14 March 2017

Northeast U.S. storms see 400,000 travelers’ flights canceled

A late winter storm has caused havoc in New York City and other areas of the Northeast U.S. with strong winds and sleet battering airports. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of winds between 25mph and 35mph, with gusts reaching up to 55mph. As of 7.30 ET, FlightAware had released information that 7,746 flights had […]

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Willis Lease Finance reports 2016 pre-tax profit up 87.4% to US$23.9m

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has reported pretax earnings for 2016 of US$23.9m, up 87.4% from US$12.8m in 2015, on record revenue of US$207.3m. Net income attributable to common shareholders for 2016 was US$13.8m compared to US$6.5m in 2015. Fourth quarter 2016 net income attributable to common shareholders was US$2.4m, compared to US$3.0m in 2015. Fourth

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Safran and Toray sign master contract for the purchasing of high performances composite materials

A 10-year master agreement has been signed by Safran and Toray, a major milestone in the historical partnership between the two companies. Thanks to this contract, both partners have now established the frame for the supply of high performance composite materials dedicated to the manufacturing of new generation of aircraft equipment parts. Safran and Toray

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Bombardier receives EASA certification for Ka-band high-speed internet retrofit on Global Aircraft

Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Ka-band high-speed internet system was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for retrofit on all Bombardier Global aircraft models. The Ka-band high-speed internet system lets passengers on board Global aircraft browse the internet, stream online media or stage a videoconference as quickly and as effortlessly as they would in their

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Gulfstream G550 to launch air rescue services in Beijing

Gulfstream Aerospace announced its Gulfstream G550 aircraft has been selected to launch state-of-the-art medevac services in Beijing. The Gulfstream aircraft will be outfitted with top-of-the-line medevac equipment in support of the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center. The G550 medevac will be used for disaster relief and air rescue services. The aircraft will feature in-flight

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Jet Aviation performs first BBJ Split Scimitar Winglets retrofit in Basel

Jet Aviation reported that its maintenance facility in Basel has successfully concluded its first retrofit installation of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSWs) on a BBJ1. The SSW retrofit was completed with EASA-approved Supplemental Type Certification (STC). Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW) technology is unique in that it builds on the existing Blended Winglet design to provide a

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Vector Aerospace extends support of U.S. armed forces through UH-72A Lakota program

Vector Aerospace continues to extend its long-standing tradition of serving the United States armed forces by providing support for the Airbus UH-72A Lakota. Based on Airbus Helicopters’ H145/EC145 platform, the UH-72A is a light utility helicopter used for a variety of missions including training, homeland security, drug interdiction, logistics and medical evacuation. Vector supports the

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London Luton Airport implements self-service solutions from Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins deployed the first touchless T-Series bag drop in the United Kingdom (UK) at London Luton Airport. The new system streamlines and simplifies the baggage check-in process. The Luton self-service bag drop from Rockwell Collins employs a two-step approach. Passengers first use their reference number to print a boarding card and/or weigh their bag

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