Malaysia Airlines Sees ‘Steady Progress’

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Published: December 1, 2016

November 30, 2016 Malaysia Airlines reported continuing progress as it tries to turn the loss-making flag carrier around. As the airline is owned by Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional, it does not publish financial statements. The airline did say, however, that it expects to make a loss for its 2016 financial year, but smaller […]

Airbus To Cut 1,164 Jobs

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Published: November 30, 2016

November 29, 2016 Airbus has announced 1,164 job losses as it simplifies its business structure and seeks to cut costs. The layoffs will be tempered slightly by the creation of 230 jobs in other areas of the group as it continues its digital transformation. Airbus said the job losses will mainly affect support functions. The […]

Plane Crashes In Colombia With 81 On Board

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Published: November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 A charter aircraft with 81 onboard, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed in Colombia. The BAe 146 plane operated by Bolivian airline Lamia crashed in a remote area of Colombia just before midnight local time. There were reports of an electrical fault prior to the crash. The 72 passengers and nine […]

American, Qantas Abandon Partnership Extension

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Published: November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016 American Airlines and Qantas have abandoned plans to expand their existing alliance after the US Department of Transportation last month issued a tentative denial of their application. DOT said in the ruling that an expanded alliance “would create a potentially anticompetitive environment given the scale of the resulting joint business, which would […]

United 747 Returns To SFO With Engine Problem

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Published: November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016 A United Airlines flight to Tokyo returned to San Francisco on Monday after an engine problem. United flight UA837, with 202 passengers and 15 crew onboard, suffered what was reported as “an indication of compressor stall”. No emergency was declared and the aircraft, a Boeing 747, landed normally. The aircraft landed after […]

WTO Finds Against 777X Tax Incentive

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Published: November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016 The World Trade Organization has found that tax incentives for the aerospace industry that Washington state passed in 2013 were a prohibited subsidy. Washington passed the Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill, which amended and extended tax incentives, to encourage Boeing to base development and construction of the 777X in the state. The European […]

Bombardier Delivers First CS300

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Published: November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016 Bombardier has delivered the first CS300 aircraft to Latvia’s airBaltic. The CS300, the first of an order for 20 from the Latvian flag carrier, was handed over at Bombardier’s Montreal plant in Canada. “We are thrilled to be taking home the first CS300 aircraft,” airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss said. It will […]

Lufthansa Pilots To Strike Tuesday & Wednesday

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Published: November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 The VC pilots union at Lufthansa has given notice of further strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called strikes from 00:01 to 23:59 on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November. These are the fifth and sixth 24 hour strikes over the last week. The Tuesday strike […]

Lufthansa Union Suspends Pilot Strikes

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Published: November 26, 2016

November 25, 2016 Lufthansa’s pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit has called a halt for now to the series of strikes that has crippled the airline. The VC union on Friday rejected an increased pay offer from Lufthansa but suspended further industrial action beyond Saturday’s long-haul strike. Lufthansa offered a 4.4 percent pay increase in two stages […]

Kenya Airways CEO Ngunze Resigns

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Published: November 25, 2016

November 24, 2016 Kenya Airways’ chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze has resigned and will leave the airline early next year. Chairman Michael Joseph said “Today, Mbuvi is announcing that he will be leaving KQ effective first-quarter 2017.” After five years he “felt it was a natural point in the company’s evolution to pass on the baton.” […]

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