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    Civil aircraft subsidies: EU fails to persuade WTO of case for higher penalties


    While the European Union, in its transatlantic civil aircraft subsidy dispute, had sought World Trade Organization authorisation to impose a higher penalty than the $7.5 billion awarded to the US government, it ultimately failed to convince the WTO of its case. Over the course of the long-running dispute the ...

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    Why weaponising British Airways’ slots is a complicated crusade


    When British Airways disclosed its intention to restructure its operations under the onslaught of the pandemic, the prospect of its slashing its workforce – and the perception of corporate ruthlessness – led to an extraordinary call for retaliation within UK political circles. BA’s strategy ignited an intense parliamentary discussion ...

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    Subtle shifts in travel may drive long recovery: trade group


    As air travel struggles to return to pre-coronavirus levels, the industry is adopting new patterns of operating that might become permanent during a prolonged recovery, the airline trade group Airlines for America (A4A) says.

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    Cruz leaves British Airways with unfinished business


    Ultimately it perhaps is not that surprising that the stepping down of IAG’s long-term group chief executive Willie Walsh should be followed by the departure of British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz. Walsh stepped down as leader of BA parent IAG in September, after delaying his initial departure to ...

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    Two Yakutia Superjets overran same icy runway within two hours


    Russian investigators have disclosed that a Yakutia Sukhoi Superjet 100LR crew experienced serious braking problems and overran a Siberian runway just 2h before a similar event badly damaged another Superjet from the same carrier. Yakutsk airport’s runway 23L had been undergoing construction work, shortening it by 1,150m and limiting ...

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    US Air Force aims to train pilots faster using brain electrode


    In August, the US Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing launched its iNeuraLS project, an effort to speed up pilot training through brain stimulation.

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: October 2020 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, airport passenger throughput, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    A320neo line adapts to five digits for MSN10000 delivery


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320-family aircraft to have been assigned a five-digit serial number, with the handover of an A321neo bearing MSN10000. While the aircraft is not the 10,000 th A320 to be transferred to a customer – that milestone ...

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    Flypast marks British Airways 747s’ final Heathrow departure


    British Airways’ final pair of London Heathrow-based Boeing 747-400s have departed the UK hub, following the airline’s decision to retire the type from service. Aircraft G-CIVB, painted in the ‘Negus’ heritage livery for the airline’s 100 th anniversary, lifted off at 08:40 on 8 October, followed immediately by ...

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    Pentagon, SpaceX may demo rocket delivery of cargo in 2021


    The US Transportation Command has partnered with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation to study delivering tens of thousands of kilograms worth of cargo to anywhere on Earth within about an hour using the aerospace company’s vertical landing rockets.

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    Trump halts negotiations on bill that included airline aid


    Hope that lawmakers might agree to a second airline financial aid package grew dim on 6 October, after President Donald Trump called an end to negotiations, leaving thousands of furloughed aviation workers with no immediate prospect of returning to their jobs.

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    Airbus A220-100 to evolve as ‘TwoTwenty’ corporate jet


    Airbus’s corporate jet division has formally unveiled an executive version of its A220-100 twinjet, which will be able to operate across a range of up to 5,650nm (10,500km). The aircraft – which will be branded the ACJ TwoTwenty, a deviation from prior corporate jet designations – will be able ...

  • Boeing 787 Charleston assembly plant

    Boeing will move all 787 production to South Carolina, eyeing mid-2021 transition


    Boeing confirms it will consolidate 787 production at its site in North Charleston, South Carolina and end production of the popular twin-engined widebody in Everett, Washington.

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    Tarom ATR 42 crew skipped checklist before Chisinau excursion


    Romanian investigators have disclosed that the pilots of a Tarom ATR 42-500 did not perform the descent checklist before a landing incident at Chisinau in which the crew lost lateral control and the aircraft swerved off the runway. Investigation authority AIAS says the cockpit-voice recording revealed the omission, adding ...

  • 737 Max cockpit

    FAA’s Dickson flies Max, declares ‘I like what I saw’


    Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson piloted a Boeing 737 Max on 30 September, declaring afterward that the experience made him “comfortable” with the Max’s systems, but insisting his agency will certificate the jet only when convinced it is safe.

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    First Il-114-300 commences engine tests ahead of maiden flight


    Ground tests have commenced with the first modernised Ilyushin Il-114-300, ahead of initiation of the turboprop’s flight campaign. The twin-engined aircraft has undergone low-power runs of its Klimov TV7-117ST-01 powerplant, developed by United Engine Corporation. Russia’s United Aircraft says it carried out the runs at the Zhukovsky flight-test ...

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    Spirit terminates Asco acquisition plan, warns of Bombardier deal fallout


    Spirit AeroSystems has terminated its planned $420 million acquisition of aerospace component maker Asco, while warning it may face lawsuits related to a now-uncertain plan to acquire Bombardier’s aerospace businesses.

  • Peter Foster - President and CEO, Air Astana

    Air Astana puts post-crisis focus onto domestic and leisure markets


    Strong business in the Kazakh domestic market and an increased focus on point-to-point and leisure routes are key to revamped activity at Air Astana as the global pandemic continues to change the airline market.

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    IATA lowers 2020 passenger traffic hopes on stalled recovery


    Airline trade body IATA has lowered its expectations for global passenger traffic this year amid a plateauing in the recovery and bleaker forward booking indicators. IATA now anticipates passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, this year will be 66% down on 2019 levels. This marks a deterioration on its ...

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    US bill details certification and training upheaval in 737 Max’s wake


    US legislators have unveiled a proposed overhaul of aircraft certification intended to reform and reinforce the process in the aftermath of the fatal accidents involving the Boeing 737 Max. The bipartisan bill has been submitted jointly by two Democrat and two Republican representatives, including chair of the House Committee ...