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Washington Dulles prospects improve as costs fall

16 May, 2018 - 22:25
Times are good at Washington Dulles International airport where a new forecast see costs coming in lower than expected, begetting new air service at the once growth-challenged gateway to the US capital.

Southwest launches fan blade tracking after April engine failure

16 May, 2018 - 19:01
Southwest Airlines will launch an internal system to track all of its engine fan blades by serial number, following the inflight failure of a CFM56 engine in April.

Dark-coloured aircraft can thwart docking systems: EASA

16 May, 2018 - 14:18
Europe's safety authority is cautioning operators that dark liveries can potentially result in parking collisions because visual-docking systems might not be able to recognise the manoeuvring aircraft.

Failed windshield on Sichuan A319 was an original part

16 May, 2018 - 05:45
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has disclosed that the right cockpit windshield that separated from a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 was an original part that had not been replaced since the aircraft entered into service in July 2011.

PICTURES: WestJet releases pictures of 737 in Swoop livery

15 May, 2018 - 16:33
WestJet has released photographs of a Boeing 737-800 painted in the new livery of the company's soon-to-launch ultra-low-cost subsidiary Swoop.

Airbus supporting A319 windshield blow-out probe

15 May, 2018 - 14:10
Airbus has dispatched a technical team to support Chinese and French authorities leading the investigation into an incident in which a cockpit window separated from a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319.

WestJet 737 crew aborts take-off over mis-set flaps

15 May, 2018 - 13:35
Canadian investigators have disclosed that a Boeing 737-700 aborted its take-off roll at low speed after the crew discovered an incorrect flap configuration.

ANALYSIS: Gulf players grapple with growth constraints

15 May, 2018 - 11:57
After years of eye-catching expansion, the big Gulf carriers have spent much of the last 18 months taking stock, with a resulting impact on traffic and capacity growth.

China to ease restrictions on long-haul routes

15 May, 2018 - 04:44
China s aviation regulator will ease its policy of having only one airline on a long-haul international route from 1 October, paving the way for greater competition in the segment.

OPINION: Disruptive Norwegian facing its own upset

14 May, 2018 - 10:44
Fox hunting, as Oscar Wilde characterised it, was the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable.

VIDEO: Asiana A330 slices vertical fin off Turkish A321

14 May, 2018 - 07:41
An Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300 s wing collided with the vertical stabilizer of a Turkish Airlines A321 at Istanbul airport on 13 May.

JAL to launch long-haul LCC in 2020

14 May, 2018 - 04:54
Japan Airlines will establish a new Tokyo Narita-based low-cost unit focused on long-haul routes that will start operations in 2020.

US Court rejects union attempt to overturn Norwegian's permit

11 May, 2018 - 23:47
A US appellate court rejected an attempt by four employee unions to overturn a foreign air carrier permit awarded to Norwegian Air International, dealing a severe blow to labour s 1.5-year-old campaign to block the low-cost-carrier s so-called flag of convenience business model..

Spirit inks deal to bring wi-fi onboard

11 May, 2018 - 16:00
Spirit Airlines is moving ahead with plans to install wi-fi on its fleet, as part of a strategy to improve its appeal to passengers.

PICTURES: Lufthansa tests brighter version of new livery on 747

11 May, 2018 - 12:07
Lufthansa is testing some adjustments to its new livery, including a brighter blue colour than the one originally chosen and a larger crane logo on the aircraft tail.

SpiceJet posts Rs5.6bn operating profit in fiscal 2017

11 May, 2018 - 11:14
SpiceJet achieved profitability for a third consecutive year, posting an operating profit of Rs5.57 billion ($82.8 million) in its fiscal 2017, a 43.4% year-on-year increase.

SpiceJet posts third consecutive year of profit

11 May, 2018 - 11:14
SpiceJet maintained a third successive year of profitability, with an operating profit of Rs5.57 billion ($82.8 million) in the 2017 fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2018.

DOT reviewing FAA's oversight of Allegiant and American Airlines

10 May, 2018 - 20:12
The US Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General has launched an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's handling of maintenance-related allegations against American Airlines and Allegiant Air.

ANALYSIS: WestJet defends transformation from analyst onslaught

10 May, 2018 - 17:59
Financial analysts bombarded WestJet's top brass on 8 May with questions heavy in skepticism.

ANALYSIS: WestJet firmly defends transformation from analyst onslaught

10 May, 2018 - 17:59
Financial analysts bombarded WestJet's top brass on 8 May with questions heavy in skepticism.

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