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The year ahead

The year ahead

January is a great time to reflect on the year past and plan for the rest of the year – our Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin is a great time to set the agenda for the next 12 months –

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FL Technics completes major aircraft modifications for the fifth Airbus A321

FL Technics completes major aircraft modifications for the fifth Airbus A321

  FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced completing a major upgrade project for already the fifth Airbus A321 in 2017. “It is very uncommon for aircraft operators to entrust MROs with

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EgyptAir firms up order for 12 C Series aircraft, and 12 options

EgyptAir firms up order for 12 C Series aircraft, and 12 options

EgyptAir has executed a firm agreement for the sale and purchase of 12 CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 CS300 aircraft. EgyptAir’s Letter of Intent (LOI) was previously announced on November 14 during the 2017 Dubai

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AerCap exercises options to purchase 50 A320neos

AerCap exercises options to purchase 50 A320neos

AerCap has exercised options to purchase 50 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus, with deliveries starting from 2022. This transaction brings AerCap’s firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft to a total of 270, owned and on order. Commenting on the

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Pegasus Airlines orders 25 A321neo ACFs

Pegasus Airlines orders 25 A321neo ACFs

Pegasus Airlines, the Turkish low-cost-carrier, placed an order for 25 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) at the end of December 2017. This comes on top of 18 A321neo and 57 A320neos already on order bringing Pegasus Airlines total firm

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Wizz Air confirmed order for 146 A320neo and A321neo aircraft

Wizz Air confirmed order for 146 A320neo and A321neo aircraft

On December 29, 2017, Wizz Air completed and signed documentation with Airbus that provides for the purchase of 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft (the New Airbus Agreement). This purchase will enable Wizz Air to deliver on its fleet replacement and

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IAG to buy Niki; CALC launches first ABS and new funding vehicle

IAG to buy Niki; CALC launches first ABS and new funding vehicle

At the close of 2017, International Airlines Group (IAG) confirmed plans to purchase Austrian airline NIKI, which was formerly part of the Air Berlin group, for €20 million and provide liquidity to NIKI of up to €16.5 million. NIKI will

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Me too! Boeing and Embraer tie-up talks

Me too! Boeing and Embraer tie-up talks

Fresh from grumbling about the proposed purchase of the Bombardier C Series by Airbus, it has emerged that Boeing and Embraer are close to a merger. A statement issued yesterday reads: “The Boeing Company and Embraer confirm the two companies

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Niki collapses; Apollo Global Management buys Sun County Airlines; Airbus announces succession plan

Niki collapses; Apollo Global Management buys Sun County Airlines; Airbus announces succession plan

Austrian airline Niki has grounded its aircraft after failing to find a buyer following the collapse of parent Air Berlin. The company has filed for insolvency protection after Lufthansa decided not to purchase the airline possibly connected to the European

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering signs up to ELMS competence management software

Monarch Aircraft Engineering signs up to ELMS competence management software

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has implemented a new competency based system with the ELMS Aviation application. Using the cloud-based software system will provide MAEL, a Part 145 and Part M approved organisation, with an enhanced solution to better manage

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