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Thomas Cook Airlines In Talks To Stave Off Collapse 
European leisure travel specialist and airline group Thomas Cook is holding last-ditch talks with potential investors in an effort to stave off a financial collapse that could leave hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded.
Airbus Forecasts Passenger, Cargo Fleet To More Than Double By 2038 
Airbus is forecasting a need for 39,210 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years, an increase of around 4% over its prediction a year ago.
Pilots’ Union Calls Off Sept. 27 British Airways Strike 
A proposed strike by British Airways (BA) pilots for Sept. 27 has been called off by the pilots’ union, giving the airline a new set of problems.
UK Accident Report Details Pilot Anxiety Attack On Final Approach 
The co-pilot of an Airbus A319 on approach to land left the flightdeck after experiencing an anxiety attack, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has revealed.
Tunisair Express Orders ATR 72-600s For Fleet Renewal 
Tunisair Express, the regional subsidiary of the North African nation’s flag carrier, has ordered three ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.
Stakeholders Push For Single European Sky Implementation 
More than 20 European aerospace stakeholders have urged European Union (EU) institutions and member states to finally fulfill long-held plans to implement the Single European Sky (SAS) air traffic control (ATC) initiative.
British Airways Pilots Strike Ends Without Agreement; No Talks Set 
British Airways (BA) is anticipating continued disruption to its operations Sept. 11, despite the end of the two-day strike by the British Association of Airline Pilots (BALPA) that is concluding without an agreement.
Flyadeal To Firm A320neo Engine Decision By November 
Saudi LCC flyadeal expects to make an engine decision for its order of Airbus A320neos within the next two months, the airline’s CEO said Sept. 6.
Jazeera Airways CEO Sees Potential For LCC Model In Middle East 
The CEO of Kuwaiti LCC Jazeera Airways believes that the low-cost model has huge potential in the Middle East, as many of the region’s airlines are failing to grasp opportunities in the market.
Emirates’ Clark Sees Improvements Despite Challenges 
Emirates Airline is in a stronger position than a year ago despite the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges it faces in the marketplace, president Tim Clark said at the World Aviation Festival in London Sept. 5.
Qatar Airways Names Former Emirates Exec For Strategy Role 
Former Emirates Airline CCO Thierry Antinori, who resigned unexpectedly in May, has resurfaced in a new role at Qatar Airways.
Report: Work On Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Stalls 
One of the world’s largest airport projects has come to a halt, prompted by challenging economic conditions, Bloomberg reports.
South Africa’s SA Express Resumes Services After 48-Hour Ban 
South African regional carrier SA Express resumed services Aug. 30 after a 48-hour stoppage—initiated when the country’s airport operator banned the airline from using its facilities because of unpaid debts.
UK Plans Speedier Security Checks With New Scanners 
The UK government is promising faster security checks at airports, following its announcement Aug. 25 that new scanners should be installed at all of its major airports by December 2022.
British Airways Pilots To Strike Three Days In September 
The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced Aug. 23 its British Airways (BA) members will strike for three days in September to pursue a pay claim.

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