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    Why onboard Wi-Fi demand has gone sky-high


    The demand for personal and business connectivity has become greater than ever during the pandemic period, including on board aircraft. We assess the key developments seen since the last AIX event.

  • Vienna Airport December 2021

    Wary European airports see pre-crisis traffic return coming a year earlier


    Airports body ACI Europe has improved its passenger outlook for 2022 and now expects a full traffic recovery to happen a year earlier than previously amid strong summer demand, but warns several factors could still derail the recovery.

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    Airbus to offer new Honeywell flight-management system in 2026


    Airbus is to use a new Honeywell Aerospace flight-management system across its aircraft range, having similarly selected a modernised system from avionics rival Thales. It will be based on standardised hardware and software and enter service by the end of 2026. The system will combine “multiple” products for Airbus aircraft ...

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    KLM 737 used whole runway for take-off after intersection data slip-up


    Pilots of a KLM Boeing 737-800 did not amend a runway intersection designation when recalculating take-off performance data for Amsterdam Schiphol, leading the aircraft to accelerate too slowly and use almost the entire runway length before becoming airborne. KLM only became aware of the incident two-and-a-half months after its occurrence, ...

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    Air France-KLM in talks with Apollo over €500m capital injection


    Air France-KLM has entered into exclusive talks with private equity firm Apollo Global Management over a €500 million ($527 million) capital injection to an Air France operating affiliate as part of further steps to repay state funds secured during the pandemic. 

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    ‘Over-controlled’ descent-rate deviations preceded West Atlantic 737 hard landing


    UK investigators have found that a Boeing 737-400 freighter experienced a series of sink rate deviations after its crew declared a stable approach to Exeter airport, eventually resulting in a damaging hard landing that wrote off the aircraft. The West Atlantic aircraft (G-JMCY) was conducting an ILS approach to runway ...

  • EasyJet A320neo

    EasyJet eyes growth at slot-constrained airports through A319 up-gauge


    Low-cost carrier EasyJet is citing its ability to up-gauge from smaller Airbus A319s as providing an opportunity to lift capacity in the coming years as part of its strategy of growing at slot-constrained airports.

  • Aeroflot-c-Heathrow Airport

    Russian operators barred from selling UK airport slots


    Russian airlines will be prevented from selling landing slots at UK airports left unused in the wake of sanctions placed on the air transport industry. Aeroflot, its subsidiary Rossiya, and Ural Airlines will be unable to divest the slots, which the UK government values at around £50 million ($62 million). ...

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    IAG single-aisle renewal ends uncertainty over 737 Max commitment


    IAG’s decision to order a combination of Boeing 737 Max 10s and Max 8-200s puts an end to scepticism as to whether a tentative agreement for 200 aircraft, three years ago, would survive crises affecting the Max and the broader air transport industry, as well as changes of IAG management. ...

  • Falcon 900LX at RAF Northolt

    RAF welcomes first VIP-roled Falcon 900LX as ‘Envoy IV’


    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) welcomed its first of two VIP-roled Dassault Aviation Falcon 900LX business jets at its Northolt base near London on 18 May, and formally named the type the ‘Envoy IV’.

  • EasyJet at London Gatwick

    EasyJet narrows first half loss as capacity nears pre-crisis return


    UK budget carrier EasyJet expects load factors to exceed 90% on capacity almost back at 2019 levels during the peak summer quarter, though it has stopped short of providing profit guidance for its financial running to 30 September 2022.

  • 737 Max 10

    IAG to order up to 150 737s including Max 10 and high-density Max 8


    British Airways and Iberia parent company IAG has agreed to order up to 150 Boeing 737 Max jets. The order will comprise 25 737 Max 10 variants, plus 25 of the high-density 737 Max 8-200. IAG is also taking 100 options, it states. The twinjets – powered by CFM International ...

  • Su-75 Checkmate

    Russia to launch Su-75 Checkmate production in 2027, Rostec says


    Sukhoi’s Su-75 Checkmate fighter will enter serial production in 2027, state-owned conglomerate Rostec says, indicating a delay from a target outlined by Russia’s United Aircraft late last year.

  • Ladoga windtunnel-c-TsAGI

    Windtunnel tests examine stability of new Russian 44-seat ‘Ladoga’ turboprop


    Windtunnel tests have been conducted on the Russian 44-seat regional turboprop under development by Ural civil aviation plant UZGA. The low-speed windtunnel and airflow-visualisation tests on the high-wing twin-engined aircraft – formerly the TVRS-44 but subsequently named ‘Ladoga’ – have been carried out at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. Researchers have ...

  • KLM cargo loading April 2020

    CMA CGM set to take stake in Air France-KLM under long-term cargo partnership


    French logistics firm CMA CGM is to take up to a 9% stake in Air France-KLM as part of new long-term partnership under which they will work together operating their respective air cargo capacity.

  • Turkish A350-900-c-Airbus

    Turkish Airlines agrees to purchase six A350s


    Turkish Airlines has disclosed that it intends to purchase six Airbus A350-900s, which will be delivered over the course of this year and next. The airline has not elaborated on the decision, which it confirmed to the Istanbul stock exchange. Turkish Airlines has 20 A350-900s on direct order of which ...

  • Wizz Air A321

    Wizz Air to establish Maltese unit


    Central European budget carrier Wizz AIr plans to establish a Maltese airline unit later this year.

  • Airbus A320neo Aercap

    AerCap takes $2.7bn charge over aircraft and engines leased to Russia


    Lessor AerCap has taken a pre-tax charge of $2.7 billion in write-offs and other impairments relating to the inability to retrieve 113 aircraft leased to Russian carriers. AerCap says it has recognised a “total loss” on assets that remain in Russia and Ukraine, and taken impairments on the assets it ...

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    SMBC acquiring Goshawk to create lessor with over 700 aircraft


    Japanese-owned SMBC Aviation Capital is to acquire fellow Irish-based lessor Goshawk Aviation under a transaction valued at $6.7 billion. It will create the second-largest lessor worldwide in terms of aircraft numbers, and the largest to be owned by Japanese interests. SMBC will take over Goshawk following an agreement with NWS ...

  • Gripen pilot

    Sweden confirms plan to request NATO membership


    Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has confirmed her government’s intention to request the nation’s accession to NATO.