5 June 2013

First GEnx-powered B787 delivered to China Southern

China Southern Airlines took delivery of its first GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is the first of eight Boeing 787 aircraft to be delivered to China Southern this year. China Southern ordered a total 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and selected GEnx-1B engines to power these aircraft. China Southern also signed an OnPoint solution agreement with …

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Russia's Ilyushin Finance firms purchase agreement for up to 42 Bombardier CSeries aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace released that its purchase agreement with Moscow-based leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has been approved by IFC’s shareholders and is now firm. The firm purchase agreement covers the acquisition of 32 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 10 CS300 aircraft, following a letter of intent signed by IFC in 2011 and …

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TransDigm Group completes cash tender offer and acquires control of Aerosonic Corporation

TransDigm Group Incorporated reported the successful completion of the cash tender offer by TransDigm’s indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Buccaneer Acquisition Sub Inc. (“Purchaser”), for all of the outstanding shares of Aerosonic common stock for $7.75 per Share in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. The Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York …

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US Airways' load factor up in May

US Airways Group mainline traffic for the month was up 5.9% versus May 2012 while mainline capacity was up 3.9% versus May 2012. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 85.8% for the month of May, up 1.7 points versus May 2012.

Rockwell Collins and Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology seeking to establish commercial simulation joint venture in China

Rockwell Collins and Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology, an AVIC subsidiary, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement towards establishing a joint venture that will design, manufacture and market commercial aviation flight simulators. The venture will initially focus on airlines and aircraft manufacturers in China, with future plans to address the global commercial simulation and training market …

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GECAS delivers new leased Boeing 737-800 to Skymark

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) reported the delivery of a new leased Boeing 737-800 to Skymark Airlines to expand the Japanese low-cost carrier’s fleet. The aircraft comes from GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing. With bases at Tokyo International Airport and Kobe Airport, Skymark currently operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 737-800s to 15 destinations …

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WestJet reports May traffic

WestJet announced May 2013 traffic results with a load factor of 78.5%, down 0.7 points compared to May 2012. Traffic increased 8.2% year over year and capacity was 9.1% higher over the same period. The airline flew 1.5 million guests in May, a year-over-year increase of 7.9%.

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