Avion Express and SunExpress extend partnership for 2022 summer season

©Avion Express will be continuing its partnership with SunExpress for the summer season of 2022

ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) operator, Avion Express, has announced that the company will be continuing its partnership with SunExpress for the summer season of 2022. During the season, Avion Express will damp-lease six aircraft to operate on behalf of Sun Express in the Antalya Airport (AYT) base. The pent-up travel demand that has been continuing since last year, brought sky-rocketing holiday booking numbers for the current summer season. The continuation of the partnership between Avion Express and SunExpress reflects that and will aid in meeting the demand. SunExpress is a joint airline venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. Read more

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StandardAero announces expanded support services for operators in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Following its recent acquisition of Global Engine Services (GES), StandardAero has now completed the first stage of building a new Mobile Service Team (MST) to support its customers in the UK and the EMEAI region. Combining the experience of H+S Aviation’s UK-based Regional Turbine Centre (RTC) and StandardAero’s existing local capabilities in the UK, France and the Netherlands, the MST will deliver expanded on-site engine support to business aviation customers when and where they need it most. StandardAero’s MST teams in the UK and Europe are on standby to deploy around the clock, thus providing the customer with the confidence Read more

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JSX and Skyborne MOU to build ranks of pilot workforce

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Skyborne Airline Academy and JSX, an award-winning U.S.-based Part 135 air carrier, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to supply First Officers for its Embraer ERJ fleet. The MOU allows Skyborne to provide experienced former flight instructors the opportunity to fill First Officer positions at JSX, once they meet JSX’s strict hiring standards, including having achieved at least 1,000 total flight hours and 50 hours of multi-engine time. This agreement helps JSX source qualified pilots while giving Skyborne CFIs the opportunity to enrich their professional experience with a U.S. Part 135 air carrier. Captain Ed Davidson, Managing Director, Skyborne Airline Read more

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Avianca and CDB Aviation sign new lease agreements

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing), has signed new lease agreements with Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca) for two Airbus A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) and one A320neo aircraft. The new agreements bring the total of CDB Aviation aircraft on lease to Colombia’s flag carrier to eight. In addition to the newly leased aircraft, the carrier is expected to take delivery of an additional five A320neos from the lessor between 2022 and 2023.

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Lilium announces partnership with Honeywell and DENSO for Lilium Jet electric motor

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Having already been developing the avionics and flight control systems for the Lilium Jet, Honeywell, together with DENSO will partner with Lilium to produce the electric motor which will power the Lilium Jet. Honeywell currently collaborates with DENSO to develop aerospace electric propulsion solutions. Lilium developed the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet and the new Lilium e-motor has been worked on by all three companies over the past two years. The e-motor should provide exceptional performance and reliability while producing zero-emissions. The e-motor is air cooled as opposed to water cooled, thus reducing maintenance requirements and reducing Read more

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Elix Aviation delivers one Dash 8-100 to Renegade Air

Elix Aviation, the international regional aircraft leasing company, has confirmed the sale and delivery of one Dash 8-100, MSN 361, to Renegade Air. With this new delivery, Elix Aviation continues to expand its sales/leasing and asset management services in the African market. Renegade Air is an aviation company incorporated in Kenya in 2012 to provide safe, dependable and cost-effective air transport solutions to a diversity of clients and partners. Renegade’s primary service was chartered flights and flights to Wajir County however, starting in 2021 they have introduced new scheduled destinations daily to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Malindi and Lamu.

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Qantas buys 51% stake in fast-growing online travel business TripADeal

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Qantas has announced that it will take a majority shareholding in the Australian-made travel business, TripADeal. The stake allows Qantas Loyalty to immediately expand its exposure to the estimated AU$13 billion online packaged holiday booking market, which is experiencing significant growth as leisure demand booms and the shift to e-commerce continues. Over the past decade, TripADeal has built thousands of direct supplier relationships with hotels, tour operators and other vendors that allow it to offer well-priced holiday packages both domestically and overseas. It also has its own tour guides based in over 30 countries. TripADeal packages range from African safaris, Read more

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Green Taxi Inc. continues development of electric taxi system

The Green Taxi System (GTS) is a concept that was developed by L3 Technologies and Honeywell together with Safran, in the latter part of the last decade. The design involved installing electric motors in the aircraft’s landing gear wheels. A new endeavour, Dallas TX-based Green Taxi, was able to acquire the IP from L3 and Honeywell, along with an OEM patent for the technology and hired key team members who had been involved in the project. Green Taxi, Inc. (GTI) has announced that it is continuing the original development which uses the auxiliary power unit (APU) generator to power the Read more

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Canada Jetlines receives stage 2 approval from Canadian Transportation Agency

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Canada Jetlines, the new all-Canadian, leisure carrier, has announced that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has determined that the company has met the agency’s financial requirements. The CTA had previously determined that Canada Jetlines met the Canadian control requirements. With the satisfaction of this significant milestone, the formal CTA commercial license will be issued following the issuance of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Transport Canada. “This is an important milestone for Canada Jetlines as we are approaching the completion of the AOC process with Transport Canada. The teams of both the CTA and Canada Jetlines have been working with Read more

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Täby delivers 30th Saab 340 cargo-conversion

©Täby Air Maintenance has delivered the 30th Saab 340 cargo-conversion

TAM, Täby Air Maintenance, has delivered its 30th Saab 340 cargo-conversion, a Saab 340B with msn 225. The aircraft was converted to full TAM Cargo-Conversion Generation II on behalf of Latvia-based RAF-Avia, who already operates a mix of cargo- and passenger-configured Saab 340s, ATR 72s and Antonov 26s. Saab 340 cargo-conversions has come to be an ever increasing business for TAM, where the current milestone of 30 conversions was preceded as late as in February this year when the 25th cargo converted aircraft was delivered. Cargo conversion backlog – kits as well as full conversions – stretches way into 2023. Read more

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