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Airbus Helicopters began to deliver helicopters to customers remotely

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Jun 2020

Airbus Helicopters began to deliver helicopters to customers remotely

Operator Helitrans (Norway) became first Customer that received new Airbus helicopters remotely. System of remote deliveries Airbus e-delivery was elaborated to guarantee observance of the strict sanitary standards and restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic – informs Airbus press service. Helitrans company that is based in Trondheim made remote take-over of two new H125 that allowed to observe all necessary requirements of helicopters handover and avoid…

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USA decided to prohibit flights of Chinese airline companies

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Jun 2020

USA decided to prohibit flights of Chinese airline companies

Prohibition to make passenger flights to United States by Chinese air carriers must come into force on June 16th but this date may be changed to earlier date. Administration of US president Donald Trump decided to prohibit Chinese airline companies to make passenger flights to the country. It is said in the decree of Department of the Transportation from June 3rd. In the document is…

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World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 2

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Jun 2020

World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 2

First reason is four-engine “superjumbos” consume too much fuel. “Even taking into consideration fallen in price fuel its consumption per one passenger appears to be too high”, – experts mark. Second reason. There are just no people to fully fill the cabins of superjumbos. And here coronavirus also had no small share: flying giants even before the pandemic flew half-full but now taking into consideration…

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World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 1

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Jun 2020

World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 1

French-Holland Air France-KLM the biggest air carrier in Europe announced decision to withdraw from operation airplanes Airbus A380 that it has in service earlier than planned end of 2022. Company doesn’t hide that one of the reasons of “hard landing” of this model became coronavirus pandemic: even taking into consideration reduced price of kerosene it was not profitable to use the airplane. Clouds above the…

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The biggest electric airplane in the world made first flight in USA

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May 2020

The biggest electric airplane in the world made first flight in USA

American company AeroTEC together with magniX made first flight tests of electrified passenger airplane Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. It is the biggest electric airplane in the world. Flight test took place in Grant County airport in Moses Lake, Washington state. The tests were considered successful. Cessna Caravan spent in the sky about 30 minutes. The airplane landed not far from Seattle. The airplane’s speed was…

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Serbia opened passenger airline service

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May 2020

Serbia opened passenger airline service

National airline company Air Serbia launched regular passenger flights from May 21st but first commercial flight to Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla after easing restrictions introduced due to COVID-2019 took place earlier. First commercial flight of the low-cost company Wizz Air arrived on May 18th about 11:40 a.m. from London almost with 100 passengers. From May 21st Air Serbia started regular flights. On the first day…

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Lufthansa announced plans to resume flights in June

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May 2020

Lufthansa announced plans to resume flights in June

German airline company Lufthansa Group plans in June of the current year to resume flights on 130 routes. It is said in the message of the air carrier. Due to coronavirus pandemic major part of the airline company’s fleet involuntarily stood idle but from June airplanes will start to fly again, 80 airplanes Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS. They will serve touristic directions as well. It…

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AirBaltic resumes flights in Europe

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May 2020

AirBaltic resumes flights in Europe

Latvian Ministry of Transport allowed airBaltic airline company to resume flights from end of May to a row of European directions. “We return to safe our positions in the region” – airBaltic press service quotes the words of the Baltic carrier’s CEO Martin Gauss. He also underlined that passengers’ health and the health of the employees are put first. “All our passengers are now provided…

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The biggest Canadian airline company Air Canada will dismiss up to 60% of employees

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May 2020

The biggest Canadian airline company Air Canada will dismiss up to 60% of employees

The biggest Canadian airline company Air Canada announced that will dismiss minimum half of employees because of crises caused by coronavirus pandemic. Because of closed borders Air Canada reduced number of routes by 95%. Company in which work about 38000 people expects that return to normal life will take a lot of time. “We took very painful decision to limit our activity in accordance with…

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Airline companies informed about new flight rules

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May 2020

Airline companies informed about new flight rules

Several international airline companies told about changes in rules for air transportation of passengers in conditions of coronavirus pandemic. Big European low-cost company will oblige passengers to ask stewards permission to visit WC. In airline company such measure was explained: it is aimed to avoid queues and keep social distance in order to avoid coronavirus contamination. Canadian airline company announced that economy class will seat…

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