Cathy Buyck
Contributor - Europe

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Airlines

EU’s Covid Pass Risks Disrupting Air Travel

Europe’s airlines and airports lament the uncoordinated and unaligned approach to the verification of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
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Charter & Fractional

Luxaviation Belgium Sees Major Uptick in Activity

Covid-19 has led to buoyant demand for intra-Europe charter flying, as well as strong interest of people/companies wanting to purchase a business aircraft.
Airlines

GE’s Slattery Calls Hydrogen Power the ‘Real Nirvana’

Airlines believe in the “noble cause” of reducing carbon emissions, said GE Aviation CEO John Slattery.
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Regulations and Government

European Operators Mixed About Brexit Impact

European Operators Mixed About Brexit Impact
Airlines

SAF central to Europe’s ReFuelEU plans

The ReFuelEU legislative proposal would include a blending mandate on all flights departing from European airports.
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Airlines

Etihad CEO Sees a More Existential Threat than Covid

Airlines must accept that the “greening” of aviation is a medium to long-term reality, said Etihad boss Tony Douglas.
Regulations and Government

Travel Restriction Relaxation Pivotal to Bizav Recovery in Europe

Business aviation activity lags in Europe but recovery is expected in the second half of the year.
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Aircraft

Ryanair CEO Pans Boeing for Max 8-200 Delivery Delays

Europe’s largest low-cost airline had planned to get 14 Max 8-200 jets before summer but now says it might receive none.
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Q & A with EBAA Secretary-general Athar Husain Khan

Q & A with EBAA secretary-general Athar Husain Khan.
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Airlines

Israeli Conflict Prompts Flight Cancellations and Re-routings

EASA describes the Israeli-Hamas conflict as a “matter of high concern for commercial aviation.”
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Airlines

EU Seeks To Relax Restrictions for Travel into the Bloc

The European Commission has recommended easing border restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated individuals.
Aircraft

Airbus Signals Intention To Build a Widebody Freighter Aircraft

The European airframer expresses the need to change the “unhealthy” market balance between itself and Boeing in the all-cargo aircraft market.
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Aircraft

Emirates' Clark Seeks Clarity on 777X Delivery, Performance

Further integration of Emirates and short-haul sister airline Flydubai could elevate Dubai into an even bigger global hub, asserts Tim Clark.
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Airlines

Air France Gets $4.7 billion More in Aid from French State

The European Commission has approved the French bailout of Air France subject to conditions, including surrender of 18 daily slots at Paris Orly Airport.
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Aircraft

Ryanair CEO Expects FAA Certification of 737 Max 200 This Week

Europe’s largest LCC expects to take delivery of its first high-seat density Max 8 in April and operate just 16 of them across its network this summer.
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Airlines

EasyJet CEO Questions Short-haul SAF Benefits

The chief executive of European LCC EasyJet sees hydrogen and electric propulsion as the best solution for short-haul flights.
Aircraft

ATR Deliveries Topple to 10 Aircraft in 2020

Along with a paltry delivery total, ATR ended last year with net orders for three airplanes.
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Airlines

Norwegian Air Founder Bjørn Kjos Launches New Long-Haul LCC

Norse Atlantic Airways plans to launch flights between Europe and the U.S. in December using Boeing 787s.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Lufthansa Technik Suffers Steep Losses on Pandemic Woes

The MRO arm of the Lufthansa Group attributes its product and customer diversity and investments in digital platforms for its ability to counter Covid-19.
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Aircraft

Lufthansa Group Plans for Long-haul Fleet Cuts, Modernization

The Lufthansa Group intends to permanently ground all aircraft older than 25 years and decommission all its A380s.
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Aircraft

IAG Still Considering Boeing 737 Max for Fleet Renewal

The parent company of BA, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling continues to evaluate routes for the 737 Max as it sinks to a €7.4 billion operating loss.
Aircraft

TUI Fly Belgium First To Resume 737 Max Operations in EU

The Belgian arm of TUI Fly performed the first Max revenue flight in the EU since March 2019 with a service from Brussels to Alicante, Spain.
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Aircraft

European Airlines Signal Support for SAF Blending Quota

The European Commission plans to announce plans for an EU-wide blending obligation as part of its wider ReFuelEU proposal to boost supply and demand.
Airlines

EU Legacy Carriers Press for Delay of Open Skies with Qatar

Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group assert that granting more traffic rights to Qatar Airways is untimely due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Aircraft

EASA To Strengthen Safety Reviews of U.S.-certified Aircraft

The EU aviation safety regulator expects to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again in Europe shortly.
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Airlines

IAG Moves on Purchase of Air Europa at Discounted Price

The group will pay only half of the price upon which it initially agreed and will defer payment for six years.
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Aircraft

EU Aerospace Set To Benefit from Post-Brexit Deal with UK

A European Commission official applauds “asymmetries" between UK and EASA design certificate approvals.
Aircraft

European Flight Volume Collapsed to Mid-1980s Level in 2020

Ryanair remained the region’s largest operator last year while Eurowings and Norwegian dropped out of the top 10 of airlines performing the most flights.
Airlines

UK-EU Deal Preserves All Third- and Fourth-freedom Rights

The UK’s CAA will become responsible for aircraft certification and regulation in the country when it leaves EASA on January 1.
Airlines

Countries Restrict UK Flights on New Covid-19 Variant Concerns

Several governments have suspended direct air traffic rights to their country for all passenger flights from any UK airports.