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Essential news for 12 Jan 2020

2019 for Airbus - strong commercial aircraft performance

Airbus SE delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight percent. In the 17th yearly production increase in a row, Airbus progressed on the transition to all NEO variants and by year end Airbus had delivered 173 wide-body aircraft, its highest number in a single year.  In 2019, deliveries compris...

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Celebrating Abu-Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, Etihad Airways operates Eco-Flight to Brussels

Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground. Flight EY 57, departing at 2.20am on Monday 13 January, will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft,...

Record passenger numbers in 2019 at London City Airport

Looking back at 2019, London City Airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport.The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger aircraft with more seats on existing routes. Top 10 Routes Rank Route 2019...

Textron Aviation adds three company-owned Service Centers in APAC

To strengthen its Asia Pacific service offering, Textron Aviation acquired Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian MRO service provider. Previously named an Authorized Service Facility, Premiair now joins the Textron Aviation company-owned global support network to service Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products at service center locations strategically located throughout Australia. “...

How extreme weather increases demand for private jet charters

We hear it in the news on a yearly basis. Bad weather is hitting harder and more regularly than ever on every corner of the globe. Whether climate change is a natural process or man-made, or a mixture of both, the truth is this shifting ecosystem is making humans create news ways to cope with nature due to recurrent floods, forest fires, heavy snowfall, extreme low and high temperatures and hurric...