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Finnair A319
Finnair Group narrows losses in 1H 
The Finnair Group reported a first-half 2015 net loss of €15.8 million ($17.5 million), narrowed from a €52 million net loss in the year-ago period.
Cebu Pacific Air A320
Cebu Pacific 1H net income up 64% 
Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) Group—made up of LCC Cebu Pacific and its wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo—posted a first-half net income of PHP5.2 billion ($112 million).
Etihad Boeing 787-9
Etihad rejects strategic partnership in RwandAir 
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways says it is not in negotiation with Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir for a 49% stake in the African carrier.
Rendering of A350-900 in Iberia livery
IAG orders Rolls-Royce engines for eight Iberia A350-900s 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has selected Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines for eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft that will be operated by Iberia.
British Airways Boeing 787
Boeing to support British Airways 787 parts 
British Airways (BA) has entered into a 12-year agreement with Boeing to provide Component Services for its 787 Dreamliner fleet.
European air traffic up 2.1% in July 
The average daily traffic in Europe in July exceeded 31,000 flights a day for the first time in five years, according to the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, Eurocontrol.
British Airways A380 at London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow to launch steeper approach trials to reduce noise  1
London’s Heathrow Airport is trialing steeper landing approaches to reduce aircraft noise next month, following British Airways’ Airbus A380 trial flights in May.
Virgin Australia aircraft
Virgin Australia narrows net losses in FY2015 
The Virgin Australia Group reported a net loss of A$93.8 million ($71.8 million) for the full year ended June 30 (FY2015), narrowed from an A$353.8 million loss in the previous financial year.
European airports see positive 1H growth in passenger traffic 
Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew 4.5% in the first six months of this year, according to figures released by the European arm of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe).
Reports: GIP to sell 75% stake in London City Airport 
US-based infrastructure fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has reportedly put its 75% stake in London City Airport up for sale.
Finnair A319
Finnair seeks extension of Nordic Regional ownership; sale talks continue  1
Finland flag carrier Finnair has filed an application with the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) to approve its current 100% ownership of Nordic Regional Airlines while negotiations continue on the sale of a 60% stake to Finnish investors Staffpoint Holding and G.W. Sohlberg (GWS).
EasyJet A319
EasyJet cabin crew accept pay deal, averting strike threat 
EasyJet cabin crew have accepted a combined pay and holiday proposal, averting the threat of any industrial action.
European airline body calls for better UAS regulation 
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling for urgent safeguards against drones that pose “a significant threat to European airspace” and need “better regulation and control.”
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia 1H profits down 4% on yield pressures, investments 
Sharjah-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a first-half net profit of AED237 million ($64.5 million), down 4% compared to the same period last year.
Rendering of A330-200 in Iberia livery
IAG updates Airbus order conversions 
International Airlines Group (IAG)—parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling—has converted options for 20 Airbus 320neos into firm orders.
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