5 March 2017

7,500 jobs and economy threatened by proposed Swedish aviation passenger tax

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have expressed concerns over the impact of the proposed ‘green tax’ levy of SEK430 per ticket, with analysis indicating that the result will severely impact on the Swedish economy, while also putting up to 7,500 jobs at risk. The inquiry committee also acknowledged that the overall impact on climate …

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Vector Aerospace to enhance Bell 407 performance and fuel efficiency

Vector Aerospace is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter’s best-selling platform, the Bell 407. Vector, an award-winning M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC), has teamed up with Rolls-Royce to perform 16 conversions since the VIP upgrade program was introduced …

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Southwest Airlines and Material Specialists reach agreement in principle

Southwest Airlines has reached an Agreement in Principle with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on the terms of a new contract for the Company’s Material Specialists, the workgroup responsible for the Company’s technical operations inventory management across the system. Details of the agreement were not released. Southwest said its Negotiating Team will be meeting …

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