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Aviation Week
XL Airways A330-200
France’s XL Airways declares insolvency, stops ticket sales
French airline XL Airways has declared insolvency, citing “great financial difficulties” and stopped selling tickets, in the latest casualty to hit the French airline industry.
Aigle Azur A330-200
Air France, Groupe Dubreuil withdraw Aigle Azur joint offer 
Air France and Groupe Dubreuil, the parent company of Air Caraibes and French Bee, have withdrawn their joint offer for Aigle Azur, saying the French carrier’s social liabilities mean they could not envision an economically viable plan.
Corsair Airbus A330-200
Corsair accelerates all-Airbus fleet transition
French long-haul carrier Corsair is speeding up plans to transition to an all-Airbus fleet as it seeks to grow its fleet and network with the backing of its new shareholder.
Aigle Azur A320
Aigle Azur bidders given extra time to improve offers, save jobs 
France wants the would-be buyers of Aigle Azur’s activities to improve their bids and take on more of its employees, France’s secretary of state for transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said Sept. 17.
Alitalia A320
Alitalia deadline pushed back once again to Oct. 15
A deadline for would-be investors in Alitalia to present their business plan for the relaunch of the bankrupt Italian flag carrier has been pushed back once again, this time to Oct. 15, a union source confirmed to ATW.
Aigle Azur A320 at Paris Orly
Air France, Groupe Dubreuil may team up on Aigle Azur bid 
Air France and Groupe Dubreuil may make a joint offer to take over Aigle Azur’s activities, a French minister said, as a commercial court prepares a decision on the bankrupt French leisure carrier’s future.
Aigle Azur A330-200
Groupe Dubreuil makes offer for Aigle Azur’s Orly slots
Groupe Dubreuil, the parent company of Air Caraïbes and French Bee, is interested in the Paris Orly slots belonging to Aigle Azur, the company’s top executives said Sept. 12.
Alitalia A330-300
Deadline for Alitalia business plan may be delayed again 
A deadline for Alitalia’s rescue consortium to present a business plan looks set to be pushed back once again, the latest delay in a long-running bid to map out a relaunch strategy for the bankrupt airline.
Bidders line up for Aigle Azur takeover as thousands are stranded 
Air France and UK LCC easyJet are among the bidders to express interest in taking over all or part of Aigle Azur, as around 13,000 passengers are stranded after the French airline went into receivership and flights were canceled as of Sept. 7.
Air France voices interest in Aigle Azur as rescue plan sought 
Air France has expressed an interest in French leisure carrier Aigle Azur, which is suspending flight operations in the face of financial and operational difficulties.
IATA: Air freight demand continues to drop on trade tensions
Global demand for air freight dropped 3.2% in July, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year (YOY) volume declines as weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China take their toll.
Aigle Azur to cancel all flights as buyers are sought
French leisure airline Aigle Azur said it will cancel all flight operations as it seeks buyers after entering receivership.
Aigle Azur CEO Yvelin resigns after shareholder row, receivership
Aigle Azur CEO Frantz Yvelin has resigned from his post, after facing down a shareholder coup and seeing the airline placed into receivership.
Court places Aigle Azur into receivership; operations to continue 
Aigle Azur has been placed in receivership and is open to offers from potential buyers, but operations are set to continue as the airline seeks to secure its future.
Widerøe Bombardier Dash 8-300
Rolls-Royce, Widerøe partner on zero emissions aviation 
Rolls-Royce and Widerøe are teaming up to research zero emission aviation as the Scandinavian regional airline aims for an all-electric fleet, in parallel with the Norwegian government’s goal of zero emission domestic flights by 2040.
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