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Boeing Sees Significant Gain in China Traffic on Visa Changes

Boeing Co. is seeing a significant uptick in China traffic as the government eases travel restrictions and moves toward a service-based economy, even as the Chinese economy grows at its slowest pace in more than 20 years. "We see no slowdown in traffic domestically, traffic regionally, and actually see an uptick, significant internationally, especially as the Chinese government has changed...

Gulfstream passes 100-flight hour mark for G500

Gulfstream has added 40 flights and 85 flight hours to the G500 test campaign in the last two months, completing initial handling qualities tests and an attitude recovery stall system. The first of four G500 test aircraft now has flown 45 flights and logged 100 flight hours, including one 5h22min mission, altitudes up to 38,500ft and speeds up to Mach 0.80, Gulfstream says. The pace of testi...

Delta Is Bargain Hunting for Used Long-Haul Jets

Delta Air Lines Inc., known for snapping up bargain-priced single-aisle planes, is now shopping for used larger, long-haul jets. A glut of wide-body models coming off leases is creating an "aircraft bubble," Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said Wednesday. While no deal is imminent, he said Delta repeatedly gets offers to add twin-aisle jetliners such as Boeing Co.'s...

Jet Aborts Takeoff When Car Makes Wrong Turn onto Runway

Federal officials say a plane carrying 78 people was forced to abort a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport when a car made a wrong turn onto a runway. The Federal Aviation Administration says the incident shortly before noon Tuesday involved a Compass Airlines twin-engine jet bound for Kansas City. The Los Angeles Times reports an alarm sounded in the control tower when a...

JetBlue Wants to Be the Only Airline with Free Wi-Fi on Every Flight

When JetBlue recently introduced checked baggage fees, it gave the title of Only Large U.S. Airline With Free Checked Bags to Southwest. (I just made that title up, but Southwest is very proud of the distinction.) But JetBlue might have a way to make it up to passengers. On Wednesday, the carrier announced progress in making free in-flight Wi-Fi -- the carrier calls its service Fly-Fi ...

Security Computer Glitch Resolved at D/FW Airport: Officials

All operations are back to normal after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security computer system experienced a service disruption at several U.S. aurports Wednesday, including at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the problem was with the computers and kiosks used by passengers arriving in the United States at airports nationwide, NBC N...

Honeywell Offers Latest Navigation Technology For A320 And A330 To Enhance Safety And Efficiency

Honeywell Aerospace’s latest navigational technology will be available as an option on Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft in early 2018. The new Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver will offer Airbus customers access to the latest precision navigation capabilities — a cost-effective solution that increases airport traffic capacity while decreasing weather-related delays, noise and operating...

Delta reports 3Q adjusted net income of $1.4 billion

Adjusted pre-tax income(1) of $2.2 billion, an increase of $547 million year over year on a similar basis. - Adjusted earnings of $1.74 per diluted share. - On a GAAP basis, pre-tax income of $2.1 billion and earnings of $1.65 per share. - Returned $532 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for theSeptember 2015...

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...

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...

Boeing, Lockheed unveil competing UAV-killing concepts

With reports that Islamic State (IS) militants have begun operating commercially-produced unmanned air vehicles to support their activities in the Middle East, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are pursuing two very different approaches to knocking unmanned aircraft out of the sky. Boeing has produced a 2kW laser weapon system to literally burn UAVs out of the sky, while Lockheed is taking a non-kinet...

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...