Tony Osborne

Aviation Week


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.
Enders: No-deal Brexit will put British Airbus facilities at risk 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has said the future of the company’s UK plants is at risk if the country opts of a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Rolls-Royce redesigned Trent 1000 compressor blade gains certification 
UK Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce says it has certified a redesigned intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blade for Package C variants of the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787.
Aurigny firms order for three ClearVision-equipped ATR 72-600s 
Aurigny, the airline of the British Channel Island, Guernsey, has firmed up a long-awaited order for a trio of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.
Gatwick flights resume after 36 hours; drone operators still at large 
Flight operations at London Gatwick Airport have been restarted after drone flights forced the closure of its runway for more than 30 hrs.
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