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    ATSB scrutinises Sydney missed approaches after airprox incident


    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating missed approach procedures for Sydney’s runway 34R following an air proximity incident between two Qantas jets. The incident occurred at 18:31 local time on 5 August 2019 and involved a departing Airbus A330-300 (VH-EBJ) and an arriving Boeing 737-800 (VH-VZO). ...

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    Long-haul routes a bright spot in Cathay December traffic


    Cathay Pacific ended a “challenging” 2019 on a mixed note, with fewer passengers carried, but slight improvement in load factor, especially on long-haul routes. For the month of December Cathay, together with subsidiary Cathay Dragon, carried 2,994,830 passengers, representing a 3.6% decrease compared to the same month a year ...

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    China Aircraft Leasing orders 40 A320neos


    China Aircraft Leasing has placed an order for 40 Airbus A321neos. The lessor states in a stock exchange disclosure that the aircraft will be delivered in stages up to 2026. Chief executive, Mike Poon says: “We see enormous market appetite for this single-aisle aircraft with lower operational cost, ...

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    Sierra Technical unveils ‘faster’ and ‘more manoeuvrable’ stealth UAV


    Sierra Technical Services recently completed several ground tests, including an engine test run, on its Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) aircraft.

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    Spirit adds Oakland to Fort Lauderdale route


    Spirit Airlines in April will add nonstop daily flights between Oakland International airport and its headquarters hub in Fort Lauderdale amid its plans to expand its network and Airbus fleet in 2020. The ultra-low-cost carrier on 16 January announced the new seasonal route to complement its year-round ...

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    Xiamen Airlines seeks to lease 10 A321neos


    Xiamen Airlines is seeking 10 Airbus A321neos on operating leases, to be delivered between 2021’s second half and 2023. The Chinese carrier is inviting bids from lessors with a net worth of at least $50 million, and the tender closes on 10 February. Xiamen is majority-owned by ...

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    Singapore's Changi airport to begin multi-year T2 expansion


    Singapore Changi airport airport is poised to start multi-year expansion work at Terminal 2 which will increase overall handling capacity by 5 million to 90 million passengers per annum by 2024. Changi Airport Group (CAG) says the work will get under way in the coming weeks. ...

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    WestJet to connect Halifax and Manchester


    WestJet will begin seasonal service between Halifax and Manchester in June – a city pair that is currently not connected with a nonstop flight - the Canadian airline says on its website.

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    US government panel calls for FAA certification improvements


    A committee established by the US Department of Transportation has determined that the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing properly followed FAA processes when approving the 737 Max. But the committee, commissioned last April following two 737 Max crashes, also finds the FAA’s processes need much improvement.

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    LATAM moves JFK operations to Delta’s Terminal 4


    LATAM Airlines says it is moving its operations at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Terminal 4, home to Delta Air Lines, as it begins to merge operations following Delta’s closing on a deal that gave it 20% of the Chilean carrier.

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    Southwest Airlines suspends 737 Max flights until June


    Southwest Airlines says it has taken the Boeing 737 Max aircraft out of its schedule until 6 June, suspending its service for two further months than previously planned, following similar moves by other US carriers in the past few weeks.

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    Joby Aviation and Toyota team up to develop eVTOL


    Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company building small electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles for potential air taxi service, says it has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation.

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    Intersection confusion cited in identical EasyJet take-off incidents


    Two identical serious take-off incidents within two weeks involving EasyJet Airbus A320s at Lisbon have spurred UK investigators to advise Portugal’s airports operator to stop using confusing terminology for runway departure positions. Both incidents involved the aircraft accelerating with insufficient thrust and becoming airborne close to the far end ...

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    X-60A hypersonic test vehicle completes rocket hot firings


    The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) X-60A rocket recently completed engine test firings while on the ground at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    Ryanair demands industry-wide UK passenger duty exemption


    The UK will be in breach of competition and state-aid laws unless it extends the exemption of air passenger duty it has promised Flybe to the wider industry, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has argued.

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    A350 obtains Russian certification ahead of Aeroflot delivery


    Airbus has secured type certification for the A350-900 from Russian authorities, ahead of the delivery of the type to flag-carrier Aeroflot. Russian air transport regulator Rosaviatsia’s official documentation shows the type certificate was drawn up on 13 December. Airbus says the approval is an “important step” and has ...

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    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off


    Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulouse on 18 December and the crew of five performed eight flights ...

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    South African Airways to sell nine A340s as part of restructuring effort


    South African Airways has put more than half of its Airbus A340 fleet and a variety of spare parts up for sale, as part of efforts to restructure following the carrier’s decision last month to voluntarily enter business rescue proceedings.

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    Stobart to provide up to £9 million in Flybe funding


    Stobart Group has committed up to £9 million ($12 million) in short-term funding for Flybe as part of the Connect Airways’ consortium’s investment to keep the struggling UK regional carrier flying.

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    British Airways offers promotional prices on Flybe-contested domestic routes


    British Airways has included domestic routes in a ticket sale launched two days after the UK government disclosed a rescue deal for regional carrier Flybe.