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United goes lie flat on Boston-San Francisco

26 April, 2017 - 22:08
United Airlines will operate all lie-flat premium seats on its flights between Boston and San Francisco from June.

China Southern signs for 20 A350s

26 April, 2017 - 14:29
China Southern Airlines has disclosed that it is ordering 20 Airbus A350-900.

PICTURE: Japan Air Commuter begins ATR operations

26 April, 2017 - 11:06
Japan Air Commuter (JAC) operated its first ATR 42-600 flight on 26 April, deploying the aircraft on the return Kagoshima-Yakushima and Kagoshima-Okinoerabu services.

Pemco launches 737-700 freighter conversion

26 April, 2017 - 08:29
US MRO company Pemco World Air Services has created a Boeing 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion programme, with the first aircraft going to Dubai-based launch customer Chisholm Enterprises.

MRO sector to top $75b in 2017, as worker crunch looms

26 April, 2017 - 04:16
The MRO industry may struggle with a shortage of qualified technicians as soon as 2022 - the fallout from a period of record aircraft orders and reluctance by airlines to retire older types, according to aviation industry consultants.

JetBlue switches A321neos as Pratt troubles persist

25 April, 2017 - 18:30
JetBlue Airways has switched its first three Airbus A321neos to the A321ceos, in what it calls a "prudent" move as issues continue to be reported with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines that will power the airline's aircraft.

Alitalia shareholders to meet on 27 April as crisis mounts

25 April, 2017 - 16:30
Alitalia has called a crunch shareholders meeting for 27 April to "initiate procedures proved for by law" after a planned recapitalisation was hit by workers rejecting cuts in a new a labour deal.

Italy's Ernest Airlines eyes international expansion

25 April, 2017 - 13:20
Italy s Ernest Airlines could expand into European markets outside of Albania as soon as this winter, commercial director Ilza Xhelo discloses.

EASA proposes narrower runways for large aircraft

25 April, 2017 - 13:20
European safety regulators are proposing to update airport design requirements which will include formally narrowing the required runway width for high-capacity transport aircraft.

ANALYSIS: Iceland basks in tourism boom

25 April, 2017 - 09:10
To gauge something of the extraordinary increase in air traffic to Iceland in recent years, you need look no further than the growth in the Icelandair fleet, chief executive Birkir Holm Gudnason suggests.

ANALYSIS: Norwegian's Gatwick-Singapore gambit

25 April, 2017 - 02:56
Norwegian's eye-catching move to launch long-haul, low-cost services on the Singapore-London Gatwick route injects some fresh competition into a sector flown only by mainline carriers.

Ryanair warns UK will need 'brand new' open skies agreement

24 April, 2017 - 19:02
The UK will need to establish a "brand new" open skies arrangement with the European Union following Brexit, Ryanair s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs has suggested.

United plans competitive response to long-haul LCCs

24 April, 2017 - 17:23
United Airlines plans to up the ante to compete with long-haul low-cost carriers across the Atlantic, president Scott Kirby told employees recently.

BMI signals fleet expansion plans

24 April, 2017 - 13:35
BMI Regional foresees introduction of larger aircraft to complement its Embraer ERJ-145 fleet.

​INSIGHT FROM AEROPROFESSIONAL: Pilot-training model needs rethink

24 April, 2017 - 12:16
A shift away from the pay-to-fly scheme and back towards the model of carriers paying for training is vital to resolving recruitment issues, says AeroProfessional director Sam Sprules

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTSTATS: Exclusive Interview with Alaska Airlines’ COO

24 April, 2017 - 12:14
Alaska Airlines established a longstanding reputation for being a leading data-driven airline by using performance data to drive strategic decisions in each department. Their commitment to reviewing operational data and analytics has helped them become the Most On-time Major North American Airline for the seventh year in a row.

Belfast International to gain eight new routes

24 April, 2017 - 10:19
Belfast International airport is to announce eight new international routes in the coming days, managing director, Graham Keddie discloses.

VietJet posts posts D382 profit in Q1 2017

24 April, 2017 - 04:01
VietJet Air posted a net profit of D381.7 billion ($16.8 million) in the first quarter of 2017.

Wow Air confirms A321 as mystery seventh aircraft

23 April, 2017 - 19:09
Wow Air says it will receive three A321s as part of a plan to increase its fleet to 24 aircraft, ending the mystery surrounding the identity of the one of the seven aircraft the Icelandic carrier will receive.

Transavia not seeking to replace Munich base

23 April, 2017 - 18:49
Transavia will not seek to replace its Munich base which it is closing later this year and will instead focus on its home markets of France and the Netherlands, its head of network planning Jeroen Erdman discloses.