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US Ex-Im Bank export of Delta engine maintenance services to Brazil

US federal agency The Export-Import Bank of the United States said it has approved a final commitment for a USD 45.5m loan guarantee to Brazilian airline VRG Linhas Aereas SA. The Ex-Im Bank … Continue reading “US Ex-Im Bank export of Delta engine maintenance services to Brazil”


United Airlines makes Tito's vodka its exclusive brand

Chicago-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said that Tito´s Handmade Vodka will be the exclusive vodka brand served on all of the airline´s flights worldwide. United customers have had access to the vodka … Continue reading “United Airlines makes Tito's vodka its exclusive brand”


Slovenia to privatise 15 companies to avoid EU bailout

Slovenia’s government plans to dispose of 15 state-owned companies, including its second largest bank Nova KBM, largest telecommunications group Telekom Slovenia, flag carrier Adria Airways and Ljubljana Airport, as part of its efforts … Continue reading “Slovenia to privatise 15 companies to avoid EU bailout”


Swiss AviationTraining launches Embraer 190 simulator in Frankfurt

Zurich-based Swiss AviationTraining said it has launched its new CAE Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) 190 full-flight simulator at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center in Frankfurt. According to SAT, the new facility marks another milestone … Continue reading “Swiss AviationTraining launches Embraer 190 simulator in Frankfurt”


United Airlines starts vetting customers for TSA Precheck programme

Chicago-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said it is providing advance notice to customers who are selected for the US Transportation Security Administration´s prescreening programme TSA Precheck. Eligible United customers will start to … Continue reading “United Airlines starts vetting customers for TSA Precheck programme”


Alaska Airlines flight attendants seek mediation in contract talks

Union-represented flight attendants from Seattle, USA-based carrier Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) said they have filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board in a contract negotiation that has gone on for 18 months. … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines flight attendants seek mediation in contract talks”


United Airlines renews teddy bear programme

Chicago-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: AUL) said it has launched its 2014 United Adventure Bear program for customers and co-workers aimed at lifting the spirits of children in need. United said it designed … Continue reading “United Airlines renews teddy bear programme”


Hirst named legal chief at Delta Air Lines

Atlanta, USA-based carrier Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it has promoted Richard Hirst to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer. In his new role, Hirst will continue reporting … Continue reading “Hirst named legal chief at Delta Air Lines”


Travelling Like a Boss

For the frequent business traveller, it is common practice that to travel business class. Due to the recent economic crisis, there have been strong signs of first class travel disappearing, with business class … Continue reading “Travelling Like a Boss”


France’s Safran acquires Rolls Royce’s 50% stake in helicopter engine venture for €293m

French aerospace, defence and security firm Safran SA (EPA:SAF) said Tuesday it had agreed to buy UK Rolls-Royce Holding PLC’s (LON:RR) 50% interest in the joint RTM322 helicopter engine programme for EUR293m (USD382m) in … Continue reading “France’s Safran acquires Rolls Royce’s 50% stake in helicopter engine venture for €293m”


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