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    Ukrainian armed forces to take three An-178s


    Antonov is to embark on production of three An-178 airlifters for the Ukrainian military, under a newly-agreed memorandum of co-operation. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, participating in an event to mark the pact, has also indicated that the government is interested in creating an airline this year which will use ...

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    ​UK air traffic manager NATS pursues airspace reform


    UK air traffic manager NATS is pressing ahead with plans to reorganise the country’s airspace to reduce congestion and improve capacity. During an Aviation Club webinar on 14 January, NATS chief executive Martin Rolfe explained that the organisation’s key focus was on reforming network-level airspace, in particular the UK’s ...

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    Seat manufacturer Zim Flugsitz exits insolvency proceedings


    German seat manufacturer Zim Flugsitz has emerged from legal insolvency proceedings after a restructuring plan was unanimously approved by creditors in December.

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    Norwegian to exit long-haul market


    Troubled low-cost carrier Norwegian is abandoning its long-haul network as it sets out a scaled-back business model focused on Norwegian domestic, regional Scandinavian, and key European services. “Our short-haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis of a future resilient ...

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    EASA aims to reduce simulator dependency by crediting other training devices


    Europe’s safety authority is aiming to reduce training dependency on full-flight simulators by implementing a classification system that enables selection of other flight-training devices that provide the appropriate level of capability. The matter is the subject of a European Union Aviation Safety Agency proposal which, it says, contains an ...

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    Condor files complaint after Lufthansa ends feeder deal


    German leisure carrier Condor has complained to federal competition authority Bundeskartellamt about Lufthansa Group’s decision to terminate a feeder flight agreement.

  • CityJet

    Regional jets will be ‘tactical weapon’ in airline recovery: CityJet chief


    Regional jets are likely to become an important tool for Europe’s mainline carriers as the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis begins, according CityJet chief executive Pat Byrne.

  • Austrian Boeing 767

    Austrian to start 767 phase-out in March


    Austrian Airlines is preparing to retire Boeing 767s as part of a wider fleet-reduction effort.

  • DHL 777F-c-DHL

    Freighter line hands Boeing advantage in twin-aisle delivery contest


    While Airbus delivered far more aircraft overall than Boeing last year, the US airframer’s freighter activity meant it was able to hand over a greater number of twin-aisle models. Boeing’s freighter business contrasted sharply with that of Airbus, which has not sold a new-build cargo aircraft for nearly six ...

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    In depth

    How Airbus’ 2020 orders and deliveries compare to Boeing’s


    The release by Airbus and Boeing of full-year 2020 order and delivery figures has brought into stark view just how significantly the Covid-19 pandemic has stricken the world’s two largest airframers.

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    ​Jet2 suspends flights until late March


    UK airline Jet2 is extending its suspension of all flights up to and including 25 March because of the “ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic”.

  • IATA

    Airline bookings weaken as IATA warns recovery ‘some way away’


    Forward airline bookings have weakened going into the first quarter of 2021, as IATA warns that the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better.

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    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: January 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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    SAS chief Gustafson stepping down to take top post at industrial firm


    Scandinavian carrier SAS’s chief executive, Rickard Gustafson, is to step down from the position and leave the company after a decade in charge. Gustafson will leave by the beginning of July, the airline states, taking up the chief executive role at Swedish industrial group SKF, succeeding Alrik Danielson. ...

  • Boeing 737 for UK Wedgetail conversion

    First UK Wedgetail arrives for conversion by STS


    A former Deer Jet-operated Boeing 737NG which will be modified into an E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft for the Royal Air Force arrived at its UK conversion site earlier this month.

  • EasyJet

    EasyJet raises $1.9 billion partially guaranteed loan


    EasyJet has raised a $1.87 billion loan which is partially guaranteed by the UK’s export-credit agency. The five-year loan is underwritten by a syndicate of banks, says the low-cost carrier, and supported by a partial guarantee from UK Export Finance under its export development guarantee scheme. ...

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    Airbus dismayed as US tariffs sting aircraft structure shipments


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury has reiterated the need for a negotiated settlement to the long-running transatlantic subsidies dispute, as the US government – in the final days of the Trump administration – prepares to put further sanctions in place. Speaking as the airframer unveiled its full-year 2020 order ...

  • French air force C-130J

    CAE simulator to support French-German C-130J unit


    Lockheed Martin has awarded CAE a subcontract to deliver a simulator and other ground-based training equipment for use by a joint French/German unit equipped with C-130J tactical transports and KC-130J tankers.

  • Heathrow airport generic with Qantas

    Heathrow passenger numbers slump 73% in 2020


    Passenger numbers at Europe’s biggest hub London Heathrow were down almost three-quarters across the pandemic-hit 2020 as it handled just 1.1 million passengers in December.

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    Airbus cancellations include remaining A330Fs and AirAsia’s A350s


    Airbus’s cancellations for the final month of last year included 26 long-haul aircraft, among them 15 A350s and the last three A330 freighters in the airframer’s backlog. The cancellation of three outstanding A330-200Fs – ordered by Turkey’s MNG Airlines – means there is no current backlog for the type, ...