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Oman Air and Air Lease Corporation Announce New Lease Agreements

Today Oman Air and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long term lease agreements for 14 jet aircraft. The lease agreements cover three new Boeing 737-800s, seven new Boeing 737-8MAXs, and one new Boeing 787-9, all from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This transaction also includes one used Boeing 737-700 (MSN 33103) and two used Boeing 737-800 aircraft (MSNs 33104 and 34242). The...

United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also announced that Jeff Smi...

From Amsterdam to Zagreb, Transat to offer direct flights to 29 European destinations

Transat is pleased to announce that it is adding two new destinations, Croatia in Eastern Europe and Pisa in Italy, to its European portfolio for 2016 as well as increasing frequency and capacity on many of its European flights. Air Transat thus remains the leisure airline with the most diversified offer on the market with direct flights to a total of 29 destinations. In addition, newly launched r...

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport; 14 injured

A fire broke out Tuesday on an outbound British Airways flight at the Las Vegas airport, leading 14 people to be transported for medical care for what a fire official called "minor injuries." A majority of the injuries came as passengers slid down the inflatable chutes to evacuate the Boeing 777, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Klassen said. The incident occurred shor...

Business model of lasting growth in a difficult market

Year 2015 Avinco confirmed once again its leading position in the secondary market of helicopters, and an extensive portfolio of solutions tailored to today's market. Avinco - a global company with assets in Monaco, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, Russia and the United States has been growing steadily, despite various upheavals in the industry. Since January Avinco closed 18 deals for...

FAA Selects UTC Aerospace Systems to Develop Greener Advanced Nacelle Technologies for Its CLEEN II Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected to participate in a program to develop new enabling nacelle technologies to reduce engine fuel burn and noise as part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Te...

Lufthansa to take legal action against Vereinigung Cockpit’s Group Collective Labor Agreement Committee

The response from the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union to the numerous proposals and offers of talks submitted by Lufthansa has been further strike action, which today is affecting long-haul services and tomorrow will affect all the company’s short- and medium-haul routes, and thereby again subject its customers to unacceptable inconvenience. For the past two years, right up until...

Spring Airlines Offers 1 Yuan Tickets to Lure Travellers

Spring Airlines (9C) announced Tuesday it will offer tickets as low as 1 yuan every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting September 9 to lure travelers in the upcoming off-season. The low-cost carrier said the off-season for air travel will come after the National Day holiday and last until the Spring Festival travel period. The 1 yuan campaign will last for 90 days, covering bot...

Jet Aviation Basel expands Completions production capacity to meet demand

Jet Aviation Basel has recently signed an agreement with Basel Euroairport authorities to expand its Completions production capacity to meet rising demand for services. Jet Aviation Basel is expanding its production operation within its Completions Center where the company produces industry-renowned furniture aircraft interior components and integrated systems for corporate and VIP ai...

Rockwell Collins selected for AC312E/C platforms

Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics for Avicopter's new AC312E/C helicopters, which will perform search and rescue, emergency medical service and general purpose transport missions. Rockwell Collins' avionics consists of its latest helicopter cockpit display system and Pro Line 21TM communication, navigation and surveillance...

Garmin : Unveils New Landscape Touchscreen Controller for Integrated Flight Decks

Garmin is pleased to announce a new touchscreen controller option, which serves as the interface between the pilot and G2000, G3000 and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks (IFD), while also providing Standby Flight Display (SFD) capabilities. A new, high-resolution landscape display and responsive infrared touchscreen serves as the primary point of entry, so flight plan modifications and data entry are...

Airbus ACJ319 highlights cabin-benefits at Jet Expo

Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ319, offered for vvip charter by MJet, at Jet Expo in Moscow, highlighting the benefits of a more spacious cabin to visitors. The MJet Airbus ACJ319 includes lounge areas plus a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and is certificated for 19 passengers, allowing it to transport company executives, extended families and government delegations in comfort and style. Airbus...

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Airports

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Airports. The MoU will assist cooperation and information exchange between the two organisations, covering satellite imagery applications, knowledge and experience transfer, and human resources development.   The MoU will see the two organisations work...

Airbus A330-200 with increased range receives EASA certification

The new 242 tonne A330-200 that can fly up to 15 hours non-stop has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification. This certification is for the new 242 tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) version, and it is predicted that certification from the US authorities will follow shortly. The 242 tonne A330-300 was launched in 2012, and the heavier varient is the platform for the A330neo....

Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airports’ 63rd destination worldwide reaching up to 31 countries. Oman Airports celebrated the first...

New Oman Air Rahal multi-segment ticket option launched

Oman Air has launched a brand-new multi-segment ticket option, named Oman Air Rahal. The product offers up to 30 per cent savings on multiple Business Class or Economy Class flights between the Omani capital of Muscat and destinations across the GCC, as well as Tehran.  Destinations covered by Oman Air Rahal include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Teh...

Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week to take place in March 2016

Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW) is set to run from March 6 to 12, 2016. The event will run concurrently in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain converging six trade, defence, entertainment, and sports components under its umbrella. Set to become a biennial fixture in Abu Dhabi’s calendar of events, ADAAW is anticipated to attract a constellation of decision makers and international experts...

Pascal Jallier to be new Vice President of Sabena VIP completion programmes

Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes. Jallier will be responsible for all VIP completion programmes from the completion centre in Bordeaux.   Philippe Rochet, Sabena’s Chief Operating Officer, said: "With his excellent record in the completions business and his commitment to customer...

Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport

Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The contract has been awarded to the local company Nedaa, which provides telecommunication services to specialised governmental, semi-governmental and private institutions in the region. The new network will include several Tetra base stations (TB3) and 400 T...

Bombardier New Appointments

Today, Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Nico Buchholz as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). In this new position, Mr. Buchholz will lead the Corporation’s supply chain activities and closely manage relations with suppliers across the global value chain. With his team, he will ensure that goods and services purchased by Bombardier’s four business segm...

Atlas Air Worldwide Expands CMI Service with DHL Express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit will operate two Boeing 767 aircraft leased to DHL Express by the company’s dry leasing entity, Titan Aviation. Atlas Air will operate the aircraft through its sister company, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., linking the flights with Polar’s existing services for DHL ...