Qatar Airways makes unsolicited move to acquire 10% of American Airlines

June 23, 2017 · 196 Views

American Airlines has announced that Qatar Airways is looking to acquire a 10% stake in the world’s largest carrier, though the board would have to approve it in…

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Airbus to fit deployable and fixed data and voice recovery devices on planes

June 22, 2017 · 246 Views

In collaboration with L3 Technologies, Airbus is to implement new deployable and fixed flight recorders on its airline programs. Two versions are to be produced, one which is…

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Paris Air Show reveals Boom has 76 orders for supersonic passenger jet

June 21, 2017 · 221 Views

Based just south of Denver, Colorado, Boom has provided updated figures on orders received for its supersonic jet, which is currently still undergoing trials with a one-third size…

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CDB Aviation signs MoU for 45 Airbus A320neo Family jets

June 20, 2017 · 188 Views

Airbus has announced that Dublin-based CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (CDB Aviation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 30 A320neo jets and 15 A321neos, with cabin…

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52nd Paris Airshow – this year will be more about delivery than sales

June 19, 2017 · 206 Views

As the 52nd Paris Airshow opened on June 19th, or to give it its official title, the Salon international de l’aéronautique et de l’espace de Paris-Le Bourget, focus…

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Qatar looks to U.N. to resolve Gulf airspace dispute

June 15, 2017 · 379 Views

Following the escalation of the diplomatic row between Qatar, and Egypt, Bahrain, The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which has seen the cutting of diplomatic and transport…

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Trump agrees to privatization of U.S traffic control

June 6, 2017 · 235 Views

Based on principles that have been debated for years, President Trump has endorsed a proposal to privatize air traffic control in the U.S. with the signing of a…

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Airlines face chaos as Arab nations cut ties with Qatar

June 5, 2017 · 259 Views

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut ties with fellow Gulf nation, Qatar, over its apparent terrorist sympathies and support of Islamic groups, which…

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American to invest US$1.6bn to grow presence at LAX

June 4, 2017 · 235 Views

American Airlines will continue its investment at LAX, committing more than US$1.6bn over the next 15 years. The investment will go toward improvements of Terminals 4 and 5.…

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AIA increases offer for Athens Airport 20-year concession

June 4, 2017 · 87 Views

With a current 30-year concession for Athens Airport due to end in 2026 Athens International Airport SA (AIA) has increased its offer for a 20-year extension to the…

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Passenger demand up in April – Middle East laptop ban having negative effect

June 1, 2017 · 181 Views

According to the International Air Transport Asociation, passenger numbers announced for April have revealed that revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 10.7% compared to April 2016, the highest rate…

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United Airlines faces US$435,000 FAA civil penalty over alleged safety breach

May 31, 2017 · 263 Views

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has indicated it intends to issue a civil penalty of US$435,000 against United Airlines for an alleged breach of…

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BA likely to lose over €80 million after weekend IT catastrophe

May 30, 2017 · 234 Views

British Airways (BA), the UK’s flag-carrying airline has been left to lick its wounds after a backup generator failed to kick-in immediately following a power surge and which…

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Russia’s Irkut MC-21 makes successful maiden flight

May 29, 2017 · 316 Views

In an attempt to reinstate Russia as a major player in the commercial aviation industry in the post-Soviet era, Irkut, a subsidiary of the state-owned aerospace conglomerate United…

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Strong competition sees Cebu Pacific cut back on Middle Eastern flights

May 28, 2017 · 231 Views

The Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has announced the suspension of over 50 percent of its Middle Eastern Operations, citing an oversupply of seats driving prices down to…

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Cost of bridging M25 may see changes to Heathrow’s third runway plans

May 25, 2017 · 374 Views

If plans to create a 3,500 meter third runway at Heathrow are to proceed, it will involve having to bridge a section of the M25, one of the…

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Cathay Pacific to shed 600 jobs in major revamp

May 23, 2017 · 235 Views

Cathay Pacific Airways, the largest international airline in Asia, announced in a statement on Monday that it is to shed 600 jobs, including 190 management positions, in the…

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Emirates 2016-2017 profits fall 82%

May 18, 2017 · 437 Views

Gulf carrier Emirates Airline has reported an 82% fall in profit for the fiscal year 2016-17 to AED 1.3 billion, with a profit margin of 1.5%. Emirates Airline…

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IATA, JIG and A4A enter new fueling quality and safety partnership

May 17, 2017 · 212 Views

It was announced in St Petersburg that the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) have signed a Memorandum of…

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Easyjet investors unimpressed as carrier posts £212m pre-tax loss for half year

May 16, 2017 · 302 Views

Despite earlier warnings, easyJet, the low-cost carrier, has posted a pre-tax loss of £212 million for the six months up to the end of March. The loss has…

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