Air China Cargo will add three 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to its cargo fleet. The modification work on the three Combi airplanes will take place at Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) in Xiamen, China. They previously were operated by Air China. Air China Cargo currently operates eight freighters, including three 747-400 Freighters delivered new in …
4 November 2008
Continental Airlines reported an October consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 79.0%, 0.5 points below the October 2007 consolidated load factor. Consolidated traffic decreased 7.3% and capacity decreased 6.7% compared to October 2007.
United Airlines reported its preliminary traffic results for October 2008. The company reported an October passenger load factor of 81.3% down 2.0 pts, traffic decreased in October by 9.7% and capacity decreased 9.9% compared with the same period in 2007.
GE Commercial Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) and Shanghai-based Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, (COMAC) announced a signed contract for five ARJ21 regional jets, with options for 20 additional aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft to GECAS will begin in 2013. The ARJ21 is a 70-90 seat regional jet that combines Chinese intellectual property with advanced engines, …
SAS Technical Services (STS) and Scandinavian Technical Operations has signed a contract governing the technical line maintenance of 10 new Bombardier CRJ900, which are to be delivered to SAS Danmark during the period December 2008 to September 2009. The first of the 10 CRJ900 aircraft is expected to touch the landing strip at the Copenhagen …
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Rolls-Royce reported orders worth more than $400 million from customers in China. BOC Aviation, the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company, has selected Trent 700 engines worth $180 million for five Airbus A330 freighters. Rolls-Royce also has a $230 million share of an order for V2500 engines from Sichuan Airlines.
Rolls-Royce opened a new On-Wing Care service center in Brazil to support the growing fleet of Rolls-Royce Trent engines in South America. Co-located with the Rolls-Royce Brazil facility in S
Chinese cargo carrier Great Wall Airlines has signed an exclusive agreement to use Pratt & Whitney
Sichuan Airlines has selected the IAE International Aero Engines V2500 SelectOne build standard of engine to power 18 Airbus A320 family aircraft that will be delivered between 2009 and 2012. As part of the deal, IAE has been designated as the airline