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Aviation Week
Norwegian names new CEO
Norwegian Air Shuttle has appointed Jacob Schram as its new CEO, filling the gap left when co-founder and long-standing CEO Bjorn Kjos left the low-cost airline in July.
Atlantia: ‘Conditions not yet met’ to join rescue of bankrupt Alitalia
Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said conditions had not yet been met for it to join the planned rescue of Alitalia, adding further doubt to plans for the bankrupt carrier’s future as the latest deadline for the presentation of a formal business plan approaches.
Rendering of A321XLR in GECAS livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: GECAS inks firm order for Airbus A330neos, A321XLRs
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 12 new generation Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs, Airbus said Nov. 19 at the Dubai Airshow.
EasyJet A320
CAE, easyJet ink cadet pilot training deal
Training specialist CAE has signed a long-term agreement to train 1,000 new cadet pilots for UK LCC easyJet on a multi-crew pilot license (MPL) program.
Rendering of A350-1000 in Air Caraibes’ livery
France’s Air Caraibes to use A350-1000 to boost winter frequencies
French airline Air Caraibes is boosting frequencies in its winter schedule, with the arrival of an Airbus A350-1000 set for January 2020.
Alitalia Airbus A320
Alitalia still faces uncertain future; Delta reaffirms 10% stake plan
Delta Air Lines has reiterated that it is considering taking a 10% stake in Alitalia as part of its relaunch, as the latest deadline for a business plan for the Italian airline approaches amidst ongoing uncertainty about the makeup of its rescue consortium.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Norwegian to add new nonstop US-Europe services
Norwegian Air Shuttle will add seasonal nonstop routes from Chicago to Paris and Rome, and from Denver to Rome next summer.
Finance ministers call for European aviation tax
Nine European finance ministers have called on the incoming European Commission to make progress on a European aviation tax as part of efforts to reduce the airline industry’s environmental impact.
Emirates 1H net income soars, but warns of headwinds
Emirates Airline saw its net profit nearly quadruple in the first half of its financial year, but warned that stiff competition would put pressure on the aviation industry in the second half.
Norwegian raises new capital with share sale, bond issue 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has raised NOK2.5 billion ($273 million) through a share sale and bond issue, leaving it “fully funded through 2020 and beyond,” the LCC said.
Air France-KLM outlines fleet strategy overhaul 
Air France-KLM has detailed plans to simplify its fleet and hopes to decide between Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s to replace its A380s in the coming weeks as the company sets out a new long-term strategy to better compete in a tough European operating environment.
Ryanair 1H net income flat; warns of slower growth on MAX delays 
Ryanair posted a flat net profit of €1.15 billion ($1.28 billion) for the first half of its 2020 fiscal year and lowered its 2021 growth outlook because of the delayed deliveries of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Iberia A330-200
IAG’s Iberia to acquire Air Europa, boosting Madrid hub 
International Airlines Group (IAG) Spanish airline subsidiary Iberia plans to buy Air Europa from its current owner Globalia in a €1 billion ($1.12 billion) deal that is set to transform its Madrid base into a “true rival” to Europe’s biggest hub airports.
Investors acquire Thomas Cook’s Nordic airline 
A group of investors has agreed to buy the Ving Group, which includes the Nordic airline of collapsed UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook.
Air France-KLM 3Q net profit down 53% on declining unit revenue 
Air France-KLM reported a 2019 third-quarter net profit of €366 million ($450 million), down 53.4% from €786 million in the year-ago quarter.
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