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Frankfurt Ground Staff Agree Wage Deal

March 23, 2017

Frankfurt Ground Staff Agree Wage Deal

Spanish ground handling company Acciona and the Verdi union that represents 800 ground service workers at Frankfurt Airport have agreed a new tariff deal.


FAA Forecasts Sustained Growth

March 22, 2017

FAA Forecasts Sustained Growth

The US FAA predicted sustained and continued growth in its Aerospace Forecast Report for 2017 to 2037 as the US airline industry marked its seventh consecutive year of profitability.


US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

March 21, 2017

US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

The US and UK have issued directives to stop passengers from taking personal electronic devices in carry-on bags on flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.


BOC Aviation Orders 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

March 21, 2017

BOC Aviation Orders 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Singapore-based aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has ordered 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in a deal worth USD$1.43 billion at current list prices.


South Sudan Plane Crashes, Several Injured

March 20, 2017

A South Sudanese plane with 44 passengers and five crew onboard crashed and burst into flames after landing at Wau Airport, all survived.



Finland Airport Dispute Settled

March 20, 2017

Finland Airport Dispute Settled

Finnish aviation services company Airpro and the union representing ground service workers have agreed a deal to settle their pay dispute.


US To Introduce Electronics Ban On Some Flights

March 21, 2017

US To Introduce Electronics Ban On Some Flights

The United States government will ban passengers on US-bound flights from airports in 10 Middle East and North African countries from carrying electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the aircraft cabin.


Eleven Airlines Fined For Cargo Price Fixing

March 17, 2017

Eleven Airlines Fined For Cargo Price Fixing

The European Commission has reimposed fines on eleven airlines for participating in a price-fixing cartel on air freight between 1999 and 2006.


Alitalia To Cut 2,000 Jobs, EUR€1 Billion Costs

March 17, 2017

Alitalia To Cut 2,000 Jobs, EUR€1 Billion Costs

Alitalia said it will cut staff numbers by about two thousand and reduce costs by EUR€1 billion (USD$1.07 billion) by 2019, after its board approved its latest business plan.


IAG To Launch Low-cost Long-haul Airline

March 17, 2017

IAG To Launch Low-cost Long-haul Airline

IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, will launch a new low-cost carrier in June, with flights from Barcelona to the US and South America.