Airbus anxiously awaits Franco-German fighter plan by late 2018 | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 20 February 2018
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Airbus anxiously awaits Franco-German fighter plan by late 2018

Initial details of the planned Franco-German program to develop a next-generation European fighter jet are expected to emerge in the second half of 2018, says CEO of Airbus Defense and Space, Dirk Hoke, as the company attempts to move on from troubles with its Eurofighter and A400M and find its place in Europe’s fragmented fighter industry.

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Meridiana becomes Air Italy, aims to become new national carrier

On February 19, 2018, the Italian airline Meridiana merged with its subsidiary Air Italy, taking up a new name, a new hub and a new ambitious strategy. Under its new owners, the airline will seek to grow its fleet and passenger numbers fourfold by 2022, having a goal to replace Alitalia and become the country’s national carrier.

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Qantas and Emirates partnership granted draft approval until 2023

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a draft determination, proposing to grant authorisation for Qantas and Emirates partnership for another five years. The final approval is expected in March 2018.

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Demand for private jets to grow in 2018
Air France-KLM questions how to keep Alitalia in SkyTeam
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