FAA issues warning on recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft
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FAA has warned airline passengers not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft following the suspension of sales of the smartphone because of fire fears.
LOT Polish Airlines to double passengers, add 11 787s
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LOT Polish Airlines said it plans to more than double the number passengers it carries annually from 4.3 million in 2015 to 10 million by 2020.
Austrian begins Vienna-Hong Kong service
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Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines launched 5X-weekly Vienna-Hong Kong services Sept. 5, its third destination in China after Shanghai Pudong and Beijing. Photo: Austrian Boeing 777 in special Hong Kong livery.
KLM to start biofuel flights from LAX
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles-based refinery AltAir Fuels and SkyNRG for the supply of sustainable biofuel on all flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
COMAC to launch C919 flight by year-end or early 2017
Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to launch daily Dubai-Sydney-Christchurch, New Zealand, services from Oct. 30, increasing the number of Airbus A380 flights between Dubai and New Zealand to 5X-daily.
SWISS to maintain 2016 flight schedule despite CSeries delays
Bombardier said it will deliver seven CSeries aircraft in 2016 instead of 15 as planned, citing Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan (GTF) engine delivery delays.
Jetstar Pacific firms A320ceo order
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Pacific has firmed up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 10 A320ceos, which it will use for network expansion.
Vietjet orders 20 A321ceos
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has placed a firm order for 10 A321ceos and 10 A321neos, and finalized an agreement to establish a new training center. Photo: Rendering of A321neo in Vietjet livery.
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