19 May 2016

Terrorism not ruled out after disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804

66 passengers and crew are feared dead after EgyptAir flight MS804, an Airbus A320, crashed into the Mediterranean en route to Cairo International Airport from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris. The flight left Paris just before Midnight (GMT+1) on Wednesday 18th May and disappeared from radar screens twenty minutes short of Cairo while still […]

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Qantas extends A380 support contract with Spairliners until 2025

Qantas Airways, the Australian flag carrier, has renewed its Integrated Component Care contract with Spairliners who have been providing services since the A380 entry into service in 2008. The contract is effective from January 1st, 2016 and covers component pooling and repair solutions of all Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for Qantas’ Airbus A380 aircraft fleet.

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SMBC Aviation Capital orders additional CFM LEAP-1A engines

SMBC Aviation Capital, the world’s third largest aircraft leasing company, has ordered ten CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power five additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. The engine order is valued at US$140m at list price. This is a follow-on to SMBC Aviation Capital’s initial LEAP-1A order for 60 engines that the company announced at the 2015

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Finnair secured financing for newest A350 aircraft

Finnair has secured financing, arranged by BNP Paribas, for its fifth Airbus A350-900 XWB, which was delivered on April 29, 2016. The transaction amounts to approximately €128m, implemented using a Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) structure. “This transaction represents yet another successful A350-900 financing for Finnair, and the third we have done using

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PEMCO redelivers 15th converted aircraft to SF Airlines

Cargo conversion company, PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO), has redelivered another B737-300 freighter aircraft (MSN 28972) to China-based SF Airlines, the air cargo division of S.F. Express. SF Airlines is a leading courier in China providing delivery service to over 15 countries, including the United States. Performed by partner STAECO in Jinan Shandong, China, the

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Air Astana forced to cancel Astana-Ulanbaatar flights

Air Astana has been forced to cancel the planned launch of flights connecting the capitals of Kazakhstan and Mongolia with direct Astana-Ulaanbaatar flights starting from 2nd June 2016, due to the ungrounded revocation of permission by the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (CAAM). The intergovernmental Air Services Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the

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British Airways' Cardiff maintenance team welcomes first Dreamliner for planned maintenance

British Airways’ team of expert engineers at Cardiff has welcomed one of the airline’s 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time for planned maintenance. The aircraft recently arrived at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), the airline’s long-haul aircraft heavy maintenance facility in South Wales, for a planned 12 day ‘B’ check, conducted every

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Alan Webber of Royal Aero seeks new challenge after 12 years at the helm of the consultancy business

After 12 years of committed and successful service, Alan Webber has asked if Royal Aero will help him pursue some new challenges in the Aviation Sector. Royal Aero encourages the development of its staff and therefore is delighted to be able to assist Alan before wishing him a fond farewell.

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