British Airways seeks high court injunction to stop threatened August pilots’ strike

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British Airways (BA) is seeking a high court injunction to stop a potential pilots’ strike with a hearing due in the high court on Tuesday morning. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has rejected a pay offer for BA pilots of 11.5% set over three years, despite Unite and GMB trade unions acting for BA in other roles recommending its acceptance. 93% of the carrier’s 4,000 pilots voted in favor of strike action which has been penciled in to commence August 7, peak summer holiday period for travelers. Legally, BALPA must give BA at least two weeks’ notice of any Read more

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ATP Flight School signs for Boeing’s Jeppesen and ForeFlight Solutions

Boeing is supporting flight schools and aviation training organizations by offering its advanced Jeppesen and ForeFlight solutions including flight planning, charts, navigation data and dispatch training to help enhance student learning. One of these agreements is with U.S.-based ATP Flight School, the nation’s largest flight school and a leading supplier of airline pilots. ATP operates a flight training fleet of 375 aircraft, flying over 31,000 hours per month to provide more than 7,600 pilot certifications annually at 37 flight training centers nationwide. More ATP graduates fly for airlines than from any other academy, with over 620 hired in just the Read more

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Dominvs Aviation takes flight

Dominvs Group Chairman, Sukhpal Ahluwalia (left) and Dominvs Aviation CEO, Christopher Mace (right)

London based aviation services company Dominvs Aviation officially launched on the 1st June, providing business aviation asset management solutions, charter and aircraft trading. The company operates as part of the well-established Dominvs Group, a hotels, real estate and private equity business based in central London. Dominvs Aviation was founded by CEO Chris Mace, previous founder of charter business SaxonAir and well-known to most in the business aviation industry, and Sukhpal Ahluwalia, business entrepreneur and Chairman of Dominvs Group. Chris Mace says; “Whilst the company’s core focus is aircraft acquisitioning and sales, it also provides a ‘turnkey’ asset management service providing Read more

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Cathay Pacific completes acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways

Cathay Pacific closes acquisition of Hong Kong Express ©AirTeamImages

Cathay Pacific Airways (Cathay Pacific), the flag-carrying Hong-Kong based airline, has announced it has completed the purchase of low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express Airways. The deal, when announced back in March this year, was for a purchase price of KK$4.93 billion (US$628 million) in the form of HK$2.25 million in cash and the pledge to repay HK$2.68 billion of debt held by HK Express in the form of promissory notes. Commenting on the purchase, Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer and HK Express Chairman Rupert Hogg said: “HK Express will continue to operate as a stand-alone airline using the low-cost carrier Read more

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Aero Norway strengthens management team with Klaus-Peter Leinauer

Aero Norway, the independent engine MRO  provider and trusted partner for customers operating CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and 7B engines, has appointed Klaus-Peter Leinauer as a new Director of Sales & Marketing. He will support Aero Norway’s growth strategy and focus on best-in-class service for its expanding global customer base.  Leinauer joins Aero Norway with more than twenty years’ experience in the engine MRO industry having worked at SR Technics for 7 years with responsibility for sales in Europe, Russia and the CIS.  His appointment will spearhead a programme of continuous improvement within the knowledgeable sales team facilitating efficiency and enhancing working Read more

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AVIAA adds UK regional FBO group Global Trek Aviation to supplier network

Global Trek Aviation at Belfast International Airport ©AVIAA

AVIAA, an independent global group purchasing organization specializing in business aviation, has added privately-owned Global Trek Aviation to its network.   Global Trek Aviation, headquartered in Prestwick, Scotland, opened jet handling facilities on the south side of Cardiff Airport two months ago, investing in a brand new facility featuring a dedicated passenger lounge, private offices, crew briefing centre and flight operations facilities, plus an integrated security suite.  The new FBO mirrors its award-winning handling facility at Belfast International Airport, which has been operational for five years.

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OneWeb Satellites opens first high-volume satellite production facility in Florida

OneWeb Satellites – a joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus – has officially opened the world’s first high-volume, high-speed advanced satellite production facility to bring transformative internet connectivity to everyone, everywhere. Historically, satellites are custom built, costing tens of millions of dollars to build, and taking more than a year to produce a single one. The OneWeb Satellites facility is the first to employ industrial-scale mass production techniques for satellites, enabling dramatically reduced costs and production times that can deliver one satellite per production shift or two a day, while significantly expanding internet connectivity and making space technology far more Read more

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TAG Aviation names Joanne Goodall Director of Customer Services

Joanne Goodall

TAG Aviation has named Joanne Goodall as Director of Customer Services for the UK with immediate effect. In this newly created role Goodall will provide direction and training to the CRM (Client Relationship Management) and CSR (Customer Service Representative) teams throughout Europe and oversee strategic enhancements and opportunities for ongoing expansion in alignment with TAG’s future development. With an abundant background in business aviation, Goodall has worked for both commercial and cargo-based airlines, beginning in 2007 as a Senior Account Manager and subsequently undertaking an array of executive appointments which have advanced her aviation industry knowledge globally. She joined TAG Read more

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C&L Aviation Group provides ADS-B solution for Berry Aviation Fleet of EMB-120 aircraft

C&L Aviation Services (C&L), a C&L Aviation Group company, has been awarded the contract to provide the ADS-B solution for Berry Aviation’s fleet of EMB-120 aircraft. The program will see C&L provide the Garmin solution to comply with the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast-Out (ADS/B-Out) mandate requiring compliance before January 1, 2020. C&L’s Production Planning Manager Chad Jones along with a team from ARM International completed the successful prototype installation in April of 2019, with the other 9 aircraft being scheduled for completion by the end of July. Kits are currently being assembled at C&L’s facility on Bangor, ME in preparation Read more

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Korean Air signs order for 20 787 Dreamliners

Korean Air and ©Boeing have finalized an order for 20 Dreamliner aircraft

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at US$6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an agreement to lease 10 additional 787-10 jets from Air Lease Corporation, the carrier will quadruple its Dreamliner fleet as it looks to bring greater efficiency and passenger comforts to its operations. Korean Air, one of the largest transpacific carriers in Asia with 16 non-stop routes to North America, is adding the 787-10 to its long-haul fleet to complement its existing 787-9 and 777 airplanes. Read more

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