• SAS

    SAS shifts deliveries of A350s and A320neos to align with recovery


    SAS has shifted deliveries of a pair of Airbus A350-900s due to arrive in the current fiscal year, shifting them to fiscal years 2022 and 2023 instead. It has also deferred introduction of eight Airbus A320neos, pushing back the delivery of two batches of four aircraft each by a ...

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    Ryanair wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Europe region


    Recipient of the Decade of Airline Excellence Award for the Europe region, sponsored by Cirium.

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    Will crisis prompt airlines to bite the bullet on what they charge for?


    As Lufthansa ends free meals on short-haul flights and EasyJet cuts cabin bag allowance, will more airlines follow in trimming what passengers get for their basic fare?

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    Extensive restructuring takes effect in western Russian airspace


    Russian air navigation services have completed a transition to a new airspace structure in the Moscow zone, an extensive re-organisation which affects much of the European area of the country. The switch to the new structure took place at 03:00 Moscow time on 3 December. Federal air transport ...

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    Spain’s first PC-21 enters ground testing phase


    Pilatus has conducted the first engine run of a PC-21 trainer for the Spanish air force.

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    Wizz adds to UK operations with Cardiff base


    Wizz Air is further expanding its UK footprint by opening a base at Cardiff airport from which it will initially operate seven routes this summer. The base, operated by its British subsidiary Wizz Air UK, is its fourth in the UK. Alongside its established operation at London Luton, Wizz ...

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    SAS expects further losses for 2020-21


    Scandinavian operator SAS expects losses to persist through the full-year 2020-21, but insists its recapitalisation will prepare the airline for the winter season and the continuing disruption from the air transport crisis. SAS chief executive Rickard Gustafson says the winter will be “tough” while the new fiscal year will ...

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    USA ‘welcomes’ Greece’s interest in buying the F-35


    The US Embassy in Greece has welcomed Athens’ interest in buying the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter. The endorsement comes as tensions between NATO allies Greece and Turkey grow over a variety of issues, including conflicting claims over exclusive economic zones in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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    Airbus execs hype TwoTwenty’s capabilities at VBACE


    Pandemic aside, Airbus’ executive jet division has had a notable year, having recently unveiled its ACJ TwoTwenty and delivered its first ACJ350.

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    TUI secures third government bailout since April


    TUI is set to receive a €1.8 billion ($2.2 billion) financial support package from German government fund WSF, largest shareholder Unifirm and a consortium of banks, aimed at securing the tourist group’s operation amid the coronavirus crisis.

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    UK government invites views to shape long-term night-flight policies


    UK government regulators are to explore the options for developing a long-term night-flights policy for London’s main airports, as part of a consultation which also seeks views on extending the current regime. The air transport crisis, and the uncertainty over knock-on effects, has spurred the government to propose extending ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz traffic slips to lowest point since crisis peak


    Ryanair and Wizz Air passenger numbers in November slipped to their lowest level since the peak of the pandemic earlier this year, as the low-cost carriers cut capacity amid a swathe of fresh lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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    Crews frequently fail to comply with collision-avoidance advisories: analysis


    Analysis of airborne conflicts in core European airspace has revealed that a substantial proportion of collision-avoidance manoeuvres are not flown correctly after on-board systems issue resolution instructions. Eurocontrol has published the findings of an assessment covering 12 months of operations and examining 1,184 resolution advisories – automated orders to ...

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    Condor emerges from ‘protective shield’


    Condor has confirmed its exit from ‘protective shield’ proceedings implemented to establish the former Thomas Cook subsidiary as a standalone company. The German leisure carrier was placed under a first protective shield, which involved a €380 million ($455 million) bridging loan from the national government, following Thomas ...

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    Aeroflot Group claims Pobeda profitable despite crisis


    Aeroflot Group is highlighting the performance of its budget arm Pobeda, posting a net profit for the carrier for both the third quarter and the first nine months of this year. The company says Pobeda increased passenger numbers during the quarter, compared with last year, and achieved load factors ...

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    Avion Express to request protection from creditors


    Lithuanian ACMI operator Avion Express plans to seek creditor protection in an attempt to restructure its business and recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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    ​TAP cuts winter capacity up to 70% after heavy nine-month loss


    TAP Air Portugal has reported a third-quarter net loss of €119 million ($142 million), and expects to reduce its winter capacity by 60-70% year on year as Europe’s second Covid-19 wave continues to heavily impact operations.

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    KLM chief Elbers on vaccine boost, state support and ‘building back better’


    With a government support package secured and better news on the health outlook, KLM is approaching 2021 on much more ‘solid ground’, according to the airline’s chief executive Pieter Elbers

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    Greece’s Sky Express shows off first A320neo


    Greek carrier Sky Express has received its first Airbus A320neo, one of six aircraft destined to be delivered to the airline. Sky Express says it aims to open Athens-Thessaloniki services on 14 December. The aircraft (SX-IOG) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and, according to Cirium fleets ...

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    Crews cautioned as Russian airspace change swamps navigation update


    European regulators are cautioning that flight-management system databases and charts for western Russia might be outdated as a result of the data workload created by an extensive restructuring of the region’s airspace. The restructuring – which takes effect on 3 December – is centred on the Moscow flight information ...