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Norwegian transatlantic 737 flights to begin in June

23 February, 2017 - 12:00
Norwegian will begin its long-planned transatlantic Boeing 737 Max service in June, when it connects Hartford, Newburgh Stewart and Providence to five cities across Ireland and the UK.

PICTURE: Citilink receives Indonesia’s first A320neo

23 February, 2017 - 09:47
Citilink has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, making it also the first Indonesian carrier to operate the aircraft.

PICTURES: Qantas unveils new 787 premium economy seat

23 February, 2017 - 02:31
Qantas has revealed the new premium economy seat that will be fitted to its Boeing 787-9s, which it says offer more recline and width over its current offering.

PICTURE: Korean Air takes first 787 ahead of Toronto debut

22 February, 2017 - 20:06
Korean Air took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 today, with its international debut set for Toronto flights from June.

ANALYSIS: Perception lags improving airline safety

20 February, 2017 - 16:30
Aviation professionals are pessimistic about the ability of the industry to continue to improve airline safety.

INTERVIEW: John Plueger, chief executive, Air Lease

20 February, 2017 - 13:43
Sitting in the conference room of Air Lease s satellite office in Dublin, John Plueger flashes a casual California grin, having recently taken over as the chief executive of a company he has spent the past six years building with industry veteran Steven Udvar-Hazy. They have spent the better part of 30 years working together.

Aerosucre 727 crash probe missing aircraft weight data

20 February, 2017 - 12:43
Investigators probing the crash of an Aerosucre Boeing 727-200 freighter during departure have so far been unable to determine the take-off weight of the aircraft.

Crashed Aerosucre 727 attempted take-off in tailwind

20 February, 2017 - 11:21
Colombian investigators have determined that the crew of a Boeing 727-200 freighter departed in a tailwind before the aircraft overran and struck a perimeter fence, briefly becoming airborne before crashing in a field.

Russian authorities offer to help decrypt MH17 radar data

20 February, 2017 - 07:29
Russian authorities have stressed that they are willing to assist investigators with decryption of radar data submitted to the criminal probe into the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

United debuts new Polaris business class

17 February, 2017 - 19:57
United Airlines debuted its new Polaris business class seats on domestic flights this week, as it prepares for a rapid roll-out of the hard product on flights from its San Francisco hub.

MH17 inquiry grapples with Russian radar-data format

17 February, 2017 - 13:08
Dutch investigators are still trying to unravel radar data sourced from Russia as part of the inquiry into the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

ANALYSIS: Airlines must adapt to digital distribution shift

17 February, 2017 - 10:36
New distribution models and technologies are disrupting the airline industry, forcing carriers to rethink how they sell to their customers. The threat in the evolving environment is that aircraft seats become commodities, eroding airlines margins. The opportunity, however, is to become more service-oriented and deliver improved, personalised and exclusive products to customers.

​ANALYSIS: Why airline brands need to appoint a chief storyteller

17 February, 2017 - 09:50
When United Airlines broke Dave Carroll's guitar and his music video of the incident went viral, the carrier issued a press release that talked about how it transported 99.6% of bags without incident. The message unintentionally implied that United did not care much about the individuals whose bags were actually lost or damaged.

Icelandair modifies winglets on 757 fleet

17 February, 2017 - 09:26
Icelandair is fitting a modified blended winglet to its Boeing 757-200 fleet, the first airline in Europe to install the scimitar design on the twinjet type.

Juneyao Airlines firms order for five 787-9s

17 February, 2017 - 02:26
Juneyao Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 787-9s, its first widebodies.

Eurowings retires its last CRJ900

16 February, 2017 - 18:13
Lufthansa's low-cost arm Eurowings has phased out its last Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet as part of short-haul fleet harmonisation around Airbus A320-family jets.

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTGLOBAL: What you want to know about commercial aviation in 2017

16 February, 2017 - 11:15
Audience questions prompted by Flight Ascend Consultancy s latest commercial aviation market update webinar reveal much about the industry s concerns, with our consultants views sought on areas such as the future of the Bombardier CSeries and Airbus A380, values trends, and the likely impact of higher oil prices or Donald Trump s policies. Access your insight

PICTURE: Air India takes first A320neo

16 February, 2017 - 10:18
Air India has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the ninth Asian operator of the type.

Low fuel prices lift Air France-KLM's result in 2016

16 February, 2017 - 10:05
Air France-KLM's operating profit rose 34.5% to 1.05 billion ($1.11 billion) in 2016, a result the group attributes to lower fuel expenses and "good cost performance".

An-12 fire inquiry reveals doubts over APU maintenance

16 February, 2017 - 09:50
German investigators have been unable to determine the precise cause of an uncontained auxiliary power unit fire which destroyed an Antonov An-12 freighter preparing for departure from Leipzig.

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