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Norwegian lessor Arctic Aviation Assets takes first Airbus A320neo
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s lessor subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, the first of 70 A320neos the Norwegian Group has on order.
Drone operators blamed for three more UK close encounters
The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has reported three more incidents in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) came alarmingly close to airliners.
St Helena Airport construction progress
St Helena seeks more air service providers
The remote British South Atlantic territory of St Helena is pushing ahead with plans to start regular air services to the island, despite windshear problems discovered on the northerly approach to its new airport’s sole runway.
Pegasus Airlines A320
Pegasus Airlines takes stock of delivery situation
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines has detailed delays and changes to its aircraft delivery schedule after a tough year in which Turkey’s vital tourism trade has been severely battered by geopolitical events.
La Compagnie Boeing 757
French carriers merge in low-cost grouping
XL Airways and La Compagnie airlines are merging in a bid to create a sizeable French presence in the long-haul, low-cost market.
Air France shuffles management top team
Air France has announced a shakeup of its senior management in the wake of the recent appointment of Franck Terner as CEO.
Renderings of CS300 and Q400 in Air Tanzania livery
Tanzania agrees to buy two Bombardier CS300s, one Q400
The Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) has signed firm purchase agreements for two Bombardier CS300s single-aisle jets and one Q400 turboprop, Bombardier announced Dec. 2.
Arab Air Carriers’ Organization DG Abdul Wahab Teffaha
Arab carriers fear protectionist trend 
Fears that nations will build barriers to protect their national carriers were expressed during the annual meeting of the organization representing Middle East airlines.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A320neo
SAS Scandinavian Airlines executes leaseback on more aircraft
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has secured financing of five Airbus A320neos through a sale and leaseback agreement with Jackson Square Aviation.
Eastern Airways Embraer E170
UK regional Eastern Airways explores charter market
UK regional carrier Eastern Airways has taken delivery of two Embraer E170-100LRs as it seeks to expand its charter activities.
Scottish carrier revives identity
UK-based regional carrier Loganair is to resume services under its own name in 2017, following 24 years operating under franchise arrangements with larger airlines. The move follows a split with its current franchisor, flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline.
Air Arabia tops up A320 fleet
UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has converted five options for Airbus A320s into firm orders, the airline said Nov. 23. The order, for the current A320ceo version, is worth $485 million at book value.
Fiji Airways commits to five Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Fiji Airways has committed to ordering five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its narrowbody fleet of four 737-800s and one 737-700.
SAS studies possible leisure-oriented offshoot
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is exploring the possibility of creating a new subsidiary that would tap into the growing European leisure sector.
.Stobart Air ATR 72.
Stobart Air buys out its lessor
UK-based Stobart Group, operator of regional carrier Stobart Air, is taking complete ownership of leasing company Propius Holdings.
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