6 November 2017

VC looks for better conditions for pilots at Eurowings

German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is looking to Lufthansa offshoot, Eurowings, to provide better conditions after the union had rejected a labor agreement which would have allowed the low-cost carrier to employ staff from the now defunct Air Berlin on German contracts. Lufthansa is looking to grow Eurowings by taking on 1,700 staff from

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Maldives’ main airports deploy Rockwell Collins’ passenger processing platform

The Maldives’ two main international airports, Velana (MLE) and Gan (GAN), operated by Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL), are now using Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE™ Common Use Passenger Processing System to improve airport processes while expediting the check-in process for passengers. MLE recently renewed its existing contract with Rockwell Collins while GAN signed a new

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Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center signs maintenance contract with Turkish Airlines

The Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center has signed one of its largest maintenance contracts, when Turkish Airlines selected the engine center for up to a five-year EngineWise™ service agreement covering 100% of the airline’s V2500® and CFM56-7b engine overhaul requirements. The Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney

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Hong Kong Airlines purchases Sabre MIDT Network Plus data

Sabre Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement to provide Sabre MIDT Network Plus data to Hong Kong Airlines. The purchase is expected to be central in providing the airline with much-needed intelligence as they chart their expansion plans into North America. Following this first destination in continental United States, the airline hopes to further expand

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Magnetic MRO extends engine repair capability

Magnetic MRO has further extended its engine repair capability by adding top case repair and bushing replacement to its current service offering. As of October 20th, 2017, the company has extended its capability across the CFM56 range of engines including CFM56-3, CFM56-5 and CFM56-7, with EASA and FAA approvals provided. Through this new capability, Magnetic

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Airbus completes sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

StandardAero Aviation and Airbus have finalized the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace from Airbus. Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. A truly international company, it generated revenues of over US$700m in 2016 and employs approximately 2,200 people in

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Mente Group CEO Brian Proctor elected President & Chairman of NARA

Mente Group CEO Brian Proctor is the new Chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). The announcement follows the fall membership meeting, which coincided with the recent annual NBAA-BACE event in Las Vegas where nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors and Products & Services Member Advisory Council were aired. In his new role,

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