5 March 2013

GE Aviation begins assembly of first Passport development engine

GE Aviation is assembling the first Passport development engine for the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. Testing of the engine is scheduled for the second quarter of this year. The Passport engine for the Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets will produce 16,500 pounds of thrust and will incorporate advanced technologies and …

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SkyWorks appoints new Managing Director for Asia Pacific Region

SkyWorks appointed Mathis Shinnick to serve as Managing Director of SkyWorks and eventual head for Asia Pacific Region. Mathis will be based in Hong Kong where he will focus on further development of the SkyWorks Capital Asia platform. Mathis has spent his career in Aviation and Aerospace leadership roles managing leasing, merchant banking and investment …

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LCI Helicopter signs AW139 lease with Avincis

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of Libra Group, has entered into a long-term lease with the Avincis Group, a leading provider of mission critical services, for a new AW139 helicopter. LCI’s new helicopter division was launched at Heli-Expo 2012 with a $400m order for a modern, versatile fleet of market-leading AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 …

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GECAS to lease three Airbus A320s to Vueling Airlines

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) will lease three Airbus A320 aircraft to Vueling Airlines to expand the low-cost carrier’s fleet. Delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for this month. By the summer of 2013, Vueling will operate a fleet of 70 aircraft to more than 100 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and …

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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group acquires Oxford based FlairJet

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of FlairJet Ltd, the London Oxford Airport-based aircraft management and charter company. Effective immediately, FlairJet will become part of the Group’s newly formed Aviation Services business unit and will continue to be led by Managing Director and founder, David Fletcher, who …

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Universal Avionics’ radio control unit approved for Helicopters

Universal Avionics recently completed the required testing to successfully approve its Radio Control Unit (RCU) for helicopter installation. The RCU is a mature product, and has successfully been installed in 28 fixed wing aircraft platforms. Now, the unit is approved for helicopter-specific vibration profiles, signifying a new installation platform for the product. The RCU allows …

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USA Jet delivers first MD80 for conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), has been selected by USA Jet of Belleville Michigan to provide one MD83SF 12 Pallet Passenger to Freighter Conversion. The aircraft, an MD83, MSN 49791 was built in 1989 and is currently undergoing freighter modification at AEI’s Authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, which is located in Miami, Florida. This is the first …

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Constant Aviation names Northeast Sales Manager

Constant Aviation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility headquartered at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, released that Rich Barlow has been named the Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Rich joins Constant Aviation with over 30 years of aviation experience, with the majority of the time spent in MRO sales. He was most recently with Hawker Beechcraft as …

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