14 June 2016

Airline passenger rights clarified by European Commission

Since the introduction of passenger rights rules in 2005 there has been a succession of precedents set through legal cases brought before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU). As a consequence, the resultant inconsistencies the change in scope and content for the legislation has merited a revision to the rules. According to […]

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Chinese consortium acquires 100 H135s from Airbus Helicopters

A Chinese consortium made up of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), Qingdao United General Aviation Industrial Development Company (Qingdao United) and CITIC Offshore Helicopter (COHC) has ordered 100 H135 light-twin helicopters, becoming China’s first customer to form an industrial partnership to launch a H135 final assembly line (FAL) in Qingdao, Shandong province. This is

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AWAS delivers to VietJet additional new A320 passenger aircraft on lease

AWAS has delivered to Vietjet the second of two planned new A320 passenger aircraft in 2016 to assist with the airlines’ rapid growth. AWAS has provided a financing solution for these two aircraft and has placed them on long-term leases with the airline. This marks the fourth transaction between the parties for a total of

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Flying Colours awarded Bermuda DCA maintenance approval

Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough, the Canadian MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has received approval from the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation to carry out maintenance work on business aircraft listed on the popular Bermudan registry. The approval, which was awarded in late May, enables Flying Colours to undertake heavy and line maintenance work on a

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Lufthansa Technik enters into strategic partnership with FLYdocs

Lufthansa Technik AG has entered into a strategic partnership with the aviation data and records management software provider FLYdocs. As part of this agreement, Lufthansa Technik has become shareholder in the FLYdocs business, replacing the Private Equity partner GCP. FLYdocs will remain an independent entity that continues to drive the digitalization of paper-based processes under

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Long term labour agreements in place with all Air Canada unions in Canada

Air Canada confirmed the ratification of its 10th and final labour agreement with its Canadian unions. This completes Air Canada’s current cycle of labour negotiations and establishes long term contracts extending in most cases over a ten year duration for all of its approximately 25,000 unionized employees in Canada. “The ratification of new labour contracts

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Sabre names Daver Ka Fai Lau regional director for Sabre Travel Network North Asia

Sabre Corporation has named Daver Lau regional director for Sabre Travel Network North Asia. Reporting to newly appointed Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific vice president of sales and market development Todd Arthur, Daver will lead the Sabre Travel Network business in North Asia. This includes China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Based out of Taiwan,

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New Universal Avionics FMS software offers significant savings with ADS-B out failure messaging

Universal Avionics is offering a new software version for the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS) that includes cost-saving messaging to alert crews of a failure of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out system. The FAA has made it very clear that ADS–B Out failure annunciations in the flight deck are required for Part

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BGS to distribute WARTER aviation fuel in 6 European countries

BGS, an international provider of ground handling and aircraft fuelling services, has announced signing a new cooperation agreement with one of the biggest brands in the aviation fuel market – WARTER aviation. In accordance with terms of the partnership, BGS will represent the Polish company in 6 countries across Central and Eastern Europe. Having signed

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