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Pijus Jauniskis

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s first Airbus A321 spotted in Hamburg

The first A321neo aircraft for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air’s newest subsidiary based in the Middle East, was spotted in Hamburg on August 3, 2020, awaiting flight testing before its final destination....


Clement Charpentreau

Fuel truck rams into Aeroflot Airbus A320 at Moscow airport

A fuel truck collided with an Aeroflot Airbus A320 parked on the apron of Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO), Russia. The driver of the truck was injured....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Airbus’ expensive A380 problem

Since the start of the program, the A380 was a never-ending headache for Airbus. But despite its production cancelation, which was announced in February 2019, the manufacturer will not see the headache stop anytime soon....


Pijus Jauniskis

MEA Airbus A330 and Turkish Boeing 777 collided in Nigeria

An incident was recorded on July 29, 2020, when a Middle East Airlines (MEA) Airbus A330-200 (registered OD-MEA) collided with a parked Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (registered TC-LJC) during taxiing at Lagos Airport (LOS), Nigeria....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus posts $2.2 billion net loss in H1, deliveries cut in half

Airbus reported a $1.9 billion loss for the second quarter of 2020, as the manufacturer announced it slowed down production by 40% due to the impact of Covid-19 on air transport....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Airbus aims to end subsidy tariff row at crucial time

Airbus announced that the company agreed with the governments of France and Spain to make changes to the launch investment contracts that offered capital to launch the A350, in order to end the tariff dispute with the United States. And the time to do so could not be more perfect....


Clement Charpentreau

US F-15 intercepts Mahan Air flight, several passengers injured

After Iran initially accused Israel of intercepting a Mahan Air A310 on its way to Beirut from Tehran, the U.S. Central Command spoke up to reveal it was one of its F-15 fighter jets that conducted “a standard visual inspection”....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Glimpse of hope for cargo operators: second-hand aircraft market?

The air freight market has experienced a true rollercoaster over the past few years. From a disastrous 2019, now, the sector is trying to catch up to the demand, as there is a capacity gap. But going forward there is a lot of uncertainty. Can freighter conversions help diverse some of that uncertainty?...


Clement Charpentreau

Indonesia interested in unpopular Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons

The Austrian authorities received a letter of intent from the Indonesian government to acquire the fleet of fifteen Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets that have been the target of constant debate for the last two decades....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus delivers third A330 MRTT to France four months early

The French Ministry of Armed Forces took delivery of the third Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Phénix on July 10, 2020, four months ahead of the initial schedule....