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    Iran taken to United Nations court over Ukrainian 737 shootdown


    Four countries have collectively filed to initiate proceedings before the United Nations International Court of Justice over the destruction of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shot down over Tehran. Ukraine, Sweden, Canada and the UK have submitted a joint application against Iran alleging violation of obligations following the loss ...

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    Ukraine International names airport executive as new chief


    Ukraine International Airlines has named a new president, Kyryl Zvonarov, succeeding Yevhenii Dykhne. Zvonarov has been serving as deputy general director of Kyiv Borispol airport, the country’s main hub, for eight years. The airline says he has gained 25 years’ managerial experience in “various industries”. Dykyne has headed the flag-carrier ...

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    Air Baltic leases jets including Ukraine International 737 amid lack of A220 spares


    Global supply chain issues mean Air Baltic is looking to airlines including Ukraine International Airlines for short-term leased capacity as maintenance schedules for its own jets are extended.

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    Ukraine International rejigs fleet in response to insurance hurdles


    Ukraine International Airlines is transferring five Boeing 737-800s to Spain, as part of its response to withdrawal of insurance for Ukrainian carriers. The airline is also taking the opportunity to send two aircraft to Belgrade for engine maintenance. UIA states that the 737s are being moved to Spain at the ...

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    Ukraine-Russia tensions already priced into airspace restrictions: IATA


    The tensions on Ukraine’s border with Russia are unlikely to have an impact on international airline services, according to IATA, given that commercial carriers already avoid overflying the airspace.

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    Optimistic UIA seeks to build on profitable performance


    Ukraine International Airlines is preparing next year’s budget for board approval after claiming that its cost-saving measures have returned the carrier to substantial profitability after the first nine months of 2021. Chief executive Yevhenii Dykhne took over the carrier in September 2019, a year in which it made a net ...

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    Did departure delays conspire to single-out shot-down 737?


    One hazy aspect of last year’s fatal Iranian missile attack on a Boeing 737-800 centres on the circumstances through which the aircraft was singled out when other flights were also operating from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation, which investigated the 8 January attack on Ukraine International ...

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    Canada’s TSB chief faults Iran’s 737 shoot-down report


    The head of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has taken the unusual step of criticising Iran’s conclusions into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. 

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    UIA 737 shootdown: Simulation supported air defence ‘misalignment’ theory


    Judicial investigators carried out a simulation of the air defence system error which, according to an Iranian inquiry, led to the missile launch that destroyed a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 over Tehran. Two air defence units were placed at the same location as the one involved in the shootdown ...

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    Extent of initial missile damage to shot-down 737 remains unclear


    Few details on the immediate effect of an Iranian surface-to-air missile strike that brought down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 over Tehran have emerged in the investigators’ final analysis. Although the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation has published the flight-data recorder traces from the Ukraine International Airlines jet, shot down on 8 ...

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    Ukraine sharply criticises Iranian findings over 737 shootdown


    Ukrainian authorities submitted dozens of comments to Iranian investigators, many highly critical, regarding multiple aspects of the inquiry into last year’s fatal missile attack on a Boeing 737-800 shortly after take-off from Tehran. The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation has formally attributed the destruction of flight PS752 to the misidentification of ...

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    Ukrainian 737 recorders indicate crew survived initial missile strike


    Flight recorders from the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shot down over Tehran captured 19s of information after the first missile strike, and revealed discussions in the cockpit on the state of the stricken aircraft. Both the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorder were cut off after 19s and did not register ...

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    Iran transfers recorders of shot-down 737 to French investigators


    Iranian investigators have arrived at the facility of French accident analysis bureau BEA with the flight recorders from the Boeing 737-800 shot down over Tehran in January. The arrival of the Iranian team at BEA’s facility in Paris marks an important advancement in the investigation, after six months of uncertainty ...

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    UIA 737 shot down as command chain broke after defence system blunder


    Two missiles were fired at a Boeing 737-800 over Tehran after a misaligned defence system, and a breakdown of communications and procedures, led the aircraft to be misidentified as a hostile intruder. Evidence from Iranian investigators indicates that only the first missile hit the Ukraine International Airlines aircraft, although the ...

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    Crashed UIA 737 recorders to be examined by French investigators in July


    French investigation authority BEA is to carry out the download and read-out of information from flight recorders retrieved from the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 shot down over Tehran. The work is set to commence on 20 July, following a request from Iranian investigators, states BEA. It will cover repair and data ...

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    Shot-down UIA 737 recorders to be sent to France: Iranian ministry


    Iranian authorities appear set to send the flight recorders of the Boeing 737-800 shot down over Tehran to France for download of their data. The issue of reading the data following the event involving the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, operating from Tehran to Kiev on 8 January, has been ...

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    UIA expects to restore long-haul hub services next year


    Ukraine International Airlines is to put 14 aircraft into operation once it starts restoring services, as it expects government restrictions to lift on 15 June. But chief executive Yevhenii Dykhne says it has “stopped employing” around 900 personnel following a “substantial decline” in the airline’s operations. “We aim at sustaining ...

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    Two anti-aircraft missiles fired from north towards UIA 737: inquiry


    Iranian investigators have disclosed that two missiles from a Tor-M1 anti-aircraft system were fired before the loss of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shortly after departure from Tehran. The Civil Aviation Organisation states that secondary radar contact with flight PS752 was initially lost at 06:15, about 3min after take-off, ...

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    UIA 737 flight recorders to be transferred to Ukraine


    Ukrainian investigators will conduct the technical work on the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders retrieved from the Boeing 737-800 which crashed in Tehran. This work will be shadowed by specialists from the French investigation authority BEA, following discussions between Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. BEA had ...

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    Missile attack on 737 yet to be proven: Ukrainian president


    Ukraine’s president has adopted a cautious approach over the Boeing 737-800 crash in Iran, as evidence mounts that the aircraft was brought down by a missile strike. President Volodymyr Zelensky stresses that the theory of a surface-to-air missile attack has not been confirmed but adds that it has not been ...