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    Croatia Airlines to become all-Airbus A220 operator by 2026

    2022-10-04T16:58:00Z

    Croatia Airlines has chosen the Airbus A220 for its fleet renewal, following years of negotiations with airframers over an order for narrowbody jets. The commitment will see the Star Alliance carrier become a single-type operator “by 2026”, it says on 4 October. The Pratt & Whitney PW1500G-powered jets will replace ...

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    Owners of Doncaster Sheffield call time over UK airport's perennial losses

    2022-10-04T10:44:00Z

    New UK prime minister Liz Truss will need more than assurances that regional connectivity is vital to economic growth to avoid Doncaster Sheffield’s following Sheffield City airport into Yorkshire aviation obscurity. Doncaster Sheffield’s financial performance hardly helps its case. It has never made a full-year operating profit since commercial operations ...

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    KLM and Transavia seek to expand unruly passenger data-sharing initiative

    2022-10-04T07:30:00Z

    Air France-KLM Group carriers KLM and Transavia are to exchange data on disruptive passengers in order to impose mutual penalties irrespective of the airline involved. KLM claims the arrangement is the first in the world to involve such data-sharing, and the operators are seeking to broaden the initiative to other ...

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    Airbus invites public to submit artistic ideas for A350F promotional livery

    2022-10-03T13:46:00Z

    Airbus is opening a public competition to design a livery for its new A350 freighter, which is expected to conduct its first flight in 2024. The competition – to be formally launched on 4 October – will run for around eight weeks with submissions due by 28 November. Airbus says ...

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    Russian delegation falls short of votes needed for ICAO Council election

    2022-10-03T11:14:00Z

    Russia has failed to secure election to the ICAO Council during a voting session at the organisation’s Assembly in Montreal.

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    Iberia receives first A350 with updated weights and interior

    2022-10-03T07:17:00Z

    Spanish carrier Iberia has become the first to take delivery of the latest updated version of the Airbus A350-900. Airbus’s new production standard increases the use of advanced materials to trim the weight by 1.2t, while the maximum take-off weight has been raised by 3t. FlightGlobal had disclosed in June ...

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    Blue Air drops restart date as it fights for survival

    2022-09-30T16:17:00Z

    Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air has suspended operations indefinitely as it continues negotiations with potential investors, lenders and the Romanian government over a financial restructuring. Blue Air suspended flights on 6 September after the country’s government blocked its bank accounts over the recovery of millions of dollars’ worth of debt. ...

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    KLM enraged as Schiphol imposes ‘unacceptable’ winter restrictions

    2022-09-30T16:06:00Z

    Dutch carrier KLM has described as “hopeless” the continuing restrictive operational measures at its Amsterdam Schiphol base, insisting they are damaging the reputation of airlines at the hub. Schiphol’s operator is capping the number of departing passengers for the winter season, and acknowledges that airlines are “not happy about it”. ...

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    SAS lays out financial forecast with return to profit in 2024

    2022-09-30T15:37:00Z

    Scandinavian carrier SAS is expecting full-year adjusted pre-tax losses of SKr8 billion ($720 million) for 2021-22, and a further SKr4-5 billion loss for 2022-23. But it is forecasting a pre-tax profit the following year, 2023-24, and expects this to reach SKr3-4 billion in fiscal 2025-26. SAS believes revenues will return ...

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    Use of ADS-B by flight-tracking websites spurs proposition to protect privacy

    2022-09-30T12:41:00Z

    Security and privacy concerns arising from the ability to obtain, and freely share over the internet, ADS-B information transmitted by aircraft have been outlined in a paper to the ICAO Assembly. Concerns over real-time tracking – particularly of certain flights – on internet platforms have been laid out in the ...

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    Rega and Leonardo Helicopters abandon plans for FIPS-equipped AW169

    2022-09-29T19:47:00Z

    Leonardo Helicopters has halted development of a full ice protection system (FIPS) for the medium-twin AW169 after it became apparent that the modification would not meet the specifications agreed with its customer, Swiss rescue operator Rega.

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    Finnair expects 200 managerial job cuts as part of strategic rethink

    2022-09-29T10:46:00Z

    Finnair expects to cut up to 200 positions through the implementation of its new strategic plan, aimed at offsetting the impact of reduced access to its Asian network. The airline has disclosed that some 120 redundancies would be made in Finland. Finnair is to embark on negotiations with personnel representatives ...

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    Twenty advanced aircraft projects approved for funding under Clean Aviation scheme

    2022-09-29T08:50:00Z

    Twenty proposed projects for the European Union’s Clean Aviation scheme have been selected for funding, after a deadline for candidate programmes closed in June. The strategic research effort is intended to advance promising technologies for developing new aircraft – hydrogen-powered, hybrid-electric regional, and ultra-efficient short-range models – and speed the ...

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    Aer Lingus to open new transatlantic service to northern Ohio

    2022-09-29T06:50:00Z

    IAG’s Irish carrier Aer Lingus is to open a new transatlantic route to the US city of Cleveland, on the lake Erie coast, in summer next year. The airline will open the service from Dublin on 19 May 2023, using long-range Airbus A321LR twinjets. Aer Lingus will operate the route ...

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    Challenger safety case reviewed after uncommanded flap-extension incident

    2022-09-28T11:01:00Z

    Canadian authorities are reviewing the safety case for the Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet, after an uncommanded flap-extension incident highlighted a potential increase in the risk of a serious accident. The incident involved a Challenger 604 (D-AAAY) which experienced the uncommanded deployment on 10 August as it climbed through 19,000ft ...

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    SSJ-New testing advances with static-airframe assembly

    2022-09-27T16:01:00Z

    Two Irkut SSJ-New twinjets are under construction for flight-testing, as another airframe is assembled for life-cycle tests in Moscow. The flight-test aircraft are among five airframes being built simultaneously at United Aircraft’s facilities. United Aircraft says the SSJ-New, which will have Aviadvigatel PD-8 engines, will include some 40 domestic systems ...

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    SkyTeam not actively seeking further expansion after Virgin inclusion

    2022-09-27T13:22:00Z

    SkyTeam’s inclusion of Virgin Atlantic will take membership to 19 carriers, but the alliance is not prioritising further expansion.

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    Virgin Atlantic set to join SkyTeam alliance next year

    2022-09-27T12:59:00Z

    SkyTeam has added its first new member in over eight years with an invitation extended to the UK’s Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin has long been associated with SkyTeam through its strong ties with alliance members Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM. But the carrier disclosed during an event in London ...

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    Norse Atlantic gains UK air operator certificate, while Wizz Air wins Maltese approval

    2022-09-27T12:12:00Z

    Norwegian low-cost, long-haul start-up Norse Atlantic Airways has been cleared by the UK’s regulator to begin direct flights from its London Gatwick base.

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    Aer Lingus assigns first A320neos to Dublin-Heathrow route

    2022-09-26T15:48:00Z

    Aer Lingus will begin service with its first Airbus A320neo jets from 28 September.