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Investigation Continues Following Seattle Incident

Authorities in the United States are continuing their investigation after a Horizon Air aircraft crashed after being flown without authorisation from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport late last week. Richard Russell, a ground service agent from the airline gained access to Bombardier

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Air New Zealand Looks to 3D Printing

Air New Zealand has partnered with a local tech firm to explore ways of using 3D printing to manufacture metal aircraft parts. The Kiwi flag carrier is working with North Shore-based company, Zenith Tecnica, which specialises in the design and

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Bombardier Continues African Market Growth

Ghanaian airline PassionAir is set to receive pre-owned Q400s as Bombardier continues to increase its presence within the African market.  The new Accra-based carrier acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party; with the turboprops to operate in

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New All-Cargo Island Service for Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines this week marked the launch of new all-cargo services with two special flights to support disaster relief projects on the islands.  Recent powerful storms and the continuing Kīlauea volcano lava flow have caused severe damage to many homes

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Ethiopian Eyes Nigerian Skies

Nigeria’s federal government has dismissed claims Ethiopian Airlines is in pole position to manage the country’s new national carrier. Responding on August 14 to remarks from CEO Tewolde Gebremariam that the Addis Ababa-based airline was “the frontrunner” to launch Nigeria

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El Al Goes Retro

Israeli flag carrier El Al has taken delivery of a retro-liveried Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations.  The aircraft, which wears the airline’s 1970s-vintage colour scheme, arrived in Tel Aviv on August 14 to a ceremony

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Heathrow Expansion Faces Legal Test

Planned expansion of Heathrow Airport could be derailed after a group of local authorities launched a legal challenge against the project.  The London hub won a government vote in June to proceed with a £14bn development, including new terminals and

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Out of Africa

Embraer’s E190-E2 demonstrator has completed an extensive tour of Africa. Building on its successful visit to the Farnborough International Airshow the aircraft departed to the African continent in late July, visiting six countries: Algeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius and South

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Double Chinese Delivery

Airbus has handed over the first A350-900s to Air China and Sichuan Airlines in a double celebration at its Toulouse facility. The flag carrier is the first Chinese airline to receive the A350 XWB following the delayed validation of the

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Hi Fly Adds A380 Capacity

Norwegian is the latest airline to have leased in Airbus A380 capability after agreeing a short-term deal with Portuguese charter specialist Hi Fly.  The low-cost carrier is using the recently delivered superjumbo 9H-MIP (c/n 006) to provide additional capacity while

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