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VIETNAM AIRLINES SIGNS TO BUY EIGHT 787-900s

VIETNAM AIRLINES SIGNS TO BUY EIGHT 787-900s

🕔14:49, 1.Nov 2010

Vietnam Airlines has signed a deal for eight 787-9 Dreamliners with Boeing and is in talks to buy a further eight. Vietnam Airlines President and CEO, Pham Ngoc Minh, confirmed that delivery of the first aircraft will take place in

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IRAN TO BUILD AIRCRAFT

IRAN TO BUILD AIRCRAFT

🕔14:49, 1.Nov 2010

Iran’s Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) is planning to equip its airlines with 90 to 120-seat aircraft with the help of a number of foreign companies. The head of the IAIO, Manouchehr Manteqi, confirmed that detailed research had lead to the

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UAE DENIES UPS AIRCRAFT CRASH CAUSED BY BOMB

UAE DENIES UPS AIRCRAFT CRASH CAUSED BY BOMB

🕔14:48, 1.Nov 2010

Aviation authorities in the United Arab Emirates yesterday denied that a bomb inside a parcel similar to those found at the end of last week caused a UPS cargo aircraft to crash last month. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

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IRAN AIR TO SUE IF REFUSED FUEL

IRAN AIR TO SUE IF REFUSED FUEL

🕔14:48, 1.Nov 2010

The head of Iran’s state airline says the company plans to sue Western firms that refuse to refuel its aircraft. The official Iranian news agency (IRNA) quotes Farhad Parvaresh, chairman and CEO of Iran Air, as saying Saturday that Iran

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AL BAKER HITS BACK AT PROTECTIONIST THINKING

AL BAKER HITS BACK AT PROTECTIONIST THINKING

🕔14:47, 1.Nov 2010

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker has criticised some European and North American carriers for adopting a protectionist policy. He said,  “They are clearly restricting us… denying our fair share of their civil aviation market,” at a panel discussion on the

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1TIME AIRLINES IN HOT WATER AFTER FLIGHT CREW PANIC

1TIME AIRLINES IN HOT WATER AFTER FLIGHT CREW PANIC

🕔14:47, 1.Nov 2010

An aircraft carrying 137 passengers, operated by South African carrier 1Time Airlines, was evacuated after a technical fault caused a small fire on board at OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa. One passenger told how he broke his arm

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AIGLE AZUR LANDS IN IRAQ

AIGLE AZUR LANDS IN IRAQ

🕔14:47, 1.Nov 2010

Baghdad International Airport yesterday saw one of the first passenger planes to fly into the Iraqi capital direct from Western Europe since the Gulf War, and in the process opening a potential new route to stronger international business ties. Aigle

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EMIRATES POSTS GOOD RESULTS

EMIRATES POSTS GOOD RESULTS

🕔14:47, 1.Nov 2010

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest carrier, today reported a four-fold increase in first-half net profit. Profit for the period rose to 3.4 billion U.A.E. dirhams ($925 million), from AED752 million in the same period last year. Revenue increased to AED26.4

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PIERRE DEBRAY PROMOTED AT NATIXIS

PIERRE DEBRAY PROMOTED AT NATIXIS

🕔14:46, 1.Nov 2010

Natixis has promoted Pierre Debray to global head of asset and international trade finance, reporting to the corporate and investment bank’s debt and finance division. The role gives him oversight of project, shipping, aviation and structured export finance activities.

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MORE STRIKE ACTION IN FRANCE

MORE STRIKE ACTION IN FRANCE

🕔14:46, 1.Nov 2010

Unions representing French pilots and cabin crew have announced a four-day strike against government plans to tax various job-related perks. Strikes against pension reforms hit domestic and international flights last Thursday. The main pilots union says legislation being discussed in

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