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    Airbus and Qatar Airways wrestle over right to resell rejected A350s


    Among the legal jousts between Airbus and Qatar Airways arising from their court clash is an attempt by the airline to prevent the airframer from reselling A350s built for the carrier but individually cancelled after Qatar’s refusal to take delivery. Airbus has been cancelling A350s which had been completed and ...

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    US FAA formally downgrades Russian oversight safety classification


    US aviation regulators have downgraded the safety rating of Russia, declaring that the oversight authority is not complying with ICAO standards. The US FAA has formally classified Russia as a ‘Category 2’ state under its International Aviation Safety Assessment scheme. This downgrade prevents any expansion of airline services to the ...

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    Air Lease set to write off $800m for Russian-operated aircraft


    US lessor Air Lease is to write off more than $800 million in assets comprising aircraft still operated by Russian carriers that the company is unlikely to retrieve. The lessor had previously disclosed that 21 owned aircraft from its fleet were still in Russia, following the termination of leases in ...

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    ITA prepares to put initial A350 into intercontinental service


    Italian carrier ITA Airways is preparing to put its initial Airbus A350-900 into service on its network of American and Asian routes this summer. The first of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered twinjets has been undergoing preparatory test flights at Toulouse before entering operation. ITA states that the aircraft will join ...

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    US commuter carrier Southern to acquire P2012 Travellers


    Italian airframer Tecnam has secured another US customer for its new P2012 Traveller, with Southern Airways Express agreeing to purchase two of the nine-passenger aircraft.

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    Icelandic carrier Play makes US debut with Baltimore service


    Icelandic low-cost carrier Play operated its first US flight on 20 April, with a service to Baltimore/Washington International airport.

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    Aeroflot Group board to discuss redemption of A330 leases


    Aeroflot Group’s board is to discuss the possibility of early redemption for leases on Airbus A330s by the Russian flag-carrier. The airline has a dozen A330-300s in its fleet, all powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. Only one appears to be in service, operating long-haul routes including the domestic Moscow-Yakutsk ...

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    Etihad intensifies sustainability R&D efforts with week-long Earth Day programme


    Etihad Airways is ramping up its sustainability research and development efforts in a week-long programme that coincides with Earth Day on 22 April.

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    Court OKs Nordic Aviation’s bankruptcy plan, lessor set to exit protection in May


    Irish aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital says a US federal judge has approved its bankruptcy reorganisation plan, putting the company on track to exit court-supervised restructuring before the end of May.

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    Lessor Aviation Capital Group outlines exposure to Russian airline sector


    US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group has estimated its exposure to Russian airlines at around $600 million, through aircraft leased to the sanctions-hit market. Aviation Capital Group has eight owned aircraft, plus financing and loan guarantees, in Russia according to parent company Tokyo Century Corporation. “Although this exposure is covered by ...

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    Royal Jordanian medium-haul fleet renewal central to recovery strategy


    Royal Jordanian Airlines is negotiating a fleet modernisation which is focused on replacing and expanding the short- and medium-haul jets operated by the Middle Eastern carrier. The airline outlined an expansion strategy during its annual general meeting on 18 April. Royal Jordanian, which is trying to recover from the impact ...

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    China Eastern returns 737-800 to service, a month after fatal crash


    China Eastern Airlines has returned a small number of Boeing 737-800s to service, flight recording data suggests, nearly a month after the type was involved in a fatal crash in southern China. 

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    UK start-up Sentra agrees A330 lease


    US lessor Air Lease has disclosed that it is placing a used Airbus A330-200 with a UK start-up identifying itself as Sentra Airways. The twinjet will be delivered to the carrier this summer, says the lessor, the first aircraft in the carrier’s fleet. Air Lease has given little detail about ...

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    Over 570 foreign aircraft moved to Russian registry: deputy prime minister


    Russian authorities have transferred 571 foreign-built passenger aircraft to the domestic register, out of a total of 781, according to first deputy prime minister Andrei Belousov. Belousov disclosed the figure during a presentation on measures adopted by the government to stabilise the Russian economy in the face of sanction pressure. ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: April 2022 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.

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    Air Lease discloses extent of Russian fleet exposure


    US lessor Air Lease has disclosed that it has 21 owned aircraft remaining in Russia, following the termination of agreements for aircraft on lease to Russian operators. The lessor says it ended leases on all the aircraft in March. Air Lease previously counted operators including S7 Airlines, Nordwind, Ural Airlines ...

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    T’way Air plans international ramp-up in May as airline grows A330 fleet


    South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air will resume a number of flights to Japan and Southeast Asia in May, as it eyes a steady increase in travel demand. 

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    Air Europa to lease some of start-up Norse Atlantic’s 787s


    Spanish operator Air Europa is to lease four Boeing 787s from the Scandinavian long-haul start-up Norse Atlantic Airways. The 18-month agreement comprises sublease of two 787-9s and two 787-8s. Norse Atlantic says the deal will generate “positive cash-flow” for the airline, by making use of aircraft which would not otherwise ...

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    Indonesia’s Pelita Air enters narrowbody club with A320 arrival


    Indonesia’s Pelita Air Service has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A320s, as the charter operator prepares to launch scheduled services.

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    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 ...