Europe – Page 7

  • Wizz Air

    Wizz Air optimistic that 2021 will be ‘transition’ year


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is expecting travel limitations to continue impacting capacity levels over much of the its fiscal fourth quarter – the three months from January to March – but adds that 2021 will be a “year of transition” as restrictions ease. Wizz Air gave the ...

  • Simferopol airport

    Ukraine seeks to ban overflights by Pobeda and other Russian carriers


    Ukraine’s government has approved a proposal to sanction 13 Russian companies, including several airlines which will face a three-year ban on overflying Ukrainian territory. The measure is continuing evidence of the political tensions between the two countries whose relationship deteriorated after the Russian annexation of Crimea nearly seven years ...

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    UK regulator clears 737 Max for flight


    UK regulators have, as expected, approved the Boeing 737 Max for return to service, publishing a separate airworthiness directive to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. This separate publication follows the UK’s exit from EASA membership as it completed its withdrawal from the European Union on 1 January. ...

  • Flyr Boeing 737-800

    Norwegian start-up Flyr plans 1 June launch


    Flyr intends to operate its first services at the start of June using Boeing 737 aircraft, as the start-up seeks to become a new low-cost carrier for the Norwegian market.

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    Boeing 737-10 processes to undergo revision after EASA’s Max scrutiny


    One crucial consequence of the Boeing 737 Max scrutiny is that development and certification work for the 737-10 will differ substantially from that of the earlier Max variants. Extensive analysis by the US FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency following the Max grounding two years ago has led ...

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    Norwegian to refocus on routes with proven profitability


    Norwegian plans to focus on core connections that have “historical profitability” as it transitions to becoming a conventional low-cost short-haul operator.

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    EASA yet to approve 737 Max for certain precision approaches


    Operators of the Boeing 737 Max in Europe will be prohibited from conducting certain precision approaches until regulators are satisfied that the aircraft can maintain the necessary performance under specific failure conditions. While the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has cleared the 737 Max to return to service, it ...

  • UK

    UK airline leaders call for support and exit plan as borders tighten


    The chief executives of several UK airlines have issued a joint call for the country’s government to outline an “urgent roadmap” for the reopening of air travel, while at the same time demanding an aviation support package “that recognises the urgency and scale of the danger now facing our sector”.

  • 737 Max

    EASA formally clears 737 Max to resume operations


    Europe’s air safety authority has formally cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to service with the publishing of a finalised airworthiness directive. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the document on 27 January, following a consultation period which closed on 22 December last year. EASA executive ...

  • easternairways

    UK regional Eastern Airways eyes former Flybe French routes


    Eastern Airways has outlined plans to begin flights from Southampton to Nantes and Rennes in France from the end of April.

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    Rolls-Royce more pessimistic over long-haul recovery in 2021


    Rolls-Royce is assuming engine flying hours on twin-aisle long-haul aircraft will reach just 55% of pre-crisis levels during 2021, down from a previous base case of 70%. The outlook reflects the uncertainty over air traffic recovery for the widebody sector and the engine manufacturer expects, on this basis, free ...

  • Eurocontrol CO2 map

    CO2 emissions track falling air traffic in Europe but with ‘variation’


    Flights across European airspace in 2020 saw a fall in CO2 emissions that was largely in line with declining flight numbers, according to data released by Eurocontrol.

  • Rafale C

    Greece signs to receive used Rafales from mid-2021


    Greece has signed a deal to acquire 18 Rafale fighters, including a dozen examples which will be drawn from the French air force’s current inventory and delivered from mid-2021.

  • Air Baltic A220

    Air Baltic certificated for MRO training


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic has been approved as maintenance training organisation to qualify aircraft technicians for its own operation and external customers.

  • Berlin Brandenburg airport opening

    New Berlin airport sees five-year wait for pre-crisis traffic return


    After finally opening in October 2020 following years of delays, the operator of Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport expects a further five-year wait until pre-pandemic passenger levels return and has warned of the need for continued shareholder support to offset lost revenues.

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    How trust strained by the DC-10 fractured with the 737 Max


    As the domino-chain grounding of the Boeing 737 Max and its gradual patchwork rehabilitation have revealed, unanimous agreement that air safety is paramount does not necessarily translate into a harmonised approach to delivering it. When the European Union Aviation Safety Agency grounded the Max in March 2019, the US ...

  • KLM aircraft 2020

    KLM maintains long-haul flights after testing protocols agreed


    KLM has reached agreement with Dutch health authorities on protocols for its crews traveling from states not on the Netherlands’ list of safe countries, a move enabling it to continue long-haul operations.

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    ATR 72 damaged after distracted crew lined up with runway edge lights


    German investigators have determined that the crew of an ATR 72-200 freighter were distracted while turning for take-off from Cologne, and inadvertently lined up with the left-hand runway edge lights. As the ATR accelerated along the runway it struck several of these lights, inflicting damage to the airframe in ...

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    JetBlue complains it is being locked out of London slots


    JetBlue Airways has complained to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) that it is being locked out of securing slots in London for its planned transatlantic expansion.

  • Ryanair-spain

    European air travel ’collapses’ as focus shifts to summer recovery


    ACI Europe now expects passenger traffic at the region’s airports to be down 56% against 2019 levels this year – a significant deepening from the 43% decline it forecast in October last year.