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United signs for 35 leased A321neos in pivot from un-certificated Max 10

United Airlines has signed letters of intent with two lessors that will deliver 35 new Airbus A321neos starting next year, in a move backfilling the Boeing 737 Max 10s dropped from its fleet plan. 

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Omega completes contracted air refuelling with B-52 for first time

Contractor Omega Air Refueling Services for the first time topped off a US Air Force B-52 bomber and an MC-130J special-operations transport.

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Thunderstorms and torrential rain badly disrupt Dubai flight operations

Several flights bound for Dubai’s main airport have been diverted after thunderstorms brought torrential rain to the United Arab Emirates on 16 April.

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Blackshape dismayed over fleet grounding but remains confident ahead of German air show

Italian airframer Blackshape Aircraft is confident that the grounding of its BS 115 and BK 160 single-engined trainers will shortly be resolved, as it supports regulatory investigations into two accidents which triggered the decision.



CMA CGM adds two more 777Fs for transpacific launch and will take eight A350s

French logistics specialist CMA CGM is adding two more Boeing 777-200 freighters in summer as it begins transpacific routes this year, part of growth plans which include taking delivery of four additional Airbus A350 freighters.

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Caribbean operator St Barth Executive to introduce STOL version of P2012

Caribbean VIP operator St Barth Executive has been revealed as a launch customer for Tecnam’s short take-off and landing P2012 variant.

FlightSafety is working with Lilium and others on a regulatory framework for the burgeoning UAM sector


Lilium begins producing battery packs to power its eVTOL jet

German advanced air mobility developer Lilium has begun producing battery packs designed to power its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet on its first piloted flight, scheduled for the end of this year.

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Casablanca could emerge as centre for KMC 777 freighter conversion

Casablanca is poised to become a freighter conversion centre for Boeing 777-300ERs under a venture involving Kansas Modification Center.

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Egypt’s Sky Vision picks up converted A320 freighter through Vaayu Group

Egyptian company Sky Vision Airlines has received an Airbus A320 converted freighter, the second A320P2F to be handed over by lessor Vaayu Group.

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South African Airways seeks new chief to steer carrier after privatisation collapse

South African Airways is formally seeking a new chief executive to pursue an alternative strategic course after the collapse of its privatisation effort.