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Airbus A350-900s in formation
Airbus A350-900 cleared for delivery following EASA type certification 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a type certificate for the Airbus A350-900, following a certification program that included more than 2,600 hours of flight testing.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet narrows 1H losses, despite Kenya operation delays 
Low-cost African carrier Fastjet reported a net loss of $34.5 million for the six months ended June 30, reduced from a loss of $41.9 million reported for the same period last year.
Rex Saab 340
Australia’s Rex cuts capacity, considers redundancies after profit drop 
Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) has slashed capacity on several marginal routes in New South Wales (NSW) in what the airline describes as its “most wide ranging network review to date” following a step drop in profits.
EASA clears use of PEDs in transmitting mode through all stages of flight 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) in transmitting mode through all stages of a flight, following a safety assessment process.
Ontario Teachers’ buys out Macquarie to solely own Bristol Airport 
Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has assumed sole ownership of Bristol Airport in the UK, following an agreement to purchase the 50% stake of co-shareholder Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF).
Indra to support NATS deployment of iTEC operations at Prestwick 
UK air navigation services provider (ANSP) NATS has commissioned Spanish-based technology multinational Indra to support deployment of the interoperability Through European Collaboration (iTEC) system in the Prestwick Upper Airspace Center in Scotland.
Abertis agrees to sell last remaining airport asset in Mexico 
Spanish infrastructure company Abertis has nearly completed the divestment of its airport business, following an agreement to sell its 33.33% stake in Aeropuertos Mexicanos del Pacífico (AMP), for $222 million.
Manston Airport sold for redevelopment; still exploring CPO options  1
Kent’s Manston Airport in the UK southeast has been sold for redevelopment to regeneration specialists Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave.
Monarch Airlines A320
Unions back Monarch restructuring, welcome Greybull announcement 
The unions representing Monarch Airlines’ staff have agreed to major concessions on pay and terms and conditions, as part of the UK leisure carrier’s plan to evolve into a scheduled low-cost European airline.
Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200
Air New Zealand-Singapore Airlines alliance to begin in January 
The recently approved alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will officially launch Jan. 6, 2015, marking the return of the New Zealand carrier to Singapore after an absence of almost eight years.
Aireon to offer free global emergency tracking for ADS-B equipped aircraft 
Air traffic surveillance and tracking specialist Aireon said it will offer its Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) global emergency tracking solution free of charge to the aviation community for any automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft.
Bangkok Airways A319
Bangkok Airways IPO targets late October share trading launch 
Bangkok Airways has filed a submission to the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of just under 25% of the company, aimed at generating additional funds for fleet renovation and infrastructure upgrades.
UK airports reducing environmental footprint despite continued traffic growth 
UK airports are reducing their carbon footprint and managing noise despite handling an additional 10 million passengers in the two years to 2012, according to a report published by the Airport Operators Association (AOA).
Europe’s GSA, Eurocontrol partner to optimize aviation policies 
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Eurocontrol have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly contribute to the implementation of European Union GNSS aviation policies.
European air navigation service providers sign ATM cooperation agreement 
The air navigation service providers (ANSPs) of two of Europe’s fledgling functional airspace blocks (FABs) have signed a cooperation agreement to optimize air traffic management in the region.

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