24 November 2011

Lockheed Martin completes assembly of first international F-35 for the UK

The first international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the factory November 20th. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests. BK-1 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground and flight tests in […]

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Luis Gallego has been appointed CEO of new Iberia Express

Luis Gallego, chief operating officer at Vueling, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Iberia’s new subsidiary airline, Iberia Express, which will start operations at the end of March 2012. Gallego became Chief Operating Officer of Vueling in 2009, when the airline merged with clickair. At Vueling, Gallego was responsible for flight operations, training, quality and

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British Airways completes latest phase of redevelopment of Heathrow engineering base

British Airways has completed the latest phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Heathrow engineering base as it prepares for the arrival of its new fleet of Airbus A380 super jumbos. A 24 tonne roof “eyebrow” has been lifted into place in one of the aircraft hangers as builders raised the height of the entrance

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Jackson Square Aviation closes $265m credit facility

Jackson Square Aviation (“JSA”) has closed a $265m secured credit facility, which provides the company with committed long-term debt capacity. This facility provides JSA with a vital financing source to acquire modern, fuel-efficient aircraft for lease to its airline customers. JSA will finance eight aircraft currently owned or in its committed pipeline, for delivery through 2012. The facility is

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Eurocopter inaugurates new logistics platform at its industrial site in Marignane

Eurocopter has inaugurated its new logistics platform at its industrial site in Marignane, marking the end to an innovative program to re-engineer the Group’s entire logistics chain and implement a flexible, high-performance tool. The investments made over the past two years to develop modern means will enable Eurocopter to reduce both logistics costs and delivery

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Taikoo Spirit to overhaul two GE90 thrust reversers for Spirit AeroSystems

Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems Composite, the composite joint venture between HAECO and Spirit AeroSystems, has received two GE90 (Boeing 777) thrust reversers from Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, US. The two thrust reversers will be overhauled according to CMM and all applicable SB’s will be accomplished. Upon completion, they will be used to secure business specifically in the

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