All Analysis – Page 11

  • Berlin Brandenburg airport sign

    ​Berlin’s new airport completes operational tests


    Berlin airports operator FBB has announced the completion of operating tests at the city’s much delayed new airport, meaning it has achieved all the steps necessary to open later this month. Since April, the operator has been running twice-weekly operational tests at the airport to the southeast of the ...

  • Xian H-6N

    Chinese H-6N appears with mysterious ballistic missile


    A brief video has emerged of a Xian H-6N bomber carrying what could be a ballistic missile or boost-glide vehicle along its centreline. The video appeared on the Chinese internet on 17 October. It goes some way to confirming a long-held theory that one mission for the H-6N, the ...

  • A380 Emirates

    Amedeo sees mixed fortunes from Thai and Emirates


    Lessor Amedeo has reported mixed fortunes regarding two of its major lessees, Thai Airways International and Emirates, with one airline paying steady rentals and even operating some of its aircraft, while the other remains grounded and makes little to no rental payments. The insight derives from public disclosures from ...

  • Comac_ARJ21

    Asian airframers tread diverging paths through the crisis


    The coronavirus outbreak, which upended nearly everything in the aerospace industry, has fuelled the diverging trajectory Asian airframers Comac and Mitsubishi Aircraft are taking. 

  • E175-E2 first flight-c-Embraer

    Challenges aplenty for established regional airliner manufacturers


    Abandoned by Boeing and seeing its European market turn elsewhere, Embraer and De Havilland Canada have problems beyond those directly caused by the Covid-19 crisis, while ATR is hoping a new freighter programme will lift the gloom of a fading orderbook

  • A321neo MEA In Flight (3)

    A320 family continues to deliver for Airbus as widebodies stall


    The airframer is struggling to find customers for its A330 and A350 families, but narrowbody production will continue at 40 units per month. However, plans to add production capacity by turning the former A380 facility in Toulouse into a dedicated assembly line for the A321neo are on hold

  • MC-21-c-UnitedAircraft

    Russia strives to create local supply chains for its modern airliners


    Sanctions mean manufacturer Irkut is looking to domestic industry to provide an alternative source of components for the MC-21 and Superjet 100

  • Hawaiian-JAL-c-Shutterstock

    Hawaii begins virus testing to boost air travel


    Hawaii starting on 15 October will allow travellers to submit negative coronavirus test results 72 hours in advance of their flights to bypass its ongoing quarantine for new arrivals to the islands, hoping to boost tourism after months of nearly non-existent air travel. Several carriers, including Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines ...

  • Changi Airport September 2020

    Asia-Pacific ‘travel bubbles’ fail to inflate


    Despite government talk about “travel bubbles,” “green lanes” and the like, the Asia-Pacific’s biggest international air travel markets remain a long way from anything approaching normalcy. While domestic travel is picking up strongly in markets such as China and Vietnam, international travel still remains largely grounded. Three major country ...

  • BA A321-c-BA

    Why weaponising British Airways’ slots is a complicated crusade


    When British Airways disclosed its intention to restructure its operations under the onslaught of the pandemic, the prospect of its slashing its workforce – and the perception of corporate ruthlessness – led to an extraordinary call for retaliation within UK political circles. BA’s strategy ignited an intense parliamentary discussion ...

  • Alex-Cruz-BA-c-BillyPix

    Cruz leaves British Airways with unfinished business


    Ultimately it perhaps is not that surprising that the stepping down of IAG’s long-term group chief executive Willie Walsh should be followed by the departure of British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz. Walsh stepped down as leader of BA parent IAG in September, after delaying his initial departure to ...

  • EasyJet-Ryanair-c-Shutterstock

    No one-size-fits-all for European LCC approach to crisis capacity


    If the narrative among pan-European low-cost carriers over recent years has been one of consistent rapid growth, the approach to restoring capacity of the leading players since the pandemic has been anything but uniform. Analysis of traffic data released by EasyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair and Wizz Air over recent days ...

  • Pratt & Whitney Colombus Engine Centre GTF

    Pressure builds for aftermarket-focused engine makers


    On 1 October, Rolls-Royce disclosed a plan to raise £3 billion ($3.9 billion) of fresh capital through new shares and a bond offering to help weather the aviation crisis. It was a stark reminder of the predicament all engine manufacturers have faced since the pandemic began.

  • Adina Vălean

    Will the crisis be a catalyst to invigorate European ATM reform?


    While most of impacts of the global pandemic have been to shake the foundations the airline industry relies upon, beleaguered carriers and airports will be hoping it could help a fresh push to progress the stalled Single European Sky (SES) programme.

  • _H7P3834

    Aircraft Interiors Expo 2021 to move to August


    The big interiors show in Hamburg had been set for April, but has been rescheduled because of lingering impact of Covid-19 crisis

  • AirAsia X A330-300

    Creditors face painful choice over AirAsia X


    AirAsia X has asked creditors to accept an epic debt haircut, offering two painful options amid an airline industry in crisis. Announced on 6 October, the plan, if approved , would see liabilities of some MYR63.5 billion ($15.3 billion) reduced to just MYR200 million payable within the next ...

  • Tiger Australian Army

    Resurgent Tiger fights for survival in Australian ARH competition


    It may have taken years for the Airbus Helicopters Tiger to finally hit its stride in Australia, but the capability improvement now achieved may have come too late to save the attack helicopter from replacement by a US-built product.

  • Lion Air 737-900ER

    Lessors consider Lion Air’s power-by-the-hour requests


    Like most airlines globally, Indonesia’s Lion Group has been in discussions for rental deferral agreements with its lessors during the Covid-19 driven downturn. Back in April, the company told its lessors in an email, seen by Cirium, that capacity had been decreasing and yields had dropped by 35%. Combined ...

  • jetblue tail fins

    Lessors test the market with portfolio sales


    Lessors typically trade an average of 550 single-aisle and 95 twin-aisle aircraft a year, based on Cirium data for the past five years, far greater than the 150 single-aisle and 16 twin-aisle aircraft from 1 January to 22 September.

  • Flybe E195 incident

    Evacuating passengers re-entered cabin after refusing to jump from E195’s wing


    Investigators are seeking a reduction in height criteria for assisted emergency exit escape, after passengers evacuating a Flybe Embraer 195 re-entered the jet after refusing to jump from the wing. Several passengers were escorted back into the aircraft and directed to other exits where slides had been deployed. ...