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    ​Air Antwerp becomes latest Covid-19 casualty

    2021-06-14T11:39:00Z

    Belgian regional carrier Air Antwerp has ceased operations.

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    EC transport chief urges states to be ‘bold’ over ATM reform

    2021-06-14T11:34:00Z

    European transport commissioner Adina Valean is urging EU states to take a bolder approach to introducing long-strived-for modernisation of air traffic management in Europe. The Commission last September launched a fresh attempt to reinvigorate air traffic reform in Europe , proposing an upgrade to the Single European Sky (SES) ...

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    Three airspeed incidents at Heathrow trigger alert over insect blockage

    2021-06-14T10:50:00Z

    UK safety regulators are urging pilots to pay close attention to speed checks during the take-off roll, after three incidents three days at London Heathrow involving suspected pitot blockage by insects. The separate incidents – which occurred during 9-11 June – involved aircraft of different types, all of which ...

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    Esken concentrates on airport assets after dropping Stobart Air

    2021-06-14T09:17:00Z

    London Southend airport operator Esken is continuing discussions over a strategic partnership for the facility, and retaining ownership of the UK’s regional Carlisle Lake District airport, in the wake of the collapse of its regional airline Stobart Air. Esken says it has been holding talks with a strategic financial ...

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    Parent of collapsed Stobart Air trying to place ATR fleet with other operators

    2021-06-14T07:26:00Z

    Irish regional carrier Stobart Air’s parent company, Esken, is attempting to redeploy its ATR turboprop fleet with other operators following the airline’s collapse. Esken halted its financial support to Stobart Air after cancelling a planned sale of the carrier to Isle of Man investment company Ettyl, when Ettyl’s funding ...

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    Vietnam Airlines approved for US repatriation flights

    2021-06-14T01:11:00Z

    Vietnam Airlines plans operate a series of repatriation flights to the USA from 22 June, following approvals from US authorities.

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    IAG carriers take up routes abandoned by Stobart Air collapse

    2021-06-13T07:40:00Z

    IAG carriers have stepped up to provide an urgent temporary replacement schedule for routes left open by the sudden cessation of Stobart Air operations. Stobart Air had been conducting services under the Aer Lingus Regional franchise but ceased operations late on 11 June. Twelve routes are immediately affected ...

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    Irish regional Stobart Air ceases operations

    2021-06-12T09:51:00Z

    Struggling Irish regional carrier Stobart Air has terminated its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus and is to cease operations following the collapse of a proposed purchase of the airline.

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    Lockheed Martin to produce 133 to 139 F-35s in 2021 as Covid hangover lingers

    2021-06-11T19:23:00Z

    Lockheed Martin plans to manufacture between 133 and 139 examples of its F-35 stealth fighter in 2021, a number about the same as 2019 levels, but below previous projections as the programme continues to feel the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Lufthansa to serve Majorca with widebodies after demand surge

    2021-06-11T18:43:00Z

    Lufthansa will deploy Airbus A350 and Boeing 747-8 widebodies on flights from Frankfurt and Munich to the Spanish island of Majorca this summer, in response to a “significant” increase in demand.

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    EC evaluating when 80:20 slot rules will apply again

    2021-06-11T16:53:00Z

    European regulators are continuing to evaluate slot rules for the coming winter season in light of likely lower traffic volumes as European transport commissioner Adina Valean says it is too early to say when the 80:20 use-it-or-lose-it slots rules will return.

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    Opposition sceptical over details of SAA public-private pact

    2021-06-11T16:34:00Z

    South Africa’s political opposition has expressed characteristic scepticism over the public-private partnership unveiled for flag-carrier South African Airways, questioning the financing of the proposed agreement. The Democratic Alliance says the deal includes the Takatso consortium’s acquiring a 51% stake in SAA and providing R3 billion ($220 million) in capital. ...

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    Eurowings to open Prague base in October

    2021-06-11T15:33:00Z

    Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings will establish a base at Prague airport with initially two Airbus A320s scheduled to begin operations on 31 October.

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    South African government to sell majority of SAA to investor consortium

    2021-06-11T14:01:00Z

    South Africa’s government is to sell a majority share in South African Airways to a consortium of investors, as part of the effort to relaunch the troubled flag-carrier. Preferred investment consortium Takatso would take a 51% stake in the airline while the government would retain the balance, as well ...

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    XTI and Xeriant jointly form ‘Eco-Aero’ to advance TriFan design

    2021-06-11T14:00:00Z

    US air taxi developer XTI Aircraft and publicly traded US holding company Xeriant are forming a joint company for the purpose of advancing development of XTI’s TriFan 600.

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    Air Europa to reinstate 87% of long-haul routes in July

    2021-06-11T13:41:00Z

    Air Europa will restore the majority of its US and Latin American services next month, when it will operate 87% of its pre-pandemic long-haul routes.

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    UK extends Merlin operations until 2040

    2021-06-11T13:08:00Z

    UK defence officials have quietly extended the out-of-service date for the Royal Navy’s Leonardo Helicopters AW101 Merlin rotorcraft under plans that will now see the heavy, three-engined type operating until 2040.

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    Flightdeck provider Honeywell also invests in pair of eVTOL developers

    2021-06-11T10:58:00Z

    Honeywell is now investing in two manufacturers of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft following the announcement on 10 June that it would be taking stakes in start-ups Lilium and Vertical Aerospace. No details of the size of the planned investments were revealed, however. Source: ...

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    Walsh cites Concorde history in doubting supersonic future

    2021-06-11T09:47:00Z

    Former British Airways and IAG chief executive Willie Walsh pointed to his insight on the lack of profitability into the former Concorde operation for why he would not be looking to buy a supersonic aircraft if he was running an airline today.

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    Prosperous air transport essential to funding energy transformation: Airbus chief

    2021-06-11T08:36:00Z

    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes better communication is needed to help shed aviation’s reputation as a primary contributor to climate disruption, arguing that air transport will be necessary to effect environmental transformation. Speaking during the Airlines for Europe Aviation Summit 2021 on 10 June, Faury said: “We seem ...