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    Russian fleets left in regulatory limbo as Bermuda suspends airworthiness approval


    Bermuda’s civil aviation regulator has suspended all certificates of airworthiness of aircraft operating in Russia under the bilateral agreement between the two sides. The suspension entered effect just before 13 March. Large numbers of civil aircraft operating in Russia are held on the Bermuda registry, and the bilateral ICAO agreement ...

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    Russian draft transport legislation could complicate return of leased fleet


    Russia’s transport ministry has drafted new legislation outlining conditions for returning leased aircraft to foreign lessors, including approval from a government committee. The proposed legislation also states that payments between lessors and lessees will be carried out in Russian currency – the rouble, which has sunk in value against the ...

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    How will increased debt change the airline industry?


    As airlines emerge from Covid-19 and into cost pressures exacerbated by war in Europe, they face a years-long effort to pay down the debt accumulated to survive the challenges

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    Vietnam’s Sun Group to establish private air charter arm


    Vietnamese leisure and infrastructure investment firm Sun Group is to establish a new luxury business aviation company, offering a range of aircraft types. The company will be known as Sun Air and will specialise in private jet charter and aircraft management. Sun Air will initially operate a pair of long-range ...

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    SmartLynx to take A330 converted freighters through ATSG agreement


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to introduce converted Airbus A330-300 freighters, stepping up to the long-haul jets having already started bringing in A321 cargo aircraft. The company has agreed with Air Transport Services Group to acquire six modified A330s under a six-year lease. SmartLynx will take delivery of the first ...

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    DHL orders another six 777Fs


    Express package delivery company DHL Express has ordered another six Boing 777 Freighters, handing the US airframer another in a long string of recent freighter aircraft sales.

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    Avianca orders another 88 Airbus A320neos


    Colombia’s Avianca has ordered 88 Airbus A320neo aircraft to be delivered between 2025 and 2031.

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    Airline Business Index shows industry exceeding three-quarters of pre-Covid size


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry has exceeded three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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    Air Mauritius sells A330 to MonoCoque and Aquila


    Air Mauritius has sold one of its Airbus A330s to an entity identified as MonoCoque Diversified Interests. The twinjet is being assigned to the Irish arm of aerospace asset finance specialist Aquila Air Capital. MonoCoque, which will manage the aircraft for Aquila, has identified the jet as a -200 variant, ...

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    Jetcraft picks up Hop CRJ1000 fleet


    US-based asset management firm Jetcraft has acquired 14 Bombardier CRJ1000 regional jets from Air France’s regional division Hop. The aircraft will be transferred to the commercial arm of the firm, Jetcraft Commercial, over the course of March to December this year. Three of the aircraft are ready to be placed, ...

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    Where are the 383 Boeing 737 Max jets that had been delivered to airlines in March 2019?


    Three years after the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet began and more than a year into the type’s return to service, there are more than 500 examples undertaking commercial operations around the world.

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    Large 737 Max influx to reinforce profitable Flydubai’s capacity


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai is preparing for a large influx of Boeing 737 Max jets, with 20 due to be delivered to the airline this year. The deliveries will begin in March, and help to raise Flydubai’s capacity as it recovers from the pandemic. Flydubai has a fleet of 60 ...

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    Ethiopian signs for five 777-8 freighters


    Ethiopian Airlines has signed a tentative agreement to order five Boeing 777-8 freighters, to expand its cargo network from Addis Ababa. The airline is already a 777 freighter operator. Its memorandum of understanding will, if firmed, add to the total of 34 orders for the twinjet since its launch in ...

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    How safe were commercial airline flights in 2021?


    The commercial airline industry showed improvements in several key safety metrics for 2021, according to IATA, although turboprop operations again significantly lagged the performance of jet flights.

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    El Al’s last 787 delivery put back until early 2023


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is pushing back delivery of its final Boeing 787 at least until March next year, three years beyond its original introduction date. The airline says the 787-8 – one of four of the variant – was supposed to be accepted in March 2020, just as pandemic-related ...

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    Sole An-225 suffered irreparable damage during airfield assault


    New images of the conflict damage at Kyiv’s Gostomel airfield confirm that the sole operational Antonov An-225 has been destroyed while parked in a hangar on the site. While the status of the iconic six-engined freighter had remained unclear for several days after conflict erupted in Ukraine, images had emerged ...

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    Lufthansa in the hunt for additional widebody opportunities


    Lufthansa Group will look at the opportunistic acquisition of widebody aircraft, particularly Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, that were previously destined for sanction-hit Russian carriers.

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    Sabre boots Aeroflot from GDS platform


    Airline ticket distribution provider Sabre has terminated its agreement with Russia’s Aeroflot and is removing the carrier’s flights from its global distribution network.

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    Airlines steel for rising costs as Ukraine-Russia conflict brings unwelcome uncertainties


    Developments seen over the past few days – whether related to fuel costs, sanctions, airspace restrictions or airport infrastructure in Ukraine – will take some time to resolve, even under best-case scenarios.

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    Embraer follows big two and cuts ties with Russian airlines


    Embraer has become the latest aircraft manufacturer to sever ties with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.