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Top 10 airlines in Europe.

Top 10 airlines in Europe.

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1. Air France

Air France, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the Sky Team global airline alliance. In 2018, Air France and its regional subsidiary Hop carried 51.4 million passengers. It was a launch customer for the fly-by-wire (FBW) A320 narrow body twin, along with Air Inter and British Caledonian. It became the first airline to take delivery of the A320. Air France and KLM announced the merger of the two airlines, the new company to be known as Air France–KLM. In 2021, Air France-KLM flew 44.6 million passengers to their destinations, and this company offers flights all over the world.

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2. Ryanair

It is an Irish ultra low-cost carrier founded in 1984. It is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland. It is Europe’s largest budget airline by scheduled passengers flown, carrying more international passengers than any other airline.  By maintaining its pricing low throughout the years, it has risen to the top of the European airline sector. In spite of this, it consistently ranks as one of the least comfortable airlines to fly with it. As of 2021the net income is €1.145 billion and revenue is €1.636 billion, and carrying 72.4 million passengers.

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3.Lufthansa

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Lufthansa, is the flag carrier of Germany. When combined with its subsidiaries, it is the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried. It is the one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance. The company was founded as Luftag in 1953.The total number of passengers carried by the Lufthansa Group in 2021 was 46.9 million, with revenue of €16.81 billion and a net income of €2.19 billion.

4. Aeroflot

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It is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Russia. The airline was founded in 1923, making Aeroflot one of the oldest active airlines in the world. It is headquartered in the Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. Aeroflot has the third highest passenger numbers of  airline in Europe, boasting 45.8 million passengers in 2021,with the revenue of ₽492 billion and the net income of ₽34.5 billion. It has historically been the biggest airline in the world at several points throughout history.

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5. Easy Jet

EasyJet, is a British multinational low-cost airline group headquartered at London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on 927 routes in more than 34 countries. It has seen expansion since its establishment in 1995. with 29.4 million passengers flown in 2021, it has revenue of £1,458 million, net income of £(858) million. EasyJet has had rapid growth over the years and attracted a lot of customers due to its low prices. It also has a history of using interesting marketing techniques in the UK.

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6.Turkish Airlines

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It is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. Americas, making it the largest mainline carrier in the world by number of passenger destinations. Istanbul Airport in Arnavutköy is the airline’s main base, and there are secondary hubs at Ankara Esenboğa Airport and İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Turkish Airlines has been a member of the Star Alliance network since 1 April 2008. In 2021, it carried 44.8 million passengers and Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933. It’s also one of the largest airlines in terms of the number of destinations, flying to 126 different countries. As of 2018, it has a revenue of US$ 12.855 billion and a net income was US$ 753 million.

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7. IAG

IAG is a multinational airline holding corporation that is Anglo-Spanish and has its worldwide headquarters in London, England, and its registered office in Madrid, Spain. Following a merger deal between British Airways and Iberia, the national carriers of Spain and the United Kingdom, respectively, it was established in January 2011. IAG transported 38.8 million passengers in 2021, resulting in €8.455 billion in revenue and €2.933 billion in net income overall. With a total fleet of 520 aircraft, it is among the biggest airline companies in the world.

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8. Virgin Atlantic

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It is a British airline with its head office in Crawley, England. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways. Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft and operates to destinations in North America. The airline along with Virgin Holidays is controlled by a holding company, Virgin Atlantic Limited, which is 51% owned by the Virgin Group and 49% by Delta Air Lines. As of 2018, it has revenue of £2.781 billion and a net income of £-38.4 million.

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9.Pegasus Airlines

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It is a Turkish low-cost carrier headquartered in the Kurtköy area of Pendik, Istanbul with bases at several Turkish airports. It was founded in 1991 and is based in Istanbul. It served over 20.1 million passengers in 2021, according to the latest statistics. It offers mostly flights around Turkey and Europe, and also serves some destinations in Asia. As of 2019, it had a revenue of 11.03 billion and 1.334 billion in net income.

10. Finnair

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It is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa on the grounds of Helsinki Airport, its hub. Its major shareholder is the government of Finland, which owns 55.9% of its shares (as of 2014). Finnair is a member of the One world airline alliance. In 2022, it transported about 2.9 million passengers. Finnair is the sixth oldest airline in continuous operation and is consistently listed as one of the safest in the world. The company slogans are “Designed for you and The Nordic Way”. As of 2019, it had EUR 3,097 million in revenue and EUR 74 million in net income.

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China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft

China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft
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The first passenger-carrying pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the world, the EH216-S, has received the Production Certificate for its eVTOL aircraft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

This is a significant milestone for EHang Holdings Limited, the leading UAM technology platform company in the world. This outstanding accomplishment is another big step towards mass manufacturing for the eVTOL aircraft and the ensuing commercial operations, building on the ground-breaking acquisition of the Type Certificate and the Standard Airworthiness Certificate for the EH216-S.

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The PC is a crucial certificate that the aircraft maker receives from the CAAC, the country’s aviation authority. By obtaining this certificate, EHang has demonstrated that it has set up a quality management system for mass production that satisfies the airworthiness regulation standards set forth by the CAAC, and the company has been given permission to continue producing mass quantities.

It is also a strong guarantee of the calibre of the goods made by EHang. Raw materials, supplier management, manufacturing organisation, production quality control, aircraft pre-delivery test, after-sales repair and maintenance, etc. are all included in the mass production quality management system for the EH216-S.

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To ensure that every aircraft and its components that roll off the production line strictly adhere to the approved type design and safety requirements, the system sets clear guidelines and documentation for every step in the production procedure. This ensures comprehensive traceability and safety control.

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Four Airbus A380 Superjumbos lined up to be scrapped

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In a strategic move aimed at reclaiming valuable resources from the iconic Airbus A380 aircraft, VAS Aero Services and Dr. Peters Group have announced a significant collaboration.

This partnership marks a milestone in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, with four of these colossal planes slated for teardown and redistribution of used serviceable material (USM).

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The venture between VAS Aero Services, renowned for its expertise in aircraft dismantlement, and Dr. Peters Group, a prominent Germany-based investment fund management firm, underscores a commitment to sustainable aviation practices. This isn’t their first foray into scrapping A380s; their successful partnership has already seen the dismantlement of these aircraft, making them pioneers in this niche.

Under the agreement, the latest consignment brings the tally to eight A380s entrusted to VAS by Dr. Peters Group. Managing Director Christian Mailly of Dr. Peters Group emphasized the trust placed in VAS, citing their unparalleled capabilities in dismantlement and aftermarket sales network. It’s a strategic move in response to the growing demand for quality USM parts, particularly with the resurgence in reliance on the A380.

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Notably, the teardown process will be carried out at various locations, optimizing the positioning of harvested parts to cater to different markets. While some parts will be positioned in Europe to support operators in the region and the Middle East, others will remain in the Asia-Pacific region. This meticulous strategy ensures efficient access to spare parts, benefiting MROs and airlines across these markets.

The decision to retire these A380s comes at a time when operators are reassessing fleet strategies amidst evolving market dynamics. Despite initial plans for quick retirement due to the emergence of more fuel-efficient alternatives, factors such as a rebound in long-haul demand and delays in new widebody deliveries have prompted operators to reconsider. The A380, with its unique capacity and capabilities, presents a practical solution for short-term capacity management.

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Rolls-Royce Launches Test Flights for Revolutionary Pearl 10X Engine

Rolls-Royce Launches Test Flights for Revolutionary Pearl 10X Engine
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Rolls-Royce reports that the company’s dedicated Boeing 747 flying testbed has seen the successful start of the Pearl 10X, their newest aero engine designed for the business aviation industry.

Dassault, a French aircraft manufacturer, has decided to use this engine only to power their newest flagship, the Falcon 10X. As stated at last year’s Capital Markets Day, the commencement of flight testing represents a significant milestone for both Rolls-Royce and the Pearl 10X programme as the company concentrates on expanding in the business aviation industry.

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The first Rolls-Royce engine to power a Dassault business jet is the Pearl 10X, the newest engine in the state-of-the-art Pearl engine family. The Pearl 10X was chosen by the French aircraft manufacturer as their new flagship model, demonstrating even more of Rolls-Royce’s dominance in the business aviation engine market.

Over the next few months, pilots and flight test engineers from Tucson, Arizona, USA, will put the engine through its paces. The flight test programme will comprise testing of the nacelle’s anti-icing system, in-flight relights, engine performance and handling checks at various speeds and altitudes, and fan vibration tests at various altitudes.

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The new auxiliary gearbox, which enables higher additional power extraction, and the ultra-low emissions ALM combustor, which is compatible with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), have undergone extensive testing as part of the ground-based development programme thus far. The engine will be the most potent business aviation engine in the Rolls-Royce lineup. It exceeded its intended thrust levels during the very first test run. With over 2,300 testing hours successfully completed on the Pearl 10X engine configuration as well as the Advance 2 demonstration, the programme is moving forward at a rapid pace.

With the most economical engine core available for business aircraft, the Advance2 engine, coupled with a high-performance low-pressure system, gives the Pearl 10X an exceptional thrust of over 18,000 lbf. With a 5% increase in economy over the previous generation of Rolls-Royce commercial aviation engines, the Pearl 10X

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