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    Western Australia police orders first five-bladed H145 helicopter


    Airbus Helicopters has received an order from the Western Australia police for a single five-bladed H145 helicopter for airborne missions, making it the first Australian operator of the type. The helicopter will replace the police force’s sole Kawasaki BK117B, says Airbus Helicopters. It will also operate alongside the police’s ...

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    ​Vistara takes first Airbus A321neo


    Indian-Singaporean joint venture carrier Vistara took delivery of its first A321neo on 23 July. “This new addition to our fleet reinforces our long-term commitment to international expansion plans, despite the challenges of the current times,” says Leslie Thng, Vistara ’s chief executive. Source: Airbus ...

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    Finnair expects to restore 50% of flights by September


    Finnair is expecting to rebuild its services over the third quarter, operating around 50% of its pre-crisis flight capacity by September, up from the figure of 25% in July. It aims to carry out 120 daily flights in August and increase this to 190 in September. The airline ...

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    USAF taps four companies for Skyborg attritable aircraft work


    The US Air Force has announced four contenders for its Skyborg programme to create an artificial- intelligence enabled ‘loyal wingman’ aircraft.

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    Aerion Supersonic taps Collins for AS2 actuation systems


    Collins Aerospace Systems has secured work from Aerion Supersonic to design the flight controls’ actuation system for the developmental AS2 business jet. The Raytheon unit will develop the aircraft’s moveable leading edge actuation system, elevons actuation system, horizontal stabiliser actuation system and rudder actuation system. A ...

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    GA Telesis, Air Astana expand component support contract


    Kazakh national carrier Air Astana has expanded its component support contract with GA Telesis to cover its fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The flight hour support agreement will include repair management, warranty administration, as well as access to a large stock placed at Air Astana’s main hub ...

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    Panel calls for aviation to focus on diversity amid pandemic crisis


    Despite the industry upheaval and challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak, aviation and aerospace companies should not lose sight of diversity and inclusion. Jacqui Sutton, co-chair of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter - which organised a wide-ranging panel discussion as part of FIA Connect - says gender ...

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    SIA uses A350-900 and 787-10 aircraft to raise liquidity


    Singapore Airlines Group has raised an additional S$750 million ($540 million) from long-term loans secured by an unspecified number of Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 787-10 aircraft. Cirium fleets data show that within SIA Group ’s in-service and stored fleet, mainline carrier SIA owns and operates 48 A350-900s ...

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    Charter carrier Jet Time collapses but owner plots Nordic successor


    Danish charter carrier Jet Time is filing for bankruptcy, the latest air transport casualty of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Jet Time states that the restrictions on travel and closed borders have proven “too great a challenge” for the operator. Chief executive Jorgen Holme is submitting ...

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    Combined cockpit-voice and data recorder set for A320neo line


    Airbus A320neos will have a new combined cockpit-voice and flight-data recorder line-fit option this year following certification of L3Harris Technologies’ latest model. It features over 25h of cockpit recording and 25h of datalink recording, plus more than 70h of flight-data recording. Part of the company’s SRVIVR25 product range, ...

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    Why Embraer Defense is investing in two cybersecurity companies


    For an undisclosed amount, the airframer took a majority stake in Tempest Security Intelligence, a cybersecurity services firm for civilian businesses. Embraer also invested R$20 million ($3.86 million) in Kryptus, a cybersecurity and cryptology firm, through Brazil’s Aerospace Investment Fund.

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    Southwest sees recovery as ‘long saw-toothed slog’


    Southwest Airlines reported a $915 million loss for the second quarter and says it expects customer demand to return to pre-coronavirus levels only once there is a vaccine to protect travellers.

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    Dassault rules out widening FCAS partnership


    Dassault chief executive Eric Trappier has stressed that no more countries can be admitted to the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme being co-developed by France, Germany and Spain for fear of delaying the effort.

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    UK’s first SE-IMC operator readies for August launch


    British European Aviation (BEA) is preparing to launch its Piper M600-based charter operation in August, five months after becoming the first company to secure UK approval to perform commercial flights with single-engined turboprop aircraft at night and in instrument meteorological conditions – so called SE-IMC operations.

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    Eliminating the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions: evolution or revolution?


    Can CO2 emissions from aircraft be reduced or eliminated to stop the industry’s contribution to greenhouse gases? A FIA Connect discussion panel, hosted by FlightGlobal and Raytheon Technologies, thinks so - but it will be a long-haul journey.

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    Dassault cuts Falcon delivery guidance but 6X development holds steady


    Dassault has slashed its 2020 delivery forecast for Falcon business jets from 40 to 30 on the back of the coronavirus crisis, but despite the problems in the market the airframer is pressing ahead with its new 6X programme ahead of planned first flight in early 2021.

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    American losses top $2bn as crisis hammers airline in second quarter


    American Airlines posted a net loss of $2.1 billion during a devastating second quarter as the coronavirus brought air travel and the global economy to a near-standstill.

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    US plan for aircraft CO2 standards criticised by green groups


    The US government has for the first time proposed regulating carbon-dioxide emissions from aviation by adopting ICAO’s aircraft CO2 standard.

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    KLM focuses on destinations over frequencies as network recovers


    Dutch carrier KLM is ramping up the number of destinations it serves, but frequencies will remain well down year-on-year.

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    Alaska posts $214m Q2 loss as cash outflow slows


    Alaska Air Group has slashed 300 management jobs and bolstered its available cash in recent weeks in an effort to weather a crisis that left the company $214 million in the red during the second quarter.