All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 10

  • Cryogenic hydrogen pump test-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce commences tests on pressurising and pumping liquid hydrogen


    Rolls-Royce has embarked on cryogenic tests to pressurise liquid hydrogen and pump it into an engine’s combustion chamber, as part of its effort to develop hydrogen-based propulsion for future airliners. The manufacturer has started the tests at its Solihull facility in the UK. Rolls-Royce has already demonstrated that a wholly-hydrogen ...

  • ES-30-c-Heart Aerospace

    US carrier JSX tentatively signs for over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft


    US charter carrier JSX has provisionally agreed to acquire over 330 hybrid-electric aircraft from three manufacturers – US-based Electra, France’s Aura Aero and Sweden’s Heart Aerospace. Dallas-based JSX operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-135s and ERJ-145s across a network of 24 destinations. It has unveiled letters of intent to acquire ...

  • Aeroflot retro-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Lessor DAE settles with Russia’s Aeroflot over aircraft claims


    Middle Eastern lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has become the latest to secure a settlement from Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot over claims on aircraft leased to the airline. DAE puts the value of the settlement – covering seven aircraft and their engines – at $118 million. As with previous settlements on aircraft ...

  • Finnair A321 title-c-Olivier Cabaret Creative Commons

    Finnair uses rights-issue funds to acquire previously-leased A321s


    Finnair has used proceeds from its recent rights issue to purchase six Airbus A321s from lessor BOC Aviation. The airline says the twinjets were previously on lease. It states that the transaction amounts to over €200 million ($219 million) and will generate a positive annual impact of €20 million on ...

  • Pilots-c-BALPA

    UK pilot union optimistic over cadet recruitment but continues to urge caution


    UK cockpit union BALPA is expressing greater optimism for pilot recruitment over the next year, but is continuing to urge potential cadets to be cautious of the market’s volatility. BALPA says the post-pandemic recovery has resulted in pilots returning from redundancy, as well as recruitment of new pilots who had ...

  • Grindavik eruption-c-Icelandic Department of Civil Protection

    Icelandic air traffic appears unaffected by volcanic eruption


    Icelandic authorities have put a localised airspace restriction in place after a volcanic eruption began near Grindavik, around 17km southeast of Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport. There is no immediate indication of any air traffic disruption at Keflavik. Seismic activity has been recorded in the Grindavik area for several weeks. NOTAMs for ...

  • Hawker accident Ibadan-c-NSIB

    Hawker business jet veered off Nigerian runway after landing over 200m short


    Nigerian investigators have yet to determine why a Raytheon Hawker 800XP touched down more than 200m short of the runway during a night approach to Ibadan airport last month. The executive jet, operated by Flints Aero Services, suffered substantial damage after initially landing 220m before the threshold of runway 22 ...

  • Air Corsica ATR 72-c-ATR

    Air Corsica emerges as customer for two more ATR 72-600s


    Mediterranean operator Air Corsica has emerged as a customer behind an order covering a pair of ATR 72-600 turboprops. The airframer says the order was originally confirmed during the Paris air show in June. ATR states that the aircraft will be delivered over the first half of next year, giving ...

  • SaxaVord-c-SaxaVord

    Scottish spaceport secures approval as UK’s first vertical-launch facility


    UK regulators have granted a licence to a Scottish spaceport, located in the Shetland Islands, enabling it to conduct vertical launches from next year. The spaceport, SaxaVord, becomes the first in the country to be licensed for vertical launch capability. SaxaVord has been verified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority ...

  • Al Alawi-c-Gulf Air

    Gulf Air chief Al Alawi to retire in early 2024


    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air’s chief executive is to step down at the end of January next year, the Bahraini government has disclosed. Capt Waleed Al Alawi previously served as a Gulf Air pilot and worked with Bahrain’s Royal Flight. He became deputy chief of the Bahraini carrier in 2017, ...

  • Turkish A350-c-Airbus

    Turkish to take 220 Airbus jets including 70 A350s and A350Fs


    Turkish Airlines has disclosed that it will order another 220 aircraft from Airbus, with 70 A350s – including five freighters – among them. The flag-carrier had previously indicated that it was finalising a large agreement with the airframer. Turkish Airlines has unveiled the details of the agreement, stating that it ...

  • Amy Leversidge-c-BALPA

    UK cockpit union BALPA names first female general secretary


    UK pilot union BALPA has elected its first female general secretary, with civil service union figure Amy Leversidge set to take up the post in early January. Leversidge is the assistant general secretary at FDA – formally the Association of the First Division of Civil Servants – where she steered ...

  • Swiss Airbus-c-Swiss

    Swiss to adopt artificial intelligence passenger counting next year following tests


    Swiss has declared a success its trial of using artificial intelligence to count passengers during boarding, and will adopt the process formally from next year. It plans to replace manual counting on short-haul flights in the third quarter of 2024 and on long-haul services from the fourth. “Once the new ...

  • il-96-400t-c-Red Wings

    Red Wings resurrects Sky Gates and Il-96-400T freighter to establish cargo business


    Russian carrier Red Wings is introducing cargo services after acquiring the freight specialist Sky Gates Airlines. The acquisition, which took placed in August, brings an Ilyushin Il-96-400T into the fleet following an effort to restore the aircraft to flight status. “[Red Wings’] cargo fleet will consist of domestically produced aircraft, ...

  • AerCap A321F-c-EFW

    Swiftair to take pair of leased A321 converted freighters


    Spanish operator Swiftair is to introduce a pair of Airbus A321 converted freighters, which will be leased from Irish-based AerCap. The aircraft will be modified under the conversion programme of EFW at its Singapore facility. AerCap says the twinjets will be delivered to Swiftair in April and June next year. ...

  • AlMasria Universal-c-Eric Salard Creative Commons

    EU safety regulators concerned over rise in findings from Egyptian carrier inspections


    European safety regulators have expressed unease over an apparent deterioration in the results of ramp inspections conducted on Egyptian airlines. Egyptian carriers have never been blacklisted by the European Commission. But in the latest blacklist revision, the Commission states that ramp inspections under its foreign-aircraft safety assessment programme have revealed ...

  • TrueNoord-c-TrueNoord

    Lessor TrueNoord acquires 11 more regional aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital


    Leasing firm TrueNoord has acquired a batch of 11 regional aircraft from Irish-based lessor Nordic Aviation Capital. The package comprises seven Embraer E-Jets – four 190s and three 175s – and four De Havilland Dash 8-400s. Amsterdam-based TrueNoord says completion of the deal takes its portfolio to 87 regional jets ...

  • D328eco-c-Deutsche Aircraft

    Undisclosed operator tentatively signs for D328eco turboprops


    Deutsche Aircraft has revealed a tentative agreement by an undisclosed customer for up to four D328eco turboprops.

  • Florian Guillermet title-c-EASA

    French air navigation head chosen as next EASA chief


    French air navigation service DSNA’s chief, Florian Guillermet, has been chosen as the next leader of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Guillermet will succeed interim head Luc Tytgat, who took over from former executive director Patrick Ky in September. EASA says that, following his selection, Guillermet will make a ...

  • Nepal Airlines Airbus-c-Airbus

    Nepalese safety efforts not yet sufficient to lift European blacklisting


    European regulators remain dissatisfied with Nepalese authorities’ efforts to bring the country’s civil aviation safety and oversight into line with international standards, following an on-site assessment conducted in September. Nepal has been the subject of a blanket blacklisting by the European Commission for a decade. While the on-site assessment – ...