Norwegian 787 Dreamliner at London Gatwick
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Lufthansa set to make a bid for Norwegian

German carrier Lufthansa looks set to make a bid for low-cost airline Norwegian.com as Lufthansa CEO confirms the two airlines are in talks. The news comes after British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) failed in their bid to take control of the airline earlier this year when it had [read more]

A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
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A330neo does flypast at Airbus wing factory

Airbus flew the first A330neo up to North Wales today for a flypast at the Airbus UK wing factory. The A330neo F-WWKM flew past the Broughton site, which is located at Hawarden Airport, just after 12:30 this afternoon. The aircraft is in the colours of launch customer TAP Air Portugal. [read more]

Thomas Cook G-OMYT (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)
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Thomas Cook expands A330 operations at Manchester

Thomas Cook (MT/TCX) has increased its wide-body operation at Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) with additional A330 services over the summer. The UK holiday airline, which recently launched a direct service from Manchester to Seattle (SEA/KSEA) will use its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on 8 additional services across Europe and Turkey. Thomas [read more]

British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)
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Rolls-Royce preparing to test Trent 1000 fix

Rolls-Royce has said that it aims to start testing a permanent fix for the Trent 1000 engine compressor issue in early June. The Derby-based engine manufacturer hopes to start rolling out the replacement part later this year as the company comes under increasing pressure from airlines who have been forced [read more]

Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH130
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Airbus Corporate Helicopters shows off first ACH130

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has shown off the first helicopter to be delivered since its formation. The ACH130 aircraft is being displayed to the public for the first time at The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) which is currently underway in Geneva. The displayed aircraft is displayed with [read more]