Car Thief Crashed Fence And Raced Down Runway

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Published: November 22, 2014

A car thief who crashed through airport fencing and careered onto a runway, leaving an aircraft running low on fuel circling above, was jailed for three years and eight months in Britain on Friday. Prosecutors said Matthew Dobson, 40, had stolen a car in the eastern port of Grimsby in August and had driven at […]

US, Mexico Aviation Deal Removes Flight Limits

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Published: November 22, 2014

The United States and Mexico have reached an agreement to expand passenger and cargo air service that would remove current limits on the number of airlines that can provide passenger service on routes between the two countries. As a result, the US Transportation Department said some routes might see new carriers entering the market, and […]

American’s Envoy Air To Transfer 50 Aircraft

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Published: November 22, 2014

American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air plans to transfer at least 50 Embraer 145s to other regional carriers from early 2015 in a move that will lead to job cuts. American said it decided to transfer the aircraft because the number of pilots at Envoy has dwindled in recent months. The move is the latest setback […]

Thai Asia Aviation Sees Q4 Recovery

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Published: November 21, 2014

Thailand’s Asia Aviation, a major Thai AirAsia shareholder, expects a net profit this year despite a loss in the first nine months. The country’s high tourist season in the final quarter plus the company’s marketing campaigns would help the airline to a load factor of 80 percent this year, versus 83 percent last year, chief […]

JAL Says Skymark Seeking Tie-Up Talks

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Published: November 21, 2014

Japan Airlines said that Skymark Airlines had sought talks to discuss a possible business tie-up that would put one of the country’s few remaining budget carriers under the wing of a bigger rival. “We received the request from Skymark Airlines on the possible cooperation,” a spokesman for JAL said. “We will start to discuss some […]

Rolls-Royce Wins USD$5 Billion Delta Order

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Published: November 21, 2014

Rolls-Royce has won a USD$ 5 billion contract to supply engines to power 50 new Airbus planes ordered by Delta Air Lines. Rolls-Royce said the order for engines also included the provision of long-term post-delivery services as part of a “TotalCare” support package. The engines ordered are the Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus […]

Boeing Says No Plans For Longer Range 737 MAX

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Published: November 21, 2014

Boeing said it has no plans to extend the range of the 737 MAX 9 in response to Airbus’s move to offer a longer range version of its A321. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply doing things to catch up with it,” Randy Tinseth, vice […]

FBI, FAA Investigating Drones Near JFK Runways

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Published: November 21, 2014

Three commercial pilots reported seeing drones, some flying as high as 3,000 feet, near their landing approaches at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport. The FBI and the FAA said they were looking into the reports, the most recent of which came on Wednesday at 1:50 pm local time. The pilot of JetBlue flight B6842 […]

Kuwait Airways To Buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs

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Published: November 21, 2014

Kuwait Airways will buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, in a deal worth USD$ 3.3 billion at list price. The carrier will take delivery of the aircraft from November 2016. The 777s are to upgrade the airline’s fleet and help launch new routes, Rasha al-Roumi, chairwoman and managing director of Kuwait Airways said in a statement by […]

Norwegian Air Rejects Criticism Of US Plan

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Published: November 20, 2014

The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by US airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine US wages and working standards. Instead, CEO Bjorn Kjos said US airlines arguing for labor fairness actually fear his cheap ticket prices. A round-trip flight from […]

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