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  • Wizz Air Airbus A320

    Wizz chief sees network diversification key to easing crisis impact


    Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi believes the airline’s network diversification in recent months will help the low-cost carrier better ride out the coming months of the coronavirus crisis.

  • A320neo

    Airbus delivers 39 aircraft but records just a single order in August


    Airbus recorded a single order during August, for one corporate A320neo which was received from a private customer. It took the airframer’s overall net order total this year to 303 aircraft. Total deliveries over the first eight months of the year reached 284, the manufacturer’s latest backlog figures ...

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    Boeing delivers 13 jets in August, books eight new orders


    Boeing says it delivered 13 jets in August, bringing it to a total of 87 deliveries in 2020.

  • HX50-c-HillHelicopters

    Hill reveals more details of HX50 helicopter as CAA hints at possible certification route


    Hill Helicopters has revealed further details of its planned HX50 light-single, including confirmation that it is developing its own turbine engine for the platform, designated the GT50, plus an intention to redesign the rotorcraft’s traditional control layout.

  • Lufthansa A321neo interior logo

    Lufthansa makes case for expanding airport Covid testing scheme


    Lufthansa has disclosed that 150,000 passengers were monitored for Covid-19 at the Frankfurt airport testing facility it opened in late June with Fraport and Centogene, and about 1% of samples taken over the last six weeks gave a positive result for the disease.

  • Willie-Walsh

    Walsh hands over IAG reins – and challenges – to Gallego


    Willie Walsh signed off as chief executive of British Airways and Iberia parent IAG during the group’s AGM today, while also confirming he is leaving the aviation industry after a four-decade career.

  • Klasjet 737-500 incident

    Experienced crew struggled with instrument flight after 737 lost autopilots


    Spanish investigators have detailed an unusual incident in which a Boeing 737-500 crew struggled to control the aircraft after the autopilots failed, even though all the instruments needed to operate the flight remained fully functional. Operated by Lithuanian carrier Klasjet, the aircraft had departed Madrid Barajas for Kaunas on ...

  • AirAsia A320 PK-AZE c Wikimedia Commons_SabungDOThamster

    AirAsia Group seeks to raise up to $600 million by end of 2020


    Malaysia’s AirAsia Group is looking to raise up to MYR2.5 billion ($600 million) before the end of the year. The company confirms to Cirium that it is talking to private equity, strategic partners, as well as both local and foreign conglomerates. It plans to raise up to MYR1.5 ...

  • EasyJet aircraft disembarking

    EasyJet latest to scale back capacity amid travel restrictions


    EasyJet has become the latest European carrier to cut capacity plans in the light of demand being negatively hit by increased travel restrictions.

  • KAI KF-X

    Indonesian funding issue re-emerges for KF-X


    Financing has again raised its head as an issue with Jakarta’s involvement in the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X/IF-X fighter programme. Indonesia has fallen behind on payments related to the twin-engined fighter again, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, citing sources. KF-X production ...

  • Comac ARJ21 OTT China Eastern

    China Eastern unit OTT Airlines seeks regulatory approval


    OTT Airlines, the newly-launched subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for regulatory approval to commence operations. The CAAC discloses that OTT was established with registered capital of CNY1.5 billion ($219 million) and is solely funded by China Eastern. ...

  • Boeing 787-10

    FAA launches probe into 787 production issues


    The US Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into manufacturing issues that could affect some Boeing 787s, as ANA confirms that Boeing asked it to ground one 787-10. “The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating manufacturing flaws affecting certain Boeing 787 jetliners,” says the FAA. “The agency continues to ...

  • A220 in flight

    A220 operators told to protect avionics against rainfall


    Airbus A220 operators are being instructed to modify drain tubing after an incident in which rainwater dripped into the avionics bay and tripped a circuit breaker during taxi, causing an engine to shut down. Rain had entered the aircraft through the main cabin entry door while it was open, ...

  • Heathrow airport entry

    UK to set out ‘aviation recovery strategy’ this autumn


    UK ministers intend to publish an ”aviation recovery plan” this autumn setting out how they will get the sector back on track,  as industry stakeholders continue to press for action amid the stalled restoration of passenger services.

  • TAP-air-Portugal

    TAP awarded first €500 million of state rescue loan


    TAP Portugal has received just under €500 million ($591 million) of its potential €1.2 billion state rescue loan from the Portuguese government, the airline has disclosed. In June, the European Commission approved Portugal’s plan to lend the carrier up to €1.2 billion to help address “immediate liquidity needs” ...

  • SST russia

    Supersonic passenger aircraft research in line for Russian federal grant


    Creation of a Russian supersonic passenger aircraft research centre has been selected for funding by the federal government. The aim of the scientific centre is to establish a world-class technological knowledge base for conceptual design and aerodynamic analysis of an aircraft with low sonic boom. This work on ...

  • AirAsia X A330-300

    BOC Aviation sues AirAsia X over $23 million of lease debts


    Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has filed a claim in a London court against AirAsia X for nearly $23 million due, pertaining to the lease of four aircraft. AirAsia X and its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary AAX Leasing Two received on 25 August a letter dated 19 August from the lessor, ...

  • EASA_Logo

    EU-China bilateral safety agreement comes into effect


    A bilateral safety agreement between European and Chinese aviation regulators came into effect on 1 September, paving the way for simpler evaluation and certification processes for airframers of the two regions. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says it held a joint meeting with its Chinese counterparts on 3 ...

  • El Al fin

    State to be inactive El Al shareholder after rights issue


    Israel’s government does not intend to exercise the voting rights of shares in El Al which it plans to acquire as part of a refinancing of the troubled flag-carrier. The ministry of finance, in a 4 September communication to the carrier, has detailed its role in a share issue ...

  • Wizz Abu Dhabi tail

    UAE start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives first aircraft


    Wizz Air’s new Abu Dhabi division has received its first aircraft, an Airbus A321neo registered in the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft (A6-WZB), fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, was originally ordered by Wizz Air but underwent a sale-and-leaseback through Singapore’s BOC Aviation. It carries a ...