21 March 2017

Britain joins U.S. in banning certain electronic devices from cabins on flights from specific countries

In the wake of the U.S announcing a ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone being allowed in cabins of U.S-bound flights originating from any of ten airports in eight predominantly Muslim countries, the U.K has announced similar plans. In the case of the UK, items such as tablets and laptops will be banned […]

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Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 XWB flight training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. According to Malaysia Airlines Chief Operations

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Burnham Sterling closes three-aircraft private placement financing with Avianca Holdings

Burnham Sterling & Co., a financial advisory firm specializing in transportation assets, has acted as lead arranger and sole book runner in a privately placed transaction for Avianca, Latin America’s second largest airline, for three aircraft, including two Airbus A320 family and one Boeing 787. The transaction utilized the Enhanced Aviation Investment Vehicle (EAIV) private

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Thales signs avionics and support contract on AirAsia's entire A320neo fleet

Thales has been selected by AirAsia for the equipment of avionics systems on their new fleet of 304 A320neos. The contract will also include a long-term Repair-By-The-Hour support agreement. Deliveries of the aircraft started in October 2016. Thales will equip the 304 single-aisles with its Flight Management System (FMS)1, the navigation solution of choice for

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Ryanair takes delivery of 450th Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing and Ryanair have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 450th Next-Generation 737-800. This significant milestone has been reached in less than two decades, with the Irish low-cost carrier taking an average delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999. With more than 80 unfilled orders for Next-Generation 737-800s, Ryanair is also the launch customer

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M.K. Aviation concludes purchase and lease of three engines

M.K. Aviation has concluded the purchase and lease of three engines (PW4168A, CFM56-7B26/3, and RB211-535E4) to leading European carriers in February. The purchase of the engines together with their placement is part of M.K. Aviation’s strategy to increase its aircraft and engines portfolio to more than 18 engines by the end of FY 2017, said

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HAITEC opens new line maintenance station in Frankfurt/Main

As of March 2017, HAITEC now offers line maintenance support at Germany’s largest airport in Frankfurt/Main. The planning and opening of new Line Maintenance stations is a key element of HAITEC’s growth strategy. Headquartered at Hahn Airport and one of Europe’s largest aircraft maintenance organizations with 22.000 m² hangar space and currently more than 400

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Aero Star Aviation to invest in Embraer Phenom specific tooling

Aero Star Aviation, a Dallas-based MRO focusing on the maintenance and repair of Embraer aircraft, announced an investment in Embraer Phenom specific tooling. The significant investment of over US$125,000.00 further enhances Aero Star’s range of service on Phenom aircraft. The tooling will bring more services and capabilities in-house and equates to increased convenience and lower

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