All Europe articles – Page 18

  • Pobeda 737-c-Pobeda

    Pobeda parks large part of fleet and concentrates Moscow network on Vnukovo


    Aeroflot Group’s budget carrier Pobeda is to cut back its operations, putting 40% of its fleet into storage and trimming its network in response to the constraints on Russian air transport. It will maintain services with 25 Boeing 737s but park 16 others. The airline will also suspend the transfer ...

  • Mehmet Nane

    Ozturk to succeed Nane as Pegasus Airlines chief executive


    Pegasus Airlines’ chief commercial officer Guliz Ozturk will step up to lead the airline from 1 May, with current chief executive Mehmet Nane moving to a boardroom role.

  • ITA A330neo-c-Airbus

    ITA reaches Airbus lease agreement with AerCap


    Italian operator ITA Airways has reached a formal lease agreement for 12 Airbus aircraft, including a pair of A330neos, with AerCap. The agreement covers 10 A320neos in addition to the two long-haul twinjets. AerCap says the aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the new airline – which commenced operations last ...

  • Xian airport-c-Fraport

    Fraport withdraws from Chinese airport market with Xi’an divestment


    German airport operator Fraport is withdrawing from the Chinese market, having been unable to build on its involvement with Xi’an Xianyang airport. The company is selling its entire 24.5% shareholding in the airport operator, ending a 14-year partnership which has run since the company acquired the stake in 2008. Fraport ...

  • MC-21-310 Dubai 2021

    MC-21 serial production delay forces Russia to look at fuel subsidy for older types


    Russia’s government is expecting serial production of the Irkut MC-21 to be pushed back by up to two years, and has outlined optimistic plans to ramp-up output of older, and less fuel-efficient, aircraft types in the interim. During a briefing that followed a presidential meeting on the state of the ...

  • NATO Boeing E-3A AWACS

    Boeing wins NATO contract to explore capability needs for AWACS replacement


    NATO has 17 E-3A AWACS command and control aircraft, which it operates from a base in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    More airlines able to look forward with confidence about recovery


    A notable theme over the past week has been the shift in global airline narrative towards renewal, as more markets emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • SAS-c-SAS

    SAS runs into early friction during negotiations with pilots


    Scandinavian operator SAS’s negotiations with cockpit crew representatives over its latest transformation plan have already encountered friction, with pilot union Svensk Pilotforening walking out of talks barely after they began. SAS has initiated a long-term plan, ‘SAS Forward’, in a bid to generate SKr7.5 billion ($800 million) in cost ...

  • BA Gatwick-c-British Airways

    IAG fortifies Gatwick with BA Euroflyer and Vueling expansion


    IAG is reinforcing its presence at London Gatwick with the restoration of British Airways short-haul operations, while Spanish division Vueling is opening new services with slots on loan from the flag-carrier. British Airways is establishing a new subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, which will operate short-haul services from Gatwick later this year. ...

  • Rintel KLM-c-KLM

    Head of Dutch rail Rintel set for return to KLM as new chief executive


    KLM has selected the head of Dutch rail firm NS, Marjan Rintel, as its new chief executive – meaning she will return to lead the carrier for which she worked for 15 years. She will succeed Pieter Elbers who is standing down in the first half of this year. KLM ...

  • 737-800BCF-c-Boeing

    ASL follow-on deal for 737-800 converted freighters set to double fleet


    ASL Aviation Holdings is ordering up to 20 more Boeing 737-800 converted freighters, to be modified by the US airframer. The aircraft will be allocated to ASL’s airlines in Ireland, France and Belgium as well as joint-venture operations in Asia. Conversion work will commence in the second quarter of next ...

  • S7 Airlines 737-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    AerCap files insurance claim against more than 100 jets held by Russia carriers


    Irish aircraft lessor AerCap has filed $3.5 billion worth of insurance claims as compensation for aircraft and aircraft engines that Russian airlines have not returned since Western government slapped Russia with economic sanctions.

  • erno hilden-c-finnair

    SAS recruits ex-Finnair finance chief


    Scandinavian operator SAS has named Erno Hilden, formerly with Finnair, as the company’s new chief financial officer. He will succeed Magnus Ornberg who is stepping down from the position this spring. Hilden had served as chief financial officer of Finnair until 2015, and had also been the airline’s chief operating ...

  • S7 Airlines 737 title-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    AerCap could list first-quarter impairment against leased fleet in Russia


    Leasing giant AerCap is expecting to recognise an impairment on aircraft leased to Russian airlines which the company has been unable to retrieve. It says this impairment could be made as early as the first quarter of this year, but it stresses that it has “not determined the amount”. While ...

  • emissions-c-Imperial College

    EASA refines fuel-carriage rules to take advantage of better risk analysis


    Aircraft operators will be permitted to reduce the amount of fuel they carry during flight operations, under new rules put forward by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Carriage of fuel beyond that specifically required for the trip from origin to destination is governed by regulations over contingencies, such as ...

  • Rossiya SSJ-c-Rossiya

    Rossiya shifts leased aircraft to Russian registry


    Aeroflot Group carrier Rossiya is claiming to have completed transfer of operational aircraft in its fleet to the Russian registry. Rossiya says 125 of its aircraft are listed on the register. “In order to minimise the risks of disruption of the flight programme during flights to foreign countries on these ...

  • 500th C-130J

    C-130J deliveries pass 500 aircraft: we analyse type’s global fleet mix


    Lockheed Martin recently delivered its 500th C-130J tactical transport: we look at the global fleet mix for its Super Hercules product.

  • Emirates president

    Emirates chief sees ‘tectonic shift’ in airline industry from Russia-Ukraine conflict


    The Russia-Ukraine war could have long-term consequences for the airline industry that are more significant than those resulting from the Covid-19 crisis, according to Emirates Airline president Tim Clark.

  • MC-21-300 composite wing-c-Rostec

    Russian composite wingbox for MC-21 passes strength tests


    Russian airframer Irkut has completed strength testing of the MC-21 wingbox, constructed from domestic composites, demonstrating that its performance corresponds to analytical predictions. Irkut conducted the maiden flight of the MC-21-300 with a Russian composite wing on 25 December last year. The aircraft involved was numbered 73361. Testing of the ...

  • Wizz Air Airbus A321neo

    Wizz confident on strong summer loads from ramped-up Gatwick


    Wizz Air UK managing director Marion Geoffroy is confident of strong load factors this summer, flagging full flights on the first day of the summer season from its expanded London Gatwick operation. The budget carrier opened a base at the south London airport in the autumn of 2020, initially with ...