Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


Transavia Boeing 737-700
Transavia names Air France-KLM cargo chief as CEO
Air France-KLM’s low-cost unit Transavia has appointed Air France-KLM cargo chief Marcel de Nooijer as its new CEO from Jan. 1, 2020, succeeding Mattijs ten Brink, who left at the end of September.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Norwegian makes changes to transatlantic summer frequencies
Norwegian Air Shuttle will boost frequencies to some US destinations from London next summer in response to demand, but will reduce frequencies to Buenos Aires, Miami, Orlando and Rio de Janeiro.
European regionals expect tough times to continue 
European regional airlines are expecting a difficult operating environment to continue in the coming months, with macroeconomic and political uncertainty, as well as hefty fuel bills causing headaches for smaller carriers in a region that has already seen four airline collapses in the past month.
Mitsubishi eyes more SpaceJet customers by year-end
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. hopes to sign up new customers for its SpaceJet aircraft family program by the end of the year, as it pushes ahead with type certification testing for the aircraft.
Embraer: E175-E2 will fly by year-end
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer expects the E175-E2 to take its first flight later this year with an entry into service for the latest member of its new generation E-Jets family expected at the end of 2021.
ATR launches ATR 42-600S for short takeoffs and landings
ATR is targeting customers operating out of space-constrained airports with the formal launch of a STOL (short takeoff and landing) version of the ATR 42-600, for which it has secured 20 commitments.
EasyJet Airbus A320
EasyJet expects to boost full-year profit on Ryanair, BA strikes 
UK LCC easyJet expects its full-year profit to be at the top end of its previous estimates, helped partly by increased demand because of strikes at British Airways and Irish LCC Ryanair.
XL Airways A330-200
French Court rules XL Airways to be liquidated, ending rescue hopes 
A French court ruled Oct. 4 that insolvent airline XL Airways should be liquidated, ending hopes that a last-minute takeover offer could save part of its operations, in the second casualty to hit the French air transport sector in a week.
XL Airways A330-200
Aigle Azur shareholder bids for XL Airways
The investment vehicle that wanted to take over French airline Aigle Azur has submitted a last-minute bid to save low-cost, long-haul carrier XL Airways with a plan to take on two of its four-strong Airbus A330 fleet and around half its staff.
WTO arbitrator permits US to collect up to $7.5 billion in EU tariffs 
The European Commission and Airbus doubled down on calls for the US and Boeing to negotiate an end to the 15-year-old airliner subsidy dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) after a WTO arbitrator green-lighted the US to collect up to $7.5 billion in punitive tariffs on European imports.
Groupe ADP inks MOU with Bolivia to develop Viru Viru airport
Paris airports operator Groupe ADP has signed an MOU with the Bolivian government for exclusive negotiations on a 30-year contract to cover the operation and development of Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
Transavia Boeing 737-800
Transavia pilots approve Air France expansion plan
Air France has received the go-ahead from Transavia pilots, who are members of the SNPL France ALPA union, for an expansion plan that is part of the wider Air France-KLM Group’s bid to expand and boost profitability.
Air France to offset domestic CO2 emissions, cut fuel use in half 
Air France has pledged to offset 100% of CO2 emissions generated by its domestic flights from January 2020 and halve fuel consumption to less than 3 liters per passenger per 100km by 2030, compared to 2005.
XL Airways A330-200
XL Airways suspends all flights through Oct. 3
Insolvent French low-cost, long-haul airline XL Airways is suspending all flights as a court deadline for finding an investor or liquidating the airline nears.
Flydubai narrows 1H loss; MAX grounding has ‘significant impact’
Dubai-based LCC flydubai posted a 2019 first-half net loss of AED196.7 million ($53.6 million), narrowed from a net loss of AED316.8 million in the year-ago half on lower fuel prices and a reduction in capacity.
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