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    Netherlands to replace Hercules fleet with five Embraer C-390s


    Embraer has secured a third European NATO nation as a customer for its C-390 tactical transport, with the Netherlands to acquire five as replacements for its aged Lockheed Martin C-130Hs.

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    Aeroflot ties up with long-distance rail service to increase domestic connectivity


    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot is aiming to develop a more connected domestic network through a tie-up to enable combined air and rail travel. Aeroflot reached the agreement with Federal Passenger Company, which specialises in long-distance rail transport services, during a St Petersburg economic forum. The two sides will create a joint ...

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    EasyJet granted priority to take TAP remedy slots at Lisbon


    Budget carrier EasyJet has been granted the priority position to negotiate the acquisition of up to 18 daily slots at Lisbon formerly used by Portuguese carrier TAP. The slots were made available under a €2.55 billion financial restructuring scheme for TAP agreed by the European Commission. EasyJet’s proposal for the ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

    Icelandair signs preliminary deal to buy four 737 Max jets from Boeing’s built backlog


    Icelandair has signed a letter of intent to acquire four Boeing 737 Max aircraft from the manufacturer’s backlog of built aircraft.

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    Jolt from runway patch upset BA A319’s inertial reference system


    UK investigators believe an uneven surface repair at Edinburgh airport caused jolting shock to the nose-gear of a departing British Airways Airbus A319, which subsequently suffered inertial reference system drift during its domestic flight to London Heathrow. The irregularity on runway 06 induced a sudden vertical load into the nose-gear, ...

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    Heart switches ES-19 certification to CS-25 category to meet US requirements


    Heart Aerospace is changing the certification basis of its ES-19 all-electric aircraft, moving to a heavier weight category in order to better address the market, particularly in the USA, a decision that will result in the “most significant design change” to the type since the start of the programme.

  • Air Nostrum new 1-c-HAV

    Spain’s Air Nostrum plots introduction of UK airships for domestic services


    Spain’s Air Nostrum Group has unveiled an extraordinary provisional agreement to acquire airships to operate commercial services in the country. It is reserving production slots for 10 examples of the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10, with a view to taking delivery from 2026. Air Nostrum Group, which serves as a ...

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    Airbus embarks on A321XLR flight-test campaign with maiden sortie


    Airbus has commenced the flight-test campaign for its long-range A321XLR variant after the initial prototype lifted off from Hamburg Finkenwerder. The aircraft, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, took off at about 11:05 on 15 June. It is carrying a crew of five, comprising two experimental test pilots and three ...

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle-c-Groupe ADP

    Paris airports operator enters joint venture to offer hydrogen transformation services


    Paris airports operator Groupe ADP is to tie up with energy technology firm Air Liquide in a joint venture to support development of hydrogen infrastructure for air transport. The venture – which will be equally-owned by both companies – will provide airports in France and elsewhere with the engineering and ...

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    Swiss operations resume after crippling air traffic control failure


    Operations within Switzerland have started to resume after the airspace was forced to close, following a technical problem which affected the country’s air navigation service provider Skyguide. Skyguide had stated that it suffered a “technical malfunction” during the early hours of 15 June and the airspace was closed for safety ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: June 2022 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    Airbridge punctured E190 after tractor incident prompted re-attachment


    Operators of an airbridge punctured the fuselage of an Embraer 190 at Copenhagen, ironically after re-attaching it to allow the crew to check there had been no damage from a pushback tractor encounter. The aircraft, operated by Finnair’s Nordic Regional Airlines, had arrived on stand A11 on 7 February this ...

  • Chipmunk OY-ALD collision damage-c-HCL

    Chipmunk badly damaged in Danish formation-flight collision


    Investigators have disclosed that the pilots of two De Havilland Chipmunks escaped injury after the aircraft – part of a formation flight – collided over Denmark. The Chipmunks were among four aircraft taking part in a formation training flight, in daylight and visual weather conditions, on 14 May. They had ...

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    Air France-KLM secures €2.25bn as rights issue oversubscribed


    Air France-KLM Group has described its rights issue as successful, after it was oversubscribed by 16%. The company has generated €2.256 billion ($2.35 billion) in final gross proceeds – of which around €1.61 billion is in cash – as a result of the capital increase. These proceeds will be “mostly ...

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    Wizz Air safety row with unions re-ignites after Varadi ‘fatigue’ remarks


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is insisting that is not jeopardising safety, in response to a video recording of chief executive Jozsef Varadi apparently urging personnel to reduce disruption arising from calling in fatigued. While the European Cockpit Association, which has obtained the video recording, is claiming that Varadi was effectively ...

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    Danish government could raise stake in SAS as it backs transformation plan


    Denmark’s government has agreed to support Scandinavian carrier SAS through a debt-to-equity conversion, but has also signalled it will invest new capital into the struggling airline and potentially raise its shareholding. The Danish finance ministry says the government will support the ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring programme for the carrier, following a ...

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    Airbus set to fly A321XLR in mid-June


    Airbus is aiming to conduct the first flight of its long-range A321XLR from its Hamburg Finkenwerder plant on 15 June. The aircraft, which has been undergoing pre-flight simulation and ground checks, was rolled out in its test-flight livery last month. Airbus has scheduled a first flight event for 15 June, ...

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    Stabilising Swiss opts to terminate state-backed loan early


    Swiss has ended a government-guaranteed bank loan three years early, having only ever used half of the proceeds available to the Lufthansa Group carrier. The airline says the pandemic situation – which triggered the need to prop up liquidity – is “now more stable” and that “positive trends” have emerged ...

  • IAE engine-c-Airbus

    A320 thrust rollback on serviceability flight traced to overspeed-protection valve


    UK investigators believe a thrust rollback on an Airbus A320, after which the affected engine would not respond to control inputs, resulted from inadvertent activation of a fuel-control protection valve. But the inquiry says the issue – which has occurred previously on some International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants – has ...

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    HAECO, Diehl partner for narrowbody cabin upgrades


    HAECO’s cabin solutions unit has teamed up with Diehl Aviation on three cabin product upgrades for narrowbody aircraft.