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Codeshare Partnership between Emirates and China Southern Airlines

Emirates’ first codeshare partnership with a Chinese carrier Agreement with China’s largest airline covers 18 routes including domestic points in China and Middle Eastern and African destinations, complementing expansive networks of both airlines Emirates and China Southern Airlines (IATA code: CZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive re...

Chinese aircraft cabin interiors market: MAC Sichuan launched

MAC Aero Interiors, a commercial aircraft cabin interiors arm of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, enters the Chinese aircraft cabin interiors market by establishing a Joint Venture with Benniao Aviation. The newly launched MAC Sichuan will be providing total cabin technical care support to Chinese aircraft owners and operators. “C...

BACA training day focuses on Best Practice

BACA – The Air Charter Association held another of its increasingly popular training sessions for members yesterday, focusing on best practice. In such a fast-moving and evolving industry BACA strives to ensure that brokers have the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest market trends and regulations, and to get together to share ideas and feedback.    This set...

Hello, neo: First American Airlines A321neo delivered

American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready for customer flights. After an 8 1/2-hour nonstop journey from Hamburg, Germany (XFW), the new...

CFM logs more than 3,300 orders in 2018

Orders valued at more than $48 billion U.S. at list price Production maintaining historic highs as LEAP ramp-up continues Orders for CFM International's two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and sp...

Mediterranean Islands Kos and Menorca – New airBaltic’s Routes

Latvian airline airBaltic announces the adding of two more leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019. Starting in May, airBaltic will perform scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic will launch at least 8 new routes this year. Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic:“Demand for su...

Garmin® announces availability of the GPS 3000, enabling ADS-B and WAAS/SBAS operational capability

Garmin International, Inc. announced the availability of the GPS 3000, a high-integrity GPS position sensor that seamlessly interfaces to existing avionics to help meet Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements. Also, targeting the air transport and defense markets, the GPS 3000 is designed as a WAAS/SBAS position source for select Flight Management Systems (FMS). Ai...

10 of Qatar Airways 50 Airbus A321neo converted on Order to the Longer Range Airbus A321LR

Qatar Airways announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways will use the A321LR to connect Doha to new growing markets where today demand is not sufficient...

Targets reached by ATR Aircraft

ATR, the Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer, maintained its leadership on the market in 2018, showing a solid performance. It delivered 76 aircraft, booked 52 firm orders and stabilised its annual turnover at US$ 1.8 billion. With a total of 165 orders and 154 deliveries between 2017 and 2018, ATR achieved a book to bill ratio above 1. Out of the 52 firm orders, 20 are for ATR 42-600s. In a...

FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program

FACC has successfully reached another milestone in the implementation of its interior strategy: For the solution developed by FACC to significantly increase the luggage stowage space, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to FACC for the "Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade" to be installed in the A320 aircraft family. At the same time,...

The Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance is born as a result of leading aviation engineering companies team up

A group of significant players in the aviation industry are cooperating to form a new alliance in the field of aircraft modification. As leading companies in the retrofit industry, EAD Aerospace, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering and  Lufthansa Technik have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance (IAMA). IAMA aims to encou...

Escape Lounge Open at Ontario International Airport

In a festive celebration, local officials and guests welcomed the grand opening of the Escape Lounge at Ontario International Airport (ONT), offering a new level of comfort and convenience for airline passengers at the nation's fastest growing airport. The new premium lounges will be accessible to all travelers. Under a 10-year agreement approved by the Ontario Internati...

Nordic Aviation Capital formally welcomes GIC as a new shareholder

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced that it has welcomed GIC,Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, as a new shareholder. The transaction comprises a partialsale by the existing shareholders and the injection of new capital to further strengthen NAC’sbalance sheet and solidify its position as the global leader in regional aircraft leasing. EQT VI will remain the largest shareholde...

Indonesian national carrier Garuda will be provided with Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight broadband

Inmarsat announced a contract to provide its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution to Indonesian national carrier Garuda, in partnership with wireless technology provider Mahata Aero Teknologi, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems. The agreement to supply Garuda Indonesia with GX Aviation marks the extension of Mahata’s existing 10-year contract with low-cost carri...

Learjet Aircraft Engine Maintenance Intervals extended, 25 Million Flight-hour Milestone celebration

Bombardier announced that Learjet 70 and Learjet 75aircraft operators now benefit from lengthened intervals between recurring major powerplant inspections, which have been extended from 3,000 to 3,500 engine hours. This interval extension directly benefits the bottom lines of operators by reducing the number of repeat inspections over the lifecycle of the engine, thereby decrea...

Corendon will place Boeing 747 in its hotel garden

Mega transport will bring airplane in five days from Schiphol to Amsterdam Travel agency, airline company and hotelier Corendon will have a complete Boeing 747-400 transported from Schiphol airport to the Corendon Village Hotel in Amsterdam this February. There the plane will be placed in the hotel garden.  For this mega job Dutch specialized transport company Mammoet has been...

Debut of Valcora at S&D to support growing North Americas business

Following a highly successful first complete year of international operations, Valcora is making its North American debut at this year’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers event  - booth 1736. The Switzerland-headquartered fuelling service will take the opportunity to promote its new North American office which joins the rapidly expanding global network of existing Valcora operations....

To achieve China's highest Safety Standards Sino Jet employs Data Analytics

First Chinese operator to manage comprehensive data analytics to support IS-BAO III In 2018, Sino Jet Ltd. was the first operator in mainland China to reach IS-BAO stage III, the internationally recognised safety standard from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The company’s President in Beijing, Ms. Chris Wu, has since shared that Sino Jet leverages data analytics to...

Beast from the East – Part Two?

Hundreds of thousands of passengers likely to be affected by flight disruption but many are unaware of flight rights Bott and Co, the UK’s leading flight delay compensation law firm, forecasts thousands of flight delays and cancellations this winter but fears many passengers are still in the fog about their rights.    According to the law firm, more than 700,000 passengers ha...

First time user of London Oxford Airport for North American users

London Oxford Airport (OXF-EGTK) is participating at the NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers event in San Antonio, TX this week (29th January to 1st February) and is highlighting a ‘first time user’ offer to North American-originating pilots and corporate flight departments.   New arrivals from the US and Canada can claim 25% off their landing fees fro...

Russian government to allocate $24.2 mln worth of subsidies for MC-21 airliner project

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on allocation of 1.6 bln rubles ($24.24 mln) worth of subsidies for the MC-21 airliner project. "I have signed a governmental decree to allocate subsidies for production and support of MC-21 airliner for the first time. Almost 1.6 bln rubles will be spent on that in 2019," he said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Mo...