Singapore Airlines to launch all-business class flights from USA to Asia

Citing consistently strong demand from business travelers, Singapore Airlines has announced plans to convert its five Airbus A340-500 ultra-long-range aircraft into an all-Business Class configuration, on daily flights between New York and Singapore, and Los Angeles and Singapore. The current 2-class, 181 seat, configuration will be replaced with 100 of the airline’s new, Business Class seats in a 1-2-1, configuration. The new Business Class seats are the same design as those installed on the Airline’s A380 and B777-300ER fleet. The implementation will be phased in gradually from mid-May, 2008, on the New York (Newark) to Singapore route, with daily services Read more

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Cyclone to supply Spirit AeroSystems with commercial aircraft parts

Cyclone Aviation Products was awarded a contract by Spirit AeroSystems to supply doors for commercial aircraft. The contract, valued at approximately $160 million, is Cyclone’s largest contract ever, with deliveries scheduled between 2009 and 2016. Cyclone Aviation Products and Services Ltd., located in Karmiel, Israel, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. Cyclone’s core business is manufacturing and maintenance of aircraft structures as well as engineering, manufacture, repair and upgrade of aircraft, UAVs and helicopters

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The Fuel Cell adds PW4000 main engine fuel pump capability

The Fuel Cell, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul of jet aircraft fuel components, has added the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 main engine fuel pump to its list of capabilities. The company invested in new test equipment specifically designed to maintain the PW4000 engine fuel components and currently has a number of fuel pumps undergoing overhaul. The Fuel Cell provides fuel component maintenance, repair and overhaul services to many of the world

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B/E Aerospace selected for First Class program awards

B/E Aerospace a leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners, has been selected by unnamed leading global airlines to retrofit their existing international wide-body fleets and to outfit their new wide-body aircraft with Super First Class suites. The awards are initially valued at more than $200 million.

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Lufthansa forced to cancel flights due to strikes at German airports

Lufthansa is having to cancel flights in the morning of March 5th due to threatened strike action by public service workers at many German airports. In view of the expected industrial action by airport workers, a total of 142 flights will be cancelled as a precautionary measure. Domestic flights will be worst affected. Lufthansa

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JetBlue names new Executive Vice President, Systems and Technology

JetBlue Airways announces the appointment of Joseph Eng to the position of Executive Vice President, Systems and Technology. In this newly created role, Mr. Eng will be responsible for the New York-based low fare, high value airline’s information systems and technology strategy.

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Porter Airlines to acquire two additional Bombardier Q400airliners

Porter Airlines of Toronto has signed a firm order contract for two 70-seat Q400 turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of two of the 10 options taken by Porter when it placed a firm order for 10 Q400 aircraft in 2006, and brings the total number of firm Q400 aircraft orders placed by the airline to 12. The value of the contract at Q400 aircraft list prices is approximately $51million.

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