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    Oman Air boosts fleet with New Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerOman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with three new additions to the fleet already this year. The latest aircraft is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which joined the fleet on 23rd Februa…
    Air Serbia records operational growth in 2016 as network expands to New YorkKey results in 2016: Passenger numbers grow 3 per cent to 2.62 million Cargo uplift increases 31 per cent to 4,913 tonnes Totals ASKs rise 11 per cent to 4.06 billion Seat load factor increases to 72.4 percentage points Five new routes including Belg…
    Delta names new Seattle VP
    Delta Air Lines has named John Caldwell its new VP-Seattle as Mike Medeiros transitions to his new role as COO at Aeromexico.

    Atlas has acquired all 20 767s to be operated for Amazon
    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has secured all 20 Boeing 767-300s it will wet lease to Amazon, according to president and CEO Bill Flynn.

    F-35 to fight ISIS in a few yearsThe US Air Force s F-35A will fight ISIS in the near future, but don t expect to see the Lockheed Martin Lightning II flying over Iraq or Syria this year.
    UPS tests UAV launched from delivery truck’s roof
    United Parcel Service (UPS) has conducted a test delivery in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from the top of a delivery truck and carried a package in a residential area.

    IAG satisfied with long-haul deliveries shuffleIAG has shuffled the delivery schedule of new twin-aisle aircraft, having previously indicated that it was reviewing its long-haul fleet development.
    Flybe Dash 8 Q400 landing gear collapses at Amsterdam Schiphol
    A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 twin turboprop suffered a landing accident at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) Feb. 23.

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    Germany’s Condor expands US services
    German leisure carrier Condor Airlines has outlined what it called the largest US expansion in its 60-year history.

    ANA Holdings increases stake in LCC Peach to 67%
    All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings has extended control over Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation, as it acquires a greater share of the joint venture.

    AirBaltic to launch CS300 long-haul flights to Abu Dhabi
    Latvian carrier airBaltic plans to launch 4X-weekly Riga-Abu Dhabi Bombardier CS300 service beginning Oct. 29, in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the Riga-based carrier announced Feb. 24.

    Air Lease Corp. 2016 net profit up 48% to $375 million
    Los Angeles-based commercial aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted a 2016 net profit of $374.9 million, up 48% from $253.4 million net income in 2015.

    Chinese carriers increasing flights to the Philippines
    Chinese airlines are rapidly increasing flights to the Philippines following the relaxing of visa requirements between the two countries in October 2016.

    TP400 engine fix nearing completion: MTUGerman engine specialist MTU expects that a final fix for the power gearbox issues on the Airbus A400M s Europrop International (EPI) TP400-D6 engines will be installed from September.
    Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017 ConferenceWe are thrilled to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017, taking place on 29th and 30th March, Central London, UK. Firmly established as the leadi…
    Air Caraibes chief describes 2016 strike as 'very good thing'Air Caraibes chief executive Marc Rochet believes that last year's strike in reaction to the creation of long-haul low-cost offshoot French Blue was a "very good thing" for the two airlines.
    Wearable Technologies Market Ready to Charge Into the Multi-Billion Dollars ZoneThe trend toward separating computing and sensing technology is accelerating, enhanced by the shrinking size of components that provide the user with far superior capacity than similar components of greater size and power demand. The U.S. Government …
    OPINION: Should A400M partners prop up Airbus?Even for a programme with a history as chequered as the A400M, Airbus chief executive Tom Enders latest critique of the troubled airlifter was astonishingly frank and packed with intent.
    M28 tour to showcase Skytruck's commercial potentialBuoyed by its position within Lockheed Martin s global group of companies, Sikorsky subsidiary PZL Mielec is optimistic of driving fresh sales of its M28 Skytruck in several regions of the world.
    Phenom 300, World's Most Delivered Business JetEmbraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year tha…
    BOC Aviation Delivers First Of Six New Airbus A321ceo Aircraft To FinnairBOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of six new Airbus A321CEO aircraft to Finnish national carrier Finnair. The remaining five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2017. …
    GE Aviation building U.S. blueprint to industrialize CMCsEVENDALE, Ohio - February 24, 2017 - The amount of CMC raw material used for GE Aviation will be approximately 20 times greater this year than it was in 2007. To get there, the business is building the blueprint to CMC industrialization. GE Aviation …
    TransDigm Group Prices Offering of $300 Million of Additional Senior Subordinated NotesCLEVELAND, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated ("TransDigm Group") (NYSE: TDG) announced today that on February 24, 2017, its wholly-owned subsidiary, TransDigm Inc. (the "Company"), priced its private offering of an additional…
    ANA Holdings: Changes in Peach Aviation's capital structureFebruary 24, 2017 - The three shareholders in Peach Aviation Limited (hereafter 'Peach') -- ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (hereafter 'ANA HD'), First Eastern Aviation Holdings Limited (hereafter 'FE'), and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (hereafter 'INCJ…

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