4 June 2019

SAS to eliminate in-flight duty-free sales in bid to reach reduced emissions target

Aiming to reduce emissions by between 25% and 30% by 2030, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will no longer be selling duty-free goods on planes in an attempt to further reduce weight and thus save fuel as a part of its wider-ranging strategy.“ Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important,” said […]

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DOT gives tentative approval of joint business of American Airlines and Qantas

The US Department of Transportation has given tentative approval of the carriers’ joint business to better serve customers flying between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. Final approval of the joint business will allow for commercial integration between the two carriers, delivering new routes and significant customer benefits not possible through any other

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Zephyrus Aviation Capital acquires Airbus A330-300 on lease to Thai AirAsia X

Zephyrus Aviation Capital has acquired an Airbus A330-300 aircraft on lease to Thai AirAsia X, a new customer for Zephyrus. The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, and the A330-300 is a new model addition to the Zephyrus fleet. This transaction is the first aircraft acquisition for Zephyrus outside of the 21 aircraft

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Boeing invests in Commercial UAS services provider Robotic Skies

Boeing has announced its investment in Robotic Skies, a services provider that connects manufacturers and operators of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified repair stations. The investment is part of Boeing’s disciplined, long-term strategy of entering into value-added partnerships that enhance and accelerate growth and

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FPG Amentum and LHI arrange acquisition of an Air Baltic A220-300

FPG Amentum, the Dublin-based aircraft leasing/management company and the Munich-based asset and lease manager LHI Group have acquired an Airbus A220-300. The aircraft was acquired new in a sale & leaseback transaction with Air Baltic and its advisor Skytech-AIC. It is owned by an investment vehicle managed by LHI with servicing done by FPG Amentum.

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TRB to supply materials for Airbus A380 luxury suites

TRB Lightweight Structures has worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create luxury ‘Skyroom suites’ for Singapore Airlines. Available on board five new Airbus A380 passenger aircraft, these private suites were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday, and feature over 100 different phenolic panels manufactured by TRB. Safran was appointed to design

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Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH to invest about half a billion euros in expansion work

Leipzig/Halle Airport is developing more and more into the economic powerhouse for Central Germany. Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have increased more than tenfold since 2007. The number of people directly employed at the airport has increased to a figure of 9,500 in 100 companies. The growth driver at Leipzig/Halle is primarily the DHL hub.

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ARGUS International names Ed Wandell new VP of Business Aviation

ARGUS International has named Ed Wandell as vice president of ARGUS PROS Business Aviation, a new position within ARGUS International. Wandell previously oversaw the Charter Evaluation and Qualification (CHEQ) Program. Wandell will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Business Aviation division for ARGUS PROS Audits, including ARGUS Rating Audits, ISBAO and more.  Additionally,

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