JSSI appoints Fabrice Roger SVP for Business Development in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific

Fabrice Roger

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has named Fabrice Roger as Senior Vice President for Business Development in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as the company continues to support the rapid growth of business aviation across these regions. Roger brings more than a decade of experience in senior sales and business development leadership roles at international financial services corporations, including Travelex and Western Union. He later joined Jetcraft, one of the world’s leading aircraft dealers, where he spent the last ten years managing close to US$1 billion (£833 million) in aircraft transactions across Latin America, Europe, and Northern Africa, with Read more

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Werner Aero acquires another E175 aircraft for teardown

Werner Aero has acquired another Embraer E175 aircraft, msn 17000358. This nine-year-old aircraft was last operated by Flybe airlines in the UK. The aircraft will enter its teardown process at e-Cube in the UK and the spares will be used to enhance Werner’s pool of E-Jet rotables. “We are excited to add another aircraft to our pool of E-Jet spares. This is our second E-175 acquisition in the past month adding to our operation and our continued growth in the E-170’s and E-190’s platforms. These acquisitions put us in a strong position as one of the world’s largest suppliers of Read more

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Atlas Air takes delivery of new Boeing 777-200 Freighter

Representatives from Boeing, Atlas Air and MSC at the ribbon cutting ceremony on the occasion of the 777F delivery ©Atlas Air

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, has taken delivery of a Boeing 777-200 Freighter, which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, as part of a previously announced long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement. The 777-200 Freighter will complement MSC’s world-class container shipping solutions and expand service to key trade lanes for various industries, including those which traditionally have significant air cargo transportation needs. This aircraft is the first of four new Boeing 777 Freighters that Atlas will operate for MSC. With an established history of twin-engine efficiency, reduced fuel consumption Read more

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Airbus facing jet delivery cutbacks in 2023 owing to competition for engines

Take-off of A320neo aircraft ©Airbus

While Airbus is currently remaining quiet until it releases its next delivery bulletin in December, unnamed internal sources have commented that the European plane manufacturer is expecting to face further delays in 2023 for the delivery of its medium-haul aircraft owing to supply chain and labour problems, predominantly focused on the supply of engines. Part of the cause relates to further supply chain problems being faced by engine manufacturers which has seen them face an unusual dilemma. The rapid return to service of many aircraft after being grounded during the pandemic has caught many repair shops off guard and, consequently, Read more

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Hong Kong International Airport officially commissioned third runway

A water salute of the first arrival flight is conducted to mark the official inauguration of the third runway at ©HKIA

The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was officially commissioned on November 25, marking a key milestone of the airport’s expansion into a three-runway system (3RS).  The construction works of 3RS started in August 2016. The formation of 650 hectares of land (equivalent to 34 Victoria Parks) through reclamation was completed in around four years. The 3,800m-long runway started operation in July 2022. The expansion of Terminal 2, construction of T2 Concourse, a new baggage handling system and automated people mover system are scheduled for completion in 2024 on time and within budget.

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Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new aviation milestone with world’s first run of aero engine on hydrogen

Rolls-Royce AE2100 hydrogen test at Boscombe Down ©Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an early-concept demonstrator using green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power. It marks a major step towards proving that hydrogen could be a zero carbon aviation fuel of the future and is a key proof point in the decarbonisation strategies of both Rolls-Royce and easyJet. Both companies have set out to prove that hydrogen can safely and efficiently deliver power for civil aero engines and are already planning a Read more

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IATA awards Etihad Cargo with CEIV pharma recertification

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Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has been awarded Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma recertification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier is one of only 37 airlines to hold IATA CEIV Pharma certification globally. The UAE’s national carrier first achieved IATA CEIV pharma certification in 2019 in conjunction with its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Etihad Airport Services Cargo. Etihad Cargo went on to become the first airline in the Middle East and only the third globally to hold the trilogy of CEIV Pharma, CEIV Fresh and Read more

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2022 third-quarter financial results

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Hawaiian Holdings, parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2022. The company reported GAAP net loss of US$9.3 million and adjusted net loss of US$7.7 million. EBITDA of US$46.8 million and adjusted EBITDA of US$47.9 million. The company is seeing strong demand throughout its domestic network and a solid recovery in its international network. The company’s overall operating revenue was down 1.9% from third quarter 2019 as its international network is still rebuilding. Other revenue was up 28.2% compared to the third quarter of 2019 driven by a strong quarter of cargo revenue and sales of HawaiianMiles. On October Read more

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NAC delivers one ATR 72-500 to Canaryfly

Canaryfly ATR 72-500 aircraft ©AirTeamImages

Nordic Aviation Capital has delivered one ATR72-500 aircraft to Canaryfly on an operating lease. Canaryfly is a Spanish airline that operates regular flights between the islands of the Canary archipelago. The airline, with its headquarters at the Gran Canaria airport, began its operations in 2008 and in the beginning covered regular routes between the Canary Islands and Africa. In May 2012, Canaryfly inaugurated its first inter-island route

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Qantas flight attendants threaten strike action after Qantas upgrades profit forecast to AU$2.5 billion

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One day after Qantas raised its profit forecast for the second time in six weeks, the largest section of its workforce, flight attendance, have voted almost unanimously to take protected strike action unless a better pay deal is put on the table. No specific dates for such action have yet been set. The escalation of the pay dispute has occurred as a direct consequence of Qantas’ ASX announcement on November 23, of a AU$150 million upgrade to its profit forecast, to between AU$1.35 billion and AU$1.45 billion in underlying profit before tax, in the first half of its financial year. Read more

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