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Former Air Canada exec named as Air France-KLM strategist
Air France-KLM Group CEO Ben Smith has appointed another former Air Canada executive to a senior position at the Franco-Dutch group.
El Al continues to modernize fleet with 787s
Dublin-based lessor AerCap has delivered the first of four Boeing 787-9s on long-term lease to El Al Israel Airlines. It will deliver the remaining three aircraft later this year.
DHL Express Boeing 767-200F
DHL Express boosts capacity at Copenhagen Airport
Logistics specialist DHL Express will make a DKK1 billion ($150 million) investment in Copenhagen Airport to create a major new European hub.
Ryanair issues second profit warning on lower winter fares 
Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has blamed lower-than-expected winter fares for its second profit warning in three months and said there may be a further drop in income if unexpected events occurred.
Pilots and cabin crew of Etihad’s first biofuel flight.
Etihad operates proof-of-concept 787 flight with local biofuel
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has operated its first flight powered by a mix of standard kerosene and biofuel produced in the emirate.
Aer Lingus new livery
Aer Lingus refreshes image, continues transatlantic expansion
Aer Lingus has unveiled a major brand identity update, as it seeks to maintain its position in what it describes as the leading value carrier on transatlantic routes.
UK’s Hybrid Air Vehicles gains approval to produce Airlander 10
UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is a step closer to launching its Airlander 10 heavy-lift platform now that the CAA has granted Production Organization Approval (POA).
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates steps up African expansion, boosts European services
Dubai-based Emirates Airline will further increase its penetration of the African market from June as demand increases.
Dubai International Airport
Emirates to cut flights during Dubai runway maintenance
Emirates Airline will ground up to 48 aircraft when one of the two runways at its home hub, Dubai International Airport, is closed for maintenance later this year.
South African regulator grounds CemAir again
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has grounded regional carrier CemAir for the second time in two months for what it says is the airline’s failure to provide proof of the airworthiness of its fleet.
UK Defense Secretary calls on airports to invest in anti-drone measures
The UK public will expect the country’s airports to invest in anti-drone measures following the London Gatwick Airport incident in December, the country’s Defense Secretary said.
UK ends final restrictions for carry-on PEDs
The UK government has removed its remaining restrictions on the carriage of large personal electronic devices (PEDs) on flights from certain Middle Eastern countries.
Gulf Air Boeing 787-9
Gulf Air plans to become ‘boutique carrier’
Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air intends to pursue a new course as a “boutique carrier” as it tries to carve out a market niche for itself in the increasingly crowded Gulf marketplace.
UK government proposes tighter UAV restrictions
The UK government is proposing to expand no-fly zones near airports for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and increase police powers in response to the drone-related disruptions at London Gatwick Airport last month.
US unresponsive to Sukhoi Iranian sales efforts
Russian regional jet manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) has said attempts to gain US approval to export its SSJ100 Superjet to Iran have met with no response from the US government, despite placing a request more than a year ago.
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