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Boeing, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries and Alsalam Aircraft Company to Establish Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah providing comprehensive, in-country main...

Australian Minchan Aviation to provide structure components for MQ-4C Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot. South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-ra...


AAR reaches 60-year milestone in aviation

AAR announces it has reached a significant milestone – 60 years in the aviation industry. On this date in 1955, AAR’s founder Ira A. Eichner incorporated his start-up aircraft radio and equipment supply business in downtown Chicago. What began as a one-man operation is now an industry-leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, OEMs and governments around the...

Spirit Aeronautics gains FAA Turbine engine service ratings

Spirit Aeronautics has expanded their FAA Approved Capabilities List to include additional service ratings for turbine powered (jet) engines. “Our customers are always looking for ways to minimise downtime and enhance the value of the services they receive from a provider like Spirit Aeronautics.” Tony Bailey, president & COO of Spirit Aeronautics said: “Our custome...

Pakistan is interested in purchasing Yak-130 operational trainers

Representatives of Pakistani air forces negotiated deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers with Rosoboronexport and Irkut Corporation in the network of their recent visit to Moscow, TASS reports with reference to Defenseworld.net Pakistan is interested in purchasing Yak-130 operational trainers. Representatives of Pakistani air forces already held a meeting with management of Rosoboronexport...

MTU Aero Engines in talks with Iran airlines to provide maintenance

MTU Aero Engines has announced it is in talks with several Iranian airlines to supply maintenance services. The company said its talks are done in consultation with German and US export control authorities.  This is while Iran’s aviation is still under West restrictions in supplying plane parts and services.  

Boeing Delivers Nok Air's First Direct-Purchased Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Air today celebrated the airline’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing. “We are pleased to welcome additional 737-800 airplanes into our fleet as we continue to expand our regional and international route network,” said Piya Yodmani, Deputy&...

How Lufthansa Technik prepares aircraft for entry into service

FRANKFURT: Dean Raineri is a man at Lufthansa Technik with a long title. “Project Director, New Aircraft and Infrastructure Development Aircraft Maintenance” means that he’s the man with overall responsibility for making sure new planes enter into service successfully, resolving any teething problems, and ensuring that they go on to provide safe and reliable operations. F...

GAA to offer new IAEA training programmes in Bahrain

Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has signed an MOU with International Aero Engine Association (IAEA), USA, to offer Aircraft Life Cycle Management for Investor Programme and Aircraft Engine MRO Engineering and Management Programme at its training facility in Bahrain. The courses are focused towards Banks, Airlines, Aircraft Leasing and Maintenance Organizations.  Dr. Hooman Rezaei, president o...

Swiss Aviation Training completes Airbus-Boeing simulator conversion

Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) has converted the first Airbus full-flight simulator (FFS) to the latest version of theBoeing 777-300ER. The EASA-certified FFS has been put into training operations for Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The new device was converted from an existing Airbus A330/340 simulator and is located in SAT’s Kloten training facilities, near Zurich Airport. It...

Pan Am International Flight Academy Approved by FAA to Provide ATP-CTP Training

Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), effective immediately, to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam. Increased safety was the number one goal in the FAA changes made which incl...

Flight training for the modern age

FlightSafety International and West Virginia University Institute of Technology have launched an aviation management degree program partnership. The program enables students to receive college credit from West Virginia University Institute of Technology for courses completed at FlightSafety Academy. In addition, WVU Tech and FlightSafety Academy will develop an FAA-approved Bac...

FAA certify Second FlightSafety G280 simulator to Level D

FlightSafety’s second Gulfstream G280 simulator has been qualified to Level D status by the US FAA. Both simulators are located at FlightSafety’s learning centre in Dallas, Texas. “FlightSafety is pleased and proud to support the growing number of Gulfstream aircraft owners and operators around the world.” David Davenport, executive vice president at FlightSafety...

Greenpoint starts second 787 VIP completion

Greenpoint Technologies has begun work on its second Boeing 787 VIP interior completion. The VIP 787 is at Greenpoint’s Moses Lake, Washington State widebody facility The Greenpoint designed interior completion will take roughly eighteen months to finish. Delivery of the completed aircraft is expected in early 2017. “The 787 is a fascinating aircraft to modify. The sophisticate...

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