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Ryanair’s Own Goal

The Irish budget carrier, Ryanair has been forced to publish a full list of flights that is planning to cancel between September 21 and October 31 after pressure from angry passengers.  The airline has responded by saying it has written

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More Success for COMAC

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has signed 130 orders for its new C919 passenger jet from four Chinese leasing firms.  The Chinese manufacturer is leading the nation’s bid to break into the global civil aerospace market that is dominated

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Tianjin Completion Centre Opened

Airbus has inaugurated its first widebody completion centre outside of Europe with the opening of its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China on September 20.  At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the

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Strong Growth at ABC

Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has taken delivery of its 11th Boeing 747-8 Freighter.  The aircraft, VP-BBY (c/n 63781), is the second example to be acquired from US lessor Intrepid Aviation and was handed over to the Moscow-based airline on September 15.

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Schiphol Expansion Progresses…

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has selected KAAN Architecten to design its new terminal A.  The facility, which will be developed in collaboration with ABT, Estudio Lamela and Ineco, is slated to open in 2023 and will increase the Dutch hub’s capacity

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easyJet Joins Forces to offer Long-Haul Flights

Passengers flying with easyJet will now be able to access long-haul services operated by Norwegian and WestJet following the launch of what the Luton-based carrier claims is “the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline”.  The

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First Airbus A321neo for ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, becoming the launch operator of the variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.  The aircraft, JA131A (c/n 7839), was handed over at the manufacturer’s Finkenwerder/Hamburg

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Eastern Airways Welcomes Maiden ATR

Eastern Airways has taken delivery of its maiden ATR 72-600 turboprop, G-IACY (c/n 1448).  The aircraft was delivered to the UK regional carrier on September 8 and is leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, with a second airframe (c/n 1482) to

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More A350s for United

United Airlines has expanded its existing order for the A350 from 35 to 45 aircraft.  The US carrier has also switched variants from the -1000 to the -900.  Despite being a long-term Airbus customer, the aircraft will be United’s first

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Malaysia Airlines Signs MOU for Dreamliners

Malaysia Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as well as eight additional  737 MAX 8 purchase rights.  The deal was announced during Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the US. The oneworld

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