15 January 2019

FAA approval of routes and aircraft suspended because of U.S. government shut down

With President Trump’s refusal to back down over funding for his US$5.7bn U.S.-Mexico border wall resulting in a partial government shutdown, airplane manufacturers and commercial airlines are beginning to suffer from the knock-on effect of the enforced furlough being taken by FAA groups responsible for the oversight of aircraft approval and new routes. Southwest Airlines …

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Finnair introduces CO2 offsetting and biofuel service for customers

Finnair has introduced a service, where its customers can offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by supporting a CO2 emission reduction project or reduce emissions by buying biofuel.  Push for change service is available on Finnair web pages and customers can also use Finnair Plus frequent flyer points to pay for the service.   Finnair offsets the CO2 …

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Airflow Solutions receives EASA Part-145 approval

Airflow Solutions has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-145 approval. Under the certificate the company is now fully authorized to perform repairs on all items within their Operation Specifications. Airflow Solutions provides expert level services in a wide variety of metal and composite repairs. These include bonding, solid laminate repairs, metal-to-honeycomb repairs, metal-to-metal repairs, …

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HAECO Xiamen performs cabin reconfiguration for Virgin Atlantic

HAECO Xiamen, a member of the HAECO Group, has successfully completed cabin modification work on the first of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ four Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The cabin received a complete makeover with brand new business class suites unique to the A330-200, the addition of premium economy class, re-pitched economy class seats, newly fabricated carpets, an …

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Prague Airport continues to grow

Václav Havel Airport Prague has continued to grow without interruption since 2013. In 2018, as per the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of 16,797,006 passengers, which represents a 9% year-on-year growth. Routes to Great Britain were the busiest last year with the greatest number of passengers traditionally heading to London. Barcelona recorded …

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Willis Lease Finance closes ten aircraft sale and leaseback with easyJet

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has closed a sale and leaseback transaction on ten Airbus A319 aircraft with easyJet. The aircraft are powered by CFM56-5B engines. The deal combines elements from across the Willis Platform, including leasing, trading, and asset management businesses, to provide a tailored solution designed to support easyJet in the fleet management of …

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SWISS and Edelweiss Air sign 5-year contract with FLYdocs for ongoing aircraft data and records management

FLYdocs, the aviation data and records management solution provider, has signed a 5-year contract with Swiss airlines, SWISS and Edelweiss Air, who will use the FLYdocs® platform for the ongoing management of their maintenance and engineering records across their entire respective fleets of 90 and 15 aircraft. The FLYdocs® platform provides a centralised cloud-based digital …

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Lufthansa Technik and JAL expand partnership on Total Component Support services

Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines (JAL) have expanded their trusted partnership by entering into a long-term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS®) services for the carrier’s Airbus A350 fleet. For a period of ten years the new contract covers the majority of Japan Airlines’ Airbus A350 components. The contracted services include maintenance, programs for reliability …

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Southeast Aerospace wins opportunity on US$50 billion Seaport Next Generation contract

Aerospace solutions company Southeast Aerospace , has been awarded the opportunity to provide project management and engineering support services for the U.S. Navy through a new contract vehicle, SeaPort-NxG. “Southeast Aerospace has provided aircraft modification and engineering support on numerous Government contracts and Special Missions programs,” stated Rob Reed, Director of Aircraft Modifications, “we’re honored …

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