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27 JUNE 2016
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A tentative agreement to sell aircraft to Iran was announced by Boeing on Tuesday after Iran Air said it was considering introducing the B737 and B777 to its fleet subject to government and US approval.
Belgian regional carrier VLM filed for bankruptcy last week. In a statement the company said: "We are sorry to have to inform you that VLM Airlines NV has filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. All flights are cancelled with immediate effect.”
Passengers had to use an emergency slide to escape from an American Airlines aircraft parked at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 yesterday (Sunday) after smoke was seen coming from its tail.
BTN was invited to the flying visit last Thursday, 23 June, of presumptive US presidential candidate Donald Trump at his refurbished Turnberry golf course and luxury hotel. We sent Northpoint Aviation’s Basil O’Fee down from Inverness.
Cardiff Bay was the venue last week for the UK round of the Oman Sail Extreme Sailing series of ‘stadium’ races at venues around the world. Previously, Muscat and Quingdao (China) had hosted this year’s series, which, after eight races, completes in Australia in December.
The International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia among others, could abandon Gatwick and stop growth plans at Heathrow if plans for new runways at either airport go ahead.
John Burke has visited conference and exhibition centres worldwide over the past four decades while writing about business travel.
KLM is expanding its medium-haul network with twice-daily flights between Dublin and Amsterdam from 30 October as part of its new winter schedule.
A chartered Bombardier Challenger business jet arrived at St Helena’s new airport last Monday to become the sixth fixed-wing aircraft to land there since the facility opened in April.