EC signs landmark aviation agreement with China

Intended to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and enable passengers to profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, in a follow-up to the April 9 EU-China summit the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and also a horizontal aviation agreement aimed at strengthening aviation cooperation on Monday May 20. The signing of a bilateral civil aviation agreement (BASA) will support worldwide trade in aircraft and related products. It should reduce costs incurred through the previous need for duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities, while also promoting cooperation Read more

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Airbus increases A220 aircraft range by up to 450 nm

©Airbus A220 Family in flight

Airbus has reported that the A220 Family aircraft, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will now be offering increased range starting from H2 2020. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight (MTOW*) is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes). The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range capabilities to 3,350 nm for the A220-300 and 3,400 nm for the A220-100, some 450 nm more than currently advertised. This performance increase is achieved by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins as well as existing fuel volume capacity. This will allow airlines to tap into Read more

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Russia’s Pobeda Airlines chooses Britannica’s Fox Training Management system

Pobeda Airlines has purchased the Fox Training Management System by Britannica Knowledge Systems as its new training management platform. In flight since December 2014, Pobeda is a new and growing low-cost airline, slated to have 108 routes across Russia and abroad by mid-June 2019. Pobeda will use Fox to manage and improve pilot qualification training and compliance, courseware delivery, online testing, and performance evaluation. Fox’s scheduling module will oversee all pilot training events and resources. Pobeda’s instructors and evaluators will use the Fox Grading app to ensure training quality and maintain standards by capturing performance data, in real-time on mobile Read more

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Lufthansa Technik ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus A220

A220 SkyRetreat shown at EBACE 2019 ©LHT

Lufthansa Technik AG is ready to offer cabin completions for Airbus’ smallest commercial aircraft family, the A220. The company has already developed a first VIP cabin interior concept, parts of which will be showcased for the first time on this year’s European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The spacious SkyRetreat concept will feature a totally new and unconventional design approach. As a consequence, the cabin interior envisaged by Lufthansa Technik’s designers for the Airbus A220 calls for a reduction to the essential, thereby cleverly and discreetly integrating latest cabin technologies, from 4K roll-up displays and smart touch Read more

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APOC Aviation appoints Karim Grinate as new Sales Manager

Karim Grinate

Innovative aircraft and engines leasing, trading and part-out specialist APOC Aviation,  has appointed Karim Grinate as new sales manager. Alongside his world-wide sales responsibilities, Grinate will focus on establishing world-class status for APOC’s AOG department in tandem with its enhanced stock inventory of Boeing and Airbus spare parts. Headquartered in The Netherlands, APOC Aviation’s expanding global footprint includes three regional sales offices in Colombia, Lithuania and Miami. It will be Grinate’s role to strengthen ties with existing customers and build new business opportunities for APOC’s aircraft parts division. Previous experience includes senior positions with Qatar Airways Cargo, Oman Air Cargo Read more

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Heroux-Devtek firms up landing gear supply agreement for Boeing’s F/A-18 program

Héroux-Devtek has concluded its previously announced agreement to supply the main landing gears for Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler and has extended the scope of the agreement to include the manufacturing of the nose and main landing gears for Boeing’s Advanced F-15 program. The extended scope will also include the supply of spare parts and aftermarket services for both defense aircraft programs and covers a period of performance of five years. The original supply agreement, announced during the Farnborough Airshow on July 17, 2018, provided for the manufacture and assembly of main landing gears and side braces for Read more

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Ideagen secures ambitious software project with Joramco

Ideagen, the UK-based, global software firm, has announced it is to supply its software to a major aircraft maintenance organisation in the Middle East. Joramco, an independent commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisation based in Jordan, will adopt Ideagen’s Q-Pulse, Q-Pulse Risk and PleaseReview products. Joramco will use Ideagen’s software as it aims to automate and support key processes associated with its quality, safety, risk and regulatory requirements. Operating for more than 50 years, Joramco – majority owned by the Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DEA) since 2016 – has maintained a strong track record as a leading commercial aircraft Read more

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CTT Systems partners with Airbus Corporate Jets to optimize humidification system for ACJ320 Family

Peter Landquist of CTT (left) and Benoit Defforge of ACJ ©Airbus

CTT SYSTEMS AB (CTT), a market leader in aircraft humidity control systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus Corporate Jets to optimize a humidification system for the ACJ320 Family to further improve efficiency and performance. Cabin humidity is typically low in VIP passenger aircraft cabins, but with a CTT humidication system it can be increased to better than 20% by continuously introducing moisture to improve passenger comfort and well-being. Moisture build-up in insulation blankets will be avoided by combining a dryer with the humidifier to achieve balanced humidity. “Our shared goal is to create evenly distributed humidification throughout Read more

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Finnair and China Southern launch codeshare cooperation

Finnair and China Southern have agreed on new codeshare partnership starting on June 1, 2019. The cooperation includes the Finnair route between Guangzhou and Helsinki, and selected China Southern destinations in China. The new codeshare partnership adds five new destinations to Finnair´s network in China, and customers will be able to connect with China Southern from Guangzhou to Changsha (CSX), Chongqing (CKG), Hangzhou (HGH), Nanjing (NKG), Sanya (SYX), Wenzhou (WNZ), Xiamen (XMN) and Xi´an (XIY). In addition, China Southern code CZ will be added to Finnair flights from Helsinki to several popular destinations in Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Billund (BLL), Copenhagen Read more

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Four Seasons selects A321LR for aircruises

Four Seasons A321LR seating ©Airbus

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has chosen the A321LR as its private jet for luxury worldwide travel, launching a new role for the Airbus corporate jet family. The aircraft will enter service in 2021. Airbus’ A321LR is one of the newest aircraft in its NEO family, and features new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets – as well as extra fuel tanks in the cargo-hold. These features give the A321LR  the efficiency and range to fly nonstop to landmark sights around the world, while maintaining the ability to land at nearby airports. “The Four Seasons Private Jet experience defines modern luxury aviation, Read more

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