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MAY 2017

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May 12th 2017

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LEASING: CDB Aviation Lease Finance has delivered a new B737-800 to Shandong Airlines and a new A320-200ceo to Hangzhou’s Loong Air. Read More »

MANUFACTURERS: Airbus has established a commercial drone services startup, Airbus Aerial, which will be headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and will initially focus on developing new imagery services under the leadership of Jesse Kallman.

MRO: Malaysia Airlines Berhad has extended its long running component support contract with AFI KLM E&M for its fleet of B737-800 NG aircraft. The initial agreement covered 35 aircraft and is now extended to 54 of the aircraft type and will involve a wider number of parts.

Routes: Air Canada will add a seasonal four-weekly Vancouver-Melbourne B787-9 flight from December 1 through to February 4. China Airlines (CAL) will increase frequency from twice- to four-weekly on the Kaohsiung-Okinawa B737-800 route from June 1. EastarJet will add a daily Incheon-Sapporo B737-800 flight from July 1. Ethiopian Airlines has replaced the B777-300ER with the A350-900 on the daily Beijing-Addis Ababa route. Cambodian carrier JC International Airlines will add a six-weekly Phnom Penh-Taipei A320 flight from May 13 and a daily Phnom Penh-Don Mueang A320 service beginning June 6. Qantas Airways will add a seasonal Brisbane-Broome B737-800 flight, operated every Sunday from June 11 through to August 27. United Airlines will cancel its daily Narita-Incheon B737-800 flight from October 29.

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