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  • London Stansted

    Low-approach A321 crew unaware of Stansted threshold shift


    Pilots of a SmartLynx Airbus A321 conducted a low approach to London Stansted because its crew had not realised that a revised arrival procedure, with a displaced threshold, was in place. The aircraft had been approaching runway 22 at night on 22 July last year. Repair work had ...

  • Iberia chief Luis Gallego

    ​Gallego to provide ‘continuity’ as new IAG chief: Bernstein


    Iberia boss Luis Gallego’s appointment to succeed Willie Walsh when the IAG chief executive retires later this year has been welcomed by Bernstein analysts, who see him as a “continuity” candidate.

  • Jambiairport1

    Indonesia’s Jambi airport to undergo expansion in 2021


    Angkasa Pura II (AP II) will invest Rp303 billion ($21.9 million) to expand Indonesia’s Jambi Sultan Thaha airport and the works will begin next year. This will increase the airport’s handling capacity from 1.6 million to 2.6 million passengers annually, says AP II’s president director Muhammad Awaluddin. ...

  • EHang test

    EHang conducts first US autonomous trial flight


    Chinese autonomous unmanned air vehicle (UAV) giant EHang conducted its first trial flight in the United States, as it works towards getting certification for passenger flights in the country. EHang’s two-seater passenger-grade aircraft, the EHang 216, took to the skies for the flight during the North Carolina Transportation Summit. ...

  • Willie Walsh

    IAG chief Willie Walsh to retire in June 2020


    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh is to step down from his post on 26 March, and plans to retire completely on 30 June. He will be succeeded by Iberia chief executive Luis Gallego, says the British Airways and Iberia parent company. Walsh had previously signalled his intention to ...

  • A320neo Leap engines

    Powerplant lessor Willis orders up to 60 CFM Leap engines


    Engine leasing specialist Willis Lease Finance has ordered up to 60 CFM International Leap powerplants for both the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max families. Florida-based Willis says the deal is the largest order placed by the company since its founding in 1985. Its agreement covers both firm ...

  • Flying Honu

    ANA to take final ‘Flying Honu’ A380, boost Hawaii capacity


    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will take delivery of its last of three Airbus A380s, which have been specially dedicated on its Tokyo-Honolulu routes. With the third “Flying Honu” jet, the carrier states it will operate twice-daily A380 flights between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu from 1 July. ...

  • Garuda A330neo - Pic by Airbus

    Garuda hopeful about return to profitability


    Higher yields during 2019 could bring take Garuda Indonesia back into the black. 

  • A350-1000

    Airbus set to offer A350 with dimmable windows


    Airbus is intending to offer electronically-dimmable windows as an option on A350s, and plans to disclose more details at the Aircraft Interiors Expo at the end of March. The airframer does not currently use such technology in its aircraft range, unlike Boeing which fits dimmable windows on its 787s. ...

  • uia 737

    No transmissions from UIA 737 crew before crash: investigators


    Flight recorders from the crashed Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Tehran have been retrieved, with their memory units, although both have signs of physical damage. But there are no firm indications as to the circumstances of the 8 January event, including whether it might have been the result ...

  • US Navy most costly aircraft programmes

    Half of US Navy’s $380 billion aviation spending in next 30 years to be fighters


    Over the next 30 years a small number of high-performance aircraft would make up a majority of future replacement costs.

  • Air-Cargo-c-Shutterstock

    Air freight falls again in November but pressure easing: IATA


    IATA’s latest air freight market analysis, which details figures for November 2019, noted that industry-wide freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) dipped by 1.1% year on year. This marked the 13th consecutive month of year-on-year decline in air freight volumes.

  • H175Bristow-c-AirbusHelicopters

    Bristow deferred H175 deliveries days prior to Chapter 11 filing


    Bristow Group deferred delivery of its Airbus Helicopters H175s just 10 days prior to entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, an order the operator axed barely six months later as part of the financial restructuring.

  • KC-130J Kuwait - Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

    Marshall lands KC-130J support deal with Kuwait


    The UK’s Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group will provide in-service support services for a trio of Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker/transports for the Kuwait air force.

  • Flexjet Praetor 500 at CGF

    First Praetor 500s enter service with Flexjet


    The first Embraer Praetor 500s have entered service with fractional ownership provider Flexjet, after a pair of the midsize jets were delivered to the US operator in late December.

  • Elroy Air - First Autonomous Flight

    EmbraerX and Elroy Air collaborate on drone delivery systems


    EmbraerX, the Brazilian planemaker’s innovation subsidiary, says it has signed a collaboration agreement with Silicon Valley drone delivery startup Elroy Air to develop the air cargo market worldwide.

  • Lufthansa A380

    Airlines reroute to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace


    Airlines operating between Asia and Europe are rapidly adjusting their flightpaths to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace, following military conflict between Iranian and US forces in Iraq and the crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737 after take-off from Tehran.

  • UIA 737-800

    UIA 737 'on fire' before crash: Ukrainian investigators


    Ukrainian investigators have indicated that a Boeing 737-800 which crashed shortly after departing Tehran had suffered an in-flight fire. The Ukrainian investigation authority NBAAI says the preliminary information has been obtained from “media sources”. It has not identified these sources, although an undated segment of video footage – ...

  • iran map

    US bans Iranian and Iraqi overflights citing risk to aircraft


    US operators have been prohibited from operating in Iranian and Iraqi airspace in relation to the geopolitical tensions and the potential risk to civil air traffic. The US FAA’s restriction also covers the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It states that the heightened military activities and ...

  • An upgrade S-61A Nuri

    Malaysia’s air force grounds ancient S-61 ‘Nuris’


    The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has grounded 12 Sikorsky S-61A ‘Nuri’ transport helicopters, citing maintenance woes. In a 7 January press briefing, RMAF chief general Ackbal Samad said the type is too costly to maintain, and it can take nine to 18 months to obtain spare parts, according ...