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Garmin acquires FltPlan.com, leading electronic flight planning and services provider

Garmin Ltd. announced that it has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a privately held provider of electronic flight planning, scheduling, and trip support services, including the popular website FltPlan.com and mobile application FltPlan Go. FltPlan is one of the largest flight planning com...

The world‘s largest insurance and finance group Ping An – a new strategic partner for AviaAM Financial Leasing China

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China Co., Ltd. – has gained a new stra...


Air Astana demonstrates strong traffic and revenue growth in the first half of 2018

Air Astana recorded a 10% increase in passenger traffic and a 17% uptick in revenues in the first half of the year compared with the corresponding period of 2017. Between January and June 2018, the airline carried more than two million passengers.  The traffic growth was driven by the strong performance on international passenger traffic that is up 22% compared to the same period in 2017....

Strategies to Support Sustained Airline Financial Health

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2018 World Financial Symposium(WFS) will feature a strong focus on partnership strategies to accelerate delivery of transformation supporting sustained airline financial health.  2018 will mark the ninth consecutive year of industry profits and the fourth year in which airlines will make an aggregate return exceedin...

Ryanair Announces $200m Investment In London Luton With 2 New Based Aircraft

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline announced an investment of $200 million at London Luton airport with 2 new based aircraft (6 aircraft in total) for its winter 2018 schedule and added 6 new routes to Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga and more flights on its existing Vilnius route. Ryanair’s winter 2018 London Luton schedule will now deliver a total of 21 routes w...

AviaAM Leasing sold two Airbus A321 to new lessor

AviaAM Leasing, global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing, and sales, has announced the sale of two Airbus A321-211 aircraft with lease attached. Both aircraft are being operated by Montreal based Canadian low-cost leisure airline Air Transat. The aircraft was delivered to the new lessor on the 14th of August, 2018.   “We were delighted...

Africa – The Continent of New Opportunity for Emerging Airlines

The African commercial air travel market represents massive amounts of untouched opportunity for new airlines. According to the data from IATA, Africa is home to 16% of the world’s population but it accounts for only 2.20% of the global air service market. With a clear need for air travel and a demand for more quality airlines, the African continent is emerging from under the radar and makin...

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 produce 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other production applications.  Digital Alloys'...

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 & Support segment; . Reported EBIT and EBITDA1 in 2Q18 were US$ (17.7) million and US$ 44.1 million,...

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...

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