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    Airline Business Index scores industry at two-thirds of pre-Covid size


    The latest quarterly Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry reached exactly two-thirds of its pre-crisis size at the mid-point of 2021. 

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    Emirates advances deliveries of final A380s


    Emirates is to advance the delivery schedule for its last three Airbus A380s, intending to take the final aircraft in November this year. It will give the Dubai-based carrier a total of 118 A380s, accounting for almost half the entire customer fleet of 251 aircraft. Airbus puts the in-service fleet ...

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    Orange2Fly A320 stall-protection activated after idle-thrust handover


    Greek investigators have disclosed that the crew of an Airbus A320 allowed the aircraft’s airspeed to decay to the point where its automatic stall-protection system activated on approach to Muscat. Operating for Oman’s SalamAir, the Greek-registered Orange2Fly A320 (SX-ODS) had been arriving from Dubai on 28 January 2019. Although the ...

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    IATA calls for vaccine status standard as tourism body issues AstraZeneca warning


    IATA has called for the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) to become the global standard for proof of vaccination status, the day after the global tourism industry warned that issues over the recognition of different vaccine types could stymie the international travel recovery.

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    Boeing rolls out F-15QA; ferry flights by end-2021


    Boeing has formally rolled out its new F-15QA ‘Ababil’ fighter for the Qatari air force, with ferry flights to commence later this year.

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    Israeli finance ministry outlines loan offer to support struggling airlines


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is among airlines being offered an additional line of financial support by the country’s government, following a series of discussions with the finance ministry. The ministry states that it is taking the steps given the “prolongation” of the pandemic crisis and its “consequences for Israeli airlines”. ...

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    IAI tightens Israeli-UAE links with Abu Dhabi 777-300ER conversion line


    Israel Aerospace Industries is to set up a landmark freighter conversion line for Boeing 777-300ERs in the United Arab Emirates, tightening the new diplomatic ties established between the two countries last year. The new conversion line will be established in Abu Dhabi under a co-operation agreement with Etihad Engineering. IAI ...

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    Israeli carriers face labour dispute over perceived job threat to workforce


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has prolonged, at least until the end of September, the furlough programme for personnel, as the country’s trade union centre formally declares a dispute with the aviation industry over concerns of mass lay-offs. El Al says it has 1,165 employees affected, adding that workers will be ...

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    Emirates further adds to South Africa connections with CemAir interline


    Emirates Airline has signed an interline agreement with South African carrier CemAir, which becomes the Middle Eastern carrier’s fourth partner in the country.

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    El Al keeps final 787 delivery on hold


    El Al has deferred delivery of its final Boeing 787 at least until the end of this year, as it holds discussions on financing the twinjet. Delivery of the 787-8 aircraft, which would take the Israeli airline’s 787 fleet to 16, had been scheduled for March 2020 – the point ...

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    Which commercial airlines served Kabul before the Taliban advance?


    The chaos surrounding operations at Hamid Karzai International airport in recent days affects a number of international operators, including Emirates and Turkish Airlines.

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    Rising e-commerce swayed IAI decision to convert larger 777 variant


    Israel Aerospace Industries considered the Boeing 777-200ER for potential freighter conversion but settled on the larger 777-300ER because it views the volume capability as particularly important to the cargo market. The company has commenced modification of an initial 777-300ER under its latest freighter programme, being carried out in co-operation with ...

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    IAI pursues 767 conversion line in Addis Ababa through Ethiopian tie-up


    Israel Aerospace Industries is further broadening its modification capabilities with a new freighter conversion line in Ethiopian for Boeing 767-300ERs. The line will be established at Addis Ababa, at the Ethiopian Airlines maintenance facility, under an agreement with the African carrier. Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam says the carrier ...

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    El Al inspects 737 in-flight connectivity radomes for attachment cracks


    US regulators are instructing de-activation and removal of specific external in-flight connectivity systems from Boeing 737-800 and -900ER jets, citing the risk that the radome and antenna could detach as a result of cracked attachment fittings. The FAA is ordering checks on the Viasat equipment installed under an Astronics Armstrong ...

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    El Al continues to reduce losses but recovery track remains uncertain


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has posted a $166 million net loss for the first half of 2021, a reduction on the interim loss of $244 million last year. Operating revenues for the six months to 30 June were 28% lower, totalling $339 million, while expenditure fell by 22% to $407 ...

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    Commercial pilots warned Afghan airspace is ‘uncontrolled’


    Commercial pilots are being warned that the status of aeronautical information services for Afghanistan is unknown while air traffic services remain unavailable in the country’s airspace. NOTAMs for the Kabul flight information region state that any transit through the airspace “will be uncontrolled” and that surrounding FIRs have been notified ...

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    Emirates cements partnership with South African regional Airlink


    Emirates has expanded its co-operation with South African regional operator Airlink into a full codeshare partnership.

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    Jazeera’s second quarter operating loss widens


    Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways’ operating loss widened significantly in the second quarter to KD4.73 million ($15.7 million) as compared to KD1.87 million in the same period in 2020.

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: August 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.

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    Structural modification begins on first 777-300ER freighter conversion


    Conversion of the first passenger Boeing 777-300ER into a freighter has formally commenced under a programme overseen by Israel Aerospace Industries and leasing firm GECAS. IAI states that the development phase has been completed and a structural and modification phase has commenced. It expects the conversion – into ...