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Qatar Airways Moving To All-Gulfstream Bizjet Charter Fleet 
Qatar Airways plans to grow its fleet of for-charter business jets to 35 from the current 14 and replace the seven Bombardier Global 5000s and 6000s that it now operates with Gulfstream G500s, Group CEO Akbar Al Baker says.
La Compagnie To Begin A321neo Service Next April 
Paris-based all-business class airline La Compagnie said it will introduce the first of its two incoming Airbus A321neos in April, configured with 76 lie-flat seats in a two-by-two layout.
Hawaiian’s Dunkerley Opposes Surgery On Open Skies 
Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, says U.S. airlines and passengers will be best served if the Trump administration leaves existing open skies agreements in place.
Winglet on a La Compagnie Airbus.
Business-Class Carrier La Compagnie Orders Two A321neos 
Paris-based all-business-class airline La Compagnie confirmed that it has ordered two Airbus A321neos for delivery in 2019.
XL Airways Airbus A330.
XL Airways To Begin New York-Tel Aviv Flights 
XL Airways plans to offer flights from New York to Tel Aviv via Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport starting next May.
La Compagnie To Reintroduce ‘L’Unlimited’ Pass 
All-business class airline La Compagnie plans to reintroduce its “L’Unlimited” pass for unlimited travel on its Paris-Newark Liberty International Airport route on Sept. 19.
La Compagnie Plans To Add A321neos 
French all-business carrier La Compagnie has won board approval to begin final negotiations for leasing two new A321neos that would be delivered in 2019.
The Jimmy Ray.
Gogo Leveraging Satellite, Onboard Improvements 
Gogo plans to offer upgraded 2Ku service later this year that will take advantage of greater capacity on Intelsat’s new Epic series geostationary satellites.
The 757s are configured with 74 lie-flat business class seats.
La Compagnie Expecting Synergy With XL Airways 
Paris-based, all-business class, low-fare airline La Compagnie expects to achieve savings from purchasing fuel, insurance, internet keyword advertising and MRO services with parent company XL Airways.
Spirit CEO Says Legacy Fare Matching Not A Threat  1
Spirit Airlines President and CEO Robert Fornaro says legacy carriers are offering prices that match those of the ultra-LCCs, but not in enough volume to pose a serious threat.
Spirit: Legacy Fare Matching Not A Serious Threat 
Spirit Airlines President and CEO Robert Fornaro says legacy carriers are offering prices that match those of the ultra-LCCs, but not in enough volume to pose a serious threat.
La Compagnie To Offer Unlimited Passes 
NEW YORK—All-business-class carrier La Compagnie has grown its load factor in the past year. Now it plans to offer 10 passes for an unlimited number of flights on its two routes between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, as well as London Luton Airport.
Reporting On Flight: Commercial Pilot And Flight Reports 1
Aviation Week pilots documented the progression of jet-powered aircraft in commercial transport with reports appearing as early as a two-part evaluation of the Boeing 707 in 1958. The pilots flew both new aircraft types and derivatives of existing transports, explaining the growth of automation and use of new materials.
Emirates Response To Big Three ‘Imminent’ 
Speaking at the Wings Club meeting in New York on June 10, Clark called the study by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines an “extremely dodgy, 55-page dossier that contains so many inaccuracies, falsehoods and leaps of logic one could probably drive an express train through it.”
Readers’ Choices 

For the first time this year, Aviation Week & Space Technology asked its readers to recommend their favorites from the photo contest entries, at AviationWeek.com. They chose from the same 300-plus finalist entries that our judges reviewed. On these pages, you can see the most-recommended images from each of the contest’s four categories. To see all the finalists, go to AviationWeek.com/gallery.

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