Bomb Hoax Caused Security Scare At Geneva Airport

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Published: July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016 A woman who wanted to stop her husband boarding a plane in Geneva has admitted making a false bomb threat, prosecutors said, after hours of tightened security that caused traffic chaos around the airport on the French-Swiss border. “Yesterday in the evening, a woman called Swiss customs at Geneva Airport. She said […]

Airbus Takes USD$1.5 Bln Hit For A400M, A350

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Published: July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016 Airbus took a EUR€1.4 billion (USD$ 1.5 billion) hit for problems with the A400M transporter and the A350, clouding better than expected quarterly profits. Delays in deliveries of the A320neo also weighed on Europe’s largest aerospace group, whose core profits fell 4 percent to EUR€1.18 billion in the second quarter. Revenue was […]

Virgin Australia Full-Year Loss Widens On Charges

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Published: July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 Virgin Australia’s full-year net loss has more than doubled from a year ago, hurt by one-off costs of a restructure to cut capacity amid stiff competition. Sydney-listed Virgin posted a net loss of AUD$ 224.7 million (USD$ 169 million) for the year to June 30, compared with a AUD$ 93.8 million loss […]

Air Europa Pilots Call Off Strike

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 Pilots at Air Europa will call off a strike originally planned for July 30 to August 2, a spokeswoman for the pilots’ union Sepla said. The strike was called over grievances including the outsourcing of part of their fleet to another airline, Aernova, alleged discrimination against some pilots and a change in […]

Xiamen Airlines To Buy Six Boeing 787s

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 China Southern Airlines subsidiary, Xiamen Airlines, has signed an agreement to buy six Boeing 787-9s worth USD$ 1.4 billion at list prices. The 787s will be delivered to Xiamen Airlines between 2016 and 2018. Airwise Top Stories

Boeing Swings To Second Quarter Loss

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 Boeing has reported a second quarter loss, stemming from reclassification of 787 costs and unexpected expenses for the 747. The Q2 loss of USD$ 234 million compared with a profit of USD$ 1.1 billion a year earlier. Revenue rose 1 percent to USD$ 24.76 billion. The plane maker also reported USD$ 3.2 […]

Malaysia Air Orders 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 Malaysia Airlines has ordered 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, and purchase rights for another 25, in a deal worth up to USD$ 5.5 billion at list prices. The new aircraft will reduce operating costs and their longer range will allow the airline to fly to more destinations, chief executive Peter Bellew said […]

Air France Cabin Crew Start Week-Long Strike

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 A week-long strike by cabin crew at Air France has caused the cancellation of around 13 percent of the carrier’s flights planned for Wednesday. For Thursday, the airline will cancel around 30 percent of short and medium-haul flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle, while keeping around 90 percent of long-haul flights running. […]

Air France Cabin Crew Start Week-Long Strike

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 A week-long strike by cabin crew at Air France has caused the cancellation of around 13 percent of the carrier’s flights planned for Wednesday. For Thursday, the airline will cancel around 30 percent of short and medium-haul flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle, while keeping around 90 percent of long-haul flights running. […]

JetBlue Amends Airbus Order, Adds 30 A321s

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Published: July 27, 2016

July 26, 2016 JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to add 15 Airbus A321ceo and 15 A321neo aircraft. The A321ceos will be delivered starting in 2017. JetBlue will take delivery of the additional A321neos from 2020. The airline said it retained the flexibility of taking the neos in the long range version […]

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