3 October 2019

Further problems for Boeing 737 Family as FAA orders inspection for wing support cracks

Boeing has been ordered to begin carrying out inspections on all 737 NG models, namely the 737-600, -700, -800 and -900. The currently troubled 737 MAX is excluded from the FAA order. The problem concerning the cracking came to light when a number of 737-800s were being converted from passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft. The …

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Ryanair German pilots vote for four-year Collective Labour Agreement

Ryanair has confirmed that its pilots based in Germany have voted by a majority of 99% in favor of a four-year Collective Labour Agreement (VTV), to cover all Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Germany until March 2023. The agreement, negotiated between Ryanair and the pilot union VC, will deliver a new pay structure along with …

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Air Greenland orders two Airbus H225 helicopter for search and rescue

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61 …

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Boeing-Embraer partnership postponed to 2020

Boeing and Embraer are continuing to work closely together to establish their strategic partnership, positioning both companies to deliver greater value to airline customers and the flying public, and to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. Since receiving approval for the partnership from Embraer shareholders in February this year, the companies have undertaken diligent planning …

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Gail Baker to lead Collins Aerospace Aftermarket function

Collins Aerospace Systems has released that Gail Baker has been appointed Vice President, Aftermarket Services, reporting directly to CEO Kelly Ortberg. In her new role, Baker is responsible for leading the worldwide commercial and military aftermarket business and customer service organizations, including customer offerings, long-term aftermarket programs, spares, part repairs, asset management and technical and …

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UPS Flight Forward obtains FAA certification – now fully-fledged drone airline

UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), the UPS drone delivery subsidiary, has taken a major step forward in the drone delivery space having obtained certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the first fully-fledged drone airline in the U.S. The Part 135 Standard certification permits UPSFF to fly an unlimited number of drones with an unlimited …

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