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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Smart Way for Estonia to Avoid Illegal State Airline Support?

Smart Way for Estonia to Avoid Illegal State Airline Support?

2015 was a rough year for Estonia and its national flag carriers. After European Commission concluded the airline had been given illicit state aid, Estonian Air went bankrupt as it could not afford to return the sums – € 85 million. 

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Airlines Under Pressure from Higher Wages and Increased Fuel Costs in 2018

Airlines Under Pressure from Higher Wages and Increased Fuel Costs in 2018

Investors will be keeping a keen eye on how airlines approach the dual problems of rising fuel costs and labor costs this year.

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Air Arabia Delivers Record 2017 Net Profit of AED 662 Million

Air Arabia Delivers Record 2017 Net Profit of AED 662 Million

Air Arabia announced full-year financial results for 2017 and once again delivered high levels of profitability and growth across the breadth of its operations.

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Record Low for ‘Bumped’ U.S. Passenger Numbers in 2017

Record Low for ‘Bumped’ U.S. Passenger Numbers in 2017

The U.S Transportation Department has released 2017 figures for the number of passengers ‘bumped’ off flights, revealing a total of 23,223 passengers were forced off an aircraft or had their flights tickets revoked. 

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Emirates Firms Up Orders for 36 A380s Worth US$ 16 Billion

Emirates Firms Up Orders for 36 A380s Worth US$ 16 Billion

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was announced in January.

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 Crashes with 71 On Board

Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 Crashes with 71 On Board

A Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148-100 was climbing out of Moscow’s runway 14R when the aircraft reached a maximum altitude of 6000 feet then descended again and disappeared from radar.

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London City Airport Closed Following Discovery of WWII Bomb

London City Airport Closed Following Discovery of WWII Bomb

London City airport halted all flights until further notice following the discovery of an unexploded WWII-era ordnance.

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United Boeing 777 Lands in Honolulu After Losing Engine Cover

United Boeing 777 Lands in Honolulu After Losing Engine Cover

A United Airlines flight landed safely Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said.

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Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Catches Fire

Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Catches Fire

Delta Airlines Airbus A330, performing flight from Lagos (Nigeria) to Atlanta (USA), was in the initial climb when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (PW4168).

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Fumes Appear on Board of the Spirit Airbus A320

Fumes Appear on Board of the Spirit Airbus A320

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320, performing flight from Atlantic City to Ft. Myers, was climbing out of Atlantic City when fumes developed on board and dissipated again.

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus’ A321LR Goes the Distance to Open New Horizons For Airlines

Airbus’ A321LR Goes the Distance to Open New Horizons For Airlines

The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highest levels of efficiency and comfort.

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Russia Muscles as U.S. Sanctions Slow Down Airbus and Boeing Deals

Russia Muscles as U.S. Sanctions Slow Down Airbus and Boeing Deals

The arrival of a Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport has signaled the beginning of a renewed offensive by Russia to find new customers for its commercial passenger jet.

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Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Lockheed Martin broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando.

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Optomec Brings Additive Metal Technologies To Aviation Aftermarket

Optomec Brings Additive Metal Technologies To Aviation Aftermarket

Optomec is small firm having some big aviation customers as United Technologies, Boeing, Rockwell Collins and GE.

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Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Sign Trent 1000 and Trent 700 Contracts

Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Sign Trent 1000 and Trent 700 Contracts

Rolls-Royce signed contracts with Singapore Airlines at the Singapore Airshow covering Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines.

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REGULATIONS & SAFETY

U.S. Ready to Assist Russia in Investigating An-148 Crash

U.S. Ready to Assist Russia in Investigating An-148 Crash

The US is ready to assist the Russian authorities in investigating the crash of the An-148 aircraft in the Moscow region, President of the United States Donald Trump said.

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South African Regulator Charges Airlink with Price Gouging

South African Regulator Charges Airlink with Price Gouging

South Africa’s Competition Commission (SACC) has announced that it has found cause for Airlink to be prosecuted on charges of excessive and predatory pricing.

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