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  • Airbus A320 production assembly

    Airbus details progress with workforce reduction programme


    Airbus estimates that 7,500 personnel remain subject to the manufacturer’s restructuring plan, which involves substantially reducing its workforce, particularly in the air transport sector. The airframer says that, as of 31 December 2020, these included some 6,100 personnel in the commercial aircraft division. Airbus originally intended to cut ...

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    Montenegrin state buys two E195s from GECAS


    The Montenegrin government has decided to buy two Embraer 195s on lease to Montenegro Airlines from GECAS, rather than incur charges from early cancellation of the leases.

  • A330neo - Airbus

    Airbus encouraged by rising export-credit support for deliveries


    Airbus is encouraged by evidence of increasing engagement with export-credit agencies to support aircraft deliveries. Chief financial officer Dominik Asam, speaking during an 18 February briefing, said the airframer was trying to “resuscitate” export-credit financing, stating that the proportion of deliveries with such support has risen to 10% from ...

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    Airbus strives for break-even on A220 and low-rate twin-aisles


    Airbus is intending to achieve break-even on its twin-aisle programmes at the reduced rate of production, while it acknowledges that a shift in demand mix puts increased pressure on its loss-making A220 lines.

  • Finnair Airbus A350 Landing Gear

    Finnair looks to summer recovery as loss run continues into 2021


    Finnair expects first quarter losses to be comparable to the levels lost in the three quarters since the pandemic hit after today disclosing a full-year operating loss of €595 million ($718 million).

  • Air France-KLM

    Air France-KLM braced for tough first quarter after €7bn loss in 2020


    Air France-KLM is warning of an even more challenging first quarter of 2021 before it hopes to lift capacity in the summer after today posting a group net loss of €7.1 billion ($8.6 billion) for the pandemic-hit 2020

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    Airbus brings year-end inventory level below 2019 figure


    Airbus brought its inventory figure down to €30.4 billion at the end of 2020, below the previous year-end level of €31.5 billion. The inventory figure had sharply increased over the course of the year, reaching €37.5 billion during the first half, as deferrals and delivery difficulties meant Airbus experienced ...

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    Airbus aims to match last year’s commercial aircraft delivery figure


    Airbus is aiming to achieve at least the same number of commercial aircraft deliveries this year as the 566 it managed over the course of 2020. Its commercial aircraft operation generated a full-year earnings loss of €1.33 billion ($1.6 billion), after a 37% fall in revenues to €34.2 billion, ...

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    French and Swedish state aid to airlines not discriminatory: European court


    European court judges have thrown out a case against the state aid granted to French and Scandinavian carriers, which had been brought by budget airline Ryanair. Ryanair had alleged infringement of non-discrimination principles as well as the obligation to weigh the benefits of the aid against its adverse effect ...

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    Closer operational ties key to Finnish fighter bid, Sweden says


    Saab’s proposed Gripen E/F and GlobalEye package for Finland will help Helsinki transform its air-defence capabilities and drive even closer defence links with its Nordic neighbour, Swedish officials have said.

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    Covid-hit airlines still seeking the initiative on sustainability


    The airline industry could have been forgiven for concentrating on immediate challenges around its very survival during the Covid-19 crisis. But it is a mark of how sustainability has become central to what the European Commission and others have referred to as the sector’s “licence to grow” that already ...

  • Lufthansa Airbus A380

    Lufthansa in talks for smaller types after A380 and 747 withdrawal: Spohr


    Lufthansa Group is holding talks with Airbus and Boeing to bring smaller aircraft into the fleet in place of the larger types the company is withdrawing as a consequence of the air transport crisis. Chief executive Carsten Spohr told a German symposium, hosted by the London School of Economics ...

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    TUI’s Belgian carrier puts 737 Max back into operation


    Leisure company TUI Group has started re-introducing the Boeing 737 Max to service, with its Belgian carrier TUIfly conducting flights to Malaga and Alicante. The initial aircraft (OO-MAX), a 737 Max 8, departed Brussels shortly before 09:45 on 17 February. “At the moment we have a very small ...

  • Environmental impact of airline emissions

    At 6% of flights, long-haul services emit 51% of CO2: Eurocontrol


    Long-haul services departing European airports accounted for more than half the CO2 emissions from all operations in 2020, despite making up just 6% of flights, according to Eurocontrol data.

  • Finnair engineer

    ​Finnair to recycle A319 in Helsinki in support of sustainability push


    Finnair is to begin what it describes as the first-ever recycling of a commercial aircraft in its home country, ensuring that parts from the Airbus A319 can be reused as part of its sustainability strategy.

  • RIAT site 2019

    Covid uncertainty ends hopes for RIAT anniversary spectacular


    Continued uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic has led show organisers to cancel the Royal International Air Tattoo’s (RIAT’s) 50th anniversary event, which had been scheduled to run from 16-18 July

  • SAS A320neo title-c-CFM

    SAS stays with Leap-1A for remainder of A320neo order


    Scandinavian operator SAS has stayed with CFM International for a further batch of engines for its Airbus A320neo-family fleet. SAS has directly ordered 65 A320neos of which 30 have been delivered. It also operates another 15 on lease, including a single A321LR, all of them fitted with the CFM ...

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    Court blocks Manston revival after government fails to explain need for airport


    Plans to resurrect the UK’s dormant Manston airport to handle international cargo flights have suffered a setback after a judge quashed the development consent order given by transport secretary Grant Shapps’s office last year. The judge, in a ruling at London’s High Court on 15 February, has approved a ...

  • Norwegian 737-800 at Gatwick

    Norwegian reaches accommodation with several lessors


    Norwegian and its subsidiaries have reached an accommodation with a number of lessors, including Avolon and SMBC Aviation Capital, relating to several aircraft the airline was formerly seeking to reject as part of its Irish restructuring process.

  • Heathrow airport generic with Qantas

    European ministers sign off on summer slot rules revision for airlines


    European transport ministers have today formally approved temporary rules under which airlines will only have to use a minimum of 50% of their take-off and landing slots during the forthcoming summer season to retain them for 2022.