25 November 2014

Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Ruili Airlines took delivery of the airline’s first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China’s Yunnan province. The new airplane is the first of 14 737 orders and commitments from Ruili Airlines, including eight 737-700s and six 737 MAXs. […]

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Ruling from EU’s second highest court sees Ryanair win battle over unfair air tax

In the Republic of Ireland’s (ROI) budget in 2009, an air tax was introduced to generate revenue for a cash-stricken country. However the tax was not greeted with open arms as it seemed to create a far from level playing field for airline operators in the country. The initial tax was set at €10.00/passenger departing

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VietJetAir, CFM sign Rate Per Flight Hour agreement for first 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

Vietnam’s VietJetAir and CFM International have signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour agreement to support the airline’s fleet 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. Under the terms of the agreement, which is valued at US$300m, CFM will guarantee maintenance costs for a total of 45 CFM56-5B engines on a dollar per engine

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Fraport consortium wins tender for 14 Greek regional airports

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide and its partner Copelouzos Group have been selected as preferred investor for a 40-year operating concession by the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund (HRADF) for 14 regional airports in Greece, including Aktio, Chania (Crete), Kavala, Kefalonia, Kerkyra (Corfu), Kos, Mitilini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki – Greece’s second

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22nd, on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final

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ATR certified as Authorized Economic Operator for customs activity

The French Ministry of Finance has just granted the turboprop aircraft manufacturer, ATR, its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status. Having obtained this label, ATR will benefit from a streamlined customs process, meaning greater responsiveness for delivering aircraft, shipping spare parts and equipment to operators, as well as for receiving equipment for the aircraft’s final assembly

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GE Aviation and Turbocoating SPA form coating joint venture

GE Aviation and Turbocoating SPA of Parma, Italy, have formed a 50/50 joint venture, called Advanced Ceramic Coatings, to provide thermal barrier coatings for CMCs used in jet engines. Advanced Ceramic Coatings (ACC) will operate from a dedicated area of Turbocoating’s U.S. operation in Hickory, North Carolina. Advanced Ceramic Coatings will combine Turbocoating’s proprietary coatings

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BOC Aviation officially opens news subsidiary based in Tianjin

BOC Aviation reported the official opening of its latest subsidiary, BOC Aviation Leasing (Tianjin), located within the Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone in Tianjin, China. To mark the opening of this new subsidiary, Mr. Chen Siqing, President and Vice Chairman of Bank of China, and Mr. Cui Jindu, Member of Standing Committee of the Communist

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FL Technics to add Airbus A330 to capability list

FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, continues to expand the scope of its activities in the global market. Following the expansion of its total hangar capacity to over 30.000 m², the company‘s management has confirmed plans to introduce Airbus A330 aircraft type to its EASA Part 145 certificate.

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