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The future location of Terminal 4 appears in light blue
Paris CDG airport to open consultation for capacity expansion
Groupe ADP, which manages Paris airports, is preparing for the consultation phase of a major capacity expansion program at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
ATR: Enhanced vision system, new cargo aircraft on track
Turboprop manufacturer ATR is on schedule with the development of a wearable enhanced vision system and the ATR 72-600F cargo aircraft, and is gearing up for the launch of a short takeoff and landing (STOL) variant of the ATR 42, CEO Stefano Bortoli said.
Air France Boeing 777-200 at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Air France-KLM CEO asks for Paris airports improvements 
Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith has asked the French Senate for improvements at Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports, hoping the ongoing privatization process will be an opportunity.
Airbus delivered 20 A220s in 2018
Airbus delivers more aircraft, receives fewer orders in 2018 
Airbus set a new company record last year, at 800 commercial aircraft deliveries, while orders slowed down compared to 2017.
Airbus A330 in production
Airbus achieves 800 commercial aircraft deliveries in 2018 
Airbus has confirmed it “achieved 800 commercial aircraft deliveries” in 2018, thus concluding the year in a close finish against Boeing, which handed over 806 commercial aircraft.
Singapore lessor Avation to acquire eight ATR 72-600s 
Singapore-based lessor Avation has exercised its options with ATR to acquire eight ATR 72-600 turboprops.
Eurocontrol, Brazil ATC begin long-haul flight data exchange 
European air traffic management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol and Brazil’s department of airspace control DECEA have begun exchanging long-haul flight data in real time in a bid to increase airspace capacity.
EASA certifies Airbus-ENAC cadet program 
EASA has certified a pilot cadet training program jointly developed by Airbus and Toulouse-based civil aviation university ENAC.
Airbus aims to have higher-weight A330neo in service in mid-2020 
Airbus is targeting mid-2020 to have the increased gross weight version of the A330neo in service.
Inmarsat, European ANSPs to cooperate on ATM data link 
Inmarsat has signed agreements with five major air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in support of Iris, a European program aimed at increasing the use of data link services to support controller-pilot communications and improve trajectory management.
Spain’s Volotea expects continued growth in 2019 
Volotea, a Spanish LCC specializing in point-to-point service between Europe’s secondary cities, plans on steady growth in fleet, network and revenues next year
Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre
A4E calls for action on European ATM bottlenecks 
The latest in a long series of calls for improved air traffic management (ATM) in Europe has come from Airlines for Europe (A4E), whose 15 members account for 70% of the continent’s air travel.
ATR forecasts China will need 1,100 turboprops by 2037 
Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has released its first-ever market forecast focused on China, estimating the thus-far-nonexistent market for regional turboprops will need 1,100 aircraft, worth $25.6 billion, by 2037.
Japan Air Commuter receives first ATR 72 turboprop 
Japan Airlines (JAL) subsidiary Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of a 70-seat ATR 72-600, the first ATR 72 in Japan.
Safran: CFM on track to hit LEAP delivery year-end target 
French aerospace firm Safran has confirmed CFM International’s target of handing over 1,100 LEAP engines for Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies in 2018, emphasizing it is gradually bringing delivery delays down to zero.
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