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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...

American and United Airlines Settle World Trade Center Developer's 9/11 Claims

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers’ hijacked planes. (www.reuters.com) More...

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

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Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. (www.reuters.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...

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...

Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

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Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades (www.airbus.com) More...