29 May 2012

IAG and Japan Airlines’ joint business agreement receives anti-trust immunity approval

International Airlines Group (IAG) and Japan Airlines’ (JAL) joint business has been granted anti-trust immunity from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The agreement will allow British Airways and JAL to cooperate commercially on flights between the EU and Japan. The joint business is expected to be launched by late March

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Rolls-Royce awarded £100m support contracts for UK transport and tanker fleets

Rolls-Royce has secured contract extensions, which will see the company provide ongoing support for engines on the UK’s C-130 Hercules transport and VC10 tanker fleets. The contracts are worth almost £100 million to Rolls-Royce. Following this amendment, the Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract, which is delivered jointly by Rolls-Royce, Marshall Aerospace and Lockheed Martin,

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New Airbus operator Bingo Airways starts charter flights

Bingo Airways, a new Polish charter airline, has started flight operations with its first Airbus A320 aircraft. The fleet will grow to three aircraft by the end of 2012. The new A320s, powered by IAE V2500 engines, are configured in an all economy 180 seat configuration. The airlines’ network is focused on flights to the Mediterranean

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Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of first A380

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has taken delivery of its first A380, becoming the eighth operator of the largest and most eco-efficient airliner. The aircraft was handed over to MAS Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Brégier in Toulouse on May 29th. Malaysia Airlines has ordered six A380s. Powered by

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MAEL completes C-check on A330 for AirTanker Services

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) recently completed a heavy maintenance C Check on behalf of UK based AirTanker Services, on one of its A330 Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA). The C Check was accomplished at MAEL’s base maintenance facility at Manchester International Airport. AirTanker Services was awarded the 27 year FSTA contract by the UK Ministry

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