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Kurt Hofmann

Kurt Hofmann
LATAM, Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement 
LATAM Airlines Brazil and Qatar Airways announced an expansion of their codeshare agreement effective Oct. 15.
Swiss Cancels 100 Flights Amidst A220 Engine Inspections 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) canceled around 100 flights Oct. 15 and 16 after the carrier decided to return its entire fleet of 28 Airbus A220s to home base for engine inspections following a third engine-related diversion on Oct. 15.
Emirates Chief: More A380s On The Way; Fleet Will Fly Into 2030s 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects to operate an Airbus A380 fleet for the next 15 years.
CEO: A321neoLR Taking Air Astana To A New Level 
Kazakhstan-based Air Astana is planning international route expansion when the delivery of seven Airbus A321neoLRs is completed.
KLM CEO: Boeing 737 Replacement Not A Priority 
KLM CEO Pieter Elbers sees no urgent need to decide soon on a replacement aircraft for its narrowbody Boeing 737s.
Benefits Of Delta-LATAM Cooperation Remain Unclear 
Air France KLM chief executives say it is too early to see what effects the new strategic cooperation between Delta Air Lines and LATAM will have on the SkyTeam alliance and its member-partners.
First Flydubai 737-800 Gets Split Scimitar Winglets 
Dubai-based LCC flydubai has completed the first installation of Split Scimitar Winglets on its fleet of Boeing 737-800s, becoming the first airline in the Middle East to invest in this fuel-saving technology developed by Aviation Partners Boeing.
Wizz Air To Expand Operations, Capacity In Romania 
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air plans to expand its Romanian operations and will base one additional Airbus A320 in Iasi, bringing its fleet there to three.
CEO Ben Smith: Air France Can Learn From KLM’s Efficiency 
Air France KLM Group CEO Ben Smith says Air France has reached labor stability, delivering a major improvement to the company.
Ryanair German Pilots Approve 4-Year Labor Agreement 
Irish LCC Ryanair’s German pilots have voted in favor of a four-year collective labor agreement (CLA) to cover all Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Germany until March 2023.
Inside The New Airbus A320 Structural Assembly Line
This highly automated A320-family line in Hamburg showcases the evolution in Airbus' industrial production system.
Croatia Airlines Gets New State Aid; Adria Extends Flight Suspensions 
State-owned Croatia Airlines will receive a government cash injection, while another southeast European carrier, Adria Airways, is scrambling to find investors and resume full operations.
Adria Airways Suspends Most Flights Through Sept. 25 
Cash-strapped Slovenian carrier Adria Airways ceased the majority of its flights for two days as of 11:30 p.m. local time Sept. 23, citing liquidity problems.
Air Mauritius Evaluates Business Model As Competition Grows 
Air Mauritius is reviewing its business model and network in response to growing competition at the airline’s Indian Ocean base.
Ethiopian Airlines Brings Wi-Fi To Long-Haul Fleet 
Ethiopian Airlines has begun installing broadband Ka-band satellite technology on board its 12 Airbus A350 XWBs with plans to expand inflight Wi-Fi connectivity to its other long-haul aircraft.

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