Europe – Page 6

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    Airbus separates A321XLR aft-fuselage work to avoid disrupting assembly line


    Airbus is establishing a separate production line at its Hamburg Finkenwerder plant which will be dedicated to assembling the aft fuselage of the long-range A321XLR. This fuselage section is heavily modified from the regular A321neo, featuring a newly-designed integrated large rear centre tank and fuel-mangement system which will be ...

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    UK advertising body rules Ryanair vaccine claims ‘misleading’


    The UK Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Ryanair “Jab and go” television advertisements must not be broadcast again in forms that attracted more than 2,300 complaints.

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    Kiev blocks Chinese bid for engine manufacturer Motor Sich


    Ukrainian president Volodymr Zelensky appears to have shut down China-backed firm Skyrizon’s long-running effort to acquire engine maker Motor Sich .

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    Qantas could launch Project Sunrise flights in 2024


    Qantas could introduce ultra-long-haul flights under its delayed Project Sunrise programme as soon as 2024, according to the carrier’s chief executive, Alan Joyce.

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    Robin pilots warned over carbon monoxide risk from swapped heater ducts


    Operators of Robin DR400 light aircraft are being warned that a possible misfitting of ducts on the type could lead to the pilot becoming intoxicated by carbon monoxide ingestion. One in-service occurrence has emerged of the cabin-heater and carburettor-heater ducts on a DR400/120 model having been wrongly installed on ...

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    Ryanair suffers heaviest traffic fall in January since crisis peak


    Traffic figures from Ryanair, Europe’s biggest carrier by passenger numbers and the first in the region to report data for January, illustrate the extent to which heightened travel restrictions have further hit demand.

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    Air Belgium set to enter the all-cargo market


    Air Belgium is set to enter the all-cargo market with four aircraft and holds the ambition of expanding to six units by the end of the year.

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    ​Ryanair eyes slow-then-sudden 2021 recovery


    Ryanair expects a gradual recovery in the spring to be followed by a “substantial” return to flying through the summer, as desperate northern Europeans rush back to holiday destinations. Noting that the carrier is “already seeing a rise in bookings into the period”, group chief executive Michael O’Leary ...

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    How the appeal of vintage flight helped solve the Alps crash puzzle


    With its unusual historic triple engine sound and vintage appearance, the Junkers Ju 52 would have been as anachronistic as it was distinctive and engaging to those capturing its passage through the Alps with high-resolution mobile-phone cameras. But the appeal of the pre-war aircraft to onlookers combined with a ...

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    France signs contract for 12 replacement Rafales


    French defence minister Florence Parly has signed a contract covering the production of 12 replacement Dassault Rafale fighters for the French air force, less than one week after Greece finalised an 18-aircraft acquisition including a dozen secondhand jets.

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    Ryanair summer fleet plans rest on 737-8200 certification


    Ryanair is hoping that, following restoration of the Boeing 737 Max in Europe, certification of the specific high-density 737-8200 variant will shortly follow, allowing it to build a fleet of the jets ahead of summer. The US FAA’s flight standardisation board conducted an analysis of changes introduced for the ...

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    Germany shuts border to travellers from Ireland and Portugal


    Germany has shut its border to two fellow European Union nations in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus mutations that are more-easily transmitted.

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    Lilium partners with Ferrovial to build ‘vertiports’ in Florida


    German electric air taxi company Lilium has partnered with Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial to build “at least 10 vertiports” in what it calls “strategic locations” across the southern US state of Florida.

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    Finland requests final offers for HX fighter deal


    Finland has asked all five bidders involved in its HX fighter contest to submit best and final offers by 30 April, ahead of a type selection decision at “the end of 2021”.

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    New Spanish facility of BAA Training to offer 737 Max simulators


    Pilot-training organisation BAA Training is intending to introduce Boeing 737 Max simulation devices at its Spanish facility over the course of this year. The company says the Barcelona centre will be introducing a Max full-flight simulator in April, and complement this with a flight-training device in the fourth quarter. ...

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    Crashed Ju 52 was poorly-maintained and not airworthy: inquiry


    Swiss investigators have determined that a Junkers Ju 52 was not fit to fly, having been poorly maintained, before it spiralled into the ground after stalling during a sightseeing flight in the Alps. But the inquiry believes that – despite being “not airworthy in a physical or formal sense” ...

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    Ju 52 fatal crash probe uncovers atrocious catalogue of safety violations


    Swiss investigators have concluded, in a damning inquiry, that a Junkers Ju 52 on a pleasure flight stalled after the crew flew it into a narrow valley at low altitude, at a dangerously low airspeed and with its centre-of-gravity out of limits. The crew intended to exit the valley ...

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    Controlling out-of-trim 737 Max will not require ‘exceptional’ strength


    Critical to pilots’ acceptance of the Boeing 737 Max’s re-entry into service is the assurance that a serious out-of-trim situation can be easily resolved without the risk of manual controls becoming impossible to manipulate owing to aerodynamic forces. Not only will aircraft need to be modified but Max simulators ...

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    Europe’s air traffic outlook a ‘complete disaster’ until at least April


    Europe faces a “quickly deteriorating” situation in terms of falling air traffic during the first quarter, with competing “reasonable” assumptions regarding a significant improvement or otherwise from April onwards, according to the latest short-term forecast data from Eurocontrol.

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    EasyJet operating 10% capacity but eyes chances to pounce


    EasyJet expects to operate only around 10% of its capacity during the first quarter of the calendar year as travel restrictions tighten, but believes it can quickly capitalise on opportunities at key airports where rivals have retrenched. In a trading update today, the UK low-cost carrier says it carried ...