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Routehappy Raises $3 Million; Launches Routehappy Hub to Help Airlines and Distributors

Routehappy, the product differentiation platform for air travel, today announced it has secured $3 million in Series B funding from air travel industry veteran PAR Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investors, iNovia Capital and Contour Venture Partners. Routehappy will use...

US airlines, $5.5 bn net profit in the Q2 of 2015

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015, up from $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015 and up from $3.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation...


FLY Leasing Sells 12 Older Aircraft for US$240 Million

Ireland's FLY Leasing is selling 12 older aircraft from its portfolio for US$240 million as the company continues its fleet renewal strategy. The aircraft will transfer individually to the unidentified new owner, with all transfers expected to be completed by the end of the year. FLY said the sale is expected to produce a US$12 million pre-tax gain, and it expects to incur US$3 mi...

AWAS delivers one 747-400F (factory freighter) to Kalitta Air

AWAS announced today that it has delivered on-lease one 747-400F factory-built freighter aircraft to Kalitta Air, a global provider of air cargo services based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This aircraft comes from AWAS’ existing portfolio. Conrad Kalitta, Founder and Owner Kalitta commented, “We are pleased to accept delivery of this uniquely capable, factory-built 747-400F freighte...

Critical Alerts For Mobileye NV, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, JetBlue, American Airlines and Skyworks

InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for MBLY, AERI, JBLU, AAL and SWKS. To see what our analysts have discovered about a particular stock, read the InvestorsObserver's PriceWatch Alert by selecting the corresponding link. (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) MBLY: http://www.investorsobserver.com/pr/91720150/MBLY &...

Aeroflot to increase capital investment in Orenair

Russia’s Aeroflot will initiate and fully subscribe to a capital increase in Orenair subsidiary as part of the group’s multi-brand renewal strategy. Orenair provides flights to leisure destinations. In November 2011, Aeroflot received 100% shares of OrenAir from Rostekhnologii (Rostec), a state corporation controlled by the Russian Federation, together with shares of four...

Moody’s downgrades France’s govt. bond ratings to Aa2

Moody’s on Friday downgraded France's government bond ratings by one notch to Aa2 from Aa1; the outlook on the ratings is stable, the international ratings agency said in a statement. Moody’s said the key interrelated drivers of the action were: "the continuing weakness in France's medium-term growth outlook, which Moody's expects will extend through the remainder o...

More U.S. firms eying overseas moves given EXIM lapse: AIA

More U.S. companies are considering moving plants overseas given concerns about the shutdown of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the largest U.S. aerospace trade group said Friday, a day after General Electric Co (GE.N) announced plans to build a $400 million turboprop engine plant in Europe. David Melcher, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, said he expected similar announcements fr...

United Airlines Extends Deal With Chase for MileagePlus Credit Cards

Shares of United Airlines’ parent soared Thursday after the company announced new credit-card agreements that analysts said could boost earnings. United Continental Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday that it had extended deals with Visa and JPMorgan Chase for cards that let members of United’s MileagePlus loyalty program earn miles by using their credit card for purchases. The airlin...

Chinese Lessor Close to Buying Bombardier Jets

Plane maker Bombardier Inc is close to sealing an order from a Chinese lessor for its CSeries aircraft. Any such deal would signal increasing interest in Bombardier's biggest-ever jet. Bombardier declined to identify the prospective buyer, but Fred Cromer, its president for commercial aircraft, said at the ongoing Aviation Expo China 2015 in Beijing that the company is "in the...

Rockwell Collins Announces Financial Guidance for Fiscal Year 2016

  Rockwell Collins, Inc. today announced guidance for fiscal year 2016. The company expects revenue between $5.3 billion and $5.4 billion, earnings per share in the range of $5.20 to $5.40, and cash flow from operations of $700 million to $800 million. Total segment operating margins are expected to be about 21%. This financial guidance includes the impact of an estimated restructurin...

SAS and Apollo sign agreement worth 900 Million SEK

SAS and Apollo are extending their cooperation on charter flights and have signed an agreement for the 2016 summer season worth around MSEK 900. As a result, SAS will be flying Apollo’s customers from 18 locations in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to 28 destinations across Europe. SAS and Apollo have been in partnership for about 15 years and once again Apollo h...

Fitch to Rate Shenton Aircraft Investment I Ltd.

Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following ratings to Shenton Aircraft Investment I Ltd. (SAIL) as follows: —$747,444,000 series 2015-1A notes ‘Asf’; Outlook Stable. —$60,532,000 series 2015-1B notes ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS Quality of Assets: The pool is of high quality with the majority being tier 1 aircraft with lon...

Aviation Capital Group Announces the Closing of $900,000,000 of Unsecured Senior Notes

Aviation Capital Group (ACG) announced today that it has closed the sale of $900 million of unsecured senior notes consisting of $600 million of its 2.875% unsecured senior notes, due September 17, 2018 at a price of 99.553% of par, and $300 million of its 4.875% unsecured senior notes, due October 1, 2025 at a price of 99.597% of par. Proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate...

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The expansion of Embraer Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos

During the celebration of 50th anniversary, Embraer announced  US$ 30 million investment in the expansion of its Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos. Through the construction of new facilitie...