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    Safran to setup Leap engine MRO shop in Hyderabad


    Safran will establish an MRO shop in Hyderabad to support overhaul work for CFM International Leap-1A and Leap-1B engines, and make other investments including a joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).


    Air France-KLM finalises Leap order for incoming A320neo-family fleet


    Carrier group Air France-KLM has finalised an order for 200 CFM International Leap-1A engines to power its incoming fleet of Airbus A320neo-family jets.

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    Evolito powers up expansion with Electroflight acquisition


    Two of the core technology partners from the Spirit of Innovation project, which last year took the record for the world’s fastest electric aircraft, have joined forces with the acquisition of battery specialist Electroflight by motor firm Evolito.

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    SAS’s largest creditors include state bondholders and loan providers


    Initial US Chapter 11 filings from Scandinavian carrier SAS show that government loans and hybrid bonds make up the most significant unsecured creditor claims against the company. Just under $600 million in state hybrid bonds, plus another $161 million in commercial hybrid bonds, are listed with Intertrust Group which acts ...

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    United 737 Max computer examined after ‘blanking’ precedes wrong-runway landing


    US investigators are examining a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9’s flight-management computer after an incident in which the system’s displays apparently blanked before the aircraft inadvertently landed on the wrong runway at Pittsburgh. The crew had needed to input a number of amendments into the flight-management computer during the ...

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    Saudi Arabian sovereign fund establishes new aircraft leasing company


    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is to branch into aircraft management and leasing, through the establishment of a lessor branded ‘AviLease’. The Public Investment Fund, which has some $620 billion in assets under management, already supports a diverse number of sectors – such as finance, mining, transport and construction – ...

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    Elbit to supply self-protection systems to Asia-Pacific air force


    Elbit Systems has secured an $80 million deal to provide defensive aids to an unnamed country the Asia-Pacific.

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    SAS Chapter 11 filing 'accelerated' to protect company: chief executive


    SAS chief executive Anko van der Werff insists the pilot strike affecting the company did not directly trigger its US Chapter 11 filing, but has accelerated the decision to seek court protection. The board made the decision on 5 July to proceed with the filing, the day after SAS pilots ...

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    India’s DRDO flies small flying wing design


    India’s Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a test involving a flying wing unmanned air vehicle.

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    SAS files for US Chapter 11 protection to push through restructuring


    Scandinavian operator SAS has voluntarily filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as part of its efforts to push through a comprehensive restructuring of its business. Through the court-supervised process it aims to reach agreements with its main stakeholders, restructure its debts and reconfigure its aircraft fleet. It expects the ...

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    JGSDF receives first production-standard UH-2


    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has received the first production-standard Bell Subaru UH-2 utility helicopter.

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    KF-21 filmed conducting ground tests; AESA work continues


    Footage has emerged of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-21 Boramae fighter conducting ground tests.

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    Star Alliance ties up with Deutsche Bahn to offer air-rail interchange


    German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is to become a non-airline partner of Star Alliance, offering surface connections to passengers of the carrier group later this year. Deutsche Bahn will be the alliance’s first intermodal partner from 1 August. It states that the tie-up will “intelligently connect” air and rail, and ...

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    TAP A330neo threw up dust during near-overrun take-off from Angola


    Investigators believe a take-off performance miscalculation at Luanda meant a TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330neo became airborne at the far end of the runway after a late increase in thrust. The A330-900 (CS-TUL), with a take-off weight of 191.3t, was bound for Lisbon on 12 April. Although the twinjet had ...

  • Peter Bellew

    EasyJet operating chief resigns


    Peter Bellew has resigned from his position as EasyJet’s chief operating officer to “pursue other business opportunities”, the UK-based low-cost carrier announced on 4 July. EasyJet’s statement to the London Stock Exchange does not suggest the decision relates to the operating challenges faced by the carrier in recent months. Bellew ...

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    SAS warns 'reckless' pilots' strike threatens carrier's survival


    SAS is warning that industrial action by pilots is reckless and threatens the survival of the company, after it failed to avert a strike by cockpit crews. Efforts at mediation had twice deferred a strike notice, pushing it back from 29 June until 4 July. But SAS says the members ...

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    Vallair prepares to convert A330s under new Class-E freighter programme


    French engineering specialist Vallair has unveiled a Class-E cargo modification for Airbus A330-300s, which is intended to offer a quick low-cost alternative to full freighter conversion. The upper-deck modification – which will offer a 60t payload and range of some 4,200nm – is designed to “bridge the gap” for operations ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz record highest traffic months in June


    Expanding European low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air both saw traffic levels soar in June, underlining their return to growth since the pandemic.

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    MQ-25 programme hits lab integration milestone


    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has conducted a lab integration event to explore the deck handling of the developmental Boeing MQ-25 Stingray unmanned refuelling aircraft.

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    El Al strives to settle labour dispute with cockpit crews


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is continuing negotiations with cockpit crew representatives in a bid to resolve a persistent dispute ahead of a labour court hearing. The dispute – focused on pay claims and working conditions – has led to disruptions in the airline’s schedule over the past couple of months ...