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    Cockpit union vote puts Lufthansa under pressure


    German flag-carrier Lufthansa is under pressure from its pilots after the cockpit union voted strongly in favour of pursuing a series of remuneration aims. Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit says members from Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo have backed – respectively by 97.6% and 99.3% – supporting the collective bargaining commission. Negotiations ...

  • Amsterdam KLM hub

    Legal action possible as Air France-KLM vows to fight Schiphol cap


    Air France-KLM may take legal action over the Dutch government’s recent decision to permanently cap the number of flights from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. KLM warned in late June of “dramatic consequences” for its hub operations after the government moved to permanently cut the annual flight limit from the airport by ...

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle

    Air France enjoys Paris yield boost from Norwegian long-haul exit


    Norwegian’s exit from the long-haul sector is helping to drive “very impressive yields” for Air France at its Paris Charles de Gaulle hub. The Scandinavian carrier announced it would drop its long-haul services in January 2021 – formally scrapping a host of pre-Covid US services from Paris in the process ...

  • F-39E Gripen

    Brazil starts talks for next Gripen batch, as Saab battles to extend Czech deal


    Brazil has entered into discussions with Sweden for a second batch of Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft, and also appears poised to complete an earlier top-up buy of the locally designated F-39.

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    Referencing lag still hampering Heathrow personnel ramp-up


    IAG chief Luis Gallego hopes the operational situation at London Heathrow will improve by the end of the year, but stresses that multiple parties need to co-operate to increase resilience at the hub. Speaking during IAG’s second-quarter briefing, Gallego said that punctuality figures show there are still days where “we ...

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    Air France-KLM records Q2 net profit in ‘very exceptional times’


    Air France-KLM recorded a quarterly net profit for the first time since 2019 in the second three months of this year, driven by resurgent revenues and high yields as Covid-related travel restrictions fell away. The result comes despite the “severe operational disruption” being seen in the group’s markets, it says, ...

  • Norse Atlantic 787-c-Norse Atlantic Airways

    Norse explores ‘virtual’ interline offering connecting flights to budget carriers


    Long-haul low-cost operator Norse Atlantic Airways has tied up with three other budget carriers to extend its network through connecting services. Norse Atlantic is linking with EasyJet and Norwegian in Europe, as well as Spirit Airlines in the USA, to broaden its reach either side of its transatlantic operations. It ...

  • Iberia A350-c-Iberia

    Spanish carriers strongest as IAG returns to second-quarter profits


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is expecting an operating profit for the full year, pre-exceptions, and for the third-quarter figure to improve significantly on that in the second. IAG has turned in an operating profit of €293 million ($299 million) for the three months to 30 June, although the ...

  • Radar of CZ-5 tumbling-c-EUSST

    Carriers warned over uncontrolled re-entry of large Chinese launch vehicle


    Europe’s air transport safety regulator has warned that the uncontrolled re-entry of a large Chinese space launch vehicle could potentially affect southern European airspace. The Long March CZ-5B is a heavy-lift vehicle being used to carry modules for a Chinese space station, with the most recent launch conducted on 24 ...

  • F-35A

    US government approves Germany to purchase F-35 fighters


    The US Department of State has approved the potential sale to Germany of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters jets, a move the US government says will improve European stability.

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    Crew rosters should account for airport operational problems: EASA


    Safety regulators are advising airlines to pay close attention to the impact of airport operational disruption when planning monthly crew rosters, to take into account potential delays and consequent impact on flight-duty time. Exercising of captain’s discretion should be considered “exceptional”, says the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, because delays ...

  • Velis Electro at RAF Cranwell

    RAF Velis Electro test activity to enter final phase


    UK military test activities with the battery-powered Pipistrel Velis Electro light aircraft are entering a third and final phase, facilitated by training provider Affinity.

  • A400M for French air force

    Airbus takes €200m charge on A400M as defence unit orders soar


    Airbus Defence & Space has reported a first-half order intake up 86% year-on-year, due largely to a follow-on Eurofighter contract with Spain.

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    Aeroflot invites investors to participate in share offering


    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot is formally inviting interest in acquiring shares in the company, following the earlier approval of a hike in its authorised capital. The airline states that 5.42 billion ordinary shares are being placed under the capital increase, through an open subscription. Investors who held shares on 11 May ...

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    Airbus chief confident that engineless aircraft backlog will vanish by year-end


    Airbus admits it had 26 aircraft still awaiting engines at the end of the first half, a tailback caused by supply-chain issues in the aerospace sector. But chief executive Guillaume Faury is confident that this backlog will diminish to zero by the end of the year. Speaking during a first-half ...

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    Airbus pushes back A320neo production-rate target over supply-chain concerns


    Airbus has shifted the ramp-up target for A320neo production, pushing back the timeline for achieving 65 aircraft per month to early 2024. It amounts to a six-month deferral from its original aim to reach this rate in summer 2023. The airframer says it is making adjustments to its ramp-up trajectory, ...

  • EasyJet A321neo-c-Airbus

    EasyJet to add A321neos to Lisbon as TAP slots expand network


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is to station three Airbus A321neos in Lisbon, in order to operate an expanded network achieved through the acquisition of former TAP Air Portugal slots. The airline is opening 14 new routes this winter, and increasing frequency on seven others, taking the network from the capital ...

  • SAS A320neo-c-SAS

    SAS seeks court authorisation to proceed with new Airbus delivery


    SAS is seeking authorisation to continue with aircraft deliveries with a filing to a US bankruptcy court setting out justification for the acquisition. The Scandinavian operator has been under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since 5 July. Airbus is due to deliver an A320neo – MSN10937 – to the carrier ...

  • Rolls-Royce Orpheus

    How Rolls-Royce’s Orpheus demonstrator will power FCAS innovation for UK


    Rolls-Royce Defence used the Farnborough air show to unveil an experimental demonstrator engine that was designed and tested “in under 18 months”, and at significantly lower cost versus traditional methods.

  • Korea Aerospace Industries

    Poland to replace Soviet-era fighters with 48 KAI-built FA-50PLs


    Poland has signed framework agreements with South Korea to purchase military equipment including 48 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50PL training and combat aircraft.