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Gatwick proposes using standby runway for additional capacity 
London Gatwick Airport’s new draft master includes a controversial plan to use the standby runway to provide additional capacity.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9
Virgin Atlantic wants UK to address Heathrow immigration waits 
Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing list of airlines expressing concerns about immigration queues at London Heathrow Airport.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine issues cost $729 million in 1H 
Rolls-Royce has taken a £554 million ($729 million) hit over problems with the Trent 1000 engine, which powers the Boeing 787.
Airbus commercial aircraft revenue up 1.7% in 1H 
Airbus’ commercial aircraft segment generated €18.2 billion ($21.2 billion) in revenue over the first half of 2018, up 1.7% from €17.9 billion in 1H 2017; EBIT came to €773 million for the first six months of 2018, more than doubling the segment’s €381 million EBIT during the same period last year.
Enders criticizes British government on lack of Brexit progress 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has accused the British government of having “no clue, or no consensus” of how to achieve Brexit—when the UK leaves the European Union (EU)—without severe harm.
A demonstrator holds the EU and UK flags outside the Houses of Parliament.
Airbus: Hard Brexit could heavily impact UK operations, supply chain 
Airbus said it will need to reconsider its footprint, investments and dependency on the UK in the event of a hard Brexit, when the UK leaves the European Union (EU).
Rolls-Royce axes 4,600 jobs in restructuring plan 
Rolls-Royce plans to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years in a bid to save £400 million ($537 million) a year.
Rendering of Pier 6 western extension
Gatwick Airport invests further $1.48 billion on infrastructure growth 
London’s Gatwick Airport will spend an additional £1.11 billion ($1.48 billion) on infrastructure to enable it to deal with a predicted 53 million passengers a year by 2023.
Rolls-Royce discovers problems with other Trent engines 
Rolls-Royce is widening the scope of checks on the Trent 1000 family of engines after issues were found in other derivatives of the Boeing 787 engine.
British government backs London Heathrow expansion 
The British government has given its long-awaited backing to the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport in a major milestone toward the construction of a third runway.
LATAM Boeing 787
Rolls-Royce speeds up permanent Trent 1000 engine fix 
Rolls-Royce is accelerating the process of inspections and the development of a permanent fix for the issues impacting its Trent 1000 Package C engine powering the Boeing 787.
Australia & Netherlands hold Russia accountable for MH17 shootdown 
The Australian and Netherlands governments are holding Russia responsible for the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
MH17 shoot-down Russian army unit identified 
The surface-to-air missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777, belonged to the Russian armed forces, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said May 24.
Arora Group unveils Heathrow expansion proposal 
The owners of an international hotel chain have revealed their visions for a new terminal to serve a future expanded London Heathrow Airport.
LATAM Boeing 787
Rolls-Royce warns 787 operators of more Trent 1000 engine checks 
Rolls-Royce has warned airlines that additional checks of its Trent 1000 engine powering the Boeing 787 will be needed to resolve ongoing issues with the engine’s compressor.
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