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Saab F-39E Gripen arrives in Brazil for flight testing

The Brazilian variant of the Gripen E/F will be used for a flight-testing campaign.

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Where the airline industry was when the music stopped

Another year of strong profit and traffic growth in 2019 for leading carriers illustrates the highs the industry had reached before the coronavirus pandemic, but offered no warning of the crisis to come that has pushed airlines to the brink.

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Volaris shareholders vote in favour of capital increase

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris has won shareholder approval to raise up to Ps3.5 billion ($164 million) in capital.

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​New York bankruptcy court green-lights LATAM’s revised financing proposal

LATAM Airlines’ revised debtor-in-possession financing proposal has been approved by a bankruptcy court in New York,

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Avianca appeals injunction against $370m loan

Colombia’s Avianca, which filed for bankruptcy protection in a New York court in May, has appealed an injunction preventing disbursement of a major loan needed to keep the company afloat.

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Delta to retire aircraft and take up to $2.5b charge

Delta Air Lines will retire more aircraft earlier than planned in an effort to streamline its fleet and cut costs as the air travel industry recovers from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dreamlifter pilots did not cross-check navigation before wrong-airport landing

Seven years after the incident, US investigators have disclosed the awkward radio exchange which underlined that a Boeing ‘Dreamlifter’ crew had unintentionally landed at the wrong Wichita airport.

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Google’s Wing division advances unmanned air traffic system

Various companies have in recent years been working to develop underlying air traffic technologies intended to support the expected rapid expansion of the commercial unmanned urban air mobility (UAM) industry.

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Boeing intends software update to address 787 localiser capture failures

Boeing is developing updated software for 787s to correct an erroneous localiser mode behaviour during ILS approaches.

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Vaccine key to airline recovery: United’s Munoz

United Airlines executive chairman Oscar Munoz says that a vaccine which will protect travellers against the coronavirus will be key to the industry’s recovery.

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Concerns emerge over new El Al investor’s ownership

Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s new ownership structure has already run into problems, just a week after the share offering which resulted in a change in major shareholder.

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Israir operates Bahrain flight after Israeli pact with kingdom

Israeli leisure carrier Israir has carried out a service to Bahrain from Tel Aviv, a week after the signing of a diplomatic accord between the two countries.

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Tim Clark reflects on Emirates’ incredible journey

As he nears his departure after more than three decades at the heart of Emirates Airline, Tim Clark tells FlightGlobal how the Middle Eastern operator went from minnow to global player

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In depth

Where the airline industry was when the music stopped

Another year of strong profit and traffic growth in 2019 for leading carriers illustrates the highs the industry had reached before the coronavirus pandemic, but offered no warning of the crisis to come that has pushed airlines to the brink.

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Tim Clark in conversation on the rise and rise of Emirates

As Emirates Airline president and founding father Tim Clark prepares to step aside, he reflects in this FlightGlobal video interview on more than three decades at the sharp end of Dubai’s flag carrier.

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Antonov An-26 military transport crashes in eastern Ukraine

Two of the 27 people on board an Antonov An-26 military transport have survived after the turboprop crashed in eastern Ukraine on 25 September.

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Berlin-Brandenburg’s Terminal 2 to remain closed when airport opens

Five weeks before Germany’s new Berlin-Brandenburg International airport is due to open, its operator has decided to keep one terminal closed due to a dearth of passengers.

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Airline dependency on state support a new normal: Lufthansa chief

Citing government shareholdings in Air France-KLM and the part-ownership of IAG by state-owned Qatar Airways, he says the German stake in Lufthansa is “at the very low side of my global competitors”.

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EasyJet pilots avoid redundancies by opting to work part-time

There will be no compulsory pilot redundancies at EasyJet, after 1,500 crewmembers opted to cut the number of hours they work.

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Sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus begin Helsinki airport trial

Research indicating that dogs are capable of detecting evidence of coronavirus infection is being tested in a practical sense at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

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Lessors consider Lion Air’s power-by-the-hour requests

Like most airlines globally, Indonesia’s Lion Group has been in discussions for rental deferral agreements with its lessors during the Covid-19 driven downturn.

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LHT Shenzhen and CASC in A320 component MRO partnership

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components.

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AAPA renews call for government action after airlines’ dismal August

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has reiterated its call for better regional coordination for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, as airline traffic suffer another dismal month in August.

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Boeing intends software update to address 787 localiser capture failures

Boeing is developing updated software for 787s to correct an erroneous localiser mode behaviour during ILS approaches.

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AirAsia’s Fernandes doubles down on digital as domestic market improves

AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes reiterated comments made earlier that its domestic and short-haul flights will recover faster, with the low-cost model better poised than its full-service counterparts. 

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Opinion

South Africa’s airline sector can overcome challenges

The country has been hit hard by Covid-19, exacerbating connectivity challenges created by SAA’s retrenchment, but there is hope that the sector will recover, writes Zuks Ramasia, chief executive of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa

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In depth

Where the airline industry was when the music stopped

Another year of strong profit and traffic growth in 2019 for leading carriers illustrates the highs the industry had reached before the coronavirus pandemic, but offered no warning of the crisis to come that has pushed airlines to the brink.

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RwandAir seeks to acquire freighter

The African carrier is “looking at acquiring a cargo freighter in the near future”, its chief executive Yvonne Makolo tells FlightGlobal.

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RwandAir chief Makolo on recovery, Qatar and pan-African aims

The Covid crisis may have created numerous immediate challenges, but RwandAir chief Yvonne Makolo says the carrier has many reasons for optimism about its long-term future

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Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked in Mogadishu excursion

Images circulating on social media indicate that a Kenyan-registered Fokker 50 turboprop has been substantially damaged in a 19 September accident at Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.