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    Flynas signs off on strategy envisaging raising aircraft orders to 250


    Saudi Arabian budget operation Flynas has outlined a strategic plan for the remainder of the decade under which it intends to lift its aircraft orders to 250.

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    ITA’s first A350 emerges in full colours


    Italian carrier ITA Airways’ first Airbus A350 has emerged in the airline’s distinctive paint scheme. Airbus has shown off the -900 aircraft, MSN270, with the carrier’s blue fuselage and Italian flag-themed fin. ITA had previously stated that it would include leased A350s as part of its initial fleet, at least ...

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    Qantas returns A380s to Melbourne in capacity ramp-up


    Qantas is set to increase capacity from Melbourne to North America, including returning its Airbus A380s to Australia’s second largest city.

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    Clamour for China Eastern crash theories is at odds with reality


    Following the tragic loss of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 on Monday, scrutiny – informed or otherwise – has been intense, in general reporting and particularly on social media.

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    How Russian airlines are impacted by Bermuda fly wrangle


    Bilateral arrangement with British Overseas Territory crumbles in face of sanctions, leaving aircraft in limbo.

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    Alaska to accelerate fleet transition and convert two 737-800s to freighters


    Alaska Airlines is to accelerate its fleet renewal plans to be operating only Boeing 737 narrowbodies and Embraer 175 regional jets by the end of 2023, while also converting a pair of its Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft into freighters.

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    Delta takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo in Hamburg


    Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of the first of 26 Airbus A321neo aircraft it expects to receive this year.

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    Air Canada to introduce fleet of long-range A321XLRs


    Air Canada is acquiring 26 Airbus A321XLRs, emerging as the undisclosed customer behind an order for six of the jets in the airframer’s backlog. The airline is taking another 20 of the long-range model through leasing companies, including 15 from Air Lease and five from AerCap. No engine selection has ...

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    Air Greenland signs to acquire eVTOL fleet through Avolon


    Air Greenland is to acquire a fleet of eVTOL aircraft through lessor Avolon, to serve as shuttles in the territory. The airline is the first European carrier to partner with Avolon’s programme for eVTOL technology. It is committing to purchasing or leasing a fleet of Vertical Aerospace VX4 models, which ...

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    China Eastern grounds 737-800 fleet following crash


    China Eastern Airlines has grounded its fleet of Boeing 737-800s, hours after one example crashed in central China. 

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    Rosaviatsia extends MRO approvals to Russian carriers to service foreign aircraft


    Russian leisure carrier Azur Air has been granted clearance to conduct maintenance across its fleet if the aircraft are on the domestic register. Azur Air says it has received approval for maintenance on Boeing 777s and 737s from the federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. The company has technical facilities at ...

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    Suspension of Bermuda bilateral invalidates Russian pilots’ licences on leased fleet


    Russian government suspension of the bilateral agreement with Bermuda’s civil aviation authority would render Russian pilot licences invalid on the hundreds of aircraft operated on the Bermuda registry, the regulator states.

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    Tony Douglas on reshaping Etihad Airways for sustainable future


    More than four years into a major restructuring, group chief executive Tony Douglas sees Etihad Airways emerging from the pandemic with a fresh focus which places the core airline brand at the heart of its strategy.

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    Comair starts restoring services after regulator lifts AOC suspension


    South African authorities have lifted the suspension of carrier Comair, satisfied that the airline has addressed safety concerns which forced its grounding for five days. Comair was grounded after an audit following an audit which commenced on 7 March. The audit had been initiated after a “spate of occurrences”, says ...

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    Volotea to take six more A320s in 2022


    Pan-European carrier Volotea will add six more Airbus A320s to its fleet this year as it continues to expand beyond its pre-Covid capacity. The Spain-headquartered airline – which focuses on serving mid-sized European cities – transitioned to an all-Airbus fleet last year following the early retirement of its Boeing 717s ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: March 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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    Russia suspends Bermuda bilateral to aid re-registration of aircraft fleet


    Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin has suspended the bilateral agreement with Bermuda covering supervision of aircraft registered with the island territory, to enable transfer to the Russian register. Under the bilateral, which has been in place since 1999, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority has had responsibility for overseeing airworthiness of ...

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    Russia’s Smartavia rejigs leadership to steer path through crisis


    Russian carrier Smartavia has rejigged its leadership team, re-appointing a former chief executive to head the airline. Smartavia says the decision to put Anatoly Semenyuk in charge – succeeding Sergei Savostin – is intended to “strengthen” the airline’s operating structure during the transport crisis. Savostin, one of the airline’s shareholders, ...

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    Arajet orders 20 Boeing 737 Max


    Dominican Republic-based Arajet, the corporate successor to now-defunct Flycana, has ordered 20 Boeing 737 Max 8-200s and taken options to purchase an additional 15 Max jets.

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    Utair claims sufficient aircraft on Russian register to serve its network


    Russian carrier Utair insists it will be able to maintain services using domestically-registered aircraft, after restricting the operation of those on the Bermuda register. Bermuda’s civil aviation authority suspended airworthiness certification of the Russian fleet on its register from 13 March. Utair states that it has received a notification from ...