All Europe articles – Page 11

  • RAF C-130J

    Marshall expects strong demand for surplus UK Hercules


    Set to be retired from Royal Air Force use in 2023, the service’s Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 tactical transports will represent an attractive proposition for secondhand buyers, according to support provider Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

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    ​IAG uses Gatwick slots to secure new $1.8 billion credit revolver


    IAG has signed a $1.76 billion revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks, using take-off and landing slots at both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports as collateral.

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    Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase


    Airbus is to offer a further range increase on the A220-300 towards the middle of this year, with a 1t hike in the twinjet’s maximum take-off weight. It will take the MTOW of the -300, the larger of the A220 variants, to 70.9t from the current 69.9t and will ...

  • EasyJet

    Vaccine certificates ‘helpful’ but restriction-free travel is goal: EasyJet chief


    The European Commission’s proposed Digital Green Certificate is likely to be “helpful” during the reopening of international travel markets, according to EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, but measures should be temporary and proof of vaccination should not mandatory.

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    France’s Aura Aero unveils 19-seat electric aircraft development plan


    French aerospace firm Aura Aero is intending to develop a 19-seat electric-powered regional aircraft, as it looks to certify its two-seat Integral R light single. Aura Aero says the 19-seat project, to address the embryonic low-carbon transport sector, is supported by the Occitanie region. It unveiled the plan ...

  • RAF C-130J

    Typhoon, C-130J and Puma retirements, FCAS investment headline UK defence review


    The UK will retire its Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons, Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports and Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 rotorcraft by the middle of this decade, as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) targets a range of capability updates. Detailed within a Command Paper publication released on 22 March titled ...

  • EasyJet

    EasyJet chief dismisses sustainable fuels as irrelevant to short-haul future


    Short-haul carriers have little reason to invest in the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) when new propulsion technologies are on the horizon, in the view of EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren.

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    ​Austrian resumes normal service on London and Tel Aviv flights


    Austrian Airlines is resuming normal operation for flights to London and Tel Aviv from Vienna after an easing of Covid-19 related restrictions.

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    Zig-zag microrelief on wings could reduce stall risk


    Russian researchers are testing a wing surface modification with vortex generators aimed at reducing the risk of airflow separation and stall at high angles of attack. The work is being conducted at Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute and centres on surface microrelief featuring a zig-zag of vortex generators manufactured from ...

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    EASA rejects Superjet door directive over ‘twisted slides’ concern


    Sukhoi Superjet 100s will not be permitted to operate in Europe if power-assist systems for their exits have been de-activated, following concerns that evacuation could be hampered by flight attendants’ inability to open doors quickly. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has chosen not to adopt a series of ...

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    US clears South Korean Hellfire sale


    The US government has approved the sale of 288 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire missiles to South Korea, as well as training and logistics support for the Netherlands’ helicopter fleet.

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    Icelandair unconcerned after volcano erupts near Keflavik hub


    Icelandair believes a volcanic eruption which commenced near Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport will have only a limited effect on the flag-carrier’s operations. The eruption is close to the Fagradalsfjall peak some 20km south-east of the airport, which serves as Icelandair’s hub. According to the Icelandic Met Office it began ...

  • UIA 737 winglet debris-c-Iran CAO

    Did departure delays conspire to single-out shot-down 737?


    One hazy aspect of last year’s fatal Iranian missile attack on a Boeing 737-800 centres on the circumstances through which the aircraft was singled out when other flights were also operating from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation, which investigated the 8 January attack on Ukraine ...

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    Extent of initial missile damage to shot-down 737 remains unclear


    Few details on the immediate effect of an Iranian surface-to-air missile strike that brought down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 over Tehran have emerged in the investigators’ final analysis. Although the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation has published the flight-data recorder traces from the Ukraine International Airlines jet, shot down on ...

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    IAG to raise €1 billion through bond issue


    IAG has issued two tranches of senior unsecured bonds to raise a total of €1 billion ($1.19 billion), which it will use to shore up liquidity and for other general corporate purposes.

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    Rostec embarks on broad consolidation of aircraft programme management


    Russian state technology firm Rostec is to bring United Aircraft, Sukhoi and MiG under a single aircraft programme centre to consolidate management and other assets into one corporate entity. It will also establish a unified centre for design competency. The intention is to reduce non-production costs and debts, ...

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    A350 recruited for emissions analysis of wholly-sustainable fuel flights


    Airbus and Rolls-Royce are participating in a study to examine in-flight emissions from commercial aircraft powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel. The study involves monitoring emissions from an Airbus A350-900, both on the ground and in the air. Sustainable fuel will be supplied by Neste and the study ...

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    Updated Il-103 light single to be licence-built in Hungary


    Russia’s United Aircraft has reached an agreement to licence production of a modernised version of the Ilyushin Il-103 single-engined light aircraft at a facility in Hungary. The pact was sealed with Hungarian firm Aviation Engineering. United Aircraft says the two sides will co-operate to develop and manufacture an ...

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    Ukraine sharply criticises Iranian findings over 737 shootdown


    Ukrainian authorities submitted dozens of comments to Iranian investigators, many highly critical, regarding multiple aspects of the inquiry into last year’s fatal missile attack on a Boeing 737-800 shortly after take-off from Tehran. The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation has formally attributed the destruction of flight PS752 to the misidentification ...

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    Final production Airbus A380 departs Toulouse for Hamburg outfitting


    Airbus has flown the last production A380 from Toulouse to its Hamburg Finkenwerder plant for completion ahead of its delivery to Emirates. The flight of the aircraft, MSN272, took place on 17 March a little more than two years after Airbus opted to cease production of the double-deck type. ...