Europe – Page 10

  • A350 climb
    News

    Airbus full-year deliveries fall by a third to 566 aircraft

    2021-01-08T16:43:00Z

    Airbus managed to deliver 566 aircraft last year, with a surge of 89 deliveries in the final month of 2020. The figure was nevertheless 34% down on the 863 it managed to hand over in the previous year, as the airframer’s activity suffered from the impact of the air ...

  • Covid testing
    Analysis

    Does shift towards pre-flight Covid-19 testing spell disaster for airlines?

    2021-01-08T13:10:00Z

    The tightening of border controls is an emerging theme in the early days of 2021, as governments react to concerns about new variants of Covid-19 and soaring infection rates in many regions.

  • Heathrow airport entry
    News

    Travellers to UK must present negative Covid-19 result

    2021-01-08T12:23:00Z

    International passengers travelling to the UK will soon be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result prior to departure, under tighter restrictions announced today by the government.

  • Istanbul airport
    News

    Air travel demand flatlined in November: IATA

    2021-01-07T16:58:00Z

    Air travel demand remained sharply down in November, IATA’s latest industry statistics show, as resurgent Covid-19 cases and renewed travel restrictions battered passenger confidence.

  • Lufthansa Airbus A320neo logo
    News

    Lufthansa raises €500 million with A350s and A320s as security

    2021-01-07T13:25:00Z

    Lufthansa has used eight of its aircraft as security in a range of financing transactions which have raised €500 million ($614 million) since last July.

  • Modernised ASMPA shot
    News

    France conducts improved ASMPA nuclear missile test shot from Rafale

    2021-01-07T11:06:00Z

    France has performed a first test firing of an updated MBDA ASMPA nuclear missile from a Dassault Rafale fighter.

  • F-35B Spear 3 release
    News

    UK signs Spear 3 missile production deal for F-35 fleet

    2021-01-07T10:12:00Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded MBDA a £550 million ($750 million), seven-year demonstration and manufacturing contract for its Spear 3 air-to-surface missile, which will arm its Lockheed Martin F-35Bs.

  • Titan A321P2F-c-EFW
    News

    UK’s Titan receives first of three converted A321 freighters

    2021-01-07T08:40:00Z

    UK operator Titan Airways’ is to introduce three Airbus A321 converted freighters to its fleet, with the first one newly redelivered from modification specialists ST Engineering and EFW. Powered by CFM International CFM56 engines, the aircraft, MSN1238, was originally delivered to MyTravel Airways in 2000, and subsequently operated by ...

  • RyanAir 737-800. Boeing
    News

    Ryanair cuts passenger forecast as it condemns latest travel restrictions

    2021-01-07T07:56:00Z

    Ryanair has cut its full-year activity forecast after tighter travel restrictions in the UK threatened to limit its passenger numbers over its fiscal fourth quarter. The airline expects to have transported 26-30 million passengers by the end of the year, compared with its previous forecast of up to 35 ...

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    News

    Government deposits initial funding for Montenegro Airlines successor

    2021-01-06T21:29:00Z

    Montenegro’s government has acted swiftly to start establishing a successor to the country’s defunct flag-carrier Montenegro Airlines. The carrier ceased operations on 26 December after the government refused to continue supporting the heavily-indebted company. But the government has formally registered a new company, depositing €4 million ($4.9 million) ...

  • EasyJet aircraft disembarking
    News

    EasyJet to slash network amid UK lockdown

    2021-01-06T11:34:00Z

    EasyJet is paring back its operations to just “essential connectivity” between key UK cities and select international routes, as the low-cost carrier’s home country enters a further national lockdown. Existing operations will run up to and including 10 January, to enable passengers to return to the UK, after ...

  • Katherine Bennett-c-HVM Catapult
    News

    Airbus UK's Bennett to head technology initiative HVM Catapult

    2021-01-06T07:37:00Z

    Airbus senior vice-president Katherine Bennett is to step down from heading the airframer’s UK division, to lead HVM Catapult, a specialist organisation developed to provide a manufacturing gateway for promising technologies. Bennett, who will succeed retiring chief executive Dick Elsy later this year, says the organisation will contribute to ...

  • TUI corporate
    News

    EC clears Germany to provide TUI with up to €1.25 billion

    2021-01-05T15:42:00Z

    Germany’s plan to contribute up to €1.25 billion ($1.53 billion) to TUI’s recapitalisation has been approved by the European Commission, which says the Hannover-headquartered group is facing “a risk of default and insolvency”. The state recapitalisation includes a €420 million silent participation, convertible into shares, by German government fund ...

  • EasyJet A320neo
    News

    EasyJet restricts voting power of shares held by non-EU interests

    2021-01-05T10:47:00Z

    Budget carrier EasyJet has started suspending voting rights for certain shares which are still held by non-European Union interests, in order to comply with EU ownership regulations. EasyJet holds an EU operating licence and, as a result, needs to be majority-owned by EU and associated nationals. But EasyJet’s ...

  • Ryanair Wizz aircraft at Budapest
    News

    Ryanair, Wizz ended 2020 with traffic still in the doldrums

    2021-01-05T09:30:00Z

    Low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air saw another month of heavy traffic decline in December, as respective passenger numbers fell by 83% and 80% against the same month in 2019.

  • 7500
    News

    Bombardier completes acquisition of Berlin service center

    2021-01-04T16:56:00Z

    Bombardier has acquired 100% of an aircraft service centre in Berlin, buying out partners amid a broader effort by the Canadian company to expand its aircraft service business.

  • Eurocontrol-flags-c-Eurocontrol
    News

    Recovery in flight numbers not likely until 2026: Eurocontrol

    2021-01-04T15:12:00Z

    Eurocontrol does not expect flight numbers in European airspace to recover to 2019 levels until 2026, according to its latest projection.

  • Air Serbia-c-Air Serbia
    News

    Government reinforces Air Serbia as turbulence rocks Balkan carriers

    2021-01-04T09:43:00Z

    Serbia’s government has reinforced its position in flag-carrier Air Serbia, as the air transport system of the former Yugoslavia continues to suffer with the collapse of Montenegro Airlines. Air Serbia emerged in 2013 as the former Jat Airways – a successor to Yugoslav operator JAT – underwent a revamp ...

  • Nordica
    News

    Nordica to buy out LOT stake in regional unit Xfly

    2020-12-31T16:59:00Z

    Estonian carrier Nordica has reached agreement with LOT Polish Airlines to acquire its 49% share in Xfly, making it the sole owner of the regional capacity provider.

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    News

    IAG welcomes UK-EU liberalisation clause as it adapts ownership structure

    2020-12-31T14:12:00Z

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has welcomed the recognition of airline ownership liberalisation contained within the text of the new UK-European Union trade agreement. Ownership has been an issue for IAG during the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, because IAG controls both UK and EU carriers. IAG ...