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Norwegian UK Edges Closer…

Norwegian UK (NUK) has been given tentative approval by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a foreign air carrier permit.  Once finalised by the DOT, the permit will allow Norwegian’s British offshoot to operate direct flights between the US

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Technology Collaboration

As part of Boeing’s continuing efforts to accelerate aerospace innovation, the US manufacturer will partner with FedEx Express in the next phase of its ecoDemonstrator trials.  Starting in 2018, a 777 Freighter from the cargo airline’s fleet will be used

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ATR Success in Taiwan

Mandarin Airlines, China Airlines’ regional subsidiary, is set to become a new ATR operator after placing a firm order for six ATR 72-600s. The $160m deal, signed in Toulouse on July 19, also includes ATR providing engineering and technical support

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Emirates and flydubai Deepen Ties

Emirates and low-cost carrier flydubai have built on their existing commercial ties with a new extensive partnership agreement. The two airlines, which are both owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai but independently managed, will coordinate their network and schedules

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Austria Chosen for easyJet Europe

Low-cost carrier easyJet has revealed that it has applied for an Austrian Air Operator Certificate (AOC) as part of its Brexit contingency plan.  It has also applied to Austria’s Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) for an airline

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KlasJet adds Maiden Corporate Boeing 737

Lithuanian-based business aviation operator KlasJet has added its first corporate Boeing 737-524, LY-KLJ (c/n 28923).  The former Continental Airlines and Transaero aircraft has been retrofitted with a 56-seat all-Business Class layout and has been acquired from AviaAM Leasing.  KlasJet says

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LOT to Offer Transatlantic Services from Budapest

Polish flag carrier LOT will launch long-haul operations from Budapest next May with year-round connections to New York and Chicago. LOT will fly to New York four times a week with services to Chicago operating twice a week.  As a

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Sponsored Article: The Rise and Rise of Regional Aircraft

When the commercial air travel industry was deregulated in the United States in 1978, new opportunities appeared on the horizon to link hundreds of city pairs that had never received nonstop air service before. In this new environment, airlines relied

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A321LRs for Air Transat

Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat has agreed to lease ten Airbus A321LRs from AerCap.  The aircraft, which are being acquired on 12-year leases, will replace the airline’s A310s, which will gradually be retired.  All ten A321LRs will be delivered between

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SMBC Strikes Lucky

Chinese low-cost carrier Lucky Air has agreed a deal for four Boeing 737 MAX 8s with lessor SMBC Aviation Capital.  The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. Ding Yongzheng, CEO of Lucky Air said: “After conducting

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