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Armenia and China to sign new agreement on direct air services

Armenia‘s General Department of Civil Aviation (GDCA) director Sergey Avetisyan stated Armenia will meet with China in autumn 2017 to discuss the issue of organising direct services between the

Turkey to see seat capacity on Russia routes double in 2017

Counter Intelligence Retail reported (16-Aug-2017) scheduled operators on Russia–Turkey routes are looking to take advantage of demand with seat capacity to double year-on-year in 2017. Istanbul Ataturk is expected to

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies: Gulf subsidies are ‘distorting the market’

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies, via its official Twitter account, stated (16-Aug-2017) American workers will “win” if they work under a level playing field, tweeting that

AFI KLM E&M testing eddy-current inspection technology at Amsterdam engine unit

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) director innovations James Kornberg confirmed trials of non-destructive testing eddy-current inspection technology at the company’s Amsterdam engine unit (MRO Network, 16-Aug-2017).

El Al CEO confirms plans to take delivery of 787-9 in Aug-2017

El Al CEO David Maimon confirmed (16-Aug-2017) the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft will arrive in Aug-2017 and enter service in Aug/Sep-2017. Mr Maimon added: “This plane is

AFI KLM E&M testing eddy-current inspection technology at Amsterdam engine unit

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) director innovations James Kornberg confirmed trials of non-destructive testing eddy-current inspection technology at the company’s Amsterdam engine unit (MRO Network, 16-Aug-2017).

Alitalia to focus on domestic route network in restructuring: Commissioner

Alitalia commissioner Stefano Paleari stated restructuring for insolvency will see the carrier “predominantly oriented on the domestic market” (il Sol 24 Ore, 15-Aug-2017). The domestic market accounts

airberlin to choose bank to finance insolvency by Nov-2017

airberlin appointed specialist insolvency lawyer Dr Frank Kebekus of Kebekus et Zimmerman, and Dr Lucas Flöther of Flöther & Wissing, to direct the airline’s insolvency proceedings (Wirtschaftswoche/Berliner

airberlin CEO commends speed of German Government bridging loan

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on the German Government’s EUR150 million bridging loan, stating “The speed with which all parties in the government worked impressed me… We

European airlines resume Mombasa services for summer 2017

Neos resumed seasonal charter services between Italy and Mombasa on 19-Jul-2017, followed by Meridiana on 21-Jul-2017 and Blue Panorama Airlines (tourismupdate.co.za, 15-Aug-2017). Blue Panorama suspended Mombasa services due to security concerns in 2011 and

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