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  • Air France

    Three runways to close at main Paris airports


    Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is set to close two runways within days, providing additional space on which to park aircraft grounded by the coronavirus crisis. NOTAM information issued for the French capital hub on 19 March states that both runway 08R/26L and the parallel 08L/26R will be shut ...

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    Jet2 parent pulls profits guidance as carrier suspends flights until May


    Parent of UK leisure carrier Jet2 has pulled its full-year financial guidance after the operator was forced to cancel all flying until 1 May following the widespread introduction of travel restrictions across Europe.

  • Iran Fokker gear-up

    Recurrent hydraulic fault preceded Iran Fokker 100 gear-up landing


    Investigators have found that an engine-driven pump’s overheating preceded a hydraulic leak before an Iran Air Fokker 100 was forced to land at Tehran Mehrabad with its main landing-gear retracted. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation found that the aircraft, inbound from Qeshm on 19 March last year, had suffered a ...

  • Air Canada 777-300ER

    Air Canada 777-300ER rejects take-off behind aborting E190


    Canadian investigators have detailed an incident in which an Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER aborted take-off at 110kt after its crew saw that a preceding Embraer 190 had aborted its own take-off roll on the same runway. The 777 had been cleared to line up on Toronto’s runway 06L immediately ...


    Mitsubishi Aircraft adds new directors to board


    Mitsubishi Aircraft will see yet another round of management changes, as it doubles down on certificating its SpaceJet M90 regional jet programme. Two current senior vice presidents in the Japanese airframer will be promoted to directors of its board, effective 1 April. Keisuke Masutani will oversee global governance ...


    HAECO gains 787 landing gear MRO capability


    HAECO’s landing gear services unit has added Boeing 787s to its overhaul capabilities. The latest addition will provide “timely support for the fast-approaching landing gear overhauls due on regional and international Boeing 787 fleets”, the Hong Kong-based MRO states. HAECO Landing Gear Services also holds MRO capabilities on ...

  • Tejas

    ​Deal for 83 Tejas fighters passes bureaucratic hurdle


    New Delhi will acquire 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Mk-1A light fighters for the air force at an estimated cost of $5.3 billion, pending cabinet approval. The acquisition process is moving forward following the finalisation of contractual and other issues by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), according to a ...

  • Lufthansa

    Lufthansa Group parks 700 aircraft in crisis response


    Lufthansa Group is unable to predict how much its profit will fall this year as it confirmed a 95% capacity reduction to battle the coronavirus outbreak. “At present, no one can foresee the consequences,” notes chief executive Carsten Spohr in a statement accompanying 2019 earnings. “We have to ...

  • Thomas Cook A330

    Thomas Cook failure crippled passengers' protective trust fund


    Leisure firm Thomas Cook Group’s collapse resulted in a £481 million drain on the protective Air Travel Trust Fund, leaving the fund with sparse resources, a UK National Audit Office investigation states. While the Civil Aviation Authority expects the fund to remain in surplus, the investigation points out that ...

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    Gearbox replacement order broadened to non-ETOPS PW1100Gs


    US regulators have extended a directive to replace the gearbox and control software of Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, to encompass powerplants not used for extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) flights. The US FAA had already ordered removal and replacement of the main gearbox assembly on the engines as ...

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    Chinese carriers’ February traffic collapse amid pandemic hit


    February was a difficult month for China’s three largest carriers as the country battled the coronavirus outbreak and was the subject of travel restrictions globally. In traffic results released on 18 March, each carrier saw capacity and load factors collapse, both domestically and internationally. As with January’s traffic results, ...

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    Qantas and Jetstar suspend all international flights


    Qantas and Jetstar are suspending scheduled international flights from late March, in accordance with the Australian government’s advice. Qantas Group says in a statement: “With the federal government now recommending against all overseas travel from Australia, regularly scheduled international flights will continue until late March to ...

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    Taiwan closes borders to foreigner arrivals


    Taiwan has joined a growing list of governments around the world to close off its borders to foreign arrivals, in a bid to stem the tide of imported coronavirus cases. A notice from the ministry of foreign affairs states the travel ban kicks in on 19 March, though exceptions ...

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    Spirit reduces April and May capacity by 20%


    Spirit Airlines will cut its April capacity by 20% and its May capacity by 25% and reduce executive salaries as the ultra-low-cost carrier seeks to reduce costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Load factors are expected to continue declining through March as governments limit air travel in ...

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    Air Canada to scale back international routes through April


    Air Canada today says it will gradually suspend most international flights by 31 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a few routes to help Canadian citizens repatriate and continue essential cargo deliveries. US president Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau have announced plans ...

  • Allegiant first new A320 Credit: Airbus

    Allegiant cuts capacity and halts non-airline projects


    Allegiant Travel Company, the parent company of Allegiant Air, announced today it will immediately cease activity on non-airline projects including construction of its Sunseeker Resort in Florida as it anticipates capacity cuts to rise to 35% during April and May. The Las Vegas-based leisure carrier had previously cut airline ...

  • C-17 flying from Italy to the USA with 500000 swabs

    US Air Force C-17 moves 500,000 swabs from Italy to USA, and activates ‘24/7 Crisis Battle Staff’


    As part of a growing effort to support the US government’s response to coronavirus, the US Air Force moved 500,000 swabs aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from an airbase in Italy to the USA.

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    Transat gradually suspends service until 30 April


    Canada’s Air Transat says it is halting sales for departures to most of its destinations in light of the global coronavirus which is massively disrupting travel around the world.

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    Canada’s Porter shutters until June


    Canadian regional carrier Porter Airlines says it is ceasing all operations until June, according to a notice on the airline’s website.

  • Longitude

    Textron Aviation plans four weeks of furloughs for US staff


    Business aircraft maker Textron Aviation is furloughing “most” US staff for four weeks and  “adjusting” production as an initial response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.