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Virgin Atlantic to codeshare with LATAM Airlines

Delta Air Lines partners Virgin Atlantic and LATAM Airlines are to begin codesharing on flights between and beyond London and Sao Paulo.

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Airline CEO churn moderated in 2021 – with Canada clearout the exception

Fifteen of the world’s top 100 airlines and groups welcomed new chief executives in the 12 months to early December 2021, according to FlightGlobal’s latest survey, with upheaval among North American airlines a notable theme – and one that is set to continue into 2022.

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Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: January 2022 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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Caribbean Airlines introduces Boeing 737 Max

Caribbean Airlines has carried out its initial revenue flight with the fleet’s first Boeing 737 Max 8.

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Perlan glider to stream ‘live feed’ of stratosphere when flights resume

The high-altitude Perlan 2 glider may soon be carrying a Thales-made satellite communications system that will broadcast live in-flight video from the sailplane while cruising earth’s stratosphere.

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Verizon, AT&T delay 5G near some airports, minimising expected aviation impact

Both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to delay the roll-out of fifth-generation wireless networks near certain US airports – a move that will lessen but likely not eliminate the impact on commercial aviation.

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AT&T delays 5G rollout at ‘limited number’ of towers amid US flights row

One of the two US cellular companies due to rollout their fifth-generation wireless networks tomorrow, AT&T, is to voluntarily defer activating a limited number of towers located around particular runways amid the continuing row about the impact of 5G transmissions on airline operations.

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SB-1 Defiant wraps up FLRAA mission profile flight testing

A Sikorsky/Boeing team has completed mission profile test flights with the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator related to the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.

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Analysis

Airline CEO churn moderated in 2021 – with Canada clearout the exception

Fifteen of the world’s top 100 airlines and groups welcomed new chief executives in the 12 months to early December 2021, according to FlightGlobal’s latest survey, with upheaval among North American airlines a notable theme – and one that is set to continue into 2022.

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Airlines urge US government to prohibit 5G near airports to avoid ‘incalculable’ disruption

US airlines are urging the administration of President Joe Biden to prohibit 5G wireless transmissions near certain airports, warning of an aviation-industry meltdown starting 19 January.

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Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: January 2022 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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Bahrain’s Texel claims first Middle Eastern converted 737-800 freighter

Bahraini operator Texel Air has received the Middle East’s first Boeing 737-800 converted freighter, with a second due to be delivered in September.

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Air cargo growth slowed in November amid supply-chain issues: IATA

Air cargo growth slowed in November as supply chain issues affected demand, according to airline association IATA

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Air Arabia A320 overran on take-off after wrong-runway error

United Arab Emirates investigators have disclosed that an Air Arabia Airbus A320 lifted off beyond the end of a Sharjah runway, after the captain opted to continue a take-off despite the jet’s turning onto the wrong runway for departure.

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How Air Arabia chief Adel Ali is positioning the group for post-pandemic growth

With profitable quarters under its belt and two new airlines in the works, Air Arabia Group is aiming to emerge confidently from Covid-19 under Adel Ali’s leadership

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Virgin Atlantic to codeshare with LATAM Airlines

Delta Air Lines partners Virgin Atlantic and LATAM Airlines are to begin codesharing on flights between and beyond London and Sao Paulo.

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Dassault secures 14-year Mirage 2000 maintenance deal for French air force

Dassault Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract to maintain the French air force’s Mirage 2000-series combat aircraft until their retirement next decade.

Air Canada chief executive

Analysis

Airline CEO churn moderated in 2021 – with Canada clearout the exception

Fifteen of the world’s top 100 airlines and groups welcomed new chief executives in the 12 months to early December 2021, according to FlightGlobal’s latest survey, with upheaval among North American airlines a notable theme – and one that is set to continue into 2022.

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China’s AutoFlight seeks EASA certification for Prosperity I eVTOL taxi

Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing specialist AutoFlight is preparing to embark on a European certification bid for its Prosperity I air taxi aircraft.

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Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: January 2022 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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RAAF takes delivery of first upgraded C-130J

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently took delivery of its first upgraded Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

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ANA eyes domestic recovery; transit, cargo opportunities

ANA Group carriers will steadily ramp up domestic passenger capacity to reach pre-pandemic forecasts, as the airline eyes a recovery in domestic travel demand this year. 

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SIA Engineering extends engine support agreement with R-R

SIA Engineering has extended its engine line maintenance and in-field services agreement with Rolls-Royce for another 10 years, and expanded the range of engines covered. 

Air Canada chief executive

Analysis

Airline CEO churn moderated in 2021 – with Canada clearout the exception

Fifteen of the world’s top 100 airlines and groups welcomed new chief executives in the 12 months to early December 2021, according to FlightGlobal’s latest survey, with upheaval among North American airlines a notable theme – and one that is set to continue into 2022.

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Akasa’s Vinay Dube banks on resurgent Indian air travel growth

The chief executive of start-up Akasa Air believes the Indian aviation pie is plenty large enough to accommodate a new, professionally-run low-cost carrier.

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In depth

Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: January 2022 update

Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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Ethiopian Airlines could reach pre-Covid capacity level in 2022

Ethiopian Airlines expects its capacity to reach near pre-crisis levels in 2022 as the carrier emerges from the Covid-19 downturn buoyed by a strong performance from its cargo business.

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Air cargo growth slowed in November amid supply-chain issues: IATA

Air cargo growth slowed in November as supply chain issues affected demand, according to airline association IATA

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Air Senegal appears to axe direct order for A220s

Air Senegal appears to have dropped its order for eight Airbus A220-300s, following an agreement to lease a batch.

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Bird-struck Airlink Jetstream’s propeller blade penetrates passenger cabin

South African investigators are probing an accident involving a chartered British Aerospace Jetstream 41, during which a propeller blade apparently penetrated the fuselage.