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    AirAsia X net profit down 94% in 1Q
    Long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X reported a first-quarter net profit of MYR10.3 million ($2.3 million), down 94% compared to net profit of MYR179.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

    Longeron upgrade would keep F-15Cs flyingThe release of president Donald Trump s fiscal year 2018 budget, which continues millions of dollars in funding for ongoing upgrades to the Boeing F-15C as well as a new service life-extension programme (SLEP) for the aircraft s longerons has allowed…
    US District Court strikes down FAA recreational drone registry
    In December 2015, the FAA introduced a hurriedly conceived, small-unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) Registration Rule ahead of an expected Christmas surge in drone sales.

    Russia’s Red Wings takes first A321
    Russia’s Red Wings Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A321 with 220 economy seats May 19.

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    Air Serbia reports strong operational performance in 1Q
    Air Serbia has announced what it describes as its strongest ever first-quarter operational results.

    Search and Rescue 2017 ConferenceCo-Located with Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017 Saving lives through coordination, cooperation and innovation. The 5th Annual Search and Rescue 2017 Summit presents an important opportunity to form longterm relationships with fellow SAR opera…
    Qazaq Air to add two more aircraft
    Kazakhstan-based regional carrier Qazaq Air is aiming to grow its fleet to five aircraft within two years.

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    Budget spares U-2 and A-10 from retirementThe US Air Force has no near-term plans to retire two of its most iconic aircraft: the Fairchild Republic A-10 and Lockheed Martin U-2.
    Newark Airport reopens after United Airlines 757 engine fire
    New York Newark Airport has reopened after a United Airlines Boeing 757 had a suspected engine fire while taxiing, leading to minor injuries during the evacuation.

    Turkish Airlines to add a raft of new Middle Eastern servicesTurkish Airlines has disclosed plans to operate nine new seasonal routes across the Middle East this summer.
    Israeli air force to receive unique test F-35Israel's air force will take delivery of an additional Lockheed Martin F-35 in 2020 with a special suite of test instrumentation.
    ​Customers should drive industry IT standards: Emirates’ MuellerIndustry players should "ask 15-year-old kids" what will transform air travel technology rather than attempting to force an agenda on consumers, in the view of Emirates' chief digital and innovation officer Christoph Mueller.
    Israel to boost M-346 capabilitiesThe Israeli air force is upgrading the capabilities of its Leonardo M-346 advanced jet trainers, to equip the "Lavi" with inert training bombs and external fuel tanks.
    PICTURE: First Air Mauritius A350 in final assemblyAir Mauritius is set to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in the fourth quarter of this year, as the jet undergoes final assembly in Toulouse.
    ANALYSIS: Swedish air force returns to Cold War footingSweden is changing. After a lengthy period of shrinking investment in its armed forces and a tactical shift from national defence to developing expeditionary capabilities, Stockholm's focus has reverted to protecting its population against invasion.
    UTair handed two Istanbul routesRussian carrier UTair has been assigned two routes to the Turkish city of Istanbul, replacing the previously-designated carriers.
    Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Completes Successful Flight Trials in NorwayAndoya / Vienna -  Schiebel’s sophisticated Unmanned Air System (UAS) was presented to the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Police Directorate as well as other Nor…
    9 Air seeks approval to go internationalGuangzhou-based low-cost carrier 9 Air has applied to expand its operations beyond the country.
    Acropolis Aviation selects CFM LEAP-1A to power ACJ320neo aircraftGENEVA, Switzerland -  Acropolis Aviation today announced that is has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power its new Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft schedule for delivery in fourth quarter of 2018. Acropolis was the …
    Parallel Ariane 5 mission preparations are underwayThe Spaceport’s ability to support Arianespace’s launch cadence by enabling multiple missions to be readied in parallel is demonstrated once again with the two Ariane 5s currently undergoing processing in French Guiana. Inside the Spacep…
    Leonardo to provide protection against ''ransomware'' cyber threatsLeonardo has presented an innovative cyber intelligence solution to counter and prevent the threat of ransomware, a type of virus which encodes user data and then demands a ransom to release the data. The company made the presentation at the PA Forum…
    China Eastern plans Chengdu-Irkutsk launch in JulyChina Eastern Airlines has applied for traffic rights on the Chengdu-Irkutsk route.
    China Eastern A321 skids off runway at HKIAA China Eastern Airlines Airbus A321 aircraft skidded off the runway at Hong Kong International airport on 24 May, after landing in heavy rain.
    Paris airports operator in talks to divest security armParis airports operator Groupe ADP is holding exclusive talks with business services company Groupe Samsic to divest its majority holding in a specialised airport security subsidiary.
    United 757 evacuates via slides after apparent engine fireThe crew of a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 evacuated passengers via emergency slides at Newark airport on 23 May, after it was alerted to flames on one of its engines.

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