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    Airbus reveals order for 20 A220s


    Airbus has revealed that an undisclosed customer has ordered 20 A220-300s, while lessor Avolon has signed for eight A320neo-family jets. The agreements in March bring the airframer’s gross order figure to 39 aircraft for the first quarter of this year. But cancellation of eight single-aisle jets – five ...

  • IATA

    Wider economic recovery drives up jet-fuel costs for ailing airlines


    Rising jet-fuel prices will make it harder for airlines to reach cash-positive positions in the coming months, according to industry body IATA.

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    TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers


    Investigators have traced a take-off weight error on a TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 to a flaw introduced to a reservations system by international differences in the manner that female passengers are addressed. The reservations system had been upgraded during a period in which TUI Airways operations were suspended as ...

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: April 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, 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.

  • F-35A for Denmark

    Lockheed delivers first F-35 for Royal Danish Air Force


    The Royal Danish Air Force’s first F-35A was rolled out at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth site in Texas on 7 April, as the service edges closer to retiring its long-serving F-16 fleet.

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    Airbus to test laser-based communications on airborne platform


    Airbus is aiming to integrate a laser-based communications demonstrator on an aircraft for flight testing by the middle of next year. The project, known as UltraAir, is intended to demonstrate high-speed data rate communications with geostationary satellites. Airbus and the Dutch applied scientific research organisation TNO will jointly ...

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    A350 to be converted into Lufthansa’s latest atmospheric research platform


    One of Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900s is undergoing an extensive conversion programme, being fitted with equipment to enable the twinjet to operate as the carrier’s latest climate research platform. The aircraft (D-AIXJ) was delivered to the German flag-carrier three years ago, in May 2018. Lufthansa says it will be ...

  • IATA director general

    New IATA chief insists all Covid-related travel measures should be temporary


    New IATA director general Willie Walsh has called for all restrictions and constraints on international air travel to be removed as quickly as possible, as the trade body’s latest traffic data showed the continued catastrophic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the airline industry.

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    MC-21 back in Moscow after completing natural icing tests


    Source: United Aircraft Flight-test aircraft 73051 was transferred to Arkhangelsk for the natural icing tests

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    Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control


    Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. The modification will coincide with the entry into service of the long-range A321XLR which is being developed with the ‘E-rudder’ architecture in mind. While the initial ...

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    Ryanair plays down ‘optimistic’ analysts’ forecasts for 2021 performance


    Irish budget carrier Ryanair is playing down analysts’ expectations over financial performance for the 2021-22 full year, despite trimming its loss forecast for 2020-21. Ryanair says it “does not share the recent optimism of certain analysts”, stating that it believes the outcome for 2021-22 is “currently close to break-even”. ...

  • Ryanair 737-8200 title-c-Boeing

    EASA validates 737 Max 8-200 certification


    European safety regulators have granted type certificate validation to the Boeing 737 Max 8-200, new high-density variant of the re-engined twinjet. In a certification document revision the European Union Aviation Safety Agency lists a validation date of 6 April, following US FAA certification on 31 March. The 8-200 ...

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    Aeroflot identifies initial routes for new Krasnoyarsk international hub


    Russia’s Aeroflot Group is intending to open its new international hub at Krasnoyarsk in June, after the expansion was delayed by over a year by the air transport crisis. Aeroflot’s board has decided that the hub will open on 1 June with a summer schedule including flights to Sochi, ...

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    Pilots back global campaign to cut excessive NOTAM burden


    Source: Unsplash Cockpit representatives are warning the sheer volume of NOTAM information is overwhelming pilots

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    Airbus shapes A321XLR systems layout with low-tech and hi-tech mock-ups


    One of the Airbus A321neo fuselage sections previously intended for delivery to South American operator LATAM has instead been supporting the A321XLR development programme as a system integration platform. Originally a standard A321LR centre and aft section, the fuselage of MSN8531 was withdrawn from the Hamburg Finkenwerder production line ...

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    Lufthansa to seek shareholder authority for possible capital increase


    Lufthansa Group is to seek approval from shareholders for a potential €5.5 billion ($6.5 billion) capital increase aimed at repaying equity invested in the carrier last year through Germany’s economic stabilisation fund (WSF).

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    MBDA boss keeps coy about hypersonic aspirations


    While Europe is lagging behind China, Russia and the USA in the development and fielding of hypersonic missiles, MBDA chief executive Eric Beranger hints that the company is working on all the supporting technologies required to develop such a system.

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    Willie Walsh takes over as IATA chief


    Describing his passion for the airline industry, Walsh notes that IATA’s work has never been more “critical… than during the Covid-19 crisis”.

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    Tranche 1 Typhoon retirement will have no impact, says RAF chief


    Retirement of the UK’s Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons will not result in operational problems for the Royal Air Force, says chief of the air staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston.

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    MBDA ready to advance Anglo-French Storm Shadow successor


    MBDA expects to later this year advance to its next phase an Anglo-French project to develop a replacement for its Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG cruise missile, says chief executive Eric Beranger.