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Perry Flint

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Paris Air Show Preview 
A plethora of airframe and engine programs should keep the chalets crowded.
Air France 447 FDR data show aircraft remained stalled in final minutes of flight 
Air France 447 took less than four minutes to fall from approximately 38,000 ft. into the waters of the South Atlantic following the disengagement of the autopilot on the Airbus A330-200, according to an interim report released by the French BEA Friday that is based on CVR and FDR analysis.
Air France FDR data show aircraft remained stalled in final minutes of flight 
Air France 447 took less than four minutes to fall from approximately 38,000 ft. into the waters of the South Atlantic following the disengagement of the autopilot on the Airbus A330-200, according to an interim report released by the French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) Friday that is based on CVR and FDR analysis
Southwest says Business Select, Early Bird initiatives contributing to strong revenue growth 

Southwest Airlines Senior VP and CFO Laura Wright said that specific revenue initiatives undertaken by the carrier helped to boost sales by $2.2 billion between 2007 and 2010, exceeding the carrier's target of growing top-line revenue by $1.5 billion. Addressing the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference, available via webcast,Wright noted that the revenue growth was achieved "on capacity that was slightly down" from 2007."

US Justice Dept. investigates GDSs for antitrust violations 
US Dept. of Justice has launched an investigation into whether conduct by the Global Distribution Systems violates US antitrust law.
US Justice Dept. investigating GDSs for antitrust violations 
US Dept. of Justice has launched an investigation into whether conduct by Global Distribution Systems violates US antitrust law. American Airlines on Friday announced it had received a "Civil Investigative Demand" from DOJ's Antitrust Division "requesting that American provide information relevant" to the investigation.
Delta, transatlantic JV partners, to cut transatlantic capacity 7%-9% this fall 
SkyTeam members Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM and Alitalia announced they will reduce transatlantic capacity between Europe and the US and Canada offered through their joint venture by 7%-9% this fall in response to significantly higher fuel prices "and fluctuating seasonal demand."
22 killed in Argentine plane crash 
[CORRECTED VERSION] A Saab 340 (LV-CEJ) operated by Argentine carrier Sol Lineas Aereas crashed Wednesday evening, killing all 19 passengers and three crewmembers onboard the aircraft.
Airbus appears to gain edge in WTO case on state aid 
Airbus and Boeing both claimed victory in Wednesday's ruling by the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, the latest round of their dispute over government support that is in its sixth year.
TAM first-quarter income soars 
Brazil's TAM Linhas Aereas, which has announced an agreement to merge with Chile's LAN Airlines, reported first-quarter net income of BRL128.8 million ($78.6 million), a major turnaround from a loss of BRL70.9 million in the year-ago period.
Airbus AIT ‘does not include safety recommendation’ in AF447 investigation 
Airbus confirmed Tuesday that based on the continuing investigation by the French Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses into the causes of the crash of Air France 447 it issued an Accident Information Telex to its customers that "does not include any safety recommendation at this stage of the investigation."
Airbus AIT based on AF447 investigation 'does not include safety recommendation' 
Airbus confirmed Tuesday that based on the continuing investigation by the French Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses into the causes of the crash of Air France 447 it issued an Accident Information Telex to its customers that "does not include any safety recommendation at this stage of the investigation."
ARC ticket sales up less than 2% in April compared to last year 
ARC reported that ticket sales volume through participating travel agencies climbed just 1.7% in April compared to the same month in 2010 to $7.34 billion.
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Jun 25, 2019
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US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

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PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

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PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

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