All Europe articles – Page 6

  • SAS

    Pilot strike does not free SAS from compensation obligation: court


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has lost a European court judgement over passenger compensation in the event of a strike by airline personnel, after a ruling that valid industrial action does not qualify as extraordinary circumstances. The European Court of Justice ruling contradicts a previous finding by Swedish consumer disputes board ...

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    Aer Lingus to launch transatlantic flights from Manchester in July


    Irish carrier Aer Lingus has confirmed moves to launch its first transatlantic flights from the UK after disclosing plans to begin services from Manchester to New York JFK and Orlando this summer.

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    Cryogenic tank among features tested for Russian 50-seat proposal


    Characteristics of a proposed Russian 50-seat twin-engined turboprop are being refined after a series of windtunnel tests which to explore configurations including a potential external cryogenic fuel tank. The light convertible aircraft – intended to operate with both passenger and freight layouts – has been subjected to a series ...

  • UK F-35Bs on HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Lockheed sees no change to UK F-35 commitment, despite ambiguous review


    Lockheed Martin remains confident of supplying the UK with many more F-35B combat aircraft than the 48 examples ordered to date, after a lack of detail in the Ministry of Defence’s latest spending plan raised doubts about the nation’s total requirement for the stealth fighter.

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    E195-E2 engine software upgrade ordered after A220 failure incidents


    Operators of Embraer 195-E2 twinjets have been instructed to upgrade electronic engine-control software following inquiries into rotor disc failures on Airbus A220s. Both aircraft types use Pratt Whitney geared-fan engines, and the architecture of the PW1900G powerplant on the E195-E2 is similar to that of the A220’s ...

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    SriLankan Airlines files legal claim after Airbus bribery probe


    SriLankan Airlines has filed a legal claim against Airbus, related to bribery allegations that the airframer settled with France, the UK, and USA in early 2020. The airline confirms that it has made a “claim” against Airbus, but offers no further details. It adds that the airline has “not ...

  • RAF C-130J

    Marshall expects strong demand for surplus UK Hercules


    Set to be retired from Royal Air Force use in 2023, the service’s Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 tactical transports will represent an attractive proposition for secondhand buyers, according to support provider Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

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    ​IAG uses Gatwick slots to secure new $1.8 billion credit revolver


    IAG has signed a $1.76 billion revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks, using take-off and landing slots at both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports as collateral.

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    Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase


    Airbus is to offer a further range increase on the A220-300 towards the middle of this year, with a 1t hike in the twinjet’s maximum take-off weight. It will take the MTOW of the -300, the larger of the A220 variants, to 70.9t from the current 69.9t and will ...

  • EasyJet

    Vaccine certificates ‘helpful’ but restriction-free travel is goal: EasyJet chief


    The European Commission’s proposed Digital Green Certificate is likely to be “helpful” during the reopening of international travel markets, according to EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, but measures should be temporary and proof of vaccination should not mandatory.

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    France’s Aura Aero unveils 19-seat electric aircraft development plan


    French aerospace firm Aura Aero is intending to develop a 19-seat electric-powered regional aircraft, as it looks to certify its two-seat Integral R light single. Aura Aero says the 19-seat project, to address the embryonic low-carbon transport sector, is supported by the Occitanie region. It unveiled the plan ...

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    Typhoon, C-130J and Puma retirements, FCAS investment headline UK defence review


    The UK will retire its Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons, Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports and Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 rotorcraft by the middle of this decade, as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) targets a range of capability updates. Detailed within a Command Paper publication released on 22 March titled ...

  • EasyJet

    EasyJet chief dismisses sustainable fuels as irrelevant to short-haul future


    Short-haul carriers have little reason to invest in the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) when new propulsion technologies are on the horizon, in the view of EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren.

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    ​Austrian resumes normal service on London and Tel Aviv flights


    Austrian Airlines is resuming normal operation for flights to London and Tel Aviv from Vienna after an easing of Covid-19 related restrictions.

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    Zig-zag microrelief on wings could reduce stall risk


    Russian researchers are testing a wing surface modification with vortex generators aimed at reducing the risk of airflow separation and stall at high angles of attack. The work is being conducted at Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute and centres on surface microrelief featuring a zig-zag of vortex generators manufactured from ...

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    EASA rejects Superjet door directive over ‘twisted slides’ concern


    Sukhoi Superjet 100s will not be permitted to operate in Europe if power-assist systems for their exits have been de-activated, following concerns that evacuation could be hampered by flight attendants’ inability to open doors quickly. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has chosen not to adopt a series of ...

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    US clears South Korean Hellfire sale


    The US government has approved the sale of 288 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire missiles to South Korea, as well as training and logistics support for the Netherlands’ helicopter fleet.

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    Icelandair unconcerned after volcano erupts near Keflavik hub


    Icelandair believes a volcanic eruption which commenced near Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport will have only a limited effect on the flag-carrier’s operations. The eruption is close to the Fagradalsfjall peak some 20km south-east of the airport, which serves as Icelandair’s hub. According to the Icelandic Met Office it began ...

  • UIA 737 winglet debris-c-Iran CAO

    Did departure delays conspire to single-out shot-down 737?


    One hazy aspect of last year’s fatal Iranian missile attack on a Boeing 737-800 centres on the circumstances through which the aircraft was singled out when other flights were also operating from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation, which investigated the 8 January attack on Ukraine ...

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    Extent of initial missile damage to shot-down 737 remains unclear


    Few details on the immediate effect of an Iranian surface-to-air missile strike that brought down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 over Tehran have emerged in the investigators’ final analysis. Although the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation has published the flight-data recorder traces from the Ukraine International Airlines jet, shot down on ...