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    Lufthansa cancels more than 1,000 flights as ground staff strike


    Lufthansa has cancelled more than 1,000 flights on and around 27 July in response to a “warning strike” by members of the Verdi trade union over a pay dispute. The action involves around 20,000 ground staff from across the Lufthansa Group’s German units and comes with the mainline carrier already ...

  • C-130H Poland

    Poland’s first H-model Hercules arrives for in-country preparation


    A first of five Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports acquired for use by the Polish air force landed at the nation’s Bydgoszcz airport on 15 July.

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    Lessor Avolon's chief Slattery to step down from top post


    Irish-based lessor Avolon has nominated Andy Cronin as chief executive, succeeding Domhnal Slattery who is stepping down from his position. Cronin is the chief financial officer of Dublin-based Avolon, and has been unanimously appointed as chief executive designate by the board. Slattery was the founding chief of the leasing firm, ...

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    Airbus exercising patience over Chinese certification for A220


    Airbus does not envision a near-term certification of its A220 in China, but nevertheless expects eventual approval for the twinjet from Chinese regulators. The airframer recently obtained agreements from four Chinese carriers covering close to 300 single-aisle jets – all from the A320neo-family range. These included 100 for China Eastern ...

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    A400M tests aerial firefighting adaptation with Spanish support


    The A400M’s potential for use as an aerial firefighting asset has been put to the test, with Airbus conducing an initial campaign in collaboration with the Spanish air force.

  • Airbus A320

    EasyJet takes £133m disruption hit but says operations now ‘normalised’


    EasyJet recorded a loss before tax of £114 million ($137 million) for the three months ending 30 June 2022, as operational disruption had a £133 million cost impact. Providing a fiscal third-quarter trading update on 26 July, the UK-based low-cost carrier lamented capacity caps imposed by London Gatwick and Amsterdam ...

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    Heathrow insists passenger cap will remain until ground-handling resource improves


    London Heathrow airport’s operator insists its capacity cap will remain in place until airlines increase ground-handling resources to a level that matches demand. The operator introduced the cap of 100,000 daily departing passengers after service levels – flight cancellations, aircraft parking logistics issues, and baggage problems – became unacceptably low. ...

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    Rolls-Royce selects former BP fuels executive as new chief


    Rolls-Royce has named Tufan Erginbilgic, a former executive of petroleum firm BP, as its new chief executive, succeeding Warren East. Erginbilgic, a UK and Turkish national with an engineering background, will take up the post on 1 January next year. His most recent role has been as partner with Global ...

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    Why NATO’s ongoing expansion has Moscow rattled


    Russia’s late-February invasion of Ukraine has galvanised NATO, which is now set to grow its membership to 32 nations and further boost its equipment advantage over Moscow’s military.

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    Why passenger-to-freighter conversion demand keeps soaring


    The market for giving ageing airliners a second life as converted freighters continues to thrive despite the return of commercial belly hold capacity and new pressures on the global economy.

  • China Eastern 737 wreckage
    In depth

    How airline safety ranked in first half of 2022


    The first six months of 2022 involved more fatal airline accidents and resulting fatalities worldwide than during the same period in each of the two previous years, but amid increased flight activity.

  • DA40 accident cockpit-c-AAIB

    DA40 stalled after take-off as fluid container jammed control stick


    UK investigators believe a Diamond Aircraft DA40, piloted by a flight instructor, failed to recover from a stall after take-off because a container of de-icing fluid stored in a cockpit footwell jammed the control stick. The aircraft had been loaded with five de-icing fluid containers ahead of a flight from ...

  • Condor

    Condor orders 41 Airbus A320neo-family jets


    German leisure carrier Condor has ordered 41 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft as its fleet renewal focus shifts to short- and medium-haul jets. The announcement marks another Airbus order win from the carrier, which is already set to receive its first A330neos from late 2022 as it replaces its previous-generation A330s and ...

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    Ryanair retains Lauda A320 leases as renewal options dry up


    Ryanair has opted to retain Airbus A320s operated by its Austrian division Lauda Europe, having been unable to reach agreement on a new Boeing 737 deal. It will extend leases on “most” of the leases on Lauda A320s by up to four years – taking them to 2028. Ryanair says ...

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    Profitable Ryanair reluctant to offer full-year forecast in ‘fragile’ market


    Budget carrier Ryanair believes the air transport market remains too fragile to predict full-year financial results, despite turning in a profitable first quarter. The potential for new coronavirus variants emerging in the autumn, and the effects of the Ukrainian conflict, it says, show the market is “fragile” and any recovery ...

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    Qatar Airways considers own Heathrow handler in response to disruption


    Qatar Airways has been spurred by the operational disruption at London Heathrow to revisit a previous plan to establish its own ground-handling service at the UK hub. Heathrow’s operator has imposed a two-month capacity cap to limit daily departing passenger numbers to 100,000 over the summer peak. Speaking during the ...

  • Atea eVTOL-c-Ascendance Flight Technologies

    Six operators tentatively sign for nearly 250 of Ascendance’s Atea eVTOL


    French aerospace start-up Ascendance Flight Technologies has disclosed letters of intent for 245 examples of its proposed hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft, known as the Atea. The Atea is five-seat, low-carbon aircraft which will go into production in 2025. Ascendance says the tentative agreements have come from six operators in the USA, ...

  • E195-E2 at LCY-c-Embraer

    E195-E2 demonstrates steep-approach capability with London City debut


    Embraer’s re-engined E195-E2 twinjet has become the largest aircraft to touch down at London City airport, ahead of steep-approach certification towards the end of this year. The E195-E2 (PR-ZIQ) carried out the landing on runway 09 shortly before 11:00 on 22 July, having arrived from Farnborough where it had been ...

  • A350F title-c-Airbus

    A350 freighter design should free cargo operators from ‘tail-tip’ worries


    Among the design considerations for the Airbus A350 freighter is virtual elimination of the risk of ‘tail-tipping’ while the aircraft is parked. Tail-tipping is typically the consequence of a loading or unloading error on aircraft, either passenger or freighter, which creates sufficient aft shift in the centre-of-gravity to cause the ...

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    Icelandair Group optimistic over second-half profitability


    Icelandair Group has generated a second-quarter profit of $4 million, and is optimistic that its second half will be profitable and include a “significantly stronger” third quarter. The company says it achieved positive earnings despite fuel prices more than doubling. Icelandair Group expects capacity to recover to 10% down on ...