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Somalia Plane Bomber Meant To Be On Turkish Flight

February 8, 2016

A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said.


ICAO Seeks Agreement On Aircraft Emission Rules

February 8, 2016

ICAO Seeks Agreement On Aircraft Emission Rules

Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and Airbus production.


BA To Go Head To Head With Ryanair At Stansted

February 9, 2016

BA To Go Head To Head With Ryanair At Stansted

British Airways will begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes.


ICAO Agrees Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standards

February 8, 2016

ICAO Agrees Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standards

Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft starting in 2020, two people familiar with the matter said.


Decision On UK Airport Expansion On Track For Summer

February 8, 2016

Decision On UK Airport Expansion On Track For Summer

Britain should make a decision on where to build an additional runway this summer, its transport minister said, dismissing concerns it could be further delayed by a referendum on EU membership.



TUI Looks To New Destinations As Turkey Slumps

February 9, 2016

TUI Looks To New Destinations As Turkey Slumps

Tour operator TUI Group reported a 40 percent drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to safety concerns and said it was investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to security-threatened North Africa.


LATAM Air Says No Brazil Sales Impact Yet From Zika

February 8, 2016

LATAM Air Says No Brazil Sales Impact Yet From Zika

Concerns over the Zika virus have not affected ticket sales at LATAM Airlines' TAM Brazilian unit, the regional carrier said.


Spirit Airlines Profit Up 33 Percent

February 9, 2016

Spirit Airlines Profit Up 33 Percent

Low-cost US carrier Spirit Airlines reported stronger quarterly revenue and profit, helped by lower fuel costs and an increase in flights.


Airbus A321neo Completes First Flight

February 9, 2016

Airbus A321neo Completes First Flight

Airbus completed the first flight of the A321neo on Tuesday, making the trip using engines supplied by CFM International after a last-minute switch from turbines supplied by Pratt & Whitney.


Gol Suspends Venezuela Service On Currency Dispute

February 9, 2016

Gol Suspends Venezuela Service On Currency Dispute

Brazilian airline Gol has suspended operations to Venezuela's capital Caracas until it can settle a dispute over the transfer of money out of the country.