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  • Synhelion solar farm Madrid
    Analysis

    Does eFuel production have a bright future for aerospace?

    2022-05-20T13:49:00Z

    As demand for sustainable aviation fuels ramps up, the large scale production of eFuels from nothing more than air, water and electricity is gaining increasing attention, especially in Europe.

  • DLR hydrogen airport concept
    In depth

    Is hydrogen power the right path for aviation?

    2022-05-20T13:48:00Z

    The aviation industry is focused on hydrogen as the zero emissions fuel of the future, with a 100-seater or larger airliner touted for 2035. But the challenges to make it a reality are formidable.

  • Passengers with tablet
    Analysis

    Why onboard Wi-Fi demand has gone sky-high

    2022-05-20T13:47:00Z

    The demand for personal and business connectivity has become greater than ever during the pandemic period, including on board aircraft. We assess the key developments seen since the last AIX event.

  • Wheelchair user at airport
    Analysis

    All aboard: making in-cabin wheelchair access a reality

    2022-05-20T13:47:00Z

    After years of determined work by campaigners and following recent design innovations from industry, in-cabin access for wheelchair users finally looks set to become a reality.

  • Vienna Airport December 2021
    News

    Wary European airports see pre-crisis traffic return coming a year earlier

    2022-05-20T11:46:00Z

    Airports body ACI Europe has improved its passenger outlook for 2022 and now expects a full traffic recovery to happen a year earlier than previously amid strong summer demand, but warns several factors could still derail the recovery.

  • A330neo-c-Airbus
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    Airbus to offer new Honeywell flight-management system in 2026

    2022-05-20T10:28:00Z

    Airbus is to use a new Honeywell Aerospace flight-management system across its aircraft range, having similarly selected a modernised system from avionics rival Thales. It will be based on standardised hardware and software and enter service by the end of 2026. The system will combine “multiple” products for Airbus aircraft ...

  • KLM 737 incident-c-Alf van Beem Creative Commons
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    KLM 737 used whole runway for take-off after intersection data slip-up

    2022-05-20T10:04:00Z

    Pilots of a KLM Boeing 737-800 did not amend a runway intersection designation when recalculating take-off performance data for Amsterdam Schiphol, leading the aircraft to accelerate too slowly and use almost the entire runway length before becoming airborne. KLM only became aware of the incident two-and-a-half months after its occurrence, ...

  • Air France-KLM generic
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    Air France-KLM in talks with Apollo over €500m capital injection

    2022-05-20T09:33:00Z

    Air France-KLM has entered into exclusive talks with private equity firm Apollo Global Management over a €500 million ($527 million) capital injection to an Air France operating affiliate as part of further steps to repay state funds secured during the pandemic. 

  • West Atlantic accident 737-c-AAIB
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    ‘Over-controlled’ descent-rate deviations preceded West Atlantic 737 hard landing

    2022-05-19T14:39:00Z

    UK investigators have found that a Boeing 737-400 freighter experienced a series of sink rate deviations after its crew declared a stable approach to Exeter airport, eventually resulting in a damaging hard landing that wrote off the aircraft. The West Atlantic aircraft (G-JMCY) was conducting an ILS approach to runway ...

  • EasyJet A320neo
    News

    EasyJet eyes growth at slot-constrained airports through A319 up-gauge

    2022-05-19T13:23:00Z

    Low-cost carrier EasyJet is citing its ability to up-gauge from smaller Airbus A319s as providing an opportunity to lift capacity in the coming years as part of its strategy of growing at slot-constrained airports.

  • Aeroflot-c-Heathrow Airport
    News

    Russian operators barred from selling UK airport slots

    2022-05-19T11:27:00Z

    Russian airlines will be prevented from selling landing slots at UK airports left unused in the wake of sanctions placed on the air transport industry. Aeroflot, its subsidiary Rossiya, and Ural Airlines will be unable to divest the slots, which the UK government values at around £50 million ($62 million). ...

  • 737 Max 10-c-Boeing
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    IAG single-aisle renewal ends uncertainty over 737 Max commitment

    2022-05-19T10:54:00Z

    IAG’s decision to order a combination of Boeing 737 Max 10s and Max 8-200s puts an end to scepticism as to whether a tentative agreement for 200 aircraft, three years ago, would survive crises affecting the Max and the broader air transport industry, as well as changes of IAG management. ...

  • Falcon 900LX at RAF Northolt
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    RAF welcomes first VIP-roled Falcon 900LX as ‘Envoy IV’

    2022-05-19T10:08:00Z

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) welcomed its first of two VIP-roled Dassault Aviation Falcon 900LX business jets at its Northolt base near London on 18 May, and formally named the type the ‘Envoy IV’.

  • EasyJet at London Gatwick
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    EasyJet narrows first half loss as capacity nears pre-crisis return

    2022-05-19T08:16:00Z

    UK budget carrier EasyJet expects load factors to exceed 90% on capacity almost back at 2019 levels during the peak summer quarter, though it has stopped short of providing profit guidance for its financial running to 30 September 2022.

  • 737 Max 10
    News

    IAG to order up to 150 737s including Max 10 and high-density Max 8

    2022-05-19T06:28:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent company IAG has agreed to order up to 150 Boeing 737 Max jets. The order will comprise 25 737 Max 10 variants, plus 25 of the high-density 737 Max 8-200. IAG is also taking 100 options, it states. The twinjets – powered by CFM International ...

  • Su-75 Checkmate
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    Russia to launch Su-75 Checkmate production in 2027, Rostec says

    2022-05-18T15:51:00Z

    Sukhoi’s Su-75 Checkmate fighter will enter serial production in 2027, state-owned conglomerate Rostec says, indicating a delay from a target outlined by Russia’s United Aircraft late last year.

  • Ladoga windtunnel-c-TsAGI
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    Windtunnel tests examine stability of new Russian 44-seat ‘Ladoga’ turboprop

    2022-05-18T11:19:00Z

    Windtunnel tests have been conducted on the Russian 44-seat regional turboprop under development by Ural civil aviation plant UZGA. The low-speed windtunnel and airflow-visualisation tests on the high-wing twin-engined aircraft – formerly the TVRS-44 but subsequently named ‘Ladoga’ – have been carried out at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. Researchers have ...

  • KLM cargo loading April 2020
    News

    CMA CGM set to take stake in Air France-KLM under long-term cargo partnership

    2022-05-18T09:13:00Z

    French logistics firm CMA CGM is to take up to a 9% stake in Air France-KLM as part of new long-term partnership under which they will work together operating their respective air cargo capacity.

  • Turkish A350-900-c-Airbus
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    Turkish Airlines agrees to purchase six A350s

    2022-05-18T08:58:00Z

    Turkish Airlines has disclosed that it intends to purchase six Airbus A350-900s, which will be delivered over the course of this year and next. The airline has not elaborated on the decision, which it confirmed to the Istanbul stock exchange. Turkish Airlines has 20 A350-900s on direct order of which ...

  • Wizz Air A321
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    Wizz Air to establish Maltese unit

    2022-05-17T14:15:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz AIr plans to establish a Maltese airline unit later this year.