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Canberra to be home of QantasLink Boeing 717 heavy maintenance base 
QantasLink will create a Boeing 717 heavy maintenance base in Canberra, creating up to 40 engineering jobs in the Australian capital.
AJW Group to expand partnership with Air New Zealand 
Air New Zealand will undertake some component maintenance on Tigerair Australia’s Airbus A320 fleet as part of an agreement signed with AJW Group that will extend the component maintenance and repair services provided at Air New Zealand’s Auckland Engineering and Maintenance base.
Manston Airport’s future still hangs in the balance 
Almost a year after its official closure, the long-running saga of Manston Airport in Kent in the South East of England rumbles on, with a potential stay of execution following the government’s decision to appoint an independent consultant to review the airport’s future.
ICAO prototype online conflict zone repository goes live
ICAO has launched a prototype online conflict zone risk information repository aimed at providing up-to-date information on potential risks posed to civil aviation by armed conflicts.
Air Seychelles A330-200
Air Seychelles, Air France ink MOU for cooperation
Air Seychelles and Air France have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that lays the groundwork for a commercial agreement to include codeshare opportunities and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.
Gatwick Airport to fund new air services if second runway is approved 
London’s Gatwick Airport said it will establish a £20 million ($30 million) fund to support new air services from around the UK if given the go-ahead to build a second runway.
Commission approves three state aid schemes for airports and airlines in France
The European Commission has approved three state aid schemes for the French aviation sector on the basis of new Guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines adopted in February 2014.
NASA forms public-private consortium to boost composite material development 
NASA has established a public-private partnership with five organizations, including FAA, to advance research and certification of composite materials that could improve the performance of future aircraft.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe heralds return to breakeven in end-of-year trading update 
Flybe is on track to achieve breakeven at pre-tax profit level, in line with market expectations, the UK-based regional carrier said in a trading update for the financial year ended March 31.
Czech Airlines A319
Travel Service becomes second largest stakeholder in Czech Airlines
Czech airline company Travel Service has completed acquisition of a 34% stake in Czech Airlines, becoming the carrier’s newest and second largest shareholder.
Heathrow proposes measures to boost domestic connectivity 
London’s Heathrow Airport is proposing to reduce domestic passenger charges and shift the financial emphasis of airport landing charges instead on incentivizing the use of cleaner, quieter aircraft.
UK DfT receives 19 bids for start-up aid for new regional air services 
The UK Department for Transport has received bids for 19 new regional routes that could be eligible for government start-up funding aimed at boosting connectivity through the UK’s smaller regional airports.
CAA launches legal action against carriers in breach of consumer rights 
[UPDATE APRIL 3] Irish carrier Aer Lingus, UK leisure carrier Jet2 and Eastern European budget carrier Wizz Air are facing legal action by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for breaching consumer law.
Time-based separation goes live at Heathrow 
London Heathrow Airport has become the first airport to implement time-based separation (TBS) for aircraft on final approach in a bid to reduce delays caused by strong winds—the single most significant cause of arrival delay at the airport.
787 flight deck showing an electronic logbook
British Airways wins CAA approval to use Boeing’s ELB on 787s 
British Airways has become the first airline to get the go-ahead to use Boeing’s Electronic Logbook (ELB) to eliminate paper technical logs on its 787 Dreamliner fleet.

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