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    Wow Air to take A330neos for large fleet expansionIcelandic budget carrier Wow Air is taking four Airbus A330-900s in a substantial expansion of its fleet.
    What's up with Stratobus?There’s been a lot of buzz about the Stratobus concept, first when it was introduced during the 2014 at Thales’ Innovation Days, then on the Net and social networks before the press also made it front page news. In a few short months Stratobus be…
    Brussels Airlines to absorb Thomas Cook's Belgian carrierBrussels Airlines is to take a dominant position in the operations of leisure group Thomas Cook s Belgian arm.
    Cultural shift needed to tackle go-around failures: analysisSafety investigators are warning that failing to comply with go-around policies is ingrained as an accepted norm by the airline industry, and that a broad cultural shift is necessary to reduce the threat it presents.
    NASA's JWST Completes Acoustic and Vibration TestsAt NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are merely two of the many that spacecraft and instr…
    Rockwell Collins to highlight latest communications, training, networking and perimeter protection solutionsRockwell Collins, a trusted avionics and communications leader present in Brazil for more than 40 years, will highlight its strong customer relationships and advanced offerings for Latin America during LAAD Defense & Security 2017 in Rio de Janei…
    GKN Aerospace's Fokker business launches sharing platformToday, GKN Aerospace's Fokker business launched a brand new sharing platform for regional aircraft operators and lessors named The platform provides regional airlines with an efficient online meeting point to work together en…
    ​Airbus, Indonesian industry to discuss A400M possibilitiesAirbus Defence & Space has signed a letter of intent with an Indonesian company related to Jakarta s possible purchase of the A400M transport aircraft.
    Scoot 787 and Emirates A380 clip wings at ChangiThe wing of a Scoot Boeing 787-9 and the wing fence of an Emirates Airbus A380 came into contact at 1:30 on 30 March at Singapore Changi International airport.
    TIACA welcomes klm cargo and icelandair cargo as new trustee membersMiami, USA, Wednesday, 29th March 2017 – KLM Cargo and Icelandair Cargo have been announced as TIACA’s newest trustee members. Both organisations are long-standing TIACA members, and the new status means they will help elect the Board of Director…
    Embraer Flies the E195-E2 ahead of scheduleTen months after the first flight of the E190-E2, today Embraer performed the inaugural flight of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule. This Wednesday, the E195-E2, the largest aircraft of the family-and the most efficient aircraft in t…
    Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas HudnerThe Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Saturday, April 1 during a 11:30 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The future Thomas Hudner is named in honor of …
    ​Air Combat Commander hints at rapid acquisition for new standoff aircraftThe US Air Force could field its Penetrating Counterair platform on a fast track, according to the service s head of Air Combat Command.
    United had proposed JV in offer: AviancaUnited Airlines offer to prospective partner Avianca involves a joint venture, says the Latin American airline in its lawsuit against a minority shareholder that is seeking to block a tie-up between the two carriers.
    Aircraft/Manufacturer Briefs-March 29, 2017
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    ALPA wants aviation exemption to Trump’s regulatory rollback
    The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) wants US President Donald Trump to exempt aviation safety and security rules from his administration’s new, so-called “two-for-one” deregulation effort.

    Aegean Airlines Group 2016 revenues surpasses $1 billion
    Aegean Airlines Group hit €1 billion in full-year revenue for the first time in 2016, up 6% over $983 million in revenue for 2015.

    Need for Speed Propels Global 7000 Aircraft to Mach 0.995 in Early Flight TestingBombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that its Global 7000 aircraft flight test program continues to progress well, with two Global 7000 flight test vehicles currently flying. Both flight test vehicles have been demonstrating excellent reliabi…
    PICTURES: E195-E2 makes first flight in normal fly-by-wire modeLaunching a two-year flight test campaign for Brazil s largest commercial aircraft in history, Embraer completed a 2h-long first flight of the E195-E2 test aircraft in Sao Jose dos Campos on 29 March with the regional jet s fly-by-wire system engaged…
    Embraer E195-E2 achieves first flight ahead of schedule
    The Embraer E195-E2, the largest next-generation E-Jet variant, has completed its first flight from São José dos Campos, Brazil.

    Alaska to fly Virgin America's A320s through 2024Alaska Airlines will operate Virgin America s Airbus A320 family fleet through at least 2024, as it targets a decision on its long-term fleet mix by the end of this year.
    AirBaltic expresses confidence as profits slip
    Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic saw its net profit for 2016 drop sharply to €1.2 million ($1.3 million) in 2016 from €19.5 million in 2015 as the carrier encountered falling yields.

    Global 7000 hits M0.995 in high-speed testsBombardier has flown the Global 7000 prototype at speeds up to Mach 0.995 five months after launching the flight test programme, the company says on 29 March.
    Cityhopper phases out Fokkers as Embraer fleet evolves
    KLM Cityhopper, the Dutch flag carrier’s regional arm, expects to have disposed of its remaining Fokker 70 jets by October this year, CEO Boet Kreiken said March 29.

    Etihad to make iPads available on US-bound flights
    Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will make iPads available for first- and business-class passengers to use on US-bound flights starting April 2.

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