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C208 suffered excursion after unstable approach and long landing

Investigators have found that a Cessna C208B operating a cargo flight conducted an unstable approach before landing long and hard, and suffering a runway excursion in the British Virgin Islands.

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International capacity rise helps support Aeromexico Q1 results

Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Mexico’s legacy carrier, says a small rise in international capacity is helping the airline slowly recover from the coronavirus crisis as it continues to work through bankruptcy protection proceedings.

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Interview

David Neeleman ready for his fifth act with Breeze Airways

After launching four successful airlines in 30 years, serial entrepreneur David Neeleman’s latest project sees him targeting underserved US cities with Breeze Airways

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Opinion

Discussion of restriction-free air travel is cause for optimism

It made sense for Willie Walsh to use his first briefing as IATA director general to insist that Covid-related health measures – such as pre-flight testing and vaccination certificates – should only be in place for as long as is necessary.

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Analysis

Airline Business Index puts industry at 0.58 of pre-Covid size

The first Airline Business Index put the airline industry at 0.58 of its pre-pandemic size at the end of 2020 – with 1 being the size at end-2019 – amid the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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US lawmakers slam F-35 programme for sustainment problems

US lawmakers unloaded anger against Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and the Department of Defense (DoD) during a 22 April hearing, criticising the group for not meeting F-35 stealth fighter programme sustainment goals.

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Delta orders 25 A321neos, accelerates Airbus widebody deliveries

Delta Air Lines has firmed orders for 25 Airbus A321neos and pulled forward A350 and A330 deliveries, reflecting the airline’s anticipation that passenger demand will accelerate in coming years.

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Universal Hydrogen lands $20.5m investment, Airbus and JetBlue contribute

Airbus and JetBlue Airways are among companies that have invested a combined $20.5 million in Universal Hydrogen, the Paul Eremenko-backed firm developing a hydrogen-fuel distribution and storage system.

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Southwest swings to Q1 profit, ‘the worst is behind us’

Southwest Airlines made a profit in the first quarter thanks to federal payroll support payments, but says passenger demand remains “inconsistent by region” as the airline shuffles its fleet to meet fluctuating demand.

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Bill to reduce disease transmission on jets targets airworthiness standards

US lawmakers have proposed a union-backed bill that seeks to prevent the spread of disease within the commercial aviation sector, including by changing aircraft certification requirements.

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​Etihad to ground A380s ‘indefinitely’

Etihad has decided to ground it’s entire fleet of 10 Airbus A380s “indefinitely”, as it remodels its fleet around the Boeing 787 and A350-1000, chief executive Tony Douglas has disclosed.

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Pilatus reveals PC-24 order for Qatar’s air force

Qatar’s air force is to field a pair of Pilatus PC-24 light jets, the Swiss airframer revealed in its annual results publication on 22 April.

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Emirates’ Clark sees heightened regulatory scrutiny delaying 777X

Tighter regulatory attention on Boeing following the 737 Max crisis is causing delays to its 777X programme and could contribute to Emirates switching its orders to the 787, the carrier’s president Tim Clark has warned.

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Emirates boss Clark confident premium seats will be filled

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark believes airlines will be able to fill business-class and premium-economy seats following the pandemic even if demand for corporate travel remains depressed.

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Lessor DAE places $1.8 billion order for 15 737 Max jets

Middle Eastern lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has placed an order 15 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, its first direct order of the type from the airframer. 

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Ryanair chief Wilson hopeful of ‘extended summer’

Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson remains optimistic of a strong lift in air travel in Europe this summer and expects consumers will extend holiday plans later into the year

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In depth

Business aviation programmes all set for post-pandemic recovery

The pandemic has buffeted private aviation more lightly than its commercial cousin – some areas have done surprisingly well. But Covid-19 continues to have an impact, with activity and sales down.

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​IAG commits to 10% sustainable fuel use by 2030

IAG has pledged to power 10% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030, a goal that it says will allow it to cut its annual CO2 emissions by two million tonnes.

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Fly high or reduce speed to cut civil helicopter birdstrike: EASA

Civil helicopter operators are being advised to reduce airspeed if they are unable to avoid flying at low altitude, as a defensive measure against the risk of serious birdstrike.

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Analysis

Airline recovery hopes blighted by slow recovery despite bright pockets

It says something about the depth of the airline industry’s troubles that even an extra $9 billion in losses this year would leave the industry significant healthier than in 2020.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas introduces CIS states’ first A220

Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas has become the first operator in the CIS to introduce the Airbus A220.

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Airbus names former GE Aviation executive as Southeast Asia head

Airbus has named Chris Drewer to as senior vice-president of Southeast Asia for Airbus commercial aircraft.

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Uncertainty clouds Singapore-Hong Kong travel ‘bubble’

The outlook for the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble arrangement remains in doubt, after Singapore authorities said that no date has been fixed for its relaunch.

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Malaysia eyes opportunities in eVTOL, UAV development

Malaysia hopes to venture into the development of unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous aircraft in the future, as it remains optimistic of an aerospace industry rebound as early as next year. 

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Indian navy’s first MH-60R operates maiden flight

The Indian navy’s first Sikorsky MH-60R anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter has conducted its maiden flight from Lockheed Martin’s Owego site in New York.

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Opinion

Discussion of restriction-free air travel is cause for optimism

It made sense for Willie Walsh to use his first briefing as IATA director general to insist that Covid-related health measures – such as pre-flight testing and vaccination certificates – should only be in place for as long as is necessary.

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Analysis

Airline Business Index puts industry at 0.58 of pre-Covid size

The first Airline Business Index put the airline industry at 0.58 of its pre-pandemic size at the end of 2020 – with 1 being the size at end-2019 – amid the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In depth

What future does the A380 have in a post-pandemic travel world?

Already a luxury of debatable value to many operators before the crisis, the A380 appears even less well-suited to a market featuring depressed travel demand and a focus on cargo

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A320 close call at San Francisco highlighted NOTAM overload: ICAO forum

Overflight of a heavily-occupied taxiway by an Airbus A320 at San Francisco served as an illustration of the serious risks of overloading pilots with NOTAMs, an ICAO forum has heard, as the organisation initiates efforts to reduce unnecessary NOTAM information.

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Wider economic recovery drives up jet-fuel costs for ailing airlines

Rising jet-fuel prices will make it harder for airlines to reach cash-positive positions in the coming months, according to industry body IATA.