Australia begins decommissioning navaids; moves to satellite navigation

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Published: May 27, 2016

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Aircraft News-May 27, 2016

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Published: May 27, 2016

Ping An Leasing has delivered the first of four Airbus A321 aircraft to LATAM Airlines Group, which will be operated by TAM, LATAM’s subsidiary in Brazil. The aircraft, which was delivered at the Airbus assembly facility in Hamburg, Germany May 25, is the first of four A321s leased to LATAM by Ping An Leasing. Air […]

Gulf Air flight diverts after turbulence

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Published: May 27, 2016

Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air said May 27 that one of its flights made a diversionary landing in India after passengers and crew sustained injuries when the aircraft hit turbulence. The carrier said the incident occurred while the aircraft was en route from Manila, capital of the Philippines, to Muharraq, Gulf Air’s home base. It […]

French navy vessel to search for EgyptAir flight

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Published: May 27, 2016

France has dispatched a specialist naval vessel to the area where EgyptAir flight MS804 is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The survey vessel Laplace sailed from Porto Vecchio, Corsica, May 26 and is scheduled to arrive in the area 295 km (183 miles) from the Egyptian coastline where the Airbus A320 disappeared […]

Malaysia Airlines reports ‘marginal’ improvement in 1Q results

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Published: May 27, 2016

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), now a government-controlled entity of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, said in its May Quarterly Progress Update (QPU) it was seeing “strong indications [of] positive results” as a result of ongoing restructuring. The Malaysian flag carrier said it was experiencing “good progress” on its turnaround plan, with a 23.4% rise in […]

Aegean 1Q losses widen as it invests in capacity

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Published: May 27, 2016

Greek flag carrier Aegean Airlines recorded a net loss of €21.5 million ($ 24 million) for 1Q 2016, widened from a €8.3 million net loss for the year-ago quarter. The loss came on revenue up 7% at €147.9 million compared to €138.1 million a year ago. Passenger traffic was up 9% at just over 2 […]

Korean Air Boeing 777 catches fire at Tokyo Haneda

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Published: May 27, 2016

A Korean Air Boeing 777-300 suffered an engine fire and aborted takeoff from Tokyo Haneda International Airport May 27. The 302 passengers and 17 crew members on flight KE2708 bound for Seoul’s Gimpo Airport in Korea were evacuated by emergency chute from the aircraft. Unconfirmed reports in local media cite several passengers as suffering minor […]

Fraudulently-obtained travel documents a growing security challenge

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Published: May 27, 2016

The problem of fraudulently-obtained travel documents is outstripping forged passports as one of the key identity validation issues facing the air transport industry today. Matthew Finn, managing director at independent security consultancy AUGMENTIQ, told the SITA Air Transport IT Summit in Barcelona this week that there had been a shift away from people trying to […]

WOW Air to take five A320-family aircraft from Air Lease Corp.

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Published: May 26, 2016

Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air is to add three Airbus A321-200s, one A321-200neo and one A320-200neo to its fleet, sourced from Air Lease Corp. (ALC). WOW Air is taking the aircraft on long-term lease. One of the A321-200s was delivered earlier this month and the remaining two will arrive in Q3 and Q4 2016. The […]

Alitalia stresses importance of airberlin partnership

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Published: May 26, 2016

Italian flag carrier Alitalia is tapping its relationship with Etihad equity partner airberlin to strengthen its historically weak northern network. “The competition has taken too much business in northern Italy and Germany,” Etihad Aviation Group president and CEO James Hogan said, speaking at a media briefing in Rome. The air travel market between Italy and German […]

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