Elix Aviation creates new Asset Management business

Elix Aviation, the international regional aircraft leasing company, has created a new business division to focus on Asset Management services.  This pivotal move will allow the new business to leverage its current platform’s expertise and experience. According to Elix Aviation COO, John Moore, “the new business, backed by our team of experienced industry professionals, will focus on providing key services to investors and financial institutions who, to date, have had limited options to choose from to efficiently manage aircraft investments and risks.” Building on its current managed portfolios, Elix Aviation can now offer services to a wide array of clients, Read more

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EU targets airlines in push to meet continent-wide CO2 emission targets


On Wednesday, the European Union’s executive Commission made it clear that aviation must do more by 2030 to contribute to the EU’s goal to cut economy-wide net emissions by 55% from 1990 levels. As a consequence, current tax breaks enjoyed by airlines on jet fuel would see it become taxed in line with other transport sectors, following a phased introduction over 10 years to allow the aviation sector to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, suppliers of aviation fuel will be expected to blend a minimum of 2% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their kerosene from Read more

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Ontario Aerospace Council continues successful COAST training program after pilot year

The Ontario Aerospace Council has announced results from the pilot year for its Competencies Online Advancement Skills & Training (COAST) program, as well as plans for year two. Developed in response to COVID-19 to engage, retain and upskill aerospace industry employees, as well as facilitate post-pandemic recovery, COAST is funded in part by the Province of Ontario through its Skills Catalyst Fund under the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. For the pilot year that concluded in March 2021, OAC reported that 173 trainees representing 11 aerospace companies throughout all levels of the supply chain occupied 310 seats in Read more

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IBA: Aviation recovery slowly gathering momentum, but substantial fleet remains grounded

The recovery in air traffic is starting to gather momentum on both international and domestic routes, according to data revealed by IBA at its half year Market Update. There were almost 400,000 international passenger flights in June 2021, the highest amount since March 2020 before the full effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from IBA’s InsightIQ intelligence platform. While domestic services still account for the majority of passengers, the proportion of these flights has fallen from 85% in March 2021 to 79% in June. Almost all global regions are now showing a sustained growth in passenger flights, with Read more

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Rolls-Royce once again teams up with Shell – this time zero emissions is the target

©Rolls-Royce and Shell will join forces to progress the use of SAF in aircraft engines

Rolls-Royce and Shell have worked together at times for over a century, and the signing of the latest memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to support decarbonization of the aviation industry and make further progress towards net zero carbon emissions. The MoU will expand and accelerate a number of existing areas of cooperation between the two companies, including advancing the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This includes Rolls-Royce’s new SAFinity service, for which Shell is the exclusive SAF supplier, and working together on demonstrating the use of 100% SAF as a full “drop-in” solution. This will see the companies Read more

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Aviator provides ground handling services for new Norwegian airline Flyr

Aviator provides ground handling services for Flyr ©Aviator

Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics and a family member of Avia Solutions Group, has signed a partnership agreement with new Norwegian airline Flyr for ground handling services. The brand-new, modern airline Flyr had its first passenger flight on June 30, from Oslo to Tromsø. After the landing at Tromsø Airport, Aviator provided the airline with de-icing, passenger- , and ramp-handling services.  Under the partnership, Aviator Airport Alliance will provide Flyr with full passenger- and ramp-handling services, including de-icing, at all Norwegian airports where Aviator operates and Flyr has chosen as Read more

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Lion Air Group and Sabre sign long-term partnership renewal

Sabre and Lion Air Group have extended their partnership ©Sabre

Sabre Corporation , a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, has signed an extended and enhanced agreement with Indonesia’s Lion Air Group, to enable its airlines to make the most of every seat by increasing its ancillary revenue capabilities, and to improve its performance with new technology.   Lion Air Group and Sabre have a valued and long-standing relationship, with the carrier already using Sabre’s SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) as well as a suite of crew management, operations, and scheduling solutions to help optimize daily functions, reduce costs and plan strategically across the Lion Air group, which also includes Batik Air Indonesia, Wings, Malindo Air and Thai Lion Mentari. The group also distributes its inventory globally through Sabre’s GDS platform.  The Jakarta-headquartered airline group, which flies to destinations across Asia Pacific, is adding to its technological Read more

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Honeywell and SmartSky bring high-speed connectivity to North American business aviation operators

©Honeywell has been selected as an authorized reseller for SmartSky Networks’ air-to-ground services

Honeywell has been selected as an authorized reseller for SmartSky Networks’ air-to-ground services for North American business aviation operators. This agreement expands Honeywell’s work with SmartSky, which began in 2019 when Honeywell was named a reseller by SmartSky for the commercial aviation market. The new air-to-ground connectivity from SmartSky provides Honeywell customers with another option for high-speed internet connectivity that delivers a user experience like that found at home. Honeywell is also a provider of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation via satellite, which is powered by Honeywell’s JetWave™ hardware. In addition, Honeywell offers safety solutions that provide direct data link communications between Read more

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Qatar Airways Cargo offers customers Envirotainer’s Innovative Releye® container for pharma transport

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Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the approval of Envirotainer’s latest innovation – The Releye® RLP container. With the newest addition to its range of temperature-controlled containers, the airline now offers 16 temperature-controlled container leasing options for life science and health care products to maintain a secure and seamless cool chain. It has been offering customers Envirotainer’s RAP and RKN active pharma containers since 2014. The Releye® RLP sets a new standard for secure cold chain solutions – maintaining the customers’ pharma cargo longer, without the need for recharging and is sufficient to cover transit times and delays, if any. With live Read more

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TOPCAST and ECT sign distribution agreement for delivering augmented engine wash technologies

Topcast Aviation Supplies (TOPCAST) and Engine Cleaning Technology (ECT) have signed a distribution agreement in May 2021, delivering biodegradable, non-toxic and non-flammable compressor cleaner for aviation jet engines.  Aircraft engines are the most complicated part that powers an aircraft to fly. To endure the best performance of aircraft operations, washing the jet engine with utmost care on a regular basis offers better fuel efficiency, extends lifecycle and secure aviation safety. ECT R-MC’s patented formula is eco-friendly, easy to rinse chemicals that meet the stringent needs for MIL85704 and all OEM specifications. The revolutionary technology for washing engines entails a quick Read more

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