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  • Breeze Airways
    Interview

    David Neeleman ready for his fifth act with Breeze Airways

    2021-04-19T06:57:00Z

    After launching four successful airlines in 30 years, serial entrepreneur David Neeleman’s latest project sees him targeting underserved US cities with Breeze Airways

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    First 777-300ER for freighter conversion joins Israeli commemorative flypast

    2021-04-16T09:20:00Z

    Israel Aerospace Industries has flown a Boeing 777-300ER set for freighter conversion in a formation to mark the anniversary of Israeli independence. The company says the 15 April flypast – which took place over several locations including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada – included a pair ...

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    A320 tipped up and struck tail at Milan after passenger load mismatch

    2021-04-16T07:13:00Z

    Italian investigators have determined that an improper distribution of passengers on board an Alitalia Airbus A320 resulted in the aircraft’s suffering a tail-strike during an aborted take-off at Milan Malpensa. The twinjet (EI-DTB), bound for Rome Fiumicino on 17 August 2017, had started to accelerate along runway 35R when, ...

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    Airline Business Index puts industry at 0.58 of pre-Covid size

    2021-04-15T14:47:00Z

    The first Airline Business Index put the airline industry at 0.58 of its pre-pandemic size at the end of 2020 – with 1 being the size at end-2019 – amid the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Airbus
    In depth

    What future does the A380 have in a post-pandemic travel world?

    2021-04-15T13:06:00Z

    Already a luxury of debatable value to many operators before the crisis, the A380 appears even less well-suited to a market featuring depressed travel demand and a focus on cargo

  • Livery
    Analysis

    Eyes on UK for first signs of European air travel recovery

    2021-04-15T09:29:00Z

    The real test is ahead; as the region moves towards the middle of the year and the crucial June-August holiday season, will markets begin to open up and genuine recovery momentum build?

  • Southwest Airline Boeing 737 Max
    In depth

    Boeing continues to ride the ups and downs of 737 Max return

    2021-04-14T16:24:00Z

    Southwest’s follow-on commitment for 100 Max 7 aircraft and Ryanair’s imminent start of services with a higher density version of the Max 8 are further positives for Boeing’s flagship programme after the restart of commercial flights last December, but further order cancellations and the back-up power control issuing impacting some of the fleet show challenges remain

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    Interview

    Andrew Levy’s low-cost Avelo Airlines hits the ground running

    2021-04-12T17:13:00Z

    Avelo Airlines, industry veteran Andrew Levy’s new carrier, made a splash last week when it landed in the US low-cost-carrier pool, offering $19 fares and flights from the Los Angeles area to nearly a dozen cities in the western third of the country.

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    News

    A320 close call at San Francisco highlighted NOTAM overload: ICAO forum

    2021-04-10T12:51:00Z

    Overflight of a heavily-occupied taxiway by an Airbus A320 at San Francisco served as an illustration of the serious risks of overloading pilots with NOTAMs, an ICAO forum has heard, as the organisation initiates efforts to reduce unnecessary NOTAM information. The Air Canada jet’s crew, intending to land on ...

  • Sun Country
    Interview

    How Jude Bricker transformed Sun Country on journey to IPO

    2021-04-08T16:35:00Z

    In four short years, former Allegiant president Jude Bricker has taken the Midwest niche carrier from near-death to a stock market IPO, aided by a well-timed venture into cargo markets with Amazon

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: April 2021 update

    2021-04-08T11:15:00Z

    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, 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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    Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control

    2021-04-07T10:52:00Z

    Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. The modification will coincide with the entry into service of the long-range A321XLR which is being developed with the ‘E-rudder’ architecture in mind. While the initial ...

  • Ryanair 737-8200 title-c-Boeing
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    EASA validates 737 Max 8-200 certification

    2021-04-06T17:54:00Z

    European safety regulators have granted type certificate validation to the Boeing 737 Max 8-200, new high-density variant of the re-engined twinjet. In a certification document revision the European Union Aviation Safety Agency lists a validation date of 6 April, following US FAA certification on 31 March. The 8-200 ...

  • A380 cockpit
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    Pilots back global campaign to cut excessive NOTAM burden

    2021-04-05T10:34:00Z

    Source: Unsplash Cockpit representatives are warning the sheer volume of NOTAM information is overwhelming pilots

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    Airbus shapes A321XLR systems layout with low-tech and hi-tech mock-ups

    2021-04-03T09:19:00Z

    One of the Airbus A321neo fuselage sections previously intended for delivery to South American operator LATAM has instead been supporting the A321XLR development programme as a system integration platform. Originally a standard A321LR centre and aft section, the fuselage of MSN8531 was withdrawn from the Hamburg Finkenwerder production line ...

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    FAA certificates Boeing 737 Max 8-200 variant

    2021-04-01T01:10:00Z

    The Federal Aviation Administration has certificated the Boeing 737 Max 8-200 – a specially-configured high-density variant of the 737 Max 8 destined for low-cost carrier Ryanair.

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    Cockpit voice recorder of ill-fated Sriwijaya 737 recovered

    2021-03-31T07:23:00Z

    Indonesian authorities have recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed on 9 January in the Java Sea.

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    Mid-2030s zero-emission aircraft horizon 'credible': Airbus chief

    2021-03-31T06:15:00Z

    Airbus chief Guillaume Faury insists a 2035 entry-into-service horizon for zero-emission aircraft is “credible”, given the advancing work on hydrogen power. Six months ago the airframer unveiled proposed designs for zero-emissions aircraft, including a blended-wing body concept alongside more conventional twinjet and turboprop configurations. “We think it’s going ...

  • Sir Stephen Hillier-c-CAA
    Interview

    How the RAF’s former chief intends to marshal a post-Brexit CAA

    2021-03-29T16:23:00Z

    While the UK’s decision to leave EASA remains a source of contention, the CAA’s new chair Sir Stephen Hillier is determined that the agency can rise to the challenge and demonstrate its status as a “world-class regulator”.

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    Southwest orders 100 737 Max 7s, takes 155 options

    2021-03-29T13:12:00Z

    Southwest Airlines has ordered 100 Boeing 737 Max 7s, a deal that cements the manufacturer as Southwest’s long-term aircraft partner and throws enormous support behind the Max programme.