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Air Canada, banks offer to buy Aeroplan

Air Canada, TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada offered CAD$2.25 billon to purchase the Aeroplan program back from Aimia. The deal assumes $2bn in liabilities for points outstanding and offers $250mm to Aimia shareholders. The…

Everyday sexism, Aviation edition

The closing press conference of the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is typically a perfunctory affair. A few dozen journalists gather to hear canned remarks, a few banal questions are asked and then the group…

Qantas to "flex" A380 cabin

Airbus remains focused on helping airlines fit more passengers into airplanes. Qantas committed to that effort, announcing earlier this month that it will be the first "A380 Cabin-Flex" customer, extra row of seats on board…

Gilat goes cuckoo for Ku-Ka

Trade shows bring out new hardware launches and the recent Satellite Show 2018 was no exception. Among the many vendors showing off new wares, Israeli inflight connectivity hardware provider Gilat launched its AeroEdge 6000 dual-band…