Kartika Airlines orders 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Kartika Airlines of Indonesia, have signed an agreement for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s and another 15 optional aircraft. The order is valued at $448 million at list prices. With this latest announcement, Kartika Airlines is the first SSJ100 customer in South-East Asia and will employ the aircraft in both its domestic and international networks. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2011. The agreement includes 15 firm orders and options for an additional 15 SSJ100/95B. The SSJ100/95B ordered accommodates 98 passengers in a single class configuration or 86 passengers in a dual class configuration (78 Read more

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StandardAero names Claude Chidiac Business Development Leader

Standard Aero has appointed Claude Chidiac to the position of Vice President Business Development for Business Aviation based in Tempe, Ariz. Chidiac will be responsible for developing a sustainable long-term strategy for the business aviation sector and for creating innovative approaches to growing existing products and services. Prior to joining StandardAero, Chidiac was Program Management Office vice president for Bombardier Aerospace and most recently was managing director for Grob Aerospace.

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Bern, Air France

Starting on 19 January 2009, Air France will be expanding services to Switzerland by offering a new destination, Bern, with 2 daily flights from Monday to Friday and 1 flight on Saturday and Sunday. These flights will leave from Paris-Orly and will be operated by Airlinair in ATR42, equipped with 48 seats.

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BA reports traffic and capacity statistics for November 2008

BA released that in November 2008 passenger capacity was 3.1% below November 2007, traffic fell by 5.9% and the load factor decreased 2.2 points versus last year, to 74.4%. Traffic comprised a 10.8% decrease in premium traffic and a 4.8% fall in non-premium traffic.

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