Anne Paylor

Cyprus Airways A320
Cyprus Airways officially up for sale
The government of Cyprus has officially put Cyprus Airways up for sale in a final attempt to save the airline from bankruptcy.
NATS loses out as Gatwick awards 10-year tower contract to German rival DFS
In a break with tradition that could signal a ramping up of competition between European air navigation service providers (ANSPs), London Gatwick Airport has awarded a 10-year contract for the provision of tower services at the airport to German ANSP Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS).
Eurocontrol DG calls for deconstruction of European ATM monolith 
Eurocontrol DG Frank Brenner is calling on the region’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to work harder at “deconstructing the air traffic management (ATM) monolith and seeing what services might be provided under market conditions.”
AEA joins forces with NATS to try and drive forward SES implementation
The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with UK air navigation services provider NATS to explore ways of driving progress toward implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and delivering additional savings for airlines in Europe.
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8
One-off costs hit Norwegian’s 2Q profit level
Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a second-quarter net profit of NOK128 million ($20.6 million), down 35% from a net profit of NOK196.8 million reported in the year-ago period.
EasyJet A319
EasyJet to install volcanic ash detection technology
UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet has welcomed a deal between Nicarnica Aviation and Elbit Systems to put the Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (AVOID)-based ash detection technology into production.
British Airways A380
Quieter Flight partnership to examine noise reduction at LHR
Airbus has teamed up with British Airways, London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and UK air navigation services provider NATS to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise at the airport.
EU Social Dialogue group calls for tough stance against Flags of Convenience 1
European labor groups are warning that so-called Flags of Convenience—widely used in the maritime sector—are threatening Europe’s aviation industry.
NATS consults on Stansted departure route changes 
UK air navigation services provider NATS has launched a 12-week consultation on proposals to change the use of the existing routes for departures to the east and south of Stansted Airport.
Spain approves partial privatization of Aena Airports 
Spain’s Council of Ministers has given the go-ahead for a partial privatization of the country’s airports.
Rigby Group acquires Norwich International Airport from Omniport 
The Rigby Group has acquired UK regional airport Norwich International from Omniport for an undisclosed sum.
Cebu Pacific A330-300
Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul operations to Kuwait, Sydney 
Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific will operate direct flights from Manila to Sydney, Australia and Kuwait in September, to serve Filipino expatriates and open more opportunities for tourism.
European safety still high, but improvements needed in some areas 
Safety levels remain high within European airspace, but Eurocontrol’s Performance Review Commission (PRC) said occurrence reporting and incident analysis still need to be improved.
Aer Lingus A330-200
Aer Lingus blames strike threats for new profit warning 
Aer Lingus has warned its 2014 operating profit could be between 10% and 20% lower than last year due to strike threats, which damage forward bookings.
Qantas A380
Qantas plans early repayment of debt 
Australian flag carrier Qantas will repay A$450 million ($422 million) of senior unsecured bank debt, eight months ahead of schedule, primarily using proceeds from the group’s recent issue of A$ medium term notes.

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