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ESA, Inmarsat partnership to develop satellite overlay aviation data link for Europe 
The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat for development of a space-based aviation data link for European airspace.
Avinor moves forward on Southern Norway Airspace Project 
Norway’s Avinor Air Navigation Services has implemented its Southern Norway Airspace Project (SNAP) with Point Merge arrival sequencing, making it the first air navigation services provider (ANSP) to implement a second Point Merge project.
Eurocontrol, EDA agree to closer cooperation on Single European Sky 
Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has signed a joint work program agreement with the European Defence Agency (EDA) aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two organizations in the domain of the Single European Sky ATM research program, SESAR.
Fraport-led consortium wins 40-year concession for 14 Greek airports 
A consortium led by German airport management company Fraport in partnership with Greece’s Copelouzos Group has been selected as the preferred investor for a 40-year operating concession for 14 regional airports in Greece.
ATR 72-600
ATR wins EASA certification for new -600 approach avionics 
ATR has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for approach avionics developed for its ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 aircraft.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X reports 3Q net loss on capacity surge 
Malaysian long-haul, low-cost carrier AirAsia X reported a third-quarter net loss of MYR211 million ($62.7 million), reversing a profit of MYR26.4 million in the year-ago period.
Estonian Air E-170
Estonian Air reports $8 million 9M net loss; expects new shareholder in 2015 
Baltic flag carrier Estonian Air reported a net loss of €6.4 million ($8 million) for the nine months ended Sept. 30, deepened from a loss of €6 million in the year-ago period.
Nok Air 737
Nok Air’s 3Q profit down on cost hikes, intense competition 
Thai budget carrier Nok Air reported a third-quarter net loss of TBH353.3 million ($10.8 million), reversed from a net profit of THB244.6 million reported in the year-ago period.
Rendering of A350-900 in SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ livery
Oslo set to become first hub airport with a regular supply of biofuel 
A trio of European airlines has signed an agreement for a regular supply of biofuel at Oslo Airport, which will next year become the world’s first hub airport to receive regular deliveries of biofuel.
Kenya 787
Kenya Airways posts 1H net loss on fleet renewal, business challenges 
Nairobi-based Kenya Airways reported a net loss of KES10.45 billion ($115 million) for the six months ended Sept. 30, reversing a net profit of KES384 million ($4.2 million) during the same period in the previous financial year.
Boeing to support Air Mandalay’s fleet renewal plans 
Boeing and Air Mandalay have signed a memorandum of collaboration that will see Boeing support the Myanmar-based airline’s fleet renewal efforts.
Airports Commission launches consultation on additional capacity proposals 
The UK government-appointed Airports Commission has published for consultation its assessment of proposals for additional runway capacity at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Malaysia Airports takes 100% control of Istanbul’s second airport 
Malaysia Airports Holdings has exercised its right of first refusal to buy the remaining 40% in Sabiha Gökçen Airport held by Turkish conglomerate the Limak Group, giving it 100% control of Istanbul’s second gateway airport.
Hong Kong secures environmental permit for third runway 
The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been granted an environmental permit (EP) for the proposed expansion of Hong Kong International Airport into a three-runway system.
SAS Airbus A320
Norway prepares for first biofuel flights 
Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle and SAS Scandinavian Airlines will conduct their first biofuel flights in Norway Nov. 11.

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