All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 18

  • SAS A330-c-SAS

    SAS to open transatlantic service to SkyTeam hub Atlanta


    Star Alliance carrier SAS is to open a new transatlantic service to Atlanta, a key hub for rival alliance SkyTeam which the airline is set to join. It will start serving Atlanta from Copenhagen on 17 June. The carrier’s reservations system indicates it will use Airbus A330-300s on the route. ...

  • Lufthansa Cargo A321P2F D-AEUC title-c-Lufthansa Cargo

    Lufthansa A321P2F cracks ‘unrelated’ to freighter modification: EFW


    Conversion specialist EFW believes the cracks discovered in two Airbus A321P2Fs operated by Lufthansa Cargo are not linked to its freighter modification of the aircraft. Its analysis of data shows the damage does not result in “any unsafe condition” for the freighters’ operation. Lufthansa Cargo discovered cracking of a shear ...

  • Lufthansa Cargo A321P2F D-AEUC-c-Moritz 2011 Creative Commons

    EFW expects quick repair after cracks found on Lufthansa Cargo A321P2Fs


    Passenger-to-freighter conversion specialist EFW has issued repair instructions to Lufthansa Cargo after the carrier discovered cracks on a pair of Airbus A321P2Fs, in the vicinity of the aft floor structure. EFW says it is “in close exchange” with the carrier, and expects the repairs to be completed “within a few ...

  • Do328 G-BYHG title-c-Airstream International Group Bradley Bygrave

    Deutsche Aircraft picks up pair of ex-Loganair 328s


    Deutsche Aircraft has acquired a pair of Dornier 328 turboprops which had formerly been operated by Scottish carrier Loganair. Loganair had parked the 328s in 2019, prior to the pandemic, and the carrier is undertaking a fleet-renewal programme with ATR turboprops. Remarketing specialist Airstream International Group says the two aircraft ...

  • A320neo production-c-Airbus

    Airbus deliveries unlikely to return to pre-pandemic level this year: Faury


    Airbus has yet to disclose its production expectations for this year, but chief executive Guillaume Faury indicates it will not reach the pre-pandemic level of 2019.

  • Gatwick-c-Gatwick Airport

    Financial firm BlackRock takes over London Gatwick and Sydney airports investor GIP


    Investment advisory firm BlackRock is to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners, the entity whose portfolio includes London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Sydney airports. BlackRock has agreed to take over GIP for $3 billion of cash and around 12 million BlackRock common shares. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter ...

  • KrasAvia ATR 42-c-KrasAvia

    KrasAvia shows off first ATR in new colour scheme


    Russian regional carrier KrasAvia has shown off an ATR 42 turboprop in the airline’s new colour scheme. The airline says it had previously applied the livery only to helicopters and its Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40. “Now it’s the turn of aircraft that carry the bulk of the traffic,” it states. The ...

  • A330-300-c-Airbus

    A330-300 backlog falls to zero 30 years after entry into service


    Airbus has removed the only outstanding order for A330-300s from its backlog, an agreement for eight aircraft with China’s state aviation supply firm CASC. The adjustment means all 776 A330-300s on firm order have been delivered, almost exactly 30 years since French airline Air Inter put the first into service ...

  • A321XLR first flight-c-Airbus

    A320neo family surpasses expectations as orders reach five-digit mark


    Orders for Airbus’s A320neo family have reached five digits, almost 13 years to the day since the first airline agreement for the type was disclosed. Airbus’s latest backlog data shows firm orders for the re-engined models have reached 10,354 aircraft. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer, speaking at an 11 January ...

  • Iran Air A330-c-Mark Harkin Creative Commons

    Long-dormant Iran Air order struck from Airbus backlog


    Iran Air’s landmark agreement for 100 Airbus aircraft has been scrubbed from the airframer’s backlog, its year-end figures reveal. The Iranian flag-carrier placed the order in 2016 after sanctions were eased as part of a political agreement over the government’s nuclear energy programme. Iran Air ordered 98 jets including 16 ...

  • Turkish A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus reveals deal for 144 A320neo-family jets among 800 aircraft ordered in December


    Airbus turned in a strong year-end performance in its commercial aircraft division, taking gross orders for over 800 aircraft in the final month. The airframer has revealed an order for 144 A320neo and A321neo jets, attributed to an undisclosed customer, in its full-year backlog figures. Unidentified customers also ordered five ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Airbus takes over 2,000 orders and exceeds full-year delivery target


    Airbus handed over a total of 735 aircraft during 2023, managing to exceed its full-year delivery target of 720. It also secured net orders for 2,094 aircraft – a record figure for the airframer – compared with the 820 reached last year. The figures mark the first time Airbus has ...

  • Norse Atlantic 787-c-Norse Atlantic Airways

    Norse Atlantic aims to raise NKr100m from follow-up share issue


    Norse Atlantic Airways is preparing to conduct a follow-up share issue originally detailed during a private share placement in November last year. The new issue – comprising 9.1 million shares – is intended to raise just over NKr100 million ($9.7 million). Norse Atlantic says it will use the net proceeds ...

  • TUI 737-800 G-FDZX-c-Alec Wilson Creative Commons

    TUI 737 sink alert on go-around traced to insufficient thrust in storm winds


    UK investigators probing an incident in which a TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 began losing airspeed and height, after its crew initiated a go-around in a thunderstorm, believe the pilots applied insufficient thrust for the manoeuvre. The aircraft had been descending to Manchester’s runway 05R, as it arrived from Zakynthos on ...

  • Turkka Kuusisto-c-Posti Group

    Finnair names postal service leader as new chief executive


    Finnair has named postal company head Turkka Kuusisto as the carrier’s new chief executive, succeeding Topi Manner. Manner is set to leave the carrier on 15 January. Kuusisto has led the state-owned Posti Group since 2020, having previously held a number of senior positions in the company. His career has ...

  • 787-8-c-Boeing

    Maldivian considers leasing 787-8 under long-haul network plan


    Indian Ocean region carrier Maldivian is looking to obtain a Boeing 787-8 to expand its network, just days after indicating plans to acquire an Airbus A330-200. The airline is aiming to branch into long-haul services and the latest request for proposals, issued by Island Aviation Services, centres on dry-leasing a ...

  • Abha airport project-c-Asir Region Development Authority

    Saudi government to develop Abha airport through privatisation initiative


    Saudi Arabia’s government is building on its plans to enhance private involvement in the kingdom’s airports, offering a concession for the development of Abha airport. Abha is located in the Asir region, which lies in the southwest of the country. Saudi Arabia’s airports holding company Matarat says the concession is ...

  • Flair 737-800-c-Raesoll Creative Commons

    Lessors chase 777 Partners for $28m alleging non-payment for Flair 737s


    Investment firm 777 Partners is being pursued by lessors of four aircraft formerly operated by Canadian carrier Flair Airlines, over allegations of non-payment. Court filings obtained by FlightGlobal show that the dispute centres on three Boeing 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 – respectively with serial numbers 61806, 64944, ...

  • Westwind overrun-c-FAA via NTSB

    Only one pilot in cockpit of Astra badly damaged in Las Vegas overrun


    US investigators have determined that only one pilot – rather than the two required – was flying an IAI 1125 Westwind Astra business jet when it landed long and overran at North Las Vegas airport. Both occupants of the cockpit provided false names after the accident, but investigators later determined ...

  • Qazaq Dash 8 title-c-Qazaq Air

    Qazaq Air privatisation restarts after previous sale attempt ruled invalid


    Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna is attempting again to sell a shareholding in regional operator Qazaq Air, after a previous competition was declared invalid. Samruk-Kazyna had unveiled a privatisation scheme last August to sell between 49% and 100% of the airline through a two-stage competition. But in mid-November, it states, ...