Air Canada announces first new routes operated with Airbus A220-300

©Air Canada's two-class cabin on the A220 will have a total of 137 seats: 12 in a 2x2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a 3x2 layout for Economy passengers.

Air Canada has announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both beginning in spring 2020. As well, the carrier also provided a first look at the interior features of its newest aircraft, which will offer customers a choice of Business and Economy Class service, its newest in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more. Air Canada’s two-class cabin on the A220 will have a total of 137 seats: 12 in a 2×2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a Read more

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Pratt & Whitney to open new PT6A and PW200 engine overhaul centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney has released that it is collaborating with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engines. Pratt & Whitney has operated in Brazil for more than 75 years and remains the country’s leading supplier of General Aviation engines. The company also powers a large number of the nation’s aircraft for government, commercial and business use. This experience gives Pratt & Whitney’s local team the unique insight and ability to personalize services and solutions to meet customers’ needs. This new facility builds on an existing service network Read more

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Ryanair threatened with further strike action – Spanish cabin crew now join the queue

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With Ryanair cabin crew unions in Britain, Ireland and Portugal having already announced plans to strike over the coming weeks, Spanish workers’ unions, SITCPLA and USO, are backing cabin crews’ intentions to hold ten days of strikes on September 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 28, unless Ryanair makes suitable concessions over the next few days. Unlike other grievances which relate to pay and conditions, the Spanish strikes are in protest at the planned closure of Ryanair bases at Gran Canaria, Tenerife South and Girona airports. SITCPLA spokesman Manuel Lodeiro commented that the unions were open Read more

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CAVU Aerospace hires industry veteran William Johnson

CAVU Aerospace has hired well-respected industry veteran, William “Bull” Johnson. With over 30+ years’ experience in the aviation and aerospace industry, focused on both line and heavy aircraft maintenance, Johnson is an aviation professional with experience in air carrier, repair station and military environments on various types of rotary and fixed wing platforms. Prior to joining CAVU, he completed twenty-two years with AAR in various positions. Most recently, he was assigned to the AAR Expeditionary Services/Airlift, a DoD-contracted Part 135 OCONUS intra-theater airlift provider. Johnson will assume the role of General Manager of CAVU Aerospace’s 145 Certificated Repair Station in Read more

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Lufthansa Technik Malta receives approval for Airbus A350-1000 overhauls

Lufthansa Technik Malta is officially prepared to carry out all overhaul work on the Airbus A350-1000 ©LHT

Lufthansa Technik Malta is now officially prepared to carry out all overhaul work on the Airbus A350-1000. The company has received the requisite license from the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA). The recent certification amends the approval to perform overhaul work on the baseline A350-900, which was already received in 2018. With immediate effect, Lufthansa Technik Malta is hence also permitted to work on the stretched version of the twin-engine widebody. The necessary overhaul lines and docks were already adapted to the new subtype at the time of the earlier approval. Already in 2018, more than 50 employees of Lufthansa Read more

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Embraer reports second quarter results, reaffirms 2019 financial guidance

Embraer has delivered 26 commercial and 25 executive (19 light and 6 large) jets during 2Q19, compared to 28 commercial jets and 20 executive (15 light and 5 large) jets in 2Q18; The Company’s firm order backlog at the end of 2Q19 was US$ 16.9 billion, up from the US$ 16.0 billion reported at the end of 1Q19. Embraer achieved book-to-bills of above 1x in each of its major business units during the quarter, led by sales performance in the Executive Jets segment; EBIT and EBITDA in 2Q19 were US$ 26.6 million and US$ 67.0 million, respectively, yielding EBIT margin Read more

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thyssenkrupp Materials Services introduces state-of-the-art digital supply chain

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thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing its digitalization offensive with the introduction of a flexible IT infrastructure for smart, agile management of all processes along the supply chain. Material deliveries, customer purchase orders, order execution, transportation logistics – the digital accelerator DESCA can process and forward millions of datasets in seconds. And it’s customers who benefit the most: With DESCA, Materials Services is shortening order lead times, optimizing warehousing logistics and paving the way for new supply chain services. So the system truly lives up to its name: DESCA stands for Digital Extended Supply Chain Accelerator. DESCA is an important element Read more

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ST Engineering posts higher revenue and profits in 2nd quarter 2019

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has reported that it registered higher revenue and profits for its second quarter ended 30 June 2019 (2Q2019) compared to the same period a year ago. Quarterly revenue grew 8% y-o-y to SG$1.78 billion from SG$1.65 billion, and Profit before tax (PBT) rose 13% to SG$169.7 million from SG$150.4 million. Profit attributable to shareholders (Net Profit) was up 18% to SG$138.2 million from SG$117.5 million. Newly acquired MRAS was consolidated from April 18, as part of its Aerospace sector’s Engineering & Material Services business group. At the business sectors, revenue for the Aerospace sector was Read more

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Embraer’s Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

©Embraer's Praetor 500 has been awarded the Brazilian Type Certification

Embraer’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). The Type Certificate was awarded during a ceremony at LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition). The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification goals achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km—NBAA IFR Reserves with four passengers), a high-speed cruise of 466 KTAS, a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726 kg), a takeoff distance of only 4,222 ft (1,287 m) and an unfactored landing distance of 2,086 ft (636 m). For a 1,000-nautical-mile mission, the takeoff Read more

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Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 14.6 million passengers in July 2019

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In July 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 14.6 million passengers. This shows an increase of 3.3% compared to the previous year’s month. Capacity was up 2.5% over the previous year and traffic increased by 3.1%. In addition as compared to July 2018, the seat load factor increased by 0.6 points to 86.9%. The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried more than 10.6 million passengers in July – 4% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, capacity increased by 3.8% in July. traffic was up by 4.6% over the same Read more

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