Horizon Air's 400 Mechanics and Fleet Services Agents Ratify 3-Year Contract

Horizon Air has been notified by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that the airline’s mechanics and fleet services agents have ratified a new three-year contract. More than 400 of the company’s 3,900 employees are covered by this contract.

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American Airlines applied to the US Department of Transport for codesharing with Vietnam Airlines

American Airlines announced that it has applied to the United States Department of Transportation for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with Vietnam Airlines in early 2006. The two airlines plan to implement their codeshare services in phases.

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The Mexmil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to license to Lufthansa Technik

The enhanced insulation system provides a dramatically improved environment and flying experience for passengers within the cabin of commercial and VIP aircraft. Interest in providing a quieter cabin has been fuelled by the significant investment of airlines, specifically in a premium cabin, in advance In-Flight Entertainment systems and

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Airbus receives orders for 70 A320s from AerCap

AerCap has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 70 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. AerCap was formerly known as debis AirFinance, which was recently acquired by Cerberus. In 1999 AerCap (then debis AirFinance) had ordered 31 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The new deal will take its Airbus portfolio to more than 170 aircraft. The type of engines has yet to be announced.

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Airbus receives a total of $14 billion of orders during Dubai Airshow

Airbus announced orders and commitments (excluding options) for 157 airliners worth around $14 billion during the Dubai air show. The deals reaffirm Airbus’ leading role in the airliner business and reflect an increasingly strong market recovery. In addition, they had 155 commitments for the new A350 airliner, which is expected to rise to approx. 200 by year end. The sales came from America, Europe and India – as well as the Middle East – highlighting the global success of the modern Airbus aircraft family. The full breakdown of announcements comprises AerCap for 70 A320 Family aircraft, ALAFCO of Kuwait for Read more

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