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Airbus’s biggest narrowbody finished flight test program in less than 10 months
First service takes 145-seat jet from Riga to Amsterdam hours before Bombardier announces model gained FAA type validation
Combined fleet now consists of some 280 aircraft averaging 8.5 years of age
Announces plans to lower production rate to five per month in August
Authorities suspect engine trouble caused December 7 crash of PIA ATR 42
Conclusion of firm order could hang on support of incoming U.S. administration
Latest development milestone reached in time for first flight next year
The Philippines flag carrier has placed a firm order for five Q400s with purchase rights for an additional seven aircraft.
Total profits for IATA member airlines will be lower than anticipated in 2016 at $35.6 billion, with rising oil prices set to dent figures for 2017.
Separating the FAA from its responsibility for air traffic control could disrupt progress toward ATC modernization, Melcher says.