7 October 2018

FAA gets new 5-year authorization – now targets minimum seat size

President Donald Trump has signed legislation passed by Congress which will extend FAA policy for a further five years under the FAA Reauthorization Bill. There are a number of provisions in the Reauthorization Bill which have drawn attention, in particular the “Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act,” which will force the FAA to set […]

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Lufthansa with new direct connections to Austin (USA) and Bangkok (Thailand) in summer 2019

Lufthansa is further expanding its route network to the USA. From 3 May 2019, the airline will offer its first connections from Frankfurt to Austin (USA). This is Lufthansa’s third destination in Texas alongside Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. Starting in summer 2019, an Airbus A330-300 will be in service five times a week on the

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IATA appoints Karen Clayton as Corporate Secretary

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2016. As Corporate Secretary, Clayton will ensure the integrity of IATA’s governance

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GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. launches to drive efficiencies and figital transformation

GE Aviation’s Accelerator opened to provide a place in the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area for hands-on collaboration with federal and defense customers to achieve mission-critical outcomes. The accelerator is an innovation space focused on using data and analytics with idea generation, incubation, and development for products and services. GE Aviation Chief Digital Officer John

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International aircraft leasing company Avolon issues update for third quarter 2018

Avolon owned and managed a fleet of 571 aircraft at the end of the third quarter, with total orders and commitments for 319 new technology aircraft. The company executed a total of 39 lease transactions, comprising new aircraft leases, second leases and lease extensions. Avolon delivered a total of 14 aircraft to 8 customers, including

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SR Technics and FEAM Maintenance/Engineering sign MoU to expand line maintenance network

MRO service provider SR Technics and FEAM Maintenance/Engineering, a U.S. based MRO leader in aircraft line maintenance services, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on joint initiatives aimed at adding value for the current and prospective customers of both companies. In partnering with FEAM, SR Technics will expand its reach from multiple European locations

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