Monarch Aircraft Engineering sign deal with Strategic Airlines

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has signed a line maintenance technical handling agreement with Strategic Airlines. With immediate effect MAEL’s experienced engineering team will provide full maintenance support for the Luxembourg based airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft operating out of Manchester airport.

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AviaAM Leasing acquires 8 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft from GOAL

AviaAM Leasing, a fully integrated aviation company engaged in aircraft leasing and management, has acquired 8 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft from various special purpose companies, managed by German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG (GOAL), Germany. The aircraft are powered by CF34-3B1 engines. The first of the 8 aircraft is to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011 for lease to clients from Russia and the CIS.

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Boeing delivers first 777-300ER to Air China

Boeing this week delivered the first 777-300ER to Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China. The new airplane is the first of 19 777-300ERs Air China has on order with Boeing. With this new addition to its fleet, Air China becomes the first airline on the Chinese mainland to operate the new generation 777 family member.

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Jet Midwest Technik expands capabilities to include MD-80 and all series 737 C check

Cmmercial aviation maintenance company Jet Midwest Technik, expands capabilities and is now certified to perform heavy maintenance on all McDonell-Douglas MD series and all Boeing 737 series including New Generation 737NG aircraft. Jet Midwest intends to continue to expand its capabilities to include other aircraft types including wide-body aircraft.

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Embraer joins Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

Embraer has become the newest member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). The announcement was made, on July 20th, at AFRA’s Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C., USA. Embraer becomes the third leading aircraft manufacturers to link-up with AFRA.  For the past five years, AFRA has set industry standards for the safe and sustainable disassembly of end-of-service aircraft, which are of environmental and financial value to the industry. Now, Embraer joins AFRA to promote environmental excellence and sustainable solutions in the field of aircraft dismantling and recycling.

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Lufthansa Technik Logistik and SuperJet International extend collaboration

Lufthansa Technik Logistik (LTL) and SuperJet International are stepping up their collaboration that dates from the beginning of 2009. Under a contract extension LTL will supplement the warehousing service it already provides in Frankfurt, by taking over all the transport services for the Italian-Russian aircraft manufacturer, thus ensuring rapid and reliable spares provisioning for customers of SuperJet. Lufthansa Technik Logistik was selected by SuperJet International to be its global logistics provider two years ago. In this capacity in the medium term Lufthansa Technik Logistik will hold spares from the aircraft manufacturer’s component pool in its Frankfurt warehouse. Under the new agreement LTL Read more

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Gulfstream renames G250

Gulfstream Aerospace has renamed the super midsized Gulfstream G250 aircraft; the business jet is now called the Gulfstream G280. As demand for Gulfstream business jets grows around the world, the move was prompted by the company’s sensitivity to the varied cultures of its international customer base. “Since introducing the Gulfstream G250 in 2008 and presenting it to customers around the world, we determined that G280 is a more amenable number sequence in certain cultures,” said Larry Flynn, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Gulfstream. “We value our international customers highly, and this change reflects our commitment to understanding the diverse Read more

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Falko wins DASH8-Q300 remarketing mandate from Royal Air Maroc

The established reputation of the business development team of the newly-created Falko aircraft asset manager for its third party aircraft remarketing services has been further enhanced by the award from Royal Air Maroc of an exclusive mandate to arrange the sale of a Bombardier-built Dash 8-Q300 regional turboprop airliner. The 2001-build aircraft is currently configured with 50 seats and is currently in storage at Maastricht in Holland.

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Conversion of second Aviation Capital Group 757-200PCF begins

Precision Conversions has commenced modification of a second 757-200PCF for Aviation Capital Group (ACG). The 1991 Rolls-Royce powered B757-200 (MSN 25258) was inducted for conversion at Flightstar Aircraft Services facility in Jacksonville, Florida and will be re-delivered in the beginning of October. This aircraft is the second aircraft from a previous award to Precision Conversions by ACG and will include the weight upgrade package which is capable of carrying up to 80,000 lbs (36,287kg) of payload.

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SOAR forms Working Agreement with TASS

Source One Aircraft Repair (SOAR) and TASS, Inc. have formed a renewable 3-year Cooperative Working Agreement to offer international Aircraft On the Ground (AOG) Field Support Services to the commercial aviation community. Founded by a core group of ex-OEM AOG and Recovery and Modification Services (RAMS)-trained professionals, SOAR is an AOG services company with dedicated global partners participating in the SOAR Network. Participating partners can be brought together and positioned more quickly to respond to aircraft incidents. Under the umbrella of aircraft field recovery, evaluation, and repair, SOAR can dispatch a well-qualified team 24 hours a day, 365 days a Read more

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