23 February 2017

EASA releases preliminary safety review – 2017

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a …

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Jet Aviation St. Louis completes first ATG-8000 high-speed internet installation in Embraer Lineage

Jet Aviation has completed the first installation of the new ATG-8000 high-speed internet system in an Embraer Lineage at its facility in St. Louis. “This is the first ATG-8000 ever installed in a Lineage, and it’s a very complex process,” said Blake Hogge, senior manager, Aviation Sales at Jet Aviation at St. Louis. “We had …

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CDB Aviation Lease Finance delivers one new Boeing 737-800 to Shandong Airlines

CDB Aviation Lease Finance, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., reported the delivery of one new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a Chinese carrier, Shandong Airlines. The 737-800 represents the carrier’s eighth aircraft on lease from CDB Aviation and signifies the 100th Next Generation aircraft added to the growing fleet …

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ALC signs new lease agreement for one 787 Dreamliner with Air New Zealand

Air Lease Corporation has signed a long-term lease agreement for one new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Air New Zealand. The aircraft is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2018. ALC currently has Airbus A320s and Boeing 777-300ERs on lease to Air New Zealand, with the …

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DHL to recruit 900 new jobs at Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky hub

DHL Express reported that it will recruit approximately 900 new positions as the company completes the latest US$108m expansion of its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. The expansion to a new day sort operation and projected growth in shipments is expected to increase the hub’s workforce to more than 3,300 from the current …

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SkyQuest International completes aircraft acquisition of Saab 340 for Ryan Air

SkyQuest International has acquired one Saab 340A freighter for its client, Ryan Air. The aircraft was purchased from Alandia Air AB based, Finland. Ryan Air — based in Anchorage — services regions in Alaska where the only way to send and receive goods is via air cargo. A familiar sight to remote Alaskan villages, Ryan …

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Jeppesen to optimize Air Baltic crew and navigation operations

Jeppesen has agreed to a new five-year service contract with Air Baltic, the flagship carrier of Latvia. The agreement includes both digital Jeppesen charts and navigation services and several crew solutions that use data analytics to optimize planning and decision making, based on real-time factors. Air Baltic will continue their digital transformation through integration of …

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EASA certifies FL Technics for Airbus A330 base and line maintenance

FL Technics, a global provider of tailor-made aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has successfully introduced base and line maintenance services for wide-body aircraft – Airbus A330. The company expanded its EASA Part 145 certificate on February 22, 2017. The expanded EASA Part 145 approval allows FL Technics to conduct a wider range of maintenance …

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MTU Aero Engines posts new record revenues and earnings for 2016

MTU Aero Engines once again set new records in the financial year 2016. Revenues increased by 7% to a new high of €4,732.7m (2015: €4,435.3m). Operating profit reached €503.0m, beating the previous year’s record by 14% (2015: €440.3m). Earnings after tax surpassed the previous record of €306.9m, set in 2015, growing by 13% to €345.4m. …

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Gogo takes 2Ku performance to next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps

Gogo, a leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services to aviation, has taken its 2Ku performance to the next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps. This performance was achieved on Gogo’s test aircraft, the Jimmy Ray, using Gogo’s proprietary 2Ku antenna, Gogo’s new next generation modem and a high-throughput satellite. “When we launched …

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