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Farnborough Airport Changes Hands

Farnborough, the UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport, has been sold to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) for an undisclosed sum. The investment firm – which already has interests in Southampton Airport – acquired the facility from TAG, which

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CAE Training Centre Opens at London Gatwick

Following an announcement in November 2018 that easyJet had signed a long-term training agreement with CAE valued at more than C$170 million, the global training provider inaugurated its brand new pilot and cabin crew training centre at Gatwick on October

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Airbus Delivers First Air France A350-900

Air France has accepted its maiden Airbus A350-900 at a ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse/Blagnac plant. The first of 28 examples to joint the French flag carrier, it has been equipped with a 324-seat cabin accommodating 24 premium economy and

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Certification Hat-trick for Embraer Praetor 500

The Praetor 500, Embraer’s new midsize business jet has been granted its type certificate by the European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The executive jet received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation

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Saudia Accepts Largest Dreamliner Variant

Boeing has delivered an initial 787-10 to Saudi Arabian Airlines, making the Middle Eastern carrier the eighth operator of the largest Dreamliner variant. The airline has been a 787 user since January 2016 and currently flies 13 examples of the

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Thomas Cook Collapses

After months of uncertainty and numerous attempts to secure funding or sell parts of the company, Thomas Cook Group entered compulsory liquidation on September 23 and its UK entities ceased trading with immediate effect at 3am that morning, despite several

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Kuwait Receives First Neo

KUWAITI NATIONAL carrier, Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first of 15 CFM International LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neos, as part of its on-going fleet renewal programme. The delivery of 9K-AKL (c/n 8933) is a milestone in the carrier’s 65th anniversary

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SAS Unveils New Look

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has unveiled a new livery as it prepares to receive its maiden Airbus A350. The corporate identity is a modest revision to its current colours introduced in 1998. The most noticeable changes are billboard titles and what

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Vietnam Airlines A330 Retirement

After 12 years of operation, Vietnam Airlines has withdrawn its sole remaining Airbus A330 from service. In a September 13 statement, the carrier said that “since October 2016, the Airbus A330 fleet had safely transported nearly 20 million passengers on

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First Kazakh A321LR

Air Astana has become the maiden operator of the Airbus A321LR in Russia and the CIS, accepting its first of seven examples on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered jet is the fourth A321neo variant operated

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