NEWS Airbus first delivery from its U.S. A320 Family final assembly line

In a festive American football-themed ceremony held yesterday, Airbus marked the official handover of its first A320 Family aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.  Appropriately, the no. 1 aircraft was delivered to U.S.-based JetBlue – a milestone that underscored the strong global “team” behind Airbus’ position as a leading aircraft…

NEWS American Airlines Reports Q1 2016 Profit

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) today reported its first quarter 2016 results. The Company’s first quarter highlights include: Reported first quarter 2016 pre-tax profit of $1.2 billion excluding special items, and net profit of $765 million excluding special items First quarter 2016 adjusted earnings per diluted share rose 15 percent vs. the first quarter 2015,…

NEWS Gatwick Airport Announces First Chinese Route

Gatwick is launching the UK’s first ever direct flights to Chongqing – one of the world’s largest urban centres and a major manufacturing and transportation hub in southwest China.  The twice weekly, year round, flights will then continue to China’s fourth largest city, Tianjin, Gatwick announced today. Starting from June 25, Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines will fly the Airbus A330 on…