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European Leaders Recommend Airlines Stop Flying Over Belarus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The leaders of the EU countries prepared to bring in action sanctions on Belarus and cut off its aviation links on Monday, furious after it scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair aircraft and arrest a dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, an act one official denounced as ‘state piracy’.  U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday condemned […]

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Europe threaten to ban air traffic over Belarus after “state piracy”

Reading Time: 2 minutes European leaders threatened on Monday to limit international air traffic over Belarus and possibly restrict its ground transport, after a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land in an incident denounced by Western countries as “state piracy”, informs Reuters. Western leaders reached for the strongest language to condemn Sunday’s incident, in which a Belarusian warplane […]

BREAKING: EU Countries Impose UK Travel Bans

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the UK has reported a new variant of coronavirus, European countries have started imposing travel restrictions to and from the UK. Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and others have been taking measures to prevent the spread of the mutating version. Although health officials argue there is no evidence the new coronavirus form […]

Ryanair’s CEO Predicts Pre-Covid Passenger Numbers In 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Ryanair’s forecasts, the passenger numbers will be close to their pre-Covid levels by summer 2021. Such an affirmation contradicts the prevailing industry’s opinion that it will take several years for the traffic to get back to normal. “There’s going to be an enormous snapback on travel demand … Mrs. O’Leary is very keen […]

Government rejects financial support for Norwegian Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle admitted it was facing a “very uncertain” future after the government refrained from providing the second rescue package. Norwegian is deeply disappointed and thinks the decision is unfair because the popular low-cost carrier employing more than 2000 employees has brought billions to the economy. Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram called the incident “a […]

Boeing Counts a $3.5 Billion Loss After the Third Quarter

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing Company has reported third-quarter results today. With the disclosed revenue of $14.1 billion, Boeing has made a loss of $3.052 billion. Boeing swung net loss of $466 million in the third quarter from a profit of $1.2 billion a year earlier. That was on sales of $14.1 billion, down 29% from a year […]

Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training: What’s New in FAAs Report?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday issued a draft report on revised training procedures for the Boeing 737 MAX. The industry agrees that this is the key milestone in the MAXs ungrounding. The appendix of the FAAs report specifies special training for Boeing 737 MAX flight crews and includes ground and flight training procedures […]

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the […]

EU – China Bilateral Safety Agreement went into force

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect 1 September, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to […]

Creditors give Virgin Australia sale the green light

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Administrators of the Virgin Australia Group have confirmed the airline sale to the US private equity group Bain Capital. After Virgin Australia collapsed in April, an administrator, Deloitte, was appointed, and a formal bidding process got underway. The successful bidder was Bain Capital, who mapped out a proposal for the airline’s future. “Bain Capital […]