Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


EU, US eye agreement to remove wet-lease time limits 
The European Union and the US are moving closer to a long-awaited agreement to remove time limits from wet-leasing contracts.
Wizz Air adds London Luton routes
Fast-growing Budapest-based LCC Wizz Air is allocating two new Airbus A320s to its London Luton fleet, accompanying the launch of two routes to Larnaca, Cyprus and Lviv, Ukraine.
SAS launches Wi-Fi on European flights
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has launched high-speed Wi-Fi on its short- and medium-haul routes between Scandinavia and Europe, allowing passengers to stream and browse the internet after the aircraft is airborne.
Air Austral Boeing 737-800
Air Austral, Air Corsica sign interline agreement
Reunion-based Air Austral and French regional Air Corsica have signed a partnership that will allow both airlines’ passengers to between Indian Ocean destinations and Corsica via Marseille.
Air France-KLM Airbus A380
Air France-KLM names Gagey as interim CEO after Janaillac steps down
Air France-KLM said CFO Frederic Gagey will take over as interim CEO after Jean-Marc Janaillac stepped down because of a labor relations crisis.
Air France strikes continue; 80% of flights to operate May 8
Air France plans to operate 80% of its flights on May 8, the 15th in a series of day-long strikes over pay that have rocked the carrier and led to the resignation of Air France-KLM group CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac.
Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac
Air France-KLM CEO to step down after employee pay vote
Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac will submit his resignation next week after a majority of Air France employees rejected a pay proposal in a staff-wide consultation that had been his high-stakes bid to extract the airline from a costly labor relations crisis.
Air France A320
Air France-KLM warns 2018 profit will be hit by strikes, currency & fuel 
Air France-KLM warned its 2018 operating profit would be “notably below” 2017’s because of the financial impact of ongoing Air France strikes, currency fluctuations and a fuel bill that is €350 million ($419 million) higher than last year’s.
Air France Boeing 777-200
Air France to operate nearly 85% of flights May 3 as strikes continue
Air France plans to operate almost 85% of its flights on May 3, the latest in a series of strikes its unions are holding over pay as employees have their say over the airline’s pay proposal in a company-wide consultation.
Alitalia buyer selection deadline delayed to fall
Italy has formally pushed back the deadline for selecting a buyer for Alitalia by six months to Oct 31, with the repayment of a controversial government bridge loan that is keeping it flying now set for Dec. 15.
Air France Boeing 787
Air France grounds one 787 over union pilot training conflict
Air France said it would be forced to ground one of its new Boeing 787 aircraft and reduce its flight frequency from Paris to Guangzhou, China over a disagreement with its main pilot union the SNPL about pilot training.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Norwegian posts 1Q net loss on rapid expansion
Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a first-quarter net loss of NOK46.2 million ($5.9 million), compared with a net loss of NOK1.5 billion in the year-ago period, helped by a NOK1.9 billion financial gain from reclassification of its investment in bank Norwegian Finans Holding.
Air France Boeing 777-200
Air France faces more pilot strikes in May
Air France pilot unions have announced a further four days of strike action on May 3, 4, 7 and 8, adding to delays and disruption as workers and management are locked in conflict over pay.
Air Belgium awaits Russian overflight permit; delays first flight
New Belgian airline, Air Belgium, said it would delay its first flight to Hong Kong from April 30 to June 3 as it has not yet received permission to fly through Russian airspace.
Ryanair takes options on 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Irish LCC Ryanair is exercising options on 25 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, bringing its total firm orders for the type to 135.