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Xiamen Airlines takes its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery
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Xiamen Airlines takes its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery

Xiamen Airlines (China) took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on May 22, 2018, in Seattle (U.S.), expanding...

Rising fuel prices part 2: impact on airline profitability
Finance
Rising fuel prices part 2: impact on airline profitability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates the jet fuel price average for this year will rise above th...

Rising fuel prices part 1: airline shakeout in the books?
Finance
Rising fuel prices part 1: airline shakeout in the books?

As of May 11, 2018, the International Air Transport Association estimates the jet fuel price average for this year will...

Singapore Airlines to bring SilkAir under its wing post 2020
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Singapore Airlines to bring SilkAir under its wing post 2020

SIA announced on May 18, 2018, that its regional brand, SilkAir, will undergo cabin upgrade starting 2020, ultimately me...

Another executive shakeup: United’s CFO abruptly steps down
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Another executive shakeup: United’s CFO abruptly steps down

United Airlines announced on May 17, 2018, that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Andrew Levy is stepping down after ser...

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise eyes massive airliner order
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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise eyes massive airliner order

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the leading aircraft leasing companies on the market, is currently negotiating...

Swedish NextJet declares bankruptcy
Finance
Swedish NextJet declares bankruptcy

NextJet, a Swedish regional airline created in 2002 and based in Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), announced ending...

Air France-KLM names interim execs after abrupt CEO resignation
Promotions & appointments
Air France-KLM names interim execs after abrupt CEO resignation

The board of directors of Air France-KLM has set up a temporary governance. Anne-Marie Couderc has been appointed as non...

Promotions & appointments
Turbulence in highest ranks: Airbus CFO follows CEO exit in 2019

On May 14, 2018, Airbus announced that CFO Harald Wilhelm decided to leave the company in 2019. The finance chief is fol...

Deals & Transactions
After years of financial difficulty, UTair orders 30 B737 MAX 8

Russian airline UTair has placed an order on thirty Boeing 737 MAX 8s, according to Boeing order book The estimated pric...

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Second attempt to sell Corsair sees two investors

The management board of Corsair International, the French TUI subsidiary, revealed two recovery projects on May, 4, 2018...

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China plans charter flights to North Korea

Ten Chinese travel agencies are planning charter flights between Chengdu and Pyongyang, says South Korean news agency Yo...

Qatar Airways order from Airbus will include A321LR
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Qatar Airways order from Airbus will include A321LR

In an interview to Aerotelegraph, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said that some of the 50 A321neos the airline has ord...

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US exit of Iran deal threatens billions of dollars in aviation

The President of the United States Donald Trump announced on May 8, 2018 his intention to pull out from Iranian nuclear...

Deals & Transactions
Lufthansa acquires 16 Boeing & Airbus planes

The supervisory Board of Lufthansa approved on May 7, 2018 the order of 16 new planes from both Boeing and Airbus, for a...