Alan Dron

Alan
Dron
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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.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB
Qatar Airways to present Airbus A350 XWB at Farnborough
Qatar Airways, launch customer for the Airbus A350 XWB, will use the aircraft to headline its presence at the Farnborough Airshow next week.
Etihad Airbus A330-300
Etihad announces new routes for 2015
Etihad Airways has announced a series of new routes for 2015. It intends to start daily flights to Madrid and Edinburgh together with Kolkata and Entebbe.
Rendering of Boeing 777X in Emirates’ livery
Emirates Airline seals huge Boeing 777X deal
Dubai-based Emirates Airline has finalized its order for 150 Boeing 777Xs, previously announced at last November’s Dubai Airshow.
Rendering of A380-800 in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar scrubs Airbus A380 Farnborough visit
Qatar Airways has abandoned plans to bring its first Airbus A380 to next week’s Farnborough Airshow.
Philippine Airlines A321
Etihad, Philippine Airlines strengthen partnership
Etihad Airways (EY) and Philippine Airlines (PR) have announced a strategic partnership agreement, building on the foundation of an earlier codeshare agreement.
Rendering of Etihad A380
Etihad Airways 1H revenue up 28% 
Etihad Airways has recorded first-half revenues of $3.2 billion, up 28% compared to the year-ago period.

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