12 June 2017

Qatar Airways posts annual results, revealing 21.7% year on year net profit increase

Qatar Airways has released its annual report for the fiscal year 2017 (April 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017) revealing a 21.% year-on-year net profit increase. The results also show an annual revenue increase of 10.4%. Qatar Airways’ Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) increased by 21.9% in the fiscal year 2017, to 185,208 million. During the […]

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RUAG completes first C-check on Dassault Falcon 7X

RUAG Aviation has reported the successful conclusion of their first heavy maintenance event for a Dassault Falcon 7X. The Dassault Falcon 7X C-check was one of three concurrent C-check events at the Dassault Falcon. The triple heavy maintenance project at RUAG Aviation in Geneva, begun in February 2017, has concluded with the successful delivery of

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Safran Aircraft Engines and AFI KLM E&M unveil new joint venture – Airfoils Advanced Solutions

Safran Aircraft Engines and AFI KLM E&M have started the construction phase of a new engine component repair facility, Airfoils Advanced Solutions, a year after the joint venture was first announced. Located in the Sars-et-Rosières business park in north of France, the facility, when completed in 2018, should employ between 200 and 250 staff. Safran

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Mesa Airlines pilots to vote on new tentative agreement

Pilot leaders at Mesa Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new collective bargaining agreement with their management. The new TA includes pay increases for all pilots, increased vacation accrual, and better retirement benefits among many other contract improvements. Union leaders will now send

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GE Aviation acquires leading robotics manufacturer OC Robotics

GE Aviation has acquired OC Robotics, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of commercial snake-arm robots and software for confined and hazardous environments. Founded in 1997 in Bristol, UK, OC Robotics’ robotics expertise will support GE Aviation’s Services organization. “OC Robotics will play an important role in how we service our customers’ engines,” said Jean

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PPG intelligent window systems undergoing flight testing for type certificates

PPG is flight testing WINLOGIC intelligent window systems to receive amended and supplemental type certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The patented PPG cockpit window systems provide protection from an emerging electrical fault that may result in a failure of the window. The window can subsequently be replaced and not cause a major flight

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Ryanair appoints Chiara Ravara Senior Sales & Marketing Manager

Ryanair has appointed Chiara Ravara as its new Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, promoting her from her previous role as Sales and Marketing Manager for Greece and the East Mediterranean market. Mrs. Ravara has worked with Ryanair since 2014, joining from Aviareps in Italy, and will oversee Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing team and activities across

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Air BP takes over management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has taken over the management and operation of fuel services at Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT) in South Africa, effective June 1st. The operation, which will be managed through the Cape Town Airport Fuelling Services joint venture, will remain under Air BP’s management for a

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