Spatial to manufacture Water Evacuation Trainer for Singapore Airlines

Spatial, a provider of cabin crew training simulators, is to manufacture a Water Evacuation Trainer for Singapore Airlines. With a B787 fuselage, the trainer will provide Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew with the highest possible training standards in all Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEPs). Training will include door operation, cabin communications and aircraft systems familiarisation, secure cockpit procedures, emergency equipment usage and evacuation, fire and smoke training, including evacuation directly into the adjacent pool. Simulated malfunctions and maintenance will be operated via an easy-to-use touchscreen Instructor Operator Station (IOS). To provide comprehensive training for a wide variety of different door types, Read more

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LCI launches first helicopter co-investment vehicle

Leonardo AW 139 helicopter ©LCI

Helicopter lessor LCI, the aviation division of the Libra Group, has launched its first helicopter co-investment vehicle. The new helicopter ownership vehicle contains five aircraft all on long-term lease – three Leonardo AW139 and two Sikorsky S-92 units – and is valued at over US$100 million. It has been launched in partnership with Flexam Tangible Asset Income Fund (part of Flexam Invest Group), who have also contributed to the capitalisation. LCI will also act as servicer for the vehicle. LCI first entered the helicopter leasing marketplace in 2012 with a US$400 million order for a fleet of Leonardo AW139, AW169 Read more

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Turkish Technic and Satair sign strategic General Terms Agreement

Turkish Technic and Satair have signed a strategic General Terms Agreement (GTA) to facilitate further business growth between the two entities. Under this agreement, Satair will support Turkish Technic with consumable and expendable spares (C&E) for the expanding Airbus aircraft fleet that is maintained by Turkish Technic. This unique agreement supports both Airbus standard hardware supplied from the Airbus warehouses in Hamburg and C&E material from Satair’s global warehouses. This marks an important entry of Standard Hardware to the already established transactions of C&E material between the entities. With this tailor-made GTA, aircraft part numbers can be added and removed Read more

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Eaton signs agreement with OEMServices to expand MRO business in Russia

Eaton and OEMServices to expand MRO business in Russia ©OEMServices

Power management company Eaton will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for components on Airbus and Boeing aircraft as part of a long-term agreement with OEMServices. The growth opportunity will expand Eaton’s high-quality, cost-effective MRO services into new airline markets in Russia to benefit A320, A330, A340, B777 and B787 operators. As part of this long-term agreement, Eaton will perform repair services on a broad portfolio of air frame fuel and hydraulic components, engine fuel and sensing products, and electrical actuation products.

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GECAS and IAI launch 777-300ERSF freighter program

777-300ERSF, the "Big Twin" ©GECAS

GECAS and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have launched the Boeing 777-300ERSF and the establishment of a passenger to freighter conversion program. Dubbed “The Big Twin” — denoting its status as the largest ever twin-engined freighter — the initiative is jointly funded by GECAS and IAI. With agreements signed in July 2019 and a prototype aircraft to be provided by GECAS, the 777-300ERSF Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Development Program has now been launched. As launch customer and co-funder of the program, GECAS will commit fifteen firm orders and has fifteen additional options for the 777-300ERSF from GECAS’ owned portfolio to the Read more

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United Airlines reports third quarter net income of US$1.0 billion, raises full year 2019 guidance

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United Airlines (UAL) has achieved third quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) of US$3.99 and adjusted diluted EPS of US$4.07, and raised its full year 2019 adjusted diluted EPS guidance, with a new range of US$11.25 to US$12.25. United has reported third quarter net income of US$1.0 billion, pre-tax earnings of US1.3 billion and pre-tax margin of 11.9%, expanding pre-tax margin 2.3 points versus the third quarter of 2018. Third quarter adjusted net income was US$1.0 billion, adjusted diluted EPS of US$4.07, adjusted pre-tax earnings of US$1.4 billion and adjusted pre-tax margin of 12.1%, expanding adjusted pre-tax margin 2.5 points Read more

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Embraer approves Jet Flight Service to expand support of Legacy 600/650 in Moscow, Russia

Jet Flight Service, based at Vnukovo International Airport, has been approved as an Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) to expand its support for Legacy 600/650 customers in Moscow, Russia. Jet Flight Service, which is certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), may perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, component and part exchange, types of inspections at different levels of complexity for those aircraft platforms.

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STS Aviation Group purchases former MAEL hangar in Birmingham, England

Two weeks after acquiring Apple Aviation,  STS Aviation Group (STS), an aviation solutions company, has finalized the purchase of a wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, England. The facility was formerly operated by Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) and put up for sale in March of 2019. It features 200,000 ft² of total space — including ramp — and has the capacity to service wide-body aircraft. In fact, the facility can house two wide-body aircraft or 10 narrow body aircraft at the same time. In addition to its size, the complex is home to several on-site component repair and back shops; Read more

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Ryanair launches new routes to Armenia from 2020

Yerevan, Armenia ©Ryanair

Ryanair will launch its first ever flights from Armenia, the 40th country in the Ryanair network, with two new routes from Yerevan to Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino starting in January 2020, and two new routes from Yerevan to Berlin Schönefeld and Gyumri to Memmingen starting in Summer 2020. Ryanair’s 2020 schedule will deliver 130,000 customers annually to/from Ryanair’s Armenian airports.

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Etihad and Air Arabia to establish first Abu Dhabi-based low-cost carrier

Operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new airline dubbed “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi” is being set up through a joint venture between fellow Abu Dhabi-based carriers Etihad Airways (Etihad) and Air Arabia. “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from Abu Dhabi, supplementing our own services,” Tony Douglas, group chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group, said. “We look forward to the launch of the new airline in due course.” Where Etihad is concerned, the new airline should bolster its 2017 turnaround plans to become profitable Read more

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