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May 16, 2022, 9:37 AM

JetBlue Launches Hostile Takeover Bid for Spirit Airlines

New York-based JetBlue has filed a “Vote No” proxy statement for Spirit's upcoming special meeting.

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An Aeroflot SSJ100 lands at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
May 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM
New hubs in the south of Russia allow the country’s airlines to serve international destinations with SSJ100s.
Computer rendering of 3 Qantas jets in flight over Sydney, Australia bay
May 2, 2022 - 7:23 AM
Schedules call for the first Qantas A350-1000 will arrive in 2025 and the first A320XLR/A220-300 in late 2023.
Computer rendering of two zero emission hydrogen-powered business jets, identified by labeling on aircraft as H2GEAR, shown in flight
Apr 28, 2022 - 11:20 AM
European low-fare carrier EasyJet has agreed to support GKN’s H2JET and H2GEAR hydrogen power programs.
A Boeing 777-9 test article performs a flying display during the 2021 Dubai Airshow.
Apr 27, 2022 - 12:10 PM
Delay of first delivery of the 777-9 until 2025 reflects a position of “strength, not weakness,” according to Boeing CEO David Calhoun.
Apr 27, 2022 - 8:27 AM
An agreement between Airbus and ITA calls for recruiting partners to participate in the launch of the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL operations in Italy.
A model of the planned Junkers JU-52 NG, a modern version of the classic JU-52, suspended from the ceiling at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany.
Apr 26, 2022 - 12:35 PM
The venerable and popular Junkers JU-52 is getting a new lease on life with an updated version planned for entry into service in 2026.
Aircraft model of the Irkut MC-21-310 jetliner
Apr 25, 2022 - 8:51 AM
Sanctions imposed by the West have forced Russian industry to scrap plans for the Pratt & Whitney-powered MC-21-300.
JSX Embraer ERJ parked on the airport ramp near the beach
Apr 22, 2022 - 10:41 AM
JSX's Embraer ERJs will be the first airborne application of SpaceX's Starlink satcom.
A Tupolev Tu-214CR in the colors of Russia's Presidential Air Detachment takes off from KAPO's factory aerodrome in Kazan. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov)
Apr 20, 2022 - 2:29 PM
Russia’s Kazan Aviation Production Association plans to start shipping new Tu-214 narrow-bodies in 2024.
Airbus Maveric blended-wing body concept
Apr 19, 2022 - 9:43 AM
AIA and Accenture have issued a new, technology-focused aviation sustainability report and roadmap.