Brexit: Major business risk for Ryanair

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Published: July 26, 2016

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Malaysian Airports increase security following attacks in Europe

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Published: July 26, 2016

Malaysian authorities plan to implement increased security at airports across Malaysia following recent terrorist events at various transport locations across Europe. Malaysian deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said “increased security mechanisms” would be applied at airports such as Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sepang, as well as at connected rail transport hubs such as […]

KLM ground staff threatens industrial action

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Published: July 26, 2016

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ground staff, represented by the FNV union, is threatening industrial action triggered by talks toward a new labor agreement. “On July 21, KLM received an ultimatum from the FNV union in response to KLM’s final proposal for a new collective labor agreement for ground personnel. In its ultimatum, the FNV union […]

EPA promises aircraft emissions standard ‘at least’ as strong as ICAO

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Published: July 26, 2016

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its determination that aircraft greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers Americans’ health and the environment.” EPA said it anticipates developing regulations for an aircraft emissions standard “at least as stringent as” the standard being developed by ICAO.  Commercial jet […]

Boeing forecasts 2.1 million pilots, technicians, crew needed by 2035

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Published: July 25, 2016

Boeing projected the need for 2.11 million new commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin crew to operate the world’s commercial airline fleet by 2035. As detailed in Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook, the manufacturer estimated the global airline industry will need to hire “about 31,000 new pilots, 35,000 new technicians and 40,000 cabin […]

Lufthansa Technik to cut 700 engine overhaul jobs

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Published: July 25, 2016

Germany-based Lufthansa Technik (LHT) plans to cut 700 of 2,000 jobs at its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) unit as new engine types become more efficient. The job cuts will happen mainly by early retirements over the next five to eight years, which was agreed to by labor union Verdi. LHT said it did […]

Singapore Airlines begins Dusseldorf A350 service

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Published: July 25, 2016

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has added Dusseldorf to its German cities served. The 3X-weekly route will be flown with new Airbus A350-900s.  The Dusseldorf service is in addition to Frankfurt and Munich. The 13-hour flight will include 253 seats: 42 in business, 24 in premium economy and 187 in economy. SIA will offer Panasonic Avionics inflight entertainment […]

Airline Routes-July 25, 2016

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Published: July 25, 2016

Emirates Airline will add a second Airbus A380 on Dubai-Milan service Oct. 1. Hong Kong Airlines began daily Hong Kong-Osaka KIX service. Ryanair begins 2X-weekly Aberdeen-Malaga and -Alicante from February 2017 using Boeing 737-800s. Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has launched 3X-weekly Almaty-Tehran Embraer E190 service. Silver Airways and Avianca have entered into a codeshare partnership, the […]

ViaSat to provide broadband connectivity to Air Force One

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Published: July 25, 2016

Carlsbad, California-based broadband services company ViaSat was awarded a contract to provide internet and connectivity services to Air Force One and other senior US government aircraft, the company announced July 25. Face value of the contract is $ 33 million. Work on the contract began June 1 and will carry through to May 31, 2017, with […]

Explainer: EPA’s authority for regulating aircraft emissions

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Published: July 25, 2016

In 2007, a divided US Supreme Court ruled that the 1970 Clean Air Act granted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate automobile CO2 emissions. The ruling stemmed from a case brought by a number of states that rejected EPA’s assertion, made during former President George W. Bush’s administration, that the Act […]

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