Daily News Briefs

European Commission grants unconditional approval for Safran acquisition of Zodiac

European Commission (EC) granted (21-Dec-2017) unconditional approval for the proposed acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The EC concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the relevant

Brazilian President not opposed to Boeing and Embraer talks, but would veto loss of control

Brazil‘s President Michel Temer reportedly informed representatives from the Ministry of Defence and Brazilian Air Force he is not opposed to negotiations between Embraer and Boeing about a potential

SFO welcomes second Qantas service for 2018, predicts strong 2017 growth from Australia

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed (20-Dec-2017) Qantas plans to launch Melbourne-San Francisco service from late 2018. The carrier already operates Sydney-San Francisco service. SFO reported Australia represents

Avianca Brasil in negotiations with United to deepen codeshare agreement

Avianca Brasil CEO Frederico Pedreira said the carrier is in negotiations with United Continental Holdings to deepen its codeshare agreement, with the ultimate aim of reaching a global

Bombardier ‘deeply disappointed’ by US decision on C Series tariffs

Bombardier VP communications and public affairs Mike Nadolski issued (20-Dec-2017) the following statement in response to tariff determinations issued by the US Department of Commerce: Evidence presented at

Canada ‘deeply troubled’ by US decision on C Series duties for import

Canada‘s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued (20-Dec-2017) a statement on the US Department of Commerce’s final duty determinations on Bombardier C Series aircraft, reporting the Government of Canada

US Secretary of Commerce: C Series tariffs ‘based on a full and unbiased review of the facts’

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced (20-Dec-2017) affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of the import of 100 to 150

US Commerce Department finds for Boeing in C Series dumping cases, sets tariffs totalling 292.21%

US Department of Commerce (DoC) made (20-Dec-2017) affirmative final determinations concerning antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations for the import of Bombardier C Series aircraft from Canada to

Hawaiian Airlines to attack Hawaii-US west cost market with A321neo aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley stated the A321neo is “ideally suited” for the Hawaii-US west coast market (AINonline.com, 18-Dec-2017). Mr Dunkerley said that Hawaiian previously “left

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of sixth new 737-800 aircraft for Dec-2017

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (19-Dec-2017) Southwest Airlines received a new Boeing 737-800 (N8558Z, MSN 63602), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The aircraft is the sixth 737-800 to be

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