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Garuda optimistic on 2018Garuda Indonesia is targeting to increase revenue to $4.9 billion this year and will continue to cut costs and optimise efficiency.
Trent blade issues impact all RR-powered 787-9s, Boeing saysBoeing officials say they are working with Rolls-Royce on pervasive durability problems with a large subset of the Trent 1000 fleet that has grounded multiple 787-9s for long periods.
Trent blade issues impact all RR-powered 787-9s, Boeing saysBoeing officials say they are working with Rolls-Royce on pervasive durability problems with a large subset of the Trent 1000 fleet that has grounded multiple 787-9s for long periods.
​Qantas names new heads for loyalty, customer rolesQantas Airways has named a new head for its loyalty unit, as well as new chief customer officer.
Bombardier asks trade panel to reopen record ahead of voteBombardier has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) the body that in two days will rule on the Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute to accept new information about the range of Embraer's E190-E2 jet.
Bombardier asks trade panel to reopen record ahead of voteBombardier has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) the body that in two days will rule on the Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute to accept new information about the range of Embraer's E190-E2 jet.
New easyJet CEO’s strategy includes management revamp and data push
Johan Lundgren, the new CEO of UK LCC easyJet, has axed the role of CCO and is prioritizing data after two months leading the airline.

United plans rapid growth through 2020United Airlines unveiled plans to continue to grow capacity at an elevated rate through 2020, as it aims to catch up with its domestic competitors.
United plans aggressive domestic capacity growth from 2018-2020
United Airlines plans to grow system capacity 4%-6% year-over-year (YOY) in 2018, 2019 and 2020, an aggressive pace of growth that is likely to be faster than main rivals American Airlines’ and Delta Air Lines 
Two US lawmakers throw support behind Bombardier in trade disputeTwo US lawmakers have written the head of the US International Trade Commission to express support for Bombardier in that company's trade dispute with Boeing.
Two US lawmakers throw support behind Bombardier in trade disputeTwo US lawmakers have written the head of the US International Trade Commission to express support for Bombardier in that company's trade dispute with Boeing.
MRO Briefs-Jan. 23, 2018
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AerCap CEO: Boeing needs to correctly price NMA aircraft
Boeing’s plan for a new mid-market airplane (NMA) has been met with some hesitation by the aircraft finance and leasing community, as illustrated in comments made by Dublin-based lessor AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly.
Boeing still evaluating whether to bid for Canadian fighter contractBoeing has yet to decide whether to compete for a contract worth $12-14.5 billion to replace Canada s tactical fighter fleet. The airframer once had the deal in its pocket before Ottawa terminated plans to buy the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet after Boeing …
ANA Group set to boost international, domestic and cargo flights
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group plans to boost international, domestic and air cargo frequencies in its 2018 fiscal year, in “response to increased air travel demand on a global scale,” the company sa…
EasyJet 1Q revenue up 14.4% on competitors’ declines
UK LCC easyJet has reported a strong first quarter, with revenue growing 14.4% to ÂŁ1.14 billion ($1.59 billion), boosted in part by failures and struggles among its European competitors.

Slattery: Aircraft financing industry needs structural changes
Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery issued a stark warning to the aircraft financing world, arguing that favorable conditions mark a lack of much-needed structural change in the industry.

CDB Aviation records 162 aircraft transactions in 2017
CDB Aviation reported 162 aircraft transactions in 2017, propelling the wholly owned subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. into the aircraft leasing business big leagues.

Niki Lauda wins NIKI bid to retake ownership of bankrupt carrier
Niki Lauda—ex-Formula 1 champion and founder of Austria-based airberlin subsidiary NIKI—will retake ownership of NIKI, rebranding the bankrupt carrier as “Laudamotion.”

ATR bullish on 2018 Chinese market accessTurboprop manufacturer ATR expects to gain Chinese certification of its 600-series models this year, as it bids to enter the country's market with the aircraft family's latest variant.
ATR bullish on 2018 Chinese market accessTurboprop manufacturer ATR expects to gain Chinese certification of its 600-series models this year, as it bids to enter the country's market with the aircraft family's latest variant.
Embraer’s Slattery is ‘positive’ about possible Boeing tie-up
Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery has, for the first time, expressed support for the possible combination with Boeing, which was confirmed by the two companies Dec. 21, 2017.

Italy receives second G550 for AEW dutiesIsrael Aerospace Industries has delivered its second Gulfstream G550 conformal airborne early warning aircraft to the Italian air force, completing a reciprocal package of procurements signed by the nations in 2012.
Bell makes progress on V-247 unmanned tiltrotorBell Helicopter is continuing through the preliminary design review stage of its V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor, as it waits for its intended US Marine Corps customer to deliver precise requirements for the programme.
VistaJet records 'strongest year ever' and plots expansionVistaJet recorded its strongest year ever in 2017, thanks to a surge in demand for its high-end subscription-based programme and large fleet of bespoke Bombardier business jets.