Air France-KLM confirms CFM LEAP-1A engines to power 100 new Airbus A320-family jets

Air France KLM has chosen CFM LEAP-1A engines to power 100 new Airbus A320-family jets ©CFM International

Subsequent to last December’s order for a combination of 100 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, Air France KLM have announced that the CFM International LEAP-1A engine will be used to power the aircraft and has placed an order for 200 units, concluding exclusive negotiations which began in April of this year. The aircraft will be used to upgrade the fleets of KLM, Transavia Netherlands and also to expand the Transavia France fleet. Air France-KLM currently operate CFM56-7B and CFM56-5B engines that power the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Airbus A320ceo fleets, respectively. The latest LEAP engine offers approximately 15% in improved Read more

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Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik expand partnership to support German P-8A Poseidon fleet

Signing of the three-party agreement between ESG, LHT and ©Boeing

Boeing, ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH and Lufthansa Technik have signed a three-party agreement that reinforces joint efforts to support Germany’s new P-8A Poseidon fleet. With the new agreement, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will be the team responsible for executing the P-8A sustainment programme in Germany. “We are expanding our partnership with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in the form of a three-party agreement that will allow us to best support our German customer and the operational needs of the German Navy”, said Indra Duivenvoorde, Senior Director, Boeing Government Services Europe and Israel. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to directly Read more

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VAH signs new seven-aircraft purchase agreement

Voyager Aviation Holdings (VAH) has announced the signing of a purchase agreement with a fellow blue chip aircraft leasing firm for seven young and in-production aircraft, all of which are on long-term leases with strong credit quality airlines. The assets include two Airbus A321-200s, two Boeing 737-800s, two Airbus A320-200 and one Boeing787-8. The average age is ~8 years with an average remaining lease term of ~5 years. The portfolio was selected to support the company’s diversification into younger narrow-body assets with attractive returns for the company’s shareholders and third-party investors. Hooman Yazhari, Executive Chairman of the Board of Managers Read more

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Savback signs distribution agreement with Mayman Aerospace

Speeder in forest firefighting role ©Savback Helicopters

Savback Helicopters, the independent helicopter and fixed-wing sales specialist, has signed a new sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace, the U.S.-based manufacturer of the innovative Speeder, Air Utility Vehicle (AUV). The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed, eight-turbine, heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft, exclusively in the Nordic countries. Savback will be targeting defence, forestry, oil and gas and civil applications for Mayman Aerospace, a newly introduced brand of JetPack Aviation Corporation.    Savback sales representatives Michael Savback, Fredrik Bergman in Sweden and Stephen Mitchell in the UK will be leading sales and Read more

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Air New Zealand selects HAECO Cabin Solutions Vector Economy Seating

©HAECO Cabin Solutions Vector Economy seat

HAECO Cabin Solutions is supplying VectorTM Economy – its fully featured economy class seat – for Air New Zealand’s newest long-range passenger cabins on 22 Boeing 787s. The fleet will serve international destinations for Air New Zealand’s ultra-long-haul route network. Vector Economy’s features include a high-comfort headrest, an ergonomically sculpted seatback and cushions, an amenity stowage compartment, a 13.3-inch HD seatback video screen with Bluetooth audio and USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Air New Zealand will offer three economy-class seating options based on Vector Economy platform: Vector Economy SkycouchTM – convertible into a lie-flat bed, Vector Economy Stretch – increased Read more

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Rapidly growing AMP Aero Services acquires Missouri-based Myriad Aero Services

AMP Aero has finalised the acquisition of aviation aftermarket material solutions provider, Myriad Aero. As of July 5, 2022, AMP Aero Services is operating globally with offices in Miami, Kansas City, New Delhi India, Istanbul and Hong-Kong. Myriad Aero, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is an experienced provider of airframe and engine material. Prior to starting Myriad Aero in 2020, partners Steven Still and Jared Anderson started their aviation careers at Jet Midwest. After leaving the tech industry in 2017, Still helped manage the engine and APU programme for Jet Midwest. Anderson has been serving in the Army National Guard for 13 years Read more

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Korea’s Incheon airport traffic doubles in three months

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The number of international travellers spiked to 1.28 million last month, surging 420% on-year, despite surging airfares and insufficient flight schedules, the Transport Ministry of Korea said. This was the first time that the number of monthly international travellers surpassed 1 million since the outbreak of COVID-19. The increase in international travel demand is likely to help the Transport Ministry achieve its goal of restoring the number of inbound and outbound flights to 50% of the 2019 level by the end of this year. The Transport Ministry fully lifted aviation restrictions, including a curfew on flights landing at Incheon Airport, Read more

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BAA Training Vietnam starts long-term business partnership with Vietravel Airlines

©BAA Training Vietnam and Vietravel Airlines at the signing ceremony

BAA Training Vietnam, a cutting-edge aviation training centre in Ho Chi Minh City and a part of Avia Solutions Group, has entered a long-term business partnership with Vietravel Airlines, Asia’s leading travel airline owned by Vietravel Holdings, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding for a five-year comprehensive cooperation and type rating service agreement. The agreement outlines the provision of flight crew training and simulator leasing. Based on the signed MoU and the service agreement, BAA Training Vietnam will provide a wide range of aviation training services for Vietravel Airlines. They will include MPL, type rating, simulator leasing, cabin crew and Read more

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Swissport renews airport ground handling license at Berlin Airport

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Swissport International AG will continue to provide ground services at Berlin Airport after successfully competing for a license renewal from the airport operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB). The new license will run for seven years until 2029 and grants Swissport the authorisation to cover all activities on the airport apron, such as the loading and unloading of aircraft, the transport of cargo and baggage and aircraft movement services. Swissport has been operating in Berlin since 2015. The company currently employs a total of around 650 people at BER Airport, including 270 in passenger handling at check-in and at the gates Read more

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SAS files for chapter 11 in the U.S.


SAS and certain of its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for chapter 11 in the U.S., a legal process for financial restructuring conducted under U.S. federal court supervision. SAS’ operations and flight schedule are unaffected by the chapter 11 filing and SAS will continue to serve its customers as normal, although the strike by SAS Scandinavia pilots will impact the flight schedule. The company expects to meet its go-forward business obligations in the near term. SAS’ cash-balance was SEK 7.8 billion as of June 30, 2022. The strike has a negative impact on the liquidity and financial position of the company Read more

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