All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 19

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

    2024-01-12T12:55:00Z

    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
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    A320neo family surpasses expectations as orders reach five-digit mark

    2024-01-12T11:57:00Z

    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
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    Long-dormant Iran Air order struck from Airbus backlog

    2024-01-11T18:40:00Z

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

    2024-01-11T17:26:00Z

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

    2024-01-11T16:57:00Z

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

    2024-01-11T14:55:00Z

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

    2024-01-11T11:24:00Z

    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
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    Finnair names postal service leader as new chief executive

    2024-01-11T11:02:00Z

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

    2024-01-11T09:34:00Z

    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
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    Saudi government to develop Abha airport through privatisation initiative

    2024-01-11T07:24:00Z

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

    2024-01-10T11:45:00Z

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

    2024-01-10T10:00:00Z

    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
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    Qazaq Air privatisation restarts after previous sale attempt ruled invalid

    2024-01-09T14:15:00Z

    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, ...

  • NordStar incident-c-Investigative Committee
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    NordStar 737-800 overruns at Norilsk

    2024-01-09T12:28:00Z

    One of Siberian operator NordStar’s Boeing 737-800s has experienced a runway excursion after overrunning at Norilsk upon landing. The aircraft had been operating a service from Krasnoyarsk on 9 January. According to the west Siberian transport prosecutor’s office, the incident occurred at about 10:00. None of the 169 passengers on ...

  • A320-c-Fly2Sky
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    SkyUp’s Malta arm to wet-lease Airbus capacity from Fly2Sky

    2024-01-09T07:40:00Z

    Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines’ Maltese division has entered a partnership to secure capacity from Bulgarian operator Fly2Sky. The agreement covers wet-lease of a pair of Airbus A320s. Fly2Sky says the aircraft will be stationed in Egypt under the partnership, which will commence on 5 April and run to 5 November. ...

  • Turkish 737 Max 9 title-c-Turkish Airlines
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    Turkish withdraws Max 9s for inspection following Alaska door loss

    2024-01-08T19:13:00Z

    Turkish Airlines is withdrawing its five Boeing 737 Max 9s temporarily from service, in order to carry out checks on the aircraft. The measure is in response to the Alaska Airlines incident on 5 January during which a plugged exit door was shed from a Max 9 climbing out of ...

  • Airbus Beluga Transport-c-Airbus
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    Airbus to broaden A300-600ST Beluga operations as new carrier secures AOC

    2024-01-08T16:59:00Z

    Airbus has secured an air operator’s certificate for the new carrier established to conduct outsize freight transport using the airframer’s withdrawn A300-600ST Beluga fleet. The manufacturer unveiled plans two years ago to set up Airbus Beluga Transport, intending the company eventually to operate as a dedicated airline. Airbus has introduced ...

  • Emtrasur 747-300M title-c-Venezuelan transport ministry
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    Venezuelan government furious over transfer of impounded Emtrasur 747-300M

    2024-01-08T15:47:00Z

    Venezuela’s government has reacted angrily to an Argentinean judicial decision to order the transfer of an impounded combi Boeing 747-300M to US authorities. The Venezuelan state describes the decision over the aircraft – operated by Empresa de Transporte Aereocargo del Sur, or Emtrasur – as attempted theft, and “clearly servile ...

  • GDWAFwJaQAEdPlt
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    Detached door-plug from Alaska 737 Max located: US investigators

    2024-01-08T08:48:00Z

    US investigators are retrieving the door-plug which detached from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, after the structure was located by an individual in the Portland area. National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy, just a short time after appealing for witnesses who might have seen the crucial plug, ...

  • Haneda runway JAL A350-c-Toshi Aoki-JP Spotters Creative Commons
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    Tokyo Haneda to resume operations on runway closed after A350-Dash 8 collision

    2024-01-07T13:38:00Z

    Operations on Tokyo Haneda’s runway 34R/16L are to resume on 8 January, six days after the fatal collision involving a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 and a coast guard turboprop. The collision with the De Havilland Dash 8-300, which occurred near the 34R threshold, spread debris along the runway and the ...