All air transport news – Page 9

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    Jet2 hikes full-year profit outlook while summer bookings stoke optimism


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 has hiked its full-year profit expectation for the year just closed, while expressing optimism over the forward booking trend for the current summer season. Jet2 is forecasting a group profit of £387-392 million ($481-487 million) – before taxation and foreign-exchange revaluation – for the year to ...

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    Large batch of American A320s to receive cockpit-display upgrades


    Airbus is to upgrade the cockpit displays of more than 100 A320-family jets operated by US carrier American Airlines. The airline has agreed to fit liquid-crystal displays and new display computers to the twinjets. Airbus will upgrade the aircraft with the enhanced EEIS2 instrument system, it states, replacing cathode-ray tube ...

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    Safran signs Leap engine MRO agreements with ST Engineering, LHT


    Safran has signed a series of contracts with MRO providers ST Engineering and Lufthansa Technik, covering CFM International engine and nacelle maintenance work. 

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    ATR enters digitalisation partnership with LHT unit Swiss-AS


    Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has signed a partnership agreement with Lufthansa Technik unit Swiss-AS on the digitalisation of MRO data management. 

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    Momentum grows in Washington for changes to 1,500h pilot-experience rule


    A push is underway in Washington for lawmakers or regulators to tweak a controversial rule requiring new commercial airline pilots have 1,500h of flight time.

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    Austrian to modernise fleet with 787s over next five years


    Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian is expecting to modernise its entire long-haul fleet with Boeing 787-9s over the next five years. It will introduce its first of 10 787-9s from next year, increasing the airline’s overall fleet to 66 aircraft for the 2024 schedule. As the remaining nine 787s arrive, they ...

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    Airbus co-operates with partners to develop sustainable A320neo rudders


    Airbus is looking to source rudders for A320neo-family aircraft which will be based on an environmentally-sustainable construction technique. The airframer is to co-operate with Belgian structures specialist EconCore, German research firm Fraunhofer and the Technical University of Denmark on the proposed rudder – known as the ‘EcoRudder’ – which will ...

  • 747 engine incident Maastricht-c-Maastricht Aachen airport

    Shed parts from 747-400 freighter’s unmodified engine caused property damage and injuries


    Investigators have determined that a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400 converted freighter that shed turbine parts over a town after departing Maastricht had not been modified with cooling features which might have prevented the incident. The aircraft’s left outboard Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine suffered a contained failure but several pieces ...

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    UK long-haul start-up Sentra seeks operating licence


    UK long-haul start-up Sentra Airways has formally applied for an operating licence with the country’s aviation regulator. Sentra is intending to open services to West Africa – identifying an initial route from Manchester to Accra in Ghana – and last year agreed to acquire an Airbus A330-200 from US lessor ...

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    Boeing’s new 737 quality issue to affect 9,000 seats this summer


    Boeing’s latest 737 quality problem will leave airlines with roughly 9,000 fewer seats than planned this summer.

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    Virgin readies for ground-breaking transatlantic SAF flight


    Virgin Atlantic Airways is gearing up for a milestone transatlantic flight later this year that will be powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) under a UK government-funded initiative.

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    EasyJet drives development of hydrogen propulsion as battery power loses spark


    EasyJet continues to back hydrogen as the budget carrier’s most likely future fuel, having quietly shelved interest in all-electric short-haul aircraft as part of its decarbonisation plan.

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    Air India to use pilot-controlled tow tractors for A320 taxiing


    Air India is to conduct operations with pilot-controlled tow tractors for Airbus A320 manoeuvring at Delhi and Bengaluru airports, as part of a strategy to reduce emissions. The airline had publicly demonstrated the system – known as Taxibot – nearly four years ago, using an A321 (VT-PPH) during a commercial ...

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    Ryanair supports 737 fleet expansion with extended MRO facility in Dublin


    Irish budget carrier Ryanair is to invest in expanding its Dublin aircraft maintenance facilities, including constructing a new hangar. The airline says the €40 million ($44 million) hangar, with four bays, will support line and heavy maintenance for the carrier’s Boeing 737 fleet. Ryanair is increasing the fleet – through ...

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    IAI expects Seoul facility to start 777 freighter conversions next year


    Nearly two years after disclosing preliminary plans to establish a freighter conversion centre in South Korea, Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an agreement to set up the facility. It will carry out conversions of Boeing 777-300ER twinjets from next year at the centre to be located at Seoul Incheon airport. ...

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    ZeroAvia embarks on effort to develop infrastructure for liquid hydrogen aircraft fuel


    Hydrogen-powertrain developer ZeroAvia has joined French company Absolut Hydrogen to tackle tricky challenges associated with widespread adoption by the aviation industry of ultra-cold liquid-hydrogen fuel.

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    Kuwait’s Jazeera progresses with A320 leases


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is set to discuss the lease of an additional Airbus A320, along with a batch of engines. The airline’s board says it will meet on 18 April to talk about the proposed lease. It has identified the aircraft involved as MSN4601. The aircraft is a ...

  • RwandAir A330-300-c-Airbus

    RwandAir to open services to Paris by mid-year


    African carrier RwandAir is to open services to Paris Charles de Gaulle towards the middle of this year. The airline is to commence the flights on 27 June, operating the route from Kigali three times per week. Addition of the Paris link with expand the carrier’s network to 25 destinations. ...

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    Guatemalan Saab 340 suffers runway excursion after Cancun service


    One of Guatemalan regional carrier TagAirlines’ Saab 340A turboprops has been involved in a runway excursion at Flores, in the north of the Central American state. The aircraft had been arriving on 16 April, following flight 5U211 from Cancun in Mexico. TagAirlines says the aircraft experienced an “event” on landing, ...

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    SAS defers access to remainder of $700m bridging loan


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is deferring its access to the second half of its $700 million debtor-in-possession term loan, after a stronger-than-forecast financial performance over the winter which improved its liquidity position. SAS remains under US Chapter 11 protection, and the debtor-in-possession loan – agreed with Apollo Global Management – provided ...