Rolls-Royce has discovered cracks in the intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blades of higher-time Trent XWB-84 engines during scheduled overhaul but said early detection will enable the speedy development of a fix.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is gradually resuming flying after a three-month shutdown because of the pandemic, but its main hub operation at Kyiv Boryspil International (KBP) has been mothballed until spring 2021.
Lufthansa Looks To Retire A380s
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After posting a record 6.7 billion euro ($8.10 billion) for 2020, Lufthansa has looked to cut costs across its operation. This extends to its fleet, with the airline reportedly talking to Boeing and Airbus about bringing in smaller, more fuel efficient long-haul aircraft. A casualty of this is the A380, with Lufthansa confirming in March 2021 that its eight A380s would not be returning to service post-crisis.
Air France has been authorized to operate a third weekly flight between France and China following weeks of negotiations between the two countries.
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