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  • Swiss clashes with pilot union over cost cuts


    Swiss is planning to operate its on-order Boeing 777 fleet through its regional arm, after the Alpine carrier was unable to reach a labour agreement with the mainline operation’s pilot union.


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  • PICTURES: Air France to extend cabin upgrade to A330s and A380s


    ​Air France will extend a cabin revamp to its long-haul Airbus A330s and A380s, as part of a €1 billion ($1.36 billion)...


  • PICTURE: China Eastern retires A300-600s


    China Eastern Airlines retired its last Airbus A300-600 aircraft after a final flight on 31 May.


  • Swiss clashes with pilot union over cost cuts


    Swiss is planning to operate its on-order Boeing 777 fleet through its regional arm, after the Alpine carrier was...


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  • ANALYSIS: Europe's pilots fight for control

    News | 01 Oct 2014 12:00 | Michael Gubisch

    Industrial action has played havoc with operations at Air France and Lufthansa over recent weeks as pilots revolt against legacy carriers' cost-cutting plans.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Europes-pilots-fight-for-control-404292/
  • ​ANALYSIS: How CFM powered its way to market leader

    News | 30 Sep 2014 11:19 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Three decades ago, when CFM International was preparing to debut its new CFM56 engine on the re-engined McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Series 70, the engine market for commercial jets was a simple three-way affair.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-CFM-powered-its-way-to-market-leader-403438/
  • Philippine Airlines to begin New York service

    News | 30 Sep 2014 08:33 | Firdaus Hashim

    Philippine Airlines will begin a Manila-Vancouver-New York JFK service on 15 March 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Philippine-Airlines-to-begin-New-York-service-404279/
  • Hainan Airlines to lease 12 737-800s

    News | 30 Sep 2014 02:19 | Mavis Toh

    Hainan Airlines’ board has given its approval for the airline to lease 12 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Tianjin Changjiang No.4 Leasing Company.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hainan-Airlines-to-lease-12-737-800s-404270/
  • ANALYSIS: From vision to world's most successful commercial engine: 40 years of CFM

    News | 29 Sep 2014 10:07 | Murdo Morrison

    ​It began with a casual encounter in Paris and has flourished into a 40-year marriage with a prodigiously successful offspring. CFM International – the union between the USA’s General Electric and France’s Snecma – is heading towards production of its 30,000th engine. But the joint venture’s start, back in the 1970s, was stuttering. The first years of the transatlantic relationship were fraught with cultural and language challenges, questions over the structure of the enterprise, and concerns within the US administration over transfer of sensitive military technology.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-From-vision-to-worlds-most-successful-commercial-engine-40-years-of-CFM-403417/
  • Lufthansa to use external pilots for low-cost A340 sub-fleet

    News | 26 Sep 2014 13:00 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa will employ external pilots for its planned low-cost long-haul operation under the mainline brand.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-to-use-external-pilots-for-low-cost-A340-sub-fleet-404183/