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Roll-Royce sees progress in Trent 1000 engine retrofits 
Rolls-Royce is hopeful that the number of Boeing 787s grounded by Trent 1000 engine problems could drop to single figures by the end of the year.
India, Pakistan close commercial airspace as airstrikes raise tensions 
Airspace over Pakistan and large swathe of northwestern India has been closed to commercial flights after a series of airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between the two countries.
Enders: No-deal Brexit will put British Airbus facilities at risk 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has said the future of the company’s UK plants is at risk if the country opts of a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Rolls-Royce redesigned Trent 1000 compressor blade gains certification 
UK Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce says it has certified a redesigned intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blade for Package C variants of the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787.
Aurigny firms order for three ClearVision-equipped ATR 72-600s 
Aurigny, the airline of the British Channel Island, Guernsey, has firmed up a long-awaited order for a trio of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.
Gatwick flights resume after 36 hours; drone operators still at large 
Flight operations at London Gatwick Airport have been restarted after drone flights forced the closure of its runway for more than 30 hrs.
British Army assist police to find drone pilots in Gatwick disruption 
The British Army has been called in to help police track down drone operators that have paralyzed London Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport since the evening of Dec. 19.
London Gatwick Airport flights deliberately grounded by drones 
Flights to and from London Gatwick Airport in the UK are being deliberately disrupted by unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, operating in the vicinity.
UK eyes greater liberalization of air traffic rights, airspace modernization 
The British government is looking to pursue greater liberalization of air traffic rights and modernize what it calls “obsolete restrictions on airline ownership” in a bid to open competition for UK and international air routes.
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.
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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).
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