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Copa posts first quarter loss, sees diverging trends in the Americas

Panama’s Copa Airlines is banking on its advantageous geographical position and extensive network to smaller cities across the Americas and the Caribbean to eventually pull itself out of the coronavirus-driven slump.

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Azul posts quarterly loss, cargo revenue rises

Brazil’s Azul narrowed its loss in the first three months of the year compared to 2020, as a bump in cargo sales partly offset steep declines in passenger revenue.

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Boeing to open first 737 freighter conversion line in Latin America

Boeing has tapped Costa Rican MRO Coopesa to launch Latin America’s first Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) production line. 

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Domestic and cargo pick-up in March fail to offset international traffic gloom

A strong recovery in the large Chinese domestic market was the key driver for an improved global passenger traffic performance in March, though RPKs still remain two-thirds below pre-crisis levels.

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Environmental impact now part of airline fleet thinking: Udvar-Hazy

While Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy sees airlines giving greater attention to addressing environmental concerns in their fleet planning amid heightened pressure to tackle aviation’s climate impact, he does not believe it will change the useful life of aircraft.

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Breeze backtracks on recruiting college students as flight attendants

Breeze Airways, the new low-cost startup airline founded by entrepreneur David Neeleman, is backtracking on a plan to hire only university students to work as flight attendants after coming under fire for the programme last week.

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Kratos to deliver first XQ-58A Valkyrie production unit in a ‘couple of months’ to USAF

Kratos is anticipating that the XQ-58A Valkyrie will move toward operations.

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Air Canada loses C$1.3bn in Q1; calls on government to end restrictions

Air Canada continues to haemorrhage cash as the airline’s home country keeps its air carriers in the dark about a time-line for easing strict restrictions that are hindering them from returning to a pre-coronavirus normal.

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Airbus chief sees single-aisle ‘triopoly’ with China as early as end-decade

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes its single-aisle duopoly with Boeing could transform into a three-way competition by the end of the decade if China progresses strongly with its Comac C919.

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Air Tractor, L3Harris launch AT-802U Sky Warden light attack aircraft

Air Tractor has teamed with L3Harris Technologies to produce the AT-802U Sky Warden, a new variant of its light attack aircraft.

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El Al scraps 737-800 sale-and-leaseback plan

Israeli flag-carrier El Al has dropped plans to enter a sale-and-leaseback transaction for three Boeing 737-800s with an undisclosed foreign company.

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Environmental impact now part of airline fleet thinking: Udvar-Hazy

While Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy sees airlines giving greater attention to addressing environmental concerns in their fleet planning amid heightened pressure to tackle aviation’s climate impact, he does not believe it will change the useful life of aircraft.

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Israel Aerospace to set up 777 freighter conversion line in Seoul

Israel Aerospace Industries is intending to establish a Boeing 777 passenger-to-freighter conversion facility in South Korea, specialising in both -200LR and -300ER modification.

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Egypt orders 30 additional Rafale fighters

Cairo has ordered 30 additional Dassault Rafale fighters, in a follow up to a previous acquisition of 24 examples.

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Flydubai counts full-year cost of crisis disruption and Max grounding

Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai has turned in a full-year loss of Dhs713 million ($194 million), but believes its business fundamentals remain strong.

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‘Not worth commenting on’: IATA chief Walsh slams UK travel restart plan

The UK’s announcement of countries to which non-essential travel can resume from 17 May has been given short shrift by IATA director general Willie Walsh. 

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UK gives green light for travel to 12 countries including Israel and Portugal

The UK government has named Israel, Portugal and Gibraltar among 12 countries on its ‘green list’ of destinations for the resumption of non-essential international travel on 17 May. 

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Long-haul ‘tipping point’ not likely before mid-2022: Airbus chief

Airbus is not expecting to see a notable upward shift in the long-haul market until the middle of 2022, as it prepares to begin ramping-up single-aisle production.

Comac C919 roll out - by Comac

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Airbus chief sees single-aisle ‘triopoly’ with China as early as end-decade

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes its single-aisle duopoly with Boeing could transform into a three-way competition by the end of the decade if China progresses strongly with its Comac C919.

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S7 overtakes Aeroflot in first quarter after riding domestic wave

S7 Airlines emerged as the largest passenger carrier in Russia over the first quarter of this year, tipping Aeroflot off the top slot, according to the country’s official civil aviation figures.

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Airbus chief sees single-aisle ‘triopoly’ with China as early as end-decade

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes its single-aisle duopoly with Boeing could transform into a three-way competition by the end of the decade if China progresses strongly with its Comac C919.

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JAL to acquire Spring Airlines Japan as subsidiary

Japan Airlines will acquire Spring Airlines Japan to become a consolidated subsidiary, as part of a move to streamline its low-cost units and tap into future growth potential. 

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JAL domestic 777s to exit by 2023, A350s to become flagship

Japan Airlines has picked the Airbus A350 as its future flagship aircraft, as it retires its fleet of domestic Boeing 777s by 2023, and reduces the number of large widebodies in the medium term. 

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JAL plunges to $3.6bn operating loss in FY2020

Japan Airlines (JAL) swung to an operating loss of Y390 billion ($3.6 billion) in its 2020 financial year to 31 March.

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Qantas uses Alliance E190 options to beef up regional capacity

Qantas has called up five additional Alliance Aviation Embraer E190s under a wet lease agreement with the regional operator.

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Environmental impact now part of airline fleet thinking: Udvar-Hazy

While Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy sees airlines giving greater attention to addressing environmental concerns in their fleet planning amid heightened pressure to tackle aviation’s climate impact, he does not believe it will change the useful life of aircraft.

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Nigeria’s Azman Air cleared to resume 737 flights after safety audit

Nigerian authorities have lifted a suspension order against local carrier Azman Air after it implemented a corrective plan to address safety matters, the airline states.

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Pressured Mango to continue flights into May

Troubled South African low-cost carrier Mango Airlines has confirmed it will continue operations into May despite concerns over its ability to meet a reported end-April payment deadline set by creditors.

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Commercial aircraft market should reach equilibrium by 2023: Udvar-Hazy

The commercial aircraft market should return to something more like its historical balance by 2023, following an accelerated retirement and replacement cycle, in the view of Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy.

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Struggling Mango cancels flights today over late payments

South African Airways low-cost carrier Mango Airlines suspended flights today due to payment outstanding to the country’s airports’ operator ACSA , though the latter has since lifted its block on the struggling state-owned airline operating.