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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...

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 Aero...


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...

Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline's 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline's new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing's Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlin...

Eyes on the Skies in India As Aviation Industry Soars

Enforcement of safety standards in India's aviation industry is not keeping pace with the rapid growth of the sector, experts warn. A number of pilots in India have been securing licences after barely flying because of fudged documents, while the regulator is ill-equipped to monitor safety of aircraft and personnel as airlines continue to expand and more carriers take to the skies in the co...

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Embraer and Mongolian Hunnu Air Sign Pool Program Agreement to Support its E190 Fleet

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CAE and LATAM Airlines Group extend training agreement

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) announced another extension of their existing training agreement, adding six years to this longstanding training partnership. Over the terms of this renewed agreem...

Lufthansa Technik Malta receives approval for A350-1000 overhauls

Recent certification by the German Federal Aviation Office First three A350 customers expected until the end of this year Lufthansa Technik Malta is now officially prepared to carry out all over...

New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte

Pratt & Whitney announced the collaboration with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engin...

Magnetic MRO - a record number of interior details for Finnair’s ATR fleet

Magnetic MRO and Finnair have signed a contract for complete paint work, full interior refurbishment and maintenance of all 12 of the airline’s ATR 72’s operated for Finnair by its partner...

FACC enters into cooperation with distributor STAECO in China

With an annual increase of more than six percent in passenger volumes, China is one of the fastest growing markets in the aviation industry. The technology group FACC is further expanding its global n...