CAE will invest a planned $630 million in Project Phoenix

CAE will invest a planned $630 million in Project Phoenix, a research and development (R&D) program that will span the next six years, with the goal of improving current leading-edge technologies and developing additional ones in simulation, modelling and services. As the largest integrated R&D initiative ever undertaken in CAE

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Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER with Fuel-Efficiency Enhancements to Air France

The Boeing Company has delivered to Air France the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane that includes enhancements that improve the overall fuel efficiency of the 777-300ER by 1.4 percent. This amount is in addition to the 2 percent fuel-burn improvement already proven in revenue service by the airlines that operate the 777-300ER. A 1.4 percent improvement in fuel efficiency on this airplane equates to an annual jet-fuel savings of approximately 200,000 gallons (757,000 liters).

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China Airlines purchases a 20% share in China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL),

China Airlines has invested in China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL), based in Hong Kong. Beginning in January 2006, China Airlines will switch its aircraft maintenance work at Hong Kong airport from HAECO to CASL. CASL offers a comprehensive range of aircraft maintenance and support services which cover maintenance operations, cabin services, ground support equipment, supply and stores. CASL was established in 1995 as an international joint venture of four leading companies: China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), British Airways, Hutchison Whampoa and United Airlines. The China Airlines investment will buy a 13.33% stake from CNAC and a 6.67% stake from Hutchison Read more

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FAA Calls for Federal Mediation to Achieve Voluntary Contract Agreement with Controllers Union

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion C. Blakey called for federal mediation to help the agency reach a voluntary contract agreement with the air traffic controllers union which comes after four and a half months of negotiations. The FAA’s contract proposal maintains the base-pay of current controllers, who are among the highest paid federal workers. Additional automatic pay increases will not continue, but current controllers will still be eligible for annual, merit-based pay increases. The agency’s proposal also provides managers with greater flexibility to staff, schedule and operate air traffic facilities in order to ensure staff levels are adjusted to Read more

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Focus Aviation appoints Sales Support Executives

Focus Aviation is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Towns as Regional Sales Manager and Robert Asher as Sales Support Executive. Andrew is 33 years old and joins Focus from the Royal Navy, where he recently completed an eight year commission serving in destroyers. He has served in locations all across the world, his career encompassing a wide range of duties and management challenges and has extensive experience as a NATO grade A standard fighter controller, mainly with Sea Harriers. Robert is 22 years old and graduated from Cambridge University this year where he read for a masters degree Read more

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Singapore Airlines provides wireless high speed secure internet

From this month (November 2005), customers flying to New York via Frankfurt can access high speed internet. Connexion by Boeing, an inflight wireless broadband service that provides customers in all three classes with real-time, high-speed and secure internet connectivity was first offered by Singapore Airlines in March 2005, and by June was available on all services between Singapore and London. In that same month, Singapore Airlines became the first airline in the world to introduce live global TV on international flights using the same system. Through the Connexion by Boeing facility, customers of Singapore Airlines with wireless-enabled laptops can send Read more

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