All Europe articles – Page 22

  • 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 ...

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    Rega and Leonardo Helicopters abandon plans for FIPS-equipped AW169


    Leonardo Helicopters has halted development of a full ice protection system (FIPS) for the medium-twin AW169 after it became apparent that the modification would not meet the specifications agreed with its customer, Swiss rescue operator Rega.

  • Finnair-c-Finnair

    Finnair expects 200 managerial job cuts as part of strategic rethink


    Finnair expects to cut up to 200 positions through the implementation of its new strategic plan, aimed at offsetting the impact of reduced access to its Asian network. The airline has disclosed that some 120 redundancies would be made in Finland. Finnair is to embark on negotiations with personnel representatives ...

  • Clean Aviation-c-DLR

    Twenty advanced aircraft projects approved for funding under Clean Aviation scheme


    Twenty proposed projects for the European Union’s Clean Aviation scheme have been selected for funding, after a deadline for candidate programmes closed in June. The strategic research effort is intended to advance promising technologies for developing new aircraft – hydrogen-powered, hybrid-electric regional, and ultra-efficient short-range models – and speed the ...

  • Aer Lingus Airbus-c-Aer Lingus

    Aer Lingus to open new transatlantic service to northern Ohio


    IAG’s Irish carrier Aer Lingus is to open a new transatlantic route to the US city of Cleveland, on the lake Erie coast, in summer next year. The airline will open the service from Dublin on 19 May 2023, using long-range Airbus A321LR twinjets. Aer Lingus will operate the route ...

  • Challenger 604 D-AAAY-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Challenger safety case reviewed after uncommanded flap-extension incident


    Canadian authorities are reviewing the safety case for the Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet, after an uncommanded flap-extension incident highlighted a potential increase in the risk of a serious accident. The incident involved a Challenger 604 (D-AAAY) which experienced the uncommanded deployment on 10 August as it climbed through 19,000ft ...

  • SSJ-New title-c-TsAGI

    SSJ-New testing advances with static-airframe assembly


    Two Irkut SSJ-New twinjets are under construction for flight-testing, as another airframe is assembled for life-cycle tests in Moscow. The flight-test aircraft are among five airframes being built simultaneously at United Aircraft’s facilities. United Aircraft says the SSJ-New, which will have Aviadvigatel PD-8 engines, will include some 40 domestic systems ...

  • SkyTeam-c-SkyTeam

    SkyTeam not actively seeking further expansion after Virgin inclusion


    SkyTeam’s inclusion of Virgin Atlantic will take membership to 19 carriers, but the alliance is not prioritising further expansion.

  • Virgin Atlantic-c-Virgin Atlantic

    Virgin Atlantic set to join SkyTeam alliance next year


    SkyTeam has added its first new member in over eight years with an invitation extended to the UK’s Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin has long been associated with SkyTeam through its strong ties with alliance members Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM. But the carrier disclosed during an event in London ...

  • Norse 787-c-Norse Atlantic Airways

    Norse Atlantic gains UK air operator certificate, while Wizz Air wins Maltese approval


    Norwegian low-cost, long-haul start-up Norse Atlantic Airways has been cleared by the UK’s regulator to begin direct flights from its London Gatwick base.

  • Airbus

    Aer Lingus assigns first A320neos to Dublin-Heathrow route


    Aer Lingus will begin service with its first Airbus A320neo jets from 28 September.

  • BA QR

    BA and Qatar Airways significantly expand scope of joint business


    British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the expansion of their joint business to include dozens of countries from their respective networks. The 26 September announcement marks the realisation of a plan first announced in December last year and expands an existing joint business covering connections between Doha and London. ...

  • United  CRJ ZeroAvia

    How airlines’ environmental investments are already paying dividends


    Despite their geographical and operational differences, US carriers United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, Norwegian regional airline Wideroe, and Spain’s Air Nostrum have a common goal: to be pioneers in sustainability.

  • Global 8000

    Business aviation’s new long-range leaders battle supply chain worries


    Divergence between supply and demand has left manufacturers of large-cabin business jets with flush backlogs – and plenty of problems that need solving.

  • VX4

    Why Vertical Aerospace is still riding high as eVTOL sector matures


    UK start-up Vertical Aerospace is among a small group of pioneers driving the development of eVTOL platforms for market entry later this decade – but can it maintain momentum?

  • EasyJet A320neo-c-Airbus

    EasyJet lays out strategy to reach 2050 zero-emission target


    UK budget carrier EasyJet has set out a plan to slash carbon emissions by 78% by 2050, with an interim target of 35% by 2035. EasyJet will then use carbon removal to address residual emissions, in order to reach a 2050 net-zero objective. The airline says it aims to achieve ...