SAA Technical signs component support contract with AFI and KLM E&M

SAA Technical (SAT) signed a component support contract with Air France Industries (AFI) and KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) covering repairs and spares pool access for its entire fleet. This agreement reinforces the relationship already established through component support for SAA Technical’s six A340-200s. Based on this experience SAA Technical extended its cooperation with the group. Thus SAT rely on AFI and KLM E&M for full component support for its 11 A319-100s, 15 A340-300/600s and 21 B737-800s. The agreement also covers EPCOR, the AFI and KLM E&M subsidiary responsible for maintaining SAA’s A340 APUs.

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Brit Air chooses Air France Industries for component support and logistics

Following a request for proposal for the renewal of the component support for its fleet of CRJ100 and CRJ700 Bombardier Regional Jets, Brit Air has selected Air France Industries (AFI), whose tender met the optimum mix of economic and operational criteria. The contract involves managing component repair and overhaul of a large array of Line Replaceable Components as well as associated transportation and logistics support to and from Brit Air

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First circulating potable water system to be installed on Airbus A319 ACJ

International Water-Guard Industries Inc. (IWG), reported that this fall, the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre Toulouse, France will put its first IWG Circulating Potable Water System (C-PWS(TM)) on an A319 ACJ. This version of the C-PWS augments system pressurization with continual circulation of water by aviation water pumps, providing protection from freezing and consistent water pressure and flow. The C-PWS also includes IWG’s NPS-A6 Water Treatment Unit to eliminate the threat from harmful bacteria and viruses. International Water-Guard is a Canadian aerospace company focusing on aircraft potable water treatment and full water system solutions. IWG has expertise in all aspects of Read more

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TAM signs contract for mobile communications aboard its aircraft

TAM Linhas Aereas will be the first airline in the Americas to offer onboard mobile phone service on its Airbus A320s, to be provided by OnAir — a joint venture of Airbus and Sita, an organization that develops cutting edge technology for aviation. A partnership signed with the company will enable TAM passengers to use their cell phones and smartphones in flight — for voice, SMS messaging or emails — on South American routes.

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Skyworks arranges sale of two A319-111 aircraft

Frontier Airlines has sold two A319-111 aircraft (s/n 1488 and 1560) to a special purpose company affiliated with VTB Leasing, Moscow. The sale was in lieu of two A318-111 aircraft Buyer had initially contracted for. The aircraft will be placed on long term lease contracts to STC Rossiya Airlines, Russia

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Ryanair to postpone opening of Edinburgh base

Ryanair has had to postpone the opening of its Edinburgh base as a result of strike action at airplane manufacturer Boeing. The six week deferral of the opening, from 23rd September to 5th November is as a result of Boeing being unable to deliver the new aircraft Ryanair has purchased to operate on its new Edinburgh routes. Ryanair

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Bank of America, Pro Airways announce corporate aircraft strategic alliance

Bank of America and Pro Airways, an aviation services provider, announced a strategic alliance that provides preferred financing terms for clients who finance their aircraft through Bank of America and take advantage of the business aircraft management services of Pro Airways, LLC. In addition to the preferred financing terms, clients who select Pro Airways to manage their jets will have the opportunity to generate charter revenue through Pro Airways’ charter operations, which are certified under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135.

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Southwest Airlines appoints new finance leaders

Southwest Airlines reported that Tammy Romo, Vice President and Controller is now the Vice President Financial Planning. In this new role, she will lead the Company’s Financial Planning department, the Revenue and Traffic Analysis group, and she will continue to oversee Investor Relations. She will still report directly to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Laura Wright. Assistant Controller Leah Koontz has been promoted Vice President Controller. She will oversee Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Financial Controls, and the accounting groups she currently leads

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