15 February 2018

Eviation targets 2021 for “Alice” electric airplane to enter into service

Israeli venture capital-backed Eviation has set a date of 2021 for its “Alice” 9-seat electric commuter aircraft to enter into service. The company has just signed a deal with South Korea’s Kokam as its battery supplier. Eviation is one of a number of companies looking to produce small electric aircraft that will consume less power, …

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Bombardier reports solid financial and operational performance for 2017

Bombardier has reported its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, highlighting solid financial and operational performance across the company. In 2017, Bombardier’s full-year EBIT before special items grew 57% year-over-year, from $427m to US$672m, while EBITDA before special items reached close to US$1bn. Full year EBIT margins exceeded guidance at Transportation, Business Aircraft and …

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Corendon Dutch Airlines becomes latest member of OASES user community

Commsoft, developers of one of the world’s leading MRO IT systems, has announced that Corendon Dutch Airlines has become the latest member of the fast-growing global OASES user community. Part of the international Corendon group of companies, Corendon Dutch Airlines started operations under its own AOC in April 2011 and currently operates charter flights to …

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Munich Airport and Lufthansa start testing of humanoid robot in Terminal 2

She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions to their gate or want to stop at a certain restaurant or shop – Josie Pepper will look them in the eyes and …

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Delta Cargo launches GPS-enabled international cargo service

Delta Cargo is introducing Equation Critical, a new service for international shipments. This premium GPS-enabled service for the transportation of highly time-sensitive shipments that must travel on the next available flight, offers GPS tracking on deltacargo.com and moves with the highest priority across Delta’s global network. Customers will know where their shipment is, anywhere in …

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BAE Systems Regional Aircraft wins fleet support contract from Braathens Regional Airlines

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has secured a three-year Fleet Support Services contract from Swedish carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) covering a total of 12 Avro RJs operated by the airline. The scope of the contract includes a renewal of the long-standing JetSpares customised rotable spares rate-per-flying-hour support agreement, for which BRA is the longest standing …

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Iberia Maintenance to service DHL’s RB211 535-E4 engines

Iberia Maintenance was awarded the contract for inspection and repair of the Rolls-Royce RB211 535-E4 engines on the B757 fleets of DHL Air UK and Blue Dart, both subsidiaries of DHL Express. The contact covers maintenance of 40 engines over a 10-year period. Iberia Maintenance already services the RB-211-535C engines belonging to the transport and …

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