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US government approves Delta-LATAM joint venture

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has given its long-awaited approval of anti-trust immunity for the joint venture between Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group.

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Airports to close, airlines cancel flights as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida

As Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Ian, numerous airports on the west coast of Florida will close completely, and airlines have pre-emptively cancelled hundreds of flights.

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Copa Boeing 737-800 involved in runway excursion in Panama City

A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 166 people on board left the runway after landing in Panama City from Mexico City on 25 September.

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How far have airlines climbed back from the crisis?

Revenues among leading operators jumped more than a third last year, while losses were stemmed after the heavy post-pandemic bleeding. However, it remains a lengthy road back to full recovery and the profitable heights the industry enjoyed before Covid hit

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Azul to remove 12 E195s from passenger-aircraft service

Brazilian discount airline Azul will remove 12 Embraer 195s from its fleet of passenger aircraft before the end of 2022, moving to sell some of the jets and convert others to freighters.

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US Army orders two more Block II Chinook heavy-lift helicopters

US Army has ordered two more examples of the updated Block II variant of the CH-47F tandem-rotor type, with long-lead funding for additional airframes.

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Russian delegation falls short of votes needed for ICAO Council election

Russia has failed to secure election to the ICAO Council during a voting session at the organisation’s Assembly in Montreal.

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Wisk unveils new air taxi design that will be certification suitable

Boeing-backed air taxi developer Wisk Aero has revealed an updated prototype that it calls a candidate for type certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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Collins targets systems consolidation to meet Future Vertical Lift speed and range goals

The avionics manufacturer says the US Army’s next generation rotorcraft will need lots of multi-functional systems to shave off weight and drag.

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FAA calls for ‘realistic’ 737 Max 7 timeline after Boeing misses paperwork deadline

Boeing was late in providing some 737 Max 7 assessments to the Federal Aviation Administration, cutting the agency’s available time to certificate the jet before a critical December deadline.

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Royal Jordanian selects A320neos as it sets out fleet-modernisation plans

Royal Jordanian Airlines is to take Airbus A320neos to replace its fleet of conventional A320-family jets, and is discussing introduction of additional Boeing 787s.

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New Eurofighter arrvials include Kuwait’s first single-seat Typhoon

Kuwait has taken delivery of its latest pair of Leonardo-assembled Eurofighter Typhoons, including the first single-seat example to have been received by the Gulf state.

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MEA chief bemoans Lebanese ‘lack’ of political leadership

Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines’ chief, Mohamad El-Hout has lamented the political situation in the country, as the airline strives to recover from impact of multiple crises.

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BA and Qatar Airways significantly expand scope of joint business

British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the expansion of their joint business to include dozens of countries from their respective networks.

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Air Arabia to launch joint-venture carrier in Sudan

Air Arabia Group has announced plans to launch an airline in Sudan via a joint venture with local conglomerate DAL Group.

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Owners of Doncaster Sheffield call time over UK airport's perennial losses

New UK prime minister Liz Truss will need more than assurances that regional connectivity is vital to economic growth to avoid Doncaster Sheffield’s following Sheffield City airport into Yorkshire aviation obscurity.

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KLM and Transavia seek to expand unruly passenger data-sharing initiative

Air France-KLM Group carriers KLM and Transavia are to exchange data on disruptive passengers in order to impose mutual penalties irrespective of the airline involved.

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Airbus invites public to submit artistic ideas for A350F promotional livery

Airbus is opening a public competition to design a livery for its new A350 freighter, which is expected to conduct its first flight in 2024.

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Russian delegation falls short of votes needed for ICAO Council election

Russia has failed to secure election to the ICAO Council during a voting session at the organisation’s Assembly in Montreal.

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Iberia receives first A350 with updated weights and interior

Spanish carrier Iberia has become the first to take delivery of the latest updated version of the Airbus A350-900.

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Indian Air Force inducts LCH and christens it ‘Prachanda’

The Indian Air force (IAF) has formally inducted the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), with New Delhi touting the 5.8t type’s credentials as an indigenous platform.

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Singapore’s Changi Airport flights to exceed 80% 2019 levels by year-end

Singapore’s Changi Airport expects to recover more than 80% of flights by the end of the year, with demand set to spike even once North Asian countries like Japan reopen borders.

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Key Asia-Pacific carriers to beef up Japan capacity

Major Asia-Pacific carriers are beefing up capacity to Japan following Tokyo’s decision to drop travel restrictions related to coronavirus pandemic from 11 October.

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Beyond C919 certification euphoria, Comac confronts sobering realities

Getting its C919 certificated is only the start of a potentially long journey for Chinese airframer Comac, as it will have to scale up production and grow orders amid simmering geopolitical tensions.

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​IndiGo inducts its first maindeck converted freighter

Indian low-cost carrier has inducted its first freighter aircraft, an Airbus A321P2F.

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Airlink to take 40% share of African regional carrier FlyNamibia

South African regional carrier Airlink is to acquire a 40% shareholding in the Namibian-based carrier FlyNamibia, which is operated by Westair Aviation.

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BA and Qatar Airways significantly expand scope of joint business

British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the expansion of their joint business to include dozens of countries from their respective networks.

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Air Arabia to launch joint-venture carrier in Sudan

Air Arabia Group has announced plans to launch an airline in Sudan via a joint venture with local conglomerate DAL Group.

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South Africa’s Paramount delivers first Mwari to undisclosed customer

South Africa’s Paramount Aerospace Industries has announced the start of customer deliveries with its Mwari light aircraft, optimised for tasks including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and precision strike.

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Embraer picks OGMA as maintenance provider for Super Tucano customers

Embraer has appointed its Portuguese subsidiary OGMA as a service centre provider for the A-29 Super Tucano turboprop trainer and light-attack aircraft.