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    Berlin’s new airport needs 300m euro in additional funding


    Less than two months before the new Berlin Brandenburg International airport is scheduled to open after years of delays, the airport’s operator Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB) will need an additional 300 million euro ($354 million) if it is to remain solvent on its opening day.

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    Diamond DA50 RG secures European certification


    Austria’s Diamond Aircraft has secured European Union Aviation Safety Agency certification for the DA50 RG, and  is preparing the first examples of the high-end piston-single for delivery early next year

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    ​IATA expects air cargo recovery to strengthen


    Demand for air cargo has rebounded sharply since national lockdowns have eased with strong growth expected for the remainder of 2020, according to IATA. Calling air cargo demand “one of the few bright spots” in the global airline sector, IATA chief economist Brian Pearce said during a press briefing ...

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    Volaris seeks shareholder approval for $162 million capital raise


    Volaris is seeking to raise up to 3.5 billion Mexican pesos ($162 million) through a rights offering, share sale or debt issuance to strengthen its balance sheet and enable it to take advantage of market opportunities.

  • Emirates Airbus A380 take-off

    Proposed A380neo would have offered double-digit fuel reduction: Clark


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark laments Airbus’s decision to abandon the “A380neo”, believing that the proposed re-egngining would have created an “absolutely brilliant” aircraft offering a double-digit fuel-burn reduction.

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    US bankruptcy court approves JetSuite’s reorganisation plan


    The business jet charter provider has secured approval from a US bankruptcy court for its reorganisation plan, clearing the way for a resumption of operations.

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    How the traffic collapse has improved European flight efficiency


    Analysis of flight operations in Europe has given an insight into a fringe benefit of the air transport crisis – the improvement in flightpath efficiency in all three spatial dimensions. Eurocontrol has been monitoring the airspace situation in detail since the onset of the crisis, and assessing the effect ...

  • Finnair Airbus A350 Landing Gear

    ​Finnair slashes planned October capacity


    Finnair is more than halving the number of flights it intends to operate during October as resurgent coronavirus cases and heightened travel restrictions hit passenger demand.

  • Oman Air covid

    Oman Air to resume scheduled flights from October


    Oman Air is to resume scheduled international passenger flights next month after a six-month break because of the global pandemic.

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    ‘Last chance to save UK airline industry’: EasyJet chief


    The chief executive of UK-based low-cost carrier EasyJet has warned that the lack of government support for the airline industry is threatening the sector’s long-term competitiveness.

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    Boeing Australia progresses with AI-enabled UAVs


    Boeing Australia has conducted successful experiments in which unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) have been able to detect and act upon simulated targets. Using machine learning techniques, Boeing Australia says it has been able to teach a UAV how to detect a target, make a ...

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    Nakanihon Air orders one H215 heavy twin


    Airbus Helicopters has secured an order for one H215 heavy-twin from Japanese aviation services company Nakanihon Air. The rotorcraft, which Airbus Helicopter says will help the operator “shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work”, joins Nakanihon’s fleet of 45 other helicopters from Airbus. Source: ...

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    ​Zhuhai cancellation caps disappointing year for air shows


    The organiser of the biennial Airshow China event in Zhuhai has cancelled this year’s show, citing the coronavirus pandemic. “Unfortunately, Airshow China 2020 has been cancelled due to epidemic prevention and control,” says the show organiser. “See you in Zhuhai at Airshow China 2022.” Source: Greg ...

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    ST Engineering ramps up A321P2F conversions


    ST Engineering’s aerospace unit will more than double the number of Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter (A321P2F) conversions annually, amid a surge in demand in the freight market during the coronavirus outbreak. The company confirms that it is planning to increase conversion capability from nine a year to 25 a year ...

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    Korean Air starts cargo operations with converted 777-300ER


    Korean Air has began cargo operations with a freight-optimised Boeing 777-300ER, after it received regulatory approval to modify the popular widebody. The aircraft, registered HL8208, operated its first cargo flight on 8 September, from Seoul Incheon to Columbus, Ohio in the USA. Source: Greg Waldron ...

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    Boeing identifies issue with 787’s horizontal stabiliser production


    Boeing has found an additional 787 manufacturing problem that affects the aircraft’s horizontal stabilisers, following the recent disclosure of two other issues. The issue relates to extra force used when clamping together certain components, which could lead to an aging issue, says the airframer. Source: Max ...

  • Mandarin Airlines E190

    Mandarin Airlines confirms E190 retirement


    Mandarin Airlines has confirmed that it will be retiring its Embraer E190s over the next three years, but remains coy about what will replace the regional jets. The China Airlines subsidiary confirms with FlightGlobal that it will phase out its fleet of six E190s — all of which are ...

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    USAF conducts second, ‘more complex’ field test of Advanced Battle Management System


    As part of the most recent test, US military forces simulated using ABMS to “detect and defeat efforts to disrupt US operations in space”, says the USAF. The forces also coordinated the shoot-down of a mock cruise missile using a new “hypervelocity weapon”. 

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    IAG shareholders approve capital increase and director pay


    Shareholders have voted in favour of IAG’s proposed €2.75 billion ($3.25 billion) capital increase during the group’s AGM today, while also approving the directors’ remuneration package.

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    Lilium partners with German airports on eVTOL infrastructure development


    German start-up Lilium has joined forces with two airports to create the necessary infrastructure at the sites to support regional air services with the in-development Lilium Jet.