All Europe articles – Page 19

  • 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 ...

  • P4 Aruba registry-c-The Registry of Aruba

    Aruban registry implements varied restrictions on Russian fleet


    Aruba’s civil aviation regulator has introduced sanctions relating to aircraft based in Russia or connected with Russian entities. The measures are being imposed over the conflict in Ukraine, and follows similar actions by other states of registry. Aruba is an autonomous Dutch state but legally bound to follow European Union ...

  • A380 SAF flight-c-Airbus

    A380 testbed conducts flights with wholly-sustainable fuel


    Airbus has used its A380 test aircraft, MSN1, to carry out a flight using wholly-sustainable aviation fuel. The aircraft flew from Toulouse on 25 March with one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines powered by 100% sustainable fuel. Airbus says the duration of the flight was around 3h. The aircraft ...

  • Eurodrone maritime

    Catalyst's Eurodrone win a huge milestone for Europe, Avio Aero boss says


    Avio Aero has detailed its production plan for delivering Catalyst engines to power a future fleet of Eurodrone unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to be operated by the militaries of France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

  • BA sustainable fuel-c-British Airways

    BA starts taking delivery of commercial-scale sustainable fuel


    British Airways has taken delivery of an initial batch of sustainable aviation fuel under its agreement with Phillips 66, staking a claim as the first airline to start using such fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK. The Humber refinery, in the north-east of the country, is producing ...

  • NordStar 737-c-NordStar

    Russian metals producer divests carrier NordStar to management


    Russian metals specialist Norilsk Nickel has divested the entirety of its in-house carrier NordStar to the airline’s management. Norilsk Nickel says the transaction closed on 25 March and is driven by the decision – given the current economic situation in Russia – to focus on its core business, production of ...

  • ITA A350-c-Airbus

    ITA’s first A350 emerges in full colours


    Italian carrier ITA Airways’ first Airbus A350 has emerged in the airline’s distinctive paint scheme. Airbus has shown off the -900 aircraft, MSN270, with the carrier’s blue fuselage and Italian flag-themed fin. ITA had previously stated that it would include leased A350s as part of its initial fleet, at least ...

  • Eurodrone

    Avio Aero to supply Catalyst engines for Eurodrone fleet


    GE Aviation’s Catalyst engine will power a future four-nation fleet of Eurodrone unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), following a selection decision by prime contractor Airbus Defence & Space.

  • Kuwait A320neo-c-Airbus

    Kuwait Airways to open second UK destination


    Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways is to open services to a second UK destination, with flights to the city of Manchester. The airline will operate three-times weekly to Manchester from 1 May. Kuwait Airways will deploy Airbus A320neo twinjets on the route, according to information from its reservations system. The airline ...

  • Vertiport-c-EASA

    EASA draws up vertiport design guidance for urban air mobility vehicles


    Initial detailed guidance for the design of vertiports, the take-off and landing zones for urban air mobility vehicles, has been drawn up by the European aviation safety regulator. Infrastructure requirements for eVTOL and similar vehicles will assist the industry and urban planners to create safe vertiport designs, says the European ...

  • CH-47F Germany

    Airbus Helicopters signs support pact for German Chinook bid


    Boeing has strengthened its offering of the CH-47 Chinook to the German armed forces, after signing a support agreement with Airbus Helicopters.

  • Hellenic Air Force Rafale B

    Greece signs contract for additional six Rafale fighters


    Greece has ordered another batch of six Dassault Rafale fighters, via a follow-on contract signed in Athens on 24 March.

  • MC-21 Irkut

    MC-21, Tu-204 and Superjet among types affected by EASA certificate suspension


    Several Russian aircraft types have formally had type certificates suspended by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency as part of the package of sanctions on the country’s aviation industry. EASA has suspended the certificates of the Tupolev Tu-204-120CE – the Rolls-Royce RB211-powered version of the twinjet, which features Honeywell avionics ...

  • Tayside Aviation student with instructor

    Why younger recruitment drive will help airlines find the right stuff


    With a route to the cockpit beyond the financial means of many would-be aviators, new training initiatives are seeking to attract the best candidates without risking breaking the bank.

  • CargoLogicGermany_Boeing 737_January_2019

    CargoLogic Germany suspended from EU airspace, while CargoLogicAir's freighters sit idle


    Volga-Dnepr Group-linked carriers CargoLogic Germany and the UK’s CargoLogicAir appear to have been caught up in the fall-out from sanctions imposed on Russia’s aviation industry. 

  • B737 Max 8 cockpit-c-Max Kingsley-Jones FlighGlobal

    EASA demands rigour in crew behaviour assumptions during aircraft certification


    Europe’s air transport safety regulator is underlining the important of human factors consideration in the design of large aircraft and their systems by putting forward a structured methodology to validate assumptions about expected flight crew behaviour. The methodology is being put forward in a proposed certification memorandum by the European ...

  • Destroyed Russian tank turret

    Why Putin’s Ukraine campaign has backfired


    When Moscow’s forces invaded neighbouring nation on 24 February, the Kremlin seriously underestimated the resolve of Kyiv’s smaller military – and the international community.