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Ethiopian Airlines to Take 45% Stake in Zambia Airways

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Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline. (atwonline.com) More...

Ryanair Renews Interest in NIKI Takeover

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Ryanair has confirmed the Irish LCC has contacted the Austrian administrators of bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, expressing interest in participating in the insolvency process and potential purchase of remaining NIKI assets, head of communications Robin Kiely told ATW. (atwonline.com) More...

PHI Offloads Sikorsky S-76C++s to Helijet

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Canada's Helijet has signed a letter of intent to acquire up to six of PHI's Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters. The first three will be prepared at PHI's base in Lafayette, Louisiana, for delivery in the first and second quarter. (www.ainonline.com) More...

EBAA To Skip Air Ops Europe in 2018

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The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has decided to skip a year for its still nascent Air Ops Europe and bring back an “expanded and improved” event in fall 2019, the association announced today. (www.ainonline.com) More...

SJI Challenges Reports of Interjet Fleet Woes

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Superjet International (SJI) is disputing the essence of reports that four Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100s sit stranded in maintenance hangars at the Mexico City base of Western launch operator Interjet, while crews “cannibalize” the idle airplanes for parts to keep the remaining 18 in the fleet flying. Speaking with AIN from Superjet International’s offices in Venice, Italy, SJI senior vice president commercial Stewart Cordner didn’t deny that Interjet has suffered some engine overhaul delays, but he… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Air BP Arrives in Iceland

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Air BP has expanded its global fuel supply network to Iceland. Its presence at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) marks the company’s first location in the Nordic country. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Sonnie Bates Joins Wyvern as CEO

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Sonnie Bates, a leading expert in business aviation safety initiatives, has stepped in as CEO at Wyvern. Bates succeeds Art Dawley at the industry audit and risk management specialist. Dawley has left the company. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Embraer Bizjet Shipments Down in ’17, but Meet Target

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While deliveries of Embraer business jets were within its “outlook ranges,” the 109 units the company shipped last year amounted to eight aircraft fewer than in 2016, according to data released today by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. Last year’s total includes 72 light jets (18 Phenom 100s, 54 Phenom 300s) and 37 large jets (14 Legacy 450s, 15 Legacy 500s, seven Legacy 650s, one Lineage 1000) versus 2016's 73 Phenoms (ten 100s, sixty-three 300s) and 44 Legacy/Lineages (twelve 450s,… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Boeing moves into 'seats and suites’ market with Adient Aerospace

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Boeing moves into the 'seats and suites’ industry, with an all-new business class design the likely first offering from the Adient Aerospace joint venture. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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