All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 20

  • Air Samarkand A330-c-Air Samarkand
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    Start-up Air Samarkand secures AOC as it prepares for initial charter flights

    2023-12-28T11:01:00Z

    Uzbek start-up carrier Air Samarkand has secured its air operator’s certificate from the Central Asian country’s ministry of transport. The carrier has obtained an ICAO code – UZS – as well as the callsign ‘Sarmarkand’, and has started building a fleet with an initial Airbus A330-300 and A321. “Air Samarkand ...

  • Icelandair 757 incident TF-ISF-c-Alan Wilson Creative Commons
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    Low-fuel Icelandair 757 incident exposed flaws in airports’ diversion readiness

    2023-12-28T08:48:00Z

    Icelandic investigators probing a low-fuel situation involving an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 in October 2019 found weaknesses in the ability of the country’s airports to handle a diversion. The aircraft, inbound from Seattle, had been conducting its approach to Reykjavik Keflavik airport’s runway 01 when a BAe 125 executive jet experienced ...

  • Pegasus A321neo first off TLS FAL-c-Airbus
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    Pegasus receives first Airbus from new Toulouse single-aisle assembly line

    2023-12-28T07:23:00Z

    Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of an Airbus A321neo, the first aircraft to roll off the airframer’s new final assembly line in Toulouse. The twinjet (TC-RDK) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. It was flown from Toulouse to Istanbul on 27 December. Airbus assembled the aircraft from ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al
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    El Al more optimistic on fourth-quarter performance despite conflict

    2023-12-22T16:14:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al believes its fourth-quarter results will not be as badly affected as previously estimated, despite the impact of the Gaza conflict. El Al has taken various commercial, financial and operational measures to address the effects of the conflict which began in early October. But it states that ...

  • S7 A320-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons
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    Russia’s S7 and Ural Airlines reach fleet settlements with AerCap and other lessors

    2023-12-22T13:58:00Z

    Two more Russian carriers have settled with lessor AerCap, as well as other lessors, regarding aircraft which were retained by the operators in response to sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict. S7 Airlines has reached an agreement AerCap in respect of 29 aircraft and four spare engines, while a deal with ...

  • Saudia Technic MRO Village-c-Saudia Group
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    Saudia Technic secures public investment to develop extensive MRO facility

    2023-12-21T17:07:00Z

    Saudia Group’s maintenance division, Saudia Technic, has secured investment from the kingdom’s sovereign fund to support development of an extensive facility. The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund will assist with transforming the carrier’s aircraft servicing arm into a “national MRO champion”, says Saudia Group. Under the scheme the investment will ...

  • Aegean Airbus-c-Airbus
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    Aegean to gain A320 capacity under Cyprus Airways wet-lease

    2023-12-21T11:06:00Z

    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has agreed to wet-lease a pair of Airbus A320s from neighbouring operator Cyprus Airways. Under the long-term pact, the initial aircraft will be deployed to Aegean this month, while the seond will arrive at the end of March next year. Cyprus Airways states that it stands ...

  • Bordeaux EasyJet DR400 incident title-c-BEA
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    Inquiry seeks rigour on controller rostering after A320 cleared to land on occupied runway

    2023-12-21T10:32:00Z

    French investigators have determined that a tower controller forgot that a light aircraft was awaiting take-off at Bordeaux before clearing an EasyJet Airbus A320 to land on the occupied runway. The light aircraft, a Robin DR400 with two people on board, had been instructed to line up and hold at ...

  • AviLease Airbus-c-AviLease
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    AviLease agrees 20-aircraft supply with Sichuan leasing venture SDH Wings

    2023-12-21T08:58:00Z

    Saudi Arabian lessor AviLease has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese overseas investment firm Sichuan Development International Holding, covering the supply of up to 20 aircraft. AviLease says it reached the agreement – a memorandum of understanding – with the company’s subsidiary SDH Wings International Leasing, based in Dublin. The ...

  • Aerolineas Argentinas-c-Aerolineas Argentinas
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    President Milei outlines Aerolineas Argentinas share transfer and open skies plans

    2023-12-21T08:32:00Z

    New Argentinean president Javier Milei has included a plan to hand Aerolineas Argentinas shares to its employees, and implement open skies, among an extensive series of reforms for the country. Milei disclosed the proposal to authorise transfer of a “total or partial” share package of the airline during a televised ...

  • Air France A350-c-Air France
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    Beneficiary analysis behind European court’s annulling Air France pandemic aid approval

    2023-12-20T16:38:00Z

    Judges of the European Union’s General Court have annulled a decision approving French state aid to Air France, after ruling that other companies of its parent group should have been considered as beneficiaries. The case – brought by Ryanair and Malta Air against the European Commission – contested the approval ...

  • Air France MSN35542-c-Azorra
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    US lessor Azorra takes first widebody through Voyager acquisition

    2023-12-20T14:40:00Z

    US lessor Azorra has branched into widebody aircraft with the acquisition of a Boeing 777-300ER operated by Air France. It has identified the twinjet as F-GZNC, delivered to the French flag-carrier in 2008. The aircraft had been leased from Voyager Aviation Holdings, but Azorra revealed in July that it would ...

  • Cryogenic hydrogen pump test-c-Rolls-Royce
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    Rolls-Royce commences tests on pressurising and pumping liquid hydrogen

    2023-12-20T14:20:00Z

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

    2023-12-19T13:27:00Z

    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
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    Lessor DAE settles with Russia’s Aeroflot over aircraft claims

    2023-12-19T11:49:00Z

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

    2023-12-19T11:25:00Z

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

    2023-12-19T11:00:00Z

    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
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    Icelandic air traffic appears unaffected by volcanic eruption

    2023-12-19T08:35:00Z

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

    2023-12-18T14:54:00Z

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

    2023-12-18T13:31:00Z

    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 ...