AELS acquires Boeing 737-800 from TUI Belgium

The Boeing 737-800 airframe (MSN 34692, OO-JLO) ©AELS

AELS has released that it completed the acquisition of a Boeing 737-800 airframe (MSN 34692, OO-JLO), previously owned and operated by TUI Belgium. This acquisition is realised with the support of Skytech-AIC, that acted as Marketing Agent for TUI. This is the third airframe that AELS purchased from TUI, testifying that AELS is a competent partner to dismantle its aircraft in a responsible and sustainable manner. The aircraft was purchased without the engines and is located at Prestwick Airport. Since the aircraft is unable to fly to the AELS’ facility and the airport has limitations, a creative solution was developed. Read more

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NAC and Executive Jet Support complete sale agreement for two Embraer E190s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and Executive Jet Support (EJS) have completed a sale agreement for two Embraer E190 jets. This will be Executive Jet Support’s first E190 aircraft for disassembly and will greatly enhance its position in the marketplace as a significant player in the supply of spares to the regional and commercial marketplace. Executive Jet Support is based in Chippenham, England and is a provider of commercial aircraft, engines and airframe components.

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Coulson Aviation secures four-year firefighting contract in Western Australia

©Coulson Aviation has received a four-year firefighting contract with the Western Australia government for a C-130H Hercules airtanker

Coulson Aviation has been awarded a four-year firefighting contract with the Western Australia government for a C-130H Hercules airtanker. The aircraft is already on its way to Australia from the U.S.  Built by Lockheed Martin, the C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. Coulson purchased the C-130 from the Norwegian military and overhauled and converted it into one of the industry’s premiere large airtankers. It has a capacity of 4,000 gallons (15,000 litres) and is considered one of the world’s most powerful aerial firefighting aircraft due to its range, versatility and suppression ability per drop. Western Australia Emergency Read more

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Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders 12 additional five-bladed H145 helicopters

Rega Airbus H145 helicopter ©Rega

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases. They will replace the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March of this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s. “To effectively operate life-saving air rescue services in Switzerland, we understand that the ability to perform optimally at altitude is paramount,” says Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The five-bladed H145 landed on the Aconcagua in Chile, a mountain that Read more

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FAA certifies PW812D engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has released that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the PW812D engine, designed to power the Dassault Falcon 6X business jet. The PW812D engine has shown exceptional performance during testing with more than 6,100 hours of engine testing, including 1,150+ hours of flight testing and 20,000 hours on the engine core. With the total PW800 family, more than 240,000 hours of testing and field experience have been conducted, including 42,000+ hours of flight testing. The PW800 engine shares a common core with the Pratt & Whitney GTF Read more

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Embraer confirms Binter as customer for five E195-E2 aircraft

Embraer E195-E2 aircraft in Binter livery ©Embraer

Embraer has confirmed that Spanish airline Binter is the customer for the new firm order for five E195-E2 aircraft announced last week and to be delivered in 2023 and 2024. These aircraft will be added to the fleet of five jets already incorporated as of 2019 when Binter became the first European customer for the E195-E2. The list price value of the contract is US$389.4 million (£319 million), which will be added to Embraer’s Q4 backlog. Binter’s current fleet consists of 24 ATR 72-series aircraft and five Embraer E-195 E2 jets, to which it will add the newly ordered five Read more

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Jackson Square Aviation delivers one Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Iberia

Iberia has taken delivery of a second A350-900 aircraft from lessor ©Jackson Square Aviation

Jackson Square Aviation has announced the closing of a sale-and-leaseback financing to Iberia, with the delivery of a second Airbus A350-900 aircraft to the airline. “This delivery is a testament to the strong relationship that we have built with Iberia and its teams over the years,” said Christophe Million-Rousseau, JSA SVP Marketing & Capital Markets EMEA, adding, “We are excited to play a part in Iberia’s fleet renewal plans as it continues to strengthen and expand Spain’s prominent airline market.” Belonging to the IAG group, Iberia is Spain’s largest airline and a member of the oneworld airline alliance. Along with Iberia Read more

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At Drone Days UMILES Next and TECNALIA present technologies that will dominate European skies for safe and sustainable urban air mobility

©UMILES Next air taxi

The UMILES Next air taxi, Concept Integrity, equipped with FlyFree technology developed by the TECNALIA research centre, was presented on November 30, in Brussels during the Drone Days organised by the European Commission as part of the Drone Strategy 2.0, an initiative aimed at promoting the development of new sustainable drone services and transport solutions that is backed by the European Commission. During these Drone Days, experts from the industry and European politics explored the key strategic areas for the future of innovative urban air mobility and emergency services, and the strength of the synergies between European civil and defence Read more

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Embraer wins order for five E195-E2 jets from undisclosed airline

E195-E2 jet ©Embraer

Embraer has secured a new firm order for five E195-E2 aircraft from an undisclosed airline with plans for future growth. Embraer will deliver four aircraft by the end of 2023, with the final aircraft completing the deal in early 2024. The list price value of the contract is US$389.4 million (£316.5 million), which will be added to Embraer’s Q4 backlog.

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PTS Aviation completes sale of CFM56-7B26 engine to UAE Aviation Asset Manager Aerovista FZC

PTS Aviation, a StandardAero company, has completed the sale of one CFM56-7B engine with lease attached to Aerovista FZC, an aviation asset manager based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.   This sale represents PTS Aviation’s fifth publicly announced transaction since StandardAero signed a definitive agreement to purchase the company in December 2021, a deal which marked StandardAero’s tenth acquisition since March 2015.  Founded in 1995, PTS Aviation has over 150 years of combined aviation management experience and significant expertise buying, leasing and selling engines, modules and high-quality used serviceable material (USM).

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