Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


Former Aigle Azur Paris Orly slots redistributed
French slot coordinator COHOR has redistributed 9,868 Paris Orly slots formerly belonging to Aigle Azur, which collapsed in September after encountering operational and management issues linked to its long-haul expansion plan.
European ministers to revamp energy tax laws 
Europe’s finance ministers agreed to revise current energy taxation laws at a Dec. 5 meeting of the economic and financial affairs council, in a move that could pave the way for an end to jet fuel’s exemption from tax.
SAS A320neo
SAS mulls new mid-sized aircraft order
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is considering a new aircraft order to fill the gap between 90-seat CRJs and 180-seat Airbus A320neos, but would need to maintain the benefits of its shift toward single-fleet operations.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian sells Argentinian subsidiary to Chile’s JetSMART 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has agreed to sell its domestic Argentinian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA), to Chilean ultra-LCC JetSMART Airlines.
Air France-KLM A330-200
Air France-KLM: Branson’s Virgin sale reversal will not affect JV 
Air France-KLM is continuing to prepare for the launch of its expanded transatlantic joint venture (JV) in the coming weeks, saying Virgin Atlantic chairman Richard Branson’s decision not to sell part of his stake to the Franco-Dutch airline group will not impact its position in the JV.
Air France A350-900
Air France steps up plan to offset CO2 emissions on domestic network 
Air France, stepping up efforts to reduce its environmental impact, plans to offset the emissions from its domestic network from Jan. 1, 2020, the airline said at an environmental roundtable in Paris Dec. 3.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian approved for six Heathrow slots
Low-cost, long-haul carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said it has been given three takeoff and three landing slots at London’s Heathrow Airport for the summer 2020 season, but did not say what routes the slots could be used for.
Norwegian to cut some long-haul routes from Denmark, Sweden 
Norwegian Air Shuttle is ending flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the US and Thailand as part of a broader shake-up of its network to improve profitability.
Minister: No deadline extension planned for Alitalia business plan
No new deadline extension is being considered for the submission of an investors’ rescue plan for bankrupt Alitalia, Italy’s economic development minister said.
Norwegian names new CEO
Norwegian Air Shuttle has appointed Jacob Schram as its new CEO, filling the gap left when co-founder and long-standing CEO Bjorn Kjos left the low-cost airline in July.
Atlantia: ‘Conditions not yet met’ to join rescue of bankrupt Alitalia
Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said conditions had not yet been met for it to join the planned rescue of Alitalia, adding further doubt to plans for the bankrupt carrier’s future as the latest deadline for the presentation of a formal business plan approaches.
Rendering of A321XLR in GECAS livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: GECAS inks firm order for Airbus A330neos, A321XLRs
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 12 new generation Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs, Airbus said Nov. 19 at the Dubai Airshow.
EasyJet A320
CAE, easyJet ink cadet pilot training deal
Training specialist CAE has signed a long-term agreement to train 1,000 new cadet pilots for UK LCC easyJet on a multi-crew pilot license (MPL) program.
Rendering of A350-1000 in Air Caraibes’ livery
France’s Air Caraibes to use A350-1000 to boost winter frequencies
French airline Air Caraibes is boosting frequencies in its winter schedule, with the arrival of an Airbus A350-1000 set for January 2020.
Alitalia Airbus A320
Alitalia still faces uncertain future; Delta reaffirms 10% stake plan
Delta Air Lines has reiterated that it is considering taking a 10% stake in Alitalia as part of its relaunch, as the latest deadline for a business plan for the Italian airline approaches amidst ongoing uncertainty about the makeup of its rescue consortium.
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