Alan Dron

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Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Brexit: Major business risk for Ryanair 
The UK’s forthcoming exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, is one of the major business risks facing Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair in the near future, CFO Neil Sorahan said in London July 25.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair reports net profit up 4% in 1Q
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported 1Q 2016 net profit of €256 million ($281 million), up 4% compared to €245 million year-over-year (YOY).
Fastjet A319
Fastjet gets new share issue
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet has raised a new tranche of capital through a share placement.
Czech Airlines A320
Czech Airlines predicts full-year profit
Czech Airlines recorded its best half-yearly results in a decade, showing a net profit of CZK72.4 million ($2.9 million) for the first half of 2016, the Prague-based carrier said July 21.
Kenya Airways Boeing 737-700
Kenya Airways reports $252 million loss for FY2015-16
Kenya Airways posted a net loss of KSh26 billion ($252 million) for the 2015-16 financial year to March 31, virtually identical to last year’s loss of KSh25.7 billion, which was the largest loss in Kenyan corporate history.
Jazeera Airways
Jazeera Airways wins approval for new terminal at Kuwait airport
Kuwait-based hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways has been granted approval by the emirate’s government for the necessary land on which to build a dedicated terminal at Kuwait International Airport.
China’s HNA Group acquires majority stake in SR Technics
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has continued to buy up Western aviation assets, with its aviation division acquiring a majority stake in MRO provider SR Technics.
Qatari contender for Saudi services put on ice 
Plans for Qatar Airways to set up a subsidiary to contest the liberalizing Saudi Arabian domestic airline market have been suspended, or even abandoned, ATW understands.
Azerbaijan Airlines eyes Boeing 737 purchase
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is considering buying 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the carrier has announced.
Gallery: Aircraft on display at Farnborough
Exclusive photos of some aircraft on display at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow by ATW correspondent Alan Dron.
Rendering of TRJ328
Turkey’s TRJet announces suppliers for regional aircraft program
New Turkish manufacturer TRJet has announced suppliers for its new regional aircraft program—TRJ328—the updated, re-engined version of the former Dornier turboprop and jet variants that will form the basis of a new Turkish airliner production industry.
Rendering of Gulf Air A320neo
Gulf Air reveals cabin details on future Airbus, Boeing fleet
Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air has disclosed details of some of the cabin facilities it plans to install in its future fleet at the Farnborough Airshow.
Rolls-Royce aims to make use of data torrent
Rolls-Royce will team up with Microsoft to get a handle on the burgeoning amount of data streaming off aircraft engines and use it to improve both operational usage and maintenance processes.
Rolls-Royce pushes ahead with Advance technologies
Rolls-Royce is pressing ahead with testing of multiple components that will appear on its Advance turbofan, scheduled to be ready for service from the end of this decade.
Second MRJ flight test aircraft takes off for the first time in May
Mitsubishi presses on with test program
The third and fourth Mitsubishi Regional Jet test aircraft are undergoing ground testing in Japan prior to their first flights, the company said at the Farnborough Airshow.
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ATW On-Location

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