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  • norwegian 787 @ Gatwick

    Norwegian flags ‘significant’ bankruptcy risk amid heavy losses


    Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian has today warned that it faces a “significant risk” of insolvency, as it revealed a third-quarter net loss of NKr980 million ($108 million). Still reeling from the Norwegian government’s 9 November announcement that it would not provide any more financial support to ...

  • Chengdu J-10B

    China surpassing Russia in airpower technology: RUSI


    The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has concluded that China is well on its way to eclipsing Russia in the field of combat aircraft. In a recent report, the UK-based think tank contends that Russia and China are on different trajectories in combat aircraft development, with China taking a ...

  • Boeing 787-10-c-Boeing

    EU strikes back in subsidy dispute with 15% duty on Boeing jets


    Boeing aircraft imported to the European Union are to carry a 15% tariff after European regulators imposed their own countermeasures in the long-running transatlantic subsidies dispute. The measures will take effect from 10 November, following the World Trade Organization’s authorisation on 26 October for the EU to place duties ...

  • TsAGI nacelle-c-TsAGI

    Laminar-flow PD-35 nacelle undergoes windtunnel test


    Russian analysts are testing the characteristics of a laminar-flow nacelle proposed for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The PD-35 is a planned evolution of the PD-14 engine developed for the Irkut MC-21. It could potentially power the joint Russian-Chinese long-haul twinjet project, the CRAIC CR929. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic ...

  • Vueling A320 EC-HQJ-c-Mathieu Marquer Creative Commons

    Citation exhaust intoxicated in-trail A320 crew: investigators


    French investigators have considered the possibility that carbon monoxide from a preceding business jet intoxicated the crew of a Vueling Airbus A320 after it departed Geneva. The A320 (EC-HQJ), bound for Barcelona, taxied and took off behind a NetJets Cessna Citation 560XL on 17 November 2017. “Shortly after ...

  • Cancelled flights

    Positive vaccine news comes just as airline industry needed it the most


    Carriers in the northern hemisphere are heading into a winter season that is likely to be bleaker than even their worst pre-pandemic nightmares could have imagined.

  • Wizz Air Airbus A321

    ​Wizz pares new Norwegian domestic routes


    Wizz Air is temporarily pulling back several of its new Norwegian domestic services during November. That carrier says it has “decided to implement some short-term temporary flight cancellations” following recommendations from the Norwegian government that individuals hold back from domestic travel. Source: Wizz ...

  • Azimuth Superjet 100-c-Azimuth

    Three Russian operators to take Superjets through leasing tie-up


    Three Russian carriers are to be supplied with a total of eight Sukhoi Superjet 100s under an agreement reached between airframer Irkut and PSB Leasing. Aeroflot is to take five of the twinjet type, another pair will go to Azimuth Airlines, and one to Red Wings. The Azimuth ...

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    Crew hiked A320 approach speed before tailwind landing overrun


    Investigators probing an Airbus A320 overrun at Sylt have been unable to understand why the crew increased the aircraft’s speed during approach, despite the presence of a moderate tailwind and a water on the runway. The Air Berlin aircraft (D-ABHO) landed long, some 930m beyond the threshold of Sylt’s ...

  • Norwegian Boeing 737 Max at Edinburgh

    Norwegian warns of ‘uncertain future’ after government rejects support request


    Norwegian is facing “a very uncertain future” after Norway rejected requests from the airline for further financial support. Oslo notes that in respone to the coronavirus crisis the state’s extraordinary contribution to aviation in Norway so far in 2020 amounts to NKr13 billion ($1.4 billion). Source: ...

  • Last TXL flight

    Berlin Tegel closes after final flight departs for Paris


    Berlin Tegel has ceased commercial operations following the departure of the last flight from the German capital airport, an Air France service to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The Airbus A320 lifted off from runway 08L at about 15:39 on 8 November. Tegel is closing as a result of ...

  • ANA A380 title-c-Airbus

    October surge appears to take Airbus past 13,000 deliveries


    Airbus appears to have delivered its 13,000 th aircraft during October, although it has not identified the specific operator involved. The airframer delivered 72 aircraft over the course of the month, its highest monthly figure this year, taking its overall total for 2020 to 413. Airbus’s backlog ...

  • ACJ TwoTwenty title

    Single-aisle deals give Airbus highest monthly orders since March


    Airbus has recorded its largest number of orders in a single month since March, with agreements for 11 aircraft – all of them single-aisle jets. The airframer has listed orders for six A220-100s during October, including a pair for executive operator Comlux, following its unveiling of a business jet ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    Lufthansa prepares ground for possible part-sale of MRO unit


    Lufthansa Group is making preparations for responding to enquiries from investors interested in taking a stake in its MRO division.

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    Airbus receives initial ‘Airspace’ cabin entry area for A320neo


    Austrian aerospace firm FACC has delivered its first entrance area of the ‘Airspace’ interior configuration developed for the Airbus A320neo. FACC had been tasked with developing the door zone and overhead bins for the new interior layout two years ago. The Airspace cabin was introduced on the long-haul ...

  • Blue air

    Blue Air continues hub push by switching Paris flights to Charles de Gaulle


    Romanian budget carrier Blue Air will in December begin flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle as it continues a move into Europe’s biggest hubs. In a social media post, the Romanian carrier says it will switch its existing Bucharest-Paris service from Beauvais to Charles de Gaulle from 18 December. ...

  • Generic airline traffic at Munich airport

    ​German airports edge closer to receiving state support


    Germany’s federal and regional governments will discuss over the next two weeks the possibility of providing state aid to airports in the country to help them recover from the Covid-19 crisis. The European Commission in August approved a proposal by Germany that would enable authorities at federal, state and ...

  • KLM Boeing 777-300

    ​KLM gets green light for €3.4 billion state loan package


    KLM has received final approval for its “crucial” €3.4 billion ($4 billion) loan package from the Dutch government. The airline states in a 6 November stock-exchange notice that following agreements with eight trade unions, it has now “satisfied a key requirement” for accessing the aid, “ensuring final approval” ...

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    Unusual airworthiness concerns arise for pandemic-struck fleets


    US and European safety regulators are having to address a number of potential airworthiness concerns arising from the unusual circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, as aircraft are retrieved from storage or treated in the course of operations. Operators of Boeing 737s that had been in storage were ordered ...

  • Rossiya A319-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Rossiya A319 found damaged on arrival with cable attached to wheels


    Russian investigators are probing an incident in which a Rossiya Airbus A319 was found to have a cable attached to its main landing-gear after arriving at St Petersburg. The aircraft (VP-BWJ) had been operating the FV6314 service from Krasnodar on 3 November, according to an incident bulletin from the ...