20 February 2009

Major airlines call for a global approach to aviation emissions at Copenhagen

Four of the world’s leading airlines called for CO2 emissions from international aviation to be included in a new global climate deal. The agreement will be negotiated by world leaders at the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen in December. Emissions from international aviation, which currently contribute around 2% of global CO2 emissions (source: IPCC), …

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AFI KLM E&M and Hangxin make new strategic move in China

Air France Industries and Hangxin Aviation Engineering Group made a new strategic move in China. Within the context of the ongoing economic crisis, AFI KLM E&M reviewed the key elements of its presence and perspectives in the Chinese MRO market. As a result of the review, Hangxin Aviation Engineering Group and Air France Industries initialed …

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German Government awards GE company with aviation research grant

The German government has awarded GE Aviation and GE’s Global Research Center with an aviation research grant valued at more than $1 million to develop an advanced “cold-spray” manufacturing technology for jet engine components. Development begins this year at GE’s Global Research Center Europe in Munich working with Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg and leading …

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New Senior Vice President, Technical Operations for Virgin America

Virgin America appointed Rick Wysong as the airline’s Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. An industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience, Wysong will oversee the airline’s technical operations. Wysong most recently served as Vice President of Engineering, Materials and Planning at United Airlines, where he led Engineering, Supply Chain and Fleet Management …

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Amerijet to operate Boeing 767-200 cargo aircraft

Amerijet International has signed a seven year agreement with Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, to lease five Boeing 767-200 freighter aircraft. The 767s will enable the airline to increase capacity on its scheduled service routes, and expand its charter availability. The carrier’s current fleet of eight Boeing 727-200s are …

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