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    Lufthansa agrees to mediation talks with cabin-crew union


    Lufthansa Group has accepted a flight-attendant union’s proposal that a long-running labour dispute be addressed through mediation talks.

  • Airbus BelugaXL

    ​Airbus begins BelugaXL operations


    Airbus has started operating the first of the six BelugaXL high-capacity transports it is building to facilitate production ramp-up.

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    Qatar Airways to codeshare with German rail company


    Qatar Airways and German rail company Deutsche Bahn have signed a codeshare agreement that will enable the Middle Eastern carrier’s passengers to connect from Frankfurt to eight cities across Germany.

  • Flybe

    Pilots demand access to talks over Flybe's future


    UK pilots are alarmed and dismayed over indications that regional operator Flybe is holding urgent discussions over funding. The airline has so far refused to disclose details of the situation, or even confirm any reports, stating that it does not comment on “rumour or speculation”. But UK pilot ...

  • China Eastern A350-900 Airbus

    China Eastern looks to grow Shenzhen presence


    China Eastern Airlines and the Shenzhen Airport Group have inked a cooperation agreement that will see the carrier boost its presence from the Chinese airport. Under the agreement, signed on 9 January, both parties will cooperate in network expansion, aviation logistics industrial development, as well as joint marketing efforts. ...

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    GAMECO completes first 777 landing gear overhaul


    Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (GAMECO) has completed its first Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul. It comes on the back of a 2019 approval by both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct Boeing 777 landing gear overhaul work. The first ...

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    Avation expands into engine leasing


    Avation is making a foray into engine leasing, having completed the purchase of a Pratt Whitney Canada PW127M powerplant. The Singapore-based lessor describes the powerplant as “virtually new”, having accumulated only 54 hours. It adds that it is currently establishing marketing plans for engine leasing as ...

  • UIA 737 damage

    UIA 737 wreckage images indicate high-energy punctures


    Images showing the damaged forward fuselage and windshield of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 have been released through Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s office. While the aircraft has been severely damaged by the ground impact, the images also show evidence of penetration damage – with puncture holes in ...

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    UIA 737 flight recorders to be transferred to Ukraine


    Ukrainian investigators will conduct the technical work on the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders retrieved from the Boeing 737-800 which crashed in Tehran. This work will be shadowed by specialists from the French investigation authority BEA, following discussions between Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. ...

  • Iran president Hassan Rouhani

    UIA 737 shoot-down: Iranian president juggles blame with contrition


    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s statement of admission that the country’s defence forces shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Tehran, lacing humility with an air of political justification, will doubtless be compared and contrasted with the US response to the accidental destruction of an Iran Air flight in ...

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    Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian 737 by accident


    In a surprise move, the Iranian armed forces admitted to accidentally shooting down a Boeing 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines on 8 January.

  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg

    Boeing executives Muilenburg and McAllister forfeit equity benefits


    In a regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Boeing says that its former chief executive Dennis Muilenburg did not receive a severance or separation payment when he left the company late last year, forfeited numerous equity benefits and will not receive a bonus payment for 2019.

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    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $3.9m for incorrect weight and balance data


    The FAA has proposed to levy a $3.9 million fine on Southwest Airlines for operating more than 20,000 commercial flights with incorrect weight and balance calculations, potentially putting the safety of the flights into question.

  • Boeing 737 Max test flight

    FAA fines Boeing another $5.4m for 737 ‘slat track’ issue


    The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed fining Boeing another $5.4 million for violations related to “slat tracks” installed on 178 737 Max.

  • A350-900

    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations


    Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft have been struck from Hong Kong Airlines, whose A350 commitment has fallen from 13 to five – three of which have already been delivered. ...

  • Nordwind A321

    Nordwind A321 nose-gear badly damaged in hard landing


    One of Russian carrier Nordwind’s Airbus A321s has suffered serious nose-gear damage after a hard landing at Turkey’s Antalya airport. The carrier says the aircraft had been conducting the flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo without passengers on 10 January. “While conducting a go-around, due to windshear, a hard landing ...

  • Northrop Grumman AARGM-ER fit check in F-35

    US Air Force requests information on new anti-radiation missile for F-35A


    The US Air Force (USAF) is requesting information for modifications to the US Navy’s (USN) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) programme that would make that weapon suitable for its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter.

  • A330neo landing Airbus

    Airbus reveals order for 40 A330neos


    Airbus has revealed an order for 40 A330neo jets was placed in the last month of 2019, helping to lift the re-engined type’s net total for the year. The order, placed on 23 December, is attributed to an unidentified customer. Airbus’s full-year backlog data shows that the agreement ...

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    Airbus achieves 768 net orders, 863 deliveries, for 2019


    Airbus has disclosed that it took 768 net orders last year and delivered a total of 863 aircraft, up on the previous year’s 800. The deliveries included 112 A350s – of which 25 were the larger -1000 variant – plus 53 A330s and eight A380s. It says the ...

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    Spirit AeroSystems cuts 2,800 workers in first layoff round


    Spirit AeroSystems, supplier of Boeing 737 fuselages, will lay off 2,800 workers this month and make additional cuts in the coming weeks in response to Boeing’s halt of 737 Max production.