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British Airways cabin crew represented by the Unite union and employed under the airline's "mixed fleet" contract have called another strike for three days from 19 January, a decision the IAG-owned carrier has labelled "bizarre".

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Airline fatal accident figures rose significantly in 2016 compared with the previous year, but the comparison is somewhat misleading because 2015 was the safest year in history by a considerable margin.

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Swedish MRO looks to expand capabilities, capacity and workforce in 2017.

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Australian regulator extends certificate by a further two years.

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SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) has ramped up its B737 MAX order portfolio following the signing of a commitment with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for up to 155 additional aircraft of the type. The US manufacturer reports the new order, booked late last year, entails 100 firm order jets with purchase ...…

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Toll Helicopters has commenced aeromedical operations to provide helicopter rescue and retrieval services in partnership with New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance across the southern half of the state. Officially launched as the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter by NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner…

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Maine Aviation Aircraft Charter (MAAC) is set to secure a commuter air carrier authority after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a determination of fitness on December 28, 2016. As previously reported, the US business charter specialist originally applied in mid-2016 for authority to…

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Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) is owed INR7.5 billion (USD110 million) by the Indian Government for air services relating to defence and the transport of Very Very Important Persons (VVIPs), reports the Business Standard. The outstanding payments are for services such as ferrying Prime Minister ...

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Airbus subsidiary links up with TechSat for the first time.

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Annual Oliver Wyman analysis sheds light on airline costs.

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Corporate Flight Management (LF, Smyrna) has been awarded the Alternate Essential Air Service (AEAS) contract for the community of Macon, Georgia, USA, following a new call for proposals in September 2015. Corporate Flight Management will run a 12x weekly service to Washington Dulles using a 30-seat…

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Stalled Indian start-up FlyEasy (Bangalore Int'l) has taken a giant leap towards the launch of operations following the signing of an agreement to acquire up to 74% of Air Pegasus (OP, Bangalore Int'l), a stalled, albeit already certificated, scheduled operator. Air Pegasus Managing Director ...

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Tigerair Australia has a temporary reprieve from Indonesian authorities to bring its stranded passengers in Bali back to Australia. The low-cost carrier has been granted permission fly travellers back home until Monday January 16, Tigerair said on its website on Friday. “After consultation with the…

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Flight UA76 using B757-200 N14106 (msn 27296) departed Belfast Int'l for Newark for the last time on January 9, 2017, ending direct flights between the Northern Irish city and the United States. The flight also marks the end of long-haul flights from Belfast. According to the Londonderry ...

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Satellite launch company Arianespace expects the growing demand for internet connectivity to fuel the need to put more satellites into orbit. Airlines have been quick to install internet facilities on their fleets in recent times, with the likes of Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia in this…

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has rejected an application by Transcarga International Airways (T7, Caracas Simón Bolivar) for authority to conduct certain extra-bilateral all-cargo charter flights between Venezuela and points in the United States. The Venezuelan freight specialist ...

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Italy’s Leonardo group no longer holds a stake in Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). On December 30, Leonardo quietly sold its remaining 5 percent shareholding to United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary Sukhoi Aviation Holding, a UAC spokesperson confirmed to AIN Thursday. However, Leonardo…

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Tigerair Australia (TT, Melbourne Tullamarine) has been given until Monday, January 16, 2017, to repatriate 2,000 Australian customers stranded in Denpasar after Indonesian authorities banned the carrier earlier this week. The Australian LCC said in a statement that the embargo against it was a ...…

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Contrary to some previous indications, India is considering an additional 36 Dassault Rafales, a senior Ministry of Defence official said. The contract is likely to be signed in 2019 with deliveries to start by 2022, when the existing $8.8 billion order for 36 Rafales is completed, AIN has learned from…

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