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    ‘Not worth commenting on’: IATA chief Walsh slams UK travel restart plan


    The UK’s announcement of countries to which non-essential travel can resume from 17 May has been given short shrift by IATA director general Willie Walsh. 

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    UK gives green light for travel to 12 countries including Israel and Portugal


    The UK government has named Israel, Portugal and Gibraltar among 12 countries on its ‘green list’ of destinations for the resumption of non-essential international travel on 17 May. 

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    Long-haul ‘tipping point’ not likely before mid-2022: Airbus chief


    Airbus is not expecting to see a notable upward shift in the long-haul market until the middle of 2022, as it prepares to begin ramping-up single-aisle production. Speaking during the Atlantic Council EU-US Future Forum on 6 May, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the crisis impact had been ...

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    Airbus chief sees single-aisle ‘triopoly’ with China as early as end-decade


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes its single-aisle duopoly with Boeing could transform into a three-way competition by the end of the decade if China progresses strongly with its Comac C919. Speaking during the Atlantic Council EU-US Future Forum on 6 May, Faury said such a development was “not ...

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    S7 overtakes Aeroflot in first quarter after riding domestic wave


    S7 Airlines emerged as the largest passenger carrier in Russia over the first quarter of this year, tipping Aeroflot off the top slot, according to the country’s official civil aviation figures. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that S7 carried 3.56 million passengers over the three-month period compared with ...

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    IAG expresses confidence in liquidity position but caution on Q2 capacity


    European airline group IAG expects to operate around 25% of pre-crisis capacity in the second quarter of this year amid the continued impact of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Reporting its first-quarter performance on 7 May, the British Airways and Iberia parent cites uncertainty regarding the future path of the pandemic, ...

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    Domestic links feature as Ryanair to open Stockholm Arlanda base


    Low-cost carrier Ryanair is to open a base at Stockholm Arlanda this winter, initially basing two aircraft at the Swedish airport.

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    International C-130 support deals mean bright future, Marshall defence boss says


    Having provided in-service support to the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) tactical airlifter fleet for a remarkable 55 years, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) knew that their relationship on the Lockheed Martin C-130 could not last forever.

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    Swiss downsizing for smaller market


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss is to cut its fleet by 15% and its headcount by a fifth as it attempts to right-size itself to serve what it perceives will be a permanently smaller customer base.

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    Air France-KLM eyes positive returns this summer


    Air France-KLM executives believe the group could return to cash-positive operations over the summer if the vaccine rollout delivers the hoped-for recovery in travel demand.

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    Irish lessor GTLK Europe to take A321 converted freighters


    Irish-based lessor GTLK Europe is to acquire four Airbus A321 converted freighters, induction for which will commence this year. The aircraft will undergo modification by the EFW joint venture which is run by ST Engineering and Airbus. GTLK Europe is affiliated with the Russian state leasing company GTLK, ...

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    Pilots concerned over increasing space threat as heavy Chinese booster re-enters


    North American airline pilot association ALPA International is expressing concern that there is no formal process to warn commercial crews of the increasing risks posed by space debris re-entering the atmosphere. It has issued its own caution over the uncontrolled re-entry of a large booster stage of the Chinese ...

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    Air France-KLM ponders equity moves as first-quarter loss widens


    Air France-KLM is considering further equity measures to strengthen its balance sheet after first-quarter operating losses deepened to €1.18 billion ($1.42 billion). Group revenues of €2.2 billion for the three months ending March 2021 were down 55% on the same period last year, during which the pandemic impact was ...

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    Airbus announces death of civil fly-by-wire pioneer Ziegler


    Airbus has announced the death of engineering icon Bernard Ziegler, the figure it credits with driving introduction of the commercial digital fly-by-wire technology which became a fundamental characteristic of the airframer’s aircraft. While Ziegler’s legacy – the use of sidestick controls and the software which provided flight-envelope protection – ...

  • Air France-KLM Engineering and Maintenance

    Why AFI KLM E&M sees greater need for MRO collaboration


    Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance predicts that partnerships among MRO service suppliers will become more important as the sector recovers from the pandemic.

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    SR Technics extends CFM engine servicing to Leap-1B


    Maintenance firm SR Technics is to extend its servicing portfolio to cover the CFM Leap-1B engine for the Boeing 737 Max. The company says it is aiming to achieve certification approval for work on the powerplant at its Zurich facility by the first quarter of next year. SR ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz traffic well below pre-crisis levels despite April improvement


    Ryanair and Wizz Air carried slightly more passengers in April than in March though traffic remains vastly down on pre-crisis levels as travel restrictions across Europe continue. The low-cost operators are the first airlines in Europe to disclose traffic data for April. Ryanair carried 1 million passengers in April ...

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    SATA state support approved but probe continues into earlier measures


    Portuguese carrier SATA Air Acores has been cleared to take government compensation and liquidity support worth over €267 million ($320 million), but a previous investigation into suspected illegal support measures is being extended. European Commission regulators have cleared a €12 million state grant to SATA Air Acores, as compensation ...

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    Crew of 737 cleared for take-off while inspection vehicle occupied Porto runway


    Portuguese authorities have opened an investigation after a Boeing 737-400F was cleared for take-off on a Porto runway occupied by an inspection vehicle. The aircraft, operated by ASL Airlines Belgium on behalf of FedEx, had been accelerating along runway 35 at night on 27 April. Portuguese investigation authority ...

  • Turkish

    Turkish Airlines heavily reduces first-quarter losses


    Turkish Airlines managed to contain first-quarter operating losses to $72 million, a substantial improvement on the $300 million loss for the same period last year. The airline even generated a $61 million net profit for the first three months. Turkish Airlines’ revenues for the quarter remained down by ...