Industry Second Cessna SkyCourier testbed takes flight

The second Cessna SkyCourier testbed aircraft has successfully performed its first flight.

Industry Bell opens new Manufacturing Technology Center

Bell Textron has announced, that it has opened a new Manufacturing Technology Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

General Aviation Gulfstream opens support parts hub in Atlanta

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream has announced, that it has opened a new support parts hub in Atlanta.

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Airlines Delta and China Eastern acquire Air France-KLM equity

Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have announced they have acquired separate 10% stakes in Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Group. The investments, which comes from new shares through capital increases, totals $875 million and will also provide Delta with a seat on the Air France-KLM Group’s board of directors.

Industry Airbus delivers its 100th A350

Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines. Airbus has delivered 36 A350 in 2017.

Industry Level orders three Airbus A330-200

IAG has announced it has ordered three Airbus A330-200 for its long-haul low cost subsidiary Level. The aircraft will be delivered in summer 2018.

Airlines Primera Air launches transatlantic low-cost flights in 2018

Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.

Airlines Etihad Airways sales Darwin Airline shares

Etihad Airways has sold its 33,33% minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. Darwin Airline operates domestic and international services using the brand name Etihad Regional since January 2014.

Industry Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100

Aeroflot and United Aircraft Cooperation have signed a firm order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on the opening day of the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Freight UPS and China's SF Holding establish a joint venture

The US-based cargo supplier UPS has announced plans to establish a joint venture with China's SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express.

Airports Fraport Greece officially takes over control of 14 airports

Fraport Greece commenced the 40-year concession for managing and developing 14 regional airports on the Greek mainland and holiday islands.

Airports European airports welcomed a record in 2016

European airport passenger traffic breaks the 2 billion mark in 2016 for the first time. The European Airports Council International (ACI) reports an increase in passenger volume by 5,1% compared to 2015.

Airports New plans for second Lisbon airport

Pedro Marques, Portuguese Minister for Infrastructure, confirmed plans to open a second airport in Lisbon. The former military base Montijo shall be converted into an international airport for the Portuguese capital until 2019.

Airlines Icelandair receives first Boeing 737 MAX

Icelandair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX. The airline plans to enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

Industry Boeing´s 10,000th 737 receives Guinness World Records title

Boeing´s 10,000th B737 has been recognized by Guinness World Records for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model.

Airlines Qantas starts first direct flights between Australia and Europe

Australia’s flag carrier Qantas has commenced the first direct flights between Europe and Australia.

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