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    Police intervene as people queue at Lubeck airport for ‘unapproved’ vaccine


    German police have intervened after being informed that people were being injected with unapproved vaccines at Lubeck airport, some 50km north-east of Hamburg. Some 80 people were waiting in front of the airport building, Lubeck police states, when authorities moved in at about 15:00 on 27 November. Police and the ...

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    Airbus flags early promise from 100% sustainable-fuel test flights


    In-flight emissions tests of an Airbus A350 powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel indicate that the fuel releases fewer particulates than kerosene, while analysis points to lower density but higher energy content per unit weight. The tests have involved an A350-900 – powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines – chased ...

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    South Sudan’s regulator under EU pressure on air safety oversight


    South Sudanese authorities are under pressure from European regulators after a string of accidents and evidence of incorrect registration of aircraft involved. While all airlines from Sudan have been blacklisted by the European Commission for more than a decade, South Sudan subsequently became an independent country in 2011. Airlines from ...

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    EU blacklists Russia’s SKOL but lifts ban on Moldovan carriers


    Russian carrier SKOL has been blacklisted by the European Commission over safety concerns, but restrictions on all Moldovan operators have been lifted. SKOL became immersed in a dispute with Russian federal regulator Rosaviatsia earlier this year after the authority ordered withdrawal of more than 30 aircraft from its operating certificate ...

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    Resurrected Flybe takes delivery of first Dash 8-400


    Relaunched UK regional carrier Flybe has taken delivery of its first De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 twin-turboprop at its new Birmingham airport home. The aircraft is the first of 12 of the type to be leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, Flybe said on 26 November. Cirium fleets data shows that ...

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    Ukrainian start-up Air Ocean begins flights with An-148 fleet


    Ukrainian carrier Air Ocean Airlines has commenced commercial services, operating an initial network of domestic routes using Antonov An-148 twinjets. The airline, which secured an air operator’s certificate on 23 October, has opened sales for scheduled services to Lviv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia and Chernivtsi. It carried out its first flight – ...

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    Ukrainian government outlines plan to create new national airline


    Ukraine’s government is to invest in creating a new state carrier, under the working name of Ukrainian National Airlines, as part of a programme of economic development. President Volodymyr Zelensky unveiled the plan during a forum on aviation and tourism, stating that the government was “moving to practical implementation”. “This ...

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    Airline share prices fall as governments restrict flights in response to Covid variant


    Airline share prices fell on 26 November as governments around the world imposed restrictions on travel from several countries in southern Africa in response to a new variant of Covid-19.

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    UK airlines desperate for government to adopt EU-style travel policies


    This week’s Airlines 2021 event in London was a timely gathering of key players in the UK aviation sector, as they called for the country’s government to remove barriers to air travel that put it out of step with mainland Europe.

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    How CSG21 deployment proved UK’s reborn carrier strike credentials


    The first operational test of the UK’s reconstituted carrier strike capability has been a broad success, with its embarked F-35Bs performing in combat and working alongside US Marine Corps assets.

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    How Afghanistan’s fall reshaped World Air Forces inventory


    Afghanistan returning to Taliban control saw its military aircraft inventory drop to zero and tested the international community’s ability to rescue at-risk civilians, during another busy year for defence.

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    Air Baltic switches UAE codeshare from Etihad to Emirates after Dubai launch


    Air Baltic has announced a codeshare with Emirates as it seeks to leverage the connectivity advantages of switching its UAE services from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

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    EASA project seeks better data on battery risk posed by personal devices


    Safety regulators are seeking a better understanding of the threat posed by lithium battery-powered personal electronic devices, through a newly-initiated European research project. Lithium batteries have the potential to ignite from thermal runaway, generating fire and toxic smoke, and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is looking to characterise the ...

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    PZL Mielec to supply key aerostructures for F-16 programme


    Lockheed Martin’s PZL Mielec unit has been tapped to build components and assemblies for the F-16 Block 70/72 programme.

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    Red Wings Superjet involved in Norilsk landing excursion


    Russian investigators are probing a runway excursion involving a Red Wings Sukhoi Superjet 100 during landing at Norilsk. The aircraft had been operating the Chelyabinsk-Norilsk service on 24 November but, having landed on runway 19 it “rolled out” by some 30m, according to the Krasnoyarsk transport division of the federal ...

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    Ryanair chief says ‘panic’ over Covid-19 cases could undermine recovery


    Recent government “panic” over rising Covid-19 cases across Europe threatens to undermine the recovery in air travel, according to Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary. “We’re in for a fraught period between now and Christmas where it looks like Europe is going to get very nervous again at the worst ...

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    Airline Business Index shows industry nearing three-quarters of pre-Covid size


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry is nearing three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the third quarter. The overall score of 72 (2019 = 100) represents an increase of six from the score on 30 June 2021, 12 ...

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    Ryanair chief cites ‘Brexit disaster’ as UK airline recovery lags mainland Europe


    The group chief executive of Ryanair has praised the role of the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate in the recovery of air travel in the region, while suggesting the UK’s departure from the bloc is behind its slower progress in that regard.

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    Consultancy formally invites investor interest in Frankfurt Hahn airport


    German consultancy firm FalkenSteg is formally seeking expressions of interest to participate in the investment process for Frankfurt Hahn airport. The Dusseldorg-based company has been commissioned by the airport operator’s provisional insolvency administrator, Jan Markus Plathner, to look for “one or more” buyers for the airport or its assets. “Investors ...

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    Norwegian names former Kongsberg executive as finance chief


    Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian has named Hans-Jorgen Wibstad as its new chief financial officer, succeeding Geir Karlsen. Karlsen retained the top financial post after he took over as the airline’s chief executive in mid-year. Wibstad will step into the role by June 2022. He is a former chief financial officer ...