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More Interest in Norwegian

Lufthansa CEO, Carsten Spohr has revealed that the German flag carrier has been “in contact” with low-cost airline, Norwegian. However, he cautioned that any potential deal would depend on price, the strategic advantages such an opportunity could provide and most

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Fourth A320 Family Production Line added in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated the fourth A320 Family production line at its Finkenwerder, Hamburg facility. Making extensive use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the new line is a key element in the ramping up of single-aisle production

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FedEx Express Adds More Freighters

The world’s largest air cargo carrier, FedEx Express has signed a contract with Boeing for 24 medium and large freighter aircraft. The deal, which is valued at $6.6bn, consists of 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs which will be used to

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Airbus A330neo Final Testing

The Airbus A330neo, the company’s latest widebody airliner, is embarking on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airliner operations. This is the final stage of the aircraft’s certification and will see the aircraft visiting 15 cities in five

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LOT Launches to LCY

LOT Polish Airlines has revealed that its 100th network connection will be to London City Airport (LCY). Starting on January 7, 2019, the Polish carrier will fly directly from Warsaw to LCY up to twice a day.  LOT will acquire

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First US-built A321neo Delivered

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A321neo.  The jet, N212HA (c/n 8129), was handed over to the carrier on June 11, and is also the first new engine option aircraft to be completed at Airbus’ US

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More Trent Troubles

Rolls-Royce has revealed that durability issues affecting in-service Trent 1000s may be more widespread than first thought.  The British manufacturer had earlier this year identified problems affecting the Intermediate Pressure Compressor (IPC) in Package C engines but confirmed that a

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Gatwick Plans Billion Pound Investment

Gatwick Airport has announced a further five-year capital investment plan with £1.11bn to be spent on supporting airline growth as well as enhancing the airport experience for passengers. Unveiling the strategy, which will bring total investment to more the £3bn

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Airbus Closes on C Series Acquisition

Airbus has firmed up a deal to acquire majority control of Bombardier’s C Series programme on July 1.   The move, which the European manufacturer said has arrived earlier than anticipated, follows the two companies receiving all necessary regulatory approvals and

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Tasman Codeshare

Air New Zealand (ANZ) and Qantas have agreed plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that will leverage the strengths of both carriers’ domestic networks. This, the airlines say, will making travelling within Australia and New Zealand much easier for customers. 

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