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Airbus hit by more A321neo, A321LR delays 
Airbus has informed A321neo and A321LR customers of a delivery delay of several weeks.
Delta Air Lines' Airbus A220
Delta’s first Airbus A220 completes first flight 
The first Airbus A220-100 (formerly Bombardier CS100) the European manufacturer plans to deliver to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines made its first flight Oct. 6, marking another step toward entry into service of the small narrowbody with a major carrier.
ATR appoints Stefano Bortoli as CEO
Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR has named Stefano Bortoli as its new CEO, following the departure of Christian Scherer, who was appointed Airbus CCO.
Thales future cockpit demonstrator goes to next level 
Thales has evolved its Avionics 2020 cockpit electronics demonstrator into a still-unnamed conceptual flight deck that will make the most of growing data processing capabilities.
JAL subsidiary Hokkaido Air System commits to two ATR 42-600s 
Japan Airlines (JAL) subsidiary Hokkaido Air System has inked an MOU with regional turboprop manufacturer ATR for two ATR 42-600s and a third, optional one.
Report: Eurocontrol ATM sees marginal improvement in performance 
In its latest air traffic management (ATM) cost-effectiveness report, Eurocontrol’s performance review commission (PRC) estimates that service provision has become more efficient, but once the cost of delays factored in, the improvement is marginal.
French senator: France’s ATC system is obsolete 
An “information report” by a French senator is blaming the country’s air traffic control (ATC) for disproportionate flight delays in Europe, citing obsolete equipment, inadequate human resource management and frequent strikes.
Airbus, TAP Air Portugal prepare for A330neo service entry 
Airbus and TAP Air Portugal have begun flying the first production A330neo to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations, as the program nears certification.
Airbus ‘Day & Night’ first-class concept
Airbus presents ‘Day & Night’ first-class concept design 
Airbus Interiors Services is introducing a new concept in first class where the passenger is given both a seat and a private sleeping area.
Jury remains out on Airbus A330 lower-deck cabin modules 
As Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace are refining the design of the lower-deck cabin module they are to offer on the A330, potential customers still must find a way to use the extra space and, eventually, a business case.
Zodiac Aerospace slowly recovering from production issues 
Cabin equipment manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace is slowly pulling out of the production problems that have marred its relationships with aircraft manufacturers, according to the company’s first-half financial results (fiscal year 2017-18).
EASA re-elects Patrick Ky as executive director 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has unanimously re-elected Patrick Ky as executive director for a second term of five years.
Virtual reality startup secures launch customer 
Inflight VR, a startup company offering virtual-reality (VR) headsets for inflight entertainment (IFE), has found a launch customer after it conducted test flights with three carriers.
Intelligent cabin project gains support by German government 
A three-year project co-initiated by Etihad Airways Engineering and Boeing aims to make an aircraft cabin smarter by networking its components—seats, galleys, lavatories and baggage bins.
Afrijet is launch customer for Cabinstream Wi-Fi on ATRs 
ATR has a launch customer for the “bring your own device” IFE option it is offering with onboard Wi-Fi specialist Phitek.
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