All Europe articles – Page 4

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    Pitch moderation for older A320s to counter false-glideslope effects


    French investigators have disclosed that Airbus is introducing a modification for conventional A320-family aircraft to prevent excessive pitch in the event of a false-glideslope encounter. The development is contained in the investigation authority BEA’s findings into the unexpected pitch-up by an Air France A318 after it intercepted a false 9° ...

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    Incursion snowploughs on different frequency before 737's aborted take-off


    French investigators are citing a lack of co-ordination between Lyon airport’s ground and local controllers as having led to an Air Algerie Boeing 737-800’s commencing its take-off roll while snowploughs occupied the runway. Investigation authority BEA specifically highlights the decision to keep the snowplough communications on the ground controller’s radio ...

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    Offsetting just part of climate change action: British Airways chief


    British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle believes the carrier is demonstrating its commitment to meeting emissions targets goes well beyond offsetting measures after unveiling a fresh programme of initiatives tackling the impact of climate change.

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    BA must be ‘honest’ about what it needs to compete at Gatwick: Doyle


    British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle believes the airline must be “honest” in assessing how it can compete at London Gatwick airport as talks continue on establishing a new lower-cost operation.

  • LATAM first A320neo

    Strong A320neo agreements push Airbus net orders into triple figures


    Latin American operator LATAM’s agreement for 28 A320neo-family jets has lifted the airframer’s net order figures for 2021 into triple figures. But LATAM has also dropped the final pair of A350-1000s from its backlog. The airline still has commitments for 13 of the smaller A350-900. LATAM’s deal – for 21 ...

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    Airbus A320-family deliveries pass 10,000 mark


    Airbus’s A320 family has passed the mark of 10,000 deliveries, the airframer’s latest order and backlog data indicates. Although the airframer delivered the aircraft with serial number MSN10000 to Middle East Airlines last year, the actual production run had yet to reach five figures. But FlightGlobal analysis of Airbus’s monthly ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo to lease A321 freighters through BBAM


    Germany’s Lufthansa Cargo is to lease a pair of Airbus A321 converted freighters through a long-term agreement with lessor BBAM. Lufthansa Cargo had stated in July that it would “permanently” convert two A321s into freighters, to expand its cargo transport capabilities, from early 2022. The aircraft will be operated by ...

  • Russia Iran talks-c-Rosaviatsia

    Russian-Iranian airworthiness pact intended to ease civil aviation exports


    Russian and Iranian authorities have signed a memorandum of understanding on airworthiness matters, intended to ease export of aircraft. The agreement builds on airworthiness consultations held in June which included the participation of Russian Helicopters’ national engineering centre for Mil and Kamov. These talks focused on co-operation over aviation equipment ...

  • German air force A400M

    New Airbus military aircraft chief bullish on A400M, MRTT prospects


    Airbus Defence & Space has hailed the performance of its A400M Atlas and A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) with customer air forces during the major airlift which rescued coalition nationals and Afghan civilians from Kabul last month.

  • Emerald ATR 72-600-c-Emerald Airlines

    Irish start-up Emerald secures air operator’s certificate


    Ireland’s civil aviation regulator has granted an air operator’s certificate to start-up Emerald Airlines, the carrier set to take over as an Aer Lingus regional franchise partner. Emerald Airlines conducted an ATR 72-600 proving flight on 3 September – operating from Dublin to Cork – and the aircraft (EI-GPP) has ...

  • Boeing MAX 10

    Failure to agree pricing spurs Ryanair and Boeing to end Max 10 order talks


    Ryanair and Boeing have ended discussions over a potential 737 Max 10 order, citing an inability to reach agreement on pricing for the variant. The budget airline’s chief, Michael O’Leary, had already indicated on 31 August that the two sides were not making much progress on closing a “gap” on ...

  • Air France A318

    Pressured crew missed A318’s levelling before false-glideslope intercept


    Investigators have found that an Air France Airbus A318’s stall-protection system activated when the aircraft captured a false glideslope, after its crew lost situational awareness while dealing with a rushed approach to Toulon-Hyeres airport. The aircraft (F-GUGD) had been arriving from Paris Orly on 20 December 2019. It had been ...

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    KLM pulls US flights as Netherlands introduces quarantine rule


    Travellers arriving in the Netherlands from the USA will be required to quarantine for 10 days from 4 September, regardless of their vaccination status.

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    Europe’s airlines acutely aware that winter is coming


    There are reasons to be cheerful about Europe’s recent performance. But the outlook for the coming winter season on the passenger side of the business remains awash with uncertainty.

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    Helvetic initiates E190-E2 services at London City after steep-approach clearance


    Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways has conducted the first commercial service with an Embraer 190-E2 into London City airport, following approval for the type to carry out steep-approach landings. The E190-E2 secured steep-approach certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in May this year. London City has a runway length ...

  • Swissport

    July a solid month for air cargo but risks remain: IATA


    July was another solid month for the air cargo industry, but rising Covid numbers could disrupt the sector’s recovery, according to IATA.

  • Russian Helicopters UAV-c-Rostec

    Lessor GTLK to aid Russian Post plan for Siberian UAV delivery network


    Russian state lessor GTLK is tying up with the country’s mail service, Russian Post, to advance the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to maintain postal deliveries in remote regions. The provisional agreement, signed during an economic forum in Vladivostok on 2 September, intends to co-ordinate the two sides’ initiatives in ...

  • MH17 detonation

    Police appeal directly to Russian citizens and military for MH17 missile information


    Investigators probing the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, are directing a renewed appeal for information on the missile transporter at Russian civilians and the military. Dutch national police are supporting the appeal by writing to citizens of Kursk, where the anti-aircraft missile brigade which owned ...

  • Omni 767 gear collapse-c-AIAS

    Omni 767 gear-collapse inquiry suspects hydrogen-assisted cracking


    Romanian investigators are analysing overhaul processes applied to the outer cylinder of an Omni Air International Boeing 767-300ER which suffered a landing-gear collapse at Bucharest last year. Metallographic examination of the cylinder in Seattle has revealed fractures consistent with initial overheating damage followed by the propagation of hydrogen-assisted cracking, says ...

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    Rome says Chinese firm illicitly acquired local UAV maker


    Italian authorities have charged six individuals for a conspiracy to transfer sensitive unmanned air vehicle (UAV) technology to China through the acquisition of a Pordenone-based aerospace firm.