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As Air France strike continues, other conflicts re-emerge 
With negotiations continuing at Air France to end what is now an 11-day pilot strike, labor conflicts at several other European airlines appear to be getting worse.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa reaches key deal with flight attendants 
Lufthansa has made significant progress in achieving labor deals for lower cost operations on long-haul routes after reaching an agreement with UFO, the union representing flight attendants, on how a fleet of Airbus A340s can be used on low-yield routes.
Lufthansa 747-8I
Lufthansa to release new pilot retirement plan Monday 
Lufthansa is expected to release a new pilot retirement plan Monday, the carrier’s latest effort to convince its flight crews that proposed reforms to the early retirement system are not worth the going on strike over.
Transavia 737-800
Air France-KLM details Transavia plans 
Air France-KLM plans to grow the fleet of its low-cost subsidiary Transavia to 100 aircraft by 2017, the group’s chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said.
Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site
Accident report says high-energy objects impacted MH17; notes three other airliners nearby 
Damage found on wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 indicates there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft, according to a Dutch Safety Board accident report.
Air Algerie AH2017 wreckage
Air Algerie MD-83 wreckage found in Mali; no survivors 
The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 (AH5017) has been found in a “disintegrated state” in the Gossi region of northeastern Mali, near the border of Burkina Faso, according to French President Francois Hollande.
Wreckages of Malaysia Airlines MH17
Malaysia Airlines 777 crashes over Ukraine: missile strike suspected 
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with 280 passengers and 15 crew crashed Thursday in Ukraine, killing everyone on board and sparking a massive international political crisis as evidence pointed to the aircraft being shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
Airbus chief bullish for Asia-Pacific market despite challenges 
Airbus’s top commercial executive said the manufacturer needs to be cautious in managing its order book in the Asia-Pacific, but he sees no signs of a crisis in this critical aircraft market.
Bombardier Q400 NextGen
Bombardier to launch Q400 combi 
Bombardier is about to launch a combi version of the Q400 turboprop.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air pulls initial public offering 
Hungarian carrier Wizz Air decided to stop the planned initial public offering (IPO) at the last minute due to the “current market volatility in the airline sector.”
British Airways A380
British Airways sees cost, mix benefits of A380 operations 
British Airways has started using its Airbus A380s as a tool to reduce frequencies on trunk routes without cutting capacity and is pleased with the initial results, according to British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh.
A320 in Final Assembly Line production
Airbus to raise single-aisle production rate 
Airbus is raising the production rate of its narrowbody line.
Airbus sees no quick ATR 90-seater launch 
The chances of ATR getting approval from both of its shareholders quickly for a new large turboprop are looking remote, judging from comments made by Airbus Group chief strategy officer Marwan Lahoud at the company’s annual press conference in Toulouse.

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