Anne Paylor

Dutch Safety Board will publish final MH17 report in October 
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has said it will publish its final report on the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Oct. 13, 2015.
Pacific Rim ANSPs implement 14-minute oceanic flight tracking 
Pacific Rim air navigation services providers (ANSPs) Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand and FAA are now using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) technology to track aircraft across the Pacific Ocean every 14 minutes.
Air New Zealand posts record profit for FY2015 
Air New Zealand has reported a net profit of NZD327 million ($213 million) for the financial year ended 30 June 2015, an increase of 24% over the NZD 263 million reported for the previous financial year.
Fiji Airways A330-200
Fiji Airways posts $8.2 million operating profit in 1H 
Fiji Airways reported a first-half 2015 operating profit before tax of FJD17.5 million ($8.2 million), up 16.5% from FJD15.4 million in the year-ago half.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X 2Q losses compounded by unforeseen external factors 
Malaysia-based long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X reported a 2015 second-quarter net loss of MYR133 million ($35.2 million).
Qantas aircraft at Sydney Airport
Qantas secures Sydney’s Terminal 3 to mid-2025 
Sydney Airport must pay Qantas AUD535 million ($394 million) to curtail the 30-year lease the Australian carrier holds on the airport’s Terminal 3.
Cathay Pacific A330-300
Cathay Pacific posts sharp rise in 1H profits on reduced costs 
Cathay Pacific Group reported a first-half net profit of HK$1.97 billion ($254 million), up nearly sixfold from HK$347 million net profit in the year-ago half.
Aer Lingus 757-200
IAG seals deal for Aer Lingus  2
British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed its deal to acquire Aer Lingus after Ryanair formally agreed to sell its 30% share in Aer Lingus.
Turkish Airlines A330-300
Turkish Airlines posts 1H net profit of $406 million 
Turkish Airlines reported a first-half 2015 consolidated net profit of $406 million, more than quadrupled from net profit of $88 million in the year-ago period.
Ireland criticized for using public funds for ‘aviation black holes’ 
The European NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has criticized the Irish government for using €42.5 million ($47.1 million) of public funds for underused regional airports.
Etihad 787-9
Etihad investment in Jet Airways generates benefits for both carriers 
Etihad Airways’ strategic investment in India’s Jet Airways is delivering “strong results for both airlines,” the two carriers said this week.
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.
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