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Amazon Air launches state-of-the-art Air Cargo Hub in Northern Kentucky

Amazon announced the beginning of Amazon Air Hub operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). After more than four years of planning and construction, the Amazon Air Hub will serve as the central hub for Amazon Air’s U.S. cargo network, facilitating the rapid transport of customer packages across the country. This $1.5 billion investment in Northern Kentuc...

IAI and GECAS begin first Boeing 777-300ERSF passenger to freighter conversion

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has begun the structural modification phase in the conversion of the first Boeing 777-300ERSF, in partnership with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The beginning of the conversion marks the end of the development process and the start of the structural and systems modification phase. The conversion process will take approximately 130 days, at the end of...

Jet It global expansion to Canada - delivery of first aircraft

 Jet It announced the delivery of its first Canadian based aircraft.  As travel reopens Canadian based travelers can now take advantage of the new day-based fractional ownership model for their domestic and international trips. With this expansion, Jet It and its sister company JetClub become the first private aviation company in the world to have three geographic operating territories:&...

Etihad Cargo tonnage up 20% on pre-COVID volumes

Etihad Cargo has reclaimed 90 per cent of its pre-COVID destinations and recorded a 20% increase in tonnage compared to the same period in 2019.  The award-winning UAE carrier, which is looking to facilitate a global trade recovery and restore distribution confidence in international markets, currently services 72 network destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and...

Transcend Air agrees with GE Aviation as engine supplier for Vy 400 High Speed VTOL aircraft

Transcend Air Corporation announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. “We have optimized the Vy 400 design to shatter the current time/cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel,” said Gregory Bruel...

SkyWest Airlines orders 16 new E175 aircraft for operation with Delta Air Lines

Embraer has agreed the sale of 16 new E175 jets to SkyWest for operation in the Delta Air Lines network, adding to the 71 E175 jets SkyWest already operates for Delta. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Delta under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s third quarter backlog, is USD 798.4 million, based on list p...

Boeing awarded contract to Turkish Aerospace to manufacture Boeing 737 fan cowls

Turkish Aerospace has been awarded a contract by Boeing for manufacturing and supplying Fan Cowls for Boeing 737, the legendary single aisle aircraft family. Turkish Aerospace will be responsible for 50% of the monthly 737 Fan Cowl requirements starting in 2025. The agreement between Boeing and TUSAŞ expands the portfolio of Boeing Commercial Airplane products manufactured by TUSAŞ. The tw...

easyJet introduces new cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is introducing a new uniform for cabin crew and pilots, each made from around 45 recycled plastic bottles as part of its commitment tomitigate waste and search for innovative change beyond carbon reduction. Manufactured by Northern-Ireland based Tailored Image and created with unique high-tech material, the new uniform will be introduced into cabin crew circulation...

CDB Aviation and Volaris agree to sale and leaseback of 4 new A320neo aircraft

CDB Aviation announced the signing of a new agreement with Mexico’s number one airline, Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, for the sale and leaseback of four new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft, two of which are scheduled to deliver to Volaris by October 2021, with the remaining two expected to arrive by May 2022, are leased on a long-term basis, brin...

Etihad Airways ramps up UK passenger flights

Following the United Arab Emirates being added to the UK Amber List, Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights to London and Manchester from 8 August. Unvaccinated guests travelling from the UAE will be required to have a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure and to undergo 10 days home quarantine, as well as follow up Covid-19 tests on day two and day eight. Fully vaccinated guests wh...

ST Engineering secures engine MRO contracts from airline customers

 ST Engineering announced that the Group has secured two CFM56-7B engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) contracts. The first is an exclusive five-year contract from Alaska Airlines. Under the agreement, which is an extension of an existing contract that expires at the end of this year, ST Engineering will provide engine heavy maintenance to the airline’s fleet of 14 Boeing 73...

4AIR, Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company coordinate sustainable aviation fuel offering

4AIR announced that it is facilitating a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offering at Monterey Regional Airport  with fixed base operator (FBO) Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company LLC. SAF generates a net reduction in aircraft emissions that contribute to climate change. Flexjet, a global leader in private jet travel, is the launch customer, and will uplif...