All Europe articles – Page 13

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    Virgin Orbit launch failure hands early assignment to UK space accident investigators


    Virgin Orbit’s airborne satellite-launch failure has led to an early task for the UK’s new Space Accident Investigation Authority, which will probe the incident in co-operation with the US FAA. The launch vehicle, dropped from a Boeing 747-400 carrier off south-west Ireland on 9 January, suffered an unexpected shutdown of ...

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    A350-1000 autonomy tests aimed at supporting dual-pilot cockpit: Airbus


    Airbus has trialled further autonomous flight concepts using an A350-1000 test aircraft, including emergency diversion and automatic landing, but insists they are aimed at supporting a dual-pilot, rather than single-pilot, cockpit.

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    SAS looks to obtain remaining debtor-in-possession funding in second quarter


    Scandinavia’s SAS is yet to firm timing for accessing a second $350 million tranche of debtor-in-possession financing, which is likely to slip into the second quarter of its fiscal year. But it stresses that it has sufficient liquidity to maintain operations in the meantime. SAS reached an agreement last year ...

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    SAS outlines fleet size after concluding lessor renegotiations


    Scandinavian operator SAS has concluded its negotiations with lessors under its US Chapter 11 restructuring, having reached agreements with two more. SAS says its overall leasing renegotiation has resulted in new agreements with 15 lessors – the latest being Air Lease and Jackson Square Aviation – and covers a total ...

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    Putin scolds industry minister over status of aerospace contracts


    Russian president Vladimir Putin has scolded industry minister Denis Manturov during an extraordinary exchange over the state of aircraft orders. Putin hosted a meeting with several government officials, with Manturov among them, on 11 January. Manturov updated the president on planned delivery of 63 aircraft to Aeroflot Group – including ...

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    Virgin Orbit: UK inaugural launch failure traced to early engine shutdown


    Virgin Orbit is to conduct its next space launch from the California site at Mojave, as investigation into its failed inaugural UK mission progresses. But it states that it expects to return to the UK’s Spaceport Cornwall, located in Newquay, and is holding discussions on potential opportunities which could emerge ...

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    British Army units to field Elbit’s Magni-X micro air vehicle by mid-year


    The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Elbit Systems UK to equip the British Army with Magni-X micro-uncrewed aerial systems from later this year.

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    Ryanair revises inspection regime after 737 wheel-fire incident at Manchester


    Ryanair has introduced a revised ultrasonic inspection method to detect internal wheel hub cracks, after a Boeing 737-800 wheel-fire incident at Manchester last year. The fire in the left-hand main landing-gear broke out as the twinjet, having landed on runway 23R, taxied to its stand on 17 March 2022. UK ...

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    Israir Group awaiting progress update on Smartwings bid


    Israeli leisure operator Israir Group is expecting to learn more about the status of its bid for Czech carrier Smartwings in the second half of January. Israir Group submitted a formal proposal to acquire Smartwings last year. It has yet to confirm whether its offer – which included a takeover ...

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    Cryogenic tank designs tested for proposed Russian 50-seat regional aircraft


    Russian analysts are examining ways to reduce the aerodynamic impact of external cryogenic tanks on smaller aircraft types, as it continues work on a proposed 50-seat design. While cryogenic fuels – including liquid hydrogen and liquefied natural gas – are more environmentally-beneficial, their low-temperature characteristics prevent the use of normal ...

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    Airbus bests Boeing in 2022 orders and deliveries but both airframers take positives


    For the fourth consecutive year, European airframer Airbus in 2022 delivered more aircraft and received more net orders than arch rival Boeing.

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    SAS court filings reveal A320neo sale-and-leaseback


    Court papers from SAS’s restructuring process show that the carrier is intending to enter a sale-and-leaseback covering 10 Airbus A320neo twinjets. The agreement involves US lessor Aviation Capital Group and one of SAS’s affiliate entities, Gorm Asset Management. SAS is re-organising its business, including its fleet, under US Chapter 11 ...

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    Russian aviation alliance looks at fleet of LMS-901s to replace An-2s


    Russian aviation alliance Aerokhimflot has reached a tentative agreement covering the acquisition of 120 UZGA LMS-901 Baikal light utility aircraft. Aerokhimflot is an association of aircraft operators specialising in such fields as agricultural and forestry work, set up in 2019. UZGA says the letter of intent covers the supply of ...

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    Former Aer Lingus executive to succeed McCarthy as Emerald Airlines chief


    Irish regional carrier Emerald Airlines has named former Aer Lingus figure Keith Butler as the successor to chief executive Conor McCarthy. McCarthy is taking up the position of executive chairman at the airline, which emerged as the former carrier Stobart Air – which had been operating Aer Lingus Regional services ...

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    Canada will send NASAMS air defence system to Ukraine


    The advanced missile system made jointly by Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence can protect against drones, missiles and aircraft and represents Ottawa’s first donation of air defence equipment to Ukraine.

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    SAS seeks court approval to cut more jets from restructured fleet


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is continuing with its fleet restructuring by seeking to cut another pair of leased aircraft. The airline, which is under US Chapter 11 protection, is looking for court permission to shed an Airbus A330-300 and an A321neo. It has identified the A330 in court papers as MSN1660, ...

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    Dassault resumes Rafale deliveries to French air force


    Dassault has delivered the first new Rafale to its domestic customer since 2018, with the transfer of a B-model fighter to the French air force.

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    Airbus rounds off year with A350 freighter and A330neo orders


    Airbus long-haul activity picked up slightly in the closing weeks of last year, with the airframer recording an order for four A350 freighters from an undisclosed customer. It also booked 10 A330neos from lessor Avolon and a pair of A350-900s from a client identified simply as ‘financial institutions’ during December. ...

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    Airbus misses full-year delivery target by nearly 40 aircraft


    Airbus delivered 661 commercial aircraft last year, falling nearly 40 short of a conservatively-revised target as the airframer grappled with supply-chain issues. The deliveries comprised 60 A350s – after accounting for a pair whose delivery to Russian carrier Aeroflot was cancelled – plus 32 A330s, 516 A320-family jets and 53 ...

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    Play picks secondary Toronto airport for first Canada flights


    Icelandic low-cost carrier Play will serve its first Canadian destination from June, when it launches service to one of Toronto’s secondary airports.