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Are Covid vaccines going to resume international travel?

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It has been a year since the first reported case of Covid19 and resent news of vaccines progress has brought up positive outlook on upcoming months. Some of the major Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca among others, have announced major break-throughs in their developments. These news bring a lot of joy for many

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DUBAI AIRSHOW 2021

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The event welcomed more than 104,000 attendees and witnessed a 50% increase in trade visitors which included global senior executives from 148 countries. The Airshow was bigger than the pre-pandemic 2019 edition in terms of visitor numbers and deals announced. It was also a significant milestone for the defence and space sectors which saw a

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FAA Issues SAIB on 5G Radio Altimeter Interference

The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin—AIR-21-18—that highlights potential radio altimeter interference issues by new 5G cellular networks. The 5G network deployment in the U.S. starting on December 5 is in the 3700 to 3800-MHz bands then later in the 3700 to 3980-MHz bands. Radio altimeters use the 4200 to 4400-MHz band. In

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Citing pandemic uncertainty, Air New Zealand delays proposed capital raise

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Air New Zealand has postponed a planned capital raise by three months, to give it more time “to assess market conditions” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier now expects to complete its equity capital raise by 30 September, instead of 30 June, as earlier indicated. The New Zealand government, which earlier disclosed its commitment to

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Bombardier to stop the production of Learjet by end of 2021

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Struck by heavy financial losses, Canadian Bombardier announced this Thursday that it will discontinue the production of the iconic Learjet models. This would result in cutting off 1,600 jobs. After struggling prior to the pandemic, Bombardier is facing a transitional year and attempting to restructure the company. After announcing severe lay offs in November last

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Trans States Airlines Will Shut Down By The End Of 2020

CEO cites pilot shortage as one of the airline’s problems. The 350 pilots and other employees of St. Louis-based Trans States Airlines have been on the edge of their seats following announcements last year, such as the cancellation of the company’s order for 50 Mitsubishi regional jets because of scope-clause concerns, or that sister company

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Robinson Sees Softening, Then Rebound in Sales

While 2019 sales went down, 2020 is off to a strong start. Despite steady sales in the last part of 2019 and into 2020, total deliveries at Robinson Helicopter Company fell to 196 units for the year. This is a decline from 2018 and 2017 sales, which showed strong growth in 2017 and remained there

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Losses Increase for Embraer as EU Halts Boeing Deal Review

The Brazilian company reports $77M net loss in earnings call. In an earnings call this week, Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) reported a 3Q19 net loss of $77.2 million, results that were impacted by separation costs of $34.8 million related to the carve out of their commercial aviation business in a deal with Boeing. Embraer reported an adjusted

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Textron Aviation’s Flagship Longitude Receives FAA Type Certification

The Longitude received the most robust testing of a Cessna Citation to date. Textron Aviation, parent company of Cessna Aircraft, said yesterday that its new super-midsize business jet, the Citation Longitude, has received its type certification from the FAA. Agency type certification paves the way for deliveries of the new airplane to begin. The Longitude’s

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Carlyle Group completes €1 billion purchase of aerospace manufacturing firm

Global investment firm The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of Forgital, for approximately €1 billion. Forgital is an Italian-based manufacturing company producing large forged and machined components for use in the aerospace and industrial sector. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle Europe Partners V, a European-focused upper-mid market buyout fund and Carlyle Partners VII, a

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