12 March 2010

Iberia reports load factor of 80.6% for February 2010

Iberia released that the load factor for February 2010 improved by 4.1 points, reaching 80.6%, the highest level among the main network carriers. Capacity reduced by 7.7%, and traffic dropped by 2.8%, with significant increases of load factors in all international sectors. Unit revenues continued to recover, improving over February 2009, despite the 3.6% increase […]

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Midcoast Aviation earns STC ODA Designation from the FAA

Midcoast Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificate Organization Designation Authorization (STC ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The designation enables the company to produce STCs in-house in support of its maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions activities. The new STC ODA status replaces the company

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Manufacturing work starts on first UK F35 Lightning II aircraft

Manufacturing work has started on the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft that will be delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence. Quentin Davies, UK Minister of Defence Equipment and Support, marked the occasion by signing the F-35 frame before it was loaded into the assembly jig at the BAE Systems site in Samlesbury, Lancashire. The

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Spirit AeroSystems named to Boeing Tanker Supplier Team

Spirit AeroSystems has been named to the Boeing NewGen Tanker Supplier Team. Boeing, Spirit’s largest customer, is bidding on the KC-X program, the U.S. Air Force’s next line of tanker aircraft. Upon a contract award from the United States government to Boeing, Spirit will build the Boeing tanker’s forward fuselage section in Wichita, Kan. After

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