GECAS delivers two additional Boeing 737-800s to Pegasus

GECAS delivered two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft leased to Pegasus Airlines under a purchase-and-leaseback transaction. The aircraft were delivered to Pegasus in May and June and supplement the four new B737-800 aircraft GECAS purchased and leased back to the airline in April.

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Hamilton Sundstrand authorizes Mubadala Aerospace for Boeing 787 MRO

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation and Mubadala Aerospace have finalized a wide-ranging strategic agreement under which Mubadala Aerospace will be a key part of the support network for servicing Hamilton Sundstrand products and systems on the Boeing 787. The deal, a first for Hamilton Sundstrand, includes a licensing agreement for Mubadala Aerospace to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), through Mubadala-owned companies Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), SR Technics and Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad), based on Hamilton Sundstrand’s technical expertise. The agreement gives 787 operators an additional choice for their maintenance needs for Hamilton Sundstrand products and systems, which make up a Read more

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Chromalloy to add gas turbine engine service capabilities at Newnan, Ga., operation

Chromalloy released that it will expand its Newnan, Ga., operation and work force, adding gas turbine engine service capabilities and up to 125 jobs at the site. “Chromalloy is pleased to offer engine operators additional advanced repairs and services at our greater Atlanta area facility,” said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., President. “We have worked closely with the state of Georgia, Governor Deal’s office and the Coweta County Development Authority to bring this development and work to the area – and we look forward to significantly expanding our presence in the community,” Lauzon said. Chromalloy will add new capabilities in its existing facility, Read more

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Refurbished Boeing 737 paint hangar opens to meet rate increase

Boeing has opened a new paint hangar near its Renton, Wash., facility that will help increase its Next-Generation 737 production capacity. The 737 program currently produces 31.5 airplanes per month and expects to go to 35 per month in early 2012, 38 per month in second quarter 2013 and then to 42 per month in the first half of 2014. One of the first airplanes to be painted in the facility, a 737-700 for Southwest Airlines, was completed July 12th. Paint crews began work in the facility at the beginning of this month and now have incorporated the facility into Read more

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Skyworld Aviation arranges lease of ATR 42 on bahalf of ASL Aviation Group

Acting on behalf of ASL Aviation Group, Skyworld Aviation placed an ATR 42-320 on long term lease with CanaryFly Canarias Aeronautica. Serial number 115 (now re-registered as EC-LMX) is a passenger configured aircraft and will service scheduled and charter flights from the Canary Islands into West Africa. CanaryFly have been operating a Metro III aircraft since 2008 in both cargo and ambulance configurations, but have more recently been wet leasing ATR 42s and ATR 72s for passenger charters and schedules. The latest addition to the fleet was delivered on 23rd June

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AgustaWestland delivers first GrandNew to U.S. customer

Intermountain Healthcare has taken delivery of the first of five GrandNew helicopters. The aircraft is both the first of its kind to be completed in Philadelphia with an EMS configuration and to enter operations with a U.S. customer. The GrandNew will be operated by Intermountain Life Flight, Intermountain Healthcare’s aviation division. The aircraft will join two A109 K2’s already in service performing critical medical evacuation missions in Utah and Northern Nevada.

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Thomas Cook leases six new Airbus A321-200s from ALC

Thomas Cook Airlines, based in the U.K., has signed long term lease agreements with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six new Airbus A321-200s. These aircraft are from ALC’s order book from Airbus. The A321-200s are equipped with CFM56-B3/3 engines. Two of the aircraft will deliver in 2013, four in spring 2014.

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Flight Options secures $167 million financing agreement to acquire Embraer Phenom 300s

Flight Options, the second-largest fractional jet company in the U.S., has entered into a three-year, $167 million financing agreement with Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) to finance the company’s purchase of Embraer Phenom 300 jet aircraft. The first-of-its-kind loan agreement between BNDES and a fractional jet operator will be guaranteed by the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, advised by the Brazilian Export Credit Insurance Agency (SBCE). In 2007, Flight Options placed an order for one hundred Phenom 300 business jets, plus an option to purchase 50 more. The total value of the order exceeds $1.2 billion, at the Phenom Read more

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering extend agreement with Onur Air

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has extended its line maintenance technical handling agreement with Onur Air. The Turkish operator, who operates a fleet of Airbus A320 / A321 / A330 and A300-600 aircraft, will be supported by Monarch Aircraft Engineerings experienced engineering team across their UK line station network including Luton, Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham.

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