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Embraer to allow ERJ-145 operators to install HEPA filters

Embraer has issued a service bulletin allowing operators of its 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, with the first kits to be delivered by next month.

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Airport slots board requests summer 2021 relief from 80:20 rule

Airports, airlines and slot coordinators have joined forces to call for some relief on slot rules during the northern hemisphere’s summer 2021 season.

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Brazil lifts Boeing 737 Max grounding

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency ANAC has cleared the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to return to revenue service in that country following a 20-month grounding.

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Covid impact sees China shoot up global airline connectivity ranking

The latest air connectivity ranking from IATA shows how China’s large domestic airline market – and the country’s apparent success in controlling the spread of Covid-19 – has boosted its fortunes versus other markets.

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IATA puts faith in sustainable aviation fuels

IATA is urging governments to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a critical tool to enabling the industry to halve its CO2 emissions against 2005 levels by 2050.

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Embraer to allow ERJ-145 operators to install HEPA filters

Embraer has issued a service bulletin allowing operators of its 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, with the first kits to be delivered by next month.

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F-35A drops inert nuclear bomb for first time

The Lockheed Martin F-35A has operated a flight test involving the dropping of a mock B61-12 nuclear bomb.

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Airport slots board requests summer 2021 relief from 80:20 rule

Airports, airlines and slot coordinators have joined forces to call for some relief on slot rules during the northern hemisphere’s summer 2021 season.

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B-1B pylon work sets stage for hypersonic weapons carriage

A Boeing B-1B has performed a captive carry test that could pave the way for the swing-wing type to carry hypersonic missiles externally.

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​CMV-22B Osprey in maiden flight to an aircraft carrier

The US Navy (USN) has conducted the first landing and refuelling of a Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey aboard an aircraft carrier.

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Indian carrier SpiceJet makes belated Ras Al Khaimah debut

SpiceJet has carried out its first service to Ras Al Khaimah airport a year after the Indian low-cost carrier identified the emirate as its first international hub.

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Embraer to allow ERJ-145 operators to install HEPA filters

Embraer has issued a service bulletin allowing operators of its 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, with the first kits to be delivered by next month.

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Airport slots board requests summer 2021 relief from 80:20 rule

Airports, airlines and slot coordinators have joined forces to call for some relief on slot rules during the northern hemisphere’s summer 2021 season.

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El Al obtains further deferral for final 787 delivery

Israeli flag-carrier El Al has obtained an agreement to extend the period for taking delivery of its final Boeing 787, pushing the date back to the end of March next year.

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El Al names Nashville energy firm director as new chief executive

Israeli flag-carrier El Al has named Avigal Soreq as its new chief executive, succeeding Gonen Usishkin who will step down at the end of January next year.

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​TAP cuts winter capacity up to 70% after heavy nine-month loss

TAP Air Portugal has reported a third-quarter net loss of €119 million ($142 million), and expects to reduce its winter capacity by 60-70% year on year as Europe’s second Covid-19 wave continues to heavily impact operations.

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KLM chief Elbers on vaccine boost, state support and ‘building back better’

With a government support package secured and better news on the health outlook, KLM is approaching 2021 on much more ‘solid ground’, according to the airline’s chief executive Pieter Elbers

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Greece’s Sky Express shows off first A320neo

Greek carrier Sky Express has received its first Airbus A320neo, one of six aircraft destined to be delivered to the airline.

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Crews cautioned as Russian airspace change swamps navigation update

European regulators are cautioning that flight-management system databases and charts for western Russia might be outdated as a result of the data workload created by an extensive restructuring of the region’s airspace.

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Berlin airport needs more than €550 million to support operation

Berlin’s airport operator estimates that it will require more than €550 million ($658 million) in additional funding to support the German capital’s recently opened gateway if air traffic in 2021 does not rise significantly above this year’s level.

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Indian carrier SpiceJet makes belated Ras Al Khaimah debut

SpiceJet has carried out its first service to Ras Al Khaimah airport a year after the Indian low-cost carrier identified the emirate as its first international hub.

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Air India A320 left with 600m to stop after unstable approach

Pilots of an Air India Airbus A320 were left with just 600m in which to bring the aircraft to a halt after the jet landed long at Surat following an unstable approach.

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Korean Air wins H-53E, F-16 maintenance work

Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) has secured contracts from the US military related to the Sikorsky H-53E helicopter and Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter.

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Qantas to outsource ground handling at 10 Australian airports

Qantas has rejected in-house bids from its employees after a three-month process and decided to outsource its ground handling at 10 airports across Australia.

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CALC unit to disassemble 2008-vintage 777-300ER

The asset management arm of China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) will disassemble its first Boeing 777-300ER, a 12-year-old example that formerly flew for Jet Airways.

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Comair chief Stander steps down ahead of restart

Comair chief executive Wrenelle Stander has stepped down ahead of the South African carrier’s resumption of services tomorrow after its grounding because of the global pandemic and a subsequent formal restructuring.

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Nigerian operators warned to preserve cockpit-voice recordings

Nigerian regulators have disclosed that they had to warn airlines against overwriting of cockpit-voice recorders, after being hampered during inquiries by absence of data.

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Embraer to allow ERJ-145 operators to install HEPA filters

Embraer has issued a service bulletin allowing operators of its 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, with the first kits to be delivered by next month.

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Kabo 747-200 short-landed after crew opted against ILS approach

Nigerian investigators were unable to access information from either flight recorder of a Kabo Air Boeing 747-200 which touched down 100m short of the runway during a non-precision night landing at Sokoto.

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Airport slots board requests summer 2021 relief from 80:20 rule

Airports, airlines and slot coordinators have joined forces to call for some relief on slot rules during the northern hemisphere’s summer 2021 season.