31 January 2012

Dassault Rafale wins $10.4bn deal for 126 IAF jets

In a deal worth $10.4bn, India has chosen French aviation firm Dassault Rafale, over European consortium Eurofighter, to provide 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft over 10 years to the Indian Air Force. India shortlisted the Rafale and Eurofighter in April, when it rejected bids from U.S. manufacturers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Saab AB and OAO United […]

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Embraer Defense and Security increases stake in Portugal's OGMA

Embraer Defense and Security signed an agreement to acquire 30% of the shares representing the capital of AIRHOLDING, SGPS, S.A., from EADS. The AIRHOLDING, SGPS, S.A. is a consortium formed in 2005 by Embraer and EADS, incorporated in Portugal with the specific purpose of holding a 65% stake in OGMA. With this new agreement, Embraer takes

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PAS Technologies selects Amy K. Hoage as Vice President, Business Development

PAS Technologies has selected Amy K. Hoage to join the Company as Vice President, Business Development. She is responsible for driving the business strategy for market and business development covering the North American commercial aerospace businesses and customer relations with targeted accounts. Amy will be based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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ANA posts financial results for first nine month of full year 2011

ANA Group reported its consolidated financial results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011: operating revenues rose 3% to ¥1,069.8bn, while operating income increased 17.3% to ¥91.1bn and recurring profit by 22.5% to ¥71.4bn. Net income for the period was ¥33.7bn compared with ¥37.5 billion the previous year.

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British Airways awards MacCarthy Aviation refurbishment contract

MacCarthy Aviation has been awarded a contract with British Airways to refurbish galleys on five Boeing 767 aircraft. British Airways is currently carrying out a refresh of the majority of its Boeing 767 fleet and the contract awarded to MacCarthy consists of galley refurbishments on four long haul and one short haul aircraft. The work package

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Hawker Pacific announces fleet sale of Diamond DA40 aircraft to Flight Training Adelaide

Hawker Pacific reported the purchase of up to 26 Diamond DA40 CS aircraft by Flight Training Adelaide. The first four of eight 2012 deliveries will be delivered mid year, with options for 18 additional aircraft scheduled for 2013 and 2014 delivery. The Diamond DA40 is an entry-level, state-of-the art aircraft for flying school operators. It

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Lufthansa Technik develops automated repair method for composite aircraft structures

Lufthansa Technik AG has for the first time developed a method for the partially automated repair of fiber composite materials on aircraft structural components. Using the new method it will be possible in future to repair the outer skins of aircraft, which these days are increasingly built from composite materials, more quickly and more efficiently.

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Vueling poised to take over domestic and European traffic after Spanair demise

Vueling is set to capture a significant part of the domestic and European traffic affected by the demise of Spanair, which suspended flights on Saturday, January 28. As a result, Vueling’s Summer 2012 programme will offer as much as a 50% increase in capacity over 2011 from its home base in Barcelona, and a 25%

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