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Amac Expands Mx Footprint With New Hangar

Building on its reputation as a completions specialist, Switzerland-based Amac Aerospace is taking on a growing portfolio of maintenance work. The company expanded the scope of its work when it secured FAA repair station status in June and will open a fourth hangar at its Basel headquarters by year-end. So far this year, Amac’s maintenance team has been busy handling heavy...

RUAG Aviation Named Hartzell Propeller Service Facility in Central Europe

Hartzell Propeller Inc. has appointed RUAG Aviation in Lodrino, Switzerland as a Recommended Service Facility. The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility covers a wide area of central Europe. RUAG Aviation's Lodrino facility is an EASA and FAA approved repair station. It is a service center for a number of aircraft manufacturers, including Cirrus, Mooney, Piper and Textron Aviation...

Thomas Klühr appointed SWISS CEO

Thomas Klühr is to succeed Harry Hohmeister as CEO of SWISS in February 2016, as part of a broader realignment of the Lufthansa Group. The new group organization is designed to provide a more functional alignment and thrust, alongwith flatter hierarchies. Harry Hohmeister, who is already a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, will take charge of the newly-created position of Hub...

SWISS: New fleet flagship Boeing 777 to enter service during the winter schedules

SWISS’s new fleet flagship, the Boeing 777-300ER, will enter revenue service in the course of the coming 2015/16 winter schedules. The new long-haul twinjet will be deployed on services between Zurich and New York from early 2016. The start of the winter schedules also sees more frequencies added to the Zurich-São Paulo and Zurich-Miami routes. And SWISS will be further expa...

Jet Aviation Basel delivers new Airbus A340-600 with VIP cabin interior

Jet Aviation Basel recently delivered a brand new ACJ A340-600 that it outfitted with a VIP cabin interior for an undisclosed client in Europe. This is the 18th Airbus delivery from the Basel Completions Center since 1999. Equipped to carry up to 121 passengers in comfort and style, the ACJ A340-600 features a forward galley, dining and lounge areas, a master bedroom and ensuite bathroom w...

Cargologic obtains IATA CEIV pharma certificate

Cargologic has obtained certification as a Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) from the International Air Transport Assocation (IATA) for the handling of pharmaceutical products at Zurich Airport. The cargo handler says temperature-controlled handling of pharma is becoming “increasingly challenging” owing to global regulatory conditions. In July 2015, the...

IATA: Strong Demand Momentum Maintained in August 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for August showing a continuation of the strong growth in air travel demand for both domestic and international traffic. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 7.1% compared to the year-ago period. August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.9%, and load factor rose 0.9 perc...

Teamwork, Innovation and Industry Unity for a Sustainable Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) co-signed an open letter calling on governments to act to help the industry reduce its carbon footprint. The letter was organized by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), which brings together all the major players in the aviation sector (airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers, and air navigation service providers) with the aim of responsibl...

ATAG welcomes GIFAS as an associate member

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today welcomed as an associate member the Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS), the French aerospace industries association. GIFAS has more than 353 members who are active in all sectors of the aerospace industry including civil aircraft, helicopters, engines, satellites and launch systems, defence and...

Swiss WorldCargo steps up eAWB use

Swiss WorldCargo is now offering the electronic air waybill (eAWB) ‘Single Process’ after completing a successful four-month pilot phase. The carrier says it should significantly accelerate adoption of the eAWB throughout its network. Swiss WorldCargo can now accept Single Process eAWB shipments in Zurich, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, and Copenhagen. The f...

ANALYSIS: Marenco adds Swiss precision to helicopter market

Martin Stucki, the boss of start-up Marenco Swisshelicopter, is not like other chief executives, but then the manufacturer is also markedly different than most others in the sector. Stucki, an engineer, commercial rotorcraft pilot, and long-time helicopter enthusiast, arrives at our meeting in jeans, polo shirt and trainers, and sports a small earing in the lobe of one ear. There is nothing wro...

IATA Senior Management Appointments

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced two senior management appointments: Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Senior Vice President for Safety and Flight Operations Nick Careen, Senior Vice President for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) Gilberto Lopez Meyer will take up his role as Senior Vice President for SFO on 1...