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Tony Osborne

Aviation Week
Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates finalizes 787 order, reduces 777Xs 
Emirates Airline is set to become a Boeing 787 operator after substituting orders for the 777X in favor of the smaller twinjet.
Rolls-Royce: Fix for Trent 1000 TEN delayed 
Rolls-Royce said its timetable to fix problems found in the TEN version of the Trent 1000 engine will be delayed after evaluations revealed that proposed modifications would not deliver a “sufficient level” of enhanced durability.
Safran Group names Safran Aircraft Engines chief as CEO 
French aerospace firm Safran’s board has chosen the CEO of Safran Aircraft Engines, Oliver Andries, to be group CEO from January 2021.
UK to create mobile national counter-drone capability 
The UK is looking to form a mobile national counter-drone capability to respond to “challenging drone security incidents” such as the shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport around the 2018 Christmas holiday.
British airline industry carefully watching new Brexit agreement 
Britain’s aerospace industry is carefully examining the details of a revised withdrawal agreement for the country’s exit from the European Union (EU).
UK to overhaul airline insolvency legislation 
The British government plans to introduce reformed airline insolvency legislation in a bid to strengthen consumer protections and provide more oversight of distressed airlines.
Britain issues sketchy guidance to prepare for no-deal Brexit 
With Britain once again on the abyss of a “no-deal” Brexit, the government has started issuing guidance to the aerospace industry to get ready.
EC begins antitrust investigation of proposed Boeing/Embraer JV 
The European Commission (EC) will investigate whether the joint venture between Boeing and Embraer could reduce competition in the commercial aerospace business.
Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol to implement time-based separation 
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will begin using time-based separation of landing air traffic, as part of a suite of new tools being introduced to assist air traffic controllers.
German authorities probe Airbus over ‘potential wrongdoings’ 
Airbus has reported itself to German authorities over what it calls “potential wrongdoings” over two German procurement projects.
Singapore Airlines 787-10
Rolls’ 1H operating profit up 32%; Trent 1000 fix faces hurdles 
Rolls-Royce reported a 2019 first-half operating profit of £203 million ($258 million), up 32% from £141 million in the year-ago half.
European Union votes to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31 
Britain’s aerospace industry has cautiously welcomed the European Union’s approval to postpone the UK’s exit from the EU, or Brexit, by six months.
Rolls-Royce agrees to new Trent 1000 TEN inspection regime 
Rolls-Royce has agreed to a new inspection regime for its Trent 1000 TEN engines powering the Boeing 787.
Roll-Royce sees progress in Trent 1000 engine retrofits 
Rolls-Royce is hopeful that the number of Boeing 787s grounded by Trent 1000 engine problems could drop to single figures by the end of the year.
India, Pakistan close commercial airspace as airstrikes raise tensions 
Airspace over Pakistan and large swathe of northwestern India has been closed to commercial flights after a series of airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between the two countries.
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Dec 6, 2019

Next-generation bundling: Emissions offsets included

In the face of mounting social pressure, European airlines are upping their environmental game. Are emission offsets about to follow the path of WiFi and online-purchase delivery fees, where they become bundled into the basic price?...More
Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More

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