All Europe articles – Page 27

  • Menzies handling-c-Menzies Aviation
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    UK handler Menzies rejects Kuwaiti takeover approach

    2022-02-09T09:13:00Z

    UK ground-handling specialist John Menzies has rejected an unsolicited takeover approach from a Kuwaiti firm National Aviation Services. John Menzies’ board says NAS has offered to acquire the entire company, with cash, at a price of £5.10 per share. This followed a previous approach for an all-cash offer of £4.60 ...

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    Two A350-1000s dropped from Qatar backlog alongside 50 A321neos

    2022-02-08T17:27:00Z

    Two Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000s have been dropped from the airline’s backlog, the airframer’s latest official figures reveal. Airbus’s backlog for January 2022 shows the number of Qatar A350-1000s on order has fallen from 42 to 40 – leaving total orders for the -1000 from all customers at 162. It ...

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    TUI expects summer 2022 demand to be near pre-Covid levels

    2022-02-08T17:00:00Z

    European leisure group TUI expects its summer 2022 demand to be close to pre-crisis levels as the Covid-19 recovery gathers momentum in key markets.

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    Why has Turkish Airlines’ share price rocketed in recent months?

    2022-02-08T14:09:00Z

    While the majority of global airline groups tracked by FlightGlobal have yet to see their share prices return to anything like pre-Covid levels, Turkish Airlines is a different story.

  • Dassault Falcon 900LX
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    Dassault Falcon trijets to replace RAF’s VIP-roled BAe 146s

    2022-02-08T13:54:00Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is acquiring two Dassault Falcon 900LX business jets as replacements for its retiring British Aerospace BAe 146 VIP transports.

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    Danish operator backs Canary Islands floatplane start-up

    2022-02-08T09:24:00Z

    Start-up operator Surcar Airlines is aiming to establish inter-island connections in the Canary Islands, using floatplanes, later this year. The carrier has been conducting test flights between the ports of Tenerife, Las Palmas and La Palma. Surcar intends to commence scheduled services offering 30min connections between the islands’ capitals from ...

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    Icelandair opts for early termination of unused government-backed credit

    2022-02-07T17:31:00Z

    Icelandair Group has notified that it is exiting the government-guaranteed credit facility which has been in place to support the company since September 2020. It entered agreements with the Icelandic government, as well as the financial institutions Islandsbanki and Landsbanki, for a credit facility worth up to $120 million. While ...

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    Quebec delays exit from A220 partnership after investing to boost production

    2022-02-07T16:51:00Z

    Airbus and the Canadian province of Quebec’s government are to provide a $1.2 billion funding injection to the A220 programme intended to increase the production rate of the twinjet. Each side’s investment will be proportional to its interest in the Airbus Canada partnership that builds the A220. The airframer holds ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: February 2022 update

    2022-02-07T12:21:00Z

    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

  • SmartLynx 737 Max-c-SmartLynx
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    Wet-lease operator SmartLynx to start introducing 737 Max jets

    2022-02-07T11:30:00Z

    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to expand its fleet with Boeing 737 Max jets, having agreed to take a pair from lessor SMBC Aviation Capital. The aircraft are both Max 8 variants, powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines. SmartLynx says deliveries of the aircraft are “underway” and that they will ...

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    Norse Atlantic receives strong response to pilot recruitment drive

    2022-02-07T10:51:00Z

    Start-up Norse Atlantic Airways claims it received over 3,000 applications to fill 50 positions for pilots, ahead of the airline’s planned serve launch from Oslo. The carrier says pilot training has commenced and training for cabin crew will begin soon, and it is setting up a US cabin crew base ...

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    Wizz Air unionisation impasse spurs investor pull-out

    2022-02-07T09:56:00Z

    One of budget carrier Wizz Air’s investors has opted to sell its shareholding, citing the airline’s policy of refusing to recognise employee unions. The Danish pension fund AkademikerPension says it is selling DKr22 million ($3.4 million) of shares. Its director, Jens Munch Holst, says the investor has held discussions with ...

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    Komiaviatrans aims to expand network after avoiding bankruptcy

    2022-02-07T07:49:00Z

    Russian regional carrier Komiaviatrans is aiming for expansion after an injection of aid from the local government allowed it to avoid collapsing into bankruptcy. The Komi republic’s ministry of economic development states that the airline had recorded debts of Rb4.2 billion ($55 million) in October last year. Government representatives approved ...

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    European industry hails ‘Toulouse Declaration’ as aviation sustainability breakthrough

    2022-02-04T17:16:00Z

    Stakeholders from the airline, airports and aerospace industries have all expressed their support for the so-called ‘Toulouse Declaration’ on sustainability that was signed during a meeting of EU transport ministers today.

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    Croatia welcomes lead pair of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

    2022-02-04T16:20:00Z

    The Croatian air force on 3 February received its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, from a total of four expected to be in use by year-end.

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    Vinci expects airports to hit break-even this year after tough 2021 for Gatwick and Japan

    2022-02-04T12:14:00Z

    Multinational infrastructure firm Vinci expects its airports business to reach break-even on a net basis in 2022, if the public health situation continues to improve. The company – which has 53 airports across 12 countries in its portfolio – says passenger numbers will recover to “around 60%” of 2019 levels ...

  • A380 hotel title-c-Project Envergure
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    Airbus engineer’s project envisions A380 as luxury Toulouse hotel

    2022-02-04T12:04:00Z

    Leaders of a project aiming to convert an Airbus A380 into a luxury hotel and restaurant are aiming to launch the scheme formally by the end of the first quarter. The aircraft, which would otherwise be dismantled, will be fitted with 31 rooms, including two suites, with a 60-seat restaurant ...

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    UK confirms E-3D Sentry sale to Chilean air force

    2022-02-04T11:09:00Z

    Chile is to update its airborne early warning capabilities, after concluding a deal to acquire ex-Royal Air Force-operated Boeing E-3D Sentry airframes from the UK.

  • Icelandair 757-c-Icelandair
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    Icelandair embarks on detailed planning to replace remaining 757 fleet

    2022-02-04T10:56:00Z

    Icelandair Group will look to replace its Boeing 757 fleet from the second half of the decade, following a review of its long-term strategy. Chief executive Bogi Nils Bogason, speaking during the company’s full-year results briefing, stated that the current fleet composition is “very well suited” to its route network ...

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    Boeing 737 Max programme enjoys better news after order setbacks

    2022-02-04T10:13:00Z

    Boeing’s 737 Max programme has enjoyed a much-needed period of positive news following an inauspicious end to 2021 that saw Air France-KLM and Qantas place significant narrowbody orders with Airbus.