24 October 2011

ExecuJet Africa signs new Service Agreement with Blackhawk

Blackhawk, a recognized aviation leader in providing engine performance solutions to the global turboprop fleet, signed a new Service Agreement with ExecuJet Africa. The service agreement will expand ExecuJet’s expertise whilst facilitating the Blackhawk performance upgrades for turboprop aircraft owners in Africa. Blackhawk, who in just a decade has established industry leadership in performance improvement […]

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Bombardier's Querétaro site to build aft fuselage for Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace reported that the aft fuselage of its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets will be built at its site in Querétaro, Mexico. The Querétaro site currently produces the aft fuselage of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 jets, as well as the Learjet 85 aircraft’s major composite structures, including fuselage lay-up

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HNA Group and Bravia Capital complete acquisition of MyCargo Airlines

Bravia Capital (Bravia), a private equity investor based in Hong Kong and HNA Group Co., (HNA) of China, have completed the acquisition of ACT Airlines, Turkey. ACT Airlines is an air cargo operator based in Istanbul, Turkey. The transaction represents the strategic expansion of China’s global footprint into the high-growth marketplace of Turkey and surrounding regions,

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Sikorsky S-76D helicopter moves closer to certification

The S-76D helicopter program has achieved another significant milestone as Transport Canada recently certified the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines that will be installed in Sikorsky’s new S-76D helicopter. The engine certification signifies that the PW210S engine has completed all required certification tests and complies with all regulatory requirements. Pratt & Whitney Canada has accumulated

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Spirit AeroSystems ships first composite fuselage section panels for Airbus A350 XWB

Spirit AeroSystems has shipped the first production composite center fuselage panels for the Airbus A350 XWB program out of its Kinston, N.C., facility. The Section 15 fuselage panels are being sent to Saint-Nazaire, France, where final upper shell assembly will occur. Section 15 of the fuselage consists of the center composite upper and forward lower shells manufactured

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AerCap signs $400 million credit facility for twelve Boeing 737-800s

AerCap Holdings N.V. has signed a new $400 million credit facility with a ten year term to provide long term financing for 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The aircraft will be leased to American Airlines and form part of AerCap’s previously announced transaction with American Airlines for the purchase and leaseback of 35 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  

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Germanwings and Lufthansa Technik sign strategic partnership

Germanwings and Lufthansa Technik have significantly strengthened their existing relationship by signing a strategic cooperation contract regarding technical services for the complete fleet, currently consisting of 30 Airbus A319. A dedicated cooperation management has been implemented to guarantee an optimal technical service for Germanwings. A Lufthansa Technik Fleet Manager is based at the airline’s headquarters

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