Moscow Aviation Institute has manufactured and shipped components for a prototype wing-box intended for the proposed long-haul CRAIC CR929. The CR929 is joint Russian-Chinese project to develop a widebody twinjet. Moscow Aviation Institute says its experimental facility has produced the components – which took around two months – and shipped ...

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    Canada’s Cargojet posts $30.5m Q1 profit amid ‘softer economic conditions’


    Canadian operator Cargojet Airways posted a C$30.5 million ($22.5 million)profit amid “softer economic conditions” during the first three months of 2023, compared with a C$56.4 million loss during the first quarter of last year. 

  • ZeroAvia Q400 turboprop

    Alaska Airlines, ZeroAvia to develop ‘world’s largest’ zero-emission aircraft


    Alaska Airlines has delivered a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprop to be retrofitted with a hydrogen-electric propulsion system by powertrain developer ZeroAvia. 

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    Luxair commits to another pair of 737 Max 8s


    Luxembourg’s flag-carrier, Luxair, is to purchase another pair of Boeing 737 Max 8s, taking its overall commitment to four of the type. The airline states that the additional aircraft will feature spacious cabins, and offer passengers a “more comfortable flying experience”. Luxair had already opted, earlier this year, to order ...

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    WestJet completes acquisition of competitor Sunwing


    Canadian airline company WestJet Group has acquired competing discount carrier Sunwing Airlines, completing a deal that had raised competitive concerns but that WestJet insists will benefit travellers.