IFALPA Daily News – 21 May 2013


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Boeing launches smallest 737 MAX


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:14
Boeing has officially launched its 737 MAX 7 – the smallest version of its new series of fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. [Read More]


Slowing Demand Leaves Airbus With Challenge To Break-Even On A380 Program In 2015


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:13
Airbus, which is under increasing pressure to prove the viability of its A380 production rates, yesterday conceded that it still needs to fill a “single-digit number” of production slots for the type in 2015. [Read more]


China Eastern receives first China-built A320 with sharklets


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:11
China Eastern Airlines has received its first Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with sharklets. The aircraft, which is powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2500 engines, is also the first sharklet-equipped A320 assembled and delivered in Tianjin. China Eastern started using the aircraft on the route from Shanghai to Dalian on 18 May. [Read more]


Slovenia To Launch Airline, Airport Selloff


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:10
Slovenia will launch in September a sale process which will include its largest airport and its national carrier, finance minister Uros Cufer said on Monday. [Read more]


All United 787s To Return To Service This Week


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:09
United Airlines expects to have its entire fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners back in service this week, as the airline’s first flight with the airliner in four months landed safely in Chicago. [Read more]


Alaska volcano’s ash prompts flight cancellations


Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:08
An Alaska volcano eruption is prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities, including a town that reported traces of fallen ash. [Read more]

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