28 March 2017

American Airlines to invest US$200m in China Southern Airlines

Two industry giants, American Airlines and China Southern Airlines, have created the foundation for a long-term relationship, with American Airlines’ commitment to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines. Currently, China Southern’s primary hub is located in Guangzhou (CAN) with the majority of its transpacific flights positioned there, while American flies to […]

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Praxair Surface Technologies signs long-term contract to supply Rolls-Royce

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST) was awarded a long-term contract by leading aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. Over the 10-year contract, PST will apply its Tribomet abrasive coatings to rotating components in jet engines of wide-body aircraft. The coatings help prevent frictional heating, increase fuel efficiency and extend component life. The project, which will begin in mid-2017,

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GOL to use new cabin and seats technologies to configure fleet of new Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft

Brazil’s largest domestic airline, GOL, has reported the use of new cabin and seats technologies to configure its fleet of new Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft and reconfigure its fleet of Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft, increasing the number of seats by 5%, from current 177 to 186 seats. The new configuration to be completed

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British Airways begins flying between New Orleans and London

British Airways touched down at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on March 28, marking the start of the new nonstop service between New Orleans and London. At a press conference in front of local dignitaries, business leaders, and departing customers, British Airways signaled its confidence in the service by announcing an increase from four

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Bombardier Q400 aircraft continues to support Porter Airlines’ growth

Porter Airlines’ fleet has grown to 29 aircraft with Bombardier’s delivery of another Q400 turboprop. Porter exclusively flies Q400 airliners. Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is known as one of the world’s best urban airports. It is located within three kilometers of the city’s central business and entertainment districts. Approximately 2.7

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Cebu Pacific Air inks maintenance pact with Air France KLM MRO arm

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has chosen Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to provide component support for its Airbus A320 fleet. The selection of AFI KLM E&M came following a call for tenders by CEB in September 2016 for the carrier’s expanding fleet of Airbus passenger jets. The long term contract

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West Star Aviation receives ODA approval

West Star Aviation has reported that its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Procedures Manual (PM) Rev. C received FAA approval. West Star is now delegated to accept Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs). The ICA delegated acceptance authority will enable West Star to be in better control of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) schedule. As an FAA-designated ODA,

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