Jens Flottau jens.flottau@aviationweek.com

Jens Flottau jens.flottau@aviationweek.com
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At Eleventh Hour, Wizz Air Pulls Initial Public Offering 

In a last-minute move, Hungarian carrier Wizz Air decided to suspend a planned initial public offering.

“Despite the positive response to our business story, and the company’s growth opportunities and prospects within the institutional investment community, Wizz Air today announces that the company has decided not to proceed with an IPO at this stage, due to the current market volatility in the airline sector,” the airline said in a statement.

The company declined to comment further.

Europe, Airbus Tackle Support For 777X 
Airbus, Germany repair relationship as Europe battles Boeing 777X subsidies
Norwegian Puts Large 787 Order On Hold As NAI Progress Stalls 
The freeze will be in effect “until Norwegian Air International’s future in the U.S. has been decided,” Norwegian CEO Bjoern Kjos says.
Bond Buys Air Berlin Time, But Questions Loom 
The European Commission is already probing whether Etihad effectively controls Air Berlin based on its current 29.9% stake.
Lufthansa Pilots Set Three-Day Strike 
The conflict between the airline and its pilots is not so much about pay, but mainly about retirement issues.
Air Berlin Crisis Deepens, Financials Release Delayed Again 
The most likely scenario has Etihad trying to persuade Air Berlin’s founding shareholders to boost their existing stakes, which competitors would scrutinize intensely for signs Etihad is backing its German partners financially. (Image: Air Berlin)
Airbus Extends Tianjin Final Assembly Line Contract 
Airbus has been building mostly A320s at the site since 2008 under a contract that would have expired at the end of 2015, and has delivered more than 150 Tianjin aircraft.
Sources: Air Berlin To Be De-listed, Etihad Stake To Grow 
Etihad currently holds a 29.2% stake in Air Berlin, which it may increase to 49.9% taking into account ownership and control restrictions that limit non-European Union investors to stakes below 50%. (Image: Air Berlin)
Lufthansa Faces Pilot Strike Over Pay, Retirement Disputes 
Lufthansa appears set to face a pilot strike in the coming weeks over pay and retirement disputes. (Lufthansa 747-8i photo: Boeing)
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