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Virgin Australia aircraft
Virgin Australia Cargo to launch July 1 
Virgin Australia will launch Virgin Australia Cargo on July 1 as part of the airline group’s Virgin Vision 2017 strategy.
Cardiff Aviation to launch new EASA-compliant ‘airline in a box’ 
South Wales-based MRO and pilot training business Cardiff Aviation is launching a new EASA-compliant aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) airline as part of its expansion plans.
Three more airlines sign up for SITA OnAir flight tracking system 
Three more airlines—Singapore Airlines, Royal Brunei and Norwegian Air Shuttle—have signed up for SITA OnAir’s flight tracking system, AIRCOM FlightTracker.
AEA calls for urgent adoption of new EU air passenger rights ruling 
Despite calls from the Association of European Airlines (AEA) for the urgent adoption of new EU air passenger rights regulation, the process remains bogged down in legislative complexity.
UK lobby group calls on EU, US to push for tighter emissions regulations 
UK-based environmental lobby group Transport & Environment has called on Europe to work more closely with the US to beef up global regulation of aviation emissions following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) findings that emissions from aircraft are harmful to human health.
Air France Boeing 737-300
Air France-KLM targets further cost cuts under Perform 2020 
Air France is targeting cost savings of €650 million ($735 million) over the next three years as part of the Air France-KLM Perform 2020 plan, which succeeds the group’s Transform 2015 program.
UK trials show early promise of using TV signals as an alternative to radar 
Proof of concept trials are underway in the UK to evaluate whether standard TV signals could be used as a viable alternative to radar for tracking aircraft.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe bottom line dragged down by disposal of loss-making Finland JV 
UK-based regional carrier Flybe reported a net loss of £35.7 million ($55 million) for the full year ended March 31, down from a profit of £8.25 million in the previous financial year.
Passenger growth slows at European airports in April 

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by an average of 3.2% in April, a decline compared to previous months, according to a report published by the Airports Council International European branch, ACI Europe

British airlines face barrage of legal claims over toxic cabin air 
The UK’s Unite union has begun preparing civil personal injury claims against a number of British airlines on behalf of 17 current and former cabin crew members who believe they have been poisoned by so-called fume events on board aircraft.
Monarch Airlines A320
Monarch Airlines cuts losses in first half-year under new ownership 
UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines reported a loss of £69.9 million ($107.3 million) for the six months ended April 30, improved from a loss of £110.6 million for the same period last year.
PRC: European traffic up 1.7% in 2014, but room for improvement in ATM 
After two years of decline, European air traffic picked up in 2014, showing a 1.7% improvement over 2013, according to a report on the performance of Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) system published by the independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) of Eurocontrol.
A6 Alliance, Eurocontrol join forces on Pan-European infrastructure 
The A6 Alliance of European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) has teamed up with Eurocontrol to define the pan-European ground-to-ground network infrastructure used for both voice and data communications between ANSPs.
Etihad 787-9
Fitch ‘A’ rating adds grist to Etihad’s business strategy mill 
Fitch Ratings has given Etihad Airways a long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook, providing “further independent recognition of the strength of this business and of our strategy,” according to the airline’s CEO.
Jazeera Airways A320
Jazeera bids for maximum 35% stake in Kuwait Airways privatization 
Kuwait’s privately owned Jazeera Airways is bidding for a stake in government-owned Kuwait Airways as part of the privatization process.

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