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    Icelandair to take 737 Max fleet to 20 with further leases


    Icelandair Group is to take its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets to 20 through a new agreement to lease additional aircraft. It has entered a pact with Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation for a long-term operation lease of two 737 Max 8s. Icelandair Group says the aircraft will be delivered ...

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    UK airport operational issues are ‘primarily for industry to solve’: transport secretary


    UK transport secretary Grant Shapps has unveiled a strategy aimed at tackling the operational problems at the country’s airports, but is resisting pressure to bring in European Union workers to fill staffing gaps. Shapps detailed a 22-point plan on 30 June, aimed at supporting recruitment, delivery of “realistic” schedules, and ...

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    A380s return amid strong travel demand and aircraft delivery delays


    When Air France accelerated the retirement of its Airbus A380s in the early weeks of the pandemic, questions were being asked about the sumperjumbo’s future at many other operators. So far, however, the pandemic recovery is showing that the type still has a role to play at some carriers – ...

  • Ahmet Bolat, chairman Turkish Airlines

    Turkish Airlines fast-tracks return to growth path


    Turkish Airlines chairman Ahmet Bolat believes that retaining staff and its strong financial performance through the pandemic has been key to enabling to return to growth as the Istanbul carrier has already passed pre-crisis activity levels.vels.

  • Frankfurt Hahn control tower-c-Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn

    Frankfurt Hahn administrator sells airport to investment joint-venture


    Frankfurt Hahn airport is being sold to an investment joint venture, several months after it filed for insolvency and was taken over by administrators. The administrator, Jan Markus Plathner, states that the business will be transferred to a Frankfurt-based entity called Swift Conjoy. Completion of the contract remains subject to ...

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    Eurocontrol lays out spectrum-efficiency strategies in wake of ‘5G’ concerns


    Pan-European air navigation organisation Eurocontrol has outlined three strategies to improve efficient use of electromagnetic spectrum as it ponders whether increasing spectrum demand from the mobile connectivity sector could affect aviation safety. Eurocontrol has examined the situation following the conflict caused in the USA by roll-out of ‘5G’ technology, potential ...

  • GlobalEye

    Sweden follows NATO membership approval with GlobalEye contract


    Sweden has signed a roughly SKr7.3 billion ($714 million) contract to acquire an initial two Saab GlobalEye surveillance aircraft, just one day after NATO approved its membership request.

  • KLM Boeing 787

    KLM repays last of Covid state aid


    Dutch carrier KLM is to repay the remainder of the €942 million it borrowed from the state and banks under a loan package granted during the Covid-19 crisis.

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    IAG single-aisle modernisation continues as more A320neo options firmed up


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is converting options for another 14 Airbus A320neo-family twinjets into firm orders. The options were originally disclosed as part of an agreement for up to 220 Airbus single-aisle jets in 2013. IAG says the latest firming of options covers three A321neos and 11 A320neos. ...

  • Lakenheath F-35A

    NATO approves new Strategic Concept, as USAF ups F-35 presence in Europe


    NATO has approved a new Strategic Concept during its ongoing Madrid Summit, promising strengthened “collective defence” and “transatlantic solidarity” in the face of a heightened threat from Moscow.

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    US Treasury exempts civil aviation safety measures from United Aircraft sanctions


    US government sanctions on Russian entities have expanded to cover aerospace firm United Aircraft, although the government is allowing export and provision of services and technology aimed at ensuring civil aviation safety. As part of its economic response to the Ukrainian conflict, the US Department of the Treasury is directing ...

  • RNLAF F-35A

    Dutch defence plan funds extra F-35s and armed MQ-9A Reapers


    Dutch defence minister Kajsa Ollongren has outlined the Netherlands’ spending priorities for the coming years, including acquiring additional Lockheed Martin F-35As and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9A Reaper unmanned air vehicles.

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    SAS pilot strike postponed but not averted as talks deadline extends


    Negotiators attempting to avert a pilot strike at Scandinavia’s SAS have obtained a three-day window to conduct further talks. Cockpit crews had been scheduled to commence industrial action on 29 June. But mediators have requested that the various sides in the dispute continue their talks for another 72h, and the ...

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    Baykar to donate three Bayraktar TB2s to Ukraine


    Turkish unmanned air vehicle (UAV) maker Baykar will donate three Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine.

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    UK’s Flypop to expand Hi Fly co-operation to passenger flights


    Wet-lease operator Hi Fly is to expand its co-operation with new airline Flypop by conducting passenger flights for the carrier. Flypop, which is based at London Stansted, says it is forming a joint venture with Hi Fly for the services out of the UK. The two companies already co-operate through ...

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    Assistance snag preceded reduced-mobility passenger's fall from A350 stairs


    Lack of capacity on a special-assistance vehicle during disembarkation preceded a reduced-mobility passenger’s fall from the staircase attached to an Air France Airbus A350-900 at Paris Charles de Gaulle, investigators have determined. The passenger was hospitalised with a broken arm and head injury after falling from the stairs on 29 ...

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    Norwegian government prepared to back short-term SAS debt-to-equity swap


    Norway’s government is not prepared to put any new capital into Scandinavian carrier SAS, but is prepared to consider converting outstanding debt into shares. But the government will “not be a long-term owner” of the company, insists the Norwegian trade ministry. The government had previously been a part-owner of SAS ...

  • British Airways aircraft at Heathrow March 2020

    UK regulator proposes cut in Heathrow airport charges for coming five years


    UK regulators are proposing a sliding scale of charges for airlines at London Heathrow airport under which the price cap will fall on average 6% annually over the coming five years in line with increased traffic.

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    Norway’s Flyr drops latest share offer after stock value declines


    Norwegian carrier Flyr has axed plans to offer up to 62.5 million new shares in the company, after the stock’s trading value remained below the offer price. Flyr had raised NKr250 million ($25 million) during a rights issue at the beginning of the year, an issue which was oversubscribed by ...

  • SAS A320neo-c-SAS

    SAS braces for schedule disruption as pilots threaten industrial action


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is bracing for a potential cockpit crew strike across its three main operating states within days. The airline has been negotiating with various parties to secure support for its ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring plan. SAS says industrial action by pilots – about which it has received notification from ...