Safran In Agreed Bid For Zodiac Aerospace

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Published: January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 France’s Safran said it has entered into exclusive negotiations to take over Zodiac Aerospace for EUR€8.55 billion (USD$ 9 billion). Under the agreement aircraft engine maker Safran will offer €29.47 per share to buy cabin equipment and seat manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace, the companies said in a joint statement. If the offer is […]

Tigerair Australia Bali Flights Restart Feb 3

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Published: January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 Tigerair Australia said it has received Indonesian government approval to restart flights to Bali. The airline said in a statement that scheduled flights to and from Denpasar airport will resume on February 3, subject to “final procedural approvals”. Tigerair must use its own Airbus A320 aircraft on the service as a condition […]

Former Garuda CEO In Indonesia Graft Probe

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Published: January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named a former chief executive of Garuda Indonesia in connection with a bribery probe into a contract involving Rolls-Royce aero engines. KPK named Emirsyah Satar, who was Garuda chief executive until 2014, alleging he took bribes through an intermediary over contracts for Rolls engines and servicing. […]

British Airways To Fly All Passengers During Strike

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Published: January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 British Airways says all passengers will be able to fly to their destinations during the three day cabin crew strike starting Thursday, 19th January. The airline said in a statement on its web site that it had “further strengthened its schedules from the previous two days of strike action.” It said that […]

British Airways To Fly All Passengers During Strike

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Published: January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 British Airways says all passengers will be able to fly to their destinations during the three day cabin crew strike starting Thursday, 19th January. The airline said in a statement on its web site that it had “further strengthened its schedules from the previous two days of strike action.” It said that […]

Ryanair May Stop UK Domestic Flights

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Published: January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017 Ireland’s Ryanair may abandon its domestic routes in Britain rather than seek a UK operating license. Dublin-based Ryanair is able to fly domestic routes in the United Kingdom as both countries are European Union members. Post Brexit however, Ryanair may have to apply for a UK air operating certificate to continue to […]

Etihad Not Looking At Lufthansa Stake

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Published: January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017 Etihad Airways’ chief executive says the airline has no plans to acquire a stake in Lufthansa. CEO James Hogan said on the sidelines of an industry conference in Dublin that Etihad does not intend to take a stake in the German flag carrier. Hogan was speaking in response to a report in […]

Latam Airlines 767 Found With Bullet Hole

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Published: January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017 Latam Airlines has found a bullet hole in the wing of one of its aircraft during routine maintenance in Brazil. The plane, a Boeing 767, had just returned from a flight from Barcelona prior to the scheduled maintenance. During the inspection a bullet hole was found on a leading edge flap of […]

Qantas Grounds 10 Aircraft Over Inspections

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Published: January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017 Australia’s Qantas grounded 10 Bombardier Q400 aircraft on Tuesday after an “administrative issue” over inspections. The Q400s were being inspected on Tuesday and Wednesday and will return to service after the checks. The grounding was not a safety issue, a Qantas spokesman said. It is understood that the grounding is over compliance […]

United Airlines Q4 Profit Down 52 Percent

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Published: January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017 United Airlines reported fourth quarter 2016 net income of USD$ 397 million, a 52 percent fall from 2015. Pre-tax income for the quarter to end December, 2016 was USD$ 884 million, a 2.3 percent drop from the prior year. Fourth quarter revenue eased up 0.2 percent at USD$ 9.05 billion. For the […]

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