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Qantas Completes London to Sydney Non-stop Flight

November 15, 2019

Qantas Completes London to Sydney Non-stop Flight

Qantas has completed the second of three Project Sunrise long-haul research flights, after a Boeing 787-9 landed in Sydney after a non-stop flight from London.


Qatar Orders CFM A321neo Engines in $4 Bn Deal

November 14, 2019

Qatar Orders CFM A321neo Engines in $4 Bn Deal

Qatar Airways has placed a USD$4 billion order for CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the 50 Airbus A321neos it ordered in 2017.


Boeing Expects 737 MAX Return to Service in January

November 12, 2019

Boeing Expects 737 MAX Return to Service in January

Boeing is maintaining its view that the 737 MAX will receive regulatory approval before the end of the year, but it now expects a resumption of commercial flying in January.


FAA Downgrades Malaysian Aviation Regulator

November 11, 2019

FAA Downgrades Malaysian Aviation Regulator

The US FAA has downgraded Malaysia’s civil aviation regulator for failing to meet ICAO safety standards.


Airbus Took 415 Aircraft Orders in October

November 7, 2019

Airbus Took 415 Aircraft Orders in October

Airbus reported a strong October with orders for 415 commercial aircraft taken during the month, including its biggest ever deal with a single airline.



Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike to Affect 180,000

November 6, 2019

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike to Affect 180,000

Lufthansa said it will activate a special flight plan over the next two days as some of the airline’s flight attendants strike in support of a pay claim.


Air Europa Pilot Error Caused Schiphol Security Alert

November 6, 2019

Air Europa Pilot Error Caused Schiphol Security Alert

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport said flight operations had returned to normal after a major security alert turned out to be caused by pilot error.


Lessor Aircastle Agrees $2.4 Billion Takeover Deal

November 6, 2019

Lessor Aircastle Agrees $2.4 Billion Takeover Deal

Aircraft lessor Aircastle has agreed to a takeover offer from Japan’s Marubeni and Mizuho Leasing in a deal valued at USD$2.4 billion.


Hong Kong Airlines Drops LA as It Trims Operations

November 4, 2019

Hong Kong Airlines Drops LA as It Trims Operations

Hong Kong Airlines will reduce its flight schedule and suspend service to Los Angeles, blaming a challenging business environment.


IAG Looks to Latin America With Air Europa Purchase

November 4, 2019

IAG Looks to Latin America With Air Europa Purchase

Iberia parent IAG has agreed to buy Spanish carrier Air Europa for EUR€1 billion (USD$1.1 billion) to boost its presence on Latin American and Caribbean routes.