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  • Titan A321LR

    Titan to replace 757-200s with A321LRs


    UK-based charter operator Titan Airways is to introduce a pair of long-range Airbus A321LRs later this year. The aircraft, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines, will be delivered to the carrier, which is stationed at London Stansted, in late summer 2020 and start operations in the autumn. They ...

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    IAG removes non-EU ownership limit


    IAG has disclosed that the proportion of its shares held by “non-EU persons” has declined to 39.5%, from 47.5% in February 2019, enabling the group to remove maximum limits on non-EU ownership that ensure regulators class it as a European airline.

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    Daher sees modest dip in TBM and Kodiak deliveries during ‘tough’ 2019


    Daher saw flat sales in 2019, with deliveries of its Kodiak and TBM single-engined aircraft families slipping slightly, following what it calls a “tough year in the entry-level business aviation market”.

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    Superjet plan emerges ahead of Adria Airways AOC auction


    Collapsed Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways’ air operator’s certificate is set to be auctioned on 23 January, and the administrator for the bankrupt company is formally inviting bids. The invitation says the lot being presented for auction effectively amounts to the whole business of Adria, in particular all permits to ...

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    Romanian government discusses funding to rescue Tarom


    Romania’s government has discussed allocating critical financial support to ailing flag-carrier Tarom during a meeting on 16 January. Transport minister Lucian Bode had asked prime minister Ludovic Orban to approve a draft memorandum for granting rescue aid, supplemented with restructuring aid, for 2020. After the meeting the head ...

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    ANA expands Australian network with Virgin codeshare


    ANA has inked a commercial partnership agreement with Virgin Australia , a new entrant to the Australia-Japan sector. From 30 January, ANA will place its code on six domestic routes operated by Virgin, from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and Adelaide. The partners expect ...

  • Jet Airways

    ​Jet Airways to sell Dutch business to KLM


    Jet Airways has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with KLM for its businesses in the Netherlands. The carrier said in a stock exchange disclosure that the deal was inked on 13 January with Dutch resolution professionals, but gave no details on the transaction value or timeline. ...

  • Thai A330

    Thai Airways appoints new chairman


    Thai Airways International ’s vice-chairman Chaiyapruk Didyasarin has taken up the role of chairman, effective 16 January. Didyasarin was appointed acting chairman after Ekniti Nitithanprapas resigned at the start of November, amid pressure from the loss-making carrier’s financial performance. Thai’s third-quarter results published later in the month showed ...

  • Qantas A330

    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.