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    Boeing signs deal to continue maintenance of Italian air force tankers


    Under the agreement, Boeing will continue to provide logistics support for Italy’s four KC-767A aerial tankers through December 2025.

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    UK start-up Hans Airways introducing ex-Air Europa A330


    UK start-up long-haul carrier Hans Airways has received its first Airbus A330-200, which arrived at Birmingham from Palma de Mallorca on 2 August. The twinjet is a General Electric CF6-powered aircraft, most recently operated by Spanish carrier Air Europa. Air Europa originally took delivery of the A330 in 2008. Hans ...

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    Air Greenland A330-800 emerges from paintshop


    The first pictures have been released of Air Greenland’s Airbus A330-800 in the carrier’s distinctive red livery, after it emerged from the paintshop. The Kangerlussuaq-based operator is set to take delivery of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered twinjet later this year as it replaces its ageing A330-200. Air Greenland A330-800 ...

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    Airbus and Boeing delays add to ‘global supply bottleneck’: Lufthansa chief


    Aviation is facing a “global supply bottleneck”, in the view of Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr, which will constrain capacity going into 2023 and support “sustainable” yields at the European airline group. “The times of overcapacity as we have seen, for example, right before the pandemic, we believe are ...

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    New EASA analysis to explore air traffic controller fatigue risk


    Safety analysts are looking to assess fatigue risks for European air traffic controllers, particularly in light of advances in technology and future evolution of the operational environment. Some 18,000 controllers operate in Europe and a comprehensive view of the way fatigue risk is managed – five years since the introduction ...

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    Lufthansa Group reports Q2 profit despite disruption keeping airlines in red


    Lufthansa Group achieved an operating profit of €393 million ($400 million) in the second quarter of this year and is “optimistic” for the full year, even as disruption-related costs kept its airlines unit in the red. The group’s cargo business was a standout performer for the three months to 30 ...

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    Russian government hands out subsidies to support beleaguered carriers and airports


    Russia’s federal aviation regulator has outlined the scale of subsidies paid to support the country’s air transport industry following the introduction of international sanctions resulting from the Ukrainian conflict. Rosaviatsia is implementing four support schemes with a budget of over Rb125 billion ($2 billion). Thirty-two airlines have received a combined ...

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    EASA rules out mandate for frozen-contamination cockpit alerts


    Europe’s air transport safety regulator is ruling out a certification mandate to fit aircraft with systems capable of detecting and alerting pilots to frozen contaminants on critical aerodynamic surfaces. Such a requirement has been rejected by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in a proposed revision to large aircraft certification ...

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    Ryanair exceeded pre-Covid passenger numbers by 2 million in July


    Ryanair continued to reach new traffic highs in July, as it served 16.8 million passengers – some two million more than it recorded for the same month of 2019 and 0.9 million up on the previous all-time record seen in June this year. The Irish carrier and budget rival Wizz ...

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    Spanish government clears Rolls-Royce divestment of ITP Aero


    Rolls-Royce has secured approval from the Spanish government to divest its ITP Aero division to an investment consortium. The engine manufacturer says it has already obtained clearance from all other relevant regulatory authorities for the sale Rolls-Royce is expecting the €1.8 billion ($1.8 billion) transaction, as a result, to complete ...

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    SAS submitting preliminary financial details to US bankruptcy court


    Scandinavian operator SAS is filing statements of its financial affairs, as well as documentation covering assets and liabilities, with a US bankruptcy court. The company had sought to extend a deadline for the filing – from 19 July to 2 August – after experiencing a strain on its resources resulting ...

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    Unmanned aircraft disrupting military order: SOCOM chief


    Citing on-going combat in Ukraine, the top general at the US Special Operations Command says commercial drones and military UAVs are upending the battlefield status quo.

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    Emirates restarts Stansted flights as it nears 75% of pre-crisis UK capacity


    Emirates has resumed flights to London Stansted airport, bringing to three the number London gateways again served by the Middle Eastern carrier. Long an operator into London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Emirates added Stansted flights in mid-2018, only for the route to be dropped in March 2020 when the pandemic ...

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    Amsterdam Schiphol airport extends capacity cap to October


    Amsterdam Schiphol airport has extended passenger capacity restrictions through to October, as it seeks to overcome the staffing challenges that have disrupted operations at the KLM hub. The extension of the cap comes as the airport acknowledges “virtually all parties at the airport are [still] understaffed” – a situation that ...

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    British Airways temporarily limits Heathrow short-haul ticket sales


    British Airways is limiting sales of tickets for its short-haul flights from London Heathrow Airport for at least one week, citing an earlier request from the hub to restrict new bookings. Heathrow announced in mid-July that it would cap daily departing passenger numbers for the summer peak season at 100,000, ...

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    Lufthansa Group to explore large sustainable fuel supply pact with Shell


    Lufthansa Group has reached a tentative seven-year agreement with energy firm Shell potentially covering provision of sustainable aviation fuel up to the end of the decade. Under the exploratory – and still non-binding – memorandum, Shell would use a broad range of feedstock to produce the fuel. The two sides ...

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    Swiss pilots press for better collective agreement after convincingly rejecting proposal


    Swiss crew union Aeropers is seeking rapid amendments to a proposed collective agreement, in order to ensure stability of flight operations over the summer and autumn seasons. Aeropers members have rejected, by over 80%, the latest version of the proposal, after the airline rejected a previous proposal in February. The ...

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    RAF ‘Envoy IV’ trijets reach full-service capability


    The UK Royal Air Force has declared full-service capability with its pair of Dassault Aviation Falcon 900LX VIP transports, operated from its Northolt base near London.

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    Global Knafaim to sell A330 originally intended for Eurasian lease


    Israeli aircraft lessor Global Knafaim Leasing is to sell an Airbus A330-300 which had originally been the subject of a lease agreement with a new Eurasian customer. Global Knafaim had disclosed the five-year lease agreement for the 2010 airframe last December, without identifying the operator. It had stated that $550,000 ...

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    SSJ-New fuselage emerges from production line during transfer to Moscow test facilities


    Russia’s United Aircraft has delivered a prototype fuselage for the Irkut ‘SSJ-New’, the updated version of the Superjet 100, to test facilities in Moscow. The SSJ-New revises the baseline aircraft design to feature a greater proportion of Russian-built components, as well as to incorporate evolutionary changes developed from Superjet operational ...