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


    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

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


    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

    Travellers to UK must present negative Covid-19 result


    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

    Air travel demand flatlined in November: IATA


    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.

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    Lufthansa raises €500 million with A350s and A320s as security


    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.

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    France conducts improved ASMPA nuclear missile test shot from Rafale


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

  • F-35B Spear 3 release

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


    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

    UK’s Titan receives first of three converted A321 freighters


    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

    Ryanair cuts passenger forecast as it condemns latest travel restrictions


    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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    Government deposits initial funding for Montenegro Airlines successor


    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

    EasyJet to slash network amid UK lockdown


    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 ...

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    Airbus UK's Bennett to head technology initiative HVM Catapult


    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

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


    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

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


    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

    Ryanair, Wizz ended 2020 with traffic still in the doldrums


    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.

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    Bombardier completes acquisition of Berlin service center


    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.

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    Recovery in flight numbers not likely until 2026: Eurocontrol


    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

    Government reinforces Air Serbia as turbulence rocks Balkan carriers


    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

    Nordica to buy out LOT stake in regional unit Xfly


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


    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 ...