Omicron Wave Presents Fresh Challenge for Air New Zealand
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Air New Zealand reports that its domestic demand is starting to suffer due to the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, while its international recovery will be affected by continued self-isolation requirements.
Startup Niceair Aims To Link Northern Iceland, Europe
Icelandic startup Niceair looks to capitalize both on European tourists’ increasing appetite for visiting the north of the country and local industries’ desire for better external air links, the airline’s CEO told Aviation Daily.
China Southern Airlines has sent its first pair of Airbus A380s to a U.S. boneyard, marking the beginning of the end for China’s only superjumbo fleet. The aircraft—reg. B-6136 and B-6137—departed Guangzhou Feb. 24, bound for Victorville Airport, also known as Southern California Logistics Airport.
SIA Return To Profit Driven By Cargo Demand, Passenger Rebound
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has clawed itself back to profitability for the first time since the pandemic began in early 2020, reporting a net profit of S$85 million for the most recent quarter ending Dec. 31, 2021.
Eastern European Air Traffic Severely Affected By War In Ukraine
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Air traffic in Eastern Europe has been severely impacted by the consequences of Russia’s Feb. 24 attack on Ukraine. Both Ukraine and neighboring Moldova have closed their airspace for civil flights. Russia, too, ordered civil flights to be stopped in the vicinity of its border with Ukraine.
Large electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) “buses” could find a role operating alongside air taxis on commuter flights and dense routes such as airport shuttles, according to a study being led by GK Aerospace under the UK’s Future Flight Challenge.
Ukraine, Russia Battle For Control Of Antonov Test Center
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A fierce battle has erupted around the flight test center for Antonov aircraft company near Kyiv, with a Russian air assault fighting a brigade of Ukrainian national guard troops for control of the airport, Ukraine’s Ministry of the Interior says.
Rolls-Royce CEO To Stand Down; Successor Not Named
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Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East plans to leave the company at the end of 2022, triggering a search for his replacement, the company said Feb. 24. East has been with the engine manufacturer for nine years and CEO for almost eight
Kuwait Airways Revises Airbus Order By Aircraft Gauge, Total
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Kuwait Airways has amended its order with Airbus for a range of models as it presses ahead with a major refleeting exercise. The restructuring of the order sees the airline upgauging both narrowbody and widebody purchases, as well as slightly increasing the overall size of the order from 28 to 31 aircraft.
Daily Memo: Two Sets Of Eyes For Quality Means More Laborious Production
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Deep into the Jan. 26 quarterly report by Boeing leaders—after several minutes of rationalizing eyepopping red ink on numerous programs starting with the nearly paused 787 widebody—one Wall Street analyst asked what seemed at first to be a relatively benign question.
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