All Europe articles – Page 19

  • HyPoint engine-c-HyPoint

    ZeroAvia reinforces hydrogen fuel-cell technology position with HyPoint acquisition


    Future propulsion innovator ZeroAvia has wholly acquired the fuel-cell stack specialist HyPoint, to reinforce its hydrogen-electric product line. ZeroAvia is developing powertrains for hydrogen-fuelled engines and has co-operated closely with HyPoint, particularly in the UK, over the last couple of years. The acquisition follows a previous tie-up, aimed at developing ...

  • Austrian 777 title-c-Austrian

    Austrian trims business-class on 777 fleet to fit more premium-economy seats


    Austrian Airlines is to reconfigure its Boeing 777-200ER fleet, shifting the balance away from business-class accommodation in favour of premium-economy. It will remove six business-class seats from each of its six aircraft, in order to increase accommodation in the other cabins. Austrian’s 777s are currently fitted with 306 seats comprising ...

  • LOT 737 Max-c-LOT

    LOT set to double 737 Max 8 fleet as it weighs renewal options


    Polish flag-carrier LOT is to introduce another six Boeing 737 Max 8s, more than doubling its fleet of the re-engined type. All six aircraft are being source on long-term operating lease from US company Air Lease. LOT is to take delivery of all the twinjets in October, the airline states. ...

  • Virgin Atlantic 787-9

    Virgin Atlantic will not return to Hong Kong


    UK carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will not resume services to Hong Kong, permanently dropping a route that it first flew in 1994. The airline cites “significant operational complexities due to the ongoing Russian airspace closures” as having contributed to its decision to drop flights to the former ...

  • Eurowings A320neo

    Eurowings pilots set to strike over lack of collective bargaining progress


    Pilots at German operator Eurowings are set to strike on 6 October, after talks on a collective agreement failed. Eurowings pilots had already indicated the potential for industrial action with a vote backing the collective bargaining committee’s strategy. Pilots have been seeking progress on issues such as maximum flight-duty time. ...

  • Flyr 737-c-Flyr

    Flyr holding investor discussions to strengthen finances


    Norwegian carrier Flyr is looking at options to reinforce its finances, and has engaged advisers to hold discussions with existing and potential new investors. Flyr is cutting back its operations for the winter in an effort to reduce costs and it states that the talks are based on its revised ...

  • Flyr 737-c-Flyr

    Norway’s Flyr halves operational fleet for winter in bid to slash costs


    Norwegian operator Flyr is halving its operational fleet for the winter, reducing its route network, and shedding personnel in order to slash costs in the face of higher fuel prices and inflationary pressure.

  • P2012 STOL-c-Tecnam

    Tecnam looks to certify short take-off P2012 next year


    Tecnam is aiming for certification of its P2012 short take-off and landing variant next year, following finalisation of the aircraft’s configuration.

  • Bayraktar TB2

    Baykar, Kyiv continue work towards Ukraine UAV production


    Turkey’s Baykar Technologies and Kyiv have continued working toward the domestic production of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) in Ukraine, where the company’s systems have been in operation against invading Russian forces.

  • SAS Airbus-c-SAS

    SAS secures new leasing terms for 36 aircraft


    Ten lessors have agreed to amend the lease terms of 36 aircraft within the fleet of Scandinavian carrier SAS, as part of the airline’s efforts to restructure. Leasing arrangements have been a particular focus of the ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring plan drawn up by the carrier, which is under US Chapter ...

  • Croatia fleet

    Croatia Airlines to become all-Airbus A220 operator by 2026


    Croatia Airlines has chosen the Airbus A220 for its fleet renewal, following years of negotiations with airframers over an order for narrowbody jets. The commitment will see the Star Alliance carrier become a single-type operator “by 2026”, it says on 4 October. The Pratt & Whitney PW1500G-powered jets will replace ...

  • Doncaster Sheffield-c-Doncaster Sheffield airport

    Owners of Doncaster Sheffield call time over UK airport's perennial losses


    New UK prime minister Liz Truss will need more than assurances that regional connectivity is vital to economic growth to avoid Doncaster Sheffield’s following Sheffield City airport into Yorkshire aviation obscurity. Doncaster Sheffield’s financial performance hardly helps its case. It has never made a full-year operating profit since commercial operations ...

  • KLM Transavia title-c-KLM

    KLM and Transavia seek to expand unruly passenger data-sharing initiative


    Air France-KLM Group carriers KLM and Transavia are to exchange data on disruptive passengers in order to impose mutual penalties irrespective of the airline involved. KLM claims the arrangement is the first in the world to involve such data-sharing, and the operators are seeking to broaden the initiative to other ...

  • A350F title-c-Airbus

    Airbus invites public to submit artistic ideas for A350F promotional livery


    Airbus is opening a public competition to design a livery for its new A350 freighter, which is expected to conduct its first flight in 2024. The competition – to be formally launched on 4 October – will run for around eight weeks with submissions due by 28 November. Airbus says ...

  • ICAO

    Russian delegation falls short of votes needed for ICAO Council election


    Russia has failed to secure election to the ICAO Council during a voting session at the organisation’s Assembly in Montreal.

  • Iberia 500th A350 title-c-Airbus

    Iberia receives first A350 with updated weights and interior


    Spanish carrier Iberia has become the first to take delivery of the latest updated version of the Airbus A350-900. Airbus’s new production standard increases the use of advanced materials to trim the weight by 1.2t, while the maximum take-off weight has been raised by 3t. FlightGlobal had disclosed in June ...

  • Boeing

    Blue Air drops restart date as it fights for survival


    Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air has suspended operations indefinitely as it continues negotiations with potential investors, lenders and the Romanian government over a financial restructuring. Blue Air suspended flights on 6 September after the country’s government blocked its bank accounts over the recovery of millions of dollars’ worth of debt. ...

  • KLM Schiphol-c-KLM

    KLM enraged as Schiphol imposes ‘unacceptable’ winter restrictions


    Dutch carrier KLM has described as “hopeless” the continuing restrictive operational measures at its Amsterdam Schiphol base, insisting they are damaging the reputation of airlines at the hub. Schiphol’s operator is capping the number of departing passengers for the winter season, and acknowledges that airlines are “not happy about it”. ...

  • SAS A350-c-SAS

    SAS lays out financial forecast with return to profit in 2024


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is expecting full-year adjusted pre-tax losses of SKr8 billion ($720 million) for 2021-22, and a further SKr4-5 billion loss for 2022-23. But it is forecasting a pre-tax profit the following year, 2023-24, and expects this to reach SKr3-4 billion in fiscal 2025-26. SAS believes revenues will return ...

  • flight-tracking-c-Planefinder

    Use of ADS-B by flight-tracking websites spurs proposition to protect privacy


    Security and privacy concerns arising from the ability to obtain, and freely share over the internet, ADS-B information transmitted by aircraft have been outlined in a paper to the ICAO Assembly. Concerns over real-time tracking – particularly of certain flights – on internet platforms have been laid out in the ...