24 April 2019

Google’s Alphabet gets FAA go-ahead for first U.S. drone deliveries

The Wing Aviation unit of Alphabet Inc, a sister unit of Google, has become the first U.S. company to be awarded air carrier certification by the FAA. As a result, Wing aims to commence food deliveries by drone in Blacksburg, Virginia, later this year. This means drones will be operated beyond line of sight and […]

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Virgin Atlantic

SR Technics Engineering finishes complex cabin reconfiguration for Virgin Atlantic

MRO service provider SR Technics, has completed a complex cabin refurbishment on four Airbus 330-200s for partner Virgin Atlantic Airways. In addition to a customized trolley stowage unit, the cabin reconfiguration introduced business class and premium economy seating including IFE. Despite the tight deadline and the fact that the project took place during the busy

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ first quarter revenue down 9%

Boeing Commercial Airplanes first-quarter revenue was US$11.8 billion, down 9%, reflecting lower 737 deliveries partially offset by favorable mix. First-quarter operating margin was 9.9% reflecting lower 737 deliveries partially offset by a higher margin on the 787 program. The reported margin also reflects increased costs associated with the recent 737 production rate adjustment. During the

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CDB Aviation closes US$525 million unsecured credit facility

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing), announced the closing of a US$525 million unsecured credit facility, which marks the company’s first such syndicated transaction. The five-year facility, which will be used for general corporate purposes, was led by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, Crédit Agricole

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Channel Islands airline, Aurigny, opts for OASES from Commsoft

Guernsey-based Aurigny Air Services has chosen OASES, Commsoft’s MRO IT system, to support its fleet of Embraer, ATR and Dornier aircraft. Implementation of OASES will begin shortly and the system will be shared by Aurigny’s sister company, Anglo Normandy Aero Engineering. Combining a technical sophistication with an intuitive user interface, OASES is structured in a

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