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15 December, 2017 - 12:28
Flight Airline Business has once again teamed up with CFM International to bring you an extra, digital-only issue, focusing on the highlights of what has been another successful year for the industry.

Ryanair offers talks on union recognition to avert strike

15 December, 2017 - 11:17
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has opened the door to union recognition for the first time as part of efforts to head off planned industry action by pilots ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

PICTURE: Azores takes first A321neo

15 December, 2017 - 11:05
Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, received through specialist Air Lease.

​Trade balance played role in Vietnam Airlines 787, A350 buys

15 December, 2017 - 04:31
Political considerations were an element in Vietnam Airlines' decision to obtain both the Boeing 787-9 and A350-900.

Chengdu Airlines puts ARJ21 on regional route

15 December, 2017 - 02:39
Chengdu Airlines has put the Comac ARJ21 regional jet on its first regional route, after using the jet on services to major domestic cities for over a year.

AIA calls Congress to strengthen Ex-Im bank

14 December, 2017 - 22:30
The head of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) praised Republican lawmakers efforts on new tax legislation while encouraging the more radical Tea Party contingent to back down from their attack on the US Export-Import Bank.

Sun Country to be sold to private equity firm

14 December, 2017 - 16:06
Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines will be sold to funds affiliated with private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

Delta picks A321neo for narrowbody replacement

14 December, 2017 - 14:09
Delta Air Lines has committed to 200 Airbus A321neos for the next phase of its narrowbody fleet replacement programme.

Norwegian boosts Los Angeles and New York service

14 December, 2017 - 12:02
Norwegian will begin new flights to Los Angeles and New York from Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan in May, increasing to 10 the number of new transatlantic routes it plans to launch next year.

Flawed bid to outclimb icing led to serious ATR upset

14 December, 2017 - 10:41
UK investigators have determined that an Aurigny Air Services ATR 72-500 suffered a serious in-flight upset after its crew vainly attempted to climb out of a region of icing instead of following the correct checklist procedures.

All on board survive ATR 42 crash in northern Canada

14 December, 2017 - 10:24
All 25 passengers and crew of a Canadian-operated ATR 42 have survived after the aircraft crashed outside of Fond du Lac airport in the province of Saskatchewan.

PICTURE: Suparna Airlines takes Hainan's 787-8

14 December, 2017 - 09:45
Suparna Airlines has taken delivery of its first widebody, a Boeing 787-8 from fellow HNA group carrier Hainan Airlines.

American rethinks procedures after confused A330 evacuation

14 December, 2017 - 07:19
American Airlines has revised its procedures after a communications breakdown led an Airbus A330-300 captain to attempt to halt an evacuation, which had been initiated by cabin crew unable to contact the cockpit.

Birdstrike caused Rex Saab 340 propeller tip failure

14 December, 2017 - 05:22
Regional Express has changed its maintenance procedures following a propeller failure incident on one of its Saab 340s that was caused by an earlier birdstrike.

JAL in alliance with Japanese private space company

14 December, 2017 - 05:10
Japan Airlines has committed to invest into Japanese space transport business Ispace, which is attempting to launch two missions to the moon by 2020.

Hrdlicka to leave Qantas Group

14 December, 2017 - 03:21
Former Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka will leave the Qantas Group in March 2018 to become the chief executive of dairy processor A2 Milk.

Niki files for insolvency after Lufthansa pulls bid

13 December, 2017 - 20:44
Austrian leisure carrier Niki has filed to open insolvency proceedings and grounded flights after Lufthansa was forced to drop its acquisition of the carrier from insolvent parent Air Berlin amid European competition concerns.

Atlasglobal considers CSeries for fleet renewal

13 December, 2017 - 16:04
Turkish carrier Atlasglobal has raised the prospect of acquiring the Bombardier CSeries as part of a fleet-renewal programme.

OPINION: The airline industry's success stories from 2017

13 December, 2017 - 12:51
Airlines headline figures for 2017 are impressive, reflecting another year of rising traffic and impressive profits.

JetGo to start Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore flights

13 December, 2017 - 09:31
Australian regional carrier JetGo Australia has entered an agreement with the City of Karratha that will see it commence twice-weekly Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore services from mid-2018.

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