IATA: Public and employee confidence in MAX is critical
Public and employee confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX is critical to the aircraft’s successful return to service, IATA SVP-safety and flight operations Gilberto López Meyer said at IATA’s annual global media day in Geneva.
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IATA: Passengers slow to offset their carbon emissions

The sharply increased emphasis by airlines on sustainability is not being matched by passengers taking up the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of their journeys, IATA director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said Dec. 11.

It was disappointing that only 0.01% of passengers choose to pay to compensate for their emissions when flying, de Juniac said at IATA’s annual global media day in Geneva.

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IATA: Questions remain about Mexico City airport plan
Mexico has started to share its plans for a proposed tri-airport system and is working across industry stakeholders to develop those plans, but significant questions remain about how those plans will work.
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Routes Africa: Protectionism could cost Africa 56 million passengers
IATA Africa VP Raphael Kuuchi has told Routes Africa delegates that protectionism could curb Africa’s aviation growth potential by 56 million passengers over the next 20 years.
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Air Malta to begin A321XLR long-haul service from 2024
Air Malta plans to introduce two Airbus A321XLRs to its fleet in 2024 enabling the airline to launch its first long-haul services.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: FAA still to determine MAX training requirements
The FAA is leaving the door open for mandatory simulator sessions as a condition for pilots to return to flying the Boeing 737 MAX, the agency’s top official acknowledged.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates finalizes 787 order, reduces 777Xs
Emirates Airline is set to become a Boeing 787 operator after substituting orders for the 777X in favor of the smaller twinjet.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: GECAS inks firm order for Airbus A330neos, A321XLRs
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 12 new generation Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs, Airbus said Nov. 19 at the Dubai Airshow.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Boeing wins 50 MAX, three 787 commitments
Boeing’s MAX sales resurgence continued on the third day of the Dubai Airshow as the company announced a commitment from Air Astana for 30 MAXs and finalized a firm order behind the scenes for 20 more, ATW confirmed.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates eyes big network changes from 2023
Emirates Airline may end up buying more than the 150 Boeing 777Xs it has on firm order and is considering whether it could add the Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet as it is looking at future options to replace the Airbus A380 fleet.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Senegal to grow regional, European network with A220s

By Jens Flottau Nov 19, 2019
Air Senegal has placed a preliminary order for eight Airbus A220-300s to expand its African and European network.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: De Havilland commits to 14 more Dash 8-400s

By Sean Broderick Nov 19, 2019
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, continuing its strong showing at the Dubai Airshow, unveiled commitments for 14 more Dash 8-400s on Nov. 19, pushing its show total to 37 and filling more gaps in its near-term production skyline.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: Airbus fello’fly to boost environmental performance

By Jens Flottau Nov 18, 2019
Airbus believes aircraft following another one can reach up to 10% in fuel burn reduction by taking advantage of the wake updraft and launches a project that could pave the way for entry-into-service by the middle of the next decade.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Dubai Airshow 2019: Lessor Palma Holding inks MOU for 20 Dash 8-400s

By Sean Broderick Nov 18, 2019
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, emerging as a surprise star of the Dubai Airshow, landed a tentative agreement from Dubai-based Palma Holding Ltd. for 20 Dash 8-400s on Nov. 18, adding to a three-aircraft firm order unveiled on the eve of the show.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: Dickson: ‘Key’ MAX certification issues emerge

By Sean Broderick Nov 18, 2019
The unprecedented and ongoing examination of aircraft certification, triggered by the two Boeing 737 MAX accidents, has identified several areas that must change to improve outcomes, FAA administrator Steve Dickson said.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates Airline converts A380 order to A350

By Jens Flottau Nov 18, 2019
Emirates Airline signed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350s at the Dubai Airshow in the first of several steps to transform its aircraft commitments and fleet plans.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: SunExpress firms options for 10 Boeing MAX 8s

By Sean Broderick Nov 18, 2019
Turkish leisure carrier SunExpress exercised options for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in a deal that boosted the Turkish Airlines-Lufthansa subsidiary’s MAX commitments to 42.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Arabia boosts growth with order for 120 A320neo family aircraft

By Jens Flottau Nov 18, 2019
Air Arabia placed a large order for Airbus A320neo family aircraft, clearing the way for significant growth.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: FAA chief says certification changes needed to prevent future crashes

Stephen Trimble Nov 17, 2019
The grounding and recertification process of the Boeing 737 MAX accidents have identified several areas that must change to improve certification outcomes, FAA administrator Steve Dickson says.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: De Havilland might re-engine Dash 8-400

By Alan Dron Nov 17, 2019
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada is looking at the possibility of fitting new engines to the Dash 8-400, the company’s COO.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dubai Airshow 2019: SalamAir expands fleet with GECAS A321LRs

By Sean Broderick Nov 17, 2019
SalamAir has agreed to lease two new Airbus A321LRs from GECAS and is eyeing them to address peak-season capacity surges and winter charter demand to Europe, among other routes.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Boeing forecasts 3,100 aircraft market in MidEast

By Jens Flottau Nov 17, 2019
Boeing continues to see solid demand for widebody aircraft in the Middle East despite Emirates’ delay in confirming a 2015 preliminary order for 40 Boeing 787s and plans to stretch 777X deliveries over a longer period.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Peace, CIAF order more Embraers

By Jens Flottau Nov 17, 2019
Nigerian carrier Air Peace ordered three more Embraer E195-E2s and Egyptian lessor CIAF Leasing signed for three 190s on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow.
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CAPA Asia: Thai AirAsia posts 3Q net loss on sluggish tourism growth

Nov 15, 2019
Thai AirAsia (TAA) reported a THB416.6 million ($13.5 million) net loss for the 2019 third quarter, attributable to sluggish tourism growth in the Kingdom.
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FTE Asia: Many ancillary revenue opportunities still untapped

Nov 13, 2019
As the air transport market in the Asia-Pacific region becomes more competitive, yields from ticket revenue have fallen and airlines are increasingly turning to ancillary revenue to supplement operating income.
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