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Day: 17 February 2016

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Alitalia Reports Laser Strike on Pontiff’s Plane

Alitalia has issued a statement of an incident of laser interference with flight crew on the aircraft carrying Pope Francis during his mission to Mexico.

Crew on flight AZ4000 reported on Friday 12 February, that during the landing phase of flight at Mexico City Airport, they were flashed by a laser light pointed at the aircraft. The Airbus A330 was transporting the Pontiff Havana to Mexico City.

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Philippine Airlines Signs MOU for 6 A350s as the Aircraft Struts its Wings at Singapore Airshow

Airbus and Philippine Airlines announced at the Singapore Airshow a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for six A350-900s, with options for another six purchase which will support Philippine Airlines future long haul fleet.

Philippine Airlines further confirmed that its A350-900s will feature a premium three class layout and will operate on non-stop flights from Manila to the US west coast and New York, as well as new destinations in Europe.

The aircraft continues to grow in popularity around the world and Airbus reports is particularly popular among Asia Pacific carriers.