Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

©Honda Aircraft Company begins HondaJet Elite deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018 as the most delivered aircraft in its class, based on information provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer and authorized sales network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet Elite customers that spans territories in North America, Europe, Middle and South America, Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and Japan. Manufactured at Honda Aircraft Read more

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Flightright initiates legal action in Germany against Ryanair over flight compensation

On August 14, Flightright, the compensation-claim processing platform, filed a lawsuit at a regional court in Frankfurt disputing Ryanair’s opinion that industrial action is “an exceptional circumstance” which allows the low-cost carrier to reject any claims by passengers for compensation. Flightright is arguing that Ryanair has: “caused such a strike through years of wage-dumping and salami tactics in talks with the trade unions,” describing the strike as “home-made” and “the logical consequence of Ryanair’s questionable personnel policy.” Ryanair’s response was simply to confirm that it “fully complies” with EU compensation rules that have been set down under the EU261 regulation. Read more

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Lufthansa and BASF start In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius

Kerojet® Aquarius, ©Lufthansa

BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for this innovative additive. In the course of the ISE, BASF’s additive solution is used on designated flight routes on Airbus air planes. On July 24, the ISE started successfully with an Airbus A340-600 between Munich and San Francisco. The advantage of the additive is that cost intensive measures to extract water at mandatory intervals can be reduced as water accumulation will be minimized. In addition, time consuming and expensive Read more

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Bombardier MRO announces new appointments to its growing international sales team

Bombardier MRO has announced that Joe McDonald has joined the company as Regional Vice-President, Sales for the Americas region. In this key leadership role, McDonald is responsible for developing strategic plans to promote sales growth and ensure excellence in customer satisfaction for the Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services’ component repair business in the region. He will also specifically support the continuing growth and expansion of Bombardier’s Dallas-based MRO facility. Furthermore Martin Williamson has been appointed as Head of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. In his new role, Williamson continues to be part of the Read more

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CAE reports first quarter fiscal 2019 results

CAE, a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets, has reported revenue of CA$722.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with CA$656.2 million in the first quarter last year. First quarter net income attributable to equity holders was CA$69.4 million compared to CA$59.6 million last year. First quarter operating profit was CA$98.5 million (13.6% of revenue) compared with CA$91.3 million (13.9% of revenue) in the first quarter of last year. Civil Aviation Training Solutions (Civil) revenue was CA$430.9 million, up 16% compared to the same quarter last year, and Read more

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Level of Chinese aviation expansion revealed by CAAC statistics

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), 93 new general aviation airports were licensed in the first half of 2018, more than doubling the number of general aviation airports in the country. China now has 231 civil airports in a total of 404 airports which support the take-off and landing of general aviation aircraft. 118 new general aviation aircraft were registered the CAAC in the first half of the year, bringing the country’s total to 2,415 with a 9.5-percent year-on-year increase. According to an announcement from the CAAC, China has also recently signed bilateral intergovernmental air transport accords Read more

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Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority recognizes IATA’s Airline Safety Audit Program

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to complement Rwanda’s safety oversight. “Rwanda CAA is committed to improving African aviation safety. Our partnership with IATA will help us to do that by taking greater advantage of IOSA in our safety oversight program,” said Silas Udahemuka, Director General CAA of Rwanda. The Abuja Declaration (2015) committed African governments to establish a Read more

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MAEL promotes Lee Burgess to Head of Maintenance, appoints Keith Earnden to Head of Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has promoted Lee Burgess to Head of Maintenance and welcomed Keith Earnden back to the company as Interim Head of Engineering. As Head of Maintenance, Lee Burgess will be in charge of managing MAEL’s heavy maintenance facilities in Luton and Birmingham, as well as its numerous Line Stations across the UK and Europe. He will also lead the MAEL’s new Component Maintenance Centre, which is due to open in Northampton later this year. Keith Earnden returns to MAEL to become Interim Head of Engineering, with responsibilities including leading the Engineering team, as well as the Continuing Read more

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BOC Aviation’ s net profit up 24% in first half 2018

BOC Aviation has reported its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “BOC Aviation delivered an excellent result in the first half of 2018, earning a net profit after tax of US$297 million, which was up 24% compared with the same period last year. Revenue rose 23% from US$670 million to US$825 million, reflecting 19% growth in total assets to US$17.1 billion as at 30 June 2018, as compared with 30 June 2017. Net book value of our fleet grew to US$14.3 billion as we continued our disciplined Read more

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Pratt & Whitney expands service network with new designated maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney Canada has appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica. Based in Carapicuíba, in São Paulo, this new DMF will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. This new appointment is part of P&WC’s effort to grow its service network in the region and provide cost-effective, customized solutions to increase aircraft availability. Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica will offer line maintenance support as well as mobile repair team (MRT) field services. As part of its expanding regional support strategy, P&WC appointed RICO Taxi Aereo and ABA Manutenção de Aeronaves. A Designated Read more

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