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  • MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range Credit USAF - 1

    How surface-to-air missiles are changing the UAV industry


    The spread of surface-to-air missiles around the world is causing the USA to rethink the way it uses its unmanned air vehicles.

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    Could long-endurance UAVs be repurposed for surveillance of Russia and China?


    UAVs currently fielded by the USA and Western allies are vulnerable to ground fire but may be the key to creating an early warning system in geopolitical hotspots like the Baltics or Taiwan; in fact, some analysts argue, operating non-stealthy aircraft “in plain sight” could have a powerful deterrent effect

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    BOC Aviation cancels orders for 30 737 Max jets


    Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has cancelled an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max jets, and intends to defer delivery of others. It has not disclosed the extent of the deferral nor the number of jets involved. But BOC Aviation says it has signed commitments with customers for all ...

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    Near-halving of EasyJet’s German operation in prospect: union


    Trade union Verdi believes EasyJet is planning to almost halve its operation at its sole German base in Berlin.

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    Major US airlines announce schedule changes


    The three US legacy passenger carriers have announced changes to their schedules after a four-month period in which capacity and demand had hit all-time lows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Pandemic resurgence threatens to choke off recovery: IATA


    Recent growth in the number of coronavirus cases is harming the recovery in air passenger demand and could lead IATA to downgrade its passenger estimates for the remainder of the year, the association has warned.

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    UK-based Ryanair pilots accept temporary pay cuts


    UK pilot union BALPA has disclosed that members employed by Ryanair have voted 96% in favour of taking temporary pay cuts to save under-threat jobs.

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    United 777 blade failure followed prolonged gap in P&W inspection training


    US investigators believe prolonged absence of formal training and certification for a fan-blade inspection technique resulted in a flawed blade being returned to service and subsequently fracturing on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200. The fracture in the right-hand Pratt Whitney PW4000 fan blade, during cruise at 36,000ft ...

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    CORSIA airline emissions baseline to exclude 2020 data, says ICAO


    The ICAO Council has decided to disregard data from 2020 when calculating the baseline emissions for its CORSIA global carbon offsetting scheme for commercial aviation, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Airbus Helicopters gains certification for new H160


    Airbus Helicopters has gained European type certification for its new H160 medium-twin, although it must wait until it gains US approval later this year before it can deliver the initial example.

  • El Al Boeing 787-8

    El Al reiterates concerns over survival as losses mount


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has reiterated that a financial support scheme is critical to the airline’s survival, as it disclosed a net first-quarter loss of nearly $140 million. El Al says financial assistance is “essential” to its being able to deal with the coronavirus crisis. At the end ...

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    European tanker fleet arrival plugs critical capability gap for NATO


    NATO has hailed the collaborative approach taken by six nations to address a critical shortfall in the availability of non-US air-to-air refuelling assets, after a first pooled tanker arrived at Eindhoven air base in the Netherlands.

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    Garuda posts sharp fall in first-quarter operating profit


    Garuda Indonesia posted an operating profit of $616,000 in the first quarter of 2020, a sharp fall from the $49.4 million profit in the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter ended 31 March fell by 30.1% year-on-year to $768 million, led by a 29.2% decline in ...

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    Belgium hits out over poor industrial support as it cuts NH90 TTH helicopter flights


    Belgium has delivered stinging criticism of the NH Industries consortium, blaming a lack of industrial support, low availability rates and looming costly upgrades for its decision to slash operations with its four NH90 troop transport helicopters by 40%.

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    ATSB commends R-R response to 2017 Trent 700 blade failure


    Rolls-Royce took several safety actions related to the Trent 700 engine following a 2017 fan blade failure suffered by an AirAsia X Airbus A330-300. The failure occurred in engine No. 1 after the aircraft, 9M-XXE (MSN1075), took off from Perth operating flight XAX237 to Kuala Lumpur on 25 June ...

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    Canberra recasts airpower plans for great power competition


    Australia will invest A$65 billion ($63 billion) in airpower over the coming decade, as it shifts its defence focus to deal with a more dangerous Asia-Pacific region.

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    Pandemic pushes GMF AeroAsia into the red


    GMF AeroAsia slipped into the red for the first quarter of the year, on the back of higher expenses and falling revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak. For the quarter ended 31 March, the MRO unit of Garuda Indonesia posted an operating loss of $32.4 million, reversing the $8.29 million ...

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    Thailand to ease international flight ban


    Thailand will ease a ban on international passenger flights into the country from 1 July, nearly three months after first imposing it on 4 April. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand will permit international passenger flights to operate into Thailand carrying 11 permitted categories of passenger. These include returning ...

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    Air cargo demand still outstripping capacity: IATA


    Despite an ongoing collapse in demand for air cargo, the loss of bellyhold space in passenger aircraft means that global freight capacity is still struggling to cope with the volume of goods that needs transporting, IATA data shows. The airline association says that while global demand as measured by ...

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    Aeromexico files for bankruptcy


    Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US after the coronavirus pandemic decimated its business.