Alan Dron

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Flynas A320
Flynas appoints new CEO 
Saudi Arabia hybrid carrier flynas has appointed a new CEO, just weeks after it announced it was pulling back from its ambitious plans for a network of long-haul flights.
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia reports 3Q net profit up 22%
Air Arabia recorded a third-quarter net profit of AED251 million ($68.3 million), up 22% compared to AED206 million for the year-ago quarter.
Emirates boosts fiscal 1H net profit 8% against turbulent background
Emirates Airline recorded a net profit of AED1.9 billion ($514 million) in the first half of its 2014-15 fiscal year, up 8% against the same period last year.
Flybe ATR aircraft
Flybe draws line under Finnish venture
UK-based regional carrier Flybe will exit its operations in Finland as it seeks to end continuing losses from the business.
Falcon Aviation Services Q400
Falcon Aviation Services firms up Bombardier Q400 order

Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Aviation Services has confirmed an order for three Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

Bombardier said the aircraft form part of a letter of intent for five Q400 NextGens signed by Falcon at last July’s Farnborough Airshow.

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800
Pegasus Airlines improves 3Q figures
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines has more than doubled its third-quarter net profit to TL252 million ($111 million) compared to TL115 million in the year-ago period.
African carriers urge better legislation 
Economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) would be improved if stronger cooperation between its constituent governments and airlines resulted in more business-friendly legislation, according to the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA).
Airlink Jetstream J41 turboprop
South African carrier Airlink to dispose of turboprops
Regional carrier South African Airlink will dispose of its remaining fleet of British Aerospace Jetstream J41 turboprops as it focuses on larger types.
Aer Lingus inches towards pension settlement
Aer Lingus has moved one step forward in settling its interminable dispute with current and former employees over pension entitlements, but more obstacles have now arisen on the road to a final settlement.
Air Serbia A319
Air Serbia turnaround continues in 3Q
Air Serbia said it is on track to reach profitability by the end of the year, as it continues to make substantial improvements in its financial results in the third quarter.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Aer Lingus boosts transatlantic links
Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus is continuing to capitalize on its increasingly profitable transatlantic services by announcing a ninth US destination, as well as increasing capacity on existing routes.
Scotland’s airports call for tax break
Scotland’s three largest airports have called for the control of air passenger duty (APD) to be assigned to Edinburgh.
ASL Aviation Group to acquire Farnair Group
Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group will acquire the Farnair Group of airlines for an undisclosed sum.
SriLankan Airlines A330-300
SriLankan Airlines accepts first Airbus A330-300
SriLankan Airlines has taken delivery of its first of six A330-300s, becoming a new operator for the variant.
Virgin Atlantic 787-9
Virgin Atlantic to firm 787 options 
Virgin Atlantic intends to firm up its four remaining options for Boeing 787-9s, as it brings the first of the fleet into service.

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