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    Carriers in Germany stunned by proposed winter mask mandate


    Carriers in Germany are vehemently objecting to government plans to re-introduce compulsory mask-wearing on flights, arguing that such measures are unnecessary and will harm the country’s airline industry at a time of recovery. The German health ministry states that new protective measures for the winter season will apply from 1 ...

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    Twin Otter on approach conflicted with opposite-direction departure at PNG airport


    Investigators in Papua New Guinea are probing a serious incident in which an aircraft departing Kagamuga airport near Mount Hagen came into conflict with a flight on approach to the same runway from the opposite direction. Kagamuga airport is some 500km north-west of the capital, Port Moresby, and has a ...

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    Pilots' failures and fatigue caused 2019 Convair 440 crash in Ohio: NTSB


    The September 2019 stall and crash of a Convair 440 cargo aircraft near Toledo resulted from oversight by the aircraft’s two fatigued pilots.

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    EASA backs postponement of distress-tracking installation deadline


    European safety regulators are backing a postponement of requirements for aircraft to carry equipment to transmit position information autonomously if the flight is in distress, citing the impact of the pandemic on deliveries. Under ICAO standards this equipment – known as an emergency locator transmitter and distress tracker – will ...

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    Emirates broadens premium-economy A380 reach as 70% of fleet returns to service


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is aiming to have 85 of its 118 Airbus A380s, over 70%, back in operation by the end of this year, as it prepares to operate the type with a premium-economy cabin on additional routes. The airline is intending to retrofit 67 A380s with the premium-economy ...

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    Lufthansa Group faces pilot strike at two carriers while Eurowings crews add to pressure


    Germany’s Lufthansa Group is facing a one-day pilot strike at two carriers after failure to reach a collective agreement, while cockpit crews at sister airline Eurowings have put additional pressure on the parent company. Pilots at Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo have called a 24h strike for 2 September. The industrial ...

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    Air Baltic interim losses remain similar to last year’s figure


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic has turned in first-half net losses of €59.3 million ($59.4 million), a similar level to the interim deficit of €61.5 million recorded last year. Air Baltic says its performance over the first six months has been “significantly impacted” by persisting complexities, notably the conflict in Ukraine. ...

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    US moves to seize 737 BBJ, citing Russian sanctions violation


    The US government is seeking to seize a Boeing 737 business jet owned by Moscow-based oil and gas company Lukoil due to alleged violations of US-imposed sanctions against Russia.

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    Rolls-Royce axes testbed conversion plan for ex-Qantas 747-400


    Rolls-Royce has ditched plans to turn a former Qantas Boeing 747-400 into a flying testbed and will now dispose of the aircraft which has sat idle at Moses Lake airport in Washington state for over two years.

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    China Airlines yet to finalise 787 order: Boeing


    Boeing has not yet received firm 787 orders from China Airlines despite the carrier saying yesterday it had purchased the jets.

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    Virgin Atlantic broadens Indian reach with IndiGo codeshare


    UK long-haul operator Virgin Atlantic is to extend its Indian reach through a codeshare agreement with budget airline IndiGo. The new partnership will enable onward travel from Virgin’s flights from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai. It will initially cover seven cities in India, comprising Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, ...

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    Revised LATAM forecast predicts return to pre-crisis revenues next year


    Latin American operator LATAM Airlines Group is expecting to exceed pre-crisis revenues next year, and has hiked annual cost-saving estimates to more than $1 billion, in a revised business outlook as it prepares to exit US Chapter 11 protection. Its new five-year forecast sees the operator’s revenues reaching nearly $11.5 ...

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    Airbus starts seeking successor to chief financial officer Asam


    Airbus is preparing a succession plan for chief financial officer Dominik Asam, who is to step down from his position next year. He is to take up the post of chief financial officer at German software firm SAP. Asam joined Airbus during a management transition following Guillaume Faury’s accession to ...

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    Siberia’s Aeroservis to take LMS-901s for passenger transport


    South Siberian operator Aeroservis has become the latest to sign for the new UZGA LMS-901 Baikal utility aircraft, with an agreement for seven. Aeroservis will take delivery of the single-engined transports over the course of 2025-28. The Chita-based company conducts a range of operations, including passenger transport to several regional ...

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    Mammoth agrees 777 freighter conversion pact with Fort Worth’s Aspire MRO


    US-based Mammoth Freighters has reached a Boeing 777 freighter-conversion agreement with Texas’s Aspire MRO. The agreement follows Aspire’s formal launch of passenger-to-freighter conversion services at its Fort Worth facility in the city’s Alliance airport. Aspire will use six bays at the airport’s former American Airlines maintenance centre for 777 conversion. ...

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    Tajikistan's Somon to lease additional 737-800s


    Tajikistan’s Somon Air has introduced one of a pair of Boeing 737-800s which the carrier has agreed to lease from US-based Aviation Capital Group. The agreement will increase the airline’s fleet to six jets, comprising four 737-800s and two -900s. Somon Air says the first aircraft under the lease deal ...

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    ALPA wins recent pilot pay gains at US regional airlines


    A handful of US regional airlines recently hiked pilot pay rates amid an industry-wide effort to attract and retain pilots and keep pace with surging travel demand.

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    Finnair to put A330 capacity on three Nordic links to Qatar


    Finnair is to deploy substantial Airbus A330 capacity on new services to the Qatari capital Doha, operating not only from Helsinki but Stockholm and Copenhagen. The twinjets will be used as part of a long-term strategic co-operation agreement between Finnair and its Oneworld alliance partner Qatar Airways. Finnair has been ...

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    Spain’s Air Europa commits to 737 Max and more 787s


    Spanish carrier Air Europa is to take 15 long- and short-haul aircraft under a lease agreement with Irish-based AerCap. Air Europa is to bring in five Boeing 787-9s and 10 737 Max 8s under the pact. It will take delivery of the jets over the course of 2024-26. Air Europa ...

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    UPS orders another eight 767 Freighters


    US express-cargo airline UPS has ordered another eight Boeing 767-300 Freighters, throwing more momentum behind Boeing’s already strong cargo-aircraft programmes.