All Europe articles – Page 8

  • Aeroflot A320-c-Airbus

    Commission doubts Russian authority’s ability to cope with expanded safety oversight


    European regulators have expressed doubts over Russian authorities’ ability to exercise sufficient safety oversight of the large number of leased foreign-owned aircraft seized by the government after sanctions were imposed on the air transport sector. The European Commission has detailed its reasons for blacklisting 21 airlines over their continued operation ...

  • Air France A350F-c-Airbus

    Air France-KLM firms order for A350 freighters


    Air France-KLM Group has firmed its tentative order for four Airbus A350 freighters, a deal originally disclosed in December last year. The aircraft are intended to provide additional cargo capacity at Air France, already an operator of the A350 passenger variant. Air France-KLM is taking up to eight A350Fs of ...

  • Brazilian air force Gripen E F-39E

    Brazilian deliveries edge Gripen E toward service entry


    Brazil’s lead pair of serial production Saab Gripen E fighters have been shipped to the country, and transferred for flight testing in Gaviao Peixoto.

  • EasyJet A320neo-c-Airbus

    EasyJet cuts first-half loss as it aims restore pre-crisis summer capacity


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is expecting a headline pre-tax loss of £535-565 million ($696-735 million) for the first half of the financial year, but says it outperformed its expectations for the six-month period. The airline flew two-thirds of pre-crisis capacity in the second quarter. It is aiming to raise this ...

  • Yamal A320-c-Alan Wilson Creative Commons

    Russian fleet will remain safe despite EU blacklisting: Rosaviatsia


    Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia insists the country’s foreign-owned fleet will be safely operated in spite of the European Commission blacklisting of several carriers over airworthiness concerns. Rosaviatsia says the Commission’s unilateral measure was “taken in absentia” and does take into account the actual technical condition of the leased ...

  • Lufthansa Airbus A321neo wing

    Kuehne takes stake in Lufthansa to over 10%


    German businessman and Kuehne and Nagel majority owner Klaus-Michael Kuehne has increased his stake in Lufthansa to over 10%, a stock market disclosure today shows.

  • TAP Airbus-c-Airbus

    Closure of Brazilian MRO unit drives TAP loss in 2021


    TAP Air Portugal posted a net loss of €1.6 billion ($1.7 billion) for 2021, including €1 billion of one-off costs largely related to the closure of its Brazilian maintenance unit.

  • 10th Turkish air force A400M

    Turkey completes its A400M fleet with 10th delivery


    Turkey has taken receipt of its 10th and final A400M from Airbus Defence & Space, becoming the third nation to complete its fleet of the tactical transports.

  • temporary passenger freighter-c-Lufthansa

    EASA will not extend temporary passenger-to-freighter conversion approval


    European operators will not be permitted to use temporary conversions of passenger aircraft to freighters beyond the end of July. Approvals for the modification were introduced by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in 2020, as the pandemic led carriers to convert dormant passenger aircraft to address the demand for ...

  • Domestic terminal

    Atlanta regains title of world’s busiest airport in domestic travel-dominated 2021 ranking


    Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson regained its pre-pandemic standing as the world’s busiest airport by passenger numbers in 2021, according to data released by ACI World today, as domestic traffic continued to be the differentiator in another Covid-hit year. Busiest airports in 2021 by passenger numbers 202120202019Airport2021 passengers(million)% change vs 2020% ...

  • Ural A320neo title-c-Ural Airlines

    EU blacklists Russian carriers over continued operation of grounded aircraft


    All three Aeroflot Group carriers, plus S7 Airlines and Ural Airlines, are among 21 Russian operators blacklisted by the European Commission over safety concerns related to continued operation of aircraft seized by the Russian government. While Russian carriers are already barred from operating within the European Union, as part of ...

  • S7 737-c-Marvin Mutz Creative Commons

    Russia’s S7 Airlines returns to full-year profit


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has turned in a profitable full year, with a pre-tax surplus of Rb12.7 billion ($156 million) for 2021. The figure reverses the Rb5.2 billion loss recorded during the previous year, which was heavily affected by the pandemic. S7’s revenues rose by 60% to nearly Rb156 billion, ...

  • British Airways aircraft at Heathrow March 2020

    Outbound travel drives Heathrow to busiest month since pandemic


    London Heathrow airport enjoyed its best month for traffic since the pandemic in March, though the 4.2 million passengers it handled is still only two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels.

  • Aeroflot A350 title-c-Airbus

    Aeroflot appoints head of Rossiya as new chief executive


    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot has confirmed a new chief executive, Sergei Alexandrovsky, who will succeed Mikhail Poluboyarinov. Alexandrovsky is the former head of group carrier Rossiya. Poluboyarinov had led the airline for less than 18 months since being appointed in November 2020. Aeroflot has not elaborated on the succession decision, confirmed ...

  • AirAsia A330neo-c-Airbus

    AirAsia X strikes off majority of A330neo order


    Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X appears to have slashed its orders for Airbus A330-900s by more than 60. The airframer has listed 63 cancellations for the long-haul twinjet during March, and AirAsia X’s commitment has fallen from 78 to 15 aircraft. AirAsia X co-founder Tony Fernandes had been a vocal ...

  • Birgir Jonsson Play

    IPO eradicates risk of ‘megalomania fit’ at growing airline: Play chief


    The chief executive of Icelandic budget airline Play has explained how last year’s IPO was an important step in taking risk “off the table” for the start-up carrier’s stakeholders following the missteps at defunct compatriot Wow Air.

  • Emerald Airlines

    European start-up carriers enjoy access to airline expertise laid off during Covid crisis


    The chief executives of European start-up carriers Emerald Airlines and Flypop have cited the large pool of laid-off executives and other experienced airline workers as a boon for their businesses as they seek success in an historically challenging industry. Speaking during the CAPA Airline Leader Summit today, the chief executive ...

  • Draken Europe

    Draken wins three-year UK ‘red air’ deal


    Draken Europe is to provide aggressor training for the Royal Air Force using Aero Vodochody L-159Es to be operated from Teesside International airport under an initial three-year contract.

  • Swiss A220-c-Swiss

    Airbus’ ’new baby’ makes splash in Latin America


    Airbus hopes to entice Latin American airlines to order its new A220 with a five-country whistle-stop tour. 

  • Tilman Reinshagen-c-Brussels Airlines

    Brussels Airlines names new chief operating officer


    Lufthansa Group has selected Tilman Reinshagen as the new chief operating officer of its Brussels Airlines division. Reinshagen will take over from Edi Wolfensberger who has newly been appointed chief operating officer of Eurowings. Brussels Airlines says Reinshagen will take up his new post on 1 July. He has occupied ...