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  • EasyJet A320neo 1

    Capacity discipline and rival’s collapse boost EasyJet revenue


    EasyJet’s revenue rose nearly 10% in its fiscal first quarter, driven by strong demand and the collapse of UK rival Thomas Cook, prompting the low-cost airline to raise guidance for the remainder of the year.

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    Two anti-aircraft missiles fired from north towards UIA 737: inquiry


    Iranian investigators have disclosed that two missiles from a Tor-M1 anti-aircraft system were fired before the loss of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shortly after departure from Tehran. The Civil Aviation Organisation states that secondary radar contact with flight PS752 was initially lost at 06:15, about 3min after ...

  • Jupiter

    UK orders four more H145 Jupiter training helicopters


    The UK Ministry of Defence has ordered an additional batch of four Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter trainers for operation by the Ascent Flight Training joint venture.

  • A321neo first flight

    Airbus to build first A321neo line at Toulouse in place of A380 facility


    Airbus is to increase its A321 production capability, by converting its A380 facilities in Toulouse in order to accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 final assembly line. It will introduce A321 production to Toulouse for the first time – Airbus’s largest single-aisle variant is currently built in Hamburg Finkenwerder and Mobile. ...

  • Elbit Systems HyDrop Fixedwing launch-1

    Elbit demonstrates 24h firefighting using liquid pellets


    Elbit Systems is offering the prospect of round-the-clock airborne firefighting after demonstrating a method of dropping liquid pellets from 500ft – more than four times higher than the normal altitude for water bombing.

  • Citilink A320neo

    Citilink connects Avalon to Indonesia with Denpasar service


    Melbourne’s Avalon airport will be connected to Indonesia for the first time, when Citilink launches a Denpasar service this month. From 24 January, the low-cost arm of Garuda Indonesia will carry 178 passenger and cargo on a daily service operated with Airbus A320neos, says Avalon airport. Cirium data ...

  • CDBA320neo

    CDB Aviation’s fleet grew 20% in 2019


    CDB Aviation acquired 40 aircraft on operating lease in 2019, growing its fleet by 19.7% year-on-year. In a statement summarising last year’s activity, the lessor says it signed lease transactions for 54 aircraft, along with agreements to sell 22 aircraft and acquire 17. Financing transactions inked during the ...

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    New Delhi’s Su-30MKIs get hard-hitting anti-ship capability


    The Indian Air Force has added a powerful anti-shipping capability with the induction of the first Su-30MKI squadron to be equipped with the Mach 2.8 BrahMos cruise missile. To mark the addition of the capability, New Delhi has resurrected the 222 Sqn ‘Tigersharks’ squadron designation. Source: ...

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    Philippine Airlines leases two Dash 8s from TrueNoord


    Philippine Airlines has agreed to lease two new De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s from TrueNoord. One of the turboprops has already been delivered, says the regional aircraft lessor, and the other will join the airline’s fleet in February. The two aircraft, registered as MSN4610 and MSN4612, are the ...

  • Nordic Aviation ATR 42 Impression

    NAC fleet reaches 500 aircraft


    Nordic Aviation Capital has increased its fleet to 500 aircraft and posted its best first-half financial performance for the first six months of its current financial year. The Danish regional aircraft lessor, which has just opened a new headquarters building in the Irish city of Limerick, says it almost ...

  • Bek Air Fokker 100

    Administration justifies Bek Air grounding with damning catalogue of flaws


    Kazakhstan’s civil aviation administration has revealed a damning list of flaws in Bek Air’s flight operations and maintenance processes, to justify the carrier’s grounding. One of Bek Air’s Fokker 100s crashed on take-off from Almaty on 27 December, resulting in the enforced suspension of the airline’s operation – a ...

  • Stratos 716X 04

    First prototype of Stratos 716 very light jet takes shape


    Stratos Aircraft has completed load testing on its 716 very light jet (VLJ), and is now assembling the first prototype of the single-engined six-seater, which it hopes to fly in the second half of the year.

  • Steve Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease

    Udvar-Hazy: Boeing should rename ‘damaged’ 737 Max


    Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy believe Boeing should drop the word “Max” from the name of its latest Boeing 737 family, following two fatal crashes and the subsequent grounding.

  • Boeing 737 Max

    Avolon foresees industry ‘turbulence’ in 2020


    Boeing’s 737 Max “will safely return to revenue service” in 2020, Avolon has predicted in a new report, but the lessor expects “turbulence” in the aviation industry amid geopolitical uncertainty and rising environmental concerns.

  • F-15C

    BAE launches $2.2bn bid for Collins, Raytheon units


    BAE Systems intends to acquire two parts of the Collins Aerospace portfolio mandated for sale as part of regulatory requirements enabling the US giant’s formation last year.

  • Falco Xplorer

    Falco Xplorer soars with first flight success


    Leonardo completed a successful first flight of its Falco Xplorer unmanned air vehicle on 15 January.

  • Embraer Boeing joint venture

    Embraer turboprop go-ahead hinges on EU probe into Boeing joint venture


    Embraer is on course to decide on the launch of an all-new advanced turboprop airliner within the next year but warns that the decision hinges on the approval of its joint venture with Boeing. 

  • SAA tail

    Struggling SAA insists flight operations are continuing


    South African Airways is maintaining operations for the time being, despite apparent increasing uncertainty over the ailing flag-carrier’s financing. The airline says it is “aware” of local media reports suggesting the airline is on the verge of ceasing operations. But it insists that flights to all destinations “continue ...

  • WestJet Encore Q400 damage

    WestJet Q400 damaged by sharp de-rotation at Edmonton


    Investigators have determined that a WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 suffered damage at Edmonton after de-rotating sharply during a high-speed landing. The Q400 – arriving from Fort McMurray on 19 July last year – had been approaching Edmonton’s runway 12 with storms in the vicinity of the airport. Its ...

  • Xiamen Air Crew

    Xiamen Airlines seeks financing for two new ARJ21s


    Xiamen Airlines is looking to finance two new Comac ARJ21 aircraft. The Chinese carrier is inviting bids from parties with net assets worth at least CNY100 million ($14.6 million) in their latest audited full-year financial statements. Alternatively, bidders should have experience providing aircraft financing, including sale-and-leaseback transactions, to ...