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Norwegian Dreamliners to serve London – Singapore route
 

Norwegian LCC Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) announced that it will launch new low-cost non-stop services connecting London Gatwick (LGW) and Singapore Changi (SIN) on September 28, 2017. It will use a 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a two-class configuration offering economy and premium cabins.

 
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Flight attendant loses discrimination suit against Aeroflot
 

A Russian court has rejected a lawsuit filed by an Aeroflot flight attendant who accused the Russian national airline of discrimination based on body size.

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WestJet plans to launch Ultra Low Cost Carrier
 

Canada’s carrier WestJet announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals.

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 Airbus to deliver two more C295s to Kazakhstan
 
 Inflight Wi-Fi challenges satellite broadband delivery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can LCCs survive under African sun?
 

Fastjet is clinging to the dream of becoming Africa’s first successful budget carrier. After several failed attempts it has decided to stir up the management striving to overcome the curse that has plagued all homegrown and imported LCCs trying to conquer the hearts and wallets of Kenyans, Ugandians and other nationals of the 1.2 billion continent.

 
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Boeing Company to lay off more engineers
 

Boeing has warned its employees on April 17, 2017 about another round of involuntary layoffs affecting hundreds of engineers at the commercial aircraft unit. Increasing competition and slowing aircraft sales are quoted to have triggered the decision.

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How crashes influenced modernization of Russia's air fleet
 

In the last year and a half Russia's military aviation has suffered 3 major catastrophes: MiG-29KUB and Su-33 fighters that crashed in Syria and the tragic fate of Tu-154. However, experts say Russia will not be able to solve the problems concerning its military aviation anytime soon.

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 Triumph to supply composite detail for Dreamliner
 
 Upgraded An-2 takes off from Antonov base with record payload
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emirates to cut flights on some US routes
 

Emirates announced plans to reduce flights on five US routes starting in May due to weakened demand after the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration.

 
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Iranian Government shows Qaher F-313 jet trainer
 

The Islamic Republic of Iran has recently shown its homegrown single-seat jet trainer Qaher F-313 which performed a taxi test on April 15, 2017 at the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company, Tehran.

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Embraer sees solid demand for military freighters
 

Embraer sees an export target valued at $1.5 billion for its military freighter aircraft KC-390 which will enter into service in 2018, according to Jackson Schneider, Head of Embraer’s Defence Unit in Rio de Janeiro.

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 Air pax face a bumpier ride due to climate change
 
 Airbus BelugaXL hits the road
 
 
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