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Philippine Airlines A321
Etihad, Philippine Airlines strengthen partnership
Etihad Airways (EY) and Philippine Airlines (PR) have announced a strategic partnership agreement, building on the foundation of an earlier codeshare agreement.
Rendering of Etihad A380
Etihad Airways 1H revenue up 28% 
Etihad Airways has recorded first-half revenues of $3.2 billion, up 28% compared to the year-ago period.
Undisclosed customers bolster Airbus June orders
Two orders for undisclosed customers for 150 A320ceo and neo family aircraft was the highlight of Airbus’s order activity in June, as the European manufacturer racked up 209 orders for its single-aisle family.
Rolls-Royce Trent family continues to broaden appeal 
Nineteen years after the Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan went into service, the engine manufacturer reported the Trent 700 variant is at its highest-ever production rate of 185 a year.
Etihad Airways A330-300
Etihad CEO calls for airline consolidation 
European governments and airlines should embrace investors from outside the continent to strengthen its airline industry, Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800
Norwegian government considers SAS divesture 
The Norwegian state is considering either reducing or completely divesting shares in SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
Italian carrier gains bankruptcy protection
Italian carrier Livingston has staved off an attempt by ENAC, the country’s civil aviation regulator, to suspend its operating licence. Privately-owned Livingston operates three Airbus A320s on scheduled and charter services from its base at Milan Malpensa.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Aer Lingus agrees to further pension injection
Dublin-based Aer Lingus has “reluctantly” agreed in principle to proposals solving a long-running pension dispute that will cost it a further €50 million ($68 million).
Kenya Airways Boeing 787
Kenya Airways narrows losses in a difficult financial year
Kenya Airways more than halved its losses for the financial year ended March 31, compared to the preceding 12 months.
Etihad Airways A330-300
Etihad-Alitalia deal may take several months to finalize
Etihad Airways cautioned Thursday it may take several months to close the deal for a 49% stake in Alitalia.
Alitalia A330-200
Etihad confirms deal for 49% stake in Alitalia 
After months of negotiations, Etihad Airways and Alitalia announced Wednesday they have agreed to a deal that will see the fast-expanding Abu Dhabi-based carrier take a 49% stake in the struggling Italian flag carrier.
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
Icelandair lowers EBITDA forecast for 2014 
Icelandair has downgraded its EBITDA forecast from $140-$145 million to $138-$143 million for the year following May’s industrial action by its pilots.
Air Mauritius A330-200
Air Mauritius moves back into black 
Air Mauritius has posted a net profit of €7.3 million ($9.9 million) for the year ended March 31, reversing a loss of €3.6 million in the previous 12 months.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair mulls AENA stake  1
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is considering participating in an initial public offering (IPO) by Spanish national airport and air navigation services provider AENA.
New short-haul charcoal gray leather seats
British Airways unveils revamped short-haul fleet 
British Airways (BA) has unveiled new seats and cabin interiors for its short-haul fleet, which operate domestic and European services from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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