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Essential news for 21 Feb 2024

STARLUX orders A350F and more A330neo widebodies

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft. STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that already includes the A350-900, A330neo and A321neo. The A350F will be operated by STARLUX Cargo on  some of the world’s busiest cargo routes. Currently under development, the A350F can carry...

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Wisk and the City of Sugar Land, Texas, partner to bring autonomous Air Taxis to the Greater Houston region

Wisk Aero and the City of Sugar Land, Texas, have entered into a partnership to bring autonomous Advanced Air Mobility to the Greater Houston region. Under this new partnership, Wisk and Sugar Land will identify and assess a location at the Sugar Land Regional Airport for the development of vertiport infrastructure that would allow for Wisk’s autonomous air taxi operations. Th...

Embraer and Scoot sign agreement for Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning

Embraer and Scoot signed a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning, a tailored expendable spare parts inventory management program designed to assist customers reduce operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. The ECIP agreement, coupled with the Pool Program that Scoot has earlier signed for, will provide comprehensive support for Scoot’s incoming fleet of nine E190...

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

Australian commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations.Microflite is Airbus’ largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from single-engine H120, H125 and H130, to twin-engine H135 and H145. The op...

JetSMART selects Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

JetSMART has selected GTF engines to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including nine A321XLR aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetSMART with GTF engine maintenance through an EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. JetSMART, an ultra low-cost carrier, selected the GTF engine to power 70 A320neo family aircraft in June 2019. The airline also op...