23 April 2019

Directors slapped with injunction as confusion heightens over Hong Kong Airlines’ ownership

Having triggered a hostile takeover of Hong Kong’s third-largest carrier, former director Zhong Guosong has served a writ on four directors of ailing Hong Kong Airlines. The directors are chairman Hou Wei, Wang Liya, Sun Jianfeng and Tang Kit, all of whom have ties to controlling shareholder HNA Group. The writ, which was served Tuesday, […]

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StandardAero delivers PT6A-67D engine services to Alpine Air Express

StandardAero is to support a new entry into the cargo aircraft market, the Alpine Air Express Beech 1900D Super Freighter.  As a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) with Distribution rights for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A family, StandardAero is delivering Alpine Air and its customers with responsive PT6A-67D support for its Super Freighter program. Developed

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China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered to SGGAC

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction

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Air Partner names Kevin Macnaughton Managing Director, Charter

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has appointed Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter, with immediate effect. Macnaughton is responsible for the development of the Charter division’s business strategy and reports directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the aviation charter industry, both in the

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Silver Airways launches regularly scheduled flights aboard new ATR -600 series aircraft

Silver Airways has launched its regularly scheduled flights aboard its new ATR -600 series aircraft on April 22. The first flight departed Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:40 a.m and arrived at Key West International Airport at 11:55 am (EST). Silver Airways, an American independent, regional airline, is reinventing the regional flying sector by being

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United Technologies reports first quarter 2019 net income of US$1.3 billion, up 4%

United Technologies has reported first quarter 2019 results. Sales of US$18.4 billion were up 20% over the prior year, including 8 points of organic sales growth and 15 points of acquisition benefit offset by 3 points of foreign exchange headwind. GAAP EPS of US$1.56 was down 4% versus the prior year and included 25 cents

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FAI Technik receives FAA approval for EASA MRO licence

FAI Technik GmbH, the maintenance division of Germany’s FAI Aviation Group, has received FAA approval for its EASA Part 145 licence. With the certificate in place, the company is fully authorized to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul on US registered business aviation aircraft at its Albrecht Duerer Airport headquarters in Nuremberg. This latest licence follows

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