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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Company Digital Alloys

Patented multi-metal additive manufacturing system enables rapid, low-cost production of aerospace-quality 3D-printed parts Boeing announced its investment in Digital Alloys, Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based company developing high-speed, multi-metal additive manufacturing systems that p...

Embraer earnings results 2nd quarter 2018

In 2Q18, Embraer delivered 28 commercial and 20 executive (15 light and 5 large) jets, compared to the 35 commercial and 24 executive (16 light and 8 large) jets in 2Q17; . The Company‟s firm order backlog was US$ 17.4 billion at the end of 2Q18, including contracts of the Services & Suppo...


Lithuanian Joint Venture Sees Unprecedented Growth in China

The largest Lithuanian investor in the People‘s Republic of China – AviaAM Leasing – has added a 14th brand new aircraft to the portfolio of its Joint Venture, AviaAM Financial Leasing China. The aircraft brings the value of the Joint Venture’s portfolio to USD 835 million. AviaAM Financial Leasing China was established, in August 2016, as a joint venture between the Hen...

Aircraft to Support the Carrier’s Fleet Expansion and Domestic Growth

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the agreement with a Russian carrier, Nordwind Airlines (“Nordwind”), for a long-term lease of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the lessor’s order book with Boeing. The first 737-800 was d...

airBaltic Shows Record Revenue in H1 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded the first half year of 2018 with a total revenue of 180.8 million euros, which is a 19% increase over the same period last year. At the same time airBaltic has carried 1.9 million passengers, an increase of 20%, and performed 13% more flights during the six months of 2018. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For the last few yea...

Piper's Growth Accelerates Q2 2018 Deliveries 65% Higher than Q2 2017

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced its results for the second quarter of 2018, ending June 30. The company posted Q2 2018 aircraft revenue of $62.3M on 53 deliveries versus $52.1M revenue on 32 aircraft deliveries in 2017.  Piper's growth in both aircraft deliveries and revenue was aided across all segments during the period with M-Class deliveries growing 11% and Trainer class delive...

Boeing, Jackson Square Aviation Announce Order for 30 737 MAXs

Aircraft lessor reaches major milestone, placing its first direct order from a jet maker Jackson Square Aviation becomes 100th customer of 737 MAX program with order valued at $3.5 billion Boeing and Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) announced the leasing company has ordered 30 737 MAX airplanes in its first direct purchase from a jet maker, reflecting the evolution of the airplane lessor's...

Aircraft Marks Last Delivery of a Fleet of Six Neos to the Flag Carrier

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the last delivery of a fleet of six Airbus A320-200neo aircraft to Scandinavia’s largest airline, SAS, as part of a sale and leaseback transaction commenced in March 2017. “We are delighted to con...

Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018. Airbus now owns a 50.01% majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34% and 16% respective...

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in On-Demand Urban Aerial Delivery Startup Matternet

Boeing announced its investment in Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup pioneering safe, on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet's advanced logistics platform – combined with Boeing's expertise in complex logistics, integration and manufacturing capabilities – will further enable reliable, efficient ca...

New 'Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report' Reveals Airline Industry On The Cusp Of Major Investment Wave

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fueled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity. In the new Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report (NYSE: HON), aviation professionals around the globe in the commercial aircraft sector reveal that spending on connected technologies will increase dramatically in the coming years, dri...

Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset  Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reduction in fuel burn per flight, equating to 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 annually Connectivity has the power to save airlines $11 billion each year by reducing the impact and likelihood of dela...

Air Partner Remarketing Market Update

Air Partner’s Russ Hubbard comments on the Remarketing division’s recent activity and the current market for aircraft sales and leasing Recent Remarketing activity The first half of 2018 has continued to be busy for Air Partner Remarketing in terms of both remarketing and ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance). The conclusion of one long-term contract involving the success...

ETIHAD REDUCES LOSSES IN 2017

  22%, US$ 432 million, improvement in core operating performance, driven by improved revenues and reduced costs 7.3% reduction in unit costs, despite US$ 337 million adverse effect from fuel prices 18.6 million passengers and 552,000 tonnes of cargo carried Business transformation programme well underway Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017,...

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65 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by SMBC Aviation Capital

Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65  A320neo Family aircraft (15...

Record Activity and Growth in 2018 of CDB Aviation, Executing Transactions for 107 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced a record year for 2018, in which the company executed transactions involving 107 aircraft, rapidly accelerating business to support the continued growth of its industr...

Embraer and Boeing Welcome Brazilian Government Approval of Strategic Partnership

 Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace marke...

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65 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by SMBC Aviation Capital

Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65  A320neo Family aircraft (15...

Record Activity and Growth in 2018 of CDB Aviation, Executing Transactions for 107 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced a record year for 2018, in which the company executed transactions involving 107 aircraft, rapidly accelerating business to support the continued growth of its industr...

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2019 kicked off with a $1bn investment of a US private equity giant KKR into the passenger and freight aircraft leasing business. The deal reflects the ever-growing interest of investment entities tow...