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Alitalia and Etihad Airway unveils a new Airbus A330-200 in Expo Milano 2015 liv
Etihad: Alitalia to provide transatlantic arm of growing global network 
Etihad Airways sees Alitalia as providing the transatlantic component of its growing global network, Etihad president and CEO James Hogan said Monday.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to appeal EC ruling on illegal state aid to Germany
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will appeal a European Commission (EC) ruling that it should repay more than €300,000 ($385 million) of what the EC has decided was unfair financial aid.
Oman Air Boeing 737-700
Oman Air boosts business class 
Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has announced plans to introduce business-class service to four of its routes between Muscat and the Indian subcontinent.
Transavia Boeing 737-800
Air France, pilots reach tentative Transavia deal 1
Air France-KLM Group and its pilot unions have reached an agreement over one of the most fractious aspects of the recent damaging strike by the cockpit crews.
Etihad Airways A380
Etihad reports 29% revenue increase in 3Q
Etihad Airways has reported a 29% increase in third-quarter revenue, which it attributed to accelerating growth in both the passenger and cargo sectors.
The new composite carbon/titanium fan blades take to the air for the first time
Rolls-Royce flies new composite blades
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has flown its new-generation composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blades for the first time, at the start of the components’ airborne test program.
CAS signs for 70 A320s; Airbus confirms China FAL plan
Airbus has signed an agreement with China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. (CAS) for 70 A320-family aircraft.
Italian carrier Livingston ceases operations
Italian carrier Livingston has ceased operations, just months after it entered bankruptcy protection that it believed would give it a chance to restore its finances.
Air France-KLM tails
Air France details strike losses
Air France-KLM Group believes the effect of last month’s two-week Air France pilot strike could cost the group €500 million ($634 million) in the current financial year.
Royal Jordanian Airlines A320
Royal Jordanian yearly revenue hit by Middle East unrest
Royal Jordanian Airlines posted an annual revenue of JD744 million ($1.05 billion) in 2013, down 7.2% from JD802 million in 2012 due to continued instability in the Middle East.
Angola’s transport minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, signs strategic partnership
Emirates to guide TAAG Angola Airline’s future 
Emirates Airline has signed a “management concession agreement” with the government of Angola giving the Dubai-based carrier a significant role in the future course of TAAG Angola Airlines.
Oman Air A330-300
Reports: Oman Air scrubs low-cost carrier
Oman Air has reportedly abandoned plans to set up a new low-cost carrier (LCC), according to new CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.
Air Seychelles DHC-6 Twin Otters at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow
Air Seychelles posts double-digit growth in 1H
Air Seychelles has announced double-digit growth in revenue, passenger and cargo volumes in the first half.
Bombardier CS300
Macquarie AirFinance orders 40 Bombardier CS300s
Lessor Macquarie AirFinance has provided a welcome boost for Bombardier’s CSeries airliner with an order for 40 of the larger CS300 model plus 10 options.
LOT 787 makes unscheduled landing after fire warning
A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 diverted into Glasgow Airport, Scotland Thursday, following a cockpit warning of an onboard fire.

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