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Embraer avoids aircraft cancellations in first quarter as losses accumulate

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Embraer has not seen customers cancel any aircraft orders and has high hopes that demand for its regional jets will remain solid as the industry recovers.



IATA criticises South American governments for lack of aviation support

Airline trade group IATA has criticised Latin American governments for essentially leaving their airlines out to dry as the coronavirus devastates the industry in the region, questioning when the sector will return to its previous strength or even if individual carriers can survive the pandemic at all.

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LATAM immediately cutting 19 leased aircraft from fleet

LATAM Airlines Group has identified 19 leased aircraft which it will cut from its operators’ fleets, following the company’s filing for US Chapter 11 creditor protection.



More Latin American airlines could face liquidity shocks

LATAM and Avianca are Latin America’s first carriers to file for bankruptcy protection amid the pandemic, but they are unlikely to be last considering the slow pace at which the region’s governments have implemented financial assistance programmes.



E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting

Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed.

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Kalitta 737 freighter involved in Rochester runway incident

A Boeing 737-400 Special Freighter operated by Kalitta Charters II ran off a Rochester, New York runway following a rejected takeoff on 5 June, coming to stop on grass beside the runway.

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US Army to demo CH-47F with more powerful Honeywell T55

The T55-GA-714C engine generates 6,000hp (4474kW), a 25% increase in power compared to the current T55 that is on the CH-47, Honeywell says on 4 June. The engine also burns 10% less fuel.

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Boeing modifying 777 fuel indicator after in-flight discrepancy incidents

Boeing is developing a modification for passenger and freighter 777s after the discovery of a fuel discrepancy problem involving the centre wing tank.



Bombardier to cut 2,500 jobs as business jet deliveries slump

Bombardier Aviation is cutting its workforce by around 2,500 personnel, particularly at its Canadian manufacturing divisions.

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Amazon to boost fleet with 12 Boeing 767s from ATSG

Amazon Air has agreed leases for an additional 12 Boeing 767-300 freighters from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2021.

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Clark: Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool but this will hinge on the roll-out of a vaccine programme

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Clark to continue Emirates involvement as retirement looms

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is due to step down this month and with no successor yet publically identified, he confirms his involvement with the airline will continue.

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Clark: Cash-flow concerns likely to seriously impact new aircraft demand

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the coronavirus-related cash flow crisis will result in a significant number of order deferrals and cancellations as airlines wrestle with the size and shape of their fleets.

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Emirates’ Clark expecting tough 2020 then slow near-term recovery

Industry will have to “tough it out” for the remainder of this year as it reels from the coronavirus pandemic, but Clark is optimistic that business will begin to improve gradually during 2021.

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Emirates concludes that job cuts are required as coronavirus takes toll

Emirates plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the Gulf carrier.



Airbus delivers 24 aircraft during zero-order May

Airbus managed to deliver 24 aircraft during May, although the manufacturer took no new orders for the entire month.

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How A400M Atlas spanned the globe during coronavirus response

Airbus Defence & Space and the Spanish air force have detailed the A400M’s major contribution to international pandemic response.

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TUIfly plans job and fleet cuts: union

German leisure carrier TUIfly intends to cut around 700 jobs and approximately halve its fleet in response to the coronavirus crisis, according to pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit.

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IAG and Ryanair threaten legal challenge to UK’s quarantine plan

Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways parent IAG, has disclosed that the group is considering legal action over the UK government’s mandatory two-week quarantine for travellers arriving in the country from 8 June.



Bombardier to cut 2,500 jobs as business jet deliveries slump

Bombardier Aviation is cutting its workforce by around 2,500 personnel, particularly at its Canadian manufacturing divisions.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force to buy five Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

The first Super Hercules is scheduled to be delivered in 2024, with the full fleet starting operations by 2025, says defence minister Ron Mark.

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AirAsia evaluating proposals to raise capital

The AirAsia Group is evaluating proposals to strengthen its equity base and liquidity through a capital raising exercise, as it works to overcome challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



Airbus names India chief to lead Asia-Pacific operation

Airbus’s India division head, Anand Stanley, is to take over as president of its Asia-Pacific operation, succeeding Patrick de Castelbajac.

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China eases international flight restrictions

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) will allow more foreign carriers to fly into Mainland China, as it rolls out incentives for airlines based on passengers not testing positive for the coronavirus.



Australia, New Zealand up domestic capacity as restrictions ease

Carriers in Australia and New Zealand will operate at increased capacities in the next few months as coronavirus-related social distancing and travel restrictions are eased.



Comair to cut fleet and remain inactive until November

South African carrier Comair requires a substantial cash injection and is unlikely to resume operations until at least November.

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In depth

Coronavirus pushes fragile African carriers closer to the edge

While no region has escaped the impact of the coronavirus grounding, arguably its most immediate damage has been felt among Africa’s already struggling carriers.

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South African carriers urge system stress-test to speed recovery

South African carriers are urging the government to stress-test the early restoration of domestic air services, to quicken the introduction of an expanded route network.

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SAA draft rescue plan signals termination of half its fleet leases

South African Airways’ rescuers are terminating leases on nearly half the airline’s 40 leased aircraft, while those on another 15 have been undergoing renegotiation.

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Congo Airways eyes expansion within Africa as competitors struggle

Congo Airways’ decision to swap orders for Embraer 175s to larger E190-E2s party reflects an effort by the company to expand on routes previously served by financially struggling competitor South African Airways (SAA).