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  • CH-92A UAV Serbia

    Armed Chinese UAVs arrive for Serbian air force duty


    Serbia has taken delivery of six China Aerospace Science and Technology-built Cai Hong (“Rainbow”) CH-92As, marking the first acquisition of a Chinese armed unmanned air vehicle by a European military.

  • V-200

    Skeldar V-200 selected for Belgian/Dutch navy programme


    UMS Skeldar has secured its third deal within two years to equip NATO navies with its Skeldar V-200 unmanned air vehicle (UAV), after being selected for a joint requirement for Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • Sukhoi Superjet 100

    Superjet starts flight tests with domestic inertial navigation system


    Irkut has commenced testing of a domestically-built inertial navigation system which will feature on a modified version of the Superjet 100. The system – known as the BINS-2015 – is intended to replace the foreign-supplied equipment used on serial Superjet aircraft. Irkut, which has absorbed the Sukhoi civil ...

  • British Airways 747-400 2

    IBA highlights four-engined widebody pain as airliner values decline


    Aviation consultancy IBA has outlined adjustments to all its commercial airliner market values to reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Older four-engined widebodies and the Boeing 737 Max are among the worst affected, while “uncertainty” hangs over the Airbus A380.

  • SAA A340

    SAA pilots isolated as other unions gradually back severance scheme


    South African Airways unions have largely indicated acceptance of voluntary severance packages as part of the airline’s rescue, after the government warned that workers’ representatives that it cannot improve on the severance offers. Cockpit union SAAPA has not followed other unions’ gradual shift into accepting the proposals, but it ...

  • El Al fin

    El Al to slash workforce as part of rescue package agreements


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is set to shed 1,700 positions across three divisions as part of a restructuring programme. The airline says it has reached new collective agreements with its maintenance and administrative sectors. Chief executive Gonen Usishkin says the arrangement is “another step on the road to ...

  • Cathay Pacific

    Cathay Pacific mulls parking aircraft outside Hong Kong


    Cathay Pacific Group is considering parking some aircraft outside of its Hong Kong base to protect them from the city’s hot and humid summer. The company tells Cirium it is looking into this “for operation management reasons”. “At the present time our aircraft are parked at Hong ...

  • AirAsia X Thailand Airbus A330neo

    Auditor questions AirAsia Group’s survival


    Accounting firm Ernst Young has questioned the AirAsia Group’s ability to remain a going concern, citing deteriorating finances amid the coronavirus pandemic. It notes that the group suffered a full-year net loss of MYR283 million ($66 million) in 2019, a year in which liabilities exceeded assets by ...

  • Airbus A320neo Aercap

    AerCap sees big drop in Q2 lease agreements


    Lessor AerCap signed lease agreements covering only 10 aircraft in the second quarter of 2020, down from 48 in the same period last year. The 10 aircraft comprise one widebody and nine narrowbodies, while in Q2 2019 AerCap signed deals for four widebodies and 44 narrowbodies, says the company. ...

  • US Army UH-60 Black Hawk

    US government clears sale of VIP Black Hawk to Jordan


    The US government has approved the possible sale of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk to Jordan for use as a transport for the country’s royalty.

  • JiangXi

    Jiangxi Air applies to start international operations


    Chinese carrier Jiangxi Air has applied to the country’s civil aviation authorities to start international passenger and cargo operations. A notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) states the Nanchang-based airline had applied to be able to fly to Hong Kong, Taiwan, as well as flights to ...

  • Korean Air 747-81

    ​Korean Air to sell in-flight catering and retail businesses


    Korean Air is selling its in-flight catering and duty-free businesses and has signed a memorandum of understanding with local private equity fund, Hahn Company. The investment firm describes itself as “specialising in buyouts and corporate restructurings in South Korea”, according to its website. Korean said in ...

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    General Atomics to show Japan the maritime patrol capabilities of MQ-9B SeaGuardian


    The company is trying to show that its MQ-9, an unmanned air vehicle designed for watching and striking terrorists, can use its 35h of non-stop flight time to patrol the world’s oceans in search of ships and submarines.

  • Boeing 737 Max 9

    Avolon strikes another 27 Max from order book


    Aircraft lessor Avolon has cancelled orders for another 27 Boeing 737 Max, striking another blow to Boeing’s backlog as the airframer works to get the Max back in the skies.

  • United 787 Dreamliner

    United sees cancellations rise, warns of furloughs


    United Airlines says cancellations of forward bookings are once again rising due to new travel restrictions and increasing numbers of coronavirus cases across the southern sun belt states, prompting a warning that furloughs will be inevitable.

  • Beechcraft-King-Air-350C-Cargo-Door-Equpped-Aircraft

    Greece to acquire two air ambulance King Air 350s


    Textron Aviation has sold two Beechcraft King Air 350C medivac aircraft for use by Greece’s ministry of health.

  • Brazilian - Gripen E-10 (1)

    Saab starts Gripen E production in Brazil


    The aerostructures plant, called Saab Aeronautica Montagens, is the first outside of Sweden to produce large components of the combat aircraft.

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    Canada’s Nolinor announces launch of new airline


    Canadian passenger and freight charter airline Nolinor Aviation has announced plans to launch a new airline later this year despite the coronavirus crisis that has decimated much of the travel industry.

  • AeroMexico Boeing 787-8

    Aeromexico looks to quit 19 aircraft leases


    Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Mexico’s flag carrier, has petitioned to be released from aircraft and engine leases as it seeks to shrink its fleet to reduce costs.

  • Beltranena

    Volaris chief lauds flexible cost base but fleet will be flat to 2023


    Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Volaris is weathering the coronavirus storm thanks to its variable cost base, but still expects its fleet size to be flat through to 2023 as demand inches back.