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MRO Briefs-March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:57:00 +0000

MRO Briefs-March 22, 2017

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Nordica to launch St. Petersburg service

Nordica Bombardier CRJ900


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:50:00 +0000

Estonian flag carrier Nordica will begin scheduled Tallinn-St. Petersburg Bombardier CRJ900 service on May 15.

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Emirates to end use of 747 freighters, citing weak cargo demand

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:41:00 +0000

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight arm of Dubai-based Emirates Airline, will return two Boeing 747-400ER freighters leased from ASL Airlines Belgium in June, ending the use of 747 freighters in its fleet, Emirates president Tim Clark told ATW.

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Lufthansa Technik 2016 profit down 9.5%

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:30:00 +0000

Hamburg-based MRO provider Lufthansa Technik Group (LHT) reported a 2016 adjusted EBIT profit of €411.3 million ($431.9 million), down 9.5% from €454.4 million in 2015.

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Boeing schedules 787-10’s first flight for March 31

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:06:00 +0000

Boeing plans to conduct the first flight of the 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, on March 31 from North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Virgin Australia set to begin Hong Kong flights in July

Virgin Australia A330-200


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:34:00 +0000

Virgin Australia will begin services between Melbourne and Hong Kong in July, expanding its international footprint into Greater China for the first time.

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SWISS converts five Bombardier CS100s to CS300s

SWISS CS100


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:07:00 +0000

Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to convert five more Bombardier CSeries 100s to the larger CS300.

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Finnair suspends Miami route on aircraft, crew shortage

Finnair A350-900


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:10:00 +0000

Oneworld carrier Finnair has been forced to suspend its Helsinki-Miami service for summer 2017 and cut Helsinki-Chicago frequencies, citing a temporary shortage of aircraft and crew.

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Experts: DHS electronics ban could pose safety risks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000

Travelers from 10 Middle Eastern and African airports flying to the US under a new Homeland Security Department (DHS) electronics ban could see an increased risk from lithium battery-ignited fires in the cargo holds of their aircraft, according to two battery and aircraft safety experts.

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Washington National Airport to start $1 billion expansion this summer

Rendering of DCA’s new concourse for regional aircraft, slated to be completed by 2021.


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0000

A new 14-gate concourse will be added to Washington National Airport (DCA) by 2021 as part of a $1 billion expansion project.

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