8 June 2016

EU Commission gives green light for traffic deals in Turkey, the Gulf and ASEAN

Subsequent to the Commission asking EU member governments in December to give a mandate to commence discussions on air transport agreements with such countries as Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Turkey and China, the green light has been given for talks to commence on establishing where airlines in these countries could fly into the EU, and

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Alaska Airlines flies on Gevo's renewable alcohol to jet fuel

Two Alaska Airlines jets departed on June 7th fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (ALK) flights departed with Gevo (GEVO) fuel and flew from Seattle to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. “Alaska is committed to doing its part to reduce

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PEMCO performs first heavy check on foreign-registered VIP ExecuJet Aircraft

Pemco World Air Services reported the redelivery of the first heavy maintenance check performed on a foreign-registered VIP aircraft. The jet had an outward appearance of a typical commercial airliner, but the MD-87 aircraft’s interior was nothing but first-class from nose to tail. With decades of heavy maintenance experience under their belt, the PEMCO team

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Spirit AeroSystems' CEO to retire on July 31, 2016

Larry Lawson, Spirit AeroSystems’ President and CEO, has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire on July 31, 2016. Lawson joined Spirit in 2013 and is credited with transforming the company’s performance through operational excellence, organizational realignment, talent development and business fundamentals. Chief Operating Officer Tom Gentile will take over as Spirit

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Guggenheim Aviation Partners closes financing of 2 A330-300s on lease to Delta Air Lines

Guggenheim Aviation Partners has successfully closed a term debt facility covering two Airbus A330-300 aircraft arranged by DVB Bank SE. The two widebody aircraft were delivered new to Delta Air Lines from Airbus and are on long term operating leases. Stephenson Harwood acted for GAP as lessor’s counsel while Vedder Price advised DVB for this

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Safran selected as engine supplier for South-Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine

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Todd Arthur named VP of sales and market development for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific

Sabre Corporation has named Todd Arthur vice president of sales and market development for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific. In this role, reporting to Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific senior vice president Roshan Mendis, Todd will be responsible for sales performance and business growth across Asia Pacific.

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Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S-76 series helicopters

Vector Aerospace has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for a new ADS-B solution which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. The new ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade (FAA STC # SR02473AK) features an intuitive, panel-mounted touchscreen transponder which replaces the aircraft’s existing transponder. Should

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