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  • HERMES 900 maritime SaR - with 4 life rafts

    Elbit adds life-saving capability to Hermes 900


    Israeli company says configuration gives UAV advantage over manned aircraft in long-distance maritime rescue scenarios

  • Iberia Air Europa merger

    Air Europa deal still makes sense but work to do to complete: Walsh


    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes its planned acquisition of Spanish carrier Air Europa still makes strategic sense but notes work is still ongoing regarding pricing and competition issues before a decision on completion can be made. The Iberia and Vueling parent in early November outlined its ...

  • BA

    IAG scales back planned deliveries to 75 over next three years


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG now expects to take delivery of 75 aircraft over the next three years as it reduces its fleet requirements in line with expectations that passenger demand will not return to pre-crisis levels before 2023. The new fleet plan marks a reduction of 68 ...

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    Walsh to step down in September as IAG eyes ‘meaningful’ return in July


    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh will step down in September as the British Airways and Iberia parent aims for a “meaningful” return of services in July. Walsh, who has led the group since is inception, was originally due to step down in March but delayed the move as the ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent XWB assembly

    Rolls-Royce prepares to cut workforce as civil engine outlook slumps


    Rolls-Royce is expecting to detail to its personnel, by the end of May, the impact on the size of its civil aerospace workforce as it adapts to the collapse in air transport demand. It expects to deliver just 250 widebody aircraft engines this year, compared with its previous estimate ...

  • CRJ900

    Mitsubishi to close CRJ purchase on 1 June


    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) intends to close its $550 million purchase of Bombardier’s CRJ aircraft programme on 1 June.

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    Aerospace manufacturers and airports seek more US government cash


    US aerospace manufacturers and airports asked lawmakers for more financial aid during a 6 May hearing, while the nation’s top airline lobbyist warned of his sector’s precarious position.

  • Sikorsky Raider X

    US Army studies data fusion for FARA and FLRAA as pilot cognitive overload hits ‘tipping point’


    The US Army is calling for ideas from US aerospace manufacturers for dealing with cognitive overload in its next-generation rotorcraft. The call for white papers comes ahead of the service’s plans to launch a “Holistic Situational Awareness—Decision Making” development programme in fiscal year 2021.

  • Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, chief executive, Luxaviation UK

    Luxaviation UK predicts end-of-lockdown spike


    Management and charter operator believes, however, that demand for leisure flights will remain slow until coronavirus vaccine

  • TBM 940

    Daher TBM deliveries down 50% on coronavirus impact


    Manufacturing and international travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a 50% slide in deliveries of Daher’s TBM single-engined turboprop series in the first quarter, but the French airframer says there is “no shortage of interest” in the high-speed aircraft.

  • United Dreamliner

    United outlines workforce reduction measures as union battle flares


    United Airlines continues to reduce its workforce, disclosing plans to lay off broad swaths of office staff, warning of pilot furloughs and, facing union backlash, pitching a new voluntary leave programme.

  • Insight Spirit AeroSystems

    Spirit Q1 finances hammered by 737 Max grounding and pandemic


    Spirit AeroSystems posted a $163 million first quarter loss and warned of an uncertain future as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing Boeing 737 Max grounding hit hard.

  • RobertMartin_VDB3332

    Lessors see no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to help airlines through crisis


    While aircraft lessors are agreeing to a number of rental deferral requests to help airline customers struggling through the coronavirus crisis, leasing executives stress there is no one-size-fits-all solution for airlines.

  • thermal camera

    Heathrow trials aim to set common standard for bio-screening


    London Heathrow airport’s operator is looking to assist with establishing a common international standard for health screening, by testing technology intended to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. It is to explore such options as ultra-violet sanitation – which could be applied to security trays – plus contactless security ...

  • Qatar Airways 787-8

    ​Qatar Airways to make ‘substantial’ job cuts


    Qatar Airways is to axe a “substantial number” of jobs as the global aviation industry faces a “grim” global outlook with no foreseeable improvement, the airline’s chief executive has told employees.

  • Qantas A330-200

    Trans-Tasman bubble efforts gather pace


    A joint Australia-New Zealand business-led initiative has set up a new group to develop proposals for reopening the border between the two countries to drive travel as they recover from the Covid-19 crisis. Both Australia and New Zealand are currently closed to non-residents and anyone entering must undergo a ...

  • A380F head

    A380 finally lands freighter role with LHT modification


    German maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik is working on a conversion for an Airbus A380 as part of its effort to offer temporary passenger-to-cargo modification services. Lufthansa Technik has not identified the customer but states that it has been awarded the technical and engineering task to support the “operational change” ...

  • Cambodia Angkor Air

    Airlines move to resume Cambodia services: report


    Local and foreign carriers are moving to resume flights out of Cambodia, as the country works to overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • United LAS-DEN coronavirus 042420

    Airlines would struggle under empty-seat rule: IATA


    IATA is opposing any regulation that would require airlines to leave empty seats between passengers, arguing that such a measure would severely affect operators’ economic prospects and yet deliver no “significant improvement in safety” for travellers. Keeping middle seats empty on narrowbodies with standard 3-3 cabin layouts will reduce ...

  • Alaska cabin 1

    Alaska seeks to cut monthly cash burn to $200 million by June


    Alaska Air Group reported a $321 million operating loss during the first quarter as it seeks to reduce costs during the coronavirus downturn, which is a far cry from the same period in 2019 when the carrier generated $25 million in operating profit. The parent company of Alaska ...