Thierry Dubois



Airbus aims to have higher-weight A330neo in service in mid-2020 
Airbus is targeting mid-2020 to have the increased gross weight version of the A330neo in service.
Inmarsat, European ANSPs to cooperate on ATM data link
Inmarsat has signed agreements with five major air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in support of Iris, a European program aimed at increasing the use of data link services to support controller-pilot communications and improve trajectory management.
Spain’s Volotea expects continued growth in 2019 
Volotea, a Spanish LCC specializing in point-to-point service between Europe’s secondary cities, plans on steady growth in fleet, network and revenues next year
Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre
A4E calls for action on European ATM bottlenecks 
The latest in a long series of calls for improved air traffic management (ATM) in Europe has come from Airlines for Europe (A4E), whose 15 members account for 70% of the continent’s air travel.
ATR forecasts China will need 1,100 turboprops by 2037 
Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has released its first-ever market forecast focused on China, estimating the thus-far-nonexistent market for regional turboprops will need 1,100 aircraft, worth $25.6 billion, by 2037.
Japan Air Commuter receives first ATR 72 turboprop 
Japan Airlines (JAL) subsidiary Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of a 70-seat ATR 72-600, the first ATR 72 in Japan.
Safran: CFM on track to hit LEAP delivery year-end target 
French aerospace firm Safran has confirmed CFM International’s target of handing over 1,100 LEAP engines for Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies in 2018, emphasizing it is gradually bringing delivery delays down to zero.
Safran shareholders to review Zodiac merger details 
French aerospace firm Safran and seating and cabin interior manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace last week signed an agreement to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran, eight months after the success of the initial tender offer and as the integration process is already under way.
Onboard Wi-Fi scene changing rapidly 
Connectivity companies and airlines are finally delivering onboard Wi-Fi services that compare to those on the ground. The key players in the are now maneuvering to get pole positions in the market.
Airbus hit by more A321neo, A321LR delays 
While engine delivery issues have been gradually easing up, the company has faced customization challenges that explain the lack of progress overall on the highest-capacity members of the A320neo family.
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.
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