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In autumn 2021, Polish Air Force F-16s were deployed to Iceland for NATO Air Policing. Bartosz Głowacki reports
Russia’s only military flight-test establishment, 929th State Flight Test Center, celebrated 100 years of existence in October 2020. Alexander Mladenov delves into its organization and activities
Investors of the embattled carrier Norwegian Air have voted in favour of a plan which will see the airline convert its debt to equity in a bid to secure its future amid the COVID-19 crisis. The approval will also unlock the rest of a NOK 3bn (£230m) bailout package from the Norwegian government.
In a bid to reduce its costs, Air Canada is accelerating the retirement of 79 older aircraft from its fleet including the Boeing 767, Airbus A319 and Embraer E190, with the latter exiting immediately. The decision comes as the flag carrier revealed a C$1bn (£599m) net loss for the first quarter, compared to a C$345m (£197m) profit for the same period last year.
European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus is developing a conversion system that will allow freight pallets to be installed on the cabin floor of the A330 and A350 widebody passenger aircraft. The solution will enable airlines to mount cargo shipments to the seat tracks following the removal of the economy-class seats.
Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced five new routes connecting Europe with Abu Dhabi, the first of its new UAE subsidiary. The airline is planning to launch services to Budapest and Bucharest from June and Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia in September.
In a bid to further consolidate operations, Heathrow has completed the temporary relocation of flights out of Terminal 4. The process saw ten airlines switch to Terminal 2 over the weekend.