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Russian liquidators start selling off VIM Airlines' B757sch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 21:50 UTC
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KLM ponders A320neo due to MAX crisisch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 19:31 UTC
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Washington mulls blocking LEAP-1C export to China

19.02.2020 - 18:15 UTC
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The United States Government is considering blocking the export of CFM International LEAP-1C engines to China, which would effectively halt the C919 programme, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal have reported citing sources familiar with developments.

CFM International is a joint venture between US-based General Electric and France's Safran. It is the exclusive powerplant provider for the Chinese narrowbody jet for the time being. COMAC has plans to develop an indigenous engine for the type, the AECC CJ-1000A, although the...

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JetLite staff seek involvement in Jet Airways' bankruptcy

19.02.2020 - 16:59 UTC
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Employees of JetLite (S2, Delhi Int'l) have petitioned the National Company Law Tribunal to be included in their parent carrier Jet Airways' ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, The Economic Times has reported.

"Claims submitted to the Jet Airways' Resolution Professionals are being rejected and JetLite’s employees are being neglected," the counsel of the employees argued.

JetLite was a wholly-owned, low-cost subsidiary of Jet Airways which operated domestic flights in India using B737-700s and...

India's SpiceJet wet-leases two A320-200sch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 15:44 UTC
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Garuda Indonesia to focus on efficiency rather than cutsch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 14:28 UTC
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Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes

19.02.2020 - 13:12 UTC
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Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG, Kabul) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of six aircraft namely two A330-200s, two B767-300(ER)s, and two Dash 8-300s.

Tender documents seen by ch-aviation indicate that the relevant aircraft should be no older than 20 years of age, must have completed a recent C Check such that its next is not due within the next two years, and all three landing gears must have five years or 50% remaining before their next overhaul.

Ariana will, in turn, pay the...

Russia's Beriev eyes Greek seaplane marketch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 11:56 UTC
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Bolivia's BoA plots int'l network, fleet growthch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 10:16 UTC
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SriLankan receives another $50mn state loan

19.02.2020 - 09:04 UTC
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Sri Lanka's government has approved a further handout to SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l), this time for USD50 million to enable it to continue its services without interruption, the country's Daily News reported on February 18.

The Cabinet of Ministers granted the “credit guarantee” following approval by the state-owned People’s Bank and Bank of Ceylon and by the Ministry of Industrial Export and Investment Promotion, said Prasanna Ranatunga, minister of industrial export and investment promotion and of tourism and aviation....

Romania's Tarom anxiously awaits EU approval for state aidch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 07:11 UTC
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Emirates suspends flights to Lagos over ILS issues

19.02.2020 - 06:16 UTC
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Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) has suspended its flights to Lagos, saying it will not resume them until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) has improved enough to assist pilots in coping with the haze of the Harmattan, the winter-to-spring season that blows dust from the Sahara Desert across West Africa, reducing visibility.

Since February 10, airlines, especially non-Nigerian carriers, have diverted numerous Lagos-bound flights to Accra in Ghana and Dakar Blaise Diagne Int'l in Senegal,...

South African Airways staff brace for hefty job cuts

19.02.2020 - 05:21 UTC
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South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) employees in the coastal city of Durban have been told they will no longer be needed from March 1. This follows power over the airline’s future having been given to Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs), who subsequently named the destination as one of the routes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo that would shut down at the end of this month, the Mail & Guardian newspaper reported.

As previously reported, the troubled carrier announced dramatic cuts to its...

Garuda Indonesia to phase-out CRJs, moots A321neoch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 04:25 UTC
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Russia's UTair sees three companies sue for bankruptcych-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 03:30 UTC
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UK's Titan Airways to add three A321 freighters

19.02.2020 - 02:34 UTC
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Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) is planning to add three P2F-converted A321 freighters with the first unit currently undergoing conversion at Singapore Seletar airport, Cargo Facts has reported.

The UK ACMI/charter specialist entered the freight market in early 2017 but has so far limited its cargo capacity to two B737-400(F)s. In mid-2019, it announced plans to also add A321 freighters, although at that time it did not provide further details.

The first A321 for Titan Airways, G-DHJH (msn 1238) is a...

Quebecois gov't eyes local carrier, funds Air Liaisonch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 01:39 UTC
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Aeroflot schedules A320/A321neo debut in Summer 2020ch-aviation PRO exclusive

19.02.2020 - 00:44 UTC
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Estonia's Regional Jet to start E190 ops in late 1Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 23:48 UTC
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Norwegian Air Int'l secures Summer 2020 ACMI capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 22:53 UTC
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Thai Summer Airways to target various origin marketsch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 21:58 UTC
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Lebanon's MEA scraps plans to charge in hard currency alonech-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 16:53 UTC
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China's Shandong Airlines secures loan to shore up financesch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 15:37 UTC
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Colombian prosecutors raid Avianca offices

18.02.2020 - 14:21 UTC
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Agents from Colombia’s domestic intelligence and security service (Cuerpo Tecnico de Investigación - CTI) raided the offices of Avianca Holdings on February 12 as part of what prosecutors call a transnational bribery investigation launched last year, the business news site Finance Colombia reported.

According to the airline itself, the search and seizure of information relate to allegations that senior Avianca executives bribed government officials with Avianca Airlines tickets, upgrades, and...

New Russian Far East carrier to launch with SuperJetsch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.02.2020 - 13:06 UTC
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