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Royal Jordanian 787-8
Boeing, Royal Jordanian ink 5-year training plan
Boeing and Royal Jordanian Airlines have signed a five-year strategic training agreement to help train the airline’s Boeing 787 pilots.
New Gulf Air CEO Krešimir Kučko, right
Gulf Air names new CEO, leases 787-9s
Gulf Air has appointed the former head of Croatia Airlines, Krešimir Kučko, as CEO, effective immediately.
Jambojet Q400
Kenya’s Jambojet to lease two Bombardier Q400s
Bombardier has signed a firm purchase agreement with Denmark-based Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for two Q400 turboprops, for lease to Kenyan LCC Jambojet.
Pegasus A320
Pegasus 3Q net profit soars as tourists return to Turkey 
The resurgence of the Turkish tourism industry helped LCC Pegasus Airlines’ 2017 third-quarter net profit more than double to TRY538.5 million ($139.6 million) from TRY246.2 million in 3Q 2016.
Ethiopian Airlines expects 100-seater decision in 2018
Ethiopian Airlines expects to make a decision next year on an order for a 100-seater type and is carefully watching Boeing’s plans for a Mid-Market Aircraft (MMA), the airline’s group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said at the Dubai Air Show.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
Sukhoi to decide on new Superjet variant by 1Q 2018
Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) must decide by 1Q 2018 about whether to begin developing a smaller or larger variant of the SSJ100 Superjet.
EgyptAir pursues further fleet modernization
Dublin-based lessor AerCap announced two deals Nov. 15 to largely complete the renewal of EgyptAir’s equipment inventory.
Rendering of A320neo in Frontier Airlines’ livery.
Airbus lands massive order for 430 A320neo-family aircraft
Airbus signed an MOU Nov. 15 for 430 A320neo-family aircraft, to be split between the four airlines in Arizona-based private equity and venture capital firm Indigo Partners’ portfolio.
Dubai Air Show Gallery: Emirates debuts new 777 first-class cabin

Dubai-based Emirates Airline—which is launching a new first-class product for yet-to-be-delivered Boeing 777-300ERs and its future 777X fleet—presented the new product on board the latest 777-300ER it has received from Boeing on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show. The new first-class features six fully enclosed cabins with sliding doors. The new product will be available on nine 777-300ERs by the end of 2019.

Royal Jordanian Airbus A319
Royal Jordanian outlines turnaround plan 
Royal Jordanian (RJ) has outlined a five-year turnaround plan that the Jordan flag carrier hopes will consolidate its currently improving financial position.
EASA seeks new emissions standards for aircraft
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is looking to set new emissions standards for aircraft in a bid to curtail carbon dioxide (CO2) production.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air boosts 1H profits on higher revenues 
Profits, revenue and passengers all kept pace at Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air, as it reported substantial improvements in the first half of its financial year.
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates to debut new first-class on European routes
Emirates Airline will initially fly its new first-class cabin product on services to its Belgian and Swiss destinations.
ATC managers urged to get on board with digital 
The air traffic management (ATM) industry has been urged to ensure new digital technologies are introduced not only safely, but in ways that improve safety performance.
World Travel Market: British Airways promises better standards for passengers 
British Airways (BA) will retain its first-class cabins, but will not go the way of US airlines in effectively having three classes of passengers on its domestic and short-haul services, BA CEO Alex Cruz said.
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