All Europe articles – Page 8

  • A321LR-TAP-c-Airbus-970

    Portuguese government seeks approval for €460m aid to TAP


    Portugal’s government has formally notified the European Commission of its intent to grant interim support to flag-carrier TAP. The support is designed to guarantee the airline’s liquidity until a restructuring programme is approved. Up to €463 million in aid within the scope of the restructuring can be notified, ...

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    Ukrainian government to nationalise Motor Sich


    Ukraine’s government has decided to nationalise aircraft engine maker Motor Sich, weeks after effectively scotching a bid from Chinese firm Skyrizon to buy the company. President Volodymry Zelensky chaired an 11 March meeting with the national security and defence council at which the Motor Sich issue was discussed, alongside ...

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    Low-cost carriers urge for long-haul to be included in EU’s SAF mandate


    A coalition of short-haul airlines, other aviation organisations and environmental groups are calling on the European Commission to ensure that long-haul flights are included in a forthcoming EU mandate on the use of sustainable aviation fuel.

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    Pandemic freight demand assists pared-back CargoLogicAir


    Freight activity catalysed by the pandemic helped UK-based CargoLogicAir last year to improve on a weak performance in 2019, the company has disclosed. The carrier – linked to Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group – ran into problems in 2020 and sought a temporary suspension of its operating licence, which was subsequently ...

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    A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030


    Rolls-Royce has secured an exclusive position on the Airbus A350-900 for the remainder of the decade, ruling out any immediate prospect of a rival engine manufacturer entering the market for twinjet. The agreement means the Trent XWB will remain the sole powerplant on the A350 until at least 2030. ...

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    Single Icelandair brand to cover Air Iceland Connect operations


    Icelandair Group is bringing its regional carrier Air Iceland Connect under the single brand of the parent airline, in a bid to simplify its operations. The integration will take effect from 16 March, says the company, with the international network of Icelandair being combined with domestic links and the ...

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    Progress on Trent 1000 remedies brings down overall in-service costs


    Rolls-Royce is expecting overall in-service cash costs relating to Trent 1000 technical issues to fall to £2.1-2.2 billion ($2.9-3.1 billion), down from £2.4 billion, following improved progress on remedial work. The Trent 1000 is an engine option for the Boeing 787 but has been beset by a number of ...

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    ​Norwegian files restructuring plan to courts


    Low-cost carrier Norwegian has sent its plan for financial restructuring to the Irish and Norwegian courts, as it seeks permission from creditors and shareholders to continue the remodelling of its business and initiate a capital raise.

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    Rolls-Royce takes £1.3bn charge in fall-out from civil aerospace crisis


    Rolls-Royce large engine flying hours were down by 57% last year, while deliveries of such engines almost halved to 264. The powerplant manufacturer disclosed the full-year impact of the air transport crisis as it turned in a £2.6 billion ($3.6 billion) underlying operating loss from its civil aerospace division. ...

  • NordStar Norilsk title-c-NordStar

    NordStar-KrasAvia tie-up to support northern Russia network development


    Russian carrier NordStar has entered a tie-up with regional operator KrasAvia, a consortium intended to increase air transport access for the area. President Vladimir Putin had supported a proposal to establish a base carrier at Norilsk – a designation which has been granted to NordStar – and create a ...

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    Aeroflot Group impairs Rossiya goodwill and Aurora disposal


    Aeroflot Group has disclosed a Rb6.5 billion ($88 million) write-off of goodwill for its subsidiary airline Rossiya in its full-year financial results. The company has also listed a Rb5.07 billion loss from the disposal of another subsidiary, the eastern Russian carrier Aurora which it sold for the token sum ...

  • Wizz Air Airbus A321neo

    Wizz Air UK to have four A321neos by end of May


    Wizz Air’s UK operation will have four new Airbus A321neos in its fleet by the end of May after today carrying out its first flight with the Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered narrowbody.

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    Court urges Czech Airlines creditors to file prompt claims


    Czech Airlines creditors are being urged to submit claims within two months following the carrier’s filing for insolvency with a Prague court. The municipal court has ruled that an interim creditors’ committee be appointed with Czech Airlines Technics, the Czech bank Ceska Sporitelna, and the aviation general sales agent ...

  • Icelandair 767

    Two Icelandair 767s to be converted to freighters in leaseback deal


    Icelandair Group has reached a sale-and-leaseback agreement for a pair of Boeing 767-300ER which will be converted into freighters. The aircraft are being sold to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ associated joint venture Titan Aircraft Investments. Icelandair Group says the 767s will be converted in spring next year and ...

  • Airbus A350

    Sustainability and airline success now inexorably linked: Air France chief


    The rise of sustainability as a challenge for the airline industry has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, to the point where business success is inexorably linked to carriers significantly reducing their environmental footprints, in the view of Air France chief executive Anne Rigail.

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    Berlin airports chief seeks to step down following Brandenburg completion


    Four months after the much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg airport opened, the chief of its operating company has requested to step down from his post. Engelbert Lutke Daldrup, who took over almost exactly four years ago, is seeking to terminate his contract of employment early, in September 2021. Operating company ...

  • AerCap

    AerCap agrees acquisition of US lessor GECAS


    Leasing giant AerCap has agreed to acquire US lessor GECAS, creating a leviathan with over 2,000 aircraft and more than 900 engines as well as 300 helicopters. AerCap says it has entered into a “definitive agreement” – unanimously approved by the companies’ boards – under which General Electric will ...

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    Cut in UK domestic air passenger duty floated for transport consultation


    Consultation is set to take place on cutting the UK’s air passenger duty scheme as part of a broad government rethink on the country’s transport network. Air passenger duty is a distance-based scheme which is pitched as a mechanism for addressing environmental concerns, but has long been controversial with ...

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    Recovery unsustainable without Travel Pass-style apps: IATA


    Governments around the world are not moving quickly enough to plan for the reopening of international travel markets, in the view of IATA, particularly when it comes to the creation of digital standards for Covid-19 testing and vaccination records.

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    UK FCAS programme poised to enter concept and assessment phase


    The UK’s future combat air system (FCAS) activity is on track to enter its concept and assessment phase later this year.