30 November 2011

Flying Colours confirms first modification under new Blackhawk agreement

Flying Colours, the Peterborough-Canada based global aviation service company, announced its first turboprop Blackhawk modification project. January 2012 will see the arrival of a privately owned King Air C90 at the Peterborough facilities where it will undergo a full XP 135 engine conversion. The scope of the work will also feature additional routine maintenance inspections

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Sharklet-fitted Airbus A320 successfully completes first flight-test

Airbus has completed the first flight of the ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip devices on the company’s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001). This milestone marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation. Sharklets are around 2.5 metres tall and will replace the

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A320 family FFS available at SuperJet International’s training center in Venice

An A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has been put in place in Venice (Italy) at the SuperJet International’s Training Center. The A320 FFS is an EASA (JAR-FSTD A) fully compliant Synthetic training device. The FFS has been transferred from Alitalia Training Center in Rome to the SuperJet International Training Center in Tessera (Venice), close to the International Marco

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Avia Solutions Group establishes new representative office in Kuala Lumpur

Avia Solutions Group, a group of business aviation companies, together with its subsidiary FL Technics is further strengthening its position in the global aviation technical support and maintenance market and is set to open its first representative office in Kuala Lumpur by the end of this year. ‘From its new office in Kuala Lumpur Avia

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Finnair optimizes narrow body fleet

Finnair plans to reduce the size of its narrow body fleet by four aircraft in autumn 2012 as part of its earlier announced savings program of €140m. The reduction will bring significant savings and will be implemented by optimizing the airline’s flight schedules and network.  Finnair expects to realize a significant boost in narrow body aircraft utilization

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FAA issues single operating certificate to United and Continental

 United Continental Holdings received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for a single operating certificate, marking another significant achievement in the integration of United Airlines and Continental Airlines. This regulatory milestone, while significant from an operational policies and procedures perspective, does not change how customers interact with the airline. The two carriers went through a rigorous

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Monarch Airlines selects Goodrich SmartDisplay Electronic Flight Bag System

Monarch Airlines has selected Goodrich Corporation to provide SmartDisplay Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) for its Airbus A300, A320, A321 and A330 aircraft. Monarch has completed initial installation of the system on an A321 and conducted a successful 2-month in-service demonstration period.  SmartDisplay EFBs will be rolled-out across the Airlines’ remaining Airbus fleet with planned retrofit completion by

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