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LATAM moves JFK operations to Delta’s Terminal 4

2020-01-16T19:36:00+00:00By

LATAM Airlines says it is moving its operations at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Terminal 4, home to Delta Air Lines, as it begins to merge operations following Delta’s closing on a deal that gave it 20% of the Chilean carrier.

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Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations

2020-01-10T19:34:00+00:00

Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision.

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Inability to retrieve ditched DC-3 thwarts investigators

2020-01-07T22:33:00+00:00By David Kaminski-Morrow

Investigators in the Bahamas have ended an inquiry into a Douglas DC-3 ditching after being unable to retrieve the aircraft for detailed analysis.

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Avianca cancels 20 A320neo orders

2020-01-07T16:59:00+00:00By

Colombian airline Avianca has cancelled 20 Airbus A320neo purchase commitments and delayed Airbus deliveries of A320neos until 2025, marking another step in the carrier’s financial transformation effort.

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Delta Air Lines completes 20% acquisition of LATAM

2019-12-31T00:35:00+00:00

Delta Air Lines says it has successfully acquired the 20% equity stake in LATAM airlines group for $1.9 billion, completing a deal it had announced earlier this year.

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Bombardier considers divestiture of A220 shares as programme costs increase

2020-01-17T16:52:00+00:00By

Bombardier is “reassessing” its involvement in the Airbus-led partnership that owns the A220, citing the need for additional cash investment and lower-than-expected long-term profits.

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Daher sees modest dip in TBM and Kodiak deliveries during ‘tough’ 2019

2020-01-17T10:47:00+00:00By Kate Sarsfield

Daher saw flat sales in 2019, with deliveries of its Kodiak and TBM single-engined aircraft families slipping slightly, following what it calls a “tough year in the entry-level business aviation market”.

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Sierra Technical unveils ‘faster’ and ‘more manoeuvrable’ stealth UAV

2020-01-17T01:19:00+00:00By

Sierra Technical Services recently completed several ground tests, including an engine test run, on its Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) aircraft.

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X-60A hypersonic test vehicle completes rocket hot firings

2020-01-16T18:08:00+00:00By

The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) X-60A rocket recently completed engine test firings while on the ground at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Credit Suisse launches aviation financing subsidiary

2020-01-16T09:00:00+00:00By

Credit Suisse says it has launched an aviation liquidity subsidiary which aims to assist actors in the aviation and air transport industry manage short-term transactions involving leased aircraft.

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Kuwait Airways turns in huge full-year loss

Kuwait Airways’ latest full-year financial figures show the airline’s losses worsened to KD131.9 million ($435 million), the equivalent of over $17 million in losses for every aircraft in its fleet.

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EasyJet to make Sharm el-Sheikh return

Low-cost carrier EasyJet’s move to resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this summer marks a further UK operator return to what had been a key leisure destination.

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​Qatar Airways unveils eight new destinations for 2020

Qatar Airways will add eight new destinations to its network from Doha later this year.

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Clark and Walsh to leave formidable legacies at Emirates and IAG

The coming year will see the retirement of two huge names within the airline sector who have been at the heart of some of the global industry’s most significant developments: IAG’s Willie Walsh and Emirates Airline’s Tim Clark.

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UIA 737 shoot-down: Iranian president juggles blame with contrition

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s statement of admission that the country’s defence forces shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Tehran, lacing humility with an air of political justification, will doubtless be compared and contrasted with the US response to the accidental destruction of an Iran Air flight in ...

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Putin orders proposals for new far-east Russian airline

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a study into the potential for establishing a new airline for transport in the eastern regions of the country, particularly to remote areas.

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Air Greenland opts for A330-800 to modernise fleet

Air Greenland has tentatively agreed to take a single Airbus A330-800 to replace the carrier’s ageing A330-200.

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Putin orders proposals for new far-east Russian airline

2020-01-17T18:02:00+00:00By David Kaminski-Morrow

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a study into the potential for establishing a new airline for transport in the eastern regions of the country, particularly to remote areas.

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​Jet Airways to sell Dutch business to KLM

2020-01-17T06:02:00+00:00By

Jet Airways has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with KLM for its businesses in the Netherlands.

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ATSB scrutinises Sydney missed approaches after airprox incident

2020-01-17T03:33:00+00:00By

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating missed approach procedures for Sydney’s runway 34R following an air proximity incident between two Qantas jets.

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China Aircraft Leasing orders 40 A320neos

2020-01-17T02:39:00+00:00By

China Aircraft Leasing has placed an order for 40 Airbus A321neos.

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Singapore's Changi airport to begin multi-year T2 expansion

2020-01-17T00:36:00+00:00By

Singapore Changi airport airport is poised to start multi-year expansion work at Terminal 2 which will increase overall handling capacity by 5 million to 90 million passengers per annum by 2024.

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South African Airways to sell nine A340s as part of restructuring effort

South African Airways has put more than half of its Airbus A340 fleet and a variety of spare parts up for sale, as part of efforts to restructure following the carrier’s decision last month to voluntarily enter business rescue proceedings.

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Med-View 737 depressurisation not reported to investigators

Nigerian specialists have disclosed that a serious depressurisation incident involving a Med-View Airline Boeing 737-500 was not reported to the country’s investigation authority.