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    AVIANCA AGREES TO SELL 14 AIRCRAFT TO FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION

    Dec 13, 2019

    Airline group Avianca Holdings has agreed to sell 14 aircraft to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI), as part of its fleet plan and implementation of the Avianca 2021 transformation programme. Under the deal, Avianca will sell ten A318 and four A320 aircraft powered by CFM56-...

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    IATA PREDICTS 2020 WILL BE MUCH KINDER TO AVIATION

    Dec 11, 2019

    IATA has today released its forecast for the airline industry in 2020. 2019 has been a particularly tough year for aviation, but 2020 is looking up. Here’s what IATA forecasts for 2020. The headline figure from IATA predicts a net profit of $29.3bn in 2020, up some $3.4bn from the expected pro...

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    AIRBUS SECURES 4 ORDERS FOR THE RARE A330-800NEO

    Dec 06, 2019

    Airbus has secured a surprising order for four more Airbus A330-800neos, the smaller and significantly less popular version of the A330neo series. In fact, this order represents an increase of 40% of all orders, from 10 to 14 in total. Airbus has not revealed who the buyer is for these A330neo aircr...

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    TRANSAVIA TO LAUNCH BRUSSELS AIRPORT SERVICES FROM MARCH

    Dec 04, 2019

    Budget airline Transavia will be launching brand new services on three continents from Brussels Airport next year. The airline will start the nine new routes in March 2020 in a bid to tailor its services to meet customer demand. Transavia will take a step into unfamiliar waters next year as it opens...

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    UNITED AIRLINES ORDERS 50 A321XLR PLANES FROM AIRBUS

    Dec 04, 2019

    United Airlines has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key United States hubs in Newark/New York and Washington DC. United plans to take delivery of the first A321XLR in 2024 and expects...

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    PEGASUS SIGNS UP TO IATA’S 25BY2025 GENDER PLEDGE

    Dec 01, 2019

    Pegasus Airlines is one of the first airlines to sign up to IATA’s “25by2025” gender balance pledge –  the association’s initiative that encourages member airlines to improve female representation in the industry by 25%, or up to a minimum of 25% by 2025. Pegasus A...

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    HERTZ AND AIR FRANCE LAUNCH HERTZ DRIVEU, A NEW HIGH-QUALITY, HASSLE-FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE

    Nov 29, 2019

    Longstanding partners Hertz International and Air France are now offering passengers of the French flag carrier the new transfer service with private driver Hertz DriveU at more than 300 airports globally. Air France customers opting for the service will enjoy the peace of mind of having high-qualit...

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    AIRPORT DIMENSIONS STRIKES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL AVIATION SERVICES

    Nov 27, 2019

    As part of its global expansion drive, Airport Dimensions announces that it has entered into a new strategic partnership with National Aviation Services (NAS) to expand its airport lounge footprint into the Middle East. The partnership is the start of a new long-term relationship between Airport Dim...

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    COFLYT LAUNCHES NEW APP FOR BETTER AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT

    Nov 27, 2019

    US-based start-up Coflyt has launched its new app, which is designed to help owners and pilots better manage their aircraft. The new app incorporates suggestions from sources such as A&P’s, flight schools, and flight clubs. Named after its company, Coflyt is an ‘intelligent’ ai...

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    TAROM HAS 2 YEARS TO LAUNCH ROMANIA-US FLIGHTS

    Nov 26, 2019

    Romanian national flag carrier Taron has been given two years by The United States Department of Transport to launch flights to the U.S.A. The Washington, D.C. based government agency has granted Taron a two-year renewal extension on its Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP). TAROM filed for an extensio...

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    DELTA AIR LINES TO DEBUT FACIAL RECOGNITION IN SEATTLE

    Nov 24, 2019

    We saw it over a year ago at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International. Facial recognition technology has since been introduced on some Delta flights at Los Angeles International, as well as American Airlines flights at Dallas Forth-Worth. It’s even being used in Dubai with some US-bound Emirat...

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    AIRASIA RECEIVES ITS FIRST AIRBUS A321NEO

    Nov 21, 2019

    At a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, budget airline Air Asia took delivery of its very first Airbus A321neo. The event took place on Wednesday under grey skies and wet conditions. According to The Star, the narrowbody long-haul jet will begin operating this week from AirAsia’s hub in Ku...

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    CAC ENTERS SALE-LEASEBACK AGREEMENT WITH AIRBALTIC

    Nov 21, 2019

    Chorus Aviation Capital has entered into a sale-leaseback agreement with AirBaltic to acquire five new Airbus A220-300. This transaction brings its customer base to 15 airlines on six continents. Two deliveries are anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2019 with the balance to be completed by the end...

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    GECAS SIGNS AN ORDER FOR 20 AIRBUS A321XLR & 12 A330NEO

    Nov 19, 2019

    GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced today that it signed a firm order for 12 widebody Airbus A330neos as well as 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. The commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric will then offer these to airlines around the world for their passenge...

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    ETIHAD SIGNS DISPATCH DEAL WITH COLLINS AEROSPACE

    Nov 18, 2019

    Collins Aerospace Systems signed a 10-year support agreement with Etihad Airways at the Dubai Airshow on Monday, November 18. The agreement covers the airline's fleet of Boeing 787-9s, which will be included in Collins's Dispatch flight-hour maintenance program. Collins Aerospace will provid...

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    LUFTHANSA GROUP TO MOVE TO POINTS SYSTEM FOR STATUS

    Nov 18, 2019

    The Lufthansa Group has announced that its frequent flyer status programme will be moving to a points-based system rather than miles. Starting 1 January 2021, achieving and maintaining Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle levels will be based on points, which will be awarded depending on two c...

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    UNITED AIRLINES TO PARTNER WITH APP TO BUST JET LAG

    Nov 14, 2019

    United Airlines wants to make long-haul travel a better experience. In order to do so, the airline is looking at reducing customer jet lag. Now, it appears that United has found a solution in the form of a partnership with an app. In a press release, United highlighted this new partnership. The app ...

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    SILVER AIRWAYS TO PARTNER WITH DELTA AIR LINES

    Nov 14, 2019

    Floridian airline Silver Airways announced yesterday (13/11/19) a teaming up with Delta Air Lines. The new codeshare agreement creates a seamless passage of travel between the two carriers’ networks. The airline, which operates to destinations within Florida and the Bahamas, has entered a code...

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    SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE POLY STUDIO USB VIDEO BAR

    Nov 13, 2019

    “The Polycom Studio is fantastic because it gives organisations access to the flexible huddle room environments they need, without asking them to deal with complicated tools and technology. The Polycom Studio is a powerful piece of equipment, but it’s not complicated or daunting. Unlike ...

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    AIR PARTNER EXPANDS TO MIDDLE EAST WITH DUBAI OFFICE

    Nov 11, 2019

    Air Partner has expanded its global footprint with the opening of an office in Dubai, the UK-based business aviation services provider announced today. It is the 13th international office for Air Partner and its first in the Middle East, where it aims to establish and grow its foothold in the region...

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    AIRBUS SELLS A STAGGERING 415 AIRCRAFT IN OCTOBER

    Nov 08, 2019

    Airbus has won the month of October, reporting a huge amount of new aircraft added to their order book, totaling 415 for the start of autumn! This brings Airbus up to a total of 718 for the year. Airbus and Boeing have been long-held rivals, with each aerospace builder competing to get the most orde...

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    AIRBUS EXTENDS LEAD OVER BOEING WITH 415 JET SALES IN OCTOBER

    Nov 07, 2019

    Airbus (PA:AIR) had 415 airplane orders in October, including its largest ever from a single airline, extending a wide lead over Boeing, which has been hit by the grounding of its 737 MAX. The European planemaker also announced on Thursday deals including 12 orders for its A330neo passenger jet from...

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    DRONE DELIVERY OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES BEGINS IN USA

    Nov 06, 2019

    UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy have successfully completed two revenue-generating drone deliveries for medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy directly to consumers’ homes. The flights, which took place on November 1 in Cary, North Carolina, used the M2 drone system by Matternet...

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    BOEING 737 MAX EXPECTED TO FLY AGAIN IN EUROPE BY FEB 2020

    Nov 05, 2019

    Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX is now expected to start flying again in Europe sometime in the first quarter. The head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Patrick Ky said on Monday that the grounded Boeing 737 MAX could be back in the air by February 2020. While approval from the Eu...

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    POLY ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS

    Nov 05, 2019

    Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) ("Poly" or the "Company") today announced second quarter fiscal year 2020 results for the period ending September 30, 2019. Highlights of the second quarter include the following: “During the second quarter, we made further progress reducing ou...

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    POLY INTRODUCES POLY STUDIO X SERIES FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS AT MICROSOFT IGNITE 2019

    Nov 04, 2019

    Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, will introduce video conferencing devices with a built-in Microsoft Teams experience at Microsoft Ignite 2019. The P...

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    CEBU PACIFIC SIGNS FIRM ORDER FOR 16 AIRBUS A330NEOS

    Nov 04, 2019

    Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has today firmed up an order for 16 A330-900neo widebody aircraft from Airbus. The carrier originally placed the order as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at this year’s Paris Air Show, along with an order for 15 additional narrowbody aircraft. The p...

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    LUFTHANSA MAY BE INCHING CLOSER TO A €200M ALITALIA INVESTMENT

    Nov 01, 2019

    For some weeks now, there have been rumours floating around that Lufthansa could be preparing to invest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia. Now, it seems as though a deal could be one step closer as Reuters reports that the German flag carrier is ready to invest €200 million. Alitalia has now bee...

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    NORWEGIAN CONSIDERING LARGE SUKHOI SUPERJET ORDER

    Oct 29, 2019

    Norwegian Airlines is reportedly considering an order for the SSJ100 according to some publications. The airline currently operates an all Boeing fleet consisting of 737 aircraft in addition to the Boeing 787. Norwegian hasn’t had the best year in terms of its fleet. Earlier this year, the air...

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    ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES AIRCRAFT BASE IN NASHVILLE

    Oct 29, 2019

    Allegiant Travel Company today announced plans to establish a base of operations at Nashville International Airport. The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base, creating at least 66 new jobs and housing two Airbus aircraft. The company, which focuses on linking tra...

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    KLM PARTNERS WITH GULF AIR TO OFFER CODESHARE FLIGHTS

    Oct 28, 2019

    KLM announced a new codeshare partnership with Bahrain’s Gulf Air today. Valid as of yesterday, the new agreement will see the two airlines place their own codes on a number of each other’s flights. In a press statement sent to Simple Flying today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines confirmed it h...

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    CSA CZECH AIRLINES TO ADD A220S, A321NEO(XLR)S

    Oct 24, 2019

    CSA Czech Airlines (OK, Prague Ruzyne) has ordered four A220-300s from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and, at the same time, revised an existing order for three A320neo to three A321neo(XLR)s. The Czech carrier's parent firm Smartwings (Czechia) (QS, Prague Ruzyne) said in a statement that the f...

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    MODERN AVIATION PARTNERS WITH CARBONFUND.ORG FOUNDATION TO OFFSET AVIATION FUEL CARBON EMISSIONS

    Oct 23, 2019

    Modern Aviation, a leading operator, acquirer and developer of Fixed Base Operations ("FBOs") announced a partnership with Carbonfund.org Foundation to offer customers an opportunity to offset their carbon emissions as part of their fuel purchases. As part of its commitment to environmenta...

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    ETIHAD AND AIR ARABIA JOIN HANDS TO LAUNCH ABU DHABI’S FIRST LOW-COST CARRIER

    Oct 22, 2019

    Etihad Aviation Group, owner of the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, announced the signing of an agreement to launch ‘Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’, the capital’s first low-cost carrie...

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    JET AVIATION PARTNERSHIP WITH AMIRA AIR ADDS A GLOBAL EXPRESS

    Oct 21, 2019

    Jet Aviation has announced its partnership with Vienna’s Amira Air, adding a Global Express to its managed fleet in EMEA. The recently refurbished Bombardier accommodates up to 12 passengers and features a crew rest area.Under the agreement, Jet Aviation will operate the charter aircraft under...

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    LOLA.COM WELCOMES DIVERSITY PIONEER AND EXPERT JACKIE GLENN AS GUEST SPEAKER AT AGILE OPERATIONS SUMMIT

    Oct 17, 2019

    Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, has welcomed Jackie Glenn, Founder and CEO of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions as a guest speaker at its Agile Operations Summit, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019...

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    3 WEEKS AWAY, 3 MORE EVENT SPONSORS SIGN ON FOR LOLA.COM’S AGILE OPERATIONS SUMMIT

    Oct 16, 2019

    Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, has added three more Event Sponsors for its Agile Operations Summit, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Boston. Now just three weeks away, Botkeeper, Compt, and ...

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    DEAR YANNI BLOG LAUNCHED BY LOLA.COM CHOCK-FULL OF TRAVEL-RELATED TIPS

    Oct 15, 2019

    Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, has launched an entertaining and useful blog series, “Dear Yanni,” written by travel expert, Yanni Poulakos. Today’s travel landscape is alway...

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    A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES UNION FORECASTS BOEING 737 MAX RETURN IN FEBRUARY

    Oct 15, 2019

    The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) does not expect the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service until February 2020. While Boeing is being cautious about predicting a return to service date for the troubled aircraft, American Airlines, United, and Southwest all have said they expect the MA...

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    TURKISH CARGO ADDS 6TH B777F TO ITS FLEET

    Oct 14, 2019

    Turkish Cargo has included the sixth B777F, which is capable of flying at a range of 9,200 kilometres. The aircraft took off from Everett Paine Airport, Seattle, US and landed at Ataturk Airport on October 9. The freighter is capable of carrying 102 tonnes and is equipped with a high level of fuel-s...

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    HERON AVIATION ADDS CESSNA CITATION XLS+ TO ITS CHARTER FLEET

    Oct 11, 2019

    Germany-based management and business aviation services firm, Heron Aviation has added a 2017 Cessna Citation XLS+ to its fleet. The aircraft will join Heron’s certificate under EASA Commercial OPS as registration D-CPSH and will strengthen Heron Aviation’s expanding charter fleet to fil...

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    AAR LAUNCHES DONECLE DRONE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR MRO AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS

    Oct 10, 2019

    AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has announced the integration of Donecle drone technology into its award-winning maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. AAR´s Miami MRO facility is the first in its global networ...

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    BARON LAUNCHES NEW API WEBSITE FOR AVIATION

    Oct 09, 2019

    Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has announced the launch of the new Baron Weather API for Aviation website, now optimized for development. Baron Weather API for Aviation makes it easy to integrate quality-controlled weather data into a range of devices and services, i...

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    MEXICAN CARRIER INTERJET EYES AIRBUS A220 ORDER

    Oct 05, 2019

    Low-cost Mexican airline Interjet is rumored to be close to finalizing a deal on 12 Airbus A220. Reuters yesterday reported that the airline was looking to make changes to its fleet amid the partial grounding of its Sukhoi Superjet regional aircraft. The deal on the new A220 is reported to be worth ...

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    FRANKFURT AIRPORT INTRODUCES AUTONOMOUS PASSENGER ASSISTANCE ROBOTS

    Oct 03, 2019

    As we see airports around the world introducing new and exciting technologies, Frankfurt Airport has added something to the mix. The airport, which is the aviation capital of Germany, has been trialling new, self sufficient robots.Like something out of a futuristic movie, Frankfurt Airport has trial...

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    HERON AVIATION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF CITATION XLS+ TO CHARTER FLEET

    Oct 03, 2019

    Heron Aviation is proud to announce further growth of its commercial management division with the addition of a Cessna Citation XLS+. The aircraft will join Heron’s certificate under EASA Commercial OPS as registration D-CPSH. The aircraft will bolster Heron Aviation’s rapidly expanding ...

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    BOC AVIATION DELIVERS THREE A350XWBS TO QATAR AIRWAYS

    Sep 30, 2019

    BOC Aviation has delivered three new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Qatar Airways - the launch customer of the model, currently operating a fleet of 38 -900s. The new aircraft are part of purchase-and-leaseback deal for a total of three planes. The last delivery took place on September 27, BOC Aviation...

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    PARKVIA DRIVES IN-PATH WITH WIZZ AIR

    Sep 27, 2019

    European airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has secured a significant new contract with its longest-standing airline partner, Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, following the successful launch of its latest project...

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    AIRBUS-OWNED VOOM BRINGS ITS ON-DEMAND HELICOPTER SERVICE TO THE US WITH SF BAY AREA LAUNCH

    Sep 26, 2019

    Voom, the helicopter service with ridesharing and one-hour advance booking that Airbus developed and launch first in Latin America, is getting its U.S. debut starting in San Francisco. The service will be available for travel between five Bay Area airports, including SFO, San Jose, Napa, Oakland and...

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    AIRBUS OPENS SERVICE CENTRE IN DUBAI FOR CABIN SYSTEMS

    Sep 25, 2019

    Airbus inaugurated its first service centre in the Middle East and Africa for cabin electronics, providing repair and spare part services for cabin components and systems.The Dubai facility will serve local and regional carriers as well as customers in India and Turkey, and will provide onsite techn...

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    CAAS AND THALES ESTABLISH JOINT AVIATION INNOVATION RESEARCH LAB

    Sep 24, 2019

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Thales have announced the establishment of a S$30 million Joint Aviation Innovation Research (AIR) Lab in Singapore to drive innovation in new air traffic management (ATM) technologies. The agreement to establish the AIR Lab was signed between Mr ...

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    AIR ASTANA TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST A321LR

    Sep 23, 2019

    Air Astana has taken delivery of its first A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL). The A321LR will join Air Astana’s Airbus fleet of 18 Airbus aircraft (eight A320s, four A321s, three A320neo and three A321neo).Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, Air Astana’s A321LR co...

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    WALGREENS WILL START DRONE DELIVERIES IN A SMALL VIRGINIA TOWN NEXT MONTH

    Sep 20, 2019

    Drone deliveries are finally coming to the United States in a very limited way.The drone delivery service from Google’s parent company Alphabet will launch a delivery pilot in a small Virginia town next month.Wing has partnered with Walgreens to deliver food, beverages and health products with...

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    ALPHA AVIATION OPENS NEW SIMULATOR FACILITY IN PHILIPPINES

    Sep 19, 2019

    Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has formally opened its new US$11 million Simulator Training Centre Expansion Project at the AAG academy in the Philippines. The new centre, which forms part of AAG’s wider expansion project, will house four additional simulator bays and includes a new Airbus A320 Ve...

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    OPTIMISTIC AIRBUS BOOSTS NEW AIRCRAFT FORECAST

    Sep 18, 2019

    Airbus has boosted its forecast of the number of new aircraft airlines and freight companies will need over the next two decades to 39,210, despite a slight downgrade in its traffic forecast.This new prediction is slightly higher than its 2018 estimate of 37.400 aircraft while the projected annual t...

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    POLY INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION OF SAVI WIRELESS HEADSETS

    Sep 18, 2019

    Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announced the next generation of the company’s lineup of popular Savi wireless headsets. The enhanced Sa...

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    KLM TO REPLACE BRUSSELS TO AMSTERDAM FLIGHT WITH HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SERVICE

    Sep 17, 2019

    The Dutch airline, KLM, has announced its plans to reduce its five-flights-a-day service from Brussels to Amsterdam to four, replacing one with a train journey.This is the airline’s latest move to increase environmentally-friendly initiatives throughout the company. The airline has promised to...

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    IDEGEN SEALS DEAL WITH SPANISH AIRLINE

    Sep 16, 2019

    Air Nostrum, the regional aviation company in Spain, is to work with Nottingham-based software firm Ideagen in a project that will enhance safety, quality and risk management across the organisation.The Valencia-based company, which caters for 74,000 flights and 4.3 million passengers per year, is t...

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    QATAR AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH NEW DOHA TO LUANDA ROUTE NEXT YEAR

    Sep 09, 2019

    Today, September 8th, Qatar Airways announced that it will to operate flights to the capital of Angola up to five-times weekly. This comes as part of a series of new route announcements from the Middle Eastern airline. These flights to the city of Luanda will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. ...

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    FIRST A220 DELIVERY TO EGYPTAIR

    Sep 06, 2019

    EGYPTAIR has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in...

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    BIGTINCAN TAKES AIM AT REVENUE ENABLEMENT WITH ASDEQLABS ACQUISITION

    Sep 05, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer ...

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    TUNISAIR AND AIRBUS FINALISING DEAL WITH AIRBUS FOR FIVE A320NEO AIRCRAFT

    Sep 05, 2019

    Tunisair, via its official Facebook account, stated (04-Sep-2019) it is in the process of finalising negotiations with Airbus for the sale and lease back of five A320neo aircraft. The carrier is scheduled to receive three A320neo aircraft in early 2021 and two A320neos in early 2022.

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    NORDICA DIVISION TO EXPAND WITH MORE SAS CRJ900S

    Sep 04, 2019

    Estonian operator Nordicas Regional Jet division is to expand its fleet with five more Bombardier CRJ900s next year.The aircraft are being introduced under a co-operation with Scandinavian carrier SAS.Three of the CRJ900s will be stationed in Tallinn and two in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, says N...

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    L.J. AVIATION ANNOUNCES EXPANSION TO PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Sep 03, 2019

    Aircraft management and business jet charter company, L.J. Aviation has opened a new FBO at Pittsburgh International Airport.The new base expands its existing facility and includes a reception area, private offices, a lounge and meeting rooms as well as 36,000 square feet of hangar area. The facilit...

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    DFS AVIATION DEPLOYS AIRPORT RADAR DISPLAY AT HAMBURG AIRPORT

    Aug 30, 2019

    A subsidiary of the German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), DFS Aviation Services has deployed a new web-based, Cloud-enabled radar display at Hamburg International Airport.The new Phoenix WebInnovation system is based on the Phoenix system’s tracker technology...

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    SUBIC AIRPORT OPENS NEW AVIATION FACILITY

    Aug 29, 2019

    The Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA) opened a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said on Thursday (Aug 29).The project was funded by business aviation services provider Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc...

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    FAIRFLY LAUNCHES TRAVELLER WELLBEING SOLUTION

    Aug 27, 2019

    FairFly Wellness provides companies with insights into the negative health impacts of flight delays, “red-eye” services, layovers, weekends away, airline quality and “the ‘middle seat’ problem”, according to the Tel Aviv-based firm.The solution attaches a Travelle...

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    BYE AEROSPACE FINALIZES GARMIN SUPPLIER AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE EFLYER 2 AVIONICS

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bye Aerospace, announced it has finalized the supplier agreement with Garmin to provide its eFlyer 2 with the full suite of new Garmin G3X Touch avionics.Garmin is supplying the full VFR to IFR instrument capability, ADAHRS, GPS, transponders and standby instruments, said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye A...

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    BIGTINCAN NAMED IN GARTNER’S MARKET GUIDE FOR SALES ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MEETING ALL IDENTIFIED CAPABILITIES

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor of Sales Engagement Platforms in all of the capabilities defined by Gartner as part of the August 2019 Market Guide for Sales Enablement Platform...

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    CANBERRA AIRPORT RELEASES 2040 DRAFT MASTER PLAN

    Aug 26, 2019

    Canberra Airport says it expects the number of passengers passing through its terminal to approach nine million a year by 2039/40, more than double the 3.3 million total for 2018/19.The forecast was included in Canberra Airport’s draft master plan, which charts the outlook for its operations a...

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    WIZZ BECOMES LATEST CARRIER TO ENTER LONDON SOUTHEND

    Aug 22, 2019

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is to venture into London Southend operations with three routes to Romania and Lithuania.The airline has reached an agreement for the services with Southend airport operator Stobart Group.Stobart states that Wizz will open connections to Bucharest and Sibiu i...

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    COMPREHENSIVE COMPONENT SUPPORT FOR ASIANA AIRLINES A320 FLEET

    Aug 20, 2019

    Asiana Airlines has signed a comprehensive component support contract with Lufthansa Technik AG. Under the terms of the new agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide Total Component Support (TCS) for the entire Asiana Airlines fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A321neo version joini...

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    BRITISH AIRWAYS INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE FUEL

    Aug 20, 2019

    British Airways has made an investment in sustainable fuel, announcing plans to develop Europes first plant to turn household and commercial solid waste into fuel.Altalto Immingham Limited, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with BA and Shell, has submitted a plannin...

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    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    TRAVELPORT AND QANTAS PIONEER NDC ERA

    Aug 19, 2019

    As the next step in its continuing support for Qantas New Distribution Capability (NDC), including the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP), Travelport, has begun handling its first bookings with IATAs NDC standard. The bookings are being made through Travelport Smartpoint in a live production test en...

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    SERKO SIGNS SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AS NDC PARTNER

    Aug 16, 2019

    Serko has announced an agreement with Southwest Airlines to provide NDC content in Zeno.Zeno will be the first online booking tool to provide Southwest content via the ATPCO New Distribution Capability Exchange.Under the agreement, Zeno clients will be able to shop, book, ticket and change Southwest...

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    ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES HUGE ROUTE EXPANSION FROM NOVEMBER

    Aug 14, 2019

    Allegiant Air is undergoing a major network expansion starting this November. With 24 new routes and two new destinations, Allegiant Air is going toe-to-toe with some of the largest low-cost carriers in the United States for leisure passengers. Here is a look at the carriers massive expansion.

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    SAAB ISSUES SERVICE BULLETIN FOR THOMAS GLOBAL’S TFD-8601 LCD FLIGHT DISPLAYS FOR SAAB 340

    Aug 13, 2019

    Thomas Global Systems’ cooperative partner, Saab Regional Aircraft (Saab) has completed certification of Thomas Global’s TFD-8601 LCD flight displays for installation on Saab 340 CRT-equipped aircraft via their OEM Service Bulletin.Saab’s development of the TFD-8601 Service Bulleti...

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    BIGTINCAN RECOGNIZED BY KEY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADER IN SALES ENABLEMENT

    Aug 13, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, was presented with the MarTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Sales Enablement Software for SMBs” for the second year in a row. Additionally Bigtincan was recently named a “Sales Automation Solution&rd...

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    AIRASIA RECEIVES FIRST AIRBUS A330NEO

    Aug 12, 2019

    Last week, on August 9th, we saw AirAsia take delivery of its first A330neo aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by AirAsias long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. According to Airbus, the aircraft was delivered via leasing company Avolon. In fact, this is the first of two A330neos that will joi...

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    QATAR AIRWAYS DELAYS INTRODUCTION OF AIRBUS A350-1000 TO AUSTRALIA

    Aug 09, 2019

    Qatar Airways has delayed rolling out its A350-1000 on its Doha-Sydney-Canberra-Sydney-Doha route. The aircraft, set to begin flying the route on October 27th, 2019, has had its start date pushed back to November 16th. Currently, this flight is serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER. It means Cathay Pacific...

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    BII SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH CHROMALLOY TO REPAIR/OVERHAUL AND INSPECT ALL CFM56-3 ENGINE MATERIAL

    Aug 07, 2019

    Specialist aircraft component support provider Bii.aero has chosen Chromalloy to repair, overhaul and inspect all CFM56-3 engine material. Bii recently teamed with Dublin-based aircraft and engine leasing firm Rostrum Leasing to market a suite of engine piece parts resulting from the phased tear-dow...

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    MADISON LOGIC ANNOUNCES ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION

    Aug 07, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced bi-directional integration with market-leading marketing automation platform Oracle Eloqua. This cutting-edge integration allows B2B marketers to combine best-in-class campaign management tools with Madison Log...

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    ONTIC ACQUIRES DOPPLER PRODUCT LINE FROM THALES IN THE UK

    Aug 06, 2019

    Ontic has acquired the manufacturing and aftermarket rights for Thales in the UK’s Doppler Velocity Sensors.The sensors are used by a range of civil and military customers across several rotary and fixed wing platforms. “This agreement will ensure that our customers will benefit from con...

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    AIR SEYCHELLES RECEIVES ITS FIRST A320NEO

    Aug 02, 2019

    The national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles, has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from CBD Aviation. This is the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft.The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase its route capacity while delivering signifi...

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    ITALIAN AIRLINE ALITALIA TO FLY TO COLOGNE/BONN FROM NOVEMBER

    Aug 02, 2019

    Alitalia, from November onwards, will fly to German hub Cologne Bonn Airport from Milan-Linate, the third international airport of Milan.The national airline of Italy will operate once a daily service to the airport with its Embraer 175 aircraft.Linate is currently the third Milanese airport that pa...

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    LIE FLAT BEDS COMING TO SINGAPORE AIRLINES PERTH SERVICE

    Jul 31, 2019

    Singapore Airlines has long been a big player at Perth International Airport. Now its reinforcing its presence in the West Australian capital by announcing that every one of its four daily return services to Perth will feature Singapore Airlines premium lie-flat business class product.Executive Trav...

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    HAWAIIAN AIRLINES TO UP COMPETITION WITH ANA’S AIRBUS A380

    Jul 31, 2019

    Hawaiian Airlines is expected to offer an additional service between Honolulu and Tokyo. The new service is expected to commence in early 2020 and comes following an early DoT announcement on the route. Earlier this year, Japanese carrier ANA received its first and second Airbus A380 aircraft. Havin...

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    BOREAL AVIATION TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO DELTA COUNTY AIRPORT

    Jul 31, 2019

    Boreal Aviation will be doing the maintenance, calibration, and fueling work for Delta/Sky West Airlines at the Delta County Airport.According to the Radio Results Network, the announcement was made today after a successful audit was done, which allows Boreal to provide those services to the airline...

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    ARROW AVIATION OBTAINS CHINA CAAC MX APPROVAL

    Jul 30, 2019

    Helicopter MRO provider Arrow Aviation has been approved as a Part 145 maintenance organization by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Broussard, Louisiana company announced. CAAC certification adds to its maintenance approvals from the FAA, EASA, Koreas Ministry of Land, Infrastr...

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    ETIHAD AIRWAYS ADDS HEATHROW FREQUENCY

    Jul 29, 2019

    Frequency is being boosted by Etihad Airways from Heathrow to  Abu Dhabi.A fourth year-round daily service is being introduced on October 27.The new late evening departure from Heathrow follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer.A two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will...

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    ALLIANCE GAINS TWO YEAR EXTENSION TO BHP IRON ORE CONTRACT

    Jul 29, 2019

    Alliance Airlines will continue to provide fly in, fly out charter services from Perth to BHPs Coondewanna and Barimunya mines for two more years.It operates the services using Fokker 100 and 70 jets. Cirium schedules data shows it flies seven times per week to Barimunya, and nine times to Coondewan...

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    AIR FRANCE-KLM SET TO ANNOUNCE A LARGE AIRBUS ORDER

    Jul 29, 2019

    Air France is set to approve the purchase of 50 to 70 new Airbus planes, French newspaper Journal du Dimanche reports, in a boon for the European aviation giant.Chief Executive Officer Ben Smith, who took the reins of Paris-based Air France-KLM last year, will outline his plans for updating the airl...

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    UK AEROSPACE INDUSTRY STEPS UP NO-DEAL BREXIT PLAN TO SWITCH REGULATOR

    Jul 28, 2019

    The British aerospace industry has stepped up plans for a Brexit exodus from the UK aviation regulator, as a second deadline for the UK leaving the EU without a deal looms.More than 600 British aerospace firms have now applied to be regulated in Europe as third-country parties under a scheme for com...

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    BOEING COULD TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE 737 MAX PRODUCTION LINE

    Jul 25, 2019

    Yesterday, Boeing posted their biggest loss in history, as the impact of the 737 MAX grounding starts to bite. The manufacturer has warned of the possibility of stopping production of the 737 MAX temporarily if no end to the grounding is forthcoming soon. In their second-quarter earnings call, CEO D...

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    AUSTRALIA RECEIVES AIR MAURITIUS AS COUNTRY’S FIRST A330NEO OPERATOR

    Jul 25, 2019

    Australia saw its first A330neo yesterday when Air Mauritius flew one of its brand new A330-900neos into Perth on its regular Port Louis Perth run.Air Mauritius flight MK440 landed in Perth, Western Australia, at 09:00 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The transindian flight went through the night, takin...

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    AIR PARTNER LAUNCHES FIXED TRANS-ATLANTIC RATES

    Jul 25, 2019

    Global aviation services group Air Partner has announced the launch of its new fixed Trans-Atlantic rate structure as part of its industry leading JetCard programme.The fixed rate of USD15,650 per hour is now available for flights between Europe and the US, further simplifying JetCard members journe...

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    AIRBALTIC PLACES USD 223.17 MILLION BOND ISSUE

    Jul 25, 2019

    Latvian airline airBaltic successfully placed a EUR 200 million (USD 223.17 million) issue 6.75% five-year bond becoming the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia. The transaction was well received by the international and local investor community resulting in a final allocation to mo...

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    BIGTINCAN EXPANDS TECH MARKET PRESENCES WITH ACQUISITION OF VEELO INC.

    Jul 25, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a pioneer in sales enablement, to expand Bigtincan’s presence and offerings in the technology market vertical. The combination of Bigtincan’s solution, designed with the ...

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    IATA: TRADE WARS IMPACTING AVIATION

    Jul 24, 2019

    As trade disputes between the worlds major economies drag on, the aviation industry is being dented by impaired growth, according to Alexandre De Juniac, president of the International Air Transport Association. Interviewed on Bloombergs Daybreak Americas program, De Juniac said declines in trade we...

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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    UMS SKELDAR PARTNERS WITH LEADING SWEDISH AVIATION TECHNICAL TRAINING SCHOOL AS PART OF AN INITIATIVE TO INCREASE STANDARDS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

    Jul 23, 2019

    Europes leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platforms, UMS SKELDAR, has partnered with the leading Swedish Aviation Technical Training School as part of its expanding training initiatives. In addition, UMS SKELDAR is working with the school to develop the highest quality UAV standards...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES AND QANTAS RECEIVE FINAL APPROVAL ON NEW JOINT VENTURE

    Jul 23, 2019

    A joint venture long in the works between Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines and Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has finally been approved by the Department of Transportation.Initially filed in 2016, the joint venture application initially aimed to bring operations at American Airlines...

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    AIRBUS SCORES FIRST ACH160 ORDER IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Jul 22, 2019

    Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive v...

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    BRITISH AIRWAYS SUSPENDS CAIRO FLIGHTS FOR SECURITY REVIEW

    Jul 22, 2019

    Oneworld carrier British Airways has suspended flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week, to review security.The airline says its services to Cairo will be halted for seven days.BA operates a daily flight from London Heathrow using Boeing 787s.We constantly review our security arrangements at...

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    BLACKHAWK AEROSPACE RECEIVES FAA APPROVAL OF NEW ENGINE UPGRADE PROGRAM FOR THE KING AIR 300

    Jul 22, 2019

    Blackhawk Aerospace is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for both the 14,000 and 12,500 lb. gross weight versions of the King Air 300. This upgrade removes the standard 1050 shaft horsepow...

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    AIRASIA, AIRASIA X TO APPEAL ORDER TO PAY HIGHER PAX CHARGES

    Jul 19, 2019

    AirAsia and AirAsia X are planning to appeal an order from the Malaysian High Court to pay nearly MYR42 million ($10.2 million) in passenger service charges (PSC) and late payment charges to Malaysia Airports (MAHB).The 18 July ruling states that both carriers will have to pay MYR40.7 million in unp...

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    EASYJET NAMES FORMER RYANAIR EXECUTIVE BELLEW AS OPERATIONS CHIEF

    Jul 18, 2019

    UK low-cost carrier EasyJet has appointed former Ryanair executive Peter Bellew as its new chief operating officer, it disclosed today as it reported "robust" third-quarter trading.EasyJet chief Johan Lundgren says Bellew's experience at both low-cost and full-service carriers – ...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES AND JAPAN AIRLINES ADD DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN TOKYO AND LAS VEGAS IN SUPPORT OF CES 2020

    Jul 18, 2019

    American Airlines and Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines (JAL) for the second year are adding direct flights between Tokyo (NRT) and Las Vegas (LAS) to support the high demand for CES 2020. American is also adding nonstop flights from Austin, Texas (AUS), and San Jose, California (SJC), a...

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    CHINA'S CIVIL AVIATION FLEET EXCEEDS 3,700

    Jul 18, 2019

    China had a total of 3,722 civil aircraft at the end of June this year, said the latest statistics released by China civil aviation authorities.China has seen a strengthening civil aviation industry thanks to continuous growth in various aspects, such as the fleet size and total transport turnover, ...

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    WEBCARGO BY FREIGHTOS TO DESIGN ONLINE PORTAL FOR UNITED CARGO

    Jul 17, 2019

    United Cargo will collaborate with WebCargo by Freightos to design and implement a new online portal that will provide its customers expanded on-demand booking, dynamic pricing and real-time updates based on the WebCargo Horizon software-as-a-service platform.The redesigned website and a number of o...

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    STIESDAL TO PRODUCE CHEAP CARBON-NEGATIVE AVIATION FUEL BY 2025

    Jul 17, 2019

    Wind-power pioneer Henrik Stiesdal has begun work on what may be the most ingenuous of his decades worth of inventions carbon-negative aviation fuel.Plenty of carbon-neutral aviation fuels are in the pipeline, including biofuels and synthetic fuels made using green hydrogen, but this would appear to...

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    EMIRATES TO SERVE MEXICO CITY THIS DECEMBER

    Jul 17, 2019

    Emirates is planning to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona starting 9 December.The new route will be operated by a two-class Boeing 777-200LR, with 38 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration in Business Class and 264 in Economy.Flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 0330, arriving ...

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    AIRBALTIC SERVES MORE THAN 500,000 PASSENGERS IN JUNE

    Jul 17, 2019

    Latvian airline airBaltic, during in June 2019, transported 528,449 passengers (approx. 24%) more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Middle East. In June, the carrier reached a 62% market share in Riga and a 22% market...

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    VIETNAM AIRLINES GROUP MAKES USD 2.24 BILLION IN REVENUE

    Jul 17, 2019

    Vietnam Airlines Group earned nearly VND 52 trillion (USD 2.24 billion) in consolidated revenue in the first half of this year, marking a year-on-year increase of 5.5%. Its consolidated pre-tax profit was estimated at VND 1.65 trillion, up 30% compared to the plan.Vietnam Airlines said that continue...

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    DUBAI AIRPORTS MOVES TOWARDS SOLAR-POWERED FUTURE

    Jul 16, 2019

    Dubai Airports and Etihad Energy Services Company have announced the successful installation of a solar energy system comprising 15,000 photovoltaic panels at Dubai International’s Terminal 2 – the largest at any airport in the region.The solar project will generate 7,483,500 Kilowatt ho...

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    THAILAND SEEKING ENDORSEMENT FOR 5 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

    Jul 16, 2019

    The meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Phuket next week marks a new phase in aviation development in Thailand, with authorities planning to ask the UN agency to endorse five more international airports.The three-day Third Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium, from Ju...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC APPOINTS WTA AVIATION AND SWISSPORT FOR ISRAEL CARGO SERVICES

    Jul 16, 2019

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded contracts to WTA Aviation and Swissport in Israel to support the launch and growth of the airline’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, effective September 25. WTA will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo capacity onboar...

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    WESTPORT FIRM BUYS SIKORSKY BLADE REPAIR SHOP

    Jul 15, 2019

    First Aviation Services acquired Aviation Blade Services, a Kissimmee, Fla.-based company that repairs rotor blades used on helicopters manufactured by Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft.Westport-based First Aviation did not state what it paid for ABS, adding it to a portfolio of industry companies i...

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    KISH AIR, OMAN SIGN AGREEMENT TO BOOST COOPERATION IN AVIATION FIELD

    Jul 15, 2019

    On Sunday, Kish Airlines, which operates in Iran's southern tourist hub and free trade zone of Kish Island, and Oman Holding inked a deal to enhance airport services cooperation.During a visit to Oman by the Iranian airline's caretaker, Farzaneh Sharafbafi,both parties decided to promote the...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC CARGO PARTNERS WITH WTA AVIATION AND SWISSPORT FOR NEW DAILY TEL AVIV SERVICES

    Jul 15, 2019

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded contracts to WTA Aviation and Swissport in Israel to support the launch and growth of the airline’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, which commence on 25th September.As one of Israel’s leading air cargo general sales agents, WTA wi...

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    QATAR AIRWAYS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH GE

    Jul 12, 2019

    Qatar Airways and GE Aviation have signed multiple agreements for GE engines. As part of the agreements, Qatar Airways selected the GEnx engine to power its 30 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft along with a TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the engines. ...

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    HAHN AIR WELCOMES EIGHT NEW AIRLINE PARTNERS

    Jul 12, 2019

    Hahn Air, the German airline and distribution specialist, has announced the integration of eight additional airlines into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle companies in the second quarter of 2019. The new additions bring the total number of new partners for this year up to 22...

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    FRANCE WILL BE TAXING AIR TRAVEL IN 2020

    Jul 12, 2019

    France will soon be applying a new tax that will impact airline customers. The new tax is being introduced in the name of protecting the environment. It is expected to bring in $200 million that will be used to support public transportation.

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    CHINA'S CIVIL AVIATION INDUSTRY SEES STEADY GROWTH IN H1

    Jul 11, 2019

    A Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner of Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, arrives at Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, capital of Hungary, June 7, 2019. China has seen continuous development in its civil aviation industry both in terms of its safety performance and compr...

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    VINGROUP TAKES EXPANSION TO THE SKIES WITH NEW AVIATION UNIT

    Jul 11, 2019

    Vingroup, Vietnams largest private conglomerate, has continued its rapid expansion by launching an aviation wing in hopes of becoming the countrys sixth carrier after forays into car and smartphone production.Tuesdays announcement of Vinpearl Air came just weeks after Vingroup inaugurated a factory ...

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    JET AVIATION APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE JET AVIATION DESIGN STUDIO

    Jul 11, 2019

    Jet Aviation announces that Grischa Schmidt has been appointed as the new Senior Director Design Studio, effective immediately. The company’s Design Studio is based in Basel, Switzerland, and includes a team of 16 designers that Schmidt will manage.In his new role, Schmidt reports to Dirk Sapa...

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    EGYPTAIR BEGINS EXPERIMENTAL OPERATIONS IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL AIRPORT

    Jul 10, 2019

    Egypts Ministry of Civil Aviation began its experimental operation in the New Administrative Capital Airport (NAC) on Tuesday with the attendance of Civil Aviation Minister Younis El-Masry  and Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat.In a press conference, the civil aviation ministry revealed that Egy...

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    NEW DIRECT ROUTE BETWEEN SALVADOR AND SANTIAGO SET TO TAKE OFF THIS WINTER

    Jul 10, 2019

    Travelling from Santiago to Salvador will be quicker and more practical as Salvador Bahia Airport and the Municipality of Salvador have concluded an agreement with SKY airlines to operate three weekly flights.Currently, Chile is second in number of tourists to the capital of Bahia, even without a di...

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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    JETBLUE SHARES RISING AFTER ANALYST BOOST

    Jul 09, 2019

    Shares of JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU - Get Report) were higher Monday after a top analyst upgraded the airlines stock.JetBlues stock price rose 1.22% to $19.43 on Monday following Credit Suisses upgrade of the airlines shares to neutral from underperform.Credit Suisse cited strong seasonal leisure ...

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    CLARE AVIATION FACILITY BECOMES FIRST TO TRACK FLIGHTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

    Jul 09, 2019

    A new aviation facility in Co Clare will allow all flights to be tracked around the world for the first time.New technology will allow the Irish Aviation Authority use satellite receivers to track the flights from it's North Atlantic Communications Centre in Ballygirreen.Only 30% of the Earth...

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    SILKAIR INCREASES SINGAPORE-DARWIN FLIGHTS TO DAILY

    Jul 09, 2019

    SilkAir has started operating a daily schedule between Singapore and Darwin with an additional service now flying on Saturdays.The regional wing of Singapore Airlines operates a split schedule to Darwin, with flights on Mondays and Thursdays departing Singapore in the early evening, arriving in Darw...

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    CONTOUR ENTERS INTO NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES

    Jul 08, 2019

    Contour Airlines is making flying out of Beckley easier thanks to new developments at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport.The airline recently announced it is adding a mid-week flight to Tampa, allowing travelers to go to Florida for an extended weekend without having to commit to a week-long trip.A...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC NEW YORK AIRBUS A350 FLIGHTS TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER

    Jul 07, 2019

    This past Friday, we saw Virgin Atlantic open up reservations for its Airbus A350-1000XWB service from London Heathrow to New York JFK. According to RoutesOnline, the service will commence on September 10th. From there, the A350 will operate six weekly flights. At first the flights will have the num...

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    BUDGET 2019 SUGGESTS GREATER ROLE FOR INSURANCE, AVIATION TO REVIVE GROWTH

    Jul 05, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed giving foreign investors a bigger role in India's giant insurance and aviation sectors to help reverse weakening growth and investment that threatens to take the shine off its recent landslide election victory. Finance Minister Nir...

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    GLOBAL NARROW-BODY AIRCRAFT ENGINE MARKET TRENDS, CAGR STATUS AND COST STRUCTURE ANALYSIS BY ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FORECAST TO 2024

    Jul 05, 2019

    The Global Narrow-body Aircraft Engine Market report offers the majority of the latest and newest industry data that covers the overall market situation along with the future possibility for Narrow-body Aircraft Engine market around the globe. The research study includes significant data and also fo...

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    AFRICAN AIRLINES POSTED A 2.1% TRAFFIC RISE IN MAY

    Jul 05, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the rec...

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    CUTTING CORNERS IN AEROSPACE COSTS A FORTUNE

    Jul 05, 2019

    It seems more and more likely the 737 MAX grounding will go well beyond six months and it can approach nine months to a year depending on developments in the next months. The costs to Boeing for the MAX debacle are now approaching the costs of a new aircraft development. The development of a new civ...

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    AVIATION INDUSTRY: ECONOMIC SURVEY FLAGS HIGH TAX REGIME FOR JET FUEL

    Jul 04, 2019

    Unpredictable changes in global crude oil prices were compounded by high domestic tax regime on jet fuel in 2018-19 for the airlines industry, according to the Economic Survey. Jet fuel or Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) accounts for a significant chunk of an airline''s operational costs. The su...

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    EMIRATES LAUNCHES WORLD'S SHORTEST A380 FLIGHTS

    Jul 02, 2019

    Emirates Airline on Tuesday marked the launch of the world’s shortest revenue flight with an Airbus A380 with the arrival of the first twice-daily service to Muscat. Flights EK 862 and EK 864 from Dubai International Airport stretch just 185 nautical miles each way, a distance shorter than the...

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    FROM CONNECTED AVIATION TO CONNECTED ECOSYSTEM

    Jul 02, 2019

    The Paris Air Show is arguably the largest in the aerospace industry, due to the sheer size of industry leaders and exhibitors that participate. The show is also known for having its finger on the pulse of the industry and highlighting the latest trends and innovations for aerospace. This year, one ...

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    A4A, IATA JOIN FORCES ON FLYING’S GREEN MESSAGING

    Jul 02, 2019

    US airline lobbying organization A4A has joined with IATA to communicate the environmental and sustainable efforts initiated by commercial aviation and explain why flying is a responsible transport choice. Airlines are coming under pressure as global concerns grow about carbon emissions and climate ...

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    FLIGHTSAFETY ADDS EFVS TRAINING FOR GULFSTREAMS

    Jul 02, 2019

    FlightSafety International has added enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) touchdown and rollout training for the Gulfstream G280, G450, G500, G550, G600, and G650/650ER. According to FlightSafety, the courses meet FAA training requirements for operators to use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to desce...

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    BOEING IS LAUNCHING ITS LATEST ROUND OF FLIGHT-TESTING

    Jul 02, 2019

    Boeing is launching its latest round of flight-testing to assess new technologies that could address real-world challenges for aircraft operators and passengers from enhancing safety and sustainability to improving the flying experience. The company is debuting a Boeing 777 that will serve as the 20...

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    THE BIGGEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD LAUNCHES IN SEPTEMBER 2019

    Jul 01, 2019

    There’s a new mega airport on the horizon. As the world’s fastest-growing aviation sector, China is set to open Beijing Daxing International Airport in September 2019. The ultra-modern hub will become the biggest airport in the world and a shining showpiece of President Xi Jinping’...

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    AVIATION INDUSTRY MUST GET REAL ABOUT EMISSIONS

    Jul 01, 2019

    The aviation industry says innovation will allow continued growth in a zero-carbon world. It may be right, but it needs to provide more than PR proof points as evidence. The industry’s long-term plans predict 3% annual growth and estimates an annual efficiency improvement of 1.5% from design a...

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    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AVIATION/AEROSPACE ENTITIES TOUT ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR REST OF 2019

    Jul 01, 2019

    Claudia Lewis, interim director of Long Beach Airport, said airline traffic is projected to hit 3.6 million passengers this year, up from the airport’s average of 3.1 million over the past 10 years, but below last year’s record high of nearly 4 million. Lewis attributed the forecasted de...

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    RISE OF A CAPITAL OF AVIATION ECONOMY

    Jul 01, 2019

    On June 17, the Shuangliu District Government of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, hosted its Aviation Economy Special Promotion Conference at the Paris Air Show to showcase Chengdu's business climate and Shuangliu's aviation industry, and to establish a communication and exchange platform f...

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    ISRAEL AVIATION: INVIGORATED BY EU OPEN SKIES – BUT NOT EL AL

    Jul 01, 2019

    On 14-Jun-2019 El Al launched a weekly service from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas, operated by new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The launch to the US city known for its casinos is another throw of the dice in a calculated gamble by Israel's biggest airline to restore profitability and counter ever growing comp...

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    A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW AVIATION PROGRAM PUTS AT-RISK YOUTHS IN THE PILOT’S SEAT

    Jun 30, 2019

    Santa Barbara’s newest flight school of sorts probably isn’t what most people expect. Led by a team of volunteers from throughout the local aviation industry, A Different Point of View aims to engage, inspire and inform at-risk teens with lifelong lessons unlocked through the freedom and...

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    BY 2028, CHINA WILL BE THE WORLD’S LARGEST DOMESTIC AVIATION MARKET

    Jun 27, 2019

    After decades of economic and population growth, China is set to become the world’s largest domestic aviation market by 2028. This is according to leading airframer Boeing. The PRC’s domestic growth will equally be followed by an increase in international outbound demand. China’s s...

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    AIRCRAFT SOFT GOODS MARKET IN REGIONAL JETS SEGMENT IS PROJECTED TO WITNESS A HEALTHY CAGR OVER 6.5% BY 2024

    Jun 27, 2019

    Improvement in airplane interiors to enhance the overall comfort level and aesthetics for passengers will escalate aircraft soft goods market share from 2018 to 2024. Commercial aircrafts will contribute over 85% of the overall revenue share in 2017. The growth can be credited to the expansion of ov...

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    SIGNIFICANT TRENDS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION MARKET TO GROW AT ALL TIME HIGH IN THE FORECAST YEAR 2025

    Jun 27, 2019

    This report on the Global Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Market is a detailed research study that will help to provide answers and related questions related to the industry’s new trends and growth opportunities. The report provides important information about key businesses, such as finan...

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    DVB BANK: AIRCRAFT MARKETABILITY IS A 'MASSIVE' CONSIDERATION FOR LESSORS AND FINANCIERS

    Jun 26, 2019

    DVB Bank SVP deputy head aviation finance APAC Christopher Turner, speaking at the CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit, said (25-Jun-2019) DVB is a "very asset focused" bank and spends a lot of time looking at aircraft assets and their marketability. Mr Turner said that when an aircraft is retu...

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    CAMPAIGN FOR EU-WIDE AVIATION TAX TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE GATHERS PACE

    Jun 26, 2019

    Calls for the introduction of a European Union-wide environmental tax on aviation grew louder last week when ministers from across the bloc met in the Netherlands for a two-day conference on the issue. The airline industry is vehemently opposed to any such move, arguing that making air travel more e...

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    EUROPEAN AIRPORTS PLAN FOR NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS

    Jun 26, 2019

    An organization representing airports in 45 European countries said Wednesday that it plans to get airports to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Airport Council International Europe President Michael Kerkloh told a meeting of 300 aviation officials that the strategy's launch aligns Euro...

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    ΙΑΤΑ: THREE RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOOST THE BENEFITS OF AVIATION IN GREECE

    Jun 25, 2019

    To continue building on the success of its air transport industry, Greece should work to modernize its airspace, keep airport charges under control and expand terminal and runway capacity to meet the upcoming increase in passenger demand, according to a recent study about air transport competitivene...

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    STRICT RULES AS DRONES CAN CAUSE TROUBLE FOR AVIATION

    Jun 25, 2019

    Considering Singapore's busy airspace and densely populated urban environment, tough laws are implemented to ensure that unmanned aircraft are piloted responsibly. And while recreational drone-flying without a permit is allowed, drone pilots must ensure they keep to certain regulations. These ar...

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    AVIATION SECTOR: TURBULENCE IN WAKE OF JET AIRWAYS CLOSURE

    Jun 24, 2019

    The suspension of operations by Jet Airways, the country’s second-largest domestic airline, cast a shadow on the aviation sector’s performance in the last fiscal, with passenger traffic growth falling to a five-year low of 11.6% y-o-y in FY19. Passenger traffic had grown by 12.5-16.5% y-...

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    AVIATION COMPANY BRINGING JOBS TO SALINA

    Jun 24, 2019

    An aviation company is planning to set up shop in Salina, bringing with it 50 jobs initially, and within three years up to 450 jobs. According to officials as the Salina Regional Airport, their largest hangar, Hangar 959, has been leased to 1 Vision Aviation. 1 Vision is currently headquartered in S...

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    KNOXVILLE PILOTS ENCOURAGE CHILDREN'S AVIATION INTEREST THROUGH YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM

    Jun 24, 2019

    Sam Robinson, 68, has flown more than 100 children through the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program. Launched in 1992, the program has given more than 2 million youths 8-17 their first free flights. Its aim is to teach children about aviation. Parents can visit the EAA Knoxvi...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES CEO SAYS POLITICS A FACTOR IN RETURN OF BOEING’S 737 MAX

    Jun 23, 2019

    American Airlines is prepared to further delay returning the Boeing 737 Max to its schedule as regulators review the manufacturer’s safety updates before they allow the planes to fly again, a process that depends on political factors, the airline’s CEO, Doug Parker, told employees. The p...

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    ETIHAD CONDITIONS PROMPTED SBI TO START JET INSOLVENCY PROCESS

    Jun 21, 2019

    State Bank of India (SBI) cites conditions sought by Etihad Airways in relation to its potential investment in grounded carrier Jet Airways as requiring it to move the process into insolvency proceedings. SBI has been leading a consortium of lenders seeking to revive the cash-strapped carrier. But m...

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    WHAT ROUTES COULD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLY WITH THE AIRBUS A321XLR

    Jun 21, 2019

    The US aviation space is abuzz with the news that American Airlines has ordered 50 brand new Airbus A321XLRs at the Paris Air Show. But one question remains on the lips of most readers, where will American deploy these aircraft? Rival JetBlue has placed a similar order and let it slip that they...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION MARKET 2019 WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, NEW ADVANCES IN THE MARKET FROM TOP INVESTORS

    Jun 21, 2019

    This report presents the worldwide Artificial Intelligence in Aviation market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2014-2019 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, regions, types and applications. This study analyzes the market status, market share, growth ra...

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    AIRBUS: SKYWISE GROWTH UNDERSCORES HOW FAST DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS ADVANCING IN AVIATION

    Jun 20, 2019

    CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources. The breadth of our coverage m...

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    AVIATION TO TELECOM: NEW ACCOUNTING NORMS MAY ALTER DEBT MATH OF COMPANIES

    Jun 19, 2019

    A change in accounting norms--visible in results from the current quarter--may result in significant changes to the way debt, profits, and key financial ratios are calculated. The impact could affect already indebted sectors such as telecom, and could necessitate changes to covenants surrounding the...

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    GE AVIATION BRINGS ASSET TRANSFER SYSTEM TO AVIATION PLC

    Jun 19, 2019

    GE Aviation signed an agreement with Aviation PLC to provide its AirVault Asset Transfer System for the lessor’s fleet. GE Aviation (Chalet A144) will begin implementing the digital asset documentation this month and anticipates to have the system in place across the lessor’s fleet by ye...

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    NORTHSTAR’S (NEIK) STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENTERING THE WORLDWIDE AVIATION MANUFACTURE AND SALES ARENA, WITH PROJECTED ANNUAL REVENUE TO TOP USD34 MILLION

    Jun 19, 2019

    Northstar is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with a global leader in the aerospace industry, to enable a cashless acquisition of worldwide rights for a family of single engine Turbo-Prop industrial aircraft. Northstar is now working with that company to secure the approval of thi...

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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    AEROSPACE INDUSTRY CTOS COOPERATE TO DRIVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AVIATION

    Jun 18, 2019

    Aviation connects our world by efficiently and rapidly moving people, opening new economic opportunities and transporting food and goods all over our planet. Aviation promotes global understanding, generating rich cultural exchanges and thereby contributing to peaceful co-existence. At the same time...

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    TEI INVESTS IN GE ADDITIVE 3D PRINTING TO SUPPORT TURKISH AVIATION INDUSTRY

    Jun 18, 2019

    At the 2019 Paris Air Show, award-winning OEM GE Additive has announced that TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI), an aircraft engine part manufacturer based in Turkey, has invested in four of its Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing machines. Specifically, TEI has purchased two o...

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    BOEING INVESTS $1 MILLION IN BRAZIL’S SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL INDUSTRY

    Jun 17, 2019

    Boeing will invest in Brazil’s efforts to establish a sustainable aviation fuel industry. The investment will focus on initiatives that maximize social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities engaged in the development of feedstock that can be used to produce sustainable avia...

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    AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA SETS OUT PLAN TO REDUCE AVIATION CHARGES

    Jun 17, 2019

    Following a price freeze in 2015, beginning in July 2019 Airservices Australia will reduce aviation charges to lower operational costs for the industry. Airservices Australia have decided to reduce aviation charges for the first time in an attempt to minimise operational costs for the airline indust...

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    AIRBUS BETS MICROSOFT MIXED REALITY WILL BOOST AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

    Jun 17, 2019

    Airbus, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, announced Monday it plans to ramp up production in coming decades with help from hologram-based virtual reality technology developed by Microsoft. Netherlands-based Airbus says it will equip some of its aircraft and equipment designers...

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    UBER AIR SHAPES AS NEW VEHICLE FOR AVIATION COVER

    Jun 17, 2019

    Uber’s bold Uber Air flying taxi proposition could be treated much like helicopter use by underwriters in the first instance, but technical advancements will open new opportunities for aviation insurers, experts say. Melbourne is one of three cities selected for a trial and launch of the aeria...

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    PPG COMPLETES COLORFUL COMMUNITIES PROJECT AT INFINITY SCIENCE CENTER IN MISSISSIPPI

    Jun 17, 2019

    PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project that helped revitalize the Saturn V first-stage booster, referred to as S-IC-15, on display at INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi. The project brought together nearly 50 employee volunteers from PPG...


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    AVIATION'S ELECTRIC FUTURE LANDS AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW

    Jun 16, 2019

    The electric revolution is making its mark at this year’s Paris Air Show with industry giants such as Airbus to nascent developers such as Eviation highlighting technologies that include electric aircraft, urban air mobility vehicles, and autonomous advancements. Their arrival at the show sign...

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    EVIATION COMPLETES PROTOTYPE OF ALICE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

    Jun 16, 2019

    Eviation (Chalet 282, Static B8) is unveiling a prototype electric aircraft at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft is designed to revolutionize regional commuting when certified in around 2021, according to the Israel-based company.  Omer Bar-Yohay, Eviation CEO and co-founder, said he founded the...

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    UBER BEGINS TALKS WITH GOVT TO BUILD AERIAL MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FLYING TAXIS

    Jun 14, 2019

    After riding Uber cabs, now flying in Uber Air Taxis may become a reality in the coming years. Uber has initiaited discussions with the Indian government to allow it to ply air taxis in India, as per a report in Economic Times. Uber has chosen Japan, France, Brazil and Australia, apart from India to...

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    UBER AIR HOPES TO LAUNCH MELBOURNE AIR SERVICES IN 2023

    Jun 13, 2019

    Uber, the famous ridesharing app, is about to open the skies for regular folks with the launch of Uber Air; Flying ride-share taxis ready to whisk you away at the push of a button. The silicon valley giant Uber is planning on launching an ‘air-taxi’ service in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Me...

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    MOVING INTO A NEW AGE OF AIRPORT GATE MANAGEMENT

    Jun 12, 2019

    With gate sharing between airlines on the increase, airports are turning to intelligent automation systems to help them assign gates for the smoothest journey – and most efficient throughput. As traveller numbers surge, airports are reconsidering long-term terminal leasing agreements with airl...

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    AVIATION BALANCES TECHNOLOGY AND EMISSIONS

    Jun 12, 2019

    Aircraft makers have made significant progress in making airplanes more fuel efficient. But those gains have been drowned out by the simultaneous boom in air traffic. There's no sign of that trend reversing anytime soon — and that's putting pressure on policymakers and activists to cut...

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    $179.5M MILITARY AVIATION SENSORS & SWITCHES MARKET DRIVEN BY INCREASING DEMAND FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND UAV APPLICATIONS

    Jun 12, 2019

    Forecasts Within Aircraft Connectivity by Sensor Type (Proximity Sensors, Position Sensors, Speed Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Angle of Attack Sensors, Field Switches), by Application (Fighter Aircraft, Transport Aircraft, Training Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, Space), by End Uses (E...

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    NEW AVIATION MEDICAL CENTRE FOR PILOTS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS LAUNCHED

    Jun 11, 2019

    Hypoxia, a condition where your body doesn't receive enough oxygen, is just one of the many health risks that pilots face on the job. In a safety critical industry like aviation, such health complications can cost many lives. To support the health needs of Singapore’s aviation workforce, a...

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    WICHITA STATE AVIATION RESEARCHERS WIN $23.5 MILLION AIR FORCE CONTRACT

    Jun 11, 2019

    A new aviation research lab at Wichita State University will take the lead on a program that has been awarded a $23.5 million Air Force contract. The National Institute for Aviation Research at WSU won the contract for fleet sustainment, the university said in a news release. The new Advanced Techno...

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    RYANAIR TO ESTABLISH MALTA AIR – A NEW AIRLINE IN MALTA

    Jun 10, 2019

    On Sunday, Times of Malta has announced that Ryanair is establishing one more subsidiary airline. This time it’s located in Malta and will be named Malta Air. The new company will follow the same business model as its parent and will offer low-cost flights to and from the island. While the con...

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    PRESSURE MOUNTS ON AVIATION INDUSTRY OVER CLIMATE CHANGE

    Jun 09, 2019

    Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is "hellbent" on reducing emissions—but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach. In recent months climate activists have stepped up efforts to ...

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    GOVT PURSUING EFFORTS TO SET UP SECOND AIRPORT IN MAJOR CITIES

    Jun 09, 2019

    Seoul: To meet rising passenger demand, the civil aviation ministry is pursuing efforts to have a second airport in major cities and requesting state governments to reserve land for building the aerodromes, according to a senior official. Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Guruprasad Mohapat...

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    HYBRID ELECTRIC CESSNA PLANE TAKES FIRST FLIGHT IN CALIFORNIA

    Jun 07, 2019

    A converted Cessna hybrid electric plane has taken its maiden flight above the skies of southern California, in what may prove to be a significant moment for the future of the global aviation industry. Aviation is a major contributor to transport emissions – in Australia it is the among the fa...

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    U.S. AIR FORCE’S NEWEST REFUELING TANKER MADE ITS FIRST MID-AIR CONNECTION WITH B-2 SPIRIT

    Jun 06, 2019

    The U.S. Air Force has announced on Wednesday that its newest refueling tanker completed yet another milestone. According to a statement released by the Air Force, the KC-46 Pegasus made its first mid-air connection with the B-2 Spirit in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently. ...

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    UNITED MARKS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY WITH ECO-FRIENDLY FLIGHT

    Jun 06, 2019

    United Airlines says its “Flight for the Planet” on World Environment Day is the first commercial flight marked by a combination of sustainable aviation biofuel, zero cabin waste, carbon offsetting and operational efficiencies. The milestone flight on Wednesday (US time) was UA 312 from ...

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    DOMESTIC AIRLINES TO POST UPTO $700 MN PROFIT, SAYS AVIATION CONSULTANCY

    Jun 06, 2019

    India will see negative to low single digit air traffic growth in FY20, but could see airlines report industry-wide net profit of upto $700 million, aviation consultancy CAPA said in its report on Thursday. This would be first industry-wide net profit for airlines in India since 2003, it said. In Fe...

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    CIVIL AVIATION IN MONACO ENTERS THE DIGITAL ERA

    Jun 06, 2019

    On 3 June, the Civil Aviation Authority and Air Space Drone presented a preview of the FlySafe programme in Monaco. This unmanned traffic management (UTM) system will make it possible, from 17 June, to identify and monitor all flights of drones authorised to fly in the Principality, and to take civi...

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    OUTLINING TAP AIR PORTUGAL’S NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION STRATEGY

    Jun 05, 2019

    TAP Air Portugal is currently undergoing a significant transformation strategy that gears towards transporting passengers between North America, Europe and North Africa through Portugal. Since the carrier’s partial privatization in 2015, JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman has been involved...

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    KLM AIRLINES TO FLY V-SHAPED PLANES

    Jun 05, 2019

    The future of air mobility is in electric innovations. Airline companies save more money from the costly fuel-burning engines found in conventional aircraft, and most importantly, there’s lesser carbon footprint in the process. However, as electric technology in planes is under development, KL...

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    AIRCRAFT SWITCHES MARKET WORTH $2.6 BILLION BY 2025

    Jun 05, 2019

    According to the new market research report "Aircraft Switches Market by End-User (OEM, Aftermarket), Application (Cockpit, Cabin, Engine & APU, Aircraft Systems, Avionics), Type (Manual, Automatic), Platform (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025", published b...

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    LEADING EUROPEAN ANALYST FIRM OVUM NAMES MADISON LOGIC A “LEADER” IN THEIR REPORT ON ACCOUNT BASED MARKETING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that Ovum, a market-leading data, research and consulting business headquartered in the U.K., named Madison Logic a “Leader” in the Ovum Market Radar: Account-Based Marketing report. Ovum recognized...

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    JAL TO DEEPEN TIES WITH MALAYSIA AIRLINES

    Jun 03, 2019

    Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) may expand a joint venture with Malaysia Airlines to cover US flights and other Asian routes in the future, the Japanese carrier’s president said.The pair signed a memorandum of understanding for a JV on Malaysia-Japan flights on May 27, but JAL President Yuji Akasa...

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    ALLEGIANT SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL AIRLINE PARTNER

    Jun 03, 2019

    FC Cincinnati and Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) have entered into a multiple-year agreement during which Allegiant will be the club’s Official Airline Partner.The cornerstone agreement includes club and stadium assets – both at Nippert Stadium in 2019 and 2020 and at West End Stadium starting...

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    SEBRING CANCELS US SPORT AVIATION EXPO

    May 31, 2019

    The annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo hosted at Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport since 2003 has been canceled effective immediately, the airport authority announced May 30. A farewell message posted on the official website thanked attendees for “15 incredible years” after the Janua...


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    LUNAR MODULE HOW DO YOU LAND ON THE MOON?

    May 31, 2019

    North American's Moon lander was ugly and "buglike," but Neil Armstrong and five additional missions used it to safely touch down on the surface. When NASA began working out the details of how to land on the Moon, the mission involved one spacecraft, not two. But when the agency change...


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    DESPITE SETBACKS, AVIATION IS CHANGING FAST

    May 30, 2019

    It must continue to balance conservatism and innovation, writes Geoffrey CarrOn march 10th a Boeing 737 max, the latest version of that firm’s bestselling narrow-bodied airliner, fell from the sky in Ethiopia. All 157 souls on board were lost. This followed the crash off the coast of Java, les...


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    INTENSE AIR DEFENSE ACTIVITY: ACCORDING TO SCRAMBLE IN TWO DAYS FOR ITALIAN FIGHTERS

    May 30, 2019

    Two Eurofighter fighters of the 36th Air Force Wing, in alarm service, flew up this morning from the Gioia del Colle air base (BA) to intercept an ATR 42 600 aircraft from the Japanese airline Japan Air Commuter in flight in the national airspace, started from Toulouse (France) and headed to Herakli...


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    GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION MARKET 2019

    May 29, 2019

    The global “Artificial Intelligence in Aviation” market report includes a scrupulous analysis of the Artificial Intelligence in Aviation market in the forecasted period. It also assesses the Artificial Intelligence in Aviation market in terms of topography, technology, and consumers. The...


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    GRAPHITIC CARBON FOAM FOR AVIATION MARKET 2019 POCO, KOPPERS, CFOAM

    May 29, 2019

    Report represents a comprehensive study of the Graphitic Carbon Foam for Aviation Market. It consists of growth rate for the forecast period. The global report sums up by providing the estimated development of Graphitic Carbon Foam for Aviation market in near future. It also involves driving factors...


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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    INDIGO PARENT INTERGLOBE AVIATION POSTS 93% DECLINE IN NET PROFIT AT RS 156.10 CRORE IN FY19; REVENUE UP 23%

    May 27, 2019

    InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of IndiGo airline, has concluded the financial year 2018-19 with decline in top and bottom line growth, dented by high fuel prices, weak rupee and intense competitive environment.  "The aviation company has reported a sharp decline of 93 per cent in ...

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    FAR-REACHING EFFECTS: NEW EU AVIATION FUEL TAX WILL SEND AIRFARES SOARING

    May 27, 2019

    The European Commission is considering aviation fuel tax that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 11 percent and have a “negligible” impact on jobs and the economy. But experts say that it will have far-reaching effects. According to a leaked EC report, taxing aviation kerosene sol...

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    AIRBUS DELIVERS FIRST A330NEO TO DELTA AIR LINES

    May 25, 2019

    After becoming the launch customer for the Airbus A330neo in 2014, Delta Air Lines has now taken delivery of their first example. The aircraft, an Airbus A330-900, serial number 1915, registration N401DZ, is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and is the first of 35 the Atlanta, Georgia-ba...

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    AUTOMATION IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY - THE FUTURE IS AUTOMATED

    May 24, 2019

    In recent years, the aviation industry has gone through a lot of turning points to enhance the services it provided.  From enhancing the inflight experience of passengers with luxurious cabins that remind us of a hotel room to providing inflight entertainment services to the customers, the avia...

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    GLOBAL AVIATION REGULATORS MEET TO CONSIDER TIMETABLE FOR BOEING'S 737 MAX

    May 23, 2019

    How will aviation authorities around the world go about certifying Boeing's 737 Max as airworthy again? How soon can the troubled plane be cleared to fly passengers again? Those are the central questions up for discussion as about five dozen aviation safety officials representing more than 33 co...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION MARKET RESEARCH INSIGHTS WITH MICRON, SAMSUNG, INTEL, NVIDIA, IBM, XILINX AND MORE

    May 23, 2019

    This report presents a comprehensive summary, market shares, and growth opportunities of artificial intelligence in aviation Market by product kind, application, key makers and key regions. It strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth methods. Global Market is ex...

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    PPG LAUNCHES PAINTS WITH PURPOSE

    May 23, 2019

    PPG (NYSE: PPG) today launched its Paints with Purpose campaign, which will showcase the many unexpected applications of next-generation paint and coatings technologies. These include paints that can cool the temperature of asphalt on a hot day to protect a puppy’s sensitive paws; coatings tha...


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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    NASA FUNDS AVIATION RESEARCH ON NEW FUEL CONCEPT FEATURING LIQUID HYDROGEN

    May 22, 2019

    NASA is funding a project to develop a new approach for a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method. NASA will provide $6 million over the course of three years to fund CHEETA - the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies fo...

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    EUROCONTROL, GSA WORKING TO COORDINATE AVIATION R&D, STANDARDIZE REGULATIONS

    May 22, 2019

    The European GNSS Agency (GSA) together with air traffic management organization EUROCONTROL jointly held the 16th meeting of the RNP Approach Implementation Support Group (RAISG) together with the Aviation Grants program workshop at the GSA’s Prague headquarters. The two-day meeting last mont...

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    AMERICAN YET TO REALISE US AIRWAYS MERGER BENEFITS

    May 21, 2019

    American Airlines may have yet to realise the full revenue benefits of its 2013 merger with US Airways, suggests Moody's Investors Service in a new report. "American's inferior operating margins imply that the company has yet to capture the operating benefits of the 2013 merger with US ...

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    BRAZIL LOWER HOUSE VOTES TO ALLOW FOREIGN AIRLINES IN DOMESTIC MARKET

    May 21, 2019

    Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market. The chamber approved the original text of a decree issued by for...

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    BRINGING INNOVATION TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

    May 20, 2019

    Last week, the air traffic control community came together in Atlantic City, NJ for the ATCA Tech Symposium to focus on the latest technology, research, and services driving innovation in the industry. From bolstering the workforce by encouraging more women to join the aviation community, to pr...

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    PERFECT FLIGHT ACROSS SWEDEN SHOWCASES AVIATION EFFICIENCY

    May 20, 2019

    A collaboration between Neste, Air BP, and Braathen's Regional Airlines fuelled a pioneering low-carbon commercial flight across Sweden on Friday. Sevety-two passengers travelling from Halmstad to Stockholm experienced the 'perfect flight' on Friday, as the aviation industry pooled its e...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION AND TRAVEL

    May 20, 2019

    The implementation of Artificial Intelligence has been a game changer for commercial aviation, bringing in notable changes in the procedure of managing flights today. The world’s pioneering airliner service providers are now deploying AI technologies and tools to deliver a more customized trav...

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    HOLLAND PROPOSES A NEW AVIATION TAX

    May 19, 2019

    The Dutch government is moving forward with legislation for a new aviation tax on passenger and cargo flights departing from Dutch airports starting in 2021. The country has been lobbying the European Union for this tax for quite some time and while it continues to lobby the bureaucrats in Brussels ...

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    TEXTRON AVIATION SHOWCASES FIRST LATITUDE AIR AMBULANCE

    May 19, 2019

    Textron Aviation (Booth V19) and Babcock International are showcasing the first midsize Cessna Citation Latitude configured for air ambulance operations this week at EBACE 2019. The special mission business jet on static display (SD405) is part of an 11-aircraft order by Babcock Scandinavian Air Amb...

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    AVIATION OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM MARKET REPORT – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE

    May 19, 2019

    The “Aviation Oxygen Supply System Market” has its complete summary provided in such a pattern that the reading is enough to get the gist of the vital information mentioned in the report. Factors such as .product distribution, product demand, financial growth, growth benefits, business f...

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    AS COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT TAKES OFF, THE AVIATION INDUSTRY GETS PROTECTIVE OF AIRSPACE

    May 16, 2019

    For decades, airplanes and rockets have shared the skies in peace — but recently, satellite launches have started to irk the aviation industry. Whenever a rocket soars to space, it must pass through the airspace that thousands of pilots fly through every day, sometimes causing planes to rerout...

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    CSR: AVIATION INDUSTRY UNDER PRESSURE TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

    May 16, 2019

    The Aviation industry that was once synonymous to innovation and progress is now lagging way behind in terms of innovation to curb the carbon emissions. The aviation industry contributes to 2% of the world’s global emissions. While the popularity of products and services causing emissions is r...

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    IATA PROVIDES THREE SUGGESTIONS TO BOOST AVIATION BENEFITS IN FRANCE

    May 16, 2019

    Three key ways in which France can reap more benefits from aviation have been highlighted, including economic regulation reform and the implementation of an ATM strategy. IATA have said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could ge...

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    MANAGING AIRCRAFT NOISE CRITICAL TO AVIATION INDUSTRY GROWTH: ACI

    May 15, 2019

    As the aviation industry prepares to accommodate growth in air service demand, Airports Council International (ACI) World has emphasized that limiting or reducing the nuisance of significant aircraft noise remains a key priority for airports and aviation stakeholders. At the Air Transport Action Gro...

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    SHIPPING COMPANY HUBLINE VENTURES INTO AVIATION VIA LAYANG LAYANG AEROSPACE

    May 15, 2019

    Hubline Bhd, a Bursa Malaysia-listed company primarily involved in the shipping industry, has branched out into the aviation industry with the completion of the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Layang Layang Aerospace Sdn Bhd. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said it had bought a co...

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    GOVERNMENT TO DECIDE ON JET AIRWAYS' INTERNATIONAL FLYING RIGHTS SOON

    May 15, 2019

    Sixteen Boeing 737s that were once in Jet Airways’ fleet are now flying for SpiceJet. And is also going to induct some ex-Jet Boeings. Aviation secretary P S Kharola, who is trying to ensure airfares return to affordable levels, said Vistara has applied for operating Boeing aircraft in its fle...

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    SKYGUIDE, AIRMAP PARTNERS IN SWISS DRONE AIRSPACE DEMO

    May 15, 2019

    Swiss air navigation service provider Skyguide and drone airspace management platform AirMap will launch the trial phase of automated flight authorizations and other U-space services for drones using Swiss airspace. Skyguide plans to officially launch the Swiss U-space next month. The trial phase fo...

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    ​THAI AIRASIA PARENT Q1 OPERATING PROFIT HALVES

    May 13, 2019

    The parent company of Thai Airasia, Asia Aviation, first quarter operating profit fell 46% to Bt1.1 billion ($34.7 million). Revenue for the quarter ended 31 March was flat at Bt11.6 billion, but expenses rose 10% to Bt10.5 billion. Net profit fell 50% to Bt497million. The company says that fuel cos...

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    NIGERIA MOVES TO ENHANCE AVIATION SAFETY

    May 13, 2019

    The federal government has signed a hosting agreement with  Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organisation (BAGASOO),  to enhance aviation safety among  member states. Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama signed the agreement on behalf of the federal government , whi...

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    CENTRAL ASIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY FACES UP TO NEW CHALLENGES

    May 13, 2019

    Governments of central Asian nations will only unleash the full economic power of their aviation potential, through the essential ingredients of increased connectivity and transparency, a round-table conference of the region’s airline chief executives has been urged. A modernised and more...

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    CARBON BRAKES MARKET GROWTH HAS ATTRIBUTED TO AVIATION SECTOR EXPANSION| GLOBAL INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AND PROMINENT PLAYERS REVIEW 2023

    May 13, 2019

    Aircraft Carbon Brakes Market Research Report 2019: Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Opportunity Assessment, Regional Analysis and Segmentation By Aircraft Type (Fixed-Wing (Narrow-body, Wide-body), Rotary-wing)), by End-User (OEM, Aftermarket), by Material (PAN, Rayon/Petroleum Pitch), Manu...

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    START-UP GREAT DANE SHOWS OFF FIRST AIRCRAFT

    May 13, 2019

    Start-up regional carrier Great Dane Airlines has shown off its first aircraft, an Embraer 195 newly painted in the Danish operator’s livery. The aircraft (EI-GGC) – a 2008 airframe with serial number 213 – was formerly used by Flybe. It is owned by the Cayman Islands-based lessor ...

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    COULD AVIATION EVER BE LESS POLLUTING

    May 10, 2019

    The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions, yet air travel continues to grow in popularity around the world. Can technological innovation help square this circle, or should we simply fly less often? Once a byword for innovation and progress, many people now view aviation as d...

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    TURKISH AVIATION INDUSTRY AIMS TO IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAIN, INCREASE EXPORTS

    May 10, 2019

    The Turkish aviation industry has recorded exponential growth in the last two decades with more local suppliers for global players in addition to increasing the number of airports and passengers. To support aviation exporters who provide parts and maintenance work for global aviation giants, the Tra...

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    AVIATION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM TO BRING TRAINING AND POTENTIAL JOBS TO COMMUNITY

    May 09, 2019

    On Monday, May 6, news conferences were held at Central Kentucky Regional Airport in Richmond, London-Corbin Airport, Wendell H. Ford Regional Airport in Chavies and Big Sandy Regional Airport in Debord to announce the launch of the Kentucky Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Training ...

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    BOMBARDIER RESTRUCTURES ITS AVIATION BUSINESS

    May 09, 2019

    Bombardier has begun a restructuring process in which it will merge its business and commercial aviation business into a single group, Bombardier Aviation. In addition to this change, the Canadian company announced that it intends to sell its aerospace factories in Casablanca, Morocco, and in Belfas...

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    AEROSPACE AVIATION FUELS MARKET IS SET TO EXPERIENCE REVOLUTIONARY GROWTH BY 2027

    May 08, 2019

    Aerospace aviation fuels are specialized fuels based on petroleum that are utilized to power aircrafts. Aerospace aviation fuels are generally of higher quality as compared to fuels used in road transport or heating applications. Earlier, conventional fuels such as jet fuels and aviation gasoline, e...

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    ICAO PRESIDENT DISCUSSES THE ACCELERATING PROGRESS OF AVIATION INNOVATIONS

    May 08, 2019

    During his recent European mission, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu met with air transport leaders to discuss matters relating to aviation training, human resources development, the next generation of aviation professionals, the accelerating progress of new aircraft and air services...

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    GANSU CIVIL AVIATION AIRPORT GROUP HANDLES 201,200 PAX OVER 2019 LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY

    May 07, 2019

    CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources. The breadth of our coverage m...

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    GLOBAL MILITARY AND CIVIL AVIATION PASSIVE RADAR MARKET INSIGHTS REPORT 2019

    May 07, 2019

    The report Global Military and Civil Aviation Passive Radar Market intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment evaluation. Besides, the report also identifies and analyses the emerging trends along with major drivers, challenges and opportunitie...

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    INTERNATIONAL GROWTH PUSHES JEJU AIR Q1 PROFIT UP 25%

    May 07, 2019

    Jeju Air has pointed to solid growth of its international network as the key driver of a 25% increase in its first quarter operating profit to a record KRW57.8 billion ($49.5 million). Revenue for the three months to the end of March rose 27% to W391 billion, driven by growth in its Chinese and Sout...

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    SCOTLAND DROPS AVIATION TAX CUT PLANS AFTER DECLARING CLIMATE EMERGENCY

    May 07, 2019

    The Scottish government has dropped controversial plans to cut its taxes on aviation after Nicola Sturgeon declared last week the world faces a climate emergency. Roseanna Cunningham, the Scottish environment secretary, said cutting air passenger duty would be incompatible with its new pledge to cut...

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    WHAT WILL EUROPEAN AVIATION LOOK LIKE IN 2050

    May 07, 2019

    Since the first flight in 1903, the aviation industry hasn’t stopped evolving. As such, this pattern is set to continue into the foreseeable future. However, with a global emphasis on low carbon travel and issues of airport crowding to contend with, how is the next 30 years going to pan out in...

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    BOC AVIATION MOVES ON THREE MORE JET AIRWAYS 737S

    May 06, 2019

    The requests cover MSNs 39057, 39062 and 39064, which are all owned by the company or its Irish subsidiary. It follows requests filed by the lessor with India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation on 29 April to deregister two other 737s - MSNs 39061 and 39058 – that it owns. ...

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    NJ-BASED JET AVIATION TO DEVELOP FBO AND TENANT HANGER IN ARIZONA

    May 06, 2019

    Locally-based Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has acquired a stake in Scottsdale Jet Center and intends to build and operate a new state-of-the-art Jet Aviation branded fixed-base operator and tenant hangar at Scottsdale Airport in late 2020. The new facility will c...

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    AVIATION INDUSTRY REPORTS STRONG BUSINESS, EXPANSION AT LONG BEACH AIRPORT

    May 06, 2019

    The Long Beach Airport (LGB) serves not only as a regional nexus for domestic travelers, but also as a major commercial hub. According to Interim Director Claudia Lewis, LGB and the businesses that lease space on its property generate $360 million in state and local tax revenues, and $790 million in...

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    MADISON LOGIC UNVEILS NEW DATA CLOUD TO ACCELERATE ABM FOR B2B ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY

    May 06, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announces the launch of the ML Data Cloud, powering cutting-edge ABM to accelerate your pipeline and convert your best accounts faster. With state-of-the-art architecture, rich data, and a robust data gateway, the ML Dat...

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    BRAND NEW AVIATION HUB TO ADD MORE SHINE TO JEWAR AIRPORT

    May 05, 2019

    The proposed Jewar airport near Noida which is likely to be opened by March 2023 will also see development of an aviation hub in the vicinity. Multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young has already submitted a project report on the aviation hub to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Dev...

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    US THREATENS TO HALT GROUND OPERATIONS OF INDIAN AIRLINES.

    May 03, 2019

    The United States has threatened to prohibit Indian carriers from conducting ground handling in that country in retaliation to India not allowing foreign airlines similar operations here.

    The US has sought detailed filing of all ground operations from Indian carriers by July 1, multip...

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    PPG NAMES VP ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS FOR U.S., CANADA

    May 02, 2019

    PPG has named Jaime Irick as vice president, architectural coatings for the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Irick will succeed Dave Cole who will retire effective July 31, the company said. PPG’s architectural coatings include consumer paint brands such as Glidden, Olympic and PPG Paints. Mr. Irick was f...


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    AVIATION INDUSTRY MAY SEE SHORT TERM SALARY CORRECTION - HEADHUNTERS

    Apr 30, 2019

    With the grounding of Jet Airways leaving tens of hundreds of trained staff up for grabs, there can be a short-term salary correction in the industry, as there are not enough jobs in the market due to the supply glut, say headhunters.

    Teetering for months, the full service a...

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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    GOOGLE'S WING AVIATION GETS FAA OK FOR DRONE DELIVERIES

    Apr 24, 2019

    Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing can operate co...

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    ALPHABET'S WING AVIATION GETS FAA APPROVAL FOR DRONE DELIVERY

    Apr 24, 2019

    Alphabet's Wing Aviation has been cleared for take off as the first drone company granted an Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This will allow it to begin drone delivery from commercial businesses to personal residences, the company announced Tuesday. Wing...

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    JET AVIATION INTEGRATES HAWKER PACIFIC SINGAPORE

    Apr 24, 2019

    The Hawker Pacific operations at Singapore Seletar Airport have been successfully integrated into Jet Aviation, following its acquisition of Hawker Pacific in May 2018. The two companies operated adjacent MRO and FBO facilities at the Singapore airport.As a single unified company, Jet Aviation&rsquo...

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    HONG KONG AIRLINES CONFIRMS IT WAS SERVED COURT ORDERS

    Apr 23, 2019

    The airline confirms that it has received the orders, but adds in a statement that the orders are temporary, “pending further confirmation by the court and are subject to change.In any event, they do not affect the day-to-day operations of the airline,” HKA adds.It did not add who brough...

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    ​SEOUL MANDATES MASSIVE CREDIT PACKAGE FOR ASIANA

    Apr 23, 2019

    Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance confirms that creditors plan to buy W500 billion in Asiana perpetual bonds, and extend the embattled carrier a KRW800 billion credit line. Plans appear to be at a preliminary stage. It is not yet clear where the additional W300 billion will come from. Th...

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    AVIATION MINISTRY TRIES TO ALLAY LENDER WORRIES, SAYS WILL PROTECT JET AIRWAYS SLOTS

    Apr 23, 2019

    According to the press release by ministry of civil aviation, the government has decided to allocate some of the slots vacated by Jet Airways to other airlines on a purely temporary basis for a period of three months. To ensure that the slots are allocated in a most and equitable and transparent man...

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    DOZENS OF WARSHIPS AND AIRCRAFT: GENERAL STAFF ELABORATES ON SCALE SEA BREEZE 2019 EXERCISE

    Apr 23, 2019

    About 30 warships, 30 aircraft, and more than 900 Marines from different countries are planning to take part in the Ukrainian-U.S. exercises Sea Breeze 2019. According to the press service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the final conference on the planning of Sea Breeze 2019 in ...

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    AVIATION MINISTRY SAYS JET AIRWAYS’S SLOT ALLOCATION TO OTHERS ONLY TEMPORARY

    Apr 23, 2019

    Allaying apprehensions of the grounded carrier Jet Airways on its vacant slots, the aviation ministry on Tuesday said they are being allocated to other airlines purely on “temporary basis” and once the airline resumes operations, these slots will be returned. The ministry also assured Je...

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    SILVER AIRWAYS BEGINS ATR 42-600 FLIGHTS

    Apr 22, 2019

    ATR has delivered three ATR 42-600s to Silver with another five due this year, the airline says. Silver also plans to take up to three ATR 72-600s in 2019 pending regulator approval.The carrier has commitments to purchase up to 50 ATR turboprops. It plans to eventually replace its fleet of 21 Saab 3...

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    UNITED PLANNED UP TO 110 737 MAX FLIGHTS BY END-2019

    Apr 22, 2019

    With 14 aircraft that was something that we could manage for a month or two, given some of the flexibility we have in our maintenance plans," said Greg Hart, chief operating officer of United, during a quarterly earnings call on 17 April. "But beyond that, it gets really tough to manage.Am...

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    SPICEJET, EMIRATES INK CODESHARE PACT

    Apr 22, 2019

    Subject to regulatory approvals, SpiceJet passengers will be able to connect on to European services operated by Emirates, such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, and Paris. The codeshare would then be extended to other destinations in the Americas and the Middle East.Emirates will meanwhi...

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    MALAYSIA'S FIREFLY RESUMES SINGAPORE OPS AFTER AIRSPACE DISPUTE

    Apr 22, 2019

    In a media statement, Seletar operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) says the carrier will initially fly twice-daily between Subang and Singapore until 28 April, before operating six-daily services from 29 April.CAG notes that Seletar's new passenger terminal, which commenced operations in November...

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    OMAN AVIATION GROUP UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY, STRATEGY

    Apr 22, 2019

    Oman Aviation Group unveiled its brand identity and strategy at an event held on Monday. It was held under the auspices of H E Darwish bin Ismail al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs.  The move comes as part of the company’s efforts to highlight Oman’s emerging sig...

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    WASHINGTON NATIONAL SET TO OPEN FIRST PIECE OF $1BN EXPANSION

    Apr 18, 2019

    We're moving very fast," says Greg Trojan, project environmental health and safety manager at Turner Construction, on a tour of the new ramp for FlightGlobal. Turner is contracted to build the new concourse.The concourse is part of the larger $1 billion Project Journey works that also inclu...

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    PICTURES: THE LEASED JETS BACKFILLING FOR LOST 737 MAX CAPACITY

    Apr 18, 2019

    As operators across the world scramble to fill capacity gaps created by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, we present this gallery of aircraft that have been drafted into affected fleets. Enter Air has taken two Boeing 737-800s (including OM-GTF from Slovak charter operator Go2Sky, pictured above ...

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    ​AIRASIA’S VIETNAM DREAM HITS THE ROCKS – AGAIN

    Apr 18, 2019

    The Company wishes to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary AirAsia Investment Limited, together with Gumin Company Limited and Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company, have amicably agreed to terminate and release each other from all obligations under the transaction agreements in relation to the p...

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    AMERICAN A321 SUFFERS ‘UN-COMMANDED’ ROLL DURING TAKEOFF INCIDENT

    Apr 17, 2019

    The aircraft took off from the airport at about 20:40 local time, bound for Los Angeles as American flight 300. When we departed… strong roll to the left… as we climbed out,” the pilot told air traffic controllers shortly after takeoff, according to an audio recording from LiveAT...

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    INDIA'S JET THE LATEST TO HIT TROUBLE IN TOUGH YEAR FOR AIRLINES

    Apr 17, 2019

    But amid challenging conditions in the Indian market last year – as intense competition combined with higher fuel and currency costs – Jet hit financial turbulence. A rescue deal, under which a consortium of lenders agreed a debt-for-equity swap, was struck earlier this year, but a plann...

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    PICTURE: AIR MAURITIUS TAKES DELIVERY OF FIRST A330NEO

    Apr 17, 2019

    The carrier will become both the first in the southern hemisphere to operate the A330neo and the first worldwide to operate it alongside the A350, notes Airbus. It adds that the first Air Mauritius A330-900 has been given the name Aapravasi Ghat, referencing a UNESCO World Heritage Centre located in...

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    PODCAST: AIRLINE BUSINESS TEAM ON JET, WOW, MAX, TURKEY AND CHINA

    Apr 17, 2019

    Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, JetBlue Airways' transatlantic launch, the collapse of Wow Air, the impact of the Boeing 737 Max grounding, and the opening of Turkish Airlines' new mega-hub. Mavis Toh the...

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    JET AIRWAYS' TEMPORARY CLOSURE A SETBACK FOR INDIAN AVIATION: AI CHIEF LOHANI

    Apr 17, 2019

    The temporary closure of Jet Airways is a setback for Indian aviation and a sad day for all those in the business of flying, Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said Wednesday.With lenders not extending emergency funds, cash-starved Jet Airways, which has been flying for over 25 years, Wednesday announced ...

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    AVIATION: EU TARGETS 20 BLN U.S. GOODS FOR TARIFFS AGAINST SUBSIDIES TO BOEING

    Apr 17, 2019

    There has been a decade-long fight in the World Trade Organization between Brussels and Washington over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, the world’s two leading large aircraft makers.On March 28, the WTO’s Appellate Body made a ruling regarding the European Union’s complaint that th...

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    AVIATION WOES FOR PASSENGERS: JET AIRWAYS, LOW CAPACITY, WORLD CUP SEND AIRFARES TO LONDON SOARING

    Apr 17, 2019

    Suspension of Jet Airways flights and massive demand ahead of the Cricket World Cup have sent air fares soaring for flights to London from Delhi and Mumbai. Most direct flights for coming weeks are already booked and the indirect flights offered by foreign carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Thai A...

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    JET AIRWAYS SUSPENDS OPERATIONS

    Apr 17, 2019

    The two-decade-plus success story of India’s first, private, full-service airline may finally be over. Jet Airways has temporarily" suspended flights as of 10:30 p.m. (Indian Standard Time) tonight (1 p.m. EDT. This follows the carrier’s largest lenders, which are owed around $1.2 b...

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    EU DRAFTS $20BN US SANCTIONS LIST IN AVIATION DISPUTE

    Apr 17, 2019

    The European Union is gearing up for a possible trade war with the United States as part of a dispute over US subsidies to its aircraft maker Boeing.On Wednesday (17 April), the European Commission published a list of US imports totalling €17.4bn that could face extra import duties.The list spa...

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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    BOEING RELEASES CONCEPT IMAGES OF ITS NEW ADVANCED EAGLE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

    Apr 16, 2019

    In support of the National Defense Strategy, the United States Air Force must purchase an additional 24 combat aircraft per year. F-15EX is the only way to rapidly and affordable meet the Air Force’s critical requirements," Boeing wrote in its release regarding the F-15EX concept art. &qu...

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    AIRBUS BUILDS CLEANROOM FOR AEROSPACE PROJECTS IN GERMANY

    Apr 16, 2019

    The ITC in Germany, which triples the area of cleanroom space to 4,200 sqm, is dedicated to building satellites, probes, space instruments and experimental technologies. The centre took only two years to build at a total cost of approximately €45 million.Airbus’s significant investment in...

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    GRAS SOUND & VIBRATION UK INCREASES FOCUS ON AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE

    Apr 16, 2019

    Reduction of noise emissions is critical, with manufacturers demanding increasingly sophisticated measurement instruments to ensure the continued development of quieter aircraft.All applications bring their own challenges but aerospace testing can be one of the harshest, pushing microphones to their...

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    GRAS SOUND & VIBRATION UK INCREASES FOCUS ON AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE

    Apr 16, 2019

    Reduction of noise emissions is critical, with manufacturers demanding increasingly sophisticated measurement instruments to ensure the continued development of quieter aircraft.All applications bring their own challenges but aerospace testing can be one of the harshest, pushing microphones to their...

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    BOMBARDIER DELIVERS FIRST CRJ900 AIRCRAFT TO UGANDA AIRLINES

    Apr 16, 2019

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making ...

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    TULSA TWU TO RALLY AGAINST SENDING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE JOBS OVERSEAS

    Apr 16, 2019

    The Tulsa chapter of the Transport Workers Union is planning three rallies on Wednesday to protest sending aircraft maintenance jobs overseas.Aircraft worked on inside the USA are inherently safer with more FAA oversight,” TWU Local 514 said in a statement released on Tuesday. “Unfortuna...

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    WORLD’S LARGEST ALL-COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT MAKES SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT

    Apr 15, 2019

    Designed to launch rockets into low Earth orbit, the dual fuselage Stratolaunch took off at 0658 local time on April 13, 2019 from the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. Powered by six Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines, the 238’ (73m) long aircraft achieved a maximum speed of 189mph d...

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    U.S. AIR FORCE F-35A 5TH GENERATION AIRCRAFT HAVE ARRIVED IN UAE FOR TYPE’S FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

    Apr 15, 2019

    Four Lightning II belonging to the active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have just arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE, for the F-35A’s first deployment to the Middle East. Flying as “Trend 41” and supported by three tankers (“Gold 91-...

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    BOEING TO DELIVER WIDEBAND SATCOM KITS FOR NAVY POSEIDON AIRCRAFT UNDER $94M ORDER

    Apr 15, 2019

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply eight wideband satellite communication kits for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft of the U.S. Navy under a $93.6M delivery order from the service branch, GovCon Wire reported Friday. The Department of Defense said Thursday the order covers the production, test, integration and...

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    DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTS BOEING SHOULD 'REBRAND' TROUBLED 737 MAX AIRCRAFT IN WAKE OF FATAL CRASHES

    Apr 15, 2019

    Donald Trump has suggested Boeing should "rebrand" its grounded 737 Max fleet and give it "a new name" in the wake of two deadly crashes involving the jets. The US president tweeted on Monday: "What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but i...

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    A YEAR AFTER HORRIFIC CRASH, PUERTO RICO GUARD WING GETS NEW MISSIONS — AND SHEDS ITS MOBILITY JOB

    Apr 15, 2019

    Now called the 156th Wing, the unit will now carry out contingency response and combat communications, the Air National Guard said in an April 11 release. Air National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Randy Saldivar confirmed in an email that the new missions will replace the mobility mission the 156th prev...

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    BOEING'S 737 PRODUCTION CUT ECHOES THROUGHOUT AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

    Apr 12, 2019

    Boeing Co.’s plan to cut its 737 jetliner production by 19% this year is expected to have negative spillover effects across the aerospace industry, from parts suppliers to engine makers and even airlines. The planemaker said on April 5 that it would cut output to 42 airplanes a month by mid-Ap...

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    CLARUS WEALTH ADVISORS BOOSTS POSITION IN ISHARES U.S. AEROSPACE & DEFENSE ETF (ITA)

    Apr 12, 2019

    Clarus Wealth Advisors increased its position in shares of iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (BATS:ITA) by 1,419.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 927 shares of the company’s stock...

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    OSM AVIATION ORDERS 60 PLANES FROM BYE AEROSPACE

    Apr 12, 2019

    OSM Aviation has been awarded a huge order for commercial electric aircraft. The Norwegian company ordered 60 all-electric aircraft from the Colorado-based manufacturer Bye Aerospace to be used for training at its flight training centers. The aircraft type ordered is the two-seater eFlyer 2 with Sie...

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    DELTA AND AIR CANADA AMONG SUITORS FOR INDIA'S TROUBLED JET AIRWAYS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Air Canada, Delta Air Lines and TPG Capital are among the participants in a bidding round that was extended two days, to Friday, as some companies sought more time and clarification, according to sources familiar with the process. Other parties that have reportedly shown interest include Indigo Part...

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    RUSSIA'S NEW RADAR SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT, DUBBED FLYING MUSHROOM, CAN TRACK 300 TARGETS AT ONCE

    Apr 12, 2019

    Despite the less-than-fearsome moniker, the aircraft is seen as far superior to Western models - and it has completed its first flight trials, say reports. The aircraft is nicknamed The All-Seeing Eye and carries some 20 tons of unique surveillance equipment. The new Beriev A-100 plane has been dubb...

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    NAVY ORDERS 24 MORE E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE RADAR AIRCRAFT AND AVIONICS

    Apr 11, 2019

    U.S. Navy airborne reconnaissance experts ordered 24 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based airborne early warning aircraft under terms of a $3.2 billion deal announced Wednesday. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking the Northrop Grumman Ae...

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    JET AIRWAYS CANCELS ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW, HAS ONLY 14 AIRCRAFT FLYING

    Apr 11, 2019

    Cash-strapped Jet Airways has cancelled all international flights for today and tomorrow, raising doubts about its survival over the next few days. The flights to Amsterdam, Paris and London, among others, have been cancelled. In addition,  the airline continues to cancel more domestic flights....

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    THE BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 7500 AIRCRAFT, WORLD’S LARGEST AND LONGEST-RANGE BUSINESS JET, MAKES ABACE DEBUT IN CHINA

    Apr 11, 2019

    We are thrilled to have the game-changing Global 7500 aircraft on display at ABACE,” said Khader Mattar, Vice President of Sales for the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and China, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With its range, comfort and smooth ride, the Global 7500 aircraft is ideall...

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    NORWEGIAN CUTS OUTLAY BY $570M BY POSTPONING AIRCRAFT ORDERS

    Apr 11, 2019

    Norwegian expects to cut spending by $570 million over two years by agreeing to delay the delivery of Airbus aircraft. The postponement of part of the low-cost carrier’s aircraft orders alongside fleet disposals was seen as a key element of a January bid to focus on profits rather than further...

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    OVER 70 AIRCRAFT TO FLY OVER MOSCOW DURING VICTORY DAY PARADE ON MAY 9 - RUSSIAN MILITARY

    Apr 11, 2019

    Today, the Russian Aerospace Forces' aircraft held its second flight rehearsal in preparation for the parade on Victory Day. In total, seven flight rehearsals are planned for April in the Moscow Region and two rehearsals are planned in May in Moscow," the Russian Defense Ministry said. The ...

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    ADA AEROSPACE LAUNCHING DRONE PRODUCTION IN ARMENIA

    Apr 10, 2019

    Russian UAV manufacturer ADA Aerospace will open production of drones in Armenia, the company has revealed, according to media publications. "ADA Aerospace and Pro MAQ create a joint venture to launch serial production of TRIADA UAVs in Armenia. The partners are planning not only to develop joi...

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    TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES TO BUILD WORLD’S 4TH LARGEST PLANT FOR AIRCRAFT COMPOSITE PARTS

    Apr 10, 2019

    The $181 million facility will be built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as 'a smart digital factory' on a 95,000 square meter area within the company's compound in capital Ankara's Kahramankazan district. Preparing its infrastructure for Industry 4.0, TAI will also develop prod...

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    MEDC AIMS FOR $1 MILLION IN NEW BUSINESS DURING AEROSPACE SUMMIT IN DETROIT

    Apr 10, 2019

    The Michigan Economic Development Corp. hopes to see $1 million of new business contracts born from its aerospace summit pairing global purchasers with local suppliers. The Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit takes place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at Ford Field. Buying teams from 24 purchasers, including Bo...

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    BOEING’S COLD-BLOODED RISK CALCULATION MAY TARNISH TRUST IN “SELF-DRIVING” CARS FOR YEARS

    Apr 10, 2019

    When experts want to illustrate the potential safety of self-driving cars, they point to the remarkable safety record of modern aircraft, and rightly so. Globally, only one fatal accident occurs for every 3 million large commercial passenger flights (down by a factor of 16 since the 1970s). Last yea...

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    ADRIATIC SEA DEFENCE & AEROSPACE CONFERENCE STARTS IN SPLIT

    Apr 10, 2019

    ZAGREB, April 10, 2019 - The Adriatic Sea Defence & Aerospace Conference, or ASDA 2019, opened in the Spaladium Arena in the southern coastal city of Split on Wednesday, featuring 185 exhibitors from 26 countries which will present their defence industry products over the next three days. Defenc...

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    US THREATENS EU WITH TARIFFS OVER AIRCRAFT SUBSIDIES; RETALIATIONUS THREATENS EU WITH TARIFFS OVER AIRCRAFT SUBSIDIES; RETALIATION EXPECTED EXPECTED

    Apr 09, 2019

    The Trump administration is threatening to target $11 billion in European goods with tariffs as part of a spat over subsidies for the world’s two biggest aircraft makers, escalating an American trade war on a second continent.The threats escalate trade tensions on another front for the U.S., t...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC REVEALS POSH CABIN FOR ITS NEWEST AIRCRAFT [PHOTOS]

    Apr 09, 2019

    The rumors were true. Virgin Atlantic's  new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft will sport a totally redesigned Upper Class cabin that includes new suite-style seats and a new social space to replace the bar. During a media-only 'reveal' event Monday evening at The Base, Virgin Atlantic'...

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    BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES FALL NEARLY ONE-FIFTH AFTER 737 MAX CRASHES

    Apr 09, 2019

    In the first indication of how hard the world’s biggest plane maker has been hit by the fallout, Boeing said total commercial plane deliveries fell 19 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, down from 184 units in the first three months of last year to 149 this time around. The manufacture...

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    ALL FOUR OF BRITISH AIRWAYS' AIRCRAFT IN STUNNING HERITAGE LIVERIES COME TOGETHER FOR NOSTALGIC PHOTO SHOOT (AND IT TOOK OVER TWO HOURS TO PARK THEM)

    Apr 09, 2019

    British Airways brought together its four heritage liveried aircraft for a rare photo shoot to mark the fact that 50,000 customers have already flown around the world in them.  The nostalgic images were captured this morning at London's Heathrow Airport - and the four planes were snapped al...

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    AIRBUS SAYS US SANCTIONS ON ITS AIRCRAFT WOULD HAVE NO LEGAL BASIS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Paris: European aircraft-maker Airbus said on Tuesday it saw no legal basis for the United States’ move towards imposing trade sanctions on its aircraft and warned of deepening trade tensions. US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States would impose tariffs on $11 billion (Dh40...

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    SELF-DRIVING SPACECRAFT SET FOR PLANETARY DEFENCE EXPEDITION

    Apr 08, 2019

    Engineers designing ESA's Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself through space, taking a similar approach to self-driving cars. If you think self-driving cars are the future on Earth, then Hera is the pion...

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    DELTA TOPS RANKING OF BEST US AIRLINES

    Apr 08, 2019

    Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures.Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting...

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    XNA OFFERING FLIGHTS TO DENVER THROUGH FRONTIER AIRLINES

    Apr 08, 2019

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Low fare carrier Frontier Airlines has announced the addition of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville.
    According to a press release, the service will begin on June 27. Frontier serves from Denver, with non-stop service from XNA to Denver International ...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS AS BOEING JET REMAINS GROUNDED

    Apr 08, 2019

    American Airlines has extended its flight cancellations into June as the Boeing 737 Max remains grounded. The largest airline in the country operates 24 of the max jets and is cancelling about 90 flights per day until June 5. The decision came after the Boeing jet was involved in two deadly crashes ...

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    AIRLINE EMPLOYEE SPREADS CHEER FAR AND WIDE WITH INFECTIOUSLY JOYOUS DANCE PARTY

    Apr 08, 2019

    Robert Dillon has a lot of verve and not just because he’s an employee of Spirit Airlines. He proved that by jumping into the fun with a group of cheerleaders entertaining themselves during a flight delay and it was all captured in a now-viral video. Passengers were waiting to board a flight a...

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    CATHAY AND LUFTHANSA CARGO FULLY IMPLEMENT FREIGHT TIE-UP

    Apr 02, 2019

    Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have recently expanded their joint business arrangement to cover eastbound shipments. The partnership has allowed customers to book cargo space on flights operated by Cathay and Lufthansa from Hong Kong to Europe since February 2017, but has only recently been clea...

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    ​TWO SIA 787S GROUNDED OWING TO TRENT 1000 TEN HPT ISSUE

    Apr 02, 2019

    Singapore Airlines has grounded a pair of Boeing 787-10s owing to premature deterioration of the high pressure turbine (HPT) blades in their Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines.During recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 fleet, pr...

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    BOEING'S FIX FOR 737 MAX WILL TAKE ADDITIONAL WEEKS

    Apr 02, 2019

    Boeing's 737 Max jets will remain grounded for weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday afternoon that the plane maker continues to work on a software fix. Boeing had said it would submit the fix to the FAA last week, and it had gathered hundreds of industry representatives at...

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    KAC USES ALTIBASE’S BIG DATA PLATFORM TO CONTROL AIRPORT TRAFFIC

    Apr 02, 2019

    KAC will adopt the big data platform with the aim of harnessing a number of internet of things (IoT) technologies. Established in 1980, KAC constructs, manages and operates airports and oversees and controls airport traffic. It manages and operates a total of 14 airports across Korea.Altibase was se...


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    GLITCH THAT DELAYED U.S. FLIGHTS ON MONDAY MORNING HAS BEEN FIXED, FAA SAYS

    Apr 01, 2019

    U.S. airlines were back in operation on Monday after a series of system-wide outages delayed flights and fired-up customer complaints on social media. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem was caused by the Aerodata airplane planning weight and balance program.The agency issued a stat...

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    ALROSA SIGNALS END OF TU-134 OPERATIONS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Russian carrier Alrosa, one of the last operators of Tupolev Tu-134s, is set to halt services with the type next month. Alrosa has a single Tu-134 registered RA-65693.The airline indicates that it is preparing for the “upcoming shutdown” of the type, and will conduct “final flights...

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    INDONESIA RAISES PRICE FLOOR ON DOMESTIC TICKETS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Indonesia raised the price floor on over 1,000 domestic routes on 29 March, and signalled that it will review the floor regularly to ensure the country’s airlines remain viable. The adjustment has increased the minimum fare that permitted from 30% of the maximum set by the transport ministry f...

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    SAMOA AIRWAYS TO WET-LEASE 737-800 FROM MALINDO

    Apr 01, 2019

    Samoa Airways is finalising an agreement to wet-lease a Boeing 737-800 from Malindo Air to operate its jet routes owing to the global grounding of the 737 Max fleet. Since commencing operations in November 2017, the carrier has used a 737-800 (MSN32733) wet-leased from Italian carrier Neos. That was...

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    DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT TO COMMENCE RUNWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

    Apr 01, 2019

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Michigan is set to start a $256m reconstruction project to modernise its 70-year-old runway.According to the airport authorities, reconstruction of runway 3L/21R at the airport and its associated taxiways will be launched by prime contractor Ajax Paving Industries on ...


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    MAJOR S7 SHAREHOLDER FILEVA KILLED IN GERMAN AIR CRASH

    Mar 31, 2019

    One of Russian carrier S7 Airlines’ key shareholders, Nataliya Fileva, has been killed in a light aircraft accident in Germany.Parent company S7 Group lists Fileva as its general director. She is the wife of Vladislav Filev, the former chief executive of S7 Airlines, who is listed as chairman ...

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    MELBOURNE AIRPORT INTRODUCES SMART-SECURITY SCREENING POINT

    Mar 29, 2019

    Melbourne Airport has become the first airport in Australia to launch a fully integrated smart-security screening point aimed at decreasing long queues and improving the travel experience for passengers. The redeveloped T2 security screening zone comprises eGates and Smart Security lanes. The lanes ...


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    TUI SOURCES CAPACITY AS IT OUTLINES IMPACT OF MAX GROUNDING

    Mar 29, 2019

    Tour operator TUI is expecting a €200 million ($225 million) impact on earnings from the Boeing 737 Max grounding, as it puts in place a contingency plan to ensure sufficient summer capacity. The company states that this one-off figure is based on the assumption that 737 Max operations will be ...

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    NETWORK AIRLINE MANAGEMENT AND ASTRAL AVIATION FLY RELIEF AID TO MOZAMBIQUE

    Mar 29, 2019

    Network Airline Management (NAM) has responded to an urgent request from Scan Global Logistics in Denmark to move relief aid to Mozambique after the devastation caused by cyclone Idai. NAM and its partner, Kenyan all-cargo airline Astral Aviation, flew 52 tonnes on a scheduled flight from Liege to N...

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    HDI GLOBAL SPECIALTY TO SET UP NEW GENERAL AVIATION TEAM IN AUSTRALIA

    Mar 29, 2019

    New specialty lines insurer HDI Global Specialty has tapped a 20-year insurance veteran to start a general aviation business in Australia.Former QBE aviation manager Jamie Bowes joins HDI Global Specialty to oversee the creation of the new Melbourne-based aviation team, which is expected to grow ove...

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    STICK-SHAKER TRIGGERED AS 747 SLOWED TO INSUFFICIENT HOLD SPEED

    Mar 28, 2019

    Investigators have determined that a Qantas Boeing 747-400’s stick-shaker activated when the aircraft entered a holding pattern but slowed to a speed much lower than that required.The aircraft, which had departed Melbourne, had been descending for Hong Kong on 7 April 2017.Its crew had expecte...

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    WOW AIR CEASES OPERATIONS AND CANCELS ALL FLIGHTS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air has ceased operations and cancelled all flights, hours after suspending services while it attempted a last-ditch financial rescue. The struggling carrier had been trying to arrange a debt-to-equity conversion with bondholders after talks with potential investment par...

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    BOEING UNVEILS FIX TO FLIGHT SYSTEM AFTER DEADLY CRASHES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged to do all it could to prevent crashes such as the two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 Max aircraft. Boeing gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters to unveil the changes to a stall...

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    GATWICK AIRPORT AND STANLEY ROBOTICS TO TEST VALET PARKING ROBOTS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Gatwick Airport, London, UK, has signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics to test robots that valet park passengers’ cars.It will be the first UK airport to trial valet parking robots.The trial will start in the second half of 2019 and continue into early next year.The robot, known as...

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    STUDIO ORD TO DESIGN NEW GLOBAL TERMINAL AT CHICAGO O’HARE AIRPORT

    Mar 28, 2019

    After a competitive process, the City of Chicago shortlisted five qualified architect teams, with Studio ORD emerging as the winning team. Studio ORD is a joint venture (JV) formed by Corgan Associates, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, STL Architects, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates, a...


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    KOREAN AIR CHIEF CHO VOTED OFF BOARD

    Mar 27, 2019

    Korean Air shareholders have voted chief executive and chairman Cho Yang-ho off the carrier’s board. Disclosures show that 64.1% of attendees at the SkyTeam airline’s annual shareholders meeting backed a proposal by the carrier to renew Cho’s board term for three years, just short ...

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    ​PICTURES: E190-E2 MAKES LANGKAWI DEBUT

    Mar 27, 2019

    The Embraer 190-E2 has made its debut at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, with a fully equipped cabin for customer visits. The aircraft is the fourth prototype of the E190-E2 and bears registration BR-ZGQ. Its nose bears a special shark “profit hunter” livery...

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    PICTURES: TEJAS, YAK-130 MAKE LIMA DEBUTS

    Mar 27, 2019

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Tejas Mk. 1 and Yakovlev Yak-130 have made their Langkawi debuts as potential contenders for Malaysia’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) requirement.The appearance of the Tejas was especially notable because it is the first time the type has appeared in a flying display ou...

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    QTA SECURES APPROVAL FOR G280 ENGINE INLET REPLACEMENT

    Mar 27, 2019

    US engineering company Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) says it has received approval for a “permanent solution” to an engine inlet corrosion issue that has been plaguing owners and operators of the Gulfstream G280. QTA, headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, secured a US supplemental type...

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    SENATORS TO PRESS TRUMP OFFICIALS ON AIR SAFETY FOLLOWING BOEING 737 MAX 8 CRASHES ABROAD

    Mar 27, 2019

    The nation's top federal aviation officials will appear before a congressional committee Wednesday, the first Capitol Hill hearing since the March 10 crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane in Ethiopia raised questions about the safety of the aircraft. Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Tr...

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    INVESTMENT CONSORTIUM TRITON TO TAKE OVER INMARSAT

    Mar 25, 2019

    Aeronautical satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has agreed to the terms of a takeover offer by newly-established joint-venture company Triton Bidco. Triton Bidco is equally-owned by a group of four investment funds advised by Apax, Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and O...

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    KALITTA 747'S ENGINE DAMAGED AFTER STRIKING SNOW BANK

    Mar 25, 2019

    Canadian investigators have disclosed that a Boeing 747 freighter suffered engine damage after it manoeuvred away from its taxiway after landing at Moncton. The Kalitta Air 747-400ERF, with seven crew members on board, had arrived from Chicago O’Hare on 11 March.It touched down on runway 24 an...

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    PICTURES: LION AIR RETIRES INDONESIA'S LAST BOEING 747-400

    Mar 25, 2019

    Lion Air retired Indonesia's last Boeing 747-400 from service on 24 March, as it ramps up to receive its first Airbus A330-900s.The aircraft bore the registration PK-LHG (MSN 24065), and entered service with the low-cost carrier on 23 April 2009. It was configured with 504 seats in two class: 12...

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    ICELANDAIR GROUP PULLS OUT OF WOW AIR DISCUSSIONS

    Mar 24, 2019

    Icelandic carrier Wow Air’s future appears increasingly uncertain after Icelandair Group ended newly-initiated discussions with the budget airline. Wow Air had entered talks with Icelandair Group on 21 March after previous potential suitor Indigo Partners pulled out of investment negotiations....

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    WOW SEEKS AGREEMENT WITH BONDHOLDERS TO RESTRUCTURE

    Mar 24, 2019

    Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air is holding talks with creditors and bondholders with a view to agreeing a voluntary restructuring of the troubled company. Wow Air’s negotiations with Indigo Partners, and renewed talks with Icelandair Group, have failed to result in an investment or co-operati...

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    FLUGHAFEN ZURICH AND AENA WIN AIRPORT MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS IN BRAZIL

    Mar 19, 2019

    Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich and Spain-based Aena have separately won auctions to operate a number of airports in Brazil.The companies were competing with rivals, including Vinci and Fraport.Flughafen Zurich won the auction for a block of airports in the south-eastern region of Brazil in ...

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    NICE COTE D’AZUR AIRPORT UNVEILS SELF-CONNECTING PASSENGER SOLUTION

    Mar 19, 2019

    Nice Connect, according to the airport, ensures travellers can move through its terminals and connect to its network of more than 120 destinations, which includes 100 global locations.The solution has been designed in-house in collaboration with the airport’s Lab Digital teams and its partners...

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    INDRA TO DEPLOY INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM AT ARGENTINA AIRPORTS

    Mar 19, 2019

    Technology and consulting company Indra has been awarded a contract by Argentina’s new air navigational service provider Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea (EANA) to supply an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to support operations in low-visibility conditions.Under the contract...

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    CIVIL AVIATION MINISTER CALLS FOR EMERGENCY MEETING ON JET AIRWAYS

    Mar 19, 2019

    India's civil aviation minister has called for an emergency meeting about Jet Airways Ltd as the cash-strapped carrier struggles to make payments to its creditors and has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights.  The minister, Suresh Prabhu, has asked the civil aviation secretary to call ...

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    VIENNA GETS FINAL COURT APPROVAL FOR THIRD RUNWAY

    Mar 18, 2019

    Austria's Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed the approval for the construction of a third runway at Vienna Airport. In a legal process that has taken years, the court's final approval rejects a number of appeals from local residents and environmental groups.Additional aircraft noise ...

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    ETHIOPIAN 737 FLIGHT DATA SHOWS 'SIMILARITIES' TO LION AIR CRASH

    Mar 18, 2019

    Data retrieved from the recently crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 shows "clear similarities" with the October 2018 crash of a Lion Air aircraft, according to Ethiopian transport minister Dagmawit Moges.The similarities were noted after an initial review of information retrieved ...

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    BOEING UPGRADES SOFTWARE ON CRISIS-HIT 737 MAX AFTER DEADLY CRASH

    Mar 18, 2019

    Boeing will fine-tune its MCAS system implicated in the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia in October  within 10 days, said two sources, who cautioned that the cause of the latest crash has yet to be determined. Boeing has halted deliveries of its top-selling model ahead of the software...

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    LINXS STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER AT LAX

    Mar 18, 2019

    LINXS is a joint venture (JV) between Fluor, ACS Infrastructure Development, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier Transportation, Dragados USA, Flatiron and Hochtief PPP Solutions. Under the contract, which was first announced by the Los Angeles City Council in April last year, the JV will design, build, fina...

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    UK GOVERNMENT APPROVES E-PASSPORT GATES FOR NON-EEA PASSENGERS

    Mar 18, 2019

    The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that passengers of some countries will be allowed to use the e-passport gates, aimed at reducing wait times significantly. Under the new scheme, which will come into force from June this year, travellers from the US, Australia, New Zeal...

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    GULFSTREAM MAKES FIRST ALTERNATIVE JET FUEL SALE

    Mar 15, 2019

    Gulfstream Aerospace has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a G550 operated by a U.S.-based multinational corporation, the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer announced today. The customer purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream’s Long Beach, California fac...

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    BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT APPOINTS ATKINS TO MANAGE TERMINAL EXPANSION

    Mar 15, 2019

    Atkins, a member of the engineering firm SNC-Lavalin, has won a number of contracts at Birmingham Airport to manage the upgrade and extension of the airport’s terminals.Project manager and lead designer Atkins will oversee the airfield reconfiguration as part of the airport’s Master Plan...

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    STANLEY DEPLOYS VALET PARKING ROBOTS AT LYON–SAINT-EXUPÉRY AIRPORT

    Mar 15, 2019

    A collaboration between Stanley Robotics and Aéroports de Lyon / VINCI Airports has rolled out valet parking robots at P5+ car park at France’s Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport to better manage flows and improve the passenger experience.The robots, named Stan, have been deployed ...

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    AVIATION REGULATORS CHALLENGE BOEING TO PROVE GROUNDED MAX 737 JETS SAFE TO FLY

    Mar 15, 2019

    Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months.In a key step toward unearthing the cause of the Ethi...

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    FRANCE'S BEA POISED TO RECEIVE ETHIOPIAN 737 MAX RECORDERS

    Mar 14, 2019

    French investigators appear to be poised to conduct the initial evaluation and download of information from flight recorders recovered from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max.Investigation authority BEA tells FlightGlobal that it has been selected for the analysis work, although the recor...

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    1 KILLED IN TWO-PLANE COLLISION AT CALIFORNIA AIRPORT

    Mar 14, 2019

    A fiery collision between two planes on a Los Angeles-area runway Wednesday killed one person and injured another, authorities said.A single-engine North American T-28 collided with another aircraft "under unknown circumstances" on a runway at Compton/Woodley Airport at around 7 p.m. and t...

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    SNOWSTORM FORCES DENVER AIRPORT TO CLOSE RUNWAYS AND CANCEL FLIGHTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado, US, was forced to cancel approximately 1,400 flights on 13 March as a blizzard hit the airport.Wind gusts of 80mph to 96mph were reported at the airport, producing white-out conditions on the runways.The airport shut down all six of its runways amid lo...

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    AEROMEXICO INTEGRATES SITA WORLDTRACER TO PROVIDE LUGGAGE INFORMATION

    Mar 14, 2019

    Mexican airline Aeromexico has integrated WorldTracer, a baggage tracing and matching system from information technology company SITA, with its passenger chatbot.The airline can now serve its customers through its chatbot, known as Aerobot, to respond to queries about the location of their baggage.T...

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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    SUSTAINABLE DRONE OPERATION RULES ADOPTED ACROSS EU

    Mar 13, 2019

    The new rules build on existing national legislation currently in place in Member States to define the parameters within which drones may be flown safely; while continuing to promote innovation and investment in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Commission intends to enlist the suppo...

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    FLIGHTS CANCELED AFTER 49 KILLED IN NZ MOSQUE SHOOTINGS

    Mar 13, 2019

    National carrier Air New Zealand has canceled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch, saying it couldn't screen customers and their baggage following deadly shootings at two mosques. The airline said some smaller planes traveling on regional routes were canceled while larger jet planes w...

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    LUFTHANSA ORDERS 40 787S AND A350S BUT CUTS A380 FLEET

    Mar 13, 2019

    Lufthansa Group is ordering 20 Boeing 787-9s and is also taking another 20 Airbus A350-900s to replace four-engined jets in its fleet.The carrier has also disclosed that it is to sell six of its Airbus A380s within the next four years.Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved the acquis...

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    PICTURE: UZBEKISTAN RECEIVES FIRST A320NEO

    Mar 13, 2019

    Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, which is being acquired under an operating lease agreement with BOC Aviation. BOC has a contract to supply two of the type to the carrier.Uzbekistan Airways says the A320neo has a two-class cabin layout comprising 12 business-class a...

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    FIJI AIRWAYS GROUNDS ITS TWO 737 MAX 8S

    Mar 13, 2019

    Fiji Airways has elected to ground its two Boeing 737 Max 8s, joining the growing list of operators that have suspended operations with the type following the 10 March crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302. The carrier says that the decision was made in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authori...

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    RUSSIA'S S7 OPTS TO SUSPEND 737 MAX SERVICES

    Mar 13, 2019

    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has opted to suspend operation of its Boeing 737 Max jets, apparently without a specific instruction from the country’s civil aviation authority. The airline has two of the type, the only examples in Russia, operated by its Globus division.Federal air transport regu...

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    CATHAY SAW YIELDS RISE ACROSS NETWORK IN 2018

    Mar 13, 2019

    Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon saw yields across their network rise in 2018, a solid improvement from 2017 when yields were down across all its passenger services markets.Overall, the duo raised ASKs by 3.5% during the year with the introduction of new routes and increased frequencies, resulting i...

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    737 MAX GROUNDING TO HAVE LIMITED IMPACT ON US CARRIERS

    Mar 13, 2019

    American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are the three US carriers impacted by the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to ground Boeing 737 Max aircraft following two fatal crashes since October.The three carriers, combined, operate 72 Max 8s and 9s, Cirium's Fleets A...

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    ICELANDAIR TAKES SOME OF ITS MAX 8S OUT OF SERVICE

    Mar 12, 2019

    Icelandair has joined the group of European carriers which are suspending Boeing 737 Max 8 operations. But the airline says the temporary suspension affects only three of the type, even though the carrier operates six Max jets.It received its first Max 8 a year ago and, in February, took delivery of...

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    SEVERAL US POLITICIANS URGE 737 MAX GROUNDING

    Mar 12, 2019

    The Federal Aviation Administration is facing political opposition to its handling of concerns about the Boeing 737 Max, with several lawmakers urging a grounding of the type. Boeing, meanwhile, insists the 737 Max is safe, even as civil aviation authorities elsewhere have ordered the 737 Max ground...

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    LITHIUM RISK REVIVES CARGO-HOLD CONVERSION MANDATE

    Mar 12, 2019

    European safety regulators are proposing regulatory changes which would require operators of aircraft with Class D cargo or baggage compartments to convert them to a higher fire-resistant standard.Close to 500 large aircraft registered in EASA member states are fitted with Class D compartments, the ...

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    NORWEGIAN OPTS TO GROUND 737 MAX

    Mar 12, 2019

    Norwegian has suspended operations with Boeing 737 Max jets, as regulatory pressure on the twinjet type continues to build. The budget airline had already been affected by the decision by the UK Civil Aviation Authority to halt operations of the re-engined aircraft within the country.Norwegian is am...

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    UK AUTHORITIES ORDER HALT TO 737 MAX OPERATIONS

    Mar 12, 2019

    UK civil aviation regulators have ordered a temporary suspension of Boeing 737 Max operations in the country, becoming the latest authority to implement measures against the type. The Civil Aviation Authority explains that it does not have “sufficient information” from the investigation ...

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    CONSTRUCTION ON NEW TERMINAL AT KANSAS CITY AIRPORT TO BEGIN IN MARCH

    Mar 11, 2019

    Kansas City Aviation Department and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate will begin construction of a new $1.5bn terminal at Kansas City International Airport by the end of March.The new terminal will be constructed at the site of the closed Terminal A and is scheduled to become operational by ...

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    ADB SAFEGATE TO UPGRADE DFW AIRPORT’S A-VDGS

    Mar 11, 2019

    ADB Safegate has secured a contract to upgrade its Safedock advanced visual docking guidance systems (A-VDGS) and apron management system at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport in the US.The airport has been using A-VDGS for more than ten years and relies on the system’s 3D laser sca...

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    ETHIOPIAN GROUNDS 737 MAX 8 FLEET AFTER CRASH KILLS 157

    Mar 11, 2019

    Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its entire Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Sunday crash of one of its planes on a flight to Nairobi killed all 157 on board. The aircraft, a recently delivered 737 MAX 8, took off from Addis Ababa at 8.38am local time with 149 passengers and 8 crew on board, but lost...

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    ​BOEING TO DELAY 777X ROLLOUT AFTER ETHIOPIAN CRASH

    Mar 11, 2019

    Boeing will push back the official rollout of the 777-9 following the 10 March crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.Boeing is deeply saddened by the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident and our focus is on supporting our customer, says the company in an email to FlightGlobal....

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    BOEING TO OFFER BIOFUEL FOR AIRLINE DELIVERY FLIGHTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    Boeing will soon offer airlines and operators the option of powering their newly delivered aircraft with biofuel for the flight to their home base. The airframer said the initiative is “designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels – which cut emissions up to 80 percent ...

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    IT WAS A TRAGIC WEEKEND FOR AVIATION WITH 3 FATAL CRASHES

    Mar 08, 2019

    It was a tumultuous weekend in aviation as three planes crashed, killing all aboard, in separate incidents in Ethiopia, Colombia and the United States. On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigators have started their search into ...

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    JAL NAMES NEW LCC ZIPAIR TOKYO

    Mar 08, 2019

    Japan Airlines has revealed that Zipair Tokyo will be the name of its new medium- and long-haul, low-cost carrier that will launch in the summer of 2020.The startup has also filed its application for an air operator’s certificate on March 8, which specifies that it will operate Boeing 787-8s i...

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    AIR LEASE EMERGES AS CUSTOMER FOR FOUR MORE A350S

    Mar 08, 2019

    US lessor Air Lease has emerged as the customer behind an order for four Airbus A350s previously attributed to an unidentified client.Airbus had disclosed the order – for three A350-900s and a single -1000 – in December last year.But analysis of its newly-released backlog figures, coveri...

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    JET AIRWAYS GROUNDS THREE MORE AIRCRAFT DUE TO LEASE DEFAULTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    At least 28 of Jet Airways’ aircraft have now been grounded for defaults on lease payments, following the latest grounding of three aircraft on 7 March.Consistent with earlier disclosures, the airline repeated its claim that it is “actively engaged with all its aircraft lessors”, a...

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    CHANGI AIRPORT TO UNVEIL $1.2BN TOURIST DESTINATION JEWEL

    Mar 08, 2019

    Singapore’s Changi Airport Group will unveil its S$1.7bn ($1.2bn) retail and lifestyle development known as Jewel Changi Airport on 17 April 2019.The 10-storey tourist destination will include five floors above ground level and an additional five basement floors. It will feature aviation, trav...

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    SPAIN’S AENA TO SET UP SOLAR POWER PLANTS AT 20 AIRPORTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    Aena has announced plans to invest approximately $282.57m (€250m) in establishing solar power plants to reduce electricity bills and carbon emissions.The renewable energy plan, which was recently approved by the board of directors, will see the Spanish airport operator install solar panels in h...

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    ​O'LEARY WOULD LIKE WOMAN TO LEAD RYANAIR MAINLINE

    Mar 07, 2019

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary would like a woman to take over as head of the group's mainline operation, although his preference for an internal candidate appears to limit his options in this regard.Explaining at the A4E Summit in Brussels on 6 March that he expected the new chief ...

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    ITS UPDATES SELF-SERVICE BORDER CONTROL KIOSKS AT VANCOUVER AIRPORT

    Mar 07, 2019

    ITS is a technology development division of Vancouver International Airport (YVR).Canada’s expanded biometric screening regulation, which will become effective from 31 March, will require major Canadian airports to conduct fingerprint verification for certain passengers using primary inspectio...

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    BOEING PARTNERS WITH EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FUTURE PILOTS AND AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Boeing today announced plans to establish a $3 million permanent endowment for scholarships at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to assist students interested in pursuing a pilot’s license and certificates in aviation maintenance.The Boeing scholarships at Embry-Riddle – the premier a...

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    BELGIAN AIR FORCE TO BENEFIT FROM SAFRAN EXPERT LINK SERVICE

    Mar 06, 2019

    Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to introduce Belgian Air Force as new customer of its Expert link, video assistance service. Belgian Air Force, which works together with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for the support of the RTM322 engine, will benefit from the Premium level of this new s...

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    SOUTHWEST CEO: MAINTENANCE CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS COSTING 'MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WEEKLY'

    Mar 06, 2019

    Southwest Airlines' heavy flight cancellations and delays, now in their fourth week due to maintenance woes, are taking a big financial toll on the airline.The damage to the company runs into the millions of dollars weekly,'' Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said in a presentation at the J.P. Mo...

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    UK FINANCE VETERANS FLY IN TO BOC AVIATION

    Mar 06, 2019

    BOC Aviation has announced two new senior appointments, with both roles filled by UK experts. Graham Lees is appointed as director and head of revenue, BOC Aviation (USA), based in the company’s New York office. In his new role, Lees is a director on the board of BOC Aviation (USA) and heads t...

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    ADAC BEGINS TESTING OF FACILITIES AT AUH’S NEW TERMINAL

    Mar 06, 2019

    As part of the operational readiness plan, a baggage handling system has been commissioned at the new terminal, which is being constructed with an investment of AED10bn ($2.72bn).ADAC CEO Bryan Thompson told gulfnews.com: “When MTB opens we will have excess capacity, which will allow us to att...

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    A321LR DELAY FORCES AER LINGUS TO PUSH BACK MONTREAL LAUNCH

    Mar 06, 2019

    Aer Lingus has blamed "aircraft delivery delays" relating to its incoming Airbus A321LRs for its decision to push back the launch of Dublin-Montreal service.The Irish carrier is still expecting to take delivery of four A321LRs in 2019, as previously announced, but the Canadian route will n...

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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    SMALL EXPLOSIVE DEVICES FOUND NEAR TWO LONDON AIRPORTS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Three small improvised explosive devices were found on Tuesday morning near two of London's airports and at Waterloo train station. The packages had been delivered to The Compass Centre near Heathrow Airport, City Aviation House, close to London City Airport, and the post room at Waterloo Statio...

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    VIRGIN ATLANTIC CODESHARE ADDS AIR FRANCE, KLM FLIGHTS

    Mar 05, 2019

    The codeshare also means Air France and KLM passengers get access to North America routes operated by Virgin Atlantic and Delta through their UK gateways. The agreement gives Virgin Atlantic customers additional flight opportunities from 18 UK airports on up to 58 Atlantic routes operated by the Fre...

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    BA COMPROMISES ON RED WINGS FOR RETRO BEA A319

    Mar 05, 2019

    While British Airways predecessor BEA’s aircraft featured distinctive all-red wing surfaces, technical considerations prevented the same being applied to BA’s retro-livery Airbus A319.The UK flag-carrier states that composites used for the upper wing structure are “very sensitive&r...

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    SEOUL APPROVES BUSINESS LICENCES FOR THREE NEW CARRIERS

    Mar 05, 2019

    South Korea’s transport ministry has approved business licences for Aero K, Fly Gangwon and Air Premia, allowing them to move forward and apply for air operator’s certificates.The ministry states that all three carriers met the requirements around executive qualifications, capital and ai...

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    HONG KONG AIRLINES LOOKS TO CONSOLIDATE FLEET

    Mar 05, 2019

    Hong Kong Airlines says it is working to consolidate and optimise its network and fleet, in response to reports that it could cut a third of its aircraft as it faces mounting financial pressures.Hong Kong Airlines aims to improve our structure to boost revenue, manage costs and achieve higher produc...

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    NEW ORLANDO AIRPORT TERMINAL TO BECOME OPERATIONAL BY 2021

    Mar 05, 2019

    The facility is being constructed one mile south of the original A and B terminals of the airport, reported orlandosentinel.com. It is expected to help the airport to cope with the growing number of passengers.Orlando International Airport currently manages almost 48 million passengers per year, whi...

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    SYDNEY AIRPORT PLANS ON GREETING THE FUTURE FACE-FIRST

    Mar 04, 2019

    As Sydney Airport approaches their Centenary anniversary as a commerical flight centre, Geoff Culbert explains how the past has helped to shape the future of aviation, through its use and implemetation of state-of-the-art biometric technologies. With a place in history as one of the oldest continual...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES AND DELTA AIR LINES DID THE 1 THING PASSENGERS FEAR MOST. NOW THEY'VE LEARNED THE PRICE THEY'LL HAVE TO PAY

    Mar 04, 2019

    Air travel in the United States is incredibly safe compared to other modes of transportation.So the greatest fears most airline passengers have are more about bad service and experiences than with safety issues.  Tops on the list? After the law that President Trump signed last year cracked down...

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    TICKETS ON SALE FROM $49 FOR NEW SOUTHWEST AIRLINES HAWAII FLIGHTS BEGINNING MARCH 17

    Mar 04, 2019

    The initial flights will be between Oakland and Honolulu, with additional flights from Oakland and flights between San Jose and Honolulu, Kona and Maui added in April and May. Tickets are available on Southwest's website for the new routes. Introductory fares start at $49 one way for travel into...

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    EU AND QATAR REACH AVIATION AGREEMENT

    Mar 04, 2019

    The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region.The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing...

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    ALASKA AIR STARTS PAINE FIELD FLYING

    Mar 04, 2019

    Alaska Airlines launched the first commercial services from Everett's Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport on Monday with a flight to Portland, Oregon. The flight, a Horizon Air-operated service, took off just after 10am, with a full water cannon salute from the airport fire service. Although Al...

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    BRITISH AIRWAYS SHOWS OFF CENTENARY PAINT JOB

    Mar 04, 2019

    British Airways has revealed its second heritage livery, an Airbus A319 in a British European Airways (BEA) design from the sixties. The aircraft arrived at Heathrow on Monday morning after its jump back in time was created at a Dublin paint shop. The livery was used on BEA's domestic and Europe...

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    SOUTHWEST'S HAWAII FLIGHTS START MARCH 17

    Mar 04, 2019

    Southwest Airlines will launch its delayed Hawaii flights later this month, initially on the Oakland-Honolulu route. The service launches with a single daily flight on March 17, with return flights starting the following day. A second daily flight is available from March 24.Oakland also gets a Kahul...

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    CHINA SOUTHERN CONVERTS TWO 777-300ER ORDERS TO 777FS

    Mar 01, 2019

    China Southern Airlines has converted an order for two Boeing 777-300ERs to 777-200LR Freighters.The carrier disclosed the order change in a stock exchange statement, and adds that the two freighter aircraft will be delivered in 2020.The two 777-300ERs are from an October 2017 order for eight that w...

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    NEW VEHICLE SET TO ABSORB AIR INDIA DEBT, SELL OFF UNITS

    Mar 01, 2019

    New Delhi has approved the establishment of a special purpose company that will take around half of Air India's debt and four subsidiaries that are set to be sold off.Air India Asset Holdings was incorporated on 22 January, and will take Rs295 billion ($4.4 billion) of the carrier's unsecure...

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    AIR NZ TO ANNOUNCE 777-200 REPLACEMENT BY JUNE

    Feb 28, 2019

    Air New Zealand is continuing to work through proposals from Airbus and Boeing to replace its eight Boeing 777-200ERs, with a decision to be announced before the end of June. Aircraft selection is still in progress…We are still expecting to announce our selection before the end of the current...

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    INDONESIA AIRASIA PARENT TURNS TO RP782BN LOSS IN 2018

    Feb 28, 2019

    Indonesia AirAsia's (IAA) parent company, AirAsiaIndonesia, posted an operating loss of Rp782 billion ($55.6 million) for 2018 as the airline was hit by higher fuel and operating costs. The result is a stark contrast to the Rp328 billion operating profit realised in 2017.Revenue for the year to ...

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    BOEING SIGNS DEAL FOR UP TO 42 777X AIRPLANES WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Boeing and International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, announced the airline has committed to purchasing up to 42 777X airplanes, including 18 orders and 24 options. The airline joins a group of leading carriers that have selected the new 777-9, which will debut next month a...

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    NEW 3D BAT WING MODEL COULD INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION AIRCRAFT

    Feb 28, 2019

    Bat wings bend, twist and deform in response to turbulent airflow, generating lift, thrust and other forces associated with flight. When a bat wing flaps, it forms little doughnut-shaped pockets of air known as vortex rings, expelled behind as the animal moves through the air. Modelling these and th...

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    BOEING AND AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP UNMANNED AIRPOWER TEAMING SYSTEM

    Feb 28, 2019

    Boeing and the Australian government are to develop the Airpower Teaming System, an unmanned aircraft that will provide ‘fighter-like performance’ in support of manned military aircraft. Australia’s Ministry of Defence will invest up to AUS$40m in developing the aircraft, which is ...

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    LINATE AIRPORT RUNWAY UPGRADE WILL DIVERT ALMOST 30,000 FLIGHTS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Italy’s Linate Airport will be closed from 27 July to 27 October 2019 during the summer to enable the authorities to perform runway maintenance.Almost 30,000 flights will be diverted to other airports, including Malpensa and Orio al Serio in Milan, reported eturbonews.com.Malpensa Airport is e...

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    MAHB TO UPGRADE BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM AT KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT

    Feb 28, 2019

    KLIA managed 28.1 million passengers in 2018 and requires an upgrade to handle a growing number of travellers.MAHB corporate communications general manager Nik Anis Nik Zakaria was quoted by themalaysianreserve.com as saying that the tender process to acquire a new upgraded baggage handling system w...

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    VIETNAMESE CARRIERS SIGN $21 BN IN AVIATION DEALS WITH US FIRMS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Vietnamese carriers signed $21 billion in aviation deals with US firms on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump met with top leaders in Hanoi ahead of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.Trump has urged Hanoi to narrow its gaping trade gap with Washington as part of his "America Firs...

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    MCLARENS AVIATION LAUNCHES GENERAL AVIATION DIVISION IN THE US

    Feb 27, 2019

    -McLarens Aviation, a leading provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has announced the launch of McLarens General Aviation, a new division offering bespoke loss adjusting services to the US light aircraft market. A team of highly experienced adjusters has joi...

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    U.S. BARS LITHIUM BATTERIES AS CARGO ON PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline a...

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    AMERICANS FLOCK TO 'WORLD-RENOWNED' AIRSHOW

    Feb 27, 2019

    The United States is showing off its aviation might, dispatching the country's largest ever business contingent to the Australian International Airshow.More than 80 exhibitors representing American aircraft and aviation equipment are at Avalon this week, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.Tom ...

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    A SOUTHWEST PLANE’S WING SCRAPED THE RUNWAY WHILE TRYING TO LAND AT BRADLEY DURING HIGH WINDS; FEDS WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED

    Feb 27, 2019

    Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines plane made three chaotic landing attempts at Bradley International Airport in high winds Monday night that, according to one report, caused the tip of one wing to scrape the runway and left dozens of frightened passengers vomiting from the...

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    VIETNAMESE CARRIERS SIGN US$21 BILLION IN AVIATION DEALS WITH US FIRMS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Vietnamese carriers signed $21 billion in aviation deals with US firms as US President Donald Trump met with top leaders in Hanoi ahead of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnamese carriers signed $21 billion in aviation deals with US firms on Wednesday as US P...

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    VIETJET AIR BUYS 100 PLANES FROM BOEING

    Feb 27, 2019

    VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company (Vietjet Air) and the US’s Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) have inked a contract worth 12.7 billion USD for 100 new 737 MAX planes according to list prices.Vietjet Air President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and BCA President and CEO Kevin McAllister sig...

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    GMR AND TERNA JV SIGN AGREEMENT TO BUILD KASTELI AIRPORT

    Feb 26, 2019

    Ariadne Airport Group, a joint venture (JV) between Greek firm GEK Terna and India-based GMR Airports, and Greek Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis have signed a concession contract to build Kasteli International Airport.The contract will see the Greek-Indian consortium construct the new airport o...

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    NO-DEAL BREXIT COULD RESULT IN FIVE-HOUR QUEUES AT SPANISH AIRPORTS

    Feb 26, 2019

    British consumer group Which? has warned that British tourists may have to wait for five hours or more in queues at Spanish airports in the case of a no-deal Brexit.The airports in Alicante, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Malaga are likely to be most affected by extra border checks if the UK leaves the Eu...

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    WHY MIRAGE 2000 WAS CHOSEN OVER ANY OTHER AIRCRAFT FOR THE AIRSTRIKE IN PAKISTAN?

    Feb 26, 2019

    Eleven days after the gruesome and dastardly Pulwama attack on security personnel by Pakistani proxies - the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) - that killed over 40 jawans, India retaliated hard by carrying out airstrikes well within Pakistan airspace targeting the JeM's terror training camps.According to ...

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    THE HONDAJET IS THE MOST DELIVERED AIRCRAFT IN ITS CLASS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    Feb 26, 2019

    Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).  Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around the globe, marking the second consecutive year the Ho...

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    SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BODY OF VICTIM, BLACK BOX IN AMAZON PRIME AIR CARGO PLANE CRASH

    Feb 25, 2019

    Investigators in Texas continued to search Monday for the body of an Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crash victim and clues to what caused the accident outside Houston that killed all three people on board.The black box containing flight data has not been recovered after the Saturday crash. It is belie...

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    ​PICTURE: ICELANDAIR’S FIRST 737 MAX 9 ARRIVES, LEASED FROM BOC

    Feb 25, 2019

    The aircraft, which is also BOC’s first Max 9, joins Icelandair’s existing fleet of four 737 Max 8s, according to Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer.Following the successful induction of the Max 8 into our fleet last year, we are delighted to add the first of our Max 9 aircraft and to assist...

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    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES GETS CLOSER TO LAUNCHING HAWAII SERVICE

    Feb 25, 2019

    Southwest Airlines is one step closer to launching its Hawaii service.As USA Today reported, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told employees at a rally on Monday that the airlines has successfully completed its test flights and is awaiting official approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.No additi...

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    ADANI WINS BIDS TO OPERATE 5 AAI AIRPORTS

    Feb 25, 2019

    The Adani group has won bids to upgrade and operate 5 out of 6 airports that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had put out for bids.  Sources said the Adani Group, which had bid for all six airports, has won to upgrade and operate five of them of for a period of 50 years. The airports that ...

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    AUSTIN-BERGSTROM AIRPORT OPENS FIRST PHASE OF TERMINAL EXPANSION

    Feb 25, 2019

    Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, US, has launched the first phase of a new nine-gate expansion terminal inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal.The $350m terminal and apron expansion project included setting up nine gates, construction of an outdoor terrace overlooking the airfield, as we...

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    IAG URGES UK AVIATION REGULATOR CAA TO CUT HEATHROW PASSENGER CHARGES

    Feb 25, 2019

    International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, has urged the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to negotiate a cut in passenger charges with London’s Heathrow Airport.The IAG request comes after Heathrow paid another £500m in dividends to the airp...

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    JET AVIATION ACQUIRES FBO IN SAN JUAN

    Feb 25, 2019

    Jet Aviation has been operating the San Juan FBO under a management agreement with the previous owner, Pazos, since March 2017, when the FBO was rebranded as Jet Aviation.David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA, said, “Bringing the San Jua...

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    ATLAS AIR 767 FREIGHTER CRASHES NEAR HOUSTON

    Feb 24, 2019

    US investigators are converging on the site where the 767-300ER Freighter crashed into the water on 23 February, killing three people on board. An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter operating as online retailer Amazon's Prime Air has crashed near Houston following a flight from Miami.The aircr...

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    ALASKA AIRLINES TO BUILD NEW LOUNGE AT SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT

    Feb 22, 2019

    American passenger carrier Alaska Airlines has announced its plans to build a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California.The top floor lounge spans across 8,500ft² and will be located in Terminal 2 at the SFO, offering views of the bay and runway. It will be Alaska Ai...

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    DUBLIN AIRPORT FLIGHTS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AFTER DRONE SIGHTING

    Feb 22, 2019

    The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) ordered the airport authorities to suspend operations for 30 minutes when a pilot reported a drone flight over the airfield at around 11.30am.The airport authorities grounded all aircraft scheduled to take off, while three incoming flights were diverted.Using its o...

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    CONTRACT SIGNED FOR NEW CRETE AIRPORT

    Feb 21, 2019

    Greece's Minister of Infrastructure and Transport has signed a concession contract for the construction of a new airport on the island of Crete. Ariadne Airport Group, a consortium of Greek construction firm GEK Terna and India’s GMR Airports, was named last year as the contractor to build...

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    DELTA OUTLINES A330-900 SEATING PLANS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Delta Air Lines plans to outfit its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft with 281 seats, including its new business class suite product. The Atlanta-based carrier will configure the A330-900 with 29 business class suites, 28 premium economy seats, 56 extra-legroom economy and 168 economy seats, a seating...

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    AMERICAN, DELTA, UNITED GO BIG FOR NEW TOKYO HANEDA FLIGHTS

    Feb 21, 2019

    American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlinesand United Airlines have applied for nearly double the 12 new flights available to US carriers at Tokyo Haneda International airport. American is seeking four flights, Delta six, Hawaiian three and United six for a total of 19 proposed flights to ...

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    PICTURES: DELTA OPENS ENGINE TEST CELL IN ATLANTA

    Feb 21, 2019

    A newly opened jet engine test cell facility at Delta Air Lines' technical operations centre in Atlanta is part of the company’s aim of growing its MRO business revenue by $1 billion annually for the next five years.Engineers at Delta TechOps will use both the new test cell facility and it...

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    AIRASIA X FLIES INTO LOSS FOR 2018

    Feb 21, 2019

    AirAsia X posted a full-year operating loss of MYR204 million ($50 million) in 2018, reversing last year's operating profit of MYR113 million as flat revenue and higher fuel costs took a hit on the operator. Revenue for the year fell by 0.4% to MYR4.54 billion. Expenses rose 5.9% to MYR4.78 bill...

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    ​BOEING PREPARING TO PITCH 777X TO INDIAN AIRLINES

    Feb 20, 2019

    Boeing intends to begin talks with Indian airlines shortly as it looks to win business for the 777X as a replacement for ageing widebodies. Speaking to FlightGlobal at Aero India in Bengaluru, Boeing's senior vice-president for Asia-Pacific and India sales Dinesh Keskar said he expected the 777X...

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    VIRGIN FLIGHT REACHES 801 MPH AS FURIOUS JET STREAM PROPELS PLANE FASTER THAN SPEED OF SOUND

    Feb 19, 2019

    A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London broke an unlikely milestone (and nearly the sound barrier) when it reached a screaming ground speed of 801 mph while traversing the skies some 35,000 feet above central Pennsylvania. No, this wasn't the rebirth of the Concorde or the dawn of a ...

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    CANADA JETLINES SELECTS VANCOUVER AIRPORT AS ITS HOME BASE

    Feb 11, 2019

    Ultra-low-cost airline Canada Jetlines has announced that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will be its primary base when it launches operations later this year.The passenger carrier has secured YVR’s guarantee that all slots required to operate the initial network using the first two Airb...

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    CEBU PACIFIC TO RECEIVE 12 NEW AIRCRAFT THIS YEAR

    Feb 11, 2019

    The Philippines' airline, Cebu Pacific, is set to receive 12 brand new aircraft to support its expansion plans for 2019. The aircraft deliveries include six Airbus A321neo; five A320neo; and an ATR 72-600. The A321neo boasts of 236 seats, with 56 seats or 31% more capacity than the A320. This wi...

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    AVIATION COMPANY SUED UNDER BIPA FOR BIOMETRIC COLLECTION PROCEDURE VIOLATIONS

    Feb 10, 2019

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court by a former employee of Swissport USA accusing the aviation company of violating her rights and those of other workers when requiring workers to scan their fingeprints when using a biometric punch clock, the Cook County Record report...

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    KENYA E190S COLLIDE DURING MAINTENANCE MISHAP

    Feb 09, 2019

    Two Kenya Airways Embraer 190s have been badly damaged during a ground collision following a mishap during maintenance.The airline states that the accident occurred at night on 8 February, during a routine engine maintenance check at a Nairobi airport hangar.One of the aircraft – for reasons y...

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    MEA TO TAKE ANOTHER FOUR A321NEOS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines has emerged as the customer for another four Airbus A321neos, taking its total order for the type to 15. The airline had originally ordered 10 A320neo-family jets – split equally between the A320neo and A321neo – but subsequently converted all of them...

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    JET AIRWAYS GROUNDS FOUR AIRCRAFT OVER LEASE PAYMENT DEFAULTS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Jet Airways has revealed that four of its aircraft have been grounded after it failed to pay their lease rentals. In a follow-up to an earlier query from the BSE, the carrier notes that three aircraft previously grounded for "engine normalisation" have returned to service, but four others ...

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    FLYBE WARNS OF WINDING-UP THREAT IF CONNECT OFFER REJECTED

    Feb 08, 2019

    Struggling UK regional operator Flybe Group has indicated it will be forced to begin winding-up proceedings if shareholders do not approve an offer from Connect Airways. While acknowledging the the offer price was "disappointingly low", it says it had to recommend the revised offer on 15 J...

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    PAL NOT LOOKING FOR MORE STRATEGIC INVESTORS AFTER ANA DEAL

    Feb 08, 2019

    Philippine Airlines will not seek out any more strategic investors to take up stakes in the carrier after it sealed a deal for All Nippon Airways parent company ANA Holdings to take a 9.5% stake.Speaking to FlightGlobal in Tokyo, PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista says that it ...

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    AIR FRANCE ECHOES ASSURANCE FOR GHANA’S AVIATION INDUSTRY

    Feb 08, 2019

    French Airline Company, Air France has reiterated its confidence in Ghana’s aviation industry with the introduction of new upgraded Airbus A330 in the country to provide additional comfort to passengers. The move forms part of a 140 million-euro investment aims to completely redesigning 15 air...

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    MUMBAI AIRPORT RUNWAY CLOSURE LEADS TO 230 FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Around 230 flights were cancelled on 7 February at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport due to the closure of both primary and secondary runways.A source familiar with the matter was quoted by The Economic Times as saying that the two runways were closed for maintenance a...

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    AFTER MONTHS OF WRANGLING, AIRLINES REACH AGREEMENT OVER MCI SINGLE TERMINAL COSTS

    Feb 07, 2019

    The airlines that serve Kansas City International Airport have come to agreement on the price of a new single terminal at KCI, putting an end to a months of delay, Councilwoman Jolie Justus announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. Justus, a candidate for mayor and chair of the Airport Committee, sa...

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    NEW ZEALAND’S WELLINGTON AIRPORT DEPLOYS FULLY AUTOMATED AEROBRIDGE

    Feb 07, 2019

    Wellington Airport in New Zealand has launched a fully automated aerobridge docking system to accelerate passenger boarding and disembarking from the aircraft. The aerobridge has been deployed at one of the airport’s domestic gates, making the airport the first aerodrome in the world to use th...

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    QATAR AIRWAYS REACHES OPEN SKIES DEAL WITH THE EU

    Feb 07, 2019

    While the fiery dispute between U.S. legacy carriers and three major Gulf airlines continues to rage, the focus of Qatar Airways has now shifted to Europe. Reuters reported early on February 5, 2019, that the State of Qatar and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to finalizing a comprehensive...

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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    AZUL TO ACQUIRE MORE EMBRAER AND AIRBUS JETS IN 2019

    Feb 06, 2019

    Brazilian carrier Azul has sped the pace of its fleet renewal by upping the number of Embraer E195-E2s and Airbus A320neo-family aircraft it plans to acquire in 2019.A revised fleet plan released by Azul on 6 February also calls for more retirements in 2019 of first-generation E195s, one less A330 d...

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    ADB SAFEGATE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ULTRA AIRPORT SYSTEMS

    Feb 06, 2019

    ADB Safegate has concluded the takeover of airport IT systems and data analytics solutions provider Ultra Airport Systems (AS) to create a total airport management capability. The agreement was originally signed in November last year for a purchased price of around $22m.The acquired entity has been ...

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    ‘SHOWDOWN’ AT AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MAY BE FOLLOWED BY A LAWSUIT

    Feb 06, 2019

    Midwest Corporate Aviation owner Barbara Autry says she doesn’t want to file a lawsuit against the city, director of airports Victor White or Clemens Aviation, but on Monday her lawyers put everyone at the Wichita Airport Advisory Board meeting on notice that she’s prepared to do it.Whew...

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    AVIATION WORKERS SUSPEND WEDNESDAY STRIKE TO ALLOW TALKS

    Feb 06, 2019

    BY The Kenya Aviation Workers Union has suspended a strike that was set to start Wednesday to allow talks on a takeover of management of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenya Airways. KAWU Secretary General Moss Ndiema told journalists that the Transport Ministry had assured them that the...

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    VIRGIN AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXEC

    Feb 06, 2019

    Virgin Australia has appointed Paul Scurrah as chief executive, with current CEO John Borghetti stepping down in March.Scurrah arrives at the airline with a history of travel and transport management in Australia. He has held CEO positions at DP World Australia and Queensland Rail, and executive gen...

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    WINTER STORMS, U.S. SHUTDOWN BOOST DEMAND FOR PRIVATE JETS

    Feb 06, 2019

    Harsh winter weather and the partial U.S. government shutdown boosted demand for private jets in January, according to three business aviation companies that recently reported an uptick last month in deep-pocketed travelers seeking alternatives to commercial flying. Business jets fly through regiona...

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    GERMANIA HALTS OPERATIONS AND FILES FOR INSOLVENCY

    Feb 05, 2019

    The German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt today revoked the operating license of Germania Fluggesellschaft after the company filed for insolvency and ceased flight operations in the night between February 4 and February 5. The Berlin-based leisure carrier blamed “unforeseeable ev...

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    AIRBUS CREATES THE FIRST ELECTRIC AIRPLANE RACE WITH AIR RACE E

    Feb 05, 2019

    Airbus has announced a global partnership with Air Race E, the world’s first electric airplane race set to launch its inaugural series in 2020. Airbus is the Official Founding Partner of Air Race E. The competition aims to drive the development and adoption of cleaner, faster, and more technol...

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    ANALYSIS: RYANAIR MATURES WITH IAG-STYLE STRUCTURE

    Feb 05, 2019

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ryanair's decision to emulate the IAG group structure is perhaps an admission by the great disruptor of European air travel that it can learn from its rival when it comes to effectively managing an increasingly complex business. A myriad of challen...

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    MIA LAUNCHES FACIAL RECOGNITION FOR LUFTHANSA PASSENGERS

    Feb 05, 2019

    Miami International Airport (MIA) has collaborated with air transport IT provider SITA, Lufthansa and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to introduce biometric exit technology. The new technology is known as SITA Smart Path and will allow passengers departing from MIA to Munich on Lufthansa flig...

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    AER LINGUS PLANS HARTFORD A321LR LAUNCH

    Feb 04, 2019

    Aer Lingus plans to introduce the Airbus A321LR on flights to Hartford in July, marking the debut of the long-range narrowbody to the North Atlantic market.The carrier will begin flying the A321LR between Dublin and Hartford from 1 July, and then between Dublin and Montreal from 8 August, FlightGlob...

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    GLASGOW AIRPORT INSTALLS NEW RADAR TO PAVE WAY FOR NEW WIND FARM

    Feb 04, 2019

    Glasgow Airport has collaborated with air traffic services provider NATS and Banks Renewables to install a new radar system that can minimise the impact of the Kype Muir Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire.Acting as a statutory consultee, the airport must evaluate the wind farm project proposals up to 50...

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    TURKMENISTAN AIRLINES SUSPENDED FROM EU OPERATIONS

    Feb 04, 2019

    European civil aviation regulators have banned Turkmenistan Airlines from operating services to the country while they verify that the carrier meets safety requirements.The European Aviation Safety Agency has “suspended” flights by the carrier pending confirmation that it meets internati...

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    AMERICAN TO ADD SEATS IN PHOENIX WITH A321NEO

    Feb 04, 2019

    American Airlines plans to debut its new Airbus A321neo at its Phoenix Sky Harbor hub in April after taking delivery of its first aircraft today. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will operate the aircraft between Phoenix and Orlando from 2 April to 2 May, and then between Phoenix and Anchorage from 6 J...

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    FRAPORT TO MANAGE RETAIL CONCESSIONS AT NASHVILLE AIRPORT

    Feb 04, 2019

    Fraport USA has taken over the management of the retail stores, restaurants and services at Nashville International Airport (BNA).BNA recorded the sixth consecutive year of traffic growth last year with nearly 16 million passengers travelling through the airport.The contract was awarded by the Metro...

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    THE UN’S PLAN TO ‘OFFSET’ GROWTH IN AVIATION EMISSIONS AFTER 2020

    Feb 04, 2019

    Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal.Last month marked the first step of the UN’s “Corsia” scheme, which aims to ensure any rise in international aviation emissions above 2020 levels are offset elsewhere.The schem...

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    AERINX’S AR SOLUTION PROMISES TO MAKE AIRCRAFT SKIN INSPECTION FASTER AND MORE PRECISE

    Feb 04, 2019

    Hungarian firm AerinX is developing an augmented reality (AR) solution for the external inspection and maintenance of aircraft and other aerial vehicles. The company has recently started a strategic partnership with Aeroplex of Central Europe Ltd., one of the largest MROs in the CEE region, to imple...

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    SHARJAH AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC EXCEEDED 12 MILLION LAST YEAR

    Feb 01, 2019

    Sharjah International Airport has reported a 6% increase in passenger numbers to 12.04 million for the year 2018 compared to 11.36 million in 2017.Data released by the airport shows that the number of scheduled and unscheduled flights also increased by 4.7% to 81,260 over the year.The highest number...

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    GARUDA INDONESIA CONSIDERING SWITCH TO 737 MAX 10

    Feb 01, 2019

    Garuda Indonesia is considering a switch of part of its order for Boeing 737 Max 8s to the larger Max 10 variant. A source close to the details says that the airline is studying the specifications of the Max 10 and how it could fit into its network, but has not formally amended its order. It follows...

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    AZUL ADDS TWO AVIANCA BRAZIL A320NEOS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Azul has taken two Airbus A320neo aircraft previously operated by bankrupt Avianca Brazil.The aircraft (MSNs 7918 and 8086) are leased from BOC Aviation and were added to Azul's fleet in January, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.Avianca Brazil filed for the Brazilian equivalent of bankruptcy in Dece...

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    MALINDO GETS SLOT BLOCKED FROM ADDING MORE KL-SINGAPORE FLIGHTS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Malindo Air's chief executive believes that Changi Airport Group is protecting Singaporean carriers by blocking Malaysian carriers seeking additional slots to operate more Kuala Lumpur-Singapore flights. Speaking to FlightGlobal, Chandran Rama Muthy says that that CAG is willing to grant slots o...

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    QANTAS TAKES 19.9% STAKE IN ALLIANCE AIRLINES, EYES CONTROL

    Feb 01, 2019

    Qantas has signalled that it intends to take a majority stake Alliance Airlines, having acquired a 19.9% stake in the Brisbane-headquartered operator.The Oneworld carrier states that the stake was acquired at a total cost of A$60 million ($43.6 million), at an average price of A$2.40 per share.Qanta...

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    AVIATION: GOVT TO ALLOCATE RS 3,900 CR TO SERVICE AIR INDIA DEBT

    Feb 01, 2019

    The government will provide a total of Rs 3,900 crore for servicing Air India's loans transferred to a special purpose vehicle, according to Budget documents. The Air India Asset Holding Ltd, a special purpose vehicle, has been set up as part of financial restructuring of the debt-laden national...

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    CEBU PACIFIC TO DOUBLE WIDEBODY FLEET; ISSUES RFI

    Jan 31, 2019

    Cebu Pacific is looking to order up to 16 new widebody aircraft, and has requested for Airbus and Boeing to provide more information about its A330neo and 787.The low-cost airline’s chief executive adviser Mike Szucs tells FlightGlobal that the RFI was sent out in late 2018, and that discussio...

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    CEBU PACIFIC TO ADD 12 AIRCRAFT IN 2019

    Jan 31, 2019

    Cebu Pacific will add 12 new aircraft to its fleet this year, as it enters the next stage of expansion with the delivery of the re-engined Airbus A320 family aircraft. In a press event in Manila to mark the entry of its first A321neo, the carrier says it will take delivery of six A321neos, five A320...

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    RICHMOND AIRPORT REACHED NEW PASSENGER MILESTONE IN 2018

    Jan 31, 2019

    Richmond International Airport in Virginia, US, has set a new record with annual passenger traffic surpassing four million in 2018.Data released by the Capital Region Airport Commission shows that a total of 4,077,763 passengers flew in and out of the airport, an increase of 11.5% over the previous ...

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    AIRBUS PERSONAL DATA ACCESSED DURING CYBER ATTACK

    Jan 30, 2019

    Airbus has suffered a cyber attack on its commercial aircraft business information systems, with some employee details accessed. In a statement, the Toulouse-based airframer said it had detected a cyber incident, but there had been no impact on Airbus’s commercial operations. It gave no detail...

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    JET AIRWAYS DENIES REPORTS OF GROUNDED AIRCRAFT

    Jan 30, 2019

    India’s Jet Airways has denied local media reports that the struggling airline was forced to ground aircraft because of non-payment of leases.Media reports said that three aircraft had been grounded on Tuesday due to missed payments, taking the total to six, but in a stock exchange statement J...

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    GLOBAL WARMING: NEW SUPERSONIC AIRPLANES WOULD BE TERRIBLE FOR ENVIRONMENT, STUDY WARNS

    Jan 30, 2019

    At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Mo...

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    MORE THAN 1,000 FLIGHTS CANCELLED OR DELAYED AS SNOW STORM THREATENS MUCH OF US

    Jan 30, 2019

    More than a 1,000 flights have been canceled or delayed in anticipation of snow and icy conditions Tuesday, as a winter storm threatens the Midwest, the South and the East Coast of the United States. There are 977 flight cancellations and 143 delays as of 4:55 a.m., according to FlightAware.com.A da...

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    EBRD ACQUIRES STAKE IN QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT IN JORDAN

    Jan 30, 2019

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has completed the purchase of an indirect equity stake in Airport International Group (AIG), which is a concessionaire that manages Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Jordan.In a statement, EBRD said: “The bank is committing u...

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    SCOTLAND’S ECONOMY GETS £1.44BN BOOST FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT

    Jan 30, 2019

    Glasgow Airport adds over £1.44bn per annum to the Scottish economy and supports over 30,000 jobs, according to a new report published by economists York Aviation.The report states that the airport will contribute £2.54bn (GVA) to the economy, support more than 43,000 jobs and handle nea...

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    ANA TO TAKE 9.5% STAKE IN PAL HOLDINGS

    Jan 29, 2019

    All Nippon Airways parent company ANA Holdingswill take a 9.5% take in Philippine Airlines’ parent company PAL Holdings.The stake will be purchased from a unit of the Lucio Tan Group, which is the largest shareholder in the company, but is far smaller than the 40% that PAL has signalled could ...

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    ANA TO ORDER UP TO 48 BOEING AND AIRBUS NARROWBODIES

    Jan 29, 2019

    The board of ANA Holdings has approved plans to order 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s for All Nippon Airways and 18 Airbus A320neos for budget unit Peach.ANA will place firm orders for 20 737 Max 8s and take 10 options, valuing the deal at up to $3.51 billion. All 737 Max aircraft are powered by CFM Internatio...

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    ACI SEEKS INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO PROTECT AIRPORTS FROM DRONES

    Jan 29, 2019

    Airports Council International (ACI) has urged aviation industry, governments, and law enforcement agencies to take collective measures to protect aircraft and airports from drones.The trade association of airports worldwide has published a list of recommendations to help airports address the risks ...

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    QANTAS PASSENGERS REQUEST EXERCISE AREAS, VR FOR LONGEST FLIGHTS

    Jan 28, 2019

    Qantas customers have requested exercise bikes and virtual reality entertainment among other suggestions for the airline’s ultra long-haul flights between Australia and Europe. Qantas currently flies non-stop between Perth in Western Australia and London, a 17 hour journey, but is looking ahea...

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    MADRID AIRPORT IS LOOKING FOR THE OWNER OF AN ABANDONED GHOST PLANE

    Jan 28, 2019

    A plane has been sitting on the tarmac at a Madrid airport for years − and it's not clear who actually owns it. The director of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, Elena Mayoral Corcuera, sent an official notice this month stating the mysterious plane is in an "obvious state of aban...

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    TIGERAIR TAIWAN IPO TARGETED AT EXPANSION, SECURING FINANCING

    Jan 28, 2019

    China Airlines believes that a listing for Tigerair Taiwan will pave the road for the low-cost carrier’s expansion, as well as ease the securing of financing. The Taiwanese flag carrier tells Flightglobal that plans for Tigerair Taiwan's listing are in its “early stages”, and t...

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    AIRBUS, THAI FIRM TO COLLABORATE ON MRO AND PILOT TRAINING

    Jan 28, 2019

    Airbus and Thailand's Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in developing and implementing aircraft maintenance training and pilot training courses. The aircraft manufacturer says it has started work with CATC on basic aircraft maintenance...

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    QANTAS EYES PASSENGER NEEDS FOR ULTRA-LONG-HAUL

    Jan 28, 2019

    Qantas has detailed requests from passengers as part of its research into its plan to launch ultra-long-haul flights to Europe and the United States in 2022, dubbed 'Project Sunrise'.The research, done in conjunction with the Sydney University's Charles Perkins Centre, found that health ...

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    DELTA POSTPONES AIRBUS A220 LAUNCH

    Jan 28, 2019

    Delta Air Lines has postponed the introduction of its new Airbus A220s, due to certification delays caused by the US federal government shutdown. The A220s first commercial flights were due this month from New York’s LaGuardia airport, but have now been postponed. The affected services will us...

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    EGYPT OPENS SPHINX INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR REGULAR DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Government of Egypt has opened Sphinx International Airport (SPX) for regular domestic flights as part of the trial operation of the airport.SPX aims to spur growth in the country’s tourism sector in the country due to its close proximity to the Giza Pyramids, the Grand Egyptian Museum, an...

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    US EAST COAST AIRPORTS RECOVERING AFTER DELAYS

    Jan 25, 2019

    New York-area airports were reporting normal delays on Friday evening after ATC staff shortages and an FAA ground stop halted arrivals for a time at LaGuardia airport earlier in the day. Hundreds of flights were delayed at New York airports as air traffic controllers called in sick because of the US...

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    AIRASIA RETALIATES AGAINST MAHB LAWSUIT WITH MYR400M CLAIM

    Jan 24, 2019

    AirAsia and AirAsia X have filed motions to have an MYR36.4 million ($8.8 million) lawsuit brought against them by Malaysia Airports (MAHB) over unpaid passenger service fees struck out, and made a separate MYR400 million claim against the airport operator. In December 2018, MAHB issue of a writ of ...

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    MANCHESTER AIRPORT TO OPEN PRIVATE TERMINAL FOR COMMERCIAL AIRLINES

    Jan 24, 2019

    Manchester Airport in the UK has unveiled plans to open a private terminal to provide travelers with the experience of a private jet when flying on commercial airlines. The new PremiAir terminal will be open to all passengers irrespective of airline or destination, with prices starting at £50....

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    JETBLUE SEES DELAYS TO A321NEOS, PUSHES OUT A220 DELIVERIES

    Jan 24, 2019

    JetBlue Airways expects delays to the delivery of up to seven Airbus A321neos this year and says it has postponed deliveries of its first A220-300s to allow more time for the airline to choose suppliers of the aircraft's interiors. The New York-based airline now expects to take six A321neos &quo...

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    CATHAY PACIFIC JOINS EASYJET’S CONNECTIONS SERVICE

    Jan 23, 2019

    Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to join easyJet’s international connections service.Worldwide by easyJet” will allow passengers to connect from the airline’s European flights to Cathay Pacific services to Hong Kong at London’s Gatwick Airport. The service will go live &l...

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    U.S. AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB SPONSORS GE AVIATION FOR THE TEAMING-ENABLED ARCHITECTURES FOR MANNED-UNMANNED SYSTEMS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Project Task Assignment for the Teaming-Enabled Architectures for Manned-Unmanned Systems (TEAMS) prototype program was recently awarded to GE Aviation. The project is under the authority of the Base Vertical Lift Consortium Project Agreement and is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL...

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    INTERGLOBE AVIATION THIRD-QUARTER PROFIT PLUNGES AS CRUDE PRICES WEIGH

    Jan 23, 2019

    InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, owner of India`s biggest airline by market share IndiGo, said its third-quarter profit slumped 75 percent, dragged down by higher crude prices and intense competition.Its net profit was 1.91 billion rupees ($26.79 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with 7.6...

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    ALASKA DELAYS PAINE FIELD LAUNCH DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 22, 2019

    Alaska Airlines is the first carrier to officially postpone a new service due to the on-going partial US federal government shutdown now in its 32nd day. The Seattle-based carrier will delay the launch of service to Paine Field in Everett, Washington, to 4 March from 11 February as Federal Aviation ...

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    DANE COUNTY AIRPORT RESUMES OPERATIONS AFTER POWER OUTAGE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) in Madison, Wisconsin, US, has resumed operations after a complete power outage forced a shutdown on 21 January. The airport said that extreme cold weather spurred the additional energy consumption at the airport, resulting in an outage. Almost a dozen flights were...

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    BRITISH AIRWAYS IS GIVING ONE OF ITS BOEING 747S A 1960S-ERA PAINT SCHEME

    Jan 21, 2019

    British Airways will paint one of its Boeing 747-400s in a retro livery that dates to the 1960s – part of an effort to commemorate its 100th birthday. The company also revealed plans to paint other planes in vintage schemes, but – for now – would say only that “more details o...

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    FLYBE SHAREHOLDERS UP IN ARMS OVER CONNECT AIRWAYS DEAL

    Jan 21, 2019

    London-based private equity firm and key Flybe Group shareholder Hosking Partners could thwart a planned takeover of the UK regional carrier by the Connect Airways consortium, Sky News has reported. On January 11, Flybe Group said Connect Airways, whose shareholders include Virgin Atlantic, Stobart ...

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    NEW YORK PSC APPROVES SOLAR POWER PROJECTS AT JOHN F KENNEDY AIRPORT

    Jan 21, 2019

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has secured permission from the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to set up solar power projects at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.The PSC’s permission means the Port Authority will now join hands with New York Power Author...

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    DUBLIN AIRPORT HANDLED 31.5 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2018

    Jan 18, 2019

    Dublin Airport handled a record 31.5 million passengers during 2018, an increase of 6% from 2017. An additional 1.9 million passengers used the airport in 2018. Roughly 29.4 million people began and ended their journey at the airport and an additional 2.1 million passengers used the airport as a hub...

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    FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR RDU'S NEW RUNWAY FOR CHINA FLIGHTS MAY FALL SHORT, AIRPORT PRESIDENT SAYS

    Jan 18, 2019

    International Airport plans to replace its aging main runway in the coming years with a new parallel one that will be long enough to launch flights to the far side of the Earth.RDU President and CEO Michael Landguth say he has expected that half or more of the runway's estimated $350 million cos...

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    SOME TRAINS CANCELED, AIRLINES WAIVE CHANGE FEES AS STORM APPROACHES

    Jan 18, 2019

    Travelers this weekend will want to check the status of their trains and planes as a major winter snowstorm moves into the Northeast.Most airlines serving Albany International Airport are waiving change fees for travel over the weekend. Carriers have posted details at their websites on what cities a...

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    AVIATION: BUDGET AIRLINE SCOOT TO EXPAND IN 3 INDIAN CITIES

    Jan 18, 2019

    Singapore Airlines group's budget arm Scoot Thursday announced expansion of its network in India With the addition of three cities, Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam, starting May. The new routes are due to be transferred over from sister airline, SilkAir, and Scoot will be the only airli...

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    NORWEGIAN TO CLOSE MULTIPLE B737 BASES IN 2019

    Jan 18, 2019

    Norwegian has announced the closure of multiple bases across its network as part of its Focus2019 plan that aims to generate savings of at least NOK2 billion kroner (USD229 million) in 2019. An internal airline communique to staff seen by ch-aviation said that as part of Focus2019, it had conducted ...

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    BALPA PILOT UNION ACCUSES RYANAIR OF BULLYING STAFF

    Jan 18, 2019

    The union said Ryanair has closed a base in the Netherlands, and one in Germany and downsized a second in retaliation after pilots took strike action in the two countries.BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said the airline is now threatening the closure of two bases in the Canary Islands if ca...

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    AVIANCA BRAZIL TO KEEP GECAS A320S FOR NOW

    Jan 18, 2019

    Brazil’s civil aviation regulator ANAC had moved to cancel the registration of the A320s after GECAS petitioned for their return for non-payment of lease fees.ANAC said the aircraft would be withdrawn from the Aeronautical Registry within five days, and the airline required to return them to G...

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    GATWICK WELCOMED RECORD 46.1 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2018

    Jan 17, 2019

    Gatwick Airport in the UK handled a record 46.1 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 1.1% compared to the same period last year. The growth was boosted by the use of long-haul flights by passengers who opted to spend the festive season further afield. The volume of cargo handled by the airport...

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    BOEING RELATIONSHIP KEY TO KC-390 COSTS, MARKETING

    Jan 17, 2019

    Embraer’s defense joint venture with Boeing will use the American company’s leverage over suppliers to cut parts and components costs on the KC-390 tactical transport. The Brazilian company said at an investor conference on 16 January that it will also lean on Boeing’s internationa...

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    UK AIRPORTS EMBRACE ANTI-DRONE TECH

    Jan 17, 2019

    The increasing availability of drones has finally prompted two major international airports, the U.K.’s Heathrow and Gatwick, to procure anti-drone systems. While these moves may signal a boon for counter-drone technology, they also underscore the danger of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in...

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    MISAWA-BASED F-16 MAKES PRECAUTIONARY LANDING AT JAPANESE AIRPORT

    Jan 16, 2019

    An Air Force F-16 fighter jet made a precautionary landing at a Japanese regional airport Monday, according to a Tohoku Defense Bureau spokesman. The incident involving a fighter from Misawa Air Base happened at about 1 p.m., said the spokesman, who spoke on a standard condition of anonymity. The ca...

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    U.S. CALLING BACK 1,700 AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTORS

    Jan 16, 2019

    The Federal Aviation Administration is calling back 1,700 aviation safety inspectors as a partial government shutdown drags on into its fourth week. An FAA spokesman said on Tuesday it is recalling inspectors and engineers to perform duties to ensure continuous operational safety of the entire natio...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AFFECTS AIRPORT OPERATIONS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Several airports in the US have been forced to closed terminals due to a shortage of security workers following the partial shutdown of the US Federal Government. Airports affected include Miami International Airport in Florida and George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas. Screeners emplo...

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    INDIA TO HAVE UP TO 200 AIRPORTS BY 2040

    Jan 16, 2019

    India is expected to have 190-200 airports by 2040 as passenger traffic is expected to grow by six times to 1.1 billion. The civil aviation ministry released its ‘Vision 2040’ document, which highlights that the top 31 cities of the country will have two airports each. Construction of ne...

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    NEW UK AEROSPACE PROJECT SET TO CHALLENGE CERTIFICATION NORMS

    Jan 16, 2019

    A new project led by the University of Southampton will explore the use of composites in aerostructures and seek to highlight the limitations in current certification procedures. Backed by an EPSRC grant of £6.9m, the research will focus on more structurally efficient and lightweight airframes...

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    UNITED TO TAKE DELIVERY OF ADDITIONAL 777-300ERS FROM THIS YEAR

    Jan 16, 2019

    United Airlines will receive the first widebody aircraft from a new Boeing order this year, the airline told analysts on an earnings call earlier today. The Chicago-based carrier disclosed it recently ordered 28 Boeing aircraft in its 15 January earnings release, including four 777-300ERs and 24 737...

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    AIRBUS BREAKS GROUND ON A220 ALABAMA PLANT

    Jan 16, 2019

    US production of the Airbus A220 aircraft series came to a step closer with Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony at the company’s Mobile, Alabama assembly plant. Construction of the USD$300 million dollar facility is due for completion later this year, with aircraft production scheduled t...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT WELCOMED 80 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2018

    Jan 15, 2019

    London Heathrow Airport handled a record 80.1 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 2.7% compared to the same period last year. The growth was boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. The latest achievement comes as Heathrow launched fresh consultation on a third runway expansion plan....

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    PASSENGERS FACE LONG LINES, CLOSED CHECKPOINTS AS UNPAID TSA SCREENERS CALL IN SICK AMID SHUTDOWN

    Jan 15, 2019

    Shortages of federal airport security workers in the partial U.S. government shutdown prompted several large U.S. airports to close security lanes Monday, as the impasse over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico rippled throughout the aviation industry. Travelers at Hartsfield-Jackso...

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    INDIAN GOVERNMENT DRAWS UP NEW CIVIL AVIATION ROADMAP TO 2040

    Jan 15, 2019

    India's government has issued a 20-year roadmap for civil aviation growth that projects a sixfold increase in the country's passenger numbers, to 1.1 billion by 2040, and a quadrupling in the commercial airline fleet over the same span, to 2,400 aircraft. The "Vision 2040" roadmap,...

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    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES NEW HAWAII FLIGHTS STALLED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 15, 2019

    Southwest Airlines' long-awaited flights to Hawaii are on hold due to the federal government shutdown. The problem: The airline needs to complete the Federal Aviation Administration's certification process for extended overwater flights, but the FAA workers who oversee those so-called ETOPS ...

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    CANCUN WELCOMES SWOOP'S INAUGURAL FLIGHT FROM HAMILTON

    Jan 15, 2019

    Today Swoop celebrates its inaugural flight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN). The four-hour non-stop flight departs Hamilton at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives Cancun at 11:59 a.m. EST. The Cancun International Airport and tourism partners a...

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    EMIRATES OUTLINES 2019 SCHEDULE DURING RUNWAY CLOSURE

    Jan 15, 2019

    Emirates will ground up to 48 aircraft and reduce flights by 25 percent during a planned closure of one of Dubai International Airport’s two runways in April and May. The 45-day closure of DXB’s southern runway is due to extensive maintenance work required on the heavily used strip.The a...

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    CONNECT AIRWAYS UPS OFFER FOR FLYBE

    Jan 15, 2019

    The Connect Airways consortium that is planning to take over UK regional Flybe has increased its offer for the airline and agreed a bridge loan after conditions for the first credit facility could not be met. Connect, which is made up of Cyrus Capital, Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group, agreed last ...

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    UNITED FLIGHT OUT OF SPOKANE STRIKES BIRD DIVERTS TO SEATTLE

    Jan 14, 2019

    A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport, prompting pilots to divert to Seattle, an airport spokesman said. Todd Woodard, spokesman for Spokane International Airport, said he wasn't sure exactly where the bird...

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    NEW BLADE CERTIFIED FOR ROLLS-ROYCE TRENT 1000

    Jan 14, 2019

    Rolls-Royce has received FAA and EASA certification for a redesigned intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blade designed to address durability issues on Trent 1000 Package C engines. Rolls-Royce has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certificat...

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    NEPTUNUS CONSTRUCTS TEMPORARY TERMINAL AT BERLIN SCHÖNEFELD AIRPORT

    Jan 14, 2019

    The company specializes in constructing temporary structures. The makeshift terminal building will remain in place for up to two years while airport facilities are modernized. Neptunus was responsible for the entire project, installing electricity, lighting, heating, air-conditioning, toilet facilit...

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    UNITED AIRLINES INAUGURATES BUSINESS LOUNGE AT LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

    Jan 14, 2019

    United Airlines has opened its United Polaris business class lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. Located in Terminal 7 between Gates 73 and 75A, the lounge imitates the distinct culture of Southern California and offers a host of food and beverages to member passengers. The ...

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    A PASSENGER GOT A GUN ON BOARD AN AIRPLANE

    Jan 14, 2019

    A passenger was able to carry a gun through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening area and board a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Tokyo on Jan. 3, according to a statement released on Sunday. In the statement, the TSA confirmed the news, but denied the lapse in security wa...

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    TSA NO-SHOWS? MIAMI AIRPORT TO CLOSE A TERMINAL EARLY FOR 3 DAYS AMID GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 11, 2019

    Miami International Airport plans to close one of its terminals early for three days starting this weekend. The concern? There may not be enough screeners showing up to work as the government shutdown drags into another week. Starting Saturday and lasting through Monday, Miami will close the Transpo...

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    UK PLANS TO PROVIDE MILITARY-GRADE ANTI-DRONE SECURITY TO ALL AIRPORTS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The British Government is reportedly considering plans to deploy military-grade anti-drone equipment after an intrusion by illegal drones caused chaos at two of the busiest airports in the UK. The proposed measures come after drone sightings at Gatwick Airport in December prompted the airport to hal...

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    ORLANDO AIRPORT REACHES 47M PASSENGERS WITH GROWTH BY LOW-COST AIRLINES

    Jan 10, 2019

    Orlando International Airport is now hosting passengers arriving and departing at a rate of more 47 million annually, reflecting a steady expansion by low-fare airlines. Pushing that count still higher, Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday morning that it will be adding this spring nonstop flights ...

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    INDONESIAN AIR FORCE PLACES ORDER FOR EIGHT ADDITIONAL H225MS

    Jan 10, 2019

    The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet.Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PTDirgantara Indonesia (Persero)...

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    GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN STALLS AIRCRAFT SAFETY INSPECTIONS, NEW JETS AND ROUTES, INDUSTRY COMPLAINS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Airlines can't get federal officials to sign off on new planes and routes amid the U.S. government shutdown while keeping federal aviation workers furloughed or unpaid altogether threatens the country's key aviation sector, industry members said Thursday. Some 800,000 government workers have...

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    US SHUTDOWN: HEADWINDS FOR AVIATION AND AEROSPACE

    Jan 10, 2019

    The partial government shutdown in the US is creating havoc across many industries, from the financial sector right through to small businesses operating near the country’s National Parks. The aviation industry is also facing pressure from the shutdown on numerous fronts – ranging from t...

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    FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS COULD RESULT FROM 'NO-DEAL BREXIT,' GLOBAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION WARNS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Disruptions to air travel are possible if Britain leaves the European Union in March without a deal, the head of the leading association for airlines around the world warned Thursday. Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association, said the risk to traffic f...

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    SHANNON AIRPORT WELCOMES APPROVAL FOR ‘ENHANCED’ US PRECLEARANCE FACILITIES

    Jan 10, 2019

    CABINET approval for changes to the US Preclearance agreement that will allow for ‘enhanced services’ at Shannon has been welcomed by the airport. The government has approved changes to the Ireland-United States Preclearance Agreement to allow for enhanced services at Dublin and Shannon ...

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    FRONTIER AIRLINES REVEALS 22 NONSTOP ROUTES THIS WEEK

    Jan 10, 2019

    Frontier Airlines announced even more new routes this week, unveiling new options in multiple cities. The collection of routes announced on Wednesday followed on the heels of two separate announcements earlier this week. Cumulatively, Frontier says its moves this week include a total of 22 additiona...

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    HEATHROW SUSPENDS OPERATIONS AFTER DRONE SPOTTED NEAR AIRFIELD

    Jan 09, 2019

    London’s Heathrow Airport temporarily halted all departing flights as a safety measure after a drone was spotted flying near the airfield. A Heathrow spokeswoman told the BBC that it was a ‘precautionary measure’ to ‘prevent any threat to operational safety.Law enforcement ag...

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    DEBUT OF PAINE FIELD PASSENGER FLIGHTS COULD BE DELAYED BY FEDERAL SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    The highly anticipated return of airline service to Paine Field in Everett, Washington, could be knocked off schedule by the ongoing government shutdown. The airport is expected to rejoin the U.S. aviation map next month with the launch of its first commercial airline flights in decades. Those fligh...

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    DELTA AIR LINES BOOKS ORDER FOR ADDITIONAL 15 AIRBUS A220 AIRCRAFT

    Jan 09, 2019

    Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order.  The additional orders are the airline’s first for the -300 model. Delta also converted earlier A...

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    AIRBUS REMOVES 10 A380S FROM ORDER BACKLOG

    Jan 09, 2019

    Airbus has removed orders for 10 A380s which had previously been allocated to an undisclosed customer. The revision, disclosed in the airframer’s full-year activity figures for 2018, brings the total number of orders for the double-deck aircraft down to 321.It also cuts the year-end backlog to...

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    LONDON SOUTHEND AIRPORT RUNWAY UPGRADE TO LAST THREE MONTHS

    Jan 08, 2019

    London Southend Airport in the UK has estimated that the £10m project aimed at upgrading the durability and performance of the airstrip will last for three months. Stobart Group owns and operates London Southend Airport, Stobart Air and Stobart Aviation Services. The airport will be closed to ...

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    ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT DIVERSION LEADS TO A 30-HOUR NIGHTMARE FOR PASSENGERS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Alaska Airlines faced a furious reaction from outraged passengers Monday following a weekend transcontinental flight that turned into a 30-hour nightmare journey. Passengers boarded Alaska nonstop flight 1367 from Boston to Los Angeles on Saturday at 6 p.m. and waited almost two hours on the ground ...

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    AIR TRAVELERS START TO FEEL EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A Federal Aviation...

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    EMIRATES SKYCARGO FLEW 2.6 MILLION TONNES OF CARGO IN 2018

    Jan 08, 2019

    Between January and December 2018, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, flew close to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents. From fruits and vegetables to space satellites, from pharmaceuticals to domestic pets, the air cargo carrier transported goods that have had a dire...

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    UK TOUGHENS AIRPORT DEFENCES AFTER GATWICK DRONE INCIDENT

    Jan 08, 2019

    UK government authorities are to start testing and evaluating a range of counter-drone technologies in the country, intended to prevent airport disruption of the scale which recently affected London Gatwick. The UK’s Department for Transport has outlined the measures in a consultation response...

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    HEATHROW AND GATWICK AIRPORTS TO DEPLOY ANTI-DRONE TECHNOLOGY

    Jan 07, 2019

    The UK’s London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are set to implement military-grade anti-drone equipment to deal with illegal drone flights near airfields. The latest development follows a recent incident of drone sightings at Gatwick Airport that caused widespread disruption and led to the canc...

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    JAPAN AIRLINES TO UTILIZE SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Japan Airlines (JAL) will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January, JAL plans to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with SAF supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu ...

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    AIR TRAVEL MAY BE LESS SAFE DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, FEDERAL INSPECTORS WARN

    Jan 06, 2019

    Federal aviation safety inspectors haven't been inspecting anything for the last two weeks because of the government shutdown. Deemed nonessential workers, the inspectors say they're anything but. Holding signs saying, "Was your airplane properly repaired and inspected today? The FAA do...

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    DUBAI AIRPORT RECEIVES 81.4M PASSENGERS IN 11 MONTHS OF 2018, UP 1.3%

    Jan 06, 2019

    Dubai International (DXB) received 6.9 million customers in November 2018, bringing the hub's year to date traffic to 81.4 million passengers. The airport is expected to maintain its position of the world's third busiest airport after Atlanta International Airport and Beijing Capital Interna...

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    SUPERJETS ON HOLD? RUSSIAN SSJ-100 DELIVERY TO IRAN FROZEN ‘OVER US-MADE PARTS’

    Jan 06, 2019

    Tehran may not receive Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliners to boost its aging air fleet due to US trade restrictions. The Jets reportedly have more US-made parts that are allowed for export without Washington’s approval. Earlier, Russia and Iran sealed a deal for the delivery of 40 ne...

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    AIRBUS SELLS 120 FORMER BOMBARDIER C SERIES JETS TO US AIRLINES

    Jan 04, 2019

    The manufacturer says the airline dubbed Moxy is buying 60 A220-300 aircraft formerly called the C Series in a deal valued at a total of about US$5.5 billion based on 2018 list prices, although buyers typically receive large discounts. Airbus says it will fulfill two new aircraft orders of jets form...

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    AIRLINE OFFERS DAILY JOPLIN FLIGHTS TO CHICAGO

    Jan 04, 2019

    Joplin travelers could be boarding flights to Chicago in June if the City Council approves financial guarantees for the new air service at a meeting Monday. Steve Stockam, airport manager, said Thursday that American Airlines Inc. is offering to provide the Chicago connection starting June 6. Airpor...

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    2 INJURED, 130 WITHOUT POWER AFTER SMALL PLANE CRASHES NEAR TOWNSEND

    Jan 04, 2019

    Two men were seriously injured in a plane crash discovered by NorthWestern Energy near Townsend on Wednesday evening. Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said the Cessna 180 crashed about 2 miles southwest of Townsend between the Missouri River and U.S. Highway 287. Two adult males were on board, ...

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    KOREAN AIR A220 SUFFERS SIGNIFICANT ENGINE DAMAGE

    Jan 03, 2019

    A Korean Air Airbus A220-300 suffered a failure to its left Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine on 27 December 2018. In response to FlightGlobal's query, the carrier confirmed the incident, stating that the aircraft registered HL8314, was operating as flight KE753 on the Busan-Nagoya route with 6...

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    TRUMP'S 'BORDER SECURITY' SHUTDOWN: CUT OFF CASH TO PEOPLE AND AGENCIES THAT PROTECT US

    Jan 03, 2019

    With the government shutdown now in its second week, President Donald Trump has doubled down on his demand for a border wall. As Trump explained, We need Border Security, and as EVERYONE knows, you can’t have Border Security without a Wall. The Drones & Technology are just bells and whistl...

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    AMAZON LEASES 10 MORE CARGO PLANES FROM AREA COMPANY

    Jan 03, 2019

    A Willmington-based company has expanded leasing and operating agreements with one of the world's largest online retailers. Air Transport Services Group in Willmington has agreed to lease another 10 freight airliners to Amazon for delivery services, the companies announced recently. Per the agre...

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    DELTA EXPECTS SLIGHTLY LOWER FOURTH QUARTER UNIT REVENUE

    Jan 03, 2019

    Delta Air Lines has further trimmed its fourth-quarter unit revenue expectation amid weaker-than-expected yields. The Atlanta-based airline now predicts fourth-quarter unit revenue per available seat mile will increase roughly 3% year-on-year, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange C...

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    RYANAIR GETS UK AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

    Jan 03, 2019

    Ryanair has received its UK air operators certificate (AOC), allowing the Irish airline to fly domestic and international flights within and from Britain after the UK leaves the European Union in March. The airline welcomed the decision and said the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit is rising. ...

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    JETBLUE TO DECIDE ON THE A321LR IN 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    JetBlue Airways chief executive Robin Hayes says the airline will make a decision on the Airbus A321LR in 2019, almost three years after it took up the option of converting some deliveries to the long-range variant. Hayes says in a New Year's message to JetBlue employees: "In 2019 we will a...

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    ISRAEL SET TO OPEN RAMON AIRPORT

    Jan 02, 2019

    Ramon Airport was built with an investment of $500m and will initially start operations on 22 January with domestic flights, before extending to international operations in March. The facility is the country’s newest international airport.Initially, the Arkia and Israir carriers will operate t...

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    QATAR AIRWAYS ACQUIRES 5 PERCENT OF CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES

    Jan 02, 2019

    Qatar Airways has acquired a 5 percent stake in China Southern Airlines (600029.SS), the state-owned Gulf carrier said on Wednesday, in a move to gain access to the fast-growing mainland Chinese market. Qatar Airways also owns a 20 percent stake in British Airways-parent International Consolidated A...

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    VIETNAM INAUGURATES VAN DON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Jan 02, 2019

    Located in the north-eastern coastal province of Quang Ninh, the airport has been built with an investment of $310m. Van Don Airport is capable of handling large aircraft, including Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s.Covering 290ha, the new airport is wholly owned by Sun Group and was built in collaborati...

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    PRESTWICK AIRPORT'S GOVERNMENT DEBT RISES TO £38.4M

    Jan 01, 2019

    The debt owed by Prestwick Airport to the Scottish government has risen in the past year from £30m to £38.4m. That was while revenue rose through a doubling of funds from refueling aircraft at the publicly-owned facility. Accounts lodged with Companies House show the holding company made...

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    BOC AVIATION ORDERS MORE BOEING 737 MAX

    Dec 27, 2018

    Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has agreed to buy 11 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing.The Bank of China unit announced the deal on Thursday in a stock exchange statement. The 737s will be delivered in 2019 and 2020.BOC Aviation has already arranged leases for two of the aircraft with an unnamed airl...

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    BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 7500 PUT INTO OPERATION

    Dec 24, 2018

    The new business jet Global 7500, which is the most long-haul aircraft in its class, was put into operation, the aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier, said. The aircraft with a range of 14,260 km was certified late, in October of this year. It was originally planned that the launch of the aircraft will...

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    IRAN AVIATION AGENCY REFUTES CLAIMS ALLEGING BERLIN PLANS TO BAN MAHAN AIR

    Dec 24, 2018

    The spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) on Sunday dismissed media reports alleging that Berlin intended to ban the country’s Mahan Air airline from using German airports in 2019, Trend reported citing Sputnik. Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has not received any r...

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    INTERGLOBE AVIATION GAINS AFTER SIGNING CODESHARE AGREEMENT

    Dec 24, 2018

    InterGlobe Aviation rose 0.57% to Rs 1,160.05 at 09:28 IST on BSE after the company signed a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement with Turkish Airlines. The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 21 December 2018. Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 74.64 points, or 0.21% to ...

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    FRONTIER AIRLINES ADDS 11TH A320NEO AIRCRAFT TO ITS FLEET

    Dec 24, 2018

    Denver-based Frontier Airlines has taken delivery of its eleventh A320neo aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft lessor, that previously financed nine A321ceos with Frontier, has delivered this new A320neo aircraft via Sale-Leaseback (with commitments for an additional five...

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    BOEING LANDS JET DEALS WITH NIGERIA, SAUDI ARABIA FOR $9.3B

    Dec 24, 2018

    Flyadeal, a unit of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is committed to order 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price. Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways announced a preliminary deal which once finalized will involve 50 firm orders for it...

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    LONDON SOUTHEND AIRPORT TO START RUNWAY MAINTENANCE PROJECT

    Dec 21, 2018

    The UK’s London Southend Airport is set to start a maintenance project to upgrade the durability and performance of the facility’s runway. Work on the project will involve an investment of £10m is scheduled to begin on 7 January next year. Runway maintenance is needed to enable the...

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    NASHVILLE AIRPORT OPENS PARKING FACILITY AND TRANSPORTATION CENTRE

    Dec 21, 2018

    Nashville International Airport (BNA) has officially opened the newly constructed $115m parking and transportation center for travelers. The center is part of the airport’s renovation project ‘BNA Vision’ Growth & Expansion Plan was completed $7m under budget at an overall cost...

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    3 DEAD AS SMALL PLANE CRASHES IN NORTHWEST ATLANTA PARK

    Dec 21, 2018

    A small plane has crashed in a northwest Atlanta park, killing all three people on board, Atlanta fire officials said. The Cessna 560 went down Thursday at 12:40 p.m. in English Park, near I-285 at Bolton Road and about two miles from the Fulton County Airport, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen confir...

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    NERVOUS GATWICK RESUMES SERVICES AFTER FURTHER SUSPENSION

    Dec 21, 2018

    London Gatwick airport has resumed operations after a brief further suspension of operation at the hub, initiated following another suspected drone incursion. Flights operated by EasyJet and RwandAir were sent into holding patterns at around 17:00, followed by other services. The RwandAir aircraft a...

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    REPUBLIC FINALISES ORDER FOR 100 E175S

    Dec 20, 2018

    Republic Airways has firmed up an order for 100 Embraer 175s, first unveiled at the Farnborough air show in July. Deliveries from the order, which has a list-price value of $4.69 billion, will begin in 2020. The deal includes purchase rights for another 100 E175s, with conversion rights to the E175-...

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    CEBU PACIFIC EXPECTS A321NEO DELIVERY IN Q1 2019

    Dec 20, 2018

    Cebu Pacific Air has confirmed that it expects to take delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in the first quarter of 2019, as it received its final A321ceo. The latest delivery completes the Philippine low-cost carrier’s order for seven A321ceos, all of which were delivered in the last 10 month...

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    ENAV WINS CONTRACT FOR CONTROL TOWER MODERNISATION AT TRIPOLI AIRPORT

    Dec 20, 2018

    Italian air navigation services provider ENAV has won a contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority to modernize equipment in the control tower at Tripoli International Airport. Under the contract, ENAV will deliver and deploy three new workstations for air traffic controllers. The company wil...

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    UNITED AIRLINES ADDS 11 NEW ROUTES FROM CHICAGO, HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES AND WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Dec 20, 2018

    United Airlines today announced the addition of 11 new routes from its hubs in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. United's new summer service, beginning in June 2019, will connect customers to popular summer vacation destinations in California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Michiga...

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    NO INJURIES AFTER SMALL PLANE CRASHES AT SEDONA AIRPORT

    Dec 19, 2018

    Nobody was injured when a small plane crashed at Sedona Oak Creek Airport shortly before 5 this evening, firefighters said. Crews said the plane had skidded off the south end of the runway.Firefighters said when they arrived there was smoke coming from overheated landing gear, which had separated fr...

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    ​VIRGIN AUSTRALIA ATR SUFFERED FLAMEOUTS IN BOTH ENGINES

    Dec 18, 2018

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an incident in which a Virgin Australia 72-600 suffered non-simultaneous flameouts in both engines during the same flight. The incident involved aircraft VH-FVN, which was operating the Sydney-Canberra route on 13 December. While the air...

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    BOEING COMPLETES NATO AWACS UPGRADES

    Dec 18, 2018

    Boeing delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Manching, Germany. This delivery is the final of 14 and ensures NATO AWACS compliance with current and future air traffic...

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    BOEING TO INVEST 4.2 BLN USD IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION OF BRAZIL'S EMBRAER

    Dec 18, 2018

    U.S. top aircraft maker Boeing Company (Boeing) announced Monday an investment of 4.2 billion U.S. dollars in taking the majority control of a commercial joint venture with Brazil's aviation giant Embraer. The new deal, which is subject to the approval of the Brazilian government, regulators, an...

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    DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW PASSENGER SCREENING SYSTEM

    Dec 18, 2018

    Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have released a new passenger screening system featuring enhanced advanced imaging technology (eAIT). The new system is designed to improve checkout security. It also screens passengers in less than one second, a...

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    AUCKLAND AIRPORT TRIALS 3D SCANNER TO BOOST SECURITY

    Dec 18, 2018

    New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has unveiled a 3D scanner that will allow quarantine officers to easily scan and identify unwanted pests in the bags of international passengers. The new X-ray technology produces 3D pictures, which will help discover items that have previously been hard such as ...

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    AIR ASTANA TO EXTEND REGIONAL FOOTPRINT

    Dec 17, 2018

    As Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana awaits delivery of its delayed A321LRs to replace its to-be-retired Boeing 757-200s, having become the second operator after Norway’s Wideroe to take delivery of the first of its five Embraer E-190 E2s, it is moving on its sizeable plans to dev...

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    AMAZON AIR TO BUILD A HUB AT FORT WORTH ALLIANCE

    Dec 17, 2018

    Amazon.com has selected Fort Worth Alliance as its new regional hub and will build a brand new sorting facility at the airport, the Dallas Business Journal has reported. Construction of the new facility has already begun. It is expected to complete and become operational in 2019. We are excited to b...

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    LION AIR AND BOEING ARE HEADING INTO A $30B FEUD

    Dec 17, 2018

    The crash of a Boeing plane that killed 189 people in Indonesia is spiraling into a $US22 billion ($30.6 billion) feud between the aircraft maker and one of Asia's most influential aviation bosses. In a rare public dispute between the planemaker and one of its biggest customers, the head of PT L...

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    LUTON AIRPORT OPENS NEW TERMINAL AFTER £160M UPGRADE

    Dec 17, 2018

    Luton Airport has re-opened its terminal following the latest phase of a renovation project that aims to double passenger handling capacity by 2020. The £160m three-year redevelopment aims to make journeys easier, quicker and more comfortable. The number of passengers has already increased by ...

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    AMERICAN ADDS NEW ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2019

    Dec 14, 2018

    American Airlines is launching 18 new domestic routes and adding extra flights to two international destinations for summer 2019 travel. The new domestic routes include a new destination: Kalispell, Montana’s Glacier Park Airport, with service from Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Chicago O...

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    AMERICAN ADDS NEW ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2019

    Dec 14, 2018

    American Airlines is launching 18 new domestic routes and adding extra flights to two international destinations for summer 2019 travel. The new domestic routes include a new destination: Kalispell, Montana’s Glacier Park Airport, with service from Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Chicago O...

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    UNION SHUTS DOWN AVIATION AGENCIES’ OFFICES AT LAGOS AIRPORT

    Dec 14, 2018

    The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Friday shut down the offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, over the delay in the release of their Conditions of Service. Newsmen report that the union is protesting the delay in the release of the Conditions of S...

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    STARR INSURANCE EXPANDS AVIATION TO BRAZIL

    Dec 14, 2018

    Starr Insurance Companies’ Brazilian subsidiary, Starr International Brasil Seguradora, has been granted a local license to offer aviation insurance. Fernanda Stracchino, aviation specialist underwriter, has joined Starr Brazil to head the new aviation division. Starr Brazil will offer a varie...

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    GATWICK AIRPORT REPORTS 5.7% RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC LAST MONTH

    Dec 14, 2018

    London Gatwick Airport has reported a 5.7% increase in passenger traffic for November compared to the same month last year. During November, more than 3.05 million passengers used Gatwick airport, driven by the facility’s network of long-haul routes. The number of passenger flying to long-haul...

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    FIRST LOOK AT ANA’S FLYING HONU AIRBUS A380

    Dec 13, 2018

    All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 has rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg, sporting ANA’s new ‘Flying Honu’ Hawaiian sea turtle special livery. ANA has three A380s on order and will be the first Japanese airline to fly the superjumbo when it is delivered at the end of...

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    TAP AIR PORTUGAL TO ADD A THIRD NEW U.S. ROUTE FOR 2019

    Dec 13, 2018

    TAP Air Portugal will fly five weekly nonstop round-trips, year-round, between San Francisco and Lisbon from June next year. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the airline’s eighth North American gateway and the only one on the west coast. Last month TAP announced new routes...

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    UNITED AIRLINES ANNOUNCES LARGEST INTERNATIONAL ROUTE EXPANSION IN SAN FRANCISCO

    Dec 13, 2018

    United Airlines today announced its largest ever international network expansion from its hub at San Francisco International Airport. The airline will offer Bay Area customers nonstop year-round service to Toronto and Melbourne, Australia and seasonal service to New Delhi. United also announced it w...

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    GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF F-16 JETS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Slovakia will buy American fighters F-16 Block 70/72 for €1.6 billion. The respective documents were signed by Slovakia’s Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš Slovak National Party and Ana Wugofski, vice-president of US company Lockheed Martin. The order includes 14 aircraft, aviation equ...

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    ACG MOVES TO REPOSSESS JETS FROM AVIANCA BRAZIL

    Dec 13, 2018

    Aviation Capital Group has moved to repossess eight Airbus A320s and one A319 that was leased to embattled carrier Avianca Brazil. The lessor states that the leases were terminated on 12 December, and it has initiated legal proceedings to take the nine aircraft backlight Fleets Analyzer shows that t...

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    PERTH AIRPORT TRIALS SLEEPING PODS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Perth Airport has started testing sleeping pods at its T1 precinct for international passengers, becoming the first Australian airport to offer these services to travelers. In collaboration with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep, the airport has installed eight sleeping pods at its terminal. ...

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    IATA HOPEFUL OF MINIMAL DISRUPTION FROM BREXIT CUTOVER

    Dec 13, 2018

    Airline body IATA is optimistic that the relevant governments will take the necessary steps to ensure continuity of air services after the UK's scheduled departure from the European Union on 29 March 2019. While flagging his concerns about continued uncertainty, IATA director general Alexandre d...

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    ENAV AND IATA LAUNCH AIRSPACE STRATEGY FOR ITALY

    Dec 12, 2018

    This development comes after an announcement earlier this year when ENAV and IATA agreed to develop and implement a national airspace strategy for Italy. Italian airline Alitalia and the national airports association Assaeroporti also contributed towards the development of the strategy. The strategy...

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    NEW FOLDABLE DRONE FLIES THROUGH NARROW HOLES IN RESCUE MISSIONS

    Dec 12, 2018

    Inspecting a damaged building after an earthquake or during a fire is exactly the kind of job that human rescuers would like drones to do for them. A flying robot could look for people trapped inside and guide the rescue team towards them. But the drone would often have to enter the building through...

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    NATS INSTALLS DIGITAL FLIGHT STRIP SYSTEM AT BRISTOL AIRPORT

    Dec 12, 2018

    Air traffic services provider NATS has deployed its new Hub and Spoke electronic flight progress strip (EFPS) system at Bristol Airport in the UK.The new system will integrate the airport’s tower and approach services. The airport handles more than 75,000 flights annually, carrying approximate...

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    SKYWEST GIVES LEWISTON MORE WAYS TO FLY

    Dec 12, 2018

    Passengers are filling seats on SkyWest flights between Lewiston and Salt Lake City, prompting the airline to maintain more service this winter. A midday arrival and departure that typically is reduced to four days in January and February will remain at seven days a week in January and is likely to ...

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    MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MOVES TO CUT LONG WAITS IN LINES

    Dec 11, 2018

    County commissioners last week OK’d a contract with SITA Information Networking Computing USA to install systems to analyze lines and predict wait times at security checkpoints, allowing airport resources and staff to be allocated as needed leading, in theory, to shorter and faster lines. The ...

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    SPIRIT AIRLINES GROWS NETWORK INTO INDIANAPOLIS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Beginning March 14, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.   Just about two months later, on May 2, Spirit will add nonstop seasonal flights between ...

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    MORTENSON HIRES AVIATION CONSTRUCTION EXPERT MACADAM GLINN TO LEAD ITS NATIONAL AVIATION BUSINESS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Mortenson continues to grow its national aviation business and has hired MacAdam Glinn, Esq., LEED AP as general manager of aviation. Glenn, based in Chicago, is spearheading efforts to expand the company’s construction projects at U.S. airports, including work directly for the airports, with ...

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    SWISSPORT USES HONEYWELL’S SOLUTION FOR AIRPORT GROUND HANDLING

    Dec 11, 2018

    Developed in collaboration with telematics firm Pinnacle, the GoDirect Ground solution will allow Swissport to connect the ramps it uses at airports. It provides real-time information about vehicles engaged in aircraft loading and unloading, baggage sorting, as well as passenger and crew transportat...

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    DIAMOND DEBUTS UPDATED DA62 DIESEL TWIN

    Dec 11, 2018

    Diamond Aircraft Industries is debuting at MEBAA 2018 its new twin-engine DA62 demonstrator, featuring some of the added exterior and interior design options that will be available beginning with the 2019 models. These include an automotive-style fold-down second seat row and a blue exterior design ...

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    CHINA AIMS TO HAVE 450 AIRPORTS BY 2035 - AVIATION REGULATOR

    Dec 11, 2018

    China aims to have 450 airports by 2035, almost doubling its current number of airports as part of the country’s ambition to build itself into an aviation power, its aviation regulator said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) made the forecast on Monday, according to a report by...

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    CONGO, US SIGN AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT

    Dec 10, 2018

    The United States and the Congo Republic have signed an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to deepen commercial ties between them.

    The agreement, signed in Washington between Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh, and Deputy As...

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    JET AIRWAYS AND FLYNAS IN EXTENSIVE CODESHARE DEAL

    Dec 10, 2018

    Jet Airways and Flynas have entered into an extensive codeshare agreement, targeted at enhancing connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia. Under the deal, Jet Airways will place its code on Flynas’ services between the cities of Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh, as well as on the Saudi Arabia bud...

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    CAE EYES LOOMING MIDDLE EAST PILOT SHORTAGE

    Dec 10, 2018

    Middle East operators will need about 1,500 new pilots to fly business aircraft in the Gulf States market across the next decade, based on forecasts by training provider CAE and avionics and engine manufacturer Honeywell.CAE (Booth 427) estimates replacement pilots due to attrition at 8 percent per ...

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    CLEAR DEPLOYS BIOMETRIC SECURITY LANES AT LOUIS ARMSTRONG AIRPORT IN US

    Dec 10, 2018

    With the rollout at MSY, Clear is currently available at 27 major airports, including John F Kennedy International Airport. The biometric security scanners are intended to help more than 12 million passengers annually passing through the airport. At the terminal’s security checkpoints, passeng...

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    PASSENGER CHARTER DELAYED AS AIRLINES BATTLE LOSSES

    Dec 10, 2018

    We have received many inputs from the stakeholders, including all the airlines, on the passenger charter. “I have heard that the passenger charter is not getting the green light due to arm-twisting by the airlines, Arora said. Arun Charthe, who also travels often, spoke about disparity. In suc...

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    GEMALTO TO TRIAL BIOMETRIC BOARDING TECHNOLOGY AT LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

    Dec 07, 2018

    Digital security specialist Gemalto has partnered with an airline to launch a trial of biometric boarding technology in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US. Known as Gemalto’s Live Face Identification System (LFIS), the trial will check whether the passengers’...

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    ENGINE MAKER CFM PLANS CHINA COOPERATION

    Dec 07, 2018

    Aero-engine manufacturer CFM International, which supplies the domestically manufactured C919 aircraft, said it is bullish on the Chinese market's growth potential and hopes to have more cooperation with Chinese suppliers. Currently, more than 20 percent of aircraft powered by CFM engines are in...

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    SYSTEM THAT SAVED RUNAWAY AIRLINER IN CALI. ALSO INSTALLED IN DC AREA

    Dec 06, 2018

    The system that saved 117 people on board a Southwest Airlines flight that ran off the runway in Burbank, California is also installed in our area. Engineered Material Arresting System—better known as EMAS—is a foamy bed of plastic and recycled glass installed at airports with runways th...

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    AMERICAN EXPRESS TO OPEN CENTURION LOUNGES IN UK AND US

    Dec 06, 2018

    American Express has unveiled plans to open the 13th and 14th Centurion-branded lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the UK and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US. Centurion Lounge at Heathrow airports will be located after security in Terminal 3, will cover 7...

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    IATA REPORTS PASSENGER DEMAND BOUNCE

    Dec 06, 2018

    October’s revenue passenger km demand was up 6.3 percent compared to the same month last year. It beat September’s 5.5 percent, which was an eight-month low. October’s healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September,” IATA Director General Alexan...

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    AVOLON ORDERS 100 A320NEO-FAMILY JETS

    Dec 06, 2018

    Irish-based lessor Avolon is ordering 100 Airbus A320neo-family jets, comprising 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos.No engine selections have been disclosed. The jets will be delivered from 2023, the lessor confirms.Avalon values the deal at $11.5 billion and gives it over 265 aircraft on order with the ai...

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    RYANAIR FACING LEGAL ACTION IN THE UK AFTER BUDGET AIRLINE REFUSES TO PROVIDE REFUNDS

    Dec 05, 2018

    Ryanair is facing off against the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority, with the regulator taking the budget airline to court, saying Ryanair owes thousands of U.K. customers refunds after a summer filled with flight cancellations and delays. The CAA is an independent specialist regulator established...

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    BOEING, ELG CARBON FIBRE FIND NEW LIFE FOR AIRPLANE STRUCTURE MATERIAL

    Dec 05, 2018

    Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre today announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment. The agreement the first of its kind for the aerospace industry covers excess...

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    WESTJET BRINGS AUSTRALIA CLOSER

    Dec 05, 2018

    Airline opens bookings to Australia with the expansion of Qantas relationship. WestJet today announced it has expanded its codeshare relationship with Qantas by placing its WS code and flight numbers on Qantas-operated flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Canada's fav...

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    CARDIFF AIRPORT TESTS SUPER-SENSITIVE PASSENGER SCANNING SYSTEM

    Dec 05, 2018

    The UK’s Cardiff Airport is set to trial a super-sensitive passenger scanning system that can reveal hidden security threats and boost security. Developed by Sequestim and scientists from Cardiff University, the walkthrough scanner uses space technology to image human body heat. Leveraging the...

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    PICTURES: POLAND'S ENTER AIR RECEIVES FIRST 737 MAX

    Dec 05, 2018

    Polish carrier Enter Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, one of six ordered by the airline. It received the aircraft, a Max 8 variant, in Warsaw following a delivery flight from Seattle via Reykjavik on 4 December. It plans to put the jet into operation this month. Enter Air previous...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    BUDGET FLIGHTS FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE TAKING OFF ON BURGEONING AIRLINES

    Dec 04, 2018

    When West Village resident Aleksandra Kaczorowski, wanted to go to Poland this summer, she couldn't afford the flight. At about $1,000, it was out of her budget. But Kaczorowski didn't despair, instead of booking a budget airline to Stockholm for about a third of the price before finally hea...

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    ETHIOPIAN SELECTED TO CREATE NEW GHANAIAN CARRIER

    Dec 04, 2018

    Ethiopian Airlines has sealed an agreement with the Ghanaian government to develop a new national carrier for the country. The African carrier says Ghanaian Aviation Minister Joseph Adda and Ethiopian chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam signed a memorandum of understanding in Addis Ababa today to es...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS VIDEO FOOTAGE PROVES PASSENGER WAS NOT ABANDONED IN WHEELCHAIR

    Dec 03, 2018

    American Airlines says it has video footage to back up its denial that a woman was abandoned in a wheelchair overnight Friday after her flight was canceled. The family of Olimpia Warsaw, who is described as having Parkinson's Disease and difficulty communicating, told CBS Chicago she was traveli...

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    LUFTHANSA ANNOUNCES DEATH OF VETERAN MAYRHUBER

    Dec 03, 2018

    Germany’s Lufthansa Group has announced the death of its former chief executive, Wolfgang Mayrhuber. He had stepped down early from his position as supervisory board chairman last year, succeeded by Karl-Ludwig Kley. Lufthansa had not elaborated on Mayrhuber’s decision at the time but, i...

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    LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS RENOVATED TERMINAL 1

    Dec 03, 2018

    The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Southwest Airlines have unveiled a renovated Terminal 1 at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The 13-gate terminal underwent a nearly $516.7m modernization. It features a new check-in area equipped with new self-service ticket kiosks and a nine-lan...

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    DELTA UNVEILS FIRST US BIOMETRIC TERMINAL

    Dec 03, 2018

    Delta Air Lines introduced its first ‘biometric terminal’ over the weekend at Atlanta’s Terminal F, the international terminal. Introduced with US Customs and Border Protection, the terminal is the first biometric terminal in the United States, with the facility available for Aerom...

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    FAA REQUIRES AIRLINES TO REPLACE GENX-2B FUEL MANIFOLDS

    Dec 03, 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to replace fuel manifolds on some GE Aviation GEnx-2B67 engines, which power Boeing 747-8s, due to the risk of an engine fire.An airworthiness directive that takes effect on 4 January comes in response to an engine fire caused by "low-cyc...

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    UK AND CANADA CONCLUDE POST-BREXIT OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT

    Dec 03, 2018

    The UK has concluded a new air services agreement with Canada to allow for uninterrupted services between the two countries after Brexit. Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau says the new agreement will allow any number of Canadian and British carriers to operate between both countries and gives...

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    U.S. WANTS NEW AVIATION STANDARD TO EXPAND PASSENGER DATA COLLECTION

    Dec 01, 2018

    The United States is pushing for a new global aviation standard by late 2019 that would expand the collection of passenger records from airlines, a high-ranking state department official said on Friday, in a move that would help combat terrorism while raising privacy concerns. Nathan Sales, the U.S....

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    AMERICAN INAUGURATES FIRST SECTION OF $8BN LAGUARDIA REBUILD

    Dec 01, 2018

    American Airlines inaugurated the new eastern concourse at New York LaGuardia airport today, the first piece in a nearly $8 billion airport upgrade project. Fort Worth, Texas-based American, whose flight AA4645 to Columbus was the first to depart at 05:59 local time today, Air Canada and Southwest A...

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    WESTJET HIRES MUEHLEN AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

    Nov 30, 2018

    Canadian discounter WestJet has hired Malaysia Airlines executive Arved von zur Muehlen as the chief commercial officer, a new title at the company. The decision to hire Muehlen, who will start 2 January pending immigration approval, will help WestJet better develop a global brand, the Calgary-based...

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    TAP PORTUGAL ADDS TWO ROUTES IN US EXPANSION

    Nov 30, 2018

    TAP Air Portugal aims to double its North American operations over the next few years, and as part of those plans, it is adding two new US destinations, Chicago and Washington, DC from summer 2019. The new routes, between Lisbon and Chicago O’Hare, launches June 1, 2019, operating five times w...

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    AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES CYBERSECURITY SPENDING TO REACH $3.9BN IN 2018

    Nov 29, 2018

    Cybersecurity investments by airports and airlines are increasing year-on-year and expected to total $3.9bn in 2018, according to a report from technology firm SITA. Titled ‘2018 Air Transport Cybersecurity Insights’, the report says that investment in cybersecurity by airports is expect...

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    HEATHROW TURNS TO COPENHAGEN OPTIMIZATION TO FUTURE-PROOF OPERATIONS

    Nov 28, 2018

    London Heathrow Airport has selected Copenhagen Optimization’s Better Airport software to enhance its operations and accommodate future growth. Better Airport is a Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. The platform has been designed to enable the airport to optimize the planning, ...

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    NO INJURIES REPORTED AFTER TWO SMALL PLANES COLLIDE AT PHOENIX-MESA GATEWAY AIRPORT

    Nov 28, 2018

    Two small planes collided Wednesday morning at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, officials said. Two general aviation aircraft were involved in the incident at the airport near Ray and Power roads in Mesa, just before 9:40 a.m., said Ryan Smith, a spokesman for the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  No...

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