All Europe articles – Page 18

  • Norwegian 737-800-c-Norwegian

    Norwegian 737 turbulence inquiry highlights controllers' lack of weather data


    French investigators probing a serious turbulence event involving a Norwegian Boeing 737-800 have highlighted the disadvantages of air traffic controllers’ not having real-time weather data superimposed on their radar displays. The aircraft, bound for Nice on 25 July last year, had been heading south, cruising at 37,000ft, with a flightplan ...

  • PLAAF Shenyang J-16

    UK MoD condemns former pilots now training Chinese military aviators


    Calling it an erosion of defence advantage, the Ministry of Defence says it will move to penalise former personnel who provide instruction to the People’s Liberation Army.

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    Heathrow’s Leahy takes fresh role in relationships drive


    London Heathrow Airport has appointed its director of operations Kathyrn Leahy to a new role covering stakeholder relationships after a challenging summer in which airlines hit out at a cap on departures imposed amid a shortage of ground-handling resources.

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    RwandAir to introduce non-stop London-Kigali service


    RwandAir is to open a non-stop service to Kigali from London Heathrow, having previously served the UK capital via Brussels. The airline says it will operate the route four-times weekly, up from the current thrice-weekly service. RwandAir chief executive Yvonne Makolo says the switch to the non-stop rotation – from ...

  • Norse 787-c-Norse Atlantic Airways

    Norse Atlantic to sublease fifth 787


    Norse Atlantic Airways has reached agreement on subleasing a fifth Boeing 787, for a term of 18 months. The airline is building a fleet of 15 787s, with 13 already delivered, but it agreed earlier this year to sublease four of them to Spanish carrier Air Europa. It states that ...

  • Mammoth 777 freighter title-c-Mammoth Freighters

    Mammoth to undertake 777 freighter conversions at UK facility


    US aerospace firm Mammoth Freighters is aiming to conduct Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversions in the UK under a new agreement. Mammoth has reached the deal with STS Aviation Services which will carry out the modification work at its Manchester facility. The operation is part of the Florida-based STS Aviation Group. ...

  • Jet2 Airbus-c-Airbus

    Jet2 orders 35 A320neo-family jets in follow-on to A321neo deal


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 has firmed orders for another 35 Airbus A320neo-family jets, with the potential to take up to 71. The airline says the firm order covers deliveries spanning three years to 2031. It values the agreement at $3.9 billion at catalogue prices – but says it has negotiated ...

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    Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber crashes into residential apartment building


    Defence officials in Moscow say an engine ignition issue during take-off caused the crash in the Russian port city of Yeysk, from which the two pilots are said to have safely ejected.

  • ASEAN-EU flags

    Comprehensive EU-ASEAN air transport pact aims to simplify connectivity


    European Union representatives have signed an extensive air transport agreement with the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a pact which will enhance connectivity between the 37 countries of the two trading blocs. The EU-ASEAN agreement – described as the first such “bloc-to-bloc” aviation arrangement – will ...

  • Lufthansa A350-c-Lufthansa

    Lufthansa Group raises full-year earnings forecast above €1bn


    Lufthansa Group is hiking its outlook for full-year adjusted earnings to more than €1 billion ($984 million), following indications of a strong third quarter. The German company says the increase is based on the current booking situation which “continues to reflect strong demand” over the next few months. It adds ...

  • Airbus Beluga Hotbird 13G satellite KSC-c-Airbus

    Airbus opens space market for Beluga with satellite transfer to Cape Canaveral


    Airbus has conducted a satellite ferry to Cape Canaveral using its A300-600ST Beluga transport, as the company seeks to expand use of the type for third-party outsize services. Two of the Beluga twinjets are in operation with the Airbus Beluga Transport division, set up to capitalise on remaining life in ...

  • Norse 787-c-Norse Atlantic Airways

    Norse Atlantic’s UK arm cleared to operate transatlantic routes


    Norse Atlantic Airways has been granted authorisation to operate transatlantic services with its UK division. The airline will be able to serve US cities from London Gatwick as a result of the regulatory decision by the US Department of Transportation. Norse Atlantic UK has already been awarded an air operator’s ...

  • Distributed propellers title-c-Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute

    Russian windtunnel tests explore assisted lift from distributed powerplants


    Russian analysts are assessing the potential for distributed powerplants to improve lift for future regional aircraft concepts. The research aims to enable regional aircraft to be based at lower-class airports which have particularly stringent operating requirements – such as those with runways of 500-1,000m in length. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute ...

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    Virgin Atlantic receives UK’s first A330neo


    Virgin Atlantic has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900, a twinjet which is being acquired through US lessor Air Lease. The aircraft (G-VJAZ) is one of 13 A330neos ordered by the UK carrier, and Virgin will become the first operator of the type in the country. Six of the ...

  • Lufthansa L-1649-c-Lufthansa

    Lufthansa hub to host permanent display of vintage L-1649 and Ju 52


    Lufthansa is to put its vintage Lockheed L-1649 Starliner and Junkers Ju 52 on permanent display either in Frankfurt or Munich as part of a centenary celebration. It had offered pleasure flights on its Ju 52 for decades until the company sought to reduce funding to its aviation heritage division. ...

  • mavic 2-dji-drone-flying

    Drone ‘dogfight’ reportedly recorded over Ukraine


    Video reportedly from Ukraine may show two quadcopter-style commercial drones ramming one another mid-flight, in what some are calling the first instance of air-to-air combat involving the small, remotely-piloted craft.

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    Flydubai to wet-lease 737-800s from Smartwings


    Flydubai is again looking to Smartwings for leased capacity going into the busy seasonal travel period.

  • Willie Walsh

    Industry leaders return to case for ATC reform to meet climate goals


    While much has changed across the aviation landscape in the past two decades, industry leaders calling for air traffic control reform in Europe is not one of them.

  • Cranfield Saab 340-c-Cranfield University

    Generator failure during engine restart left Saab 340 flying on batteries alone


    Investigators have cited crew experience in the successful resolution of an incident in which a Saab 340 was left operating on battery power alone, with multiple instrument failures, during an engine shutdown exercise. The turboprop (G-NFLB) was being used for a training flight from Glasgow to convert crews to the ...

  • Air Transat A330 incident-c-BriYYZ Creative Commons

    Bird-strike on take-off damaged both engines of Air Transat A330


    Canadian investigators have disclosed that an Airbus A330-300 suffered damage to both engines during a bird-strike on take-off from Athens. The twinjet, operated by Air Transat, had been conducting the TS697 service to Montreal on 8 October. Transportation Safety Board of Canada states that the aircraft was passing 100kt on ...