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    Ecosystem management crucial to achieving EU sustainable fuel targets


    Senior aerospace technology figures believe government incentives and co-ordination will be vital to achieving the sustainable aviation fuel targets newly laid down by the European Union, pointing out that the fuel ecosystem – rather than the technology – is the crucial aspect. Under the EU proposal the share of ...

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    Air Astana swings to modest half-year profit


    Kazakhstan’s Air Astana Group posted a net profit of $4.9 million for the first six months of 2021, swinging from a loss of $66.2 million in the same period in 2020.

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    Russian analysts to explore tail modifications for ‘SSJ-New’ programme


    Russian aerodynamicists are conducting buffet analysis of the Sukhoi Superjet 100’s horizontal stabiliser to explore potential improvements for the ‘SSJ-New’ version of the aircraft. The phenomenon can result in oscillations of the tail from wake aft of the wing. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute says it is examining the ...

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    Draken Europe Falcons to carry Collins’ JSAS training pod


    Draken Europe has become the first international customer for Collins Aerospace’s Joint Secure Air combat training System, with the company expecting the technology to transform its delivery of mission rehearsal services to the UK military.

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    Freighters help Boeing offset collapse in twin-aisle passenger jet orders


    Figures at the half-year point clearly illustrate the difference that Boeing’s freighter line has made to the two main airframers’ long-haul order activity following the onset of the air transport crisis. Both Airbus and Boeing have struggled to secure orders for twin-aisle passenger aircraft since the pandemic took hold. ...

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    KLM adds Bridgetown and Port of Spain as network push continues


    KLM will add its first flights to Bridgetown in Barbados and Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago this winter in a move which will see the Dutch carrier match the number of Caribbean and South American destinations it flew before the crisis.

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    GKN spearheads Swedish hydrogen-combustion engine project


    Swedish collaborative research into future hydrogen propulsion will include a two-year project examining engine subsystems for medium-range civil aircraft, to be led by GKN Aerospace. The SKr24 million ($2.8 million) programme, designated H2JET, aims to develop technical solutions for three powerplant subsystems. H2JET will specifically look at hydrogen-combustion ...

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    India takes 10th P-8I, as UK signs Poseidon support deal


    Boeing has delivered the Indian navy’s 10th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, and also received a contract to provide continued support for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of adapted 737NGs.

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    Aer Lingus's remaining A350s listed against unidentified customers


    Aer Lingus appears to have rejigged the last five A350-900s it ordered, with Airbus reclassifying the aircraft as being assigned to unidentified customers. But the airline is declining to comment on the reasons behind the change. Aer Lingus originally ordered six A350-900s in April 2008, part of an ...

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    Hungarian state makes bid for private stake in Budapest Airport


    Airport operator AviAlliance is reviewing an offer from the Hungarian Government to the shareholders of Budapest airport.

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    RAF eyeing electric trainer as carbon-reduction campaign powers up


    The UK Royal Air Force is exploring multiple pathways to reducing its environmental impact, with initiatives ranging from the planned introduction of electrically-powered light training aircraft to the “flight-free certification” of future combat assets.

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: July 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, 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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    How carrier strike deployment is flying the flag for UK trade


    With the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment now set to enter its Indo-Pacific-region phase, the UK will be using the activity to strengthen both its military and trade relations with existing allies and potential new partners.

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    Smartavia embarks on expansion plan involving over 40 aircraft


    Russian budget carrier Smartavia has signalled that it is embarking on a fleet expansion and modernisation involving over 40 aircraft. The airline has newly introduced three Airbus A320neos and states that it is to take another at the end of January 2022. But Smartavia also says its strategic ...

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    Unmanned Spy’Ranger is saving French troops in Mali, Thales says


    Thales has hailed the performance of its Spy’Ranger 330 unmanned air system during French army operations in west Africa since the type’s operational debut late last year.

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    An-26 hit cliff after flying inbound from sea in low cloud


    Russian investigators have disclosed that the Antonov An-26 involved in a fatal coastal terrain collision at Palana had originally conducted the overland approach to the airport’s runway 29. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia, in preliminary findings, states that the Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise aircraft carried out a non-precision NDB approach ...

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    Heathrow flags freight impact as passenger numbers down 90% in first half


    London Heathrow airport is warning of the impact on freight trade from the continued travel restrictions after today disclosing that passenger numbers remained 87% down on pre-crisis levels in June. The UK’s biggest hub airport handled 956,689 passengers in June. While that marked the highest figure for the ...

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    Turkish A330 strayed to runway shoulder after roll input before touchdown


    Investigators have determined that right roll inputs just before touchdown caused a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 to land to the right of the centreline at Port Harcourt and stray to the runway shoulder, damaging lighting as well as parts of the aircraft. The aircraft (TC-LOL) had been arriving from ...

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    Finnair steps into long-haul leisure routes from Stockholm


    Oneworld alliance carrier Finnair is to branch into long-haul operations from the Swedish capital Stockholm, operating to destinations in the USA and Thailand. The airline will operate Airbus A350-900s on the services to Miami, Bangkok and Phuket during the winter season. It is stepping into the main base ...

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    Technical failure of crashed An-26 ‘unlikely’: airline


    Russian carrier Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise has disclosed that the captain of the Antonov An-26 which crashed at Palana had logged almost 2,900h on type including 746h in command. He had joined the airline as a first officer in 2013, says flight operations director Sergei Gorb, flying as a captain ...