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  • BA Glasgow

    BA crew members ratify furlough deal


    British Airways’ plan to furlough more than 30,000 employees – a mix of cabin crew and ground staff – has been overwhelmingly ratified by union members.

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    Fastjet poised to renegotiate divestment of Zimbabwean division


    Fastjet Group is to hold discussions on potential amendments to the terms of its planned disposal of its Zimbabwean operation, given the financial impact of measures taken to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Investors led by Solenta Aviation Holdings had been planning to acquire the operation before the crisis, and ...

  • EasyJet

    ​EasyJet founder threatens legal action over Airbus order


    EasyJet is standing behind its chief financial officer and its decision to borrow millions from the UK government after a fresh attack from founder and major shareholder Stelios Haji-Iaonnou, who is threatening to take legal action against the budget carrier.

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    GoAir eyes tentative post-lockdown relaunch dates


    Indian budget carrier GoAir is tentatively eyeing 15 April and 1 May for the respective relaunch of domestic and international flights, once the country emerges from its three-week lockdown that began last month. “Considering that the lockdown in India is from 25 March to 14 April 2020, GoAir is ...

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    Higher expenses drag GMF profit down 47%


    GMF AeroAsia saw its full-year operating profit for 2019 slump, on the back of ballooning expenses. The Garuda Indonesia subsidiary posted an operating profit of $15 million, down 47.1% year-on-year. This was partly attributed to a higher increase in expenses — the MRO saw expenses rise 14.2% to ...

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    South Korean carriers take further measures to cope with coronavirus


    South Korean carriers are battling the coronavirus pandemic by placing staff on leave and looking to strengthen their balance sheets. Asiana Airlines announced on 7 April it is increasing the limit on its credit lines with the Korea Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of South Korea by ...

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    IATA reiterates need for ‘urgent’ liquidity assistance


    Airlines around the world are in desperate need of government liquidity support which in many cases is taking too long to reach them, IATA has warned. Describing the coronavirus shutdown as “the biggest crisis we have ever had”, IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac stresses that although many governments ...

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    General Atomics demos MQ-9B UAV flying in national airspace for NASA


    The company says the UAV demonstration showed how on-board sensors could be used for “inspections of hundreds of miles of rail, power line, communication and canal infrastructure, agriculture monitoring and topological surveys, as well as wildfire and flood monitoring.”

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    DOT final order takes ULCC, airport concerns into account


    The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final order on requirements air carriers must meet if they take advantage of government aid during the coronavirus pandemic gives additional flexibility to carriers on managing seasonal networks and relieves secondary airports which subsidised unprofitable routes.

  • FedAir

    Fastjet’s FedAir division slashes fleet as safari market dries up


    Fastjet Group’s Federal Airlines division has entered a restructuring process and given up most of its aircraft after a severe downturn in its business conducting shuttle and charter services to safari reserves in southern Africa. FedAir primarily serves US and European tourists but the coronavirus situation has badly affected ...

  • Lufthansa A380

    Lufthansa retires six A380s early for reduced post-crisis fleet


    Lufthansa is prematurely phasing out six Airbus A380s as part of fleet cuts across the airline group in preparation for an operational restart with reduced capacity when the coronavirus crisis recedes.

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit extends shutdown of Boeing production sites


    Spirit AeroSystems has extended beyond 8 April the shutdown of several sites that support Boeing programmes, a change coming in response to Boeing’s decision to extend closures of its sites in Washington State.

  • Equator Aircraft

    Equator Aircraft enters inaugural Air Race E all-electric racing championship


    Norwegian electric seaplane developer Equator Aircraft has become the first Scandinavian company to enter world’s inaugural all-electric aircraft racing championship, known as Air Race E, with its competing design a modified Cassutt IIIM single-seat monoplane.

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    A330-800 obtains ETOPS clearance beyond 180min


    Airbus’s A330-800 has secured European approval for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) running beyond 180min. The clearance was granted on 2 April according to a certificate revision from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. EASA certified the A330-800 – the smaller member of the A330neo family – in mid-February. ...

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    Jet2 extends operational shutdown to mid-June


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 is now aiming to resume operations on 17 June, after it previously cancelled all flying until 1 May.

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    25 million jobs endangered by airline coronavirus crisis: IATA


    IATA has calculated that some 25 million jobs might be at risk amid falling demand for air travel caused by the coronavirus crisis.

  • El Al Boeing 787

    El Al bailout request rejected by Israeli finance ministry


    Israel’s finance ministry has rejected El Al’s request for state aid, prompting the airline to appeal directly to the country’s prime minister for help.

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    SAS details staff cuts and warns it may need more state aid


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has temporarily laid off 11,000 employees and will make 120 positions in Sweden permanently redundant, and is warning that the state support it is set to receive “will not suffice” if the coronavirus crisis persists.

  • TK A330 incident

    Off-centre landing damaged Turkish A330 undercarriage


    Nigerian investigators have disclosed that a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 suffered damage after travelling partially off the runway for a distance of some 400m following a landing at Port Harcourt. The aircraft (TC-LOL), arriving from Istanbul at night on 30 December last year, had been established on the localiser ...

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    European air navigation fee deferral aims to assist struggling airlines


    Up to €1.1 billion in European air navigation charge payments is being deferred under an agreement intended to assist airlines struggling under the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Pan-European air navigation organisation Eurocontrol says its members have agreed the deferral as part of a financial package to provide “liquidity ...