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Alitalia A330-300
Alitalia short-listed bidders given deadline 
A short list of interested parties will get access to Alitalia’s data room and have until July 21 to submit non-binding proposals for the carrier’s future to its special administrators, Alitalia said in a statement.
Airbus to add combo recorders on long-range aircraft
Airbus will fit new fixed and deployable combined flight data and voice recorders as standard on long-range aircraft starting in 2019 in a bid to make it easier to find aircraft wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian considers feeder flights with easyJet, Ryanair 
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is talking to the UK’s easyJet and Ireland’s Ryanair about linking up its low-cost long-haul flights and their low-cost short-haul flights in a feeder arrangement.
Brexit uncertainty creates biggest risk for European airports 
Europe’s airports believe uncertainty surrounding the UK’s planned exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, is the biggest risk facing the sector, delegates told the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe general assembly.
Alitalia Boeing 777-200
Alitalia special commissioners begin sale process 
Alitalia’s special commissioners have called on parties willing to buy or restructure the insolvent airline to express their interest in doing so.
A laptop passes a US Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.
EU seeks US cooperation on electronics ban
European officials have invited their US counterparts to Europe for talks on aviation security in a bid to make their voices heard, as European airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean brace for an expected extension of the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins.
Alitalia A330-200
Italy arranging emergency bridge loan to keep Alitalia flying 
Italy is preparing an emergency bridge loan to keep Alitalia going, in hopes of finding a buyer, after employees derailed the carrier’s turnaround plan by rejecting a labor agreement.
Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F
United, Lufthansa ink cargo joint venture 
Chicago-based United Airlines and Frankfurt-based Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for “extensive” cargo cooperation on routes between the US and Europe.
AIX 2017: SITAONAIR’s upgraded mobile service gives airlines choice 
Global air transport IT specialist SITA’s connected aircraft business SITAONAIR sees growing demand for its inflight internet and upgraded onboard mobile services as airlines seek to offer their customers choice, VP-strategy, portfolio & marketing Dominique El Bez said at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg.
AIX 2017: Gogo sees growth potential in Middle East and Asia 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo sees good prospects for signing up more airline customers, in particular in the Middle East and Asia, after its selection as a lead supplier by Airbus and its deal with Virgin Australia.
AIX 2017: ViaSat expects to put ViaSat2 in service by year-end 
Carlsbad, California-based broadband services company ViaSat sees its ViaSat2 Ka-band satellite entering service by the end of 2017 despite social unrest in French Guiana, which is delaying launches from Europe’s Kourou Spaceport.
AIX 2017: Honeywell sees growing demand for onboard connectivity 
Honeywell Aerospace sees rising demand for onboard connectivity, with the effects likely to be felt far beyond the passenger cabin.
AIX 2017: Airbus appoints Gogo as lead connectivity supplier 
Airbus has named inflight connectivity provider Gogo as a lead supplier for its high bandwidth connectivity (HBC) program, paving the way for Gogo’s 2Ku satellite technology, which allows passengers to access streaming-video speeds on board, to be line-fit to Airbus A320 family, A330 and A380 aircraft.
A380 New Forward Stairs option on display.
AIX 2017: Airbus unveils A380 new cabin stairs option 
Airbus has unveiled the latest in a series of cabin upgrades for the A380, which together will allow airlines to add around 80 more seats and boost revenues, the Toulouse-based manufacturer said.
Hawaiian’s A321neo interior
AIX 2017: Hawaiian refurbishes A330 cabins as it prepares for A321neos 
Hawaiian Airlines is revamping cabin interiors across the bulk of its fleet with the arrival of its first Airbus A321neos expected in the fourth quarter and a retrofit of its A330s well underway.
Blogs & Commentary
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Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

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