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GA Telesis & Engine Services announce innovative new technologies RTIS and EIERRIS

GA Telesis Engine Services announced a significant upgrade to its Customer Support Services by introducing an innovative Remote Table Inspection Solution (RTIS) to its current and future customers. As a countermeasure to the global travel difficulties and social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 situation and as an alternative to an on-site Table Inspection of engine parts...

GA Telesis Engine Services opens Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop - SPAH

GA Telesis Engine Services OY - GATES, the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC, announces the establishment of its dedicated Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop, focusing on specialized aircraft engine repairs requiring limited or targeted maintenance. The Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital - SPAH will be one of the few in the world with integr...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the Finnish airline Finnair, signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). Through this package, Finnair and Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA) – who operates Finnair’s regional ATR traffic – will benefit from a customised support from ATR, which will help the airline better anticipate maintenance costs while enhancing the dispatch...

Finnair to deepen its cooperation with Juneyao Air

Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their cooperation between China and Europe subject to required regulatory approvals.  The aim is to establish a joint venture on the Helsinki – Shanghai route enabling Finnair and Juneyao Air to offer their corporate and leisure customers a seamless travel experience throug...

Finnair and Neste partner to reduce CO2 footprint

Finnair have signed a new agreement which will gradually and considerably increase Finnair’s use of sustainable aviation fuel in its operations. The new partnership will be a key contributing factor in Finnair’s long-term target of carbon neutrality. Sustainable aviation fuels are a key part of the long-term solution for reducing the CO2 footprint of aviation, as they reduce the C...

Finnair Increases Capacity To London For Summer 2019 With A Second Wide-Body Aircraft Upgauge And A New Daily Frequency

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is adding capacity on its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow for the summer 2019 season starting on March 31, 2019. Finnair will add a new daily frequency to and from London Heathrow, operated with an A320 family aircraft. Providing good connection opportunities from London with Finnair’s oneworld partners, the new flight will leave...

DHL transports panda couple from China to Finland

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has moved two giant pandas from Chengdu, China to Ähtäri, Finland via climate neutral transportation – the carbon emissions for the flight are offset through a climate protection project. The male, Huá Bào, or Pyry by its new Finnish name, aged four, and the female, Jín B&ag...

Finnair Issues EUR 200 Million Bond

Finnair Plc issues a senior unsecured bond of EUR 200 million (the “Bond”). The Bond matures on 29 March 2022, it bears a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.250 percent and has an issue price of 99.925 percent. The bond is callable before its final maturity. “Finnair’s prudent execution of its accelerated growth strategy and continued improvement in financi...

Finnair and CFM celebrate 3 million flight hourswith airline’s CFM56-5B fleet

Finnair and CFM International are celebrating the achievement of three million flight hours by the airline’s CFM56-5B engine fleet. The Helsinki-based Finnish flag-carrier first became a CFM customer in 1998 with an order for CFM56-5B engines to power 12 Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first aircraft in 1999 and is currently operating a...

Airpro brings electric pushback tractors to Helsinki Airport

In spring 2016, Airpro has replaced its ground service equipment at Helsinki Airport with pushback tractors representing the latest technology. In total, it has five new pushback tractors to move aircraft on the apron. The new tractors are manufactured by Kalmar Motor AB in Sweden. Four of the pushbacks are fully electric and the fifth and the latest model is a hybrid tractor which is powered b...

The Airbus A380 may finally have an American customer and it's completely unexpected

There are 194 Airbus 380 superjumbos flying around the world with more than a dozen airlines. Currently, none of those jets fly for an airline from the United States of America. But that may soon change. In an interview with Bloomberg's Christopher Jasper, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley told the publication that his airline is seriously considering the Airbus A380 double-decker...

Finnair partners with Slush to fuel innovation and digitalisation

Finnair has partnered with Slush, Europe’s leading startup event, to speed up innovation within and advance digitalisation inside the airline. In November, Slush will gather close to 2,000 startups, 800 venture capitalists, and 700 journalists from over 100 countries together in Helsinki to create and explore business opportunities. Together with Slush, Finnair will seek and identify pote...