Alan Dron

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Aer Lingus A320
IAG extends acceptance period for Aer Lingus shareholders
International Airline Group (IAG) has extended the deadline for Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its recommended cash offer to July 30, even as it passes the halfway mark in the number of shares pledged to it.
Norwegian Air Shuttle 787-8
Norwegian makes long-haul gains in 2Q
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a significantly improved second quarter over the previous year, with net profits rising to NOK 325 million ($39.8 million) compared to NOK129 million a year ago.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair to bid for Gatwick slots 
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will bid for five slot pairs being surrendered by International Airlines Group (IAG) at London Gatwick Airport as part of the conditions for its takeover of Aer Lingus.
Maintenance oversight led to cowl door loss in British Airways’ incident 1
Airbus is looking at new ways of detecting improperly latched engine cowling doors after the latest in a series of incidents resulting in the loss of the doors in flight.
Police surround protestors occupying part of the northern runway at Heathrow
London Heathrow cancels flights due to protests over third runway
London Heathrow Airport canceled 22 flights Monday after environmental protestors from the Plane Stupid action group cut through the perimeter fence and padlocked themselves to each other.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair confirms Copenhagen pull-out
Ryanair confirmed Friday it will move its single-based Boeing 737-800 from Copenhagen to Kaunas in Lithuania on July 14 as attempts to defuse the row with its Danish unions failed.
Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800
Norwegian launches internal Spanish network
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle will create a network of internal Spanish services from the start of the winter 2015-16 season.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair offered Amsterdam slots
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has been offered a batch of slots at Amsterdam Schiphol as the airline continues its move away from using only secondary airports.
Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine
Rolls-Royce foresees short-term dip in finances
UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce anticipates a dip in its near-term financial results as it transitions to new models of its Trent powerplant.
Airbus extends Chinese operations
Seven years after setting up a final assembly line and delivery center for the A320 family of aircraft, Airbus and its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Co. (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC), have confirmed their cooperation on an A330 operation.
EasyJet A320
EasyJet cabin crew to vote on strike action
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet’s cabin crew—represented by trade union Unite—will vote for possible strike action after negotiations over wages broke down July 3.
Oman’s Salalah Airport opens new terminal, runway 
Oman’s Salalah Airport has opened its new terminal and runway in time for the busy summer holiday season.
Middle East — On a War Footing 
Civil wars spread in the MENA region, periodically rendering the airspace of those nations unusable by airlines, while the running story in the air transport world was the increasingly acrimonious accusations by US and European carriers against the Gulf’s largest carriers.
Gatwick says it will fight on after Heathrow runway backing 
Reaction to Wednesday’s long-awaited announcement of the preferred option for a new runway at London Heathrow Airport in South East England was swift, with predictably mixed views.
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600
Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs to sustain profitability 
Virgin Atlantic is to cut 500 jobs as it works to improve its financial position.

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