25 April 2016

179 aircraft affected by FAA mandate on 787 GEnx-1B PIP2 engines

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the PIP2 GE Aviation GEnx engine, ordering a modification after a “recent engine fan blade rub event … caused an inflight non-restartable power loss” on a GEnx-1B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) 2 engine. In addition, it has ordered revised guidance for pilots operating 787s to mitigate […]

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Worldwide Aircraft Services and Saab team up on Saab 340B model aircraft cargo modification program

Worldwide Aircraft Services, an aircraft maintenance, engineering and modification provider, will team with aircraft manufacturer Saab AB to obtain FAA approval for the installation of the Saab 340A cargo modification Service Bulletins into the SAAB 340B aircraft. The Saab 340B model aircraft’s improved performance will offer operators greater flexibility, range and capacity. The SAAB 340

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Trident Jet orders four more Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft

Trident Jet (Jersey), a sister company of Falko Regional Aircraft, is the previously unidentified customer that signed the firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and six options announced in October 2015. The aircraft are assigned to and operated by CityJet on a wet lease basis – which means it provides aircraft and crews –

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Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in the USA

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place on April 25th, in Mobile, Alabama. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. Airbus announced its commitment to build a single-aisle assembly line in

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SkyPaxxx Interior Repairs gains EASA approval

SkyPaxxx Interior Repairs has continued the momentum of a succesful first quarter 2016 by earning EASA Part 145 certification. This certification will allow SkyPaxxx to serve current European customers more efficiently and realize more opportunities in a key market for both SkyPaxxx Interior Repairs and Sky-Tiles modular aircraft carpet. SkyPaxxx is a fast growing provider

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SmartLynx selects Eirtech Aviation’s passenger USB power system on its A320

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia has selected Eirtech Aviation, an Irish based engineering and technical services company, to supply its newly-developed passenger USB power solution for their Airbus 320 aircraft. Eirtech’s USB charging system has been developed in response to the needs of passengers to stay connected at all times; the device will allow passengers to charge

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Constant Aviation receives Global Express STC

Constant Aviation reported that they have secured the Global Express Wi-Fi STC. “With close to 100 registered Global Express aircraft in the country, we sought to expand our product offerings and amenities for the Global Express market. Constant Aviation understands the demand for more reliable in-flight services with faster connectivity. We are excited to provide

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The Baltic Air Charter Association appoints four new Council members

The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has appointed four new executives to the governing Council of the Association. The appointments were made following elections at the March council meeting, the newly elected members of the Council will take their position as from the April 14th meeting of the Council. Chris Mace of SaxonAir, Tim Procter

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EDM Door Trainers for Cathay Pacific pass factory acceptance tests

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, reported that the three Door Trainers the company has manufactured for Cathay Pacific Airways have passed their Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) this month. Comprising of a B777 Door Trainer, A330 Door Trainer and B747 Freighter Main Deck Door Trainer, the

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Liebherr-Aerospace opens new facility in Saline, Michigan (USA)

Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc. inaugurated its new facility on its site in Saline, Michigan (USA). Local officials as well as representatives of the Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS Management attended the celebrations. The building was constructed adjacent to the existing 140,000 ft² facility of Liebherr- Aerospace Saline, Inc. It is the first industrial utilization of the 54

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