23 May 2019

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Path cleared for foreign airlines to enter Brazil’s domestic market

Following Brazil’s lower chamber approval, the Senate has passed legislation which will allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights within the country, which is Latin America’s largest sir-travel market. However, as Congress has added a codicil whereby airlines are now banned from charging passengers for their first checked bag, this now means that President Jair […]

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Finnair and Silo.AI improve situational awareness of air traffic with artificial intelligence

Finnair and the artificial intelligence company Silo.AI built a machine learning artificial intelligence tool that enables the airline to predict possible disruptions to air traffic more accurately. In Finland, this unprecedented solution can for example be used to assess the impact of weather on the punctuality of flights, so that preparations for irregularities can be

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MTU Maintenance and GoAir sign exclusive CFM56-5B contract

MTU Maintenance has signed an exclusive four-year CFM56-5B contract with GoAir, a low-fare carrier based in Mumbai, India. The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as spare engine support and on-site services for the CFM56-5B engines powering the airline’s 17 A320 aircraft. Launched in 2005, GoAir is an aviation foray of the

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Héroux-Devtek reports fiscal 2019 net income of CA$26.2 million

Héroux-Devtek, a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, has reported strong results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. For fiscal 2019, consolidated sales reached CA$483.9 million, up 25.2% from CA$386.6 million in fiscal 2018. Commercial sales were at CA$236.3 million, up from CA$195.1 million a year ago, while defence sales

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Passport and CF34 Authorized Service Center network expanding globally

GE Aviation has strengthened its service and support network in critical regions where the Passport-powered Bombardier Global 7500 and CF34-powered Challenger series aircraft and customers are based. GE Aviation named Bombardier’s Tianjin Service Centre in China as an Authorized Service Center for GE’s Passport and CF34-3 engines in April. With the announcement, GE has combined

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WestJet Encore flight dispatchers ratify three-year agreement

WestJet Encore flight dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), have successfully ratified a three-year agreement. This ratified agreement starts May 22, 2019 and expires on May 22, 2022. “We are pleased with today’s outcome and believe that this agreement recognizes the hard work and valuable contributions of our WestJet Encore dispatchers,” said

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Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters are the first two in a series of

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Air Lease Corporation delivers new Airbus A350-900 to Sichuan Airlines

Air Lease Corporation has delivered one new Airbus A350-900 aircraft on long-term lease to Sichuan Airlines.  Featuring Trent XWB-84 engines, this A350-900 is the first ALC A350-900 to deliver to an airline in China.  The aircraft is from ALC’s order book with Airbus and joins eight Airbus aircraft currently on lease from ALC to Sichuan

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