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Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus narrows first-half losses
Aer Lingus posted a first-half net loss of €12.3 million ($16.5 million), narrowed from a €23.5 million net loss in the year-ago period.
Airbus Group acquires Salzburg München Bank
Airbus Group has finalized the acquisition of Salzburg München Bank from Raiffeisenverband Salzburg.
LOT Polish Airlines 787
EC approves financial aid to LOT Polish Airlines
The European Commission (EC) has approved the provision of financial aid to LOT Polish Airlines, following a nine-month investigation.
Royal Jordanian A320
Middle Eastern carriers drop routes
Royal Jordanian and Saudi Arabian hybrid carrier flynas have announced they are dropping routes due to the stresses facing smaller Middle East carriers compared with the region’s giants.
Jazeera Airways Airbus A320s
Jazeera Airways Group 1H profit drops nearly 35%
Kuwait’s privately owned Jazeera Airways Group saw its first-half net profit drop to KD4.9 million ($17.3 million), down by nearly 35% from KD7.5 million for the year-ago period.
Members of Gulf Air’s executive management team
Gulf Air unveils new A330 retrofitted cabins
Bahraini flag-carrier Gulf Air has received the first of its retrofitted Airbus A330-200s, part of a plan to revitalize the airline in the face of stiff regional competition.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
EC orders Ryanair to repay aid from French airports
The European Commission (EC) has ordered Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair to repay varying sums in “operating aid” it received from three French regional airports, saying it breached European competition rules.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair indicates interest in Cyprus Airways 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is considering involvement in cash-strapped Cyprus Airways, just days after the Mediterranean island’s government put the national airline up for sale.
Brake discs glowing orange, A350 MSN 001 undergoes the MERTO test
Airbus A350 XWB completes rejected takeoff testing
Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN001) has completed the Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) testing, one of the program’s final hurdles before certification.
Croatia Airlines A319
Croatia Airlines considers future aircraft 
Croatia Airlines may seek to revamp its fleet after its current restructuring program is completed in 2015.
Meridiana MD-80
Owner to take Italy’s Meridiana private
The holding company controlling Italian carrier Meridiana will be de-listed from the stock exchange and taken private Jan. 1, 2015 following a share buy-back program.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Aer Lingus CEO to step down in May 2015
Aer Lingus CEO and director Christoph Mueller will step down from both posts in May 2015, the Irish flag-carrier announced Friday.
SkyWork Airlines Dornier 328
SkyWork Airlines changes CEO, scraps AOC plan
Swiss regional carrier SkyWork Airlines has appointed a new CEO and said it has decided against earlier plans to work under another airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC).
Etihad Airways A330-200
Etihad Airways strengthens Italian link
The launch of Etihad Airways’ daily Abu Dhabi–Rome flights is “the next step in a burgeoning relationship with Italy,” according to president and CEO James Hogan, speaking in Rome Wednesday.
Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Etihad expands passenger, cargo services
Etihad Airways will expand its US network to six destinations with the launch of San Francisco, California, services Nov. 18.

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