UK’s Blackpool Airport warns of imminent closure

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Published: October 1, 2014

Blackpool Airport , a regional airport in the UK, is set to close if a buyer cannot be found to rescue the struggling business. This would be the second regional airport to close in recent days. Blackpool Airport, which positions itself as serving Lancashire and the Lake District, said at the end of August that […]

Air China takes delivery of first Boeing 747-8I

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Published: October 1, 2014

Air China has taken delivery of the first of seven Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft , making it the first Asian carrier to introduce the type on international routes. The Beijing-based carrier is scheduled to take delivery of the rest of the aircraft by the end of 2015. The 747-8I is powered by GEnx-2B engines. According […]

Aircraft News-Sept. 30, 2014

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Published: October 1, 2014

FLY Leasing will offer and sell $ 400 million in aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes in an underwritten public offering. Nordic Aviation Capital, KfW IPEX-Bank and CA-CIB as Security Trustee have closed a COFACE/SACE-backed financing transaction for one ATR 42-600, which is operated by a European lessee. The transaction is part of […]

Airberlin: Hüettmeyer to remain CFO; FlyNiki signs labor agreement

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Published: October 1, 2014

Airberlin has confirmed that Ulf H ü ettmeyer will remain as CFO, a position he has held since February 2006. Effective immediately, he will also work as a senior executive alongside the Etihad Airways financial team that assists its partners with balance sheet structuring, financial planning and managing key relationships with global financial institutions. A […]

Lufthansa cancels 25 long-haul flights Tuesday as pilot strike continues

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Published: September 30, 2014

Lufthansa was forced to cancel 25 long-haul flights from Frankfurt on Tuesday as the pilot strike continues for the fifth time over transition payments for early retirees. Tuesday’s strike lasted about 15 hours. The carrier said it plans to operate 32 long-haul flights with voluntary crews. Lufthansa canceled a total of 50 flights Tuesday, as […]

Reports: Oman Air scrubs low-cost carrier

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Published: September 30, 2014

Oman Air has reportedly abandoned plans to set up a new low-cost carrier (LCC), according to new CEO Paul Gregorowitsch . Last year, the Middle Eastern carrier ran a study to determine whether it should set up its own LCC in the face of increasing competition in the region from LCCs such as Air Arabia […]

Emirates to guide TAAG Angola Airline’s future

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Published: September 30, 2014

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BOAD invests in ASKY and Air Côte d’Ivoire

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Published: September 30, 2014

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EasyJet selects CFM56-5B engines to power 27 A320ceos

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Published: September 30, 2014

UK budget carrier EasyJet has ordered 54 CFM56-5B engines from CFM International to power its 27 Airbus A320ceo aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2018. The airline is exercising 27 existing purchase rights. CFM values the firm engine order at more than $ 560 million at current list prices. EasyJet, which operates 226 CFM56-5B-powered […]

Airbus A350-900 cleared for delivery following EASA type certification

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Published: September 30, 2014

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a type certificate for the Airbus A350-900 , following a certification program that included more than 2,600 hours of flight testing. The certification means the aircraft is now ready from a safety and environmental point of view for delivery. EASA executive director Patrick Ky said: “We dealt […]

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