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AA Engine Failure

American Airlines 767-323ER N345AN suffered an uncontained engine...

Aeroflot Airbus A350 Aircraft Article

First Look: Aeroflot A350 Breaks Cover

RUSSIAN FLAG carrier Aeroflot’s maiden Airbus A350 has been spotted leaving the paint shop sporting the company’s new corporate livery.

airBaltic Article

Coronavirus: Six Airlines Fighting Back Against COVID-19

While most airlines across the world have now stopped operating many of their scheduled services, some are helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by operating flights to collect medical supplies from China. Here’s six interesting examples.

Cessna SkyCourier Article

Cessna SkyCourier Takes Flight

Textron has successfully flown its latest offering from the Cessna stable – the twin-turboprop 408 SkyCourier. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-powered freighter has been specifically developed to carry three LD3 unit load devices per the requirements of FedEx Express, which has orders for 50 examples and options to double that number.

easyJet Article

EasyJet Hit by Cyber Attack Exposing 9m Customers’ Details

Low-cost carrier, easyJet has revealed that the personal information of nine million customers was accessed in a cyber security incident. Describing the attack as “highly sophisticated”, the company says it took immediate steps to respond as soon as it became aware of the issue.

Rolls-Royce XWB Article

Rolls-Royce to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has said it will cut at least 9,000 roles from its global workforce of 52,000 in a bid to reduce its cash expenditure amid a drop in demand for its civil aerospace engines and services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

British Airways Article

IAG Chief Threatens Legal Action Over Quarantine Rules

Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways’ parent IAG, has said the group is considering taking legal action over the government’s mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving into the UK.

British Airways Article

Transport Minister Grilled by MPs Over BA Job Losses

UK transport minister, Kelly Tolhurst has said the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) was “not designed” to allow companies to put their workers on furlough, only to then serve them with a notice of redundancy.

ZeroAvia Article

UK’s First Commercial-Scale Electric Aircraft Takes Flight

Cranfield-based ZeroAvia has successfully completed the UK’s first commercial-scale electric flight using a modified Piper M-class six-seater aircraft.

Cover Test Article

What Passenger to Cargo Converted Aircraft Look Like Now

As the Coronavirus swept across the world and airlines grounded jets, the belly-freight capacity passenger these aircraft provide vanished. To solve this, operators and manufacturers stepped in to come up ways of removing the seats and attaching freight to the floor. We've put together three examples of what it looks like both before and after the transition has been made.

Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy Article

Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced service offering”.

CAE Training Centre Opens at London Gatwick Article

CAE Training Centre Opens at London Gatwick

Following an announcement in November 2018 that easyJet had signed a long-term training agreement with CAE valued at more than C$170 million, the global training provider inaugurated its brand new pilot and cabin crew training centre at Gatwick on October 1, 2019.

ATI Article

Transat-Air Canada Merger Pushed Back

Air Canada’s purchase of tour operator Transat AT, which owns Air Transat, has been pushed back into the fourth quarter of this year due to “certain factors beyond its control and related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Britten-Norman Article

Britten-Norman Celebrates Islander’s 55th Birthday

British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman celebrated the 55th anniversary of the BN-2 Islander’s first flight on June 13.

Virgin Australia Article

Virgin Australia Finds a Buyer

US private equity firm Bain Capital has won the bid to buy Virgin Australia after the airline fell into administration in April, due in part to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.