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Star Alliance continues to pursue Azul to boost the grouping's network in Brazil, and expects the airline's new ties with United Airlines and TAP Portugal to open doors for relationships with other Star members. "We continue to have a dialogue with them," says Star chief executive Mark Schwab on the…
China’s HNA Group will invest $450 million in Brazil’s Azul for a 23.7% stake, in a partnership that will enable the Latin American carrier to enter Asia. The two airlines say the investment will lead to commercial agreements and co-operation in aircraft allocation. “It also enables the company’s entry into…
The first application for large unmanned air vehicles in the commercial aviation sector is likely to be for cargo transport, however a lack of new designs exclusively for manned freighters suggests that aircraft manufacturers are not prioritising investment in this area.Alain Lumbroso, economist for the International Transport Forum, points out…
Fentress Architects will provide consultation and design services for the $1.8bn south terminal at the Orlando International Airport in the US.The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) authorised the airport to start negotiations with Fentress to determine the outlook of the terminal, construction of which is expected to be completed by…
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reported an increase in the spotting of unmanned aircraft by pilots in the past one year.According to FAA figures, the number of sightings has more than doubled from 238 in 2014 to 650 so far this year.Pilots of a variety of different aircraft…
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