Kenya Airways May Need USD$600 Mln Bailout

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Published: August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015 Kenya Airways, which reported a record loss in its year ended March, may require a USD$ 500 million – USD$ 600 million bailout, the Kenyan finance minister said. Henry Rotich said the final figures and the form of recapitalisation would depend on a turnaround plan being prepared by McKinsey and Seabury consultants, […]

Delta Bans Shipment Of Big Game Trophies

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Published: August 4, 2015

August 3, 2015 Delta Air Lines has banned shipments of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies on its aircraft amid international outrage over the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion by an American hunter. Delta is the only US carrier to fly directly between the United States and Johannesburg. Delta said in a statement […]

Spanish ATC Could Strike Again In September

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Published: August 4, 2015

August 3, 2015 Spanish air traffic controllers will suspend strikes in August to avoid disruptions in one of the busiest months for tourist arrivals, but could resume them in September. Controllers held four days of partial strikes in June and July in protest against sanctions by airport operator Aena on 61 air controllers in Barcelona. […]

New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

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Published: August 4, 2015

August 3, 2015 A challenge by US airlines that accuses three Gulf carriers of distorting competition via government subsidies has taken another turn with the formation of a US airline group that backs the Gulf-carriers’ cause. Four long-time supporters of US Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which remove restrictions on […]

Iran Plans To Buy 80-90 Aircraft A Year

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Published: August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 Iran plans to buy up to 90 planes each year from Boeing and Airbus to update its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying. “Iran will buy a total of 80-90 planes per year from the two aviation giants in the […]

Barnacles On Debris Could Provide Clues

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Published: August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 Barnacles on the piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the piece of debris, a 2-2.5 m (6.5-8 feet) wing surface […]

Minneapolis Terminal Area Evacuated In Bomb Scare

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Published: August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 Part of the Lindbergh terminal at Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport was evacuated briefly and the upper airport roadway closed on Saturday after an unattended bag tested positive for explosives. The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1.20 pm and the roadway closed while a bomb squad investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa […]

Citilink Plane Skids Off Runway, Three Injured

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Published: August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 A Citilink plane skidded off a runway in western Indonesia on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing the airport to close. The Citilink Airbus A320 was carrying 174 passengers en route from Jakarta to Padang when it bounced off the runway upon landing, transport ministry spokesman Julius Barata told Reuters news agency. […]

Airbus To Double A350 Output In 2016

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Published: August 1, 2015

July 31, 2015 Airbus said it is on track to deliver 15 A350s this year and aims to more than double that in 2016 as it focuses on the ramp-up for its newest passenger jet. It also pledged to reach its goal of breaking even on the A380 this year despite delivering fewer than the […]

Recovered Plane Debris Flown To France For Tests

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Published: August 1, 2015

July 31, 2015 Aircraft debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion that is thought to belong to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disappearance. Discovery of the debris, which may finally confirm the plane crashed into the […]

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