10 April 2013

Porter Airlines signs purchase agreement for up to 30 Bombardier CS100 aircraft

Porter Airlines has signed a conditional purchase agreement for 12 CS100 airliners, with options for an additional 18 CS100 aircraft. The agreement also includes purchase rights on six Q400 NextGen aircraft. The parties also disclosed that Porter Airlines is the unidentified customer that signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for CS100 aircraft as announced by …

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Alenia Aermacchi awarded logistics support contract for the Brazilian AMX fleet

Alenia Aermacchi has signed a three-year €58m contract with the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira) to provide logistics support services to the FAB’s AMX fleet, named A-1 in Brazil. The contract includes several elements: “on site” engineering support, (a permanent Alenia Aermacchi team will be based at Parque de Galeao in Rio de Janeiro) …

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Volaris becomes first Mexican airline with Sharklet-equipped A320

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris took delivery of its first Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 with a special flight from Mexico City to Cancun. Volaris is the first Mexico-based operator of the new fuel-saving wing tip devices. The flight showcased the aircraft efficiency to official representatives from France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom who were onboard and accompanied …

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Honeywell and Boeing sign technical services agreement

Honeywell and Boeing have signed a technical services agreement to research and develop technologies for the next generation of high-speed, in-flight wireless connectivity on Boeing platforms including the 787, 777, 737NG and 747-8. With this agreement, Honeywell and Boeing are addressing passengers’ increasing demands for faster, more reliable in-flight connectivity on iPads, smartphones, tablet devices …

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services launches BLACK HAWK training center in Colombia

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced the opening of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar. The first of its kind in South America, the center provides pilot and flight crew training for the Colombian Armed Services and Sikorsky military customers throughout the region. Sikorsky Aerospace …

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Thales makes new connections with Gogo

Thales, a leader in In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems and Gogo, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity, announced a new partnership. The relationship will enable airlines to select a highly integrated, powerful IFEC product that combines Gogo’s connectivity solutions with the Thales TopConnect cabin system. Thales and Gogo first partnered to deliver an IFEC …

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Commercial Jet to open 400,000 ft² aviation services facility in Alabama

Commercial Jet announced the opening of a new 400,000 ft² facility at Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dale County, Alabama, more than tripling its capacity to provide freighter conversion and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services. The Dothan Houston County Airport Authority has initiated the twelve million dollar construction renovation to be completed in stages …

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