6 January 2019

Luton, U.K.-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Collapses

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), following in the footsteps of fellow Greybull-owned enterprise, Monarch Airlines, has gone into administration. According to the liquidators KPMG, MAEL is “unsustainable in its present form,” and who also confirmed that attempts to restructure the firm had failed. Monarch Airlines collapsed in 2017 with the loss of 1,800 jobs, leading …

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Southwest Airlines mourns Founder and Chairman Emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher

Southwest Airlines’ Founder and Chairman Emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher has passed away on January 3, at the age of 87. Southwest Airlines honored Kelleher as a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator, whose vision revolutionized commercial aviation and democratized the skies. Kelleher has served as Southwest Airlines Executive Chairman from March 1978 to May 2008 …

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Braathens Regional Airlines starts optimal fleet management with ATR Global Maintenance agreement

The Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines, BRA, started the implementation of its new ATR Global Maintenance Agreement on first of January, following the signature of this milestone agreement with ATR in June 2018 that further strengthens the strong relationship between the two companies. Covering Braathens Regional Airlines entire ATR fleet of ten ATR 72-600s, this …

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Werner Aero Services welcomes Jerremy Gonzales as Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific

Werner Aero Services has reported that Mr. Jerremy “Jeng” Gonzales has joined its Singapore team as a Business Development Manager to continue growing its Asia Pacific business. Jeng has previously worked with major airlines and MROs in the region and possesses extensive knowledge and background in powerplant and fleet management, particularly in the A320 and …

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JetBlue Airways firms up order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft

JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new A220 series. “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus A321 and restyled A320 aircraft, will help ensure we …

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Boeing to modernize entire Spanish Chinook helicopter fleet

Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations. This is the first order from a non-U.S. customer placed through a contract …

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FAA selects NovAtel® to provide safety-critical infrastructure for North American navigation network

NovAtel® announced the award of a contract from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to design, produce and deliver 40 next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators to support the FAA’s safety of life WAAS navigation service. The contract also includes ongoing engineering support services for NovAtel’s complete portfolio of Satellite Based Augmentation System …

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AAR names Sean Gillen Chief Financial Officer

AAR has released that its Board of Directors has appointed Sean Gillen as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 7, 2019. Gillen will succeed Michael Milligan and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer John Holmes. He will have responsibility over the financial, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations functions at AAR. …

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ATR and Avation confirm order for eight ATR 72-600s

Avation, the commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, and ATR confirm Avation has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022. Jeff Chatfield, Executive Chairman, commented: “This order for eight additional aircraft extends Avation’s order book and firm delivery horizon and continues the …

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