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Reducing the sector’s carbon footprint

Air BP, BP’s aviation division, has grown rapidly over the past few years.  Now, the focus is on renewable energy and reducing carbon footprints for customers. Air BP General Manager Miguel Moreno spoke about current projects and goals for the future. At Air BP, we’ve been asking ourselves one question that forms our decision-making: how can airports and ope...

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.  

Challenger 350, Global 6000 and so on...JetExpo 2015

Bombardier has once again decided to take an active part in the Moscow Exhibition Jet Expo 2015, which will start on September 10 in the Moscow airport "Vnukovo-3". As we were writing, this year Russian customers will have the chance to see several new aircraft. company's static display will present the Challenger 350 and Global 6000. The main event everyone is waiting for&...

Air India B787-8 deliveries to be delayed

Air India's move to consider converting six remaining B787-8 order slots into larger B787-9s has cost the carrier time in terms of their revised delivery dates. While the state-backed carrier eventually decided to retain the -8s, time spent in considering the switch has resulted in Air India losing out on its original slots. "AI's original order was for 787-8 plan...

Uralsk, Kazakhstan to close for 6 weeks next month

Uralsk International Airport, situated in north-western Kazakhstan, is to close from September 1 to October 15, 2015 to allow for the completion of ongoing runway upgrade and expansion works. Since resuming control of the airfield, government set about upgrading the 2,400m-long 04/22 early last year with the aim of resuming widebody operations that were suspended in 2013 as a result of the...

Etihad Airways to highlight the contribution of Emirati women in aviation

Etihad Airways will mark the inaugural Emirati Women's Day by hosting a series of events under the theme of 'Celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation'.   The airline will focus on raising awareness of the important role Emirati women play in aviation and will demonstrate the immense and diverse opportunities this vital economic sector can present for women.  Announced b...

GECAS Regional Aircraft Group delivers three leased Embraer E195s to BoraJet Airlines

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has said its Regional Aircraft Group completed delivery of three leased Embraer E195 aircraft to Istanbul based BoraJet Airlines. BoraJet currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft to 19 destinations in Turkey and surrounding areas.  

Moscow got two medical EC145

Airbus Helicopters Vostok fulfill the contract with the Department of Health of Moscow for the supply of two EC145 helicopters. They are equipped with everything necessary for safe transport of the victims, including medical equipment and intensive care neonatal incubator. All equipment is certified in Russia. The helicopters will be operated from Moscow Aviation Center (IAC), which alread...

Man Born on Turkish Airlines Plane Becomes Turkish Airlines Flight Attendant

You have to love it when life comes full circle. That has been the case for Erkan Geldi. In 1990, Geldi's mother went into labor unexpectedly on a Turkish Airlines flight from Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt. It just so happened to be his mother's first flight ever - talk about an in-flight surprise! Geldi's mother named him in honor of the pilot of that plane. Fast for...

Irish Court Grounds Congolese Plane over Debt Row

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government, Congo's prime minister and local media said. Congo's government recently purchased two used Airbus A320s for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. The firs...

Russian Air Force Looks Forward To First Il-76MD-90 Deliveries

The Russian air force is preparing to take delivery of the first two Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifters by the end of the year. The Russian defense ministry placed an order for 39 of the new version of the twinjet in October 2012, worth 140 billion rubles (then $4.5 billion), with deliveries to complete by 2020. Nearly 1,000 original Il-76s were produced at the Tashkent Aviation Production Associatio...

DHL: Continued Investment in Americas Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is Key for Future Growth in Region

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. In the last seven years, DHL Express has expanded its operations at&nbs...

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&...

Aergo Capital finances two new B737-900ER for Sriwijaya Air

DUBLIN : Aergo Capital today announced the financing of two new Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) aircraft for Jakarta based Sriwijaya Air by sale and lease back. This is the first all-new airplane delivery for Sriwijaya Air, Indonesia’s third largest carrier. “We are thrilled to conclude this transaction with Sriwijaya Air and Boeing” said Fred Browne, Chief Exe...

Hong Kong Aviation Capital closes new $725 million 5 year warehouse facility

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) announces the completion of a new $725 million secured limited-recourse warehouse facility. The facility provides HKAC significant flexibility with 100% blind capacity to finance its future aircraft deliveries or refinance existing aircraft. The facility was oversubscribed and is priced competitively at a margin of 2.00%. The facility was structured b...

Terry Vais to Succeed Alex Marren as ExpressJet Chief Operating Officer; Brad Sheehan Named Senior Vice President Operations

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) announced today the selection of Terry Vais as Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2015. He will succeed Alex Marren, who has accepted a promotion as Executive Vice President at Hertz Corporation. As Chief Operating Officer, Vais will oversee ExpressJet’s operations and activities, including Flight Operations, In-Fli...

Air Astana Re-Launches Astana To Dubai Service

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier will re-launch services between Astana and Dubai on 25th October 2015 . The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. The service to Dubai offers greater convenience to passengers located in the capital, Astana, as well as from cities including Kostanay, Pavlod...

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...

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

 July load factor 81%, compared to 78% in July 2014 § Kerry Dublin route up 24% for July, representing 17th consecutive month of growth § Donegal Dublin route up 7% for July, representing 6th consecutive month of growth Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has recorded an 81% passenger load factor for the month of July, according to figures released today. This is up f...

Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

American’s Philly-Tel Aviv flights faced competition from El Al and United from JFK. — Dennis Schaal American Airlines Inc. plans to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel early next year after determining the route was losing money. The service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv was a legacy of US Airways Group Inc., which combined with American in December 2013 to form the...