Delta Air Lines strikes back on Ex-Im Bank

House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) is reviewing another letter from Delta Air Lines calling for reforming the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im).

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EASA issues safety advice for ash-contaminated flight

Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Turkish CEO forecasts 120 million passengers, 450 aircraft by 2023

Turkish Airlines should carry 120 million passengers and operate more than 450 aircraft by 2023, CEO Temel Kotil told ATW in Istanbul in an exclusive interview on the carrier’s future fleet developments.

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Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines: No decision on SunExpress long-haul LCC

Lufthansa is in talks with Turkish Airlines about operating its joint venture SunExpress as a low-cost carrier (LCC) on long-haul routes, chairman Carsten Spohr told journalists recently, but so far have not reached an agreement.

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EASA urges caution for flights in Syrian airspace

Following FAA’s decision to prohibit US airlines from flying in Syrian airspace earlier this week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its own Safety Information Bulletin.

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Estonian Air continues to narrow losses in 1H

Baltic flag carrier Estonian Air reported a first-half net loss of €5 million ($6.65 million), narrowed from a net loss of €6.1 million reported for the same period last year.

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Norwegian opens Gatwick long-haul base

Budget carrier Norwegian has opened a new long-haul base at London Gatwick Airport, supporting its Boeing 787 routes to Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale.

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A4A: Industry average margin 5% in 1H

Airlines for America (A4A) said that, although extreme weather in the first quarter of this year almost derailed financial results, the airline industry overall reported a profit in the first half of 2014.

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Boeing Commercial Crew Program Completes Critical Design and Safety Reviews

NASA approves final two milestones in Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Phase (CCiCap)

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ALPA: Ex-Im widebody financing tilts competitive playing field

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said the bank should get out of the business of widebody aircraft financing, taking a different stance from others that are calling for the reform of the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im).

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Turkish Airlines 1H net profits up 42%

Turkish Airlines posted first-half net profit of TRY172 million ($80.9 million), up 42.1% compared to a year-ago.

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Flight Safety Foundation nears end of go-around study

Independent aviation safety body Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) is close to releasing a two-year study into aircraft go-arounds, performed by social science research specialist Presage.

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Airberlin posts improved 2Q figures

Airberlin posted a net profit of €8.6 million ($11.4 million), reversed from a net loss of €38 million in the year-ago quarter.

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China’s Tibet Airlines, Nepal firms to launch Himalaya Airlines

China’s Tibet Airlines is expected to launch Himalaya Airlines in conjunction with Nepal’s Himalaya Aviation Investment Co. and Nepal’s Yeti Air International.

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Icelandic authorities remain on volcano alert

European air traffic control agencies are continuing to monitor the status of the Icelandic volcano, Barðarbunga [Bardarbunga], where hundreds of earthquakes in recent days have signaled a possible impending eruption.

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