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    Di Gennaro becomes ATR’s finance chief


    Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has revealed that longtime aerospace executive Antonio Di Gennaro became the company’s chief financial officer on 1 July.

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    Heathrow airport caps daily passengers and tells airlines to halt ticket sales


    London Heathrow airport has announced a capacity cap for the peak summer travel season and requested that its airline customers stop selling tickets for the period, citing the challenges posed by the “legacy of Covid”.

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 2022 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    A320 just 6ft from terrain collision after pressure-setting error


    French investigators have disclosed that an Airbus A320 inbound to Paris narrowly escaped colliding with terrain short of the runway, after an incorrect pressure setting given to the pilots went undetected. Analysis of the serious incident – which took place in poor weather and low visibility – shows the A320 ...

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    Norwegian signs pact to to pursue network link-up with Wideroe


    Norwegian has signed a letter of intent to co-operate with compatriot carrier Wideroe under a partnership which aims to link their respective networks.

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    Deucalion Aviation investor SVPGlobal takes over entirety of company


    Investment firm Strategic Value Partners has completely acquired the asset-management company Deucalion Aviation, having previously taken a 50% share. Deucalion manages over 180 aircraft – both single- and twin-aisle, with a core of mid-life models – which are leased to more than 80 operators. Strategic Value Partners has acquired full ...

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    US Navy loses F/A-18 overboard in Mediterranean heavy seas


    A Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet was blown off the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea after experiencing ”unexpected heavy weather”.

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    Saudi waste-to-fuel plant developer seeks UK price-stabilisation mechanism


    Saudi Arabian engineering firm Alfanar is seeking price-protection measures from the UK government as it commits to developing two more sustainable aviation fuel plants in the country. Alfanar is already advancing with an initial £1 billion project – the ‘Lighthouse Green Fuels’ scheme in Teesside, in the north-east – which ...

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    Wizz Air cuts back summer capacity to contain operational disruption


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is limiting summer capacity growth to around 35% compared with the pre-crisis level, in order to reduce risks of operational disruption over the peak period. The airline says it has “further improved the agility and resilience of our network”, measures which include adjusting schedules where a ...

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    Airbus forecasts 50% rise in freighter fleet as e-commerce outpaces general cargo


    Airbus expects the global freighter fleet to climb above 3,000 aircraft by 2041, with growth in the e-commerce sector outpacing that of general cargo over the next 20 years. The airframer expects deliveries of 2,440 freighters over the two-decade period while the retention of some 630 current aircraft, including those ...

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    Airbus fleet forecast simplifies aircraft classifications as single-aisle jets blur boundaries


    Increasingly-blurred boundaries between traditional single-aisle and twin-aisle operations have spurred Airbus to simplify aircraft segmentation in its latest 20-year demand forecast. Its outlook to 2041 increases the overall new delivery demand to 39,490 passenger and freighter aircraft – from the previous figure of just over 39,000 – across the next ...

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    Qantas A350-1000s and undisclosed A350F customer lift Airbus’s widebody orders


    Qantas Airways has firmed its order for a dozen Airbus A350-1000s while the airframer has also secured an agreement for another seven A350 freighters, from an undisclosed customer. Two A350 freighters recently identified for Silk Way Airlines, and a single A330-900 for Delta Air Lines, added to a lively end ...

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    Boeing plans P-8 deliveries to New Zealand, Germany and South Korea


    Transfer of the anti-submarine and rescue aircraft will be completed over the next two years.

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    European Parliament backs draft rules to increase availability of sustainable fuel


    Members of the European Parliament have adopted new draft rules broadening the definition of sustainable aviation fuels and accelerating availability levels in a bid to achieve 2050 climate targets. Parliament has raised – from 32% to 37% – the European Commission’s original proposal for minimum availability of sustainable fuel at ...

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    ZeroAvia tightens flight-test regime after Piper crash probe flags pressure points


    ZeroAvia has tightened the experimental regime for its hydrogen fuel-cell aircraft testing, including management of commercial pressures, after a UK investigation into a serious loss-of-power accident uncovered safety weaknesses in the programme. The accident, at Cranfield on 29 April last year, involved a modified Piper M350 (G-HYZA) whose single piston ...

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    Changes at the top as airline operational woes continue


    The unbecoming spectacle of more airlines cancelling flights – having spent the past two years desperate to ramp-up operations – has continued this week. And while IATA used its recent AGM to play down the scale of the problem, it nevertheless acknowledged that airlines and the wider industry have work ...

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    SAS secures court approval to continue operating under Chapter 11


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has obtained court approval to continue operating as normal, following its filing for US Chapter 11 protection. The company has been granted clearance to continue operating as an airline, pay employees’ wages, suppliers’ fees, and taxes, and honour customer programmes including its EuroBonus loyalty scheme. SAS had ...

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    Jet2 chair lambasts ‘atrocious’ service from ‘ill-prepared’ UK airports


    UK budget carrier Jet2’s executive chair has issued a scathing opinion over the readiness of its base airports to deal with recovering passenger demand, describing them as being “woefully ill-prepared”. Philip Meeson says “most” of the airline’s 10 base airports in the UK have been “poorly resourced” for the volume ...

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    An-124 successor tweaked to feature winglets and larger cross-section


    Russian developers have tweaked the design of a proposed successor to the Antonov An-124 to increase its capacity, and assess the potential benefits of winglets. The proposed design – tentatively designated the ‘Slon’, a word meaning ‘elephant’ – has been undergoing windtunnel tests at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. Previous testing ...

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    Russia poses tough EW problem for Ukrainian UAVs: RUSI


    A new think tank report highlights the challenge that Russian electronic warfare (EW) poses for Ukrainian unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).