25 June 2020

Pilot distraction resulting from coronavirus worries cause fatal PIA A320 crash 

According to Pakistan minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, constant discussions between the two pilots on board the fateful flight which crashed just outside Karachi on May 22, killing 97 of the 99 crew and passengers on board Pakistan International Airlines , were the cause of the plane’s first, failed attempt to land as the undercarriage had […]

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GA Telesis forms GA Telesis Rotorcraft and acquires seven Bell 206L4 helicopters

GA Telesis (GAT) has formed GA Telesis Rotorcraft (GATR) to provide lease and finance solutions in the helicopter sector. GATR has closed its first helicopter transaction, a portfolio of Bell helicopters. GAT completed the acquisition of seven Bell 206L4 helicopters, four of which are subject to multi-year leases. Regarding the other three helicopters, one is

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Swissport reducing U.K. staffing levels by over 50%. 20,000 jobs at risk

Two weeks after Swissport Belgium, part of Swissport International Ltd. filed for insolvency, ground handling company Swissport UK has announced it is reducing its U.K. staffing levels from 8,500 to under 4,000. The Swissport group of companies,  Swissport, which handles services such as passenger baggage and cargo for airlines, employed 64,000 workers worldwide prior to

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DAS/FLITE combine capabilities

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) and FLITE Components (FLITE) will now work in conjunction with one another as sister companies supporting a wide range of composite and aerostructure repairs. The joint efforts and capabilities shared between DAS and FLITE will provide a stronger foundation of services available to all commercial, regional and corporate aircraft customers. This

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Airbus names Rémi Maillard President of Airbus India and Head of South Asia

Airbus has appointed Rémi Maillard as President of Airbus India and Managing Director of South Asia region, effective September 1, 2020. Maillard, currently Head of Airbus Services, will succeed Anand Stanley who will move to Singapore as President, Airbus Asia-Pacific. Both will report directly to Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International of

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GAMECO breaks ground on component business- and composite repair center

GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) celebrated the groundbreaking of its CBC (Component Business Center) and CRC (Composite Repair Center). With a total investment of about 600 million yuan (US$85 million), the two facilities are expected to go into operation in early 2022. Ideally located at the northwest corner of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with easy

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DRA – Deutsche Regional Aircraft appoints Jose Costas VP Aircraft Sales

As part of the ongoing development of its senior leadership team, DRA and sister company 328 Support Services GmbH, have appointed Jose Costas as the company’s vice president of aircraft sales. Leveraging his significant aviation industry experience, Costas is responsible for all aircraft sales, including that of the D328eco™ aircraft and legacy D328® aircraft, as

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