All Europe articles – Page 9

  • Amsterdam Schiphol-c-Royal Schiphol Group

    Paris and Amsterdam airport operators start untying cross-shareholding pact


    Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol airports’ operators have started unwinding their cross-participation share agreement, after opting not to extend it further. Groupe ADP and Royal Schiphol Group sealed the agreement in 2008, each company taking an 8% shareholding in the other. It reflected the combination of their main ...

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    Orders for A321neo overtake those for A320neo


    Airbus’s A321neo has overtaken its smaller sibling, the A320neo, as the most popular member of the re-engined family following the large order for the variant from Indigo Partners. While the conventional A321 achieved only about a third of the order total of the A320, the A321neo has become the preferred ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: December 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

  • October 2021

    Governments using aviation to ‘transmit Omicron fear’: IATA chief


    The director general of global airline association IATA has accused governments of unfairly “hammering” the airline industry by introducing travel restrictions in response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

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    Air Belgium recruiting pilots as it branches into 747-8F operations


    Air Belgium appears to be preparing to expand its cargo operations to the introduction of Boeing 747-8 freighters, according to a recruitment advertisement from the carrier. The airline has newly issued, through an official social media channel, an invitation for captains and first officers qualified on 747-400s and 747-8s to ...

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    S7 A321neo in-flight upset probe points to ice-ridge distortion of airspeed data


    Preliminary investigation into the serious in-flight upset to an S7 Airlines Airbus A321neo has found that the aircraft suffered disruption to three air data systems shortly after take-off from Magadan, leading to discrepancies in airspeed information and consequent control problems. The aircraft – bound for Novosibirsk on 2 December – ...

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    Airbus trebles net orders after Indigo Partners’ air show deal for A321neos


    Airbus nearly trebled its net order figure in November, largely as a result of the firm agreement for 255 A321neos from Indigo Partners. The order – spread across Wizz Air, Frontier Airlines, Volaris and JetSmart – lifted the airframer’s net total for this year from 125 to 368 aircraft. ITA ...

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    Inmarsat repurposing satellite in UK bid to replace navigation service lost to Brexit


    Space-based communications specialist Inmarsat is to test the use of a transponder on one of its satellites to refine GPS navigation for the UK, after its ‘Brexit’ withdrawal from the European Union forced the UK to give up access to the previous service. The Inmarsat-3 F5 satellite – launched in ...

  • Finnair fleet-c-Finnair

    Finnair to open new US route in mid-2022


    Oneworld alliance carrier Finnair is to open a new US gateway by operating services to Seattle from next year. The airline is to fly from its Helsinki base three-times weekly with the transatlantic route commencing on 1 June. Finnair says it will use Airbus A330s for the Seattle service. The ...

  • F-GUYZ PA-46-c-via Twitter

    PA-46 accident passengers wrongly believed they were flying with airline


    Inquiries into a Piper PA-46 landing accident in eastern France have underlined how companies facilitating private flights can easily be mistaken for commercial airlines by unwary and uninformed passengers. French investigation authority BEA has detailed its concern over the way the flight to Courchevel mountain airfield was arranged, after the ...

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    How low-cost carrier share is evolving in European short-haul markets


    Airline positions in the European short-haul market going into next summer vary widely. Most operators, particularly network carriers, have opted for a more cautious approach to capacity within Europe in a bid to secure some kind of profitability – or at the very lest to limit losses. But others, notably in the low-cost segment, have made a push for market share.

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    First of three flight-test A321XLRs nears roll-out after structural assembly


    Airbus is completing structural assembly of the first A321XLR, as the airframer prepares to commence flight-testing next year and maintain its entry-into-service target of 2023.

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    A220 dual-engine shutdown probe cautions against ‘abrupt’ thrust-lever movement


    New Airbus A220 crew procedures for landing are being introduced after investigation into a dual-engine shutdown found that abrupt throttle movement can trigger erroneous detection of uncontrolled high thrust. Canadian investigators have been looking into an incident involving an Air Baltic A220-300 during which both Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines ...

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    Stansted-bound 737 narrowly brushes past drone during descent


    Pilots of a Boeing 737 believe the aircraft came within 2m of a large drone during an approach to London Stansted airport in September. The encounter has been detailed in the UK Airprox Board’s latest bulletin. While it does not identify the carrier involved, it states that the crew testified ...

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    Russian authorities probe flight-control incident after S7 A321neo diverts


    Russian investigators are probing the circumstances of an incident involving an S7 Airlines Airbus A321neo which made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on 2 December. The aircraft appears to have encountered issues shortly after departing Magadan’s runway 10 for Novosibirsk. It flew a circuitous course in the vicinity of Magadan, ...

  • AIr Baltic A220 YL-CSE-c-Air Baltic

    Air Baltic A220 suffers landing excursion on snowy Riga runway


    One of Air Baltic’s Airbus A220s has been involved in a runway excursion while landing in poor weather at Riga airport. The aircraft “slid off the runway” while arriving from Stockholm as flight BT102 on 3 December. It conducted its approach to runway 36 at around 12:00. Meteorological data for ...

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    BA to take sustainable fuel from UK plant from early 2022


    British Airways is to source sustainable aviation fuel from a UK-based refinery under a supply agreement with energy firm Phillips 66. The fuel will be produced at the Humber refinery in Immingham, in the east of the country, and be used within the airline’s fleet from early next year. British ...

  • Belavia Embraer-c-Belavia

    Belavia rethinks fleet sourcing as EU imposes sanctions over Lukashenko support


    Belarusian flag-carrier Belavia is looking for alternative fleet arrangements as political issues put additional pressure on the airline’s operations, already strained by the impact of the pandemic. Belavia is among 11 entities against which restrictive sanctions have been imposed by the European Council, which has accused the Belarusian government of ...

  • ITA A320neo title-c-Airbus

    ITA and Italian unions agree labour pact to support new airline’s development


    Newly-launched Italian national airline ITA Airways has reached a collective labour agreement with trade unions, which the carrier says will support its strategic development including workforce growth potentially from early next year. The carrier aims to expand in accordance with the recovery of the air transport sector and offer development ...

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    Ryanair focused on summer as fresh restrictions bring ‘challenging’ Christmas


    European budget carrier Ryanair is putting its focus on meeting an uptick in summer travel as it sees demand until Christmas likely stifled by fresh travel restrictions. Ryanair, which Eurocontrol data showed earlier in November surpassed pre-Covid flight activity for the first time since the pandemic, today disclosed it carried ...