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Estonian Air takes delivery of two CRJ 700's

In a transaction arranged by Skyworld Aviation we are delighted to announce the delivery of two CRJ700 aircraft to Estonian Air. Serial number 10085 (ES-ACF) was delivered on 2nd October and serial number 10083 (ES-ACE) on 9th October. Both CRJ 700’s are already in service with the Estonian airline alongside three existing CRJ 900’s. The aircraft are owned b...

JetLease Capital completes CJ2 loan

JetLease Capital has arranged and completed a $2 million loan for a Cessna Citation CJ2 business jet. The jet will be based in the Midwest United States. The transaction was structured as a 7 year term loan, 15 year amortisation, 80% LTV. The client is a high net worth individual/entrepreneur engaged in the real estate industry. JetLease Capital is based at the West Palm Beach Flor...

Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track

Bombardier has announced in a mailed statement today that the CSeries program stills on track to certify its CSeries CS100 airliner by the end of the year, The manufacturer is committed to the program despite the budget overrun and delays and the lack of firm orders in over a year. “It’s a thrill to announce that we’re in the final stage of certification. Following a comp...

Rolls-Royce congratulates Airbus and Singapore Airlines on new Ultra-Long Range A350-900

Rolls-Royce has welcomed Singapore Airlines’ decision to order Airbus’ newly-launched Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900. The airline has amended its existing order for 63 A350-900s to include seven A350-900ULRs with capability for flights of up to 19 hours. Singapore Airlines has also ordered an additional four A350-900s, taking its firm order total for the A30 XWB&nb...

AltiJet to launch France's first TBM 900 charter service

French business aircraft start-up AltiJet is preparing to launch charter services early next year with the country's first commercially-operated Daher TBM 900. The Strasbourg-based company took delivery of the single-engined turboprop on 7 October and has applied to the French civil aviation authority, the DGAC, for an air operator’s certificate (AOC). “We hope to begin flyin...

GlobeAir signs empty leg deal with JetSmarter

The world’s largest Cessna Citation Mustang operator –Austrian air taxi company GlobeAir – has sold 15,000 empty legs to mobile application-based charter provider JetSmarter in a deal valued at up to $50 million over five years. The agreement will help fund GlobeAir’s ambitious expansion plans – which include adding up to eight more entry-level Mustangs to its...

OBC service performing well for ACS

Air Charter Service(ACS) says it news On Board Courier (OBC) service is flying high and averaging a booking every 12 hours. The charter service firm launched OBC in May this year, and explains that the department has been performing well. Speaking in Frankfurt, ACS global time critical manager, Oliver Weigelt, says: “The service has really taken off since we officially launched in...

SR Technics is awarded four more cabin modifications from SAS

SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, announced today that it had secured the additional order from top class Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the Denmark, Norway and Sweden flag carrier, of four widebody cabin modifications. This follows SR Technics’ successful delivery to SAS of four out of seven widebody cabin interiors...

Delta TechOps signs MRO agreement for 10 A330 Virgin Atlantic aircraft

Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is extending its relationship with Virgin Atlantic to include a new three-year agreement to provide exclusive MRO services. Under the new agreement, Delta TechOps will provide airframe maintenance support, including aircraft modifications and C-Checks, for Virgin Atlantic’...

Wizz Air extends line maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik

The Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has extended its contract with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) for line maintenance services in Romania and Slovakia. The new agreement runs for eight years from November 2015 and reflects updated conditions and scopes of work. LTMI currently supports Wizz Air with line maintenance services for 16 A320-200 aircraft in Romania and other...

Ryanair opens new base in Corfu

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (14 Oct) announced it will open a new base at Corfu (No. 75), from April 2016, with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m), 11 new routes to Birmingham, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne, Rome, Katowice, Poznan, Pisa, Rzeszow, Venice and Warsaw and more flights to Brussels Charleroi, East Midlands, London Stansted & Milan Bergamo, which will deli...

Sukhoi Lands Second Western Customer for SSJ100

Irish regional airline CityJet announced Tuesday at the ERA General Assembly in Berlin that it has signed an agreement with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and Superjet International (SJI) covering a firm order for 15 Sukhoi Superjets along with options on another 10. Sukhoi values the agreement at more than $1 billion, including options and services. It expects to deliver the first of the...