Alan Dron

Alan
Dron
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British Airways Details Business-Class Update Set For July 
British Airways (BA) has provided a first glimpse of its new Club World business-class seat, as it prepares for a public unveiling at London Heathrow Airport Mar. 19.
UK Carrier Adopts ‘Sleeper Seat’ Concept 
UK charter operator Thomas Cook Airlines is set to introduce a new system whereby economy-class passengers can opt to reserve a complete row of three seats and convert them into a bed.
Flyadeal To Keep A320s While Seeking Leased 737 MAXs 
Saudi Arabian LCC Flyadeal intends to keep its existing fleet of Airbus A320ceos in operation despite its order for the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the carrier’s CEO said at the recent Saudi Airshow.
European MAX Operators Scramble To Keep Schedules 
As the ban on Boeing 737 MAX flights takes effect, European carriers that have been operating the aircraft are scrambling to find replacements to shore up their schedules.
Embraer Sees Middle East, Africa E2 Sales Progress 
Embraer anticipates announcing sales and requests for proposals for its E2 regional jets to Middle East and North African airlines “within a month or two,” Embraer general manager for special projects Middle East and Africa Hussein Dabbas said.
Etihad Annual Losses Mount As ‘Transformation’ Continues 
Etihad Airways recorded another major loss in 2018, although the company pointed to gradually improving results from its five-year transformation project.
Swedish Regional Carrier To Include Emissions Compensation In Tickets 
Swedish regional carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) plans to automatically include “climate compensation” for all CO2 emissions from its flights in its ticket prices.
Report: Airlines’ Attention To Climate Issues Lacking 
A new report from a London School of Economics think tank assesses that airlines are failing to take a long-term view on climate change, and carbon offsetting “is no substitute for a clear strategy to reduce emissions.”
Small IED Packages Target Two London Airports 
London police are investigating three small improvised explosive devices (IEDs) delivered Mar. 5 to administrative offices at two of the city’s airports and one of the capital’s main rail terminals.
Small IEDs Found At Two London Airports 
London police are investigating three small improvised explosive devices (IEDs) delivered March 5 to administrative offices at two of the city’s airports and one of the capital’s main rail terminals.
Ethiopian Airlines Receives First Example Of New 737-800SF Freighter 
Lessor GECAS has delivered the first Boeing 737-800 converted to a freighter configuration by U.S. company Aeronautical Engineers (AEI).
Air Seychelles Shifts Focus to Regional Operations 
Indian Ocean carrier Air Seychelles will drop its final long-haul route as the airline increasingly focuses its energies on serving regional destinations.
ATR Teams With AviAssist To Advance African Aviation Safety 
European turboprop manufacturer ATR has agreed to a partnership with non-profit organization AviAssist to strengthen flight safety awareness and accident prevention activities in Africa.
Kom Airlines Confirms Thai Superjet Order 
Thai startup Kom Airlines has confirmed an order for six SSJ100 regional jets from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC).
Flybe Confirms Sale to Connect Airways Consortium 
The deal to take over UK regional airline Flybe by a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium has completed, the Exeter-based airline said Feb. 22.
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