16 October 2014

Asiana offers $55m and joins a growing list of airlines settling air cargo antitrust litigation

Whether it is the settlement figures or the number of airlines apparently involved in this price-fixing scandal, both figures are shocking in their size. To summarize; between January 1st 2000 and September 11th 2006, it is alleged that Asiana, along with over two dozen other airlines, conspired to fix air freight charges. In 2006, 90 […]

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Air France and representative pilot unions reach draft agreement concerning development of Transavia France

Air France and the representative pilot unions have reached a draft agreement concerning the development of Transavia France. The development of Transavia France beyond 14 Boeing 737 will be assured as from summer 2015 in order to accelerate the Group’s development on the rapidly-expanding leisure market. Pilots flying for Transavia France will be employed under

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RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

A comprehensive upgrade programme has been completed by RUAG Aviation on an Airbus HelicopterAS350 B3e. The modifications performed enhance the helicopter to provide improved all-round safety and performance, as well as tailored VIP comfort in its interior. The extensive modification programme performed by RUAG Aviation provides significant advantages over the original avionics system. The AS350’s

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GE Aviation opens unique composites facility in Asheville, NC

GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, hosted a grand opening ceremony at the site of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville in Western North Carolina. The new 170,000-ft² facility will be the first in the world to mass produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC)

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Novaria Group acquires Weatherford Aerospace

Fort Worth-based Novaria Group announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Weatherford Aerospace Inc., a provider of aircraft wing skins, formed structures and unique services related to the treatment and processing of aerospace products. Novaria plans to pursue strategic growth and expansion of Weatherford’s capabilities, while also delivering enduring value to customers, employees

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Delta Air Lines posts September quarter profi of $357m

Delta’s pre-tax income for the September 2014 quarter was $1.6bn, excluding special items, an increase of $431m over the September 2013 quarter on a similar basis. Delta’s net income for the September 2014 quarter was $1.0bn and its operating margin was 15.8%, excluding special items. On a GAAP basis including special items, Delta’s pre-tax income

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Dallas Aeronautical Services names Vince Doherty Northeast Regional Manager

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) released that Vince Doherty has joined the company as Northeast Regional Manager. Doherty joins DAS with extensive aviation maintenance, regulatory, and compliance software experience. He is also very active in local and national aviation maintenance industry associations, including NBAA, LIBAA, and PAMA.

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Royal Jordanian Air Force purchases eight Robinson R44s

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) chose Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44 Raven II to replace its fleet of Hughes 500D helicopters that have been in service since 1981. Equipped with Garmin and Aspen glass avionics, and Bendix King’s new military KTR909 UHF transceiver, the white R44s will be used for primary helicopter training at the

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