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Turkish admits that it cannot meet expansion plans

Turkish admits that it cannot meet expansion plans

🕔14:30, 27.Sep 2010

Turkish Airlines, the fourth largest carrier in Europe, does not have enough aircraft to meet its expansion plans and may acquire the A380, chairman Hamdi Topcu told national newspaper The Star newspaper on Friday (Sept 24). The Istanbul-based airline is

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Ethiopian Airlines is in process to join the star alliance group.

Ethiopian Airlines is in process to join the star alliance group.

🕔14:29, 27.Sep 2010

A senior executive at Ethiopian Airlines told Aviation News that 28 CEOs who are members of the Star Alliance group will come to Addis Ababa on Tuesday (Sept 28). The executive said the CEOs will deliberate on Ethiopian Airlines application

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Ryanair to close Belfast City base

Ryanair to close Belfast City base

🕔23:37, 26.Sep 2010

Ryanair has stated that it will close its Belfast City base at the end of October 2010. The airline cites the airport’s confirmation that a public inquiry into a planned runway extension will be further delayed as the reason. The

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Trans Air co-owner Les Wright killed

Trans Air co-owner Les Wright killed

🕔23:49, 1.Sep 2010

Co-owner of Trans Air, Les Wright, is thought to have been killed in a Trans Air crash in Papua New Guinea along with five others. The aircraft overshot the runway during heavy rain and burst into flames as it attempted

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Iberia agreement with Vietnam

Iberia agreement with Vietnam

🕔23:49, 1.Sep 2010

A three yaer “Time & Material” contract with Vietnam Airlines has been signed under which Iberia Maintenance will be responsible for the repair of line replaceable units on the carrier’s A320 fleet, including electro-hydraulic selectors and bypass valves. Repairs will

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Boeing signs maintenance agreement with Qantas

Boeing signs maintenance agreement with Qantas

🕔23:48, 1.Sep 2010

Boeing has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to perform landing gear exchange, repair and overhaul services for the carrier’s six 747-400ERs. Qantas will be the launch customer for this service. Expanded organically, we have added additional services to the

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Hainan Airlines first-half profits up

Hainan Airlines first-half profits up

🕔23:47, 1.Sep 2010

Hainan Airlines has reported net income of CNY557 million ($83 million) for the six months ending 30th June 2010, more than tripling a CNY175 million profit posted in the same period last year, operating revenue is up 42.3% to CNY9.6

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Kingfisher seeks $365 million to reduce debt

Kingfisher seeks $365 million to reduce debt

🕔23:46, 1.Sep 2010

Kingfisher Airlines hopes to raise $365 million within four months to pay off  debt. The airline hopes to raise $250 million from the sale of global depositary receipts and a further $106 million in an equity offering. Parent company United

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Air China amends 787 order

Air China amends 787 order

🕔23:46, 1.Sep 2010

Air China has amended an order with Boeing from 15 787-8 aircraft to 15 787-9s. The airline said the move will increase its fleet capacity by 11%. The original order was placed in 2005 with deliveries planned for 2008. Delays

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JAL restructuring plans unveiled

JAL restructuring plans unveiled

🕔23:44, 1.Sep 2010

JAL has announced plans to cut staff levels by over 16,000 through retirement and/or redundancy. It is stated that this is to take place before the end of March 2013. In addition 103 aircraft will be disposed of and no

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