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  • Angara An-24 wing strike title-c-Investigative Committee

    Wing-strike on landing badly damages Angara An-24


    Russian investigators are probing a landing accident which damaged the wing-tip of an Antonov An-24 at Ust-Kut airport in Siberia. The turboprop was being operated by Angara Airlines on a 17 August service, according to the federal Investigative Committee’s eastern inter-regional transport investigation division. It states that the aircraft “contacted ...

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    Aerospace council urges standardisation to ease firefighting aircraft certification


    Aerospace industry representatives are urging ICAO to prioritise international standardisation of certification and operation of firefighting aircraft, arguing that greater flexibility is needed as climate change threatens to prolong and intensify wildfire seasons. While the requirement for aerial firefighting capability is rising, the International Co-ordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations ...

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    TAP insists union hostility will not derail crucial restructuring


    Portuguese flag-carrier TAP’s management has signalled that it is losing patience with union sniping over the airline’s efforts to keep its restructuring programme on track. TAP has acknowledged the difficult conditions – including large cuts to salaries – which were imposed as part of a restructuring scheme approved by the ...

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    UAC to build four Su-75 prototypes as Su-57 numbers grow


    Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC) is to build four prototypes of the Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate single-engined fighter, as it continues production of the twin-engined Su-57.

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    Edelweiss to expand A340 fleet as long-haul demand picks up


    Swiss leisure carrier Edelweiss Air is to introduce an additional Airbus A340 to its long-haul fleet from next year. The Lufthansa Group airline is to bring in the A340-300 in July 2023, taking its fleet of the type to five. Edelweiss will source the aircraft from its sister operator Swiss. ...

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    ALC places 19 A320neo-family jets with Condor


    Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has placed 19 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft with German leisure carrier Condor.

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    Pegasus saw strong demand recovery in Q2 but weak euro hits bottom line


    Turkish budget carrier Pegasus saw international capacity and traffic exceed pre-Covid levels in the second quarter of this year, as leisure demand in particular “outpaced initial expectations”. That development helped the carrier to a €28 million ($28.5 million) operating profit for the three months to 30 June, Pegasus said on ...

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    IAG takes 20% stake in Air Europa


    British Airways and Iberia owner IAG has converted a loan to the parent company of Air Europa into a 20% stake in the airline.

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    Heathrow seeks to tap more ground-handling capacity as it extends passenger cap


    London Heathrow’s operator has opened a review into airline ground-handling in order to determine whether it can achieve additional capacity gains in the short and longer term. Ground-handling resource remains a “core constraint” on the airport’s capacity, it says, and the cap aims to alleviate pressure on ground-handling operations which, ...

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    Vulcan trust floats ferry flight to transfer preserved bomber to new home


    Trustees of a preserved Avro Vulcan are not ruling out a ferry flight to a new location, following a decision not to extend the parking agreement for the bomber at Doncaster Sheffield airport. The loss-making airport is facing uncertainty and potential closure after its operator initiated a strategic review of ...

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    Former Ryanair executive returns to Malta with Wizz Air


    Wizz Air has announced that its new Maltese subsidiary will be led by former Ryanair executive Diarmuid O Conghaile. The low-cost group expects to launch the new unit “later this year”, it said on 15 August, with O Conghaile becoming managing director from 1 November, having stepped down from his ...

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    Thai A350 sank far below glideslope after shortened approach stressed pilots


    German investigators believe a shortened approach route given to a Thai Airways Airbus A350-900 crew generated increased time stress, resulting in a botched high-speed descent to Frankfurt that took the twinjet far below the glideslope. The aircraft, arriving at night, was just 668ft above ground, while still 6.43nm from the ...

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    SAS secures $700m bridge financing for Chapter 11 restructuring


    Scandinavian operator SAS has reached a bridge financing agreement for $700 million, as part of its restructuring programme, sourcing funds through Apollo Global Management. The debtor-in-possession credit agreement – plus the company’s own revenue streams – will be used to meet obligations as SAS continues its ‘SAS Forward’ re-organisation scheme ...

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    Russian cargo veteran Isaikin withdraws from outsize specialist Volga-Dnepr


    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ veteran founder, Alexei Isaikin, has withdrawn from the company’s shareholders. The carrier states that Isaikin, who has worked in the aviation sector for 45 years, is transferring control to the company’s management. Volga-Dnepr Airlines was founded in 1990 and carries out charter air cargo ...

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    IATA to press for ICAO review of pilot upper age limits


    IATA is seeking a review of commercial pilot age limits to help relieve forecast demand for cockpit crews. It has submitted a paper to the upcoming ICAO Assembly which refers to the age limit of 65 imposed on pilots by the Chicago Convention. The paper urges ICAO to examine the ...

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    MC-21 model reflecting domestic-composite wing undergoes flutter tests


    Russian analysts are conducting tests with an Irkut MC-21-300 model with wings representative of those created with domestically-sourced composites. The research at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute is intended to explore the potential for flutter on the twinjet. Irkut and RSK MiG have assisted with development of the 1:7-scale model which ...

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    TUI 737 tail-strike pilot’s training interrupted by pandemic


    UK investigators believe pandemic-related interruptions to a first officer’s flight training probably contributed to a Boeing 737-800 tail-strike incident on take-off from Manchester earlier this year. The first officer rotated the TUI Airways jet too rapidly on departure from runway 23R, causing the tail to contact the ground, and the ...

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    Italy signs contract for latest round of F-35 purchases


    The $524 mllion deal with Lockheed Martin covers 18 conventional and vertical landing airframes from Lots 15 and 16.

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    Younger workers hardest hit as EU air transport labour force at record low in first quarter


    Air transport workers employed within the European Union hit a record low in the first quarter of 2022 amid the continuing impact of the global pandemic on air travel demand, figures published by Eurostat show.

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    Turkish Airlines boosts first half profits on strong passenger returns


    A strong second quarter helped Turkish Airlines post an operating profit of $786 million for the first half of the year on a near doubling in revenues compared with the same period last year.