Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair inks recognition agreement with Italy’s cabin crew union
Irish LCC Ryanair has signed a recognition agreement with the Italian union FIT CISL, which will now join ANPAC and ANPAV as a joint negotiating body for directly employed cabin crew in Italy.
EU, Latin America to boost civil aviation partnership
The European Union (EU) and Latin American states have launched a new four-year, €7 million ($8.2 million), EU-funded project to enhance their ties in civil aviation, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said.
Air France-KLM, China Eastern expand JV
Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines have broadened their cooperation and extended their joint venture (JV) with new destinations on the passenger side and China Eastern selecting Air France-KLM’s MRO arm for the component support of its Boeing 787 fleet.
Airbus’s first BelugaXL takes off its first flight in Toulouse.
Airbus BelugaXL completes first flight in Toulouse
Airbus’s first BelugaXL has completed its first flight, paving the way for a 10-month long flight test certification campaign and a planned entry into service next year.
Ryanair inks deal with Germany-based Verdi cabin crew union
Ryanair has signed its third cabin crew union recognition agreement with the Verdi Union to represent directly employed cabin crew based in Germany.
London area authorities to challenge Heathrow third runway
A group of local authorities in the London area have notified the UK Secretary of State for Transport it will seek a judicial review of the government's decision to support a third Heathrow runway.
Ryanair to cancel up to 600 flights as cabin crew strike July 25-26
Irish LCC Ryanair said it would cancel up to 600 flights on July 25 and 26 because of planned strikes by cabin crew in Belgium, Spain and Portugal, adding to its labor problems during the peak European summer vacation period as a conflict with pilots based in Ireland also continues.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet ups full-year profit forecast as passenger numbers, revenue rise 
UK LCC easyJet raised its full-year profit forecast as it reported a rise in revenue and passenger numbers in the third quarter, helped by competitor difficulties and despite the impact of disruption in Europe.
Finnair expects fuel price impact in 2018 2H 
Finnair warned of the impact of higher fuel prices as it presented its first-half results.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to cancel 24 flights as Irish pilots strike July 20
Ryanair said it would cancel 24 flights July 20 as pilots in Ireland go ahead with a second one-day strike over an ongoing conflict with management about working conditions.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France-KLM and Chinese partners create single JV
Air France-KLM, China Southern Airlines and XiamenAir said they were streamlining their two existing agreements into a single joint venture carrying some 1.25 million passengers per year between Europe and China.
EU urges greater cooperation, SES progress to reduce flight delays
The European Union (EU) has called for greater cooperation and progress the Single European Sky (SES) framework to help reduce to flight delays, as the busy European summer vacation period highlights the disruption travelers regularly face.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair Irish pilot union calls for more strikes July 20 & 24
Ryanair’s Ireland-based pilots have called two more one-day strikes on July 20 and July 24, as a conflict with the LCC’s management continues despite ongoing talks between the two sides.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Norwegian swings to profit in 2Q on lower unit costs
Norwegian Air Shuttle said lower unit costs helped the airline earn a NOK300 million ($37 million) profit for the second quarter, reversed from a loss of NOK691 million in the year-ago period.
Air France Boeing 777-300ER
Air France-KLM still without a CEO after nearly 2 months
Air France-KLM is nearing two months without a CEO, with a replacement for Jean-Marc Janaillac, who left May 15 following a bitter dispute with unions over pay, still to be found.
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