15 December 2011

American Airlines' Tom Horton elected oneworld Chairman

The Governing Board of oneworld, the premier global airline alliance, has elected American Airlines Chairman, President and Chief Executive Tom Horton as its Chairman. He takes on the role from Gerard Arpey, whom he succeeded at the helm of the alliance’s US partner late last month following Mr Arpey’s decision to retire from the carrier. […]

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JetBlue selects P&W PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for A320neo

JetBlue Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its recently ordered fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) includes 86 PurePower engines with a long-term PureSolution maintenance service agreement. Deliveries for the carrier’s firm aircraft order are scheduled to start in 2018.

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OGMA and EMBRAER sign partnership agreement for KC-390

OGMA and EMBRAER Defense and Security signed a partnership agreement for the KC-390 aircraft development program. The contracted work package covers the industrialization, production and product support phases of the KC-390 central fuselage panels, elevators, fairings and landing-gear doors. Production of the first KC-390 prototype is to begin in 2013 and the aircraft’s maiden flight

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA certification

Boeing received certification for the new 747-8 Intercontinental from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Certification clears the way for delivery of the new airplane early next year. The FAA presented Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and the amended Production Certificate for Boeing’s newest passenger airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expected to

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Opening of new training center for Sukhoi Superjet 100

On December 15th the official opening ceremony for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Training Center was held in Zhukovsky. The Training Center offers the complete cycle of training for flight and technical staff of the SSJ100 customers and has a range of the most advanced training equipment and simulators including Computer Based Training (CBT), Flight Procedure Training

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Gulfstream International Airlines rebrands as Silver Airways

Gulfstream International Airlines announced its adoption of a new name and brand: Silver Airways.  VPAA Co. dba/Gulfstream International Airlines was founded in May 2011, when Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm, acquired select assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2010.  Silver Airways continues the evolution of the carrier under

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FedEx Express orders 27 Boeing 767 Freighters powered by GE's CF6 engines

In order to continue the modernization of the company’s aircraft fleet, FedEx Express has signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase 27 new 767-300F aircraft, with three arriving in fiscal 2014 and six per year in fiscal 2015-2018. The 767s were selected as the best choice to begin replacing FedEx Express’s MD10 aircraft, some of which are

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Monarch signs base maintenance agreement with easyJet

Monarch Aircraft Engineering has signed a base maintenance agreement with easyJet to carry out a series of wing rear spar inspection service bulletins on their Airbus A320 fleet. Under the terms of the agreement Monarch Aircraft Engineerings will provide easyJet with a dedicated line of maintenance during the 2011/2012 winter period at its London Luton facility,

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