Alan Dron

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330.
BA and China Eastern create new links
British Airways will increase its exposure to the booming Chinese market through a new codeshare arrangement with China Eastern Airlines.
Enter Air Boeing 737-400
Polish charter carrier aircraft detained in Paris on noise violations
Poland’s largest charter company, Enter Air, had one of its aircraft seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for several hours for non-payment of fines for noise violations at the airport.
Pegasus Boeing 737-800
Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines widens net loss in 1H
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines recorded a sharp deterioration in its half-yearly financial figures, with the airline making a net loss of TL202.9 million ($70 million) widened from a deficit of TL42.2 million for the same period last year.
Cebu Pacific Air A320
Cebu Pacific posts 1H net profit improvement
Philippines-based Cebu Pacific Air Group posted a net income of PHP7.7 billion ($164 million) for the half-year ended June 30, a substantial improvement on PHP5.2 billion for the same period last year.
Jet Airways A330-200
India’s Jet Airways Group FY 2017 1Q profits drop
India’s Jet Airways Group recorded a net profit of $18.6 million for the first quarter of the airline’s 2017 financial year.
BOC Aviation places two Airbus aircraft with Wizz Air
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has placed one new Airbus A321-200 and one new A320-200 with Hungary-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air from its own order book.
IATA calls for stricter regulation on lithium batteries
Regulations surrounding the carriage of lithium batteries—which have been implicated in several fires on board airliners—must be more strictly enforced, IATA and battery manufacturers said Aug. 15.
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia sees profits rise despite yield pressure
Sharjah, UAE-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia recorded a first-half net profit of AED245 million ($66.7 million), up 3.5% compared to the same period last year.
Air Djibouti 737-400
Africa’s Air Djibouti continues re-fleeting
African flag carrier Air Djibouti has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 as it prepares to launch commercial operations.
ATR 72 has close encounter with drone near UK airport
UK police have launched an investigation following an incident Aug. 9 in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was seen several hundred yards away from an ATR 72, operating on behalf of UK regional carrier Flybe, while on approach to Newquay Airport in South West England.
Screenshot of security video
Ryanair passenger pursues pushed-back plane
A passenger who believed he had missed his Ryanair flight from Madrid’s Barajas Airport took matters into his own hands in his attempts to travel to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa.
Rendering of RJ Freighter
BAE proposes new RJ Freighter
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft (BARA) is working on a new freighter conversion of the Avro RJ regional jet following a year’s work on developing the concept.
Jet2 Boeing 737-700
UK airline Jet2 curtails alcohol sales
UK low-cost airline Jet2 is to ban alcohol sales on early morning departures as it seeks to tackle unruly onboard behavior.
Oman Air Boeing 737-800
Oman Air agrees to sale-and-leaseback deal
Arabian flag carrier Oman Air has signed a letter of intent with lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) for the sale and leaseback of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Virgin Atlantic and Airbus execs at the Farnborough Airshow
Farnborough boosts Airbus orders in July
July’s Farnborough Airshow produced a boost for European OEM Airbus, with sales at the UK event contributing toward a total of 146 single- and twin-aisle sales over the month.
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