27 March 2014

ANA places orders for 40 Boeing and 30 Airbus aircraft

ANA selected 40 Boeing widebody airplanes for its strategic fleet renewal, including 20 777-9X (powered by GE9X engines), 6 777-300ER (powered by GE90-115B engines) and 14 787-9 airplanes. The agreement with the Japanese airline is valued at approximately $13bn at list prices, the combined engine orders are valued at $2bn list price. ANA also selected […]

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Embraer inaugurates Executive Jets Service center in Sorocaba

Embraer inaugurated a new Service Center for its executive jets, on March 27th, at Bertram Luiz Leupolz (SOD) Airport, in the city of Sorocaba, Brazil. The Company’s new facility, which involved an investment of more than US$25m, is expected to generate up to 250 direct and specialized jobs over the coming years. The 20,000-m² area

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MTU Maintenance signs contract with Saudi Aramco for maintenance of CF34-8E engines

MTU Maintenance has signed a new contract with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco for the maintenance and on-wing support services of its General Electric CF34-8E engines. The contract covers all engines powering Aramco’s Embraer ERJ-170 fleet and has a duration of five years. MTU Maintenance has been a reliable provider for the maintenance

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Japan Transocean Air places $260m CFM56-7B engine order for 12 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft

Japan Transocean Air (JTA) announced the purchase of CFM56-7B engines to power 12 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The engine order is valued at $260m at list price. JTA will have the flexibility to switch to the LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX. Based in Naha, Okinawa, JTA is a member of the Japan Airlines Group and a

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WestJet converts purchase options for five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

WestJet has converted five of its 25 options to firm orders for Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015. The first of the five will arrive in June 2015. With the conversion of these options, WestJet will have a fleet of 25 Q400s by the end of 2015. The

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Finnair plans to take alternative measures to reach cost savings

Finnair is started employee consultations with its personnel. The consultations concern employees working in administrative and support functions as well as cabin attendants. The measures are part of the savings program started in 2011, which aims at breaking Finnair’s loss-making cycle. The company still hopes that by achieving cost reductions in ongoing negotiations the redundancies

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STS Component Solutions completes acquisition of another PW4000 series engine

STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, has closed its acquisition of an additional PW4056-3 Engine. The asset is a serviceable engine that was previously operated by Malaysia Airlines. The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to

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Midair announces aircraft maintenance with Aircastle

MidairUSA signed an aircraft maintenance agreement with Aircastle Advisor, which included the first in a series of lease return MRO services and a heavy C check. For over a decade Midair exclusively provided support for Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier. The Rome, New York/Melbourne, Florida based operations have successfully maintained services for Transaero aircraft,

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Japan Airlines selects Panasonic Avionics connetivity service for widebody aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected Panasonic Avionics for a major expansion of in-flight Wi-Fi for its international fleet which includes Boeing 787s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs. The commitment comes after a successful introduction of Panasonic’s broadband Wi-Fi service on 13 of Japan Airlines’ 777s that have been flying international routes since July 2012. The

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