Anne Paylor

Air Malta A319
Air Malta misses restructuring target, but heads in right direction 
Air Malta reported a pre-tax loss of €16.2 million ($20.3 million) for the financial year ended March 31, well short of the €3.3 million profit targeted in the airline’s restructuring plan, but almost halved from a loss of €31 million reported in the previous financial year.
Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus 3Q operating profit up 19% 
Irish carrier Aer Lingus reported an operating profit of €112.9 million ($142 million) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 19% from the €94.9 million reported for the year-ago quarter.
Finnair A320
Finnair losses deepen despite cost-cutting, restructuring efforts 
Finnair Group reported a net profit of €16.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, down 38.3% from €27 million for the same period last year.
Iberia A330
IAG posts improved 3Q results due to improved cost discipline at Iberia 
International Airlines Group (IAG) reported a net profit of €598 million ($749 million) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 3.1% from €580 million in the year-ago period.
ENGAGE II demonstrates viability of varying speeds, altitudes in North Atlantic airspace 
NAV CANADA—an efficiency initiative led by Canada’s air navigation services provider (ANSP)—has demonstrated the viability and safety of aircraft varying speeds and altitudes while transiting the North Atlantic (NAT) in airspace beyond the range of conventional surveillance systems.
Etihad signs two-month Aventus NowCast evaluation agreement 
Etihad Airways has signed a commercial agreement with Swedish digital air traffic management products supplier AVTECH to implement its Aventus NowCast Descent service for Etihad's operations into London Heathrow, Abu Dhabi and Jakarta airports.
Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800
Norwegian 3Q net profit down 14% on US DOT approval delays 
Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a net profit of NOK373.8 million ($57 million) for the third quarter, down 14% from the NOK435.9 million reported during the same period in 2013.
Rendering of A350 XWB and A330
Airbus A350 XWB, A330 gains common type rating for pilot training 
The Airbus A350 XWB and A330 have been approved for common type rating for pilots training to fly the aircraft.
Air France A319
Air France launches biofuel flights on Toulouse-Orly route 
Air France is operating a series of flights powered by biofuels on its Toulouse-Paris Orly route between now and next September to showcase its Lab’line For the Future project.
Avinor warns of possible delays during Norwegian airspace reform 
Norway’s air navigation services provider (ANSP) Avinor is preparing to implement the largest airspace reorganization ever undertaken in Norway on Nov. 13.
Blackpool Airport reportedly heavily in debt when it closed 
As anticipated, UK regional Blackpool Airport closed Oct. 15, reportedly owing £21 million ($34 million).
Eurocontrol launches alternative to ICAO wake turbulence separation 
Eurocontrol has redefined standard aircraft wake turbulence separation minima for final approach and departure in a bid to increase runway throughput and efficiency at Europe’s airports.
European Commission to audit exit screening in Ebola-affected countries 
A high-level meeting of 21 European health ministers, co-organized by the Italian Presidency and the European Commission, has failed to reach common ground on the issue of entry screening at Europe’s airports for passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia reduces 1Q losses, but consumer demand remains weak 
Virgin Australia reported an underlying loss before tax of AUD45 million ($40 million) for the first quarter of the 2015 financial year.
Eurocontrol monitoring impact of Ebola outbreak on European aviation 
The Eurocontrol Network Manager and the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC)—set up by the European Commission and Eurocontrol to support coordination of the response to network crisis situations—say they are monitoring the evolution of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its potential impact on European aviation.

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