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Amakusa Airlines ATR 42-600
ATR enters Japan with first ATR 42 delivery to Amakusa Airlines
Japanese regional carrier Amakusa Airlines has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600, making it the first ATR operator in Japan.
El Al Israeli Airlines 737-900ER
El Al Israeli Airlines swings to profit in 1H
El Al Israeli Airlines recorded a first-half net profit of $1.3 million, reversed from a loss of $23.4 million for the corresponding period last year.
Blue1 Boeing 717
SAS reconsiders Boeing 717 replacements for Blue1 subsidiary
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)—which announced plans in December 2014 to “reboot” its Blue1 subsidiary by replacing its nine Boeing 717s with 737-600s from its mainline fleet—is now rethinking the plan.
Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800
Iraqi Airways banned from European airspace
Iraqi Airways has been banned from the European Union (EU) and four other European nations following a series of alleged safety lapses and inability to provide documentation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Avolon, Bohai Leasing agree to exclusive negotiations
Avolon has agreed to a four-week exclusivity agreement with China’s Bohai Leasing, one of the suitors hoping to buy the Ireland-based lessor.
Finnair strikes IAG cargo deal
Finnair Cargo and International Airlines Group (IAG) have signed an agreement to link their respective cargo networks through a new connecting service.
UK regionals bmi regional, Loganair form new airline group
Two UK regional carriers—Aberdeen-based bmi regional and Glasgow-based Loganair—will now be grouped under new holding company Airline Investments Limited (AIL).
Irish lessor Avolon sees ‘huge opportunity’ in Iran 1
Lessors will reap the early benefits of the anticipated re-fleeting of Iran’s airlines if Western sanctions against the western Asian country are removed, Irish lessor Avolon said Wednesday.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air 1Q net profit up 12.5% 
Hungary-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air has reported a first-quarter net profit of €32.9 million ($36 million), up 12.5% compared to €29.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
Rolls-Royce 1H profits down 32% 
Rolls-Royce Holdings reported underlying profit before tax of £439 million ($684.3 million) for the first half, down 32% year-over-year, on underlying revenues of £6.3 billion, down 3%.
Jazeera Airways A320
Jazeera Airways 1H net profit up 27% 
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways turned in a group net profit of KD6.2 million ($20.5 million) for the first half of 2015, up 27.1% from KD4.9 million last time.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa Group posts $1.04 billion net profit in 1H 
Lufthansa Group delivered a first-half net profit of €954 million ($1.04 billion), reversed from a loss of €79 million a year ago.
Aer Lingus A319
Aer Lingus posts net loss of $13.9 million in 1H  1
Aer Lingus reported a first-half net loss of €12.6 ($13.9 million), marginally widened from the €12.3 million deficit for the year-ago period.
Ryanair doubts feasibility of some major airports 
Ryanair is considering an entry into further major European airports, but will have to be convinced they can handle the airline’s strict stipulations, CFO Neil Sorahan said Monday.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair 1Q net profit up 25% 
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair announced a net profit of €245 million ($271.4 million) for the first quarter of its financial year, up 25% compared to €197 million for the year-ago period.

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