Victoria Moores

Victoria Moores
Airlines Advised To Prepare For New EU Pilot Mental-Health Rules 
Airlines have until the third quarter of 2020 to comply with EASA’s air crew mental-fitness regulations, which were introduced in the wake of the 2015 Germanwings pilot-suicide crash.
China, European Union Reach Aviation Accords, Strengthen Ties 
China has agreed to recognize European Union (EU) carrier designation, allowing EU airlines to serve China from other EU countries, and to align some aviation safety and certification work following the recent EU-China Summit.
Kenya’s Jambojet To Add Q400s, Expand Regional Network 
Kenya Airways LCC subsidiary Jambojet plans to receive four more Bombardier Q400s in 2019 under the leadership of new CEO Allan Kilavuka.
Air Freight Startup CargoLogic Germany Closes In On AOC 
German express cargo startup CargoLogic Germany has taken delivery of two converted Boeing 737-400F freighters and is working to secure its air operator’s certificate (AOC).
Heathrow Third Runway Public Feedback Period Begins June 18 
London Heathrow Airport is about to enter the next stage of its third-runway expansion plan, with the opening of a statutory public consultation that will feed into a final planning application.
Iberia Express Fleet Renewal To Integrate A321neos In 2020 
Spanish LCC Iberia Express will take delivery of four Airbus A321neos in 2020, with the first scheduled for delivery in April.
Rival Heathrow Runway Group To Appeal High Court’s Ruling 
The backers of rival London Heathrow Airport expansion project ‘Heathrow Hub’ are planning to appeal a High Court judgment that dismissed a series of legal challenges against the government’s third-runway plans.
African Open Skies Expands As Two More Countries Sign Up 
Nigeria and Burkina Faso have become the latest African states to sign the memorandum of implementation (MOI) for the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), removing all bilateral restrictions on intra-African flights.
Emirates’ Full-Year Profits Hit By High Fuel Costs, Competition 
Emirates Airline’s fiscal 2018-19 profits have fallen 69% to AED871 million ($237 million), under the strain of high fuel prices, “cut throat” competition and unfavorable exchange rates.
Enter Air Eyes Swiss Market With 49% Germania Flug Buy 
Privately owned Polish carrier Enter Air has agreed to acquire 49% of Germania Flug, the former Swiss charter unit of Berlin-based leisure carrier Germania.
Volotea To Add Six A319s, Boosting Capacity 25% 
Spanish LCC Volotea will add six more 156-seat Airbus A319s this summer, as part of its planned transition to a single-type fleet by 2022.
Dutch Pension Investor Takes 25% Stake In Macquarie AirFinance 
Dutch pension investor PGGM Infrastructure Fund has agreed to take a 25% stake in aircraft lessor Macquarie AirFinance, with further funds available to support future growth.
Qatar Airways Strengthens Ties With Royal Air Maroc 
Doha-based Qatar Airways is increasing its presence in Morocco, with a new service to Rabat and an expanded joint business agreement with oneworld alliance partner Royal Air Maroc.
UK High Court Rejects Challenges To Heathrow Third-Runway 
The UK High Court has dismissed five legal challenges against the government’s plans to add a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
SAS, Pilots’ Unions Talks Resume As Strike Continues 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and its pilots’ unions have restarted negotiations in a bid to resolve a strike that has led to the cancellation of 3,586 flights since Apr. 26, disrupting 347,000 passengers.
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