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Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First Two Aircraft 
Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of the first two of four Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets the new Ugandan flag-carrier ordered in July 2018.
EU Opens Public Consultation On U.S. Counter-Sanctions 
Continuing a long-running dispute over Airbus and Boeing subsidies involving their respective governmental bodies, the European Commission (EC) on Apr. 17 launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of U.S. products against which the European Union (EU) may impose countermeasure sanctions.
Etihad CFO Departs Post 
Etihad Aviation Group CFO Mark Powers has left the Abu Dhabi-based company for what the airline described as “personal reasons;” Powers took on the position in January 2018.
Air Arabia Receives First Of Six Airbus A321neoLRs 
LCC Air Arabia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neoLR.
ACI Europe Urges More ATC Centralization, Coordination 
Fixing Europe’s air traffic control (ATC) problems will be a test not only of the continent’s technical abilities but its resolve to combat global warming, according to Europe’s airport trade association.
European ATC Experts Offer Measures To Ease Crisis 
Measures to improve Europe’s faltering air traffic control (ATC) system have been put forward to the European Commission by a panel of experts.
European ATC Experts Offer Measures To Ease Crisis 
Measures to improve Europe’s faltering air traffic control (ATC) system have been put forward to the European Commission by a panel of experts.
Lufthansa Systems Expands Content Providers For BoardConnect 
Lufthansa Systems is widening the number of companies that can use its BoardConnect platform for inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), the company said at AIX in Hamburg.
Astronics Introduces Programmable Rescue Transmitter 
It’s a piece of airline equipment that everybody hopes will never be needed, but if an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) does have to be pressed into use, it’s important that it should be as efficient as possible.
Gogo, Phasor Make Progress on NextGen Satellite Antenna 
Inflight internet specialist Gogo and electronically steerable antennas (ESA) developer Phasor have achieved their initial core-technology performance objectives in developing a next-generation satellite antenna and will now progress to the next stage of their joint project.
Adria Airways Drops Plan To Buy 15 Sukoi SSJ100s 
Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways and Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) have failed to convert the airline’s November 2018 letter of intent (LOI)to acquire 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets into a firm order after they were unable to reach an agreement on contract terms.
CRJ550 Full Atmosphère Cabin Refits Seeing Cost-Related Pushback 
Bombardier is prepared to offer the full Atmosphère cabin for new-build aircraft of its recently announced CRJ550 regional jet, a senior executive said Apr. 3, but because initial examples of the new model are conversions from existing CRJ700s, most users are likely to shy away for cost reasons.
Honeywell Looks To Transfer Its Data Expertise To Airliners 
Honeywell is seeking to translate its experience of high-speed inflight Wi-Fi in the business aviation market into the airline sector, as carriers seek more uses for the greater connectivity now available from the new generation of satellites.
Immfly Goes Transatlantic With Eastern Airlines IFE Deal 
Airline digital services provider Immfly is starting to expand, both beyond its European base and in the services it provides.
Tangerine Looks to Premium Economy as Next Sector for Innovation 
UK-based design consultancy Tangerine believes the next big area for development on board airliners could be the premium-economy cabin.
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