28 February 2018

Embraer E190-E2 granted certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Embraer has received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). It is the first time that an aircraft program with the level

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Iridium Certus℠ readies for takeoff with aviation service providers

Iridium Communications announced that Honeywell Aerospace, SKYTRAC, Avitek and Navicom Aviation are the first Iridium Certus service providers to be selected for the aviation industry. As Iridium Certus service providers, each company will be able to offer the new, best-in-class broadband satellite connectivity to its customers. Ideal for commercial airliner flight deck communications, rotorcraft and

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Vallair delivers one leased 737-400F to ASL Aviation Holdings (Ireland)

Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation, has completed the delivery of a Boeing 737-400F (MSN 26299), to ASL Aviation Holdings (Ireland). The aircraft recently went through a freighter conversion followed by a “C” Check with Integration Maintenance performed in the USA. The lease term is for 48 months with a 24-month extension

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Magnetic MRO signs line maintenance contract with Air Nostrum

Magnetic MRO, global total technical care maintenance and asset management organisation, has signed a line maintenance agreement with Air Nostrum for three of its CRJ1000 aircraft. The contract enables Magnetic MRO engineering team to provide a full suite of line maintenance services on the customer’s aircraft at Zagreb and Copenhagen International Airports. Magnetic MRO has

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TrueNoord closes financing facility for five Embraer E190-100 regional aircraft

TrueNoord, the regional aircraft lessor, has closed its term loan financing facility with Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank for five Embraer E190 aircraft that it purchased from BOC Aviation in January with leases attached. Pillsbury acted as legal advisers for TrueNoord throughout the transaction. This new group of five E190 aircraft operated regionally by KLM Cityhopper represents

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ATSG revenues, earnings up sharply in 2017

Air Transport Services Group has posted consolidated financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Fourth quarter revenues increased US$101.3m, or 46%, to US$323.0m and revenues for all of 2017 rose 39% to US$1.1bn. ATSG’s leasing, airlines, maintenance and logistics businesses all recorded double-digit revenue increases before eliminations for the fourth quarter. Fourth quarter

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Baines Simmons and Frazer-Nash Consultancy awarded four-year STEP contract by the Ministry of Defence

Baines Simmons, part of the Air Partner group, has been awarded the contract for the Safety Training for Error Prevention (STEP) programme by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), in partnership with engineering specialist Frazer-Nash Consultancy. The contract is worth between £2m and £3m and will span the next four years, with the option of two

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Airbus Helicopters, Thales and Helisim to build North America regional helicopter training center

Airbus Helicopters, Thales and Helisim have announced they will join forces to construct a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Texas. The Airbus Helicopters Training Center in North America will be located at the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters in Grand Prairie. Helisim, a joint venture of Thales and Airbus Helicopters and

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