9 December 2014

UTair’s woes continue as it faces bankruptcy lawsuit

It was back in July that UTair began its cost-cutting program, Impulse, through which it was aiming to reduce annual running costs by 5bn roubles per annum (US$140m). The airline had intended to cut management staff by 30%, optimize route networks, reduce airport handling time between flights and automate MRO plans. The Russian airline had […]

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Spirit announces transfer of Gulfstream wing programs to Triumph Group

Spirit AeroSystems has reached an agreement to transfer the Gulfstream wing work packages at Spirit’s facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Triumph Group, the transfer includes both the G650 and G280 wing programs. Spirit employees who are currently working on the Gulfstream programs will be offered positions with Triumph. “The Triumph Group emerged as the preferred

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Airbus Defence and Space wins A400M support contract from France and UK

Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from France and the UK to provide a wide- ranging and innovative in-service support (ISS) package underpinning the entry into service of the A400M Atlas new-generation airlifter. The contract was awarded by the UK’s procurement agency Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), and the French Direction générale de

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Air New Zealand selects additional Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines

Air New Zealand has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and long-term TotalCare support for two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has firmed up options on two of the aircraft, which will bring its total Trent 1000 powered fleet to 12. Air New Zealand was the first airline to order Trent 1000 engines in

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Aviation Technical Services acquires Texas Air Composites

Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired Texas Air Composites (TAC), a Domestic 145 Repair Station specializing in composite structural fabrication, support and repair for regional, commercial and military aircraft. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, TAC has an experienced team of over 100 employees and operates over 138,000 ft² of climate‐controlled facilities. TAC fits into ATS’

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PPG Aerospace to supply Gulfstream windows, assemblies for G500, G600 jets

PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has been selected by Gulfstream to supply windshields, side cockpit windows and passenger-cabin window assemblies for the G500 and G600 business jets, that will provide superior performance for operators and maximum efficiencies for Gulfstream. The passenger-cabin windows will use OPTICOR advanced transparency material to maintain optical clarity and provide a

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National Airline of the Maldives leases Airbus A321-200 from Air Lease Corporation

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, and Air Lease Corporation announced the long term lease contract of one Airbus A321-200 (MSN 2599). The aircraft will deliver in the first quarter of 2015 and will join the Airbus A320 already operated by the airline, also on long term lease from ALC. “Maldivian will operate the

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