Aircraft debris from Indian Ocean to be tested for MH370 link

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Published: July 30, 2015

A large piece of debris that appears to look like an aircraft wing flap has washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean, raising speculation that it may have come from Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH370 that has been missing since March. News reports late Wednesday, July 29, said the debris was recovered […]

Australia: Reunion Island debris “consistent with analysis” of MH370 resting place

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Published: July 30, 2015

The Australian government has issued a statement on the discovery of debris on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean July 29 and which is being examined to determine whether it comes from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, a Boeing 777-200. The debris, measuring about 2 meters, appears similar to the wing flap of a large commercial […]

People-July 29, 2015

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Published: July 29, 2015

Boeing appointed Mark Jenks to succeed retiring Larry Loftis as the head of its 787 program. Airlines for America (A4A) named John Illson as managing director of safety. Illson joins A4A from ICAO where he was chief of operational safety. AirBridgeCargo Airlines has appointed Georges Biwer as VP-EMEA. He has more than 24 years of […]

Hawaiian Airlines 2Q net profit up 78.7%

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Published: July 29, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines reported second-quarter net income of $ 48.8 million, up 78.7% from a $ 27 million profit in the year-ago period. The airline said the results were due to strong demand and low fuel prices. “Strong demand across our network, coupled with low fuel prices more than compensated for the adverse impacts of the […]

UPS posts strong 2Q net profit, but ‘cautious’ on US economy

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Published: July 29, 2015

United Parcel Service (UPS) reported second-quarter net income of $ 1.23 billion, well more than doubling a net profit of $ 454 million in the 2014 June quarter, even as revenue dropped 1.2% year-over-year to $ 14.1 billion. Second-quarter expenses decreased 10.3% year-over-year to $ 12.14 billion and operating profit was $ 1.96 billion, more […]

Republic says it cannot fly the schedule it promised partners

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Published: July 29, 2015

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Russia’s Aurora Airline operates first Boeing 737 to Iturup Island

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Published: July 29, 2015

Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline operated its first Boeing 737-500 technical flight to the Kuril Iturup Island airport in Russia’s Far East to test the new runway with a narrowbody medium-haul aircraft. Aurora currently operates the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-Iturup route with a 50-seat DHC-8-300 aircraft. It said the 737-500 service will allow the carrier to double capacity on […]

SSJ100 program to get $4.2 million government support

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Published: July 29, 2015

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government resolution giving Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) a RUB250 million ($ 4.2 million) subsidy to promote the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) this year. The additional funds will allow the manufacturer to reimburse a 90% of costs for stocking of spare parts, acquiring airport ground equipment and pilot […]

GKN Aerospace to acquire Fokker Technologies for $780 million

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Published: July 29, 2015

UK-headquartered aerostructures supplier GKN Aerospace has struck a deal to acquire aircraft systems, components and maintenance firm Fokker Technologies Group from Arle Capital for €706 million ($ 780 million). GKN is acquiring Fokker Technologies to further strengthen its engineering capabilities and geographical reach. “The combination brings together two leading technology companies with broad product portfolios […]

France faces court after failing to recover state aid

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Published: July 29, 2015

The European Commission is taking France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €10 million ($ 11 million) in state aid from budget carriers Ryanair and Transavia. Last July, the European Commission ruled that Ryanair’s deals with Pau, Nîmes and Angoulême, as well as Transavia’s agreement with Pau, were illegal under European […]

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