Anne Paylor

NATS to compensate customers for last week’s technical failure
UK air navigation services provider (ANSP) NATS has confirmed there will be a financial consequence for the company resulting from last week’s technical failure at its Swanwick Centre.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian files formal complaint against discrimination in favor of SAS
Norwegian Air Shuttle has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission and ESA (EFTA Surveillance Authority) about SAS Scandinavian Airlines receiving what it believes is “differential treatment.”
CAA, NATS agree to independent inquiry into UK ATM system failure
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and UK air navigation services provider NATS have agreed to conduct an independent inquiry into an air traffic management (ATM) systems failure that caused significant disruption to air traffic in UK airspace Dec. 12.
France to sell substantial stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport to Chinese consortium 
The French government will sell a 49.99% stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport (ATB) to a Chinese consortium made up of state-owned Shandong Hi-Speed Group and Hong Kong-based investment firm Friedmann Pacific Asset Management.
Aviation industry agrees on common roadmap for tackling cyber threats
Five leading international aviation organizations have agreed a common roadmap to align their respective actions on cyber threats.
European airline associations call on EU to block German ATC charges hike
A group of five European airline associations is calling on the European Commission and member states of the European Union (EU) to reject a 16.6% increase in air navigation service charges proposed by Germany.
ASL Aviation Group acquires Swiss Farnair Group
Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group (ASL) has acquired Switzerland’s Farnair Group, increasing the number of affiliate airlines in the group to seven, with an operational fleet size of more than 100 aircraft.
Libya added to EU aviation safety blacklist
All airlines from Libya have been added to the European Commission’s aviation safety list, also known as the airline blacklist, subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union (EU).
Tiger Airways A320
Tiger Airways becomes subsidiary as Singapore Airlines ups its stake
Singapore Airlines has increased its shareholding in Tiger Airways from 40% to 56%, making the low-cost carrier a subsidiary of the legacy carrier.
Qantas A380
Qantas expects to reverse losses, report pre-tax profit in 1H FY2015
The Qantas Group said it expects to report an underlying profit before tax (PBT) in the range of AUD300 million ($248.5 million) to AUD350 million for the first six months of FY2015, reversing a loss of AUD252 million reported for the year-ago period.
EASA to investigate near mid-air collisions involving military aircraft
The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate a series of near mid-air collisions involving European passenger airliners and military aircraft during recent months.
Gatwick Airport to invest $1.6 billion to upgrade North Terminal
London Gatwick Airport will invest £1 billion ($1.6 billion) to upgrade the facility’s North Terminal.
GAATS+ goes live at Prestwick as part of NATS, NAV CANADA joint initiative
The Gander Automated Air Traffic System (GAATS+) has been implemented at the Prestwick Center in Scotland to complement the system already implemented across the North Atlantic at the Gander Control Center in Newfoundland.
Aegean Airlines A320
Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air synergies help generate higher 9M profit levels
Greece-based Aegean Airlines Group reported a net profit of €78.6 million ($97 million) for the nine months ended Sept. 30, up nearly 33% from €59.2 million reported in the year-ago period.
UK scraps air passenger duty for children
The UK will scrap air passenger duty (APD) for children under 12 years old traveling in economy class effective May 1, 2015.

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