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EgyptAir 737-800
EgyptAir denies 737-800 deferral reports
EgyptAir has denied reports it has asked Boeing to defer delivery of a batch of 737-800s.
Salam Air A320
Omani startup Salam Air receives first A320
New Omani startup Salam Air has received the first of three aircraft, an Airbus A320 leased from South America’s LATAM Group, as the low-cost carrier (LCC) prepares to begin services by the end of the year.
Oman Air Airbus A330-200
Oman Air opens Muscat training center
Gulf airline Oman Air has opened a training center for flight deck and cabin crews at its hub in Muscat, the Omani capital.
Air Mauritius A340-300
Air Mauritius Group profit more than doubles in FY 2Q
The Air Mauritius Group recorded profits of €13.8 million ($14.6 million) for 2Q in its 2016-17 financial year.
British Airways 777-200
British Airways to increase capacity of Gatwick-based 777-200s
British Airways plans to speed up its move toward “densifying’ its fleet with changes to its Boeing 777-200s.
Europe amends EASA rules to handle emerging issues
Rules governing the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have been amended to enable it to tackle emerging issues. Aspects of the new rules were welcomed by pilots, but criticized by some of the continent’s major airlines.
Etihad Cargo Boeing 777F
Etihad Cargo steps up European links
Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has launched three new dedicated freighter services from Europe.
Trio of UAV incidents reported over London
Three cases of close encounters between unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and airliners heading for London Heathrow Airport were recorded in three consecutive days in July, according to the UK Airprox Board.
Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East
Rolls-Royce: Cost-cutting program making ‘significant progress’
UK-based engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce said it is making “significant progress” in its transformation program to improve the company’s financial outlook, against a background of mixed markets.
Pegasus Boeing 737-800
Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines aims to reduce costs as tourism slumps
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is undertaking a major cost reduction program as it battles to offset the continuing effect of slumping inbound tourist traffic to the nation.
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia boosts 3Q net profit despite overcapacity
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia has posted third-quarter net profits of AED297 million ($80.8 million), up 26% from a net profit of AED235 for the same period last year.
Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-300ER
Garuda Indonesia aims for cautious growth on London Heathrow route
Garuda Indonesia is aiming for cautious growth on its recently launched Jakarta-London Heathrow service.
BP takes $30 million stake in US bio-jet producer
UK-based oil company BP is taking a stake in a California manufacturer of low-carbon jet fuel.
BOC Aviation starts purchase-and-leaseback deliveries to Air China
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has delivered a Boeing 777-300ER to Air China, the first in a batch of five aircraft leased to the carrier under a purchase-and-leaseback arrangement first announced in October.
Emirates Airbus A380
Emirates Airline net profit drops 75% in FY first half 
Dubai-based Emirates Airline recorded a net profit of AED786 million ($214 million) for the first half of its 2016-17 financial year, down 75% from AED3.1 billion in the year-ago period.
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