All articles by David Kaminski-Morrow – Page 22

  • 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, ...

  • NordStar incident-c-Investigative Committee

    NordStar 737-800 overruns at Norilsk


    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

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


    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

    Turkish withdraws Max 9s for inspection following Alaska door loss


    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

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


    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 ...