Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


Air France unions see short life for Joon 
Air France-KLM’s new CEO Ben Smith is said to be contemplating the future of Joon—the LCC hybrid sister airline to Air France launched by Smith’s predecessor—while considering plans to boost the airline group’s profitability.
New technologies will enable ATM organizations to safely manage growth 
Air traffic management organizations should embrace new technologies to safely manage growing air traffic, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) said at its annual safety conference.
After summer delays, ACI urges European ATM reform 
Airport industry group ACI Europe is calling for “long overdue” air traffic management (ATM) reform, including better integration of airspace and ground infrastructure to ease disruptions, following a summer marked by air traffic control (ATC) strikes that caused widespread flight delays and cancellations.
China Eastern Boeing 737-700
Air France-KLM, China Eastern expand JV partnership 
Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines have agreed to expand their joint venture to include two new routes, the airlines said Nov. 26.
Air France to cut A380 fleet by at least two aircraft 
Air France plans to reduce its 10-strong Airbus A380 fleet by returning at least two— and potentially all—of the five leased A380s the carrier operates.
Alitalia Airbus A330-300
Italian railway company waits for decision on Alitalia offer 
Italian rail company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) appears to be in pole position to acquire bankrupt Alitalia and is in talks with a number of airlines that could partner with it to run the carrier if its bid is successful.
EasyJet announced an order for 17 more Airbus A320neos
EasyJet reports annual profit growth on 2019 bookings boost 
EasyJet’s summer 2019 bookings are slightly ahead of last year’s, despite uncertainty over the effect Brexit will have on air transport, as the UK LCC reported a rise in profit for the year ended Sept. 30.
Air Europa Boeing 787-8
Air Europa to increase its Boeing 787 fleet 
Spanish airline Air Europa has revealed plans to add five more Boeing 787s to its fleet on top of the 22 Dreamliners previously announced.
Flybe Bombardier Q400 in new livery
Flybe in talks with buyers in response to tough industry conditions 
Flybe is looking for a buyer as part of a strategic review and is already in talks with “a number of strategic operators” about a potential sale as it seeks to address the difficult conditions airlines are facing, the UK-based regional carrier said.
Three in running for Alitalia as deadline nears 
Special commissioners are examining the three offers made for Alitalia this week ahead of presenting their conclusions to the government in a long-running process to relaunch the bankrupt carrier.
Report: IAG in talks with Spain on EU ownership ahead of Brexit 
International Airlines Group (IAG) expressed confidence an agreement on air transport with the European Union (EU) would be reached after a Spanish media outlet reported the group was in talks with Spain to protect IAG’s EU ownership rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
French authorities seize Ryanair aircraft in illegal aid dispute 
France’s civil aviation authority the DGAC has seized a Ryanair aircraft at Bordeaux-Merignac airport in a bid to force the LCC to pay back public funds that were judged illegal by the European Commission (EC) in 2014.
Wizz Air A321
Wizz Air lowers full-year profit forecast on disruptions, fuel costs 
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has cut its full-year profit forecast because of disruption during the summer season and higher fuel prices, as it reported a first-half rise in passenger numbers and revenue.
Alitalia Airbus A330-300
Italy’s state railway confirms bid for Alitalia 
Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) has put in a bid for Alitalia, paving the way to create an integrated transport company, Italy’s economic development minister Luigi Di Maio said.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France-KLM’s 3Q revenues up 4%, warns of higher fuel costs 
Air France-KLM said revenues rose in the 2018 third quarter and predicted a further increase in the final three months of the year, but warned its fuel costs also would increase and passenger network capacity would grow by less than expected.
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