All Europe articles – Page 31

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    IATA’s Walsh slams UK as it raises summer slots use threshold to 70%


    IATA director general Willie Walsh has hit out at the UK decision to set ‘use it or lose it’ slot rules at a 70% threshold for the coming summer, arguing it ”makes a mockery” of its claims to be support the airline recovery.

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    Is pilot skills fade another symptom of the pandemic?


    Reduced flying time during the pandemic has raised concerns that pilots could be more prone to error and cognitive lapses – with studies pointing towards the risk of a lasting decay in capability.

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    How fatal lapses impacted airline safety in 2021


    Assessing the airline industry’s recent safety performance is tricky during the pandemic-driven downturn, but alarming and deadly mishaps remain all too common away from the mainline carriers.

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    Convertible ‘AirCar’ secures Slovakian certification


    Slovakian authorities have granted a certificate of airworthiness to a road vehicle capable of transitioning to an aircraft, following a 70h flight-test campaign. The KleinVision AirCar, powered by a 1.6-litre BMW engine, undertook over 200 sorties as part of the certification effort. Transport Authority of Slovakia’s civil aviation director Rene ...

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    Russian ministry cracks down on unruly passengers with restraint proposal


    Russia’s transport ministry is preparing legislation enabling tougher measures against disruptive passengers, intended to permit crew members and security personnel with the right to use special restraints. Under the proposal the captain of the aircraft would be given the responsibility of deciding whether to use such measures in the event ...

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    MC-21-300 undergoes post-certification cold-weather tests in Siberia


    Russian airframer Irkut is to test the MC-21-300 under cold-weather conditions in Siberia, to ensure it can operate in the country’s extreme climate. The tests, which are taking place in the Sakha republic, involved operating the aircraft with over 70 occupants. State technology firm Rostec says the trials combine a ...

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    British Army eyes rapid ramp-up of capability with new Apache fleet


    With its first remanufactured Boeing AH-64E Apache now in flight testing, the British Army is confident that an initial squadron of eight attack helicopters will be ready for operations later this year.

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    French probe CitationJet level-bust incident with Hop Embraer 170


    French investigators are probing an incident in which a Cessna CitationJet passed over a Hop Embraer 170 after suffering an in-flight altitude deviation. The CitationJet – a 1995 airframe operated by VallJet and registered F-HGPG – was operating a non-scheduled service from Paris Le Bourget to Geneva on 12 January. ...

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    Il-96 to serve as testbed for high-thrust PD-35 engine


    Russian aerospace developers intend to use the Ilyushin Il-96 as a testbed for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The powerplant is being developed for potential large transport aircraft, and the Russian government recently allocated over Rb44 billion ($575 million) to the programme. Deputy trade and industry minister Oleg Bocharov, speaking ...

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    Ural’s new LMS-901 utility aircraft becomes airborne during runway tests


    Ural civil aviation plant UZGA’s multi-purpose LMS-901 Baikal, the utility aircraft intended to replace the Antonov An-2, has become airborne for the first time. The aircraft briefly lifted off the runway during a series of tests over the course of 14-18 January. Its developers had conducted low-speed taxi checks, before ...

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    US charges Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy after Ryanair diversion


    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four Belarusian government officials with conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy.

  • Qatar Airways

    Airbus cancels Qatar’s order for 50 A321neos


    Airbus confirms it has terminated a contract to sell 50 A321neos to Qatar Airways, a move coming amid an ongoing dispute between the companies over alleged A350 quality issues.

  • Bodo airport

    Avinor pushes back decision on new airport for Bodo


    Norwegian airports operator Avinor has postponed a development decision on its involvement for a new airport at Bodo in the north of the country by a year, citing continued financial uncertainty in the market.

  • Turkish Airlines aircraft at Istanbul Airport

    Russian and Turkish airports lead European traffic recovery in 2021


    Russian and Turkish airports made up the most ground on pre-crisis levels last year, FlightGlobal analysis of leading European airports so far to report preliminary traffic data for 2021 shows.

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    Diverted Ryanair 737 not intercepted by Belarusian fighter: inquiry


    One aspect of the Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Minsk diversion incident clarified by the ICAO inquiry is the involvement of an RSK MiG-29 interceptor. While early reports of the incident, on 23 May last year, had indicated that the military fighter had escorted the Ryanair flight to Minsk, the inquiry reveals ...

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    Top Aces unleashes F-16 advanced aggressor fighter


    Top Aces has for the first time flown a Lockheed Martin F-16A equipped with its advanced aggressor mission system, enabling the legacy type “to replicate the most advanced capabilities of contemporary air-to-air combat opponents”.

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    Crucial missing evidence impairs ICAO probe into Ryanair diversion incident


    ICAO’s has been unable to obtain several crucial pieces of evidence – including emails, phone communications, and surveillance footage – during its investigation into last year’s Ryanair Sun Boeing 737-800 diversion to Belarus, while the Minsk air traffic controller assigned to the flight could not be traced. The organisation’s factual ...

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    Why Europe’s airlines have reasons to believe 2022 will bring brighter times


    There are reasons for some airline optimism – once the wave of Omicron cases has passed

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    Greece welcomes first six Dassault Rafales at Tanagra base


    Greece has welcomed the first six of an eventual 18 Dassault Rafales to its Tanagra air base, following a ferry flight conducted from Istres in the south of France.

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    UK long-haul start-up Flypop brings in second A330


    UK start-up Flypop is introducing its second Airbus A330 after the twinjet was transferred to its London Stansted base. It will deploy the aircraft on temporary cargo services with the aim of starting passenger operations during summer this year. The airline is aiming to start long-haul flights to destinations on ...