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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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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Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon Air Employees Receive $148m

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon Air Employees Receive $148m

Employees of Alaska Air Group companies are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses.

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Lufthansa Presents a New Brand Design

Lufthansa Presents a New Brand Design

Lufthansa revealed its new, modernized brand image to customers and employees at two major events at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

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Newly Branded Air Italy Aims to Become Italy’s Premier Airline

Newly Branded Air Italy Aims to Become Italy’s Premier Airline

Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has announced an exciting new phase of growth and development with its new identity as Air Italy. 

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jetBlue Invests in a Secretive Air Taxi Start-Up

jetBlue Invests in a Secretive Air Taxi Start-Up

jetBlue Airways has invested an undisclosed amount into Joby Aviation, a secretive start-up based in Northern California working on an electric air taxi aircraft. 

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Air Canada to Retire Embraer 190s by 3Q19

Air Canada to Retire Embraer 190s by 3Q19

Air Canada will retire its remaining twenty-five EMB-190IGWs prior to the commencement of CS300 deliveries scheduled for late 2019.

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British Airways Owner Calls for Break-up of Heathrow Monopoly

British Airways Owner Calls for Break-up of Heathrow Monopoly

Heathrow’s monopoly should be broken-up with the ability for terminals to be run by third parties, creating competition and lower costs.

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Boeing marked another airplane development milestone as thousands of employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory.

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History

Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History

Piper Aircraft received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China.

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Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse.

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First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

The first A321LR (Long Range) has taken off on its maiden flight from Hamburg Germany at 11:06 hrs local time, commencing its flight test programme. 

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges in order to secure the industry’s future.

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IATA Releases 2017 Airline Safety Performance

IATA Releases 2017 Airline Safety Performance

IATA released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued improvements in safety.

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EASA to Keep Drone Operations Safe and Secure

EASA to Keep Drone Operations Safe and Secure

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. 

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Air Freight Demand up 9% in 2017, Strongest Growth Since 2010

Air Freight Demand up 9% in 2017, Strongest Growth Since 2010

IATA released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%.

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South African Regulator Grounds CemAir Over MRO Lapses

South African Regulator Grounds CemAir Over MRO Lapses

The South African Civil Aviation Authority effectively grounded CemAir after it temporarily withdrew Certificates of Airworthiness for 12 of the carrier’s aircraft.

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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 with 65 passengers and 6 crew 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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Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 Crashes with 66 on Board

Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 Crashes with 66 on Board

An Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 with 60 passengers and 6 crew disappeared from radar near the Zagroz Mountains.

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5 Flight Attendants Poisoned During the Delta Boeing 763 Flight

5 Flight Attendants Poisoned During the Delta Boeing 763 Flight

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300 with 141 passengers and 11 crew was over Greenland when the crew declared a medical emergency.

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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 in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said.

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Dana MD83 Overruns the End of the Runway in Nigeria

Dana MD83 Overruns the End of the Runway in Nigeria

A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 landed on Port Harcourt’s runway 21 in poor weather condition and overran the end of the runway.

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GENERAL AVIATION

New to BizAv? What You Need to Know Before Jumping Onboard?

New to BizAv? What You Need to Know Before Jumping Onboard?

Businesses today thrive on cost and time effectiveness, so ability to literally travel whenever and wherever is paramount for the long-term success of a company.

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Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. 

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AVIATION TRAINING

CAE Launches Its Newest Pilot Training Innovation with AirAsia

CAE Launches Its Newest Pilot Training Innovation with AirAsia

CAE announces the launch of its newest pilot training innovation, the CAE Rise™ training system, with its longstanding partner AirAsia. 

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Magnetic MRO Opens New Dedicated Training Center

Magnetic MRO Opens New Dedicated Training Center

Magnetic MRO opened a dedicated training center near its maintenance facilities in Tallinn, Estonia, to serve a variety of industry needs. 

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