9 April 2013

Airbus’ “game-changing” U.S. A320 Family final assembly line comes to Alabama

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new A320 Family final assembly line at Mobile, Alabama underscored how this new facility will further enhance Airbus’ presence within the key U.S. airline marketplace, while also broadening the company’s global footprint and providing additional flexibility to its worldwide industrial network. Mobile will join the three existing Airbus final assembly …

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Embraer sells two E190 Jets to Austral Lineas Aereas

Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of two EMBRAER 190 jets to Austral Lineas Aereas, a company belonging to the Aerolineas Argentina Group. The Argentine airline currently operates 20 airplanes of this model. Like the aircraft that are already in operation, Austral’s new E190s are the Advanced Range (AR) model, which allows the …

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Lufthansa Technik and SCHOTT develop new aircraft cabin lighting system

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik AG and SCHOTT AG are presenting a completely new development in cabin lighting systems for aircraft. For the first time, aircraft owners can take advantage of LED technology while avoiding the color changes that occur when LEDs age. The new system “nicemood”, which has already been …

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Skyworld Aviation arranges lease of Saab 340B to Air Urga

Skyworld Aviation announced that Air Urga of the Ukraine has taken delivery of a Saab 340B from UK-based investment firm Spitfire Investments. Serial number 360 embarked on its ferry flight from Springfield, U.S. to the Ukrainian operator on Friday, April 5th. The aircraft has the new registration UR-ELU and is placed on lease with Air …

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Panasonic to acquire AirDat's real-time weather data and superior forcasting technology

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), a leader in in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC), has expanded its product and service offering and its global communication network with the addition of AirDat’s real-time weather data and superior forecasting technology. Since 2003, AirDat’s advanced technology has changed the way commercial airlines, governments, energy providers, and commodity investors use weather …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority grants AMO status to Ascent Aviation Services

Ascent Aviation Services Corp. (Tucson, AZ) has been granted Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) status by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority after a diligent review. “Ascent appreciates the continued opportunity to perform heavy maintenance, modification and refurbishment services on Nigerian registered aircraft.” – R. Rick Townsend, SVP, Sales & Business Development.

Etihad Airways announces strong first quarter results

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline posted Q1 2013 passenger revenues of US$900m (2012: US$758m), an increase of 19%; and cargo revenues of US$193m (2012: US$165m), an increase of 17%. Passenger numbers in Q1 2013 grew by 18%, rising from 2.3m to a record 2.8m.  The average seat factor was 80.5%, four percentage points higher …

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328 Design completes STC for CRJ conversion into VIP cabin interior

328 Design GmbH received EASA STC approval for a Bombardier CRJ-200. In collaboration with RUAG Aircraft Services GmbH, the CRJ has been converted from regional airline configuration to a 10-seat VIP layout. It has been fitted with the latest CMS/IFE technology based on Emteq’s eConnect & eQuation Cabin Power. This versatile system allows passengers to …

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Bruce Aerospace obtains STC for Germania Boeing 737 XLume replacement LED Cabin Lighting

Bruce Aerospace has added to their popular XLume LED lighting product line with the new XLum Boeing 737NG LED Cabin Lighting fixtures, with an order from Germany-based Germania, for their fleet of Boeing 737-700. The product line offers airlines a drop-in replacement for the OEM supplied fluorescent cabin lighting fixtures which enhances the cabin with …

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