15 October 2018

Aerion’s GE-powered supersonic business jet will meet U.S. noise regulations

On the eve of the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando Florida, Aerion Supersonic (Aerion) and General Electric (GE) have announced that the US$120 million supersonic AS2 business jet will operate without the need for regulatory changes to noise levels. The Aerion jet will be powered by GE’s Affinity turbofan engine. The …

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Boeing Business Jets delivers first BBJ MAX airplane

Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has delivered the first BBJ MAX airplane to a customer, the company announced on October15, at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). The aircraft is scheduled to fly to an interior finishing center. Customers from around the world have placed orders for 20 BBJ MAX airplanes. Most recently, Seacons …

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Ryanair appoints new handler at London Stansted airport

Ryanair has chosen OmniServ as its new handler at London Stansted Airport, following an extensive tendering process. From February 1st, 2019, OmniServ (operating as Blue Handling) will provide all of Ryanair’s check-in, baggage and ground operations handling at Stansted, Ryanair’s largest base, with over 40 based aircraft and more than 200 daily departures. OmniServ will …

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GA Telesis announces large-scale ramp-up in Helsinki, GATES Engine MRO Operation

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES), a wholly owned subsidiary of GA Telesis, a leader in integrated aviation services, intents to ramp up its engine MRO operations in 2019. With record engine slot inputs in 2018 across all engine models coupled with major commitments from existing and new customers of the CF6-80C2, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines …

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ACI Aviation Consulting and Airliner Price Guide expand leadership team

Washington, D.C. based ACI Aviation Consulting (ACI) and Airliner Price Guide (APG) expand its leadership team with the addition of its new Director of Valuations, Andy Krantz and the promotion of Matt Stripp to Director of Analytics. Andy Krantz joins ACI as Director of Valuations, providing clients with critical business aviation expertise. Krantz will oversee …

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Kuwait Airways becomes newest customer of the A330neo

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the state of Kuwait, has signed a Purchase Agreement (PA) for eight A330-800 aircraft. The agreement was signed by Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Yousef Al-Jassim, Chairman Kuwait Airways said: “The A330-800 will seamlessly fit into our …

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AAR launches new cloud-based solution AIRVOLUTION™

AAR, a global leader in aviation services and integrated customer solutions, will present AIRVOLUTION™, a revolutionary new cloud-based solution for component repairs, at MRO Europe. Intelligent and flexible, AIRVOLUTION™ combines the best of AAR’s Digital Services and Airinmar’s 30-plus years of expertise in repair cycle management. Integrated analytics and business intelligence tools throughout the system …

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Comlux completes 11th VIP cabin interior on a BBJ

Comlux Completion, Comlux’s completion and service center based in Indianapolis IN, accomplished their 11th VIP interior outfitting on a BBJ aircraft for a private customer based in the Far East. The luxurious cabin features at the front a spacious executive compartment, with four sets of Club-4. Instead of the traditional Hi/Lo tables, there are large …

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ST Engineering’s Aerospace Sector secures new contracts worth about S$590 million in 3rd quarter 2018

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has announced that its Aerospace sector secured new contracts worth about S$590 million in the third quarter (3Q) of 2018 for services ranging from airframe, engine and component maintenance to engine wash. A number of the contracts secured in the third quarter 2018 are multi-year agreements, including a 4-year ATR …

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Spatial commissioned by Pegasus Airlines to build A321NX Over Wing Exit Trainer

Spatial, provider of cabin crew training simulators, was commissioned by Pegasus Airlines to build an A321NX Over Wing Exit Trainer. Manufactured to replicate all the functionality of a real A321NX semi-automatic door, the high-fidelity simulator will enable Pegasus Airlines’ cabin crew to become fully proficient in all normal, abnormal and emergency situations that may be …

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