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Published: September 18, 2014

Royal Jordanian Airlines renewed its inflight entertainment contract with Spafax. Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including safety services on its Boeing 767-300s. Hawaiian Airlines will use Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband safety for ACARS data messages, live electronic flight bag updates and airline operational communication (AOC) voice […]

Lufthansa reaches key deal with flight attendants

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Published: September 18, 2014

Lufthansa has made significant progress in achieving labor deals for lower cost operations on long-haul routes after reaching an agreement with UFO, the union representing flight attendants , on how a fleet of Airbus A340s can be used on low-yield routes. The deal clears the way for Lufthansa to continue flying, rather than retiring up […]

Lufthansa Group orders 15 A320neos for SWISS subsidiary

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Published: September 17, 2014

Lufthansa Group has ordered 15 Airbus A320neos, with 10 options for its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) . The neo will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 family aircraft. Lufthansa Group EVP Nico Buchholz said the A320neo “was a natural fit with our modernization strategy.” SWISS, the national airline of Switzerland, […]

Qatar Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A380

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Published: September 17, 2014

Oneworld member Qatar Airways has taken delivery of the first of 10 A380s—plus three options—it has on order. The Doha-based carrier will become the 12th operator of the type. “A total of four A380-800s will be in operation before the end of the year,” Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the delivery press conference […]

Lufthansa Group orders 10 A320ceos for Eurowings

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Published: September 17, 2014

Lufthansa Group has ordered 10 A320ceos for its Eurowings subsidiary, which is being repositioned as a low-cost carrier. Building on the new strategy which Lufthansa announced in July, Eurowings will return to A320 operations and focus on direct point-to-point flights within Europe. Eurowings operated A319s in the 1990s and early 2000s, but today has a […]

House transportation chairman calls for ‘big and bold’ FAA reauthorization

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Published: September 17, 2014

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Flybe, Embraer and Republic ink deal covering 50 E-175s and 24 Q400s

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Published: September 17, 2014

Republic Airways Holdings has placed a $ 2.1 billion order for 50 more Embraer E-175s, including 20 previously destined for Flybe, and has agreed to sublease 24 Bombardier Q400s to the UK regional. Under the three-way deal, Flybe has terminated its order with Embraer for 20 of its 24 outstanding E-175s, solving its excess aircraft […]

Ethiopian Airlines poised to announce 737 MAX order

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Published: September 17, 2014

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United, AFA reach buyout deal for flight attendants

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Published: September 17, 2014

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Avolon finalizes order for six 787-9s, five 737 MAX 9s

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Published: September 17, 2014

Irish lessor Avolon has finalized an order for six Boeing 787-9s and five 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $ 2.1 billion at list prices. The deal builds on a commitment , which was inked during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July and marks Avolon’s first firm order for the 787. Dublin-based Avolon has […]

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