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The Leather Institute gains FAA certificate

The Leather Institute has been awarded the Federal Aviation Authority Air Agency certificate. The FAA certification allows the company to offer return to service for work done at their repair station and work done in the field with the D100 designation. The company has been refurbishing leather interiors for 15 years and has worked with many OEMs as well fractional and charter companies....

Embraer expands European sales team

Embraer Executive Jets has appointed Atlas Air Service as an authorised sales representative (ASR) in Europe. The deal with the Germany-based company comprises marketing and sales for Embraer’s entire business jet portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “I would like to welcome Atlas Air Service and its 45 years of expertise in aviation that will support our sales team f...

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Stockholm Bromma

Riga. Today the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Stockholm Bromma airport. The new route will offer convenient travel between the two cities and support business communities in both Latvia and Sweden. Starting today, September 1, airBaltic flies from Riga to Stockholm Bromma airport five times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a...

Saab Signs Contract With Airbus for A321 ACF Door Plug

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Airbus to become a supplier on the A321 Airbus Cabin Flex Programme. The agreement covers design, development and manufacturing of the Door Plug 3 and Cover Plate. This is Saab’s first design-to-build programme within the Airbus Doors Community and gives Saab a greater role on this fast-growing aviation programme. The fixed Door...

Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016

Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry. “My expectation is in 2016 and 2017, we’re going to see considerable increases in flight tickets [in the US] simply because you have the Big Four airlines [American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and So...

Samantha Wishart-Mizsei promoted at Landmark Aviation Luton

Samantha Wishart-Mizsei has been promoted to general manager of Landmark Aviation’s FBO facility at London-Luton Airport. She was formerly the location’s assistant general manager. Cy Farmer, vice president of Landmark Aviation said: “Samantha has been a dedicated member of our leadership team in Luton, and I’m happy to announce her promotion to General Manager. Her indu...

Wheels Up takes delivery of pink King Air for breast cancer awareness

Wheels Up has taken delivery of a pink King Air 350i. The aircraft will fly for a year in the pink version of the Wheels Up scheme as a way to increase awareness of breast cancer. heels Up’s Kenny Dichter hopes that pink King Air will not only raise awareness, but also help raise funds for Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Starting in October, Wheels Up...

Critical Due Diligence Discovered Amidst Bankruptcy Speculation - BrokerBank Securities

Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) shares have fallen from $8.50/ share on July 24th to a low of $2.01 on August 27th as the airline battles the Teamsters union representing its 2,200 pilots. There is speculation that RJET will file bankruptcy should the negotiations fail. On Friday the company's shares bounced up, closing at $2.65. O...

United Airlines Cargo Goes Live With RTS Cargo Revenue Management Solution

United Airlines went live with RTS CargoProfitOpt - capacity management module to forecast capacities, predict show up behavior, and compute optimal overbooking levels.  Apart from updating these values in the United Cargo's reservations system, the RTS solution also reacts to schedule changes and re-forecast values in real time. RTS CargoProfitOpt is a de...

FLY Leasing Acquires New Boeing 737-800

FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) ("FLY"), a global leader in aircraft leasing, today announced it has acquired a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a sale and leaseback transaction with an airline. The aircraft is on lease until 2027. "This brand new B737-800 is our latest acquisition as we look to deploy capital to grow earnings," said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY. &quo...

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim reveal website makeover

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has launched a new website with improved functionality, design and navigation. “This new website design was developed to better connect with our existing and potential customers by offering them an improved user experience where they can easily view all our services and offerings,” commented Holger Ostheimer, General Manager of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim....

Segmen Flight Academy receive Light Turboprop ALX

Alsim announced Guneydogu Aviation (GDH) school has acquired a Light Turboprop ALX for the Segmen Flight Academy.  The ALX will benefit Segmen Flight Academy as it can be used for many phases of flight training and is compatible with the types of aircraft used at the academy and can simulate all emergency situations.  The ALX also offers its user the ability to change the type of a...

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president corporate and international affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President UAE Sales. James Hogan, Etihad Airways&...

Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd Receives IQS Gold Award From AgustaWestland

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry - Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers selected from the Agust...

Abu Dhabi International Airport MTB roof to be finished February 2016

Abu Dhabi Airport starts the de-propping process for roof structure of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), with aim for the structure to be self-standing by February 2016. The curved roof of the Midfield Terminal Building will appear to be floating on 18 steel arches once the structure has been de-propped.   The process is the first of nine de-props will take a team of 45 speci...

Bell 505 Assembly Centre in Lafayette opens

Bell Helicopter has opened a new assembly centre in Lafayette. The new centre will assemble the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Steven Grissom and other state, regional and local officials joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion at the Lafayette Regional Airport. “Today’s dedication...

"Hitler's Airport" to Become Germany's Biggest Refugee Centre

Plans are underway to turn "Hitler's airport" - the iconic Tempelhof in Berlin that is now an abandoned listed building - into Germany's biggest refugee centre. As Germany is poised to accept as many as 800,000 refugees this year, city authorities confirmed they are studying plans to turn the airport into a giant home for asylum seekers. Once described by architect Sir...

Ryanair Traffic Threat to Airport over Low-Cost Second Runway

The airline says their future growth at the country's busiest airport hinges on Dublin being able to cope with demand. Ryanair's Head of Communications Robin Kiely told the Irish Independent that they support a second runway being built at an appropriate price. "If Dublin Airport isn't able to offer the growth opportunities that we want then those passengers, those...

Sydney Airport Launches Online Charity APP

Sydney Airport is taking off as a jumbo-sized charity fundraiser. And it's all down to its annual offload ... of lost property. Thousands of unclaimed bits of booty ranging from iPods, surfboards, ukuleles and even microwave ovens raise a motza at the airport's charity auction. Now it has now launched an online app to help decide which four good causes will receive the p...

Safety and aviation insurance a priority investment for Vietjet

Investing in flight safety is an absolute must for all carriers operating in the aviation industry today. But considering the rapid growth of the aviation industry and the ever-increasing levels of competition worldwide, how can consumers recognize which airlines apply the most rigorous safety standards? One way is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, which is granted by the In...