21 February 2018

Record U.S. Passenger Numbers Recorded – Satisfaction Levels Drop

While a record number of U.S. passengers were recorded in 2017, an increase of 4.5% compared to 2016 figures, the resultant increase in volume has seen a drop in the level of satisfaction experienced by passengers. The result of an annual Air Travelers in America Survey has revealed that of those passengers questioned, only 81% […]

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GE Aviation opens pneumatics laboratory

GE Aviation, Rockford commissioned a world-class facility that enables the company to test jet engine components under a full range of temperatures, pressures and other conditions. The Advanced Engineering Pneumatics Test Laboratory, known as AdEPT, represents a US$13m investment, and will help fuel continued growth at the Rockford plant. The new facility is dedicated to

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hullo Aircrew celebrates online platform launch at London Oxford Airport

Following the successful introduction of the hullo Aircrew brand at EBACE last year, the technology start-up has officially launched its industry-first software platform designed to connect operators with aircrew for freelance and contract flights. Run by former Hangar8 and Gama Aviation executives Keiron Blay and Steve Payne from their base at London Oxford Airport, hullo

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PPG awarded heated windshield contract for Bell 525 Relentless helicopter

PPG has been awarded the contract by Bell Helicopter to produce heated pilot and co-pilot windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless commercial helicopter. The PPG windshields will be available for customer specification on helicopters operating in mountainous areas and cold environments and for off-shore rescues. Bell has completed critical design review and approved PPG’s design

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Sébastian Imbourg named new CFM Executive Vice President

CFM International announced that Sébastien Imbourg has been named executive vice president, replacing François Bastin. Bastin, who had served in the role since February 2015, has been appointed executive vice president of Commercial Engine Programs for Safran Aircraft Engines. As part of the CFM Executive Team, Imbourg is responsible for overseeing programs carried out by

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Finnair extends the operating period for its Chicago and San Francisco routes

Finnair is extending the operating period for both its Chicago and San Francisco routes during the upcoming fall. The Helsinki-Chicago route will be extended until December 3 with two weekly flights. Originally, the route was set to operate from April 19 until October 27. Chicago is the largest city in the American Midwest and a

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Aircraft wheel and brake specialist becomes Honeywell Authorized Service Center

Rotable Repairs, one of UK’s leading providers of wheel and brake MRO services, has signed a multi-year parts supply and license agreement with Honeywell, to become the UK’s first Authorized Wheel and Brake Service Center. The agreement, which came into effect beginning January 2018 will increase customer value and support. This will allow Rotable Repairs

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Southwest Airlines to begin shipping cargo to select destinations

Southwest Airlines intents to begin shipping cargo to select international destinations beginning in May 2018, subject to requisite government approvals. The first international destinations Southwest Airlines Cargo® expects to serve are Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta with more international destinations planned for 2018. “By offering the cross-border services that our

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