All air transport news – Page 19

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    Russian airspace condition attached to Virgin’s entry on Korean route


    Virgin Atlantic’s entry on the London Heathrow-Seoul route, a remedy for the Korean Air-Asiana merger, is itself conditional on the opening of Russian airspace. The carrier is being granted access to the route, with support from Korean Air, as part of a framework agreement to obtain UK competition clearance for ...

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    McKenzie succeeds Hyslop as Boeing’s chief engineer


    Boeing’s head of commercial aviation engineering Howard McKenzie became the company’s chief engineer on 1 March, succeeding Greg Hyslop, who is set to retire in June.

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    UK advertising regulator raps Lufthansa over environmental promotion


    German flag-carrier Lufthansa has been rapped by UK advertising regulators after a single complaint was lodged against a promotion referring to the airline’s environmental credentials. The complaint centred on a poster, seen in June last year, which showed an aircraft’s cockpit nose-on with the lower fuselage represented by an image ...

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    Profitable Flydubai cites fuel-cost benefits as 737 Max fleet expands


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai expanded its fleet to 74 aircraft last year, with Boeing 737 Max variants accounting for more than half. The airline has turned in a full-year profit of Dhs1.2 billion ($327 million) for 2022, during which it took delivery of 17 more 737 Max 8s – the ...

  • Korean Air Boeing 787-9-c-Korean Air

    UK authority clears Korean Air-Asiana merger based on Virgin access to Seoul


    Korean Air has secured UK competition approval for its proposed merger with fellow Korean operator Asiana, based on its supporting Virgin Atlantic’s access to the London-Seoul route. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority says that undertakings given by Korean Air are “appropriate” to remedy or mitigate a lessening of competition ...

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    Asia-Pacific carrier traffic to be near full recovery by early 2024 after China boost


    It is still too early to determine how quickly the Chinese international travel market will recover, though it is clear there is “no let-up” in recovery momentum in the greater Asia-Pacific region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

  • Croatia Airbus-c-Croatia Airlines

    Croatia Airlines remains loss-making despite progress in recovery


    Croatia Airlines has turned in a full-year net loss of Kn137 million ($19 million) as its performance, while recovering, still lagged pre-crisis levels. The carrier transported 1.45 million passengers but this figure remained one-third down on that achieved in 2019. Croatia Airlines says passenger load factor reached an average of ...

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    Embraer sees Asia-Pacific turning point


    Embraer sees recent Asia-Pacific commitments to E-Jets as a major turning point for its prospects in the region.

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    SuperJet International plots return on back of UAE investment and Al Ain factory for SSJ100


    SuperJet International (SJI), the former joint venture between Italian firm Leonardo and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC), is bidding to make an unlikely comeback, including plans to relaunch production of the SSJ100 regional jet at a new site in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Universal Hydrogen fuel-cell Dash 8

    Shake-out looms as zero-emission aircraft developers fight for finance


    The rush to reduce aviation’s emissions has created a tsunami of sustainable aircraft concepts, as many as 700 by some estimates.

  • Israir ATR 72-c-BLAC

    Israir completes sale of ATR 72-500s


    Israeli leisure operator Israir Group has completed the sale of a pair of ATR 72-500 turboprops whose phase-out was part of the company’s fleet-simplification plans. The company had previously disclosed, at the end of last year, that it had reached a binding agreement with a buyer for the aircraft. It ...

  • Environmental impact of airline emissions

    Royal Society warns over cost of UK’s net-zero aviation ambitions


    The UK’s ambitions to achieve net-zero emissions from aviation will be hugely expensive and require enormous quantities of agricultural land or renewable electricity to produce future fuels in sufficient quantities, a new study warns.

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    Irish specialist to dismantle two early-build 787s for spares


    Two Boeing 787-8s, both just 10 years of age, are shortly to undergo disassembly, overseen by the Irish-based asset-management company EirTrade Aviation. EirTrade says the identity of the airframes to be dismantled is currently confidential. But the aircraft will simultaneously be disassembled off-site and EirTrade expects parts to start becoming ...

  • EgyptAir A321neo MSN11164-c-Airbus

    EgyptAir claims Africa’s first A321neo introduction


    EgyptAir is has received the first Airbus A321neo for the African continent, following delivery of its latest twinjet at the airframer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant. The airline is introducing the variant with a two-class configuration comprising 16 business-class and 166 economy-class seats. Airbus has identified the airframe as SU-GFR, with MSN11164, ...

  • A320neo Viva Air-c-AIrbus

    Viva Air dismayed as merger hold-up forces it to suspend operations


    Colombian budget carrier Viva Air has suspended operations, citing regulatory hold-ups regarding its efforts to form a tie-up with Avianca.

  • United 787

    Boeing hands 787 to United but deliveries otherwise remain paused


    Boeing has handed over a 787-10 to United Airlines but says its broader pause on deliveries of the widebody type remains in effect.

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    Madrid reconfigures airspace to simplify arrivals and departures


    Spanish air navigation service Enaire has started implementing an air traffic optimisation project at Madrid Barajas airport, including independent approaches to its parallel runways. The project aims to modernise instrument arrival and departure procedures by adapting them to area navigation and performance-based navigation requirements. Enaire says the scheme – known ...

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    El Al 787 cuts flight time to Thailand with Saudi-Omani transit


    El Al has conducted its first flight through Saudi Arabian and Omani airspace since recent agreements lifted restrictions on transit by Israeli carriers. The airline operated its LY083 service from Tel Aviv to Bangkok on 26 February, using a Boeing 787-9 – a flight which took about 7h 30min. Its ...

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    Pratt-powered A321XLR undergoes cold-weather testing in Canada


    Airbus has carried out several days of cold-weather testing of the A321XLR, having flown one of the prototype twinjets to northern Canada. The test aircraft – MSN11058, also known as FTV2 – departed Toulouse on 20 February for the airport at Iqaluit. It undertook a number of flights, conducting circuits ...

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    Pilot shortage will erode US discounters’ low-cost edge: United executive


    A shortage of pilots will increasingly erode the cost advantages long enjoyed by US discount airlines while improving the competitive position of giants like United Airlines.