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    Bluebird Nordic seeks new routes by setting up Central European operator


    Icelandic wet-lease cargo carrier Bluebird Nordic is seeking to establish a Central European operation, and is proceeding to obtain an Slovakian air operator’s certificate. Bluebird Nordic says the measure is a “strategic move” to enter “new and prominent” markets. It says the new authorisation will enable it to expand its ...

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    A380 first to carry Emirates’ revised livery design


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has unveiled a new standard livery for its fleet, which primarily features a modified version of the United Arab Emirates flag design on the fin. The latest livery is the third iteration of the Dubai-based airline’s colour scheme, and includes changes to the wing fences and ...

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    Boeing sees shift in delivery finance mix as air transport market recovers


    Boeing is expecting expanding use of export credit and debt to finance aircraft deliveries, as it predicts that recovering production and travel will drive the need for financing almost back to pre-crisis levels this year. It is forecasting industry delivery funding, covering the main commercial aircraft types, at $94 billion ...

  • China Southern China Eastern

    China’s ‘Big Three’ see marked improvement in February international traffic


    China’s three largest airlines reported a third consecutive month of traffic recovery in February, the first full month of traffic results since Beijing scrapped most of its strict ‘zero-Covid’ travel curbs.

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    Flair sues lessor Airborne over ‘unlawful’ aircraft repossessions


    Flair Airlines has taken lessor Airborne Capital to court over what it alleges were “unlawful and immeasurably destructive actions” relating to the repossession of four aircraft, as the airline stresses that it is “here to stay” despite the operational snags.

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    Air Canada pilots’ union to vote on combining with ALPA


    The union representing more than 4,500 Air Canada pilots has reached an agreement in principal that would allow a combination with the much larger labour group, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA).

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    Bipartisan group of US senators push for sending F-16s to Ukraine


    Eight US senators from both major parties have signed a letter to secretary of defense Lloyd Austin calling on the Biden administration to provide Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to the besieged armed forces of Ukraine.

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    Avelo Airlines adding second 737NG to new base in Raleigh-Durham


    Start-up discount carrier Avelo Airlines plans to add a second Boeing 737NG to its new operational base at Raleigh-Durham International airport in North Carolina.

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    Air France-KLM repays last of French Covid-19 state aid


    Air France-KLM has today repaid the remaining €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) from the €4 billion French state-backed loan it was granted during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Aegean A321neo-c-Aegean

    Resurgent Aegean turns in full-year profit


    Greek operator Aegean is expecting to introduce another nine Airbus A320neo-family jets this year, and take its fleet to 76 aircraft. Aegean says the initial booking indications for the year are “particularly encouraging”, with international traffic and summer sales trends exceeding pre-crisis levels. Its network will cover 161 destinations with ...

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    Canada announces new air defence initiatives, eyes Eastern Europe


    Ottawa has officially requested industry proposals for a range of air defence platforms, including anti-aircraft and counter-unmanned aerial systems, to support Canadian missions on NATO’s eastern flank.

  • Atlas Air 747. Atlas

    US regulators approve deal to take Atlas Air private


    US cargo carrier Atlas Air has received regulatory approval to be acquired by an investor group led by Apollo Global Management, which would de-list Atlas from the Nasdaq stock exchange.

  • Finnair cabin crew-c-Finnair

    Finnair avoids long-haul cabin crew outsourcing after savings pact


    Finnair has reached a cost-saving agreement with cabin crew, averting implementation of a potential plan to subcontract in-flight services on certain long-haul routes. The airline had been looking to outsource cabin service on North American and Thai routes, according to the transportation workers’ union AKT, which had engaged in industrial ...

  • VX4 complete-c-Vertical Aerospace

    Vertical powers ahead with new UK battery facility


    Vertical Aerospace has opened a new aerospace battery research and prototype manufacturing facility as the UK firm presses ahead with development of its VX4 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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    Bahrain’s air force takes delivery of three Bell 505 trainers


    The Royal Bahraini Air Force has taken delivery of three Bell 505 training helicopters via a previously unannounced order.

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    Pacific Propeller wins ‘urgent’ overhaul work for USAF’s C-130H fleet


    Washington state-based MRO provider Pacific Propeller International has received what it describes as an “urgent contract” from the US Air Force to replace propeller barrels on the service’s fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130H transports still equipped with a legacy propulsion system.

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    How airlines may deploy eVTOLs


    Brazilian carrier Gol is already plotting the network and operations as it sees an opportunity for new electric vertical take-off and landing craft to provide a step change in countering Sao Paulo’s congested traffic for its passengers

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    Saudi Arabian aviation focus includes optimising air traffic management


    Saudi Arabia’s government is complementing its ambitious air transport expansion programmes with an effort to increase airspace efficiency. The Saudi air navigation service SANS oversees some 2 million km² of airspace, controlling traffic primarily through two area centres. SANS has reached a provisional agreement on collaborating with UK counterpart NATS ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: March 2023 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.

  • UAE Rafale

    UAE Rafale buy helped MBDA secure record orders last year


    MBDA secured record orders worth €9 billion ($9.6 billion) last year, including an “extraordinary” armaments package linked to the United Arab Emirates’ contract for 80 Dassault Rafale combat aircraft.