Ralph Boyce to lead Boeing's Southeast Asia business

Boeing named Ralph “Skip” Boyce president of Boeing Southeast Asia. Boyce will focus on strengthening the company’s presence across the region and supporting opportunities to increase Boeing’s growth and productivity. He will be based in Singapore and report to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International. Boyce succeeds two retiring Boeing leaders: Douglas Miller, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems vice president and leader of the Boeing Singapore office and Paul Walters, who has led Boeing’s business activities in the remainder of Southeast Asia based in Malaysia.

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AerCap sign 2 year agreement with Waviatech

AerCap of the Netherlands, have signed a 2 year agreement with Waviatech, the UK-based provider of the Stream-Digital Aircraft Records tool. The agreement covers the scanning of the historical records for its fleet of aircraft that will be transitioning between leases with the data being presented in the Stream format.

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Sentient acquires Southwest Jet Aviation

Sentient Jet Holdings a leading full-service private aviation companie, announced the acquisition of Southwest Jet Aviation, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The addition of Southwest Jet provides Sentient with an operating base in the large and rapidly growing Arizona market and strengthens the Company

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EADS reinforces ties with Republic of Kazakhstan

EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund for astrategic partnership in the development of the aerospace industry and related services in Kazakhstan. This agreement with Kazyna envisages feasibility studies for the financing of aerospace projects. In addition EADS also signed a roughly $ 1 billion MoU with the Kazakh titanium company UKTMP and the metals and alloys specialists Aubert & Duval (A&D). This MoU covers the supply of titanium and the manufacture of finished and semi-finished products for Airbus and other Divisions of EADS.

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JetBlue appoints Christoph Franz to Board of Directors

JetBlue Airways reported that Christoph Franz, CEO of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Dr. Franz represents the Deutsche Lufthansa Group, whose $300 million investment in JetBlue was recently completed. Christoph Franz is Swiss International Air Line’s Chief Executive Officer and has served in that capacity since 2004.

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Qantas reaches agreement with engineers

Qantas said that it had reached an ‘in principle’ Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA). The new four-year agreement, which will be the subject of a formal vote, covers nearly 1,600 Qantas Engineering employees. The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Mr Geoff Dixon, said the agreement was important for the Qantas Group and its employees. “The agreement has been the subject of intense negotiations in recent weeks and will create a foundation for jobs growth in Qantas, as well as providing a solid base for aircraft maintenance in Australia,” Mr Dixon said.

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Airbus foresees demand for some 24,300 aircraft in the next 20 years

According to its latest Global Market Forecast, Airbus foresees a demand for some 24,300 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at $ 2.8 trillion between now and 2026. This will create an average annual delivery of some 1,215 aircraft, up from the previously forecast 1,130 average deliveries in the last GMF. Demand will drive the need for more fuel and eco-efficient airliners to cope with traffic growth and the need to replace older generation less efficient aircraft. By 2026, the fuel burn of the average world fleet is expected to be at three litres per 100 passenger kilometres, or what Read more

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Robert J. Regan to become VP and General Counsel of AAR CORP.

AAR released that Robert J. Regan, who will join AAR on March 3, has been selected as the Company’s next general counsel following the retirement of Howard A. Pulsifer who, after 20 years, plans to retire effective June 1, 2008. Regan previously served as a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, a general practice law firm, where he has represented AAR CORP. and its businesses for more than 25 years.

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Iberia signs new handling contracts with three airlines

Iberia has signed new handling contracts with Atlas Blue, TAM, and Turkish Airlines, whereby it will provide services to their passengers and aircraft at the Madrid and Barcelona airports. Iberia is to provide ramp services to TAM aircraft at Madrid-Barajas airport. TAM is a Brazilian carrier founded in 1961 that operates scheduled services to destinations in North and South America and in Europe. In December, it launched a daily flight between S

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