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Leasing company plans to operate its own A380 airline

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Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380 to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 certified. How good is it?

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The Airbus A350-1000 received its airworthiness certificate Tuesday, after a smooth flight test campaign. The first serial aircraft is in final assembly, for delivery to Qatar Airways next month. (leehamnews.com) More...

Airbus Outlines Brexit Risks to UK Facilities

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Airbus has warned that Brexit could jeopardise the UK's role as the airframer's primary location for wing design and manufacturing. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 Features Automated Rapid-Descent Capability

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Airbus has incorporated an automatic emergency descent function into the newly-certified A350-1000, which it intends to introduce into the smaller -900. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

US Probing Additional Runway Incidents at SFO

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FAA recorded 1,704 runway incursions in the FY just ended, including the recent ACA incident. FAA is looking into two additional incursions at SFO. Given the number of daily flights nationally, is 1,704 a relatively large number? (www.sfchronicle.com) More...

UK Aerospace Body Calls For EU Membership Beyond 2019

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UK aerospace and defence trade association ADS is pushing for the UK to remain an EU member state during a post-Brexit transitional period, until the country's future trading relationship with the bloc has been determined. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Tunisair To Order Six Airbus A330neos, Launch New York Flights

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Tunisair is on the verge of signing an order for six Airbus A330neos, chief executive Elyes Mnakbi confirmed during an industry conference in Sharjah this week. (www.forbes.com) More...

The global reach and impact of Boeing’s campaign against Bombardier

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It would seem that the spat Boeing set off by claiming it’s 737 MAX is threatened and even damaged by the Bombardier C Series has set off several waves across the globe. This is an excellent example of just how global commercial aerospace has become. (www.airinsight.com) More...

UK passenger tax to rise yet again

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APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and long-haul journeys respectively. (atwonline.com) More...