11 JULY 2016
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China's first locally-built regional jet, the 90-seat ARJ21 Xiangfeng manufactured by Chinese aerospace company Comac, has made its maiden commercial flight, carrying 70 passengers from Chengdu to Shanghai.
Don’t let Brexit delay UK aviation growth
Andrew Sharp reports from Brussels.
More strikes by air traffic controllers in France and Italy disrupted flights in Europe again last week, a few days after the A4E (Airlines for Europe) group convened a conference in Brussels to address the situation.
An additional level of service will be offered to American Airlines passengers when the carrier's inaugural service with Premium Economy seating takes off on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
A video showing All Nippon Airways' B787-9 Dreamliner in action in a flight demonstration was released by Boeing and the airline last week as a prelude to the aircraft performing at Farnborough.
Check-in for passengers of four of the airlines using Dublin Airport has been upgraded in a €2m programme with 62 new self-service kiosks (SSKs) between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
The future of the HS2 project will be under discussion at a special Transport Times conference on 12 October with Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin and Simon Kirby, chief executive of High Speed Two, as keynote speakers.
A new daily service between Lisbon and New York JFK was launched this month by TAP Portugal just three weeks after the airline opened service to Boston. The new flights join TAP US services to Newark and Miami.
Lyon Saint-Exupéry in France has been showing off its plans for the future as it moves towards becoming the country’s second-largest airport. BTN’s Richard Cawthorne joined the latest show-round of the new facilities.
Taiwan’s Eva Air is joining carriers widening the distinction between cabins with improvements to its Royal Laurel Business Class service while announcing plans for a 10-across Economy Class configuration on its new B777-300ER.
Venture capital-backed Surf Air Europe will start connecting Luton to Geneva, Zurich and Cannes from October, operating a subscription-model where customers pay a £2,500 monthly fee for unlimited travel.
Eight airlines including United, Delta, American and Southwest have been put forward by the US government to start nonstop flights from US to Havana, administration officials said. Alaska Air, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines are also included on the list.