All Europe articles – Page 2

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    EasyJet edges capacity levels upwards as it aims for summer recovery


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is expecting to fly up to 20% of its pre-crisis capacity over the third quarter, up from 14% during the first half, and foresees these levels to start increasing from late May onwards. The airline provided the latest outlook as it projected first-half headline pre-tax ...

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    Prototype sections for 'Russified' Superjet's PD-8 engine emerge


    Russia’s United Engine has completed manufacturing work on the primary components of a prototype Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant. The PD-8 is a lower-thrust variant of a family which centres on the PD-14 designed for the Irkut MC-21-310. It is intended for eventual use on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 as ...

  • Sundair Stuttgart Eurowings, Sep 2020

    ​Germany’s Sundair exits restructuring process


    German leisure carrier Sundair has emerged from its ‘protective shield’ restructuring process after five months of reorganisation.

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    Tarom to sell half of its fleet


    Romanian carrier Tarom has put 14 aircraft up for sale, including all of its Airbus A318s, Boeing 737-300s and 737-700s.

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    Airbus extends sustainable-fuel Beluga operations to UK


    Airbus has extended the use of sustainably-fuelled A300-600ST Beluga outsize transports to its UK wing plant at Broughton. It has carried out an initial flight from the UK facility with aicraft F-GSTF – one of five -600STs in the airframer’s logistics fleet, fitted with General Electric CF6 engines – ...

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    EASA draws up initial certification requirements for electric and hybrid engines


    European aviation safety regulators have drawn up an initial set of certification requirements for electric or hybrid propulsion systems for future aircraft types. The in-depth special condition has been shaped from an initial proposal in January last year, following extensive comments from multiple aerospace companies including Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, ...

  • SkyAlps Dash 8-400 title-c-De Havilland Aircraft of Canada

    Italian start-up SkyAlps signs for Dash 8-400s


    Italian start-up regional carrier SkyAlps has agreed to lease a pair of De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops from Chorus Aviation Capital. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the Bolzano-based airline in April and May. Chorus has identified the airframes involved as MSN4230 and MSN4237. These ...

  • Flybe title-c-Shutterstock

    Flybe operating licence again under threat as sale nears completion


    Administrators of collapsed UK regional carrier Flybe are immersed in renewed scrap over the airline’s operating licence, as the transaction to sell the business nears completion. The administrators had already averted a bid last year by the Civil Aviation Authority to revoke the airline’s licence, after the pandemic resulted ...

  • Aegean A321neo-c-Aegean Airlines

    Greece’s Aegean looks to second half for recovery


    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is expecting a gradual, but significant, recovery in the second half of this year, if progress with coronavirus vaccination roll-out and European digital passport initiatives progress. But the company says the first months of this year have been “heavily impacted” by restrictions, as it unveils ...

  • gutierrez and vittadini-c-airbus

    Airbus names new COO as defence and technology chiefs step down


    Airbus has named Alberto Gutierrez as its chief operating officer, succeeding Michael Schoellhorn, who will take over as the head of the company’s Defence and Space division. The change follows Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke’s decision to leave the European aerospace giant. Gutierrez is currently executive ...

  • P-8A for Norway

    Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon enters final assembly


    Norway’s first of five P-8A maritime patrol aircraft has entered final assembly at Boeing’s Renton site in Washington state.

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    Start-up Flypop to introduce A330s leased from Avolon


    UK long-haul start-up carrier Flypop has agreed to lease an Airbus A330-300, as part of a deal involving several aircraft with Irish-based lessor Avolon. Flypop’s management team has been attempting to establish a new carrier for services between the UK and India for several years – originally being named ...

  • Norwegian 737-800 at Gatwick

    Norwegian reconstruction approved by Oslo court


    Norwegian has had its plan for financial reconstruction approved by a court in Oslo, opening the door for the carrier to begin raising fresh capital.

  • Wizz Air-c-Wizz Air

    Wizz Air UK experiencing few effects from UK’s EU withdrawal


    Withdrawal of the UK from the European Union has not substantially affected Wizz Air UK’s operations, the airline has disclosed in its latest full-year financial statement. Wizz Air UK was set up in 2017 following the UK ‘Brexit’ referendum on leaving EU membership, and the withdrawal was completed at ...

  • Southampton title-c-Southampton airport

    Southampton airport cleared for ‘lifeline’ runway extension


    Southampton airport in the UK has obtained conditional permission for a short extension its runway, a project which the operator argues is crucial to the airport’s long-term viability. The local government authority, the borough council of Eastleigh, voted in favour of the application on 10 April. Southampton’s project ...


    A320 close call at San Francisco highlighted NOTAM overload: ICAO forum


    Overflight of a heavily-occupied taxiway by an Airbus A320 at San Francisco served as an illustration of the serious risks of overloading pilots with NOTAMs, an ICAO forum has heard, as the organisation initiates efforts to reduce unnecessary NOTAM information. The Air Canada jet’s crew, intending to land on ...

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    Latest Il-96-300 conducts maiden flight from Voronezh


    United Aircraft has conducted the maiden flight of the latest production Ilyushin Il-96-300, an aircraft which will be delivered to the Russian government as a special operations platform. The four-engined jet – registered RA-96024 and fitted with Aviadvigatel PS-90A powerplants – lifted off from the Voronezh facility of airframer ...

  • A330neo-c-Airbus

    Slip in Airbus order total illustrates 12-month impact of crisis


    Analysis of Airbus backlog data over the year since the onset of the air transport crisis shows the airframer’s overall orders fell during the period, an extraordinary contrast to its strong annual performances over the previous decade. Airbus’s order total had risen each year by an average of over ...

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    UK travel-restart plan prompts Jet2 to extend flight suspension


    The UK government’s announcement of a framework to reopen international air travel to and from England has immediately prompted Jet2 to extend its suspension of flights until 23 June, amid what it calls a “frustrating” lack of clarity.

  • UEC pulse detonation engine-c-Rostec

    United Engine tests ‘spaceplane’ pulse-detonation demonstrator


    Russian powerplant specialist United Engine has carried out initial testing of a pulse-detonation rocket motor which has potential application to orbital spaceplanes or hypersonic aircraft. Pulse-detonation propulsion combusts fuel and oxidizer using detonation waves, with relatively few mechanical moving parts, offering a more efficient thermodynamic cycle than conventional gas ...