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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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STAR Capital to Acquire ASL Holdings

Shareholders in global aviation services provider, ASL Holdings have reached agreement with a European fund manager to sell the company. STAR Capital has agreed terms with ASL shareholders, Compagnie Maritime Belge (51%) and 3P Air Freighters (49%), to acquire 100%

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Boeing Makes Supersonic Investment

Boeing has signed a partnership agreement with Reno-based Aerion to provide financial, engineering and industrial resources to bring the AS2 next-generation supersonic aircraft to market. As part of the deal, Boeing has made an undisclosed significant investment in Aerion to

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Germania Files for Bankruptcy

Berlin-based leisure carrier Germania has become the first major casualty of 2019. In a fresh blow to the German aviation sector, the airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4, cancelling all scheduled services with immediate effect. Management at the firm

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Trent Trouble Continues for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has received more bad news regarding the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family. In a new airworthiness directive (AD) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration on January 18 new restrictions are being placed on an

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BA Confirm Retro Livery 747

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has confirmed plans to paint up to four jets in historical liveries. The first will be in the style of its predecessor BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), with a Boeing 747,

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Boeing Delivers First WestJet 787-9

Canadian carrier WestJet has accepted delivery of the first of ten Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft, C-GUDH (c/n 64974) represents the start of an ambitious new chapter for the airline, with major growth plans coupled with a more upmarket approach. The

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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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Lion Air Voice Recorder Recovered

Divers from the Indonesian Navy have recovered the ‘black box’ voice recorder from Lion Air flight JT610. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 (PK-LQP c/n 43000) crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta/Soekarno–Hatta to Pangkal Pinang in October

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Bamboo Airways Makes Maiden Flight

The latest entrant into Vietnam’s rapidly-growing commercial aviation scene has taken to the skies for the first time today (January 16). Bamboo Airways performed its long-awaited maiden flight, just a week after obtaining its air operators certificate (AOC) from the

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