Ethiopian orders 20 Boeing MAXs plus 15 options

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Published: September 20, 2014

Fast-growing Ethiopian Airlines announced an order Saturday for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s plus 15 options and purchase rights in a deal worth more than $ 2.1 billion at list prices. The order was first revealed by ATW Wednesday . Boeing said that the deal was previously listed on its orders and deliveries website as […]

Air New Zealand to fly 787s to Tokyo in December

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Published: September 20, 2014

Air New Zealand , Boeing’s 787-9 launch customer, has slightly delayed plans to introduce the aircraft on additional long-haul routes. The airline was expecting to use the 787 on its Tokyo route in November, but is now aiming for early December. The Auckland-Shanghai route will also switch to 787s in December. Air New Zealand is […]

Norwegian CEO details long-haul plans; confident on US clearance

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Published: September 20, 2014

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JetBlue president Hayes to succeed Barger as CEO in February

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Published: September 19, 2014

JetBlue Airways announced Thursday that its president, Robin Hayes, will succeed Dave Barger as CEO effective Feb. 16, 2015. Barger will serve on the JetBlue board of directors until Feb. 15 and Hayes is expected to join the board Feb. 16. Barger has been at the helm of New York-based low-cost carrier (LCC) JetBlue for […]

Juneyao Airlines reports 1H net income of $31 million

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Published: September 19, 2014

Juneyao Airlines has reported a first-half net income of CNY191 million ($ 31 million) due to the robust growth of domestic market demand, according to the Shanghai-based carrier. First-half operating revenue was CNY3.19 billion; it received a government subsidy of CNY57.1 million in the first half. Juneyao did not release figures for its first-half operating […]

Lufthansa to launch premium-economy service Dec. 10

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Published: September 19, 2014

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Air France pilots threaten to extend strike indefinitely

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Published: September 19, 2014

Air France will find out Saturday if it faces a longer than anticipated industrial action , as pilots threatened to take make their week-long industrial action indefinite. The increased threat to Air France’s services and finances came after Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac threatened to curtail the expansion of low-cost subsidiary Transavia […]

Airbus plans more Asian support centers

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Published: September 19, 2014

Airbus is looking to further expand its support operations across Asia, following last week’s announcement of a new subsidiary to produce flight ops data in Thailand . “We continue to look at possibilities for developing our industrial and services footprint in Asia,” a company spokesperson said, declining to comment on specific future projects in individual […]

Bombardier CSeries flight test aircraft move to Kansas

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Published: September 19, 2014

Bombardier has relocated a second CSeries test aircraft to Wichita, Kansa, from Montreal to take advantage of better weather for flight testing as it works to recover from a 100-day grounding following an engine failure during ground tests. Test aircraft FTV4 joined FTV3 at the Bombardier Flight Test Center (BFTC) in Wichita Sept. 18, after […]

Rostec, Bombardier postpone Q400 assembly in Russia

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Published: September 19, 2014

Russian authorities have delayed the Bombardier-Rostekhnologii (Rostec) joint venture (JV) to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line (FAL) in Russia, due to political and negotiation problems. “We have not reached an agreement on several questions, including assembly localization and aircraft final price,” Rostec said in a statement. “That is the reason why Rostec […]

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