Europe
Iran indicts 10 officials over downed Ukrainian passenger jet
Air Crash Investigations

Iran has officially indicted 10 officials over the Ukrainian passenger jet that was accidentally shot down by Iranian authorities in January 2020, a military prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday. According to local news agencies, Gholam Abbas Torki, the outgoing military prosecutor for Tehran, said, “Indictments have been issued for 10 officials involved in the crash of […]

Corsair welcomes first A330-900neo to growing all-A330 fleet
Airlines

French charter airline Corsair International has taken delivery of its first A330-900neo, on lease from Dublin-based lessor Avolon. The delivery marks the first in a series to come, with a further four A330-900neos on order to be delivered, which will join Corsair’s all-A330 fleet. The agreement with Avolon for the lease of five A330neos was […]

UK pilots walk away relatively unscathed from Navy plane crash
Defence

Two pilots have survived after successfully ejecting themselves from a British Royal Navy Hawk T1 plane that crashed near the coast of Cornwall. The 736 Naval Squadron Hawk T1 had taken off from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston on the Lizard Peninsula of Cornwall, and was likely conducting a training flight when it crashed into a […]

Ryanair ambitiously ramps up network operations, eyes 80% capacity
Airlines

Ryanair anticipates an 80 per cent return to pre-pandemic capacity levels by July, while announcing 26 new destinations in its network, as the carrier ambitiously banks on a fast-approaching European industry recovery. The European budget carrier’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, reiterated on Wednesday that he is confident in a meaningful recovery for intra-European air travel, […]

Norwegian Air replacement Norse Atlantic hits a roadblock
Airlines

Lawmakers in the US are set to debate whether or not a new Scandinavian airline, Norse Atlantic, should be allowed a permit to enter the US market. Last week, World of Aviation reported that Bjorn Kjos, the founder and ex-CEO of troubled carrier Norwegian Air, has taken another shot at the budget trans-Atlantic market, in […]

Confidence wavers in European travel demand recovery
Airlines

Public confidence in what was looking to be a recovery in the European travel industry by the all-too-important summer travel season has fallen, as new waves of infection see airline shares plummet. Shares in European airlines fell across the board on Monday, following announcements from the UK government that continued to advise against summer travel, […]

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