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New airline

Wizz Air looks to Abu Dhabi for growth

Wizz Air looks to Abu Dhabi for growthLONDON - Wizz Air said on Thursday it planned to launch Wizz Air Abu Dhabi next year in its first expansion beyond Europe, as the low-cost airline seeks to grow by offering its budget prices on Middle East routes. The new airline will develop a fleet of Airbus A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR from Wizz Air orders.»
Yesterday, 06:54
FAA

Boeing scuttles timeline for 737 MAX return

Boeing scuttles timeline for 737 MAX returnWASHINGTON - Boeing on Thursday abandoned its goal of winning approval this month from the Federal Aviation Administration to unground the 737 MAX after Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg met with senior U.S. aviation officials. The FAA tightens the straps on the re-approval process.»
2 days ago
Regulator

China concerned about 737 MAX design changes

China concerned about 737 MAX design changesBEIJING - China has raised "important concerns" with Boeing regarding design changes proposed to end the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner, Beijing's aviation regulator said on Thursday, declining to say when it might fly in China again.»
2 days ago
Hearing

FAA expected more 737 MAX crashes early on

FAA expected more 737 MAX crashes early onWASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues involving Boeing's 737 MAX and confirmed the agency will not approve the grounded commercial jet for flight before year end. An internal risk assessment puts the agency and Boeing under new scrutiny.»
3 days ago
IATA

Global airlines cut 2019 profit forecast over trade tensions

Global airlines cut 2019 profit forecast over trade tensionsGENEVA - The industry is flying in strong headwinds: airline profits are on course to fall faster than expected in 2019 as trade wars hit global commerce and broader confidence, the industry's main global body IATA said on Wednesday, while predicting only a modest recovery next year.»
3 days ago
Heathrow Airport

Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozers

Johnson: Might be difficult to lie before bulldozersLONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honour his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be difficult for him. The PM might put another infrastructure project on hold due to a steep cost estimate.»
4 days ago
Hearing

Former Boeing employee explains early 737 MAX concerns

Former Boeing employee explains early 737 MAX concernsWASHINGTON - A former Boeing employee who warned of problems with 737 production will testify at a U.S. House hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of the grounded 737 MAX. Pierson's concerns were referenced at an Oct. 30 hearing - though he had not been named previously.»
4 days ago
Airlines

SAS warns of bigger first-quarter loss

SAS warns of bigger first-quarter lossSTOCKHOLM - Scandinavian airline SAS expects losses to deepen in the first quarter of next year, sending its shares down in double digits despite a rise in fourth-quarter profit. The company said it expected a bigger loss for the first quarter compared to last year because of challenging market conditions.»
5 days ago
Safety

FAA seeks fine from Boeing on defective 737 parts

FAA seeks fine from Boeing on defective 737 partsWASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it seeks to impose a $3.9 million fine on Boeing Co, alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on about 130 737 NG airplanes. In a statement Boeing did not admit liability but said they were aware of the concerns.»
6 days ago
Cash crunch

Hong Kong Airlines avoids losing licence

Hong Kong Airlines avoids losing licenceHONG KONG - A Hong Kong air transport regulator said on Saturday it decided against suspending the licence of Hong Kong Airlines, the city's second largest carrier, after it scrambled for funding. "Hong Kong Airlines is here to stay", the company said in a statement after the ATLA decision.»
7 days ago
Airports

Manchester "super terminal" to open 2020

Manchester MANCHESTER - Manchester Airport revealed significant progress made on its £1bn transformation, with several months to go until it opens its new "super terminal". The UK’s third largest airport also released new images to showcase what passengers using the new facilities can expect next summer.»
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Aerospace

Investors take fight against Embraer-Boeing deal to Europe

Investors take fight against Embraer-Boeing deal to EuropeBRUSSELS - An association representing minority investors in Brazil is lobbying European antitrust regulators to spike a deal between planemakers Embraer and Boeing, calling it a "killer acquisition". The process in on hold in the bloc as the EU regular required additional data from Boeing on the deal.»

Short News

Flights resume at Libya`s Mitiga airport in Tripoli

TRIPOLI - Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.»

Regulator puts loading curbs on 737 freighters

TEL AVIV - Israel's aviation regulator has ordered airlines with Boeing 737 jets converted to freighters by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to comply with loading restrictions and use additional straps.»

Liverpool airport closed upon Global 6000 incident

LIVERPOOL - Liverpool`s John Lennon Airport suspended operations Wednesday morning upon an runway incident.»

Irish court lifts restriction on Ryanair profit target

DUBLIN - An Irish court on Tuesday withdrew a ban on reporting a reference to Ryanair's profit after tax target for the airline's 2020 financial year contained in a 2018 share option scheme after the airline said the order was not needed.»

C-130 missing in Antarctica

SANTIAGO - The Chilean Air Force reported on Monday the disappearance of one of its cargo planes that was headed to a base in Antarctica with 38 people on board.»

Lufthansa sells catering business

ERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa will initiate the sale of the parts of its catering unit LSG it is not selling to Switzerland’s Gategroup early next year, the German carrier said on Monday.»

Jetstar pilots plan four-hour work stoppages

SYDNEY - The pilots of Jetstar will conduct a limited number of four-hour work stoppages on Dec. 14 and 15 following a failure to agree on a pay deal with the budget airline, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) said on Friday.»

United picks veteran insider as CEO

CHICAGO - United Airlines Holdings insider Scott Kirby will succeed Oscar Munoz as chief executive officer next year as part of a transition the airline hopes will secure a growth path after some tumultuous years.»

Easyjet taps UK holiday market

LONDON - With market share up for grabs upon the Thomas Cook demise, Easyjet launched a new holiday business aimed at "shaking up the sector with flexible, great-value holidays to handpicked hotels across Europe".»

Italy set to grant funds to keep Alitalia afloat

ROME - Italy is set to free up funds for loss-making airline Alitalia on Monday as Rome struggles to find investors to keep it afloat, a political source told Reuters.»

Ryanair tries to delay Bellew`s flight to Easyjet

DUBLIN - Ryanair heads to court on Tuesday to try to prevent operations chief Peter Bellew from joining arch-rival Easyjet until 2021.»

Airbus considers production of hybrid plane

HAMBURG - Airbus is considering producing a hybrid plane by 2035 as it strives for a low emission aircraft, its chief executive said.»

KLM operates new route to Ireland

AMSTERDAM - KLM will expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland. From March 2020, Ireland’s second largest city will be served daily with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam.»

Fastjet sells key part of its business

LONDON - Fastjet said on Wednesday it is in talks to sell its Zimbabwean operations to a consortium led by its biggest shareholder Solenta Aviation for $8 million.»

South Africa working to ensure SAA's survival

JOHANNESBURG - The South African government is working on "immediate actions" to ensure cash-strapped South African Airways' (SAA) survival, the public enterprises ministry said, warning the airline could not "continue as is".»

China approves Boeing - Embraer deal

BEIJING - A Chinese antitrust regulator has approved Boeing Co's deal to buy a controlling stake in the commercial jet division of Brazilian planemaker Embraer , according to a statement on the regulator's website.»

Court says Ryanair's hand luggage fee is "abusive"

MADRID - A Spanish court on Wednesday ruled budget carrier Ryanair's policy of charging a fee for hand luggage was "abusive" and could no longer be levied in Spain.»

Serious drone incident at Gatwick

LONDON - "Definite risk of collision": UK Airprox Board reports a serious incident involving a drone and an Easyjet Airbus A320 on final approach to London-Gatwick July 8th.»

Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

MANILA - A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.»

Norwegian appoints new CEO

OSLO - Loss-making Norwegian Air has appointed Jacob Schram as chief executive to take charge of the budget carrier's restructuring as it struggles with a low-cost, long-haul model in an overcrowded industry.»

Ghana to develop national airline

DUBAI - Ghana became the latest African nation to support the development of an international airline to boost its economy and tourism as its government signed a provisional order for three Boeing 787 jets on Tuesday.»

Easyjet orders additional Airbus A320neo aircraft

LUTON - Easyjet has exercised purchase rights to increase its fleet of A320neos by 12. The agreement takes the carrier’s total order for the A320neo family to 159 aircraft and its overall orders for Airbus single aisles to 480 A320 Family.»

De Haviland lands big turboprop deal

DUBAI - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada said on Monday it landed an order for 20 Dash 8-400 turboprops from lessor Palma Holding.»

Engine woes: Air New Zealand cancels flights

AUCKLAND - Air New Zealand is making changes to its international schedule over summer as a result of ongoing global issues impacting some Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.»

Cathay Pacific defers Airbus deliveries

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways said on Thursday it would defer the delivery of four Airbus SE narrowbodies in 2020 as it cuts capacity to deal with falling demand due to anti-government protests in its home city.»

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