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First Look: Initial EgyptAir Express A220 Painted

Airbus has released an image of the first A220-300 to be handed over to the Egyptian carrier’s Express subsidiary. The aircraft is from a firm order for 12 which will serve as like-for-like replacements for Embraer E170s delivered between 2007

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Industrial Action Threat as BA Talks Break Down

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has announced that its talks with British Airways have broken down without agreement. The two organisations had been holding conciliation talks at conciliation body ACAS over recent days in a long-running dispute over pay

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Airlines Instructed to Inspect A380 Wings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released an airworthiness directive (AD) advising six airlines to inspect the wings of early-build Airbus A380s. The regulator states that cracks have been found in the outer rear spars, between wing ribs 33

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Has Delta Received its Last Boeing?

With the delivery of its 130th and final Boeing 737-900, N930DZ (c/n 63539), on June 27, Delta Air Lines accepted what could potentially be its final aircraft from the manufacturer. The Georgia-based carrier has no outstanding orders with the company.

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France’s New ‘Eco-Tax’: How Much Will It Cost You?

The French government has unveiled plans to tax those flying from the country’s airports. According to transport minister Elisabeth Borne, the move is expected to raise around €180m annually upon its introduction next year. “We have decided to put in

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Loganair Begins Lake District Services

Commercial flights returned to Cumbria for the first time in more than a quarter of a century on July 4. Rebranded as Carlisle Lake District Airport following considerable investment from Stobart Group, the facility boasts links to Dublin, Belfast/City and

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London City Launches Master Plan Consultation

London City Airport has published its draft master plan, detailing how it intends to respond to rising demand for business and leisure air travel over the next 15 years. This follows a 42% increase in passenger traffic at London’s most

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Boeing 777 Becomes Sixth ‘EcoDemonstrator’

Boeing is using a 777-200 as part of the sixth iteration of its ecoDemonstrator programme. The former Air China aircraft, N772ET (c/n 29747), will serve as a flying testbed for 50 projects from later this year. The US manufacturer has

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Luton DART Project Progressing at Pace

Construction work on a new £225m Luton direct air-rail transit (DART) that will link London/Luton Airport with the town’s Parkway station is progressing quickly and to plan according to project bosses. London Luton Airport Limited (LLAL) is building the link

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China Southern Receives First A350 XWB

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the newest operator of the latest generation, twin-engine long-range widebody. The aircraft, B-308T (c/n 318) was handed over to the airline on June 28 and is the first

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