2 July 2015

No net orders in 2014 sees Boeing plan to reduce 747-8 production to 1 unit per month

As a result of a blank net order book for 2014, Boeing has continued to reduce production capacity and aims to produce just one 747-8 per month from March 2016, reducing production by 23%. Currently the airline is producing 1.5 units per month and had already scheduled a slowdown in production to 1.3 units per …

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Munich Airport satellite facility to open in April 2016

Three years and two months after breaking ground for the satellite terminal, Munich Airport has now announced the time frame for the opening of the new facility. The responsible executive committees of Munich Airport (FMG) and Lufthansa have now narrowed down the official opening date to April 2016, with the exact day to be announced …

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Airbus and Chinese partners agree on wide-body cooperation

Airbus and its Chinese partners, namely the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), have signed a framework agreement on setting up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful establishment …

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Vietnam Airlines signs first Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement for A350 XWB

Vietnam Airlines has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its new fleet of 14 A350-900s on order. With this contract, Vietnam Airlines becomes the first A350 XWB operator to select Airbus FHS. The agreement, which will run for 12 years, provides an extensive scope including A350 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare …

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Amadeus to acquire Navitaire from Accenture for US$830m

Amadeus has agreed to acquire Navitaire, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture that provides technology and business solutions to the airline industry, for US$830m. Navitaire, which focuses on the low-cost and hybrid-carrier segments of the airline industry and has a global customer base of more than 50 operators, provides revenue-generation and cost-streamlining solutions in the …

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One brand new B737-800 joins Aeroflot fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its 10th B737-800 Next Generation aircraft made by Boeing. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800NG has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class. The Business class salon is equipped with monitors for viewing media content. All Boeing B737-800 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer.

PPG completes acquisition of Cuming Microwave

PPG Industries has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cuming Microwave Corporation based in Avon, Massachusetts, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cuming-Lehman Chambers, based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition enhances PPG’s portfolio of aerospace coatings with specialty coatings and materials that absorb microwaves and radio waves such as radar. The products …

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Global Ground Support awarded new contract from American Airlines

Global Ground Support received a contract award in excess of US$32m for the supply of Global’s Ultimate 2200 aircraft deicing vehicles to American Airlines. The deicers will be equipped with Global’s MIDAS vehicle telemetry systems that will provide American Airlines with the latest in glycol fluid reduction technology. Deliveries are expected to be completed in …

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Carsten Holm appointed Vice President of Technical Services at GA Telesis

GA Telesis UK released that Carsten Holm has been appointed vice president of technical services. Mr. Holm joins the company after serving as vice president – technical at Star Air, where he was responsible for all maintenance contract and lease negotiations as well as developing engine and airframe ultimate life forecasts. Prior to this position, …

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