Delta Orders 37 Airbus A321s

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Published: April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 Delta Air Lines has ordered 37 current-generation A321 aircraft from Airbus worth USD$ 4.25 billion at list prices. The new planes, to be delivered by 2019, will augment A321s that Delta already has on order and boost the carrier’s fleet of the type to 82, the airline said. The move will help […]

Spring Air Q1 Net Profit Up 44 Percent

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Published: April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016 China’s largest budget carrier Spring Airlines posted a 44 percent jump in first-quarter net profit to CNY366.7 million yuan (USD$ 56.61 million), lifted by robust travel demand. In a stock exchange securities filing, Spring Airlines said 2015 net profit rose 50.2 percent to CNY1.33 billion yuan. The airline had already flagged the […]

Kenya Airways Pilots Call Off Strike

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Published: April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016 Kenya Airways pilots called off a strike on Thursday after the carrier met some of their demands, the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) said, adding they would fully resume work on Friday. KALPA’s members took the industrial action earlier on Thursday to push for the removal of the airline’s chief executive, prompting […]

China Eastern Orders 35 Airbus, Boeing Aircraft

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Published: April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016 China Eastern Airlines has placed an order for 35 wide-body jets from Airbus and Boeing, as the Shanghai-based carrier continues to build its long-haul fleet. Delivery of the 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s will start from 2018, the Shanghai-based carrier said. Air China, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines are […]

Qatar Airways Urges Airbus To Resolve A350 ‘Issues’

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016 Qatar Airways increased pressure on Airbus over reliability, saying it had some “issues” with the A350. “We have some issues with the A350, which was expected… However, we feel that Airbus is losing steam in resolving these problems with the A350,” chief executive Akbar Al Baker told a travel conference in Dubai. […]

MTU Aero Q1 Hit By A320neo Delays

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 First-quarter revenue at MTU Aero Engines was hurt by delays to deliveries of the Airbus A320neo, although the company confirmed its targets for the year. MTU, which works with Pratt & Whitney on the geared turbofan engine for the A320neo, said overall group revenue was flat at EUR€1.098 billion (USD$ 1.25 billion). […]

Qantas Talking To Boeing On 777X

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Qantas said it will keep its Airbus A380s in service beyond 2020 as it conducts talks with Boeing on its next-generation 777X jets. “The A380s do a great job on the markets that they operate,” said Gareth Evans, head of the company’s international business. Qantas currently operates a fleet of 12 A380s. […]

Delta Order Boosts Bombardier’s CSeries

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Bombardier has won an order for 75 CSeries passenger jets from Delta Air Lines, worth USD$ 5.6 billion at list price. The order marks a turning point for Bombardier as it strives to break into the fleets of major airlines globally and serve a niche market for 100-seat aircraft that larger rivals […]

Airbus Profits Fall In ‘Challenging Year’

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 Airbus posted a 23 percent drop in first quarter core operating profits to EUR€501 million. Group revenues were stable at EUR€12.2 billion “2016 turns out to be the challenging year we anticipated,” chief executive Tom Enders said in reporting the results. Shares in the Franco German-led group fell 6 percent as it […]

JetBlue Pilot Charged With Flying Drunk

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Published: April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016 US prosecutors have charged a JetBlue pilot with flying from Orlando to New York while drunk last year. Dennis Murphy was arrested and arraigned in a federal court in New York City on a charge of operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence. The complaint unsealed on Wednesday said 151 passengers […]

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