GECAS takes delivery of first-in-service 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF)

Boeing has delivered the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, based in Sweden. West Atlantic will receive four 737-800 aircraft within the next 11 months and, once delivered, the company will operate 23 Boeing 737 freighter aircraft. Boeing’s Current Market Outlook forecasts that over the next 20 years, customers will need more than 1,100 standard-body converted freighters. For the 737-800BCF, Boeing has received 45 orders and commitments, from seven customers including: YTO Airlines, based in Hangzhou, China; China Postal Airlines, based Read more

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AVINCO places A319-100 on behalf of China World Aviation Leasing

AVINCO, the aircraft trading and remarketing specialists, has placed one A319-100 aircraft, MSN 2774, on behalf of China World Aviation Leasing. The aircraft was delivered to AFG Aviation Ireland, part of Aircraft Finance Germany. Subsequently, AFG Aviation Ireland arranged the leasing of the aircraft to German airline Germania. The aircraft was previously operated by Chengdu Airlines since 2009. AVINCO was working under an exclusive remarketing and delivery management mandate.

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Bombardier delivers first Challenger 650 aircraft converted into Air Ambulance to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Bombardier has delivered the first Challenger 650 aircraft converted into an air ambulance, to long-standing customer Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The Swiss air ambulance service will take possession of two more Challenger 650 aircraft this year, replacing its earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet. These robust, spacious and high-performing aircraft are being specially outfitted with intensive care units, representing the next generation of airborne medical evacuation. Swiss Air-Rescue Rega, a non-profit foundation and one of the world’s pioneers in aeromedical evacuation, carries out air-rescue operations in Switzerland with a fleet of 17 rescue helicopters and repatriates patients from abroad with three ambulance jets. Read more

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Primera Air takes delivery of its first A321neo

Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at an event in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, which was assembled in Hamburg, is the first of three A321neos to be leased from GECAS in 2018. Primera Air will also lease a further five A321neos from other lessors, including two A321LRs, growing its fleet to eight aircraft in 2018. The aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines features a two-class layout with 16 premium and 182 economy seats. The aircraft was selected by Primera Air for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range. The aircraft will Read more

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Skyworld Aviation expands lease management portfolio

Skyworld Aviation has been appointed to provide lease management services for five aircraft relating to four Saab 2000’s and one ERJ 145. Three Saab 2000 aircraft are owned by Swedish shipping company Erik Thun AB and one is on sub lease from Eastern Airways (UK), all operating with Skywork Airlines of Switzerland. The fifth aircraft, relating to an ERJ 145, is on a long term placement with new operator to the type Madagasikara Airways of Madagascar. Skyworld will be providing the service on behalf of the owner, Chicago-based aircraft leasing firm RESIDCO. Skyworld is also managing the lease return of Read more

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LHT Supervisory Board early extends Executive Board mandate of Constanze Hufenbecher

At its latest meeting, the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG early appointed Constanze Hufenbecher as Chief Financial Officer of Lufthansa Technik AG for further five years until January 31, 2024. The extension will be effective from February 1, 2019. Constanze Hufenbecher has been Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG since February 2016. In addition to Finance, she is responsible for Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services and for Corporate Services, including Accounting, Controlling, Procurement, Legal Affairs, Facility Management and International Trade.

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Embraer delivers 14 commercial and 11 executive jets in the first quarter 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Embraer has delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. In the business aviation market, 11 aircraft were delivered in the same period, being eight light jets and three large jets. The quarter’s main highlight was the triple certification for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). It is the first time that an aircraft program with Read more

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Rolls-Royce ramps up more rigorous Trent 1000 engine inspections

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, © Rolls-Royce

What began as a problem with the Trent 1000 Package C compressor and subsequent problems with turbine blades wearing out sooner than expected, has now seen Rolls-Royce ramp up the number of more rigorous inspections of the engine after liaising with authorities over a separate issue. The engines have needed unscheduled maintenance due to parts wearing out more quickly than anticipated, and last month Rolls-Royce said it would take a hit of around £340m to cover the cost of repairs on existing engines. Boeing has indicated that approximately 25% of their Dreamliners are powered by the Trent 1000 engine Rolls-Royce Read more

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Airbus’ A330neo continues toward 2018 service entry

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of April 10, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour. He noted that flight testing has covered the globe, including the cold weather validations in Kazakhstan in temperatures as low as -27° C., natural icing testing in the United States, crosswind landing evaluations in Ireland, Read more

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AviaAM Leasing leases Airbus A321 aircraft to Air Transat

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, has delivered an Airbus A321-211 aircraft to Air Transat, a Canadian low-cost leisure airline based in Montreal, Quebec for a 10 year operating lease. Air Transat is the first client of AviaAM Leasing in North America region. Professional work of both parties led to an early aircraft delivery to the client, thus making a solid foundation for future cooperation. The aircraft was delivered to the client fresh from C-check.

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