All Europe articles – Page 17

  • Training cockpit-c-AFA

    New Dublin training centre to feed increasing Ryanair crew demand


    Ryanair has entered an exclusive agreement with Airline Flight Academy, under which the company will become the budget airline’s cadet training partner in Ireland and operate a newly-inaugurated Dublin facility. Airline Flight Academy, which already offers recruitment and training support to Ryanair, has been selected to run the new centre ...

  • Spanish air force PC-21

    Madrid’s first Pilatus PC-21 trainers land in Murcia


    The Spanish air force’s first pair of Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainers have arrived at its San Javier air base in Murcia, with type acceptance activities by Madrid’s DGAM military procurement body due to be finalised on 17 September.

  • Italian air force Eurofighter

    Italy backs UK radar for Eurofighter fleet modernisation


    Italy appears set to join the UK in acquiring a Leonardo-built active electronically scanned array radar as part of a modernisation activity for part of its Eurofighter combat aircraft fleet.

  • T-650 UAV

    BAE, Malloy team to offer T-650 heavy-lift UAV


    BAE Systems has joined forces with UK unmanned air vehicle manufacturer Malloy Aeronautics to design and market an all-electric vertical take-off and landing design capable of carrying a 300kg (661lb) payload.

  • British Airways, Heathrow

    ​British Airways sees Covid as catalyst for service innovation


    British Airways responded to the pandemic by using technology to deliver new products and services to the customer, in a bid to improve its offering, cut costs, and minimise the risk of infection. During the AIX online event on 13 September, the IAG-owned airline’s director of brand and customer experience ...

  • Boeing twin-aisles-c-Boeing

    Boeing yet to restore 20-year global fleet outlook to pre-crisis 50,000 mark


    Boeing is yet to restore its 20-year global fleet forecast to the 50,000 mark it predicted in its pre-crisis outlook, although its latest projection is still higher than that foreseen last year. Two years ago, before the onset of the pandemic, the US airframer had envisioned nearly 50,700 aircraft worldwide ...

  • C-17 pair

    UK signs C-17 upgrade, Chinook self-protection deals with Boeing


    The UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of eight Boeing C-17 strategic transports is to be modernised under a multi-year contract worth £324 million ($448 million).

  • Airline-data

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: September 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including 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.

  • Wizz Air Airbus A320

    Wizz restores pre-pandemic pilot salaries


    Wizz Air will reinstate pilots’ salaries to their pre-Covid levels from 1 October, and is launching a recruitment drive to bring in additional staff as it rebounds from the pandemic.

  • Voyager MRTT-c-RAF

    Rolls-Royce to divest AirTanker Holdings stake but retain share of MRTT operator


    Rolls-Royce is continuing its divestment efforts with the decision to sell its stake in AirTanker Holdings to an investment firm. AirTanker is the consortium which owns Airbus A330-200 multi-role tanker transports used by the Royal Air Force under a ministry of defence contract. Rolls-Royce has agreed to sell its 23.1% ...

  • L-410 wreckage-c-East Siberian transport prosecutor

    Russian investigators probe fatal L-410 crash in Siberian forest


    Russian investigators have opened an inquiry into a fatal landing accident involving a Let L-410 turboprop near the Siberian settlement of Kazachinskoye, some 500km north-east of Irkutsk. The aircraft had been operating a service from Irkutsk on 12 September when it made a “hard landing” in a forest region, according ...

  • MQ-9B SeaGuardian over RAF Waddington
    In depth

    How UK plans to lead the way with Reaper successor


    The UK Royal Air Force has laid out its ambition to be at the forefront of international operations with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted air system, after signing Belgium as its first training partner for the type.

  • Alitalia

    EC clears Italy’s ITA for fresh start after ruling no liability for Alitalia state aid


    European competition regulators have cleared a €1.35 billion ($1.6 billion) Italian capital injection into Italia Trasporto Aero (ITA) and ruled the new operation is not liable to repay €900 million in illegal state aid received by national carrier Alitalia.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    BA’s Gatwick plan reflects wider challenges for network carriers


    In the understandable desperation to see the airline industry recover, it is all too easy to view that process as a journey back to how things were in 2019. 

  • Nordica CRJ900 incident title-c-SHK and Max Litvinko

    Excursion CRJ900's nose-wheel steering reversed by incorrect maintenance


    Swedish investigators have found that incorrect installation of a Bombardier CRJ900’s nose-wheel steering sensor resulted in rudder-pedal deflection inputs being reversed, before the jet suffered an excursion during take-off from Gallivare. The Nordica aircraft had been departing runway 30 for a service to Stockholm on 9 September last year. Its ...

  • Aircraft-spares-c-AJW-Group

    AJW establishes European MRO arm


    UK parts specialist AJW Group has acquired battery repair provider Avia Components Services in an effort to establish in-house MRO capabilities in Europe.

  • il-76md-90a-c-United Aircraft

    First Il-76 built on modernised line handed to Russian military


    United Aircraft has delivered the first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A to be assembled on its new production line, handing it to the Russian government’s military aviation transport division in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft has been constructed by the airframer Aviastar under a ministry of defence contract. Aviastar managing director Sergei Sheremetov says that, ...

  • Ryanair 737-800-c-Ryanair

    Ryanair enforces post-Brexit sales of non-EU shareholdings


    Budget carrier Ryanair has disclosed that it has recorded several instances of non-European Union investors’ failing to comply with disposal requirements after acquiring shares in the airline. Ryanair is an EU airline which means it must be controlled by EU shareholders. The UK’s final ‘Brexit’ withdrawal from the EU on ...

  • EasyJet 250 - Airbus

    EasyJet reveals rejected takeover approach as it prepares £1.2bn equity raise


    UK budget carrier EasyJet has disclosed that it rejected a preliminary takeover approach from a potential bidder, as the airline prepares to reinforce its balance sheet with a £1.2 billion ($1.65 billion) share issue. EasyJet has not disclosed the prospective bidder’s identity, but says it “carefully evaluated” the approach before ...

  • Sean Doyle

    UK travel ‘traffic light’ system needs to be simplified: Doyle


    British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has called on the UK government to overhaul its existing ”traffic light system” in order to simplify travel rules for customers.