Boeing To Open First European Factory

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Published: February 25, 2017

February 24, 2017 Boeing announced it will open its first European manufacturing facility with a GBP£20 million (USD$ 25 million) investment in the UK. The 2,300 square metre (25,000 square feet) factory in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, will produce actuators for 737, 737 MAX and 777 aircraft. The plant extends the manufacture of actuators beyond Boeing’s […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Call Another Strike

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Published: February 25, 2017

February 24, 2017 The union representing ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew at British Airways have called a further round of strikes for March. The Heathrow-based mixed fleet crew, which makes up about 15 percent of the airline’s total cabin crew numbers, will strike for seven days, from 00:01 Friday March 3 to 23.59 on Thursday March […]

IAG Boosts Profit Despite Currency Weakness

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Published: February 25, 2017

February 24, 2017 IAG, the parent of British Airways and Iberia, released its full-year results for 2016, showing a 29 percent rise in net profit to EUR€1.95 billion (USD$ 2.06 billion). Operating profit before exceptional items for the year to end December 2016 came in at €2.53 billion, an 8.6 percent rise on 2015. Total […]

Kenya-US Flights Closer After Security Clearance

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Published: February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017 The launch of direct flights between Kenya and the US is one step closer after Nairobi’s main airport received approval from the FAA for Category One status. The approval comes after an FAA audit of facilities and security at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport. Currently, flights from the US to Kenya must either […]

Kenya-US Flights Closer After Security Clearance

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Published: February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017 The launch of direct flights between Kenya and the US is one step closer after Nairobi’s main airport received approval from the FAA for Category One status. The approval comes after an FAA audit of facilities and security at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport. Currently, flights from the US to Kenya must either […]

FlyBe Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse

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Published: February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017 A Flybe plane with 59 passengers onboard suffered a landing gear collapse at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday and veered off the runway. The airline said there were no injuries after the Bombardier Q400 was evacuated. The incident happened at 16:59 local time after a flight from Edinburgh. “Flybe can confirm that […]

FlyBe Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse

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Published: February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017 A Flybe plane with 59 passengers onboard suffered a landing gear collapse at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday and veered off the runway. The airline said there were no injuries after the Bombardier Q400 was evacuated. The incident happened at 16:59 local time after a flight from Edinburgh. “Flybe can confirm that […]

FlyBe Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse

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Published: February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017 A Flybe plane with 59 passengers onboard suffered a landing gear collapse at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday and veered off the runway. The airline said there were no injuries after the Bombardier Q400 was evacuated. The incident happened at 16:59 local time after a flight from Edinburgh. “Flybe can confirm that […]

AirAsia X Fourth Quarter Profit Drops 80 Pct

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Published: February 23, 2017

February 22, 2017 Malaysia’s AirAsia X reported an 80 percent drop in fourth quarter net profit as foreign exchange losses hit the bottom line. The long-haul budget carrier saw quarterly net profit drop to MYR39 million ringgit (USD$ 8.7 million) from MYR197.4 million in the same quarter of 2015. Net operating profit came in at […]

Flight Centre First Half Profit Drops 36 Pct

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Published: February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 Australia-based travel agent Flight Centre announced a first half net profit drop of 36 percent, due to “unprecedented airfare discounting.” The group’s net profit for the six months to December 2016 was AUD$ 74.4 millionn (USD$ 57.2 million), down from AUD$ 116.7 million in the previous year period. Profit before tax was […]

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