19 March 2021

GECAS subsidiary AFS Investments sells 18 Airbus A320neos to Air China

While the Boeing 737MAX remains grounded in China, 18 Airbus A320neos have been purchased by Air China from AFS Investments Inc, a subsidiary of aircraft lessor GECAS. This is a major boost for Airbus in its efforts to compete against COMAC and its soon-to-be-certified C919 narrow-body passenger jet. Based on list prices, the order is …

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Travelport and American Airlines extend full content agreement

Worldwide travel retail platform, Travelport, has signed a multi-year extension of its full content agreement with American Airlines (American), including an agreement on the distribution of American’s NDC content. The agreement also supports American’s new codeshare and extended services relationship for domestic bookings with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways. As part of the agreement, Travelport …

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Aviation leaders launch first in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on A350-900 aircraft

A team of aerospace specialists has launched an in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce, and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into the effects of 100% …

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Vallair places final B737-400 freighter with Malaysian operator M Jets International

Vallair has placed its final B737-400 freighter with Malaysian start-up operator, M Jets. The B737-400 is a legacy product for Vallair and the company will now focus its future freighter conversion programs on A321, B737NG and ATR variants. The aircraft, MSN 26605, will be the first freighter to enter into M Jets’ fleet and will …

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Aviator Finland introduces fully electric tow vehicle to operations

Aviator, a Nordic one-stop shop for aviation ground handling services, has introduced Kalmar FB600EL, a fully electric tow tractor for pushback and maintenance towing of wide-body aircraft, to Aviator Finland operations, increasing its bases operational capability and reducing Aviator’s environmental footprint. The fullyelectric sixty-ton conventional tractor increases Aviator Finland’s capability within wide-body operations and is …

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Cebu Pacific adopts cloud-based FLYdocs® platform to digitize aircraft records

Cebu Pacific, the largest carrier in the Philippines, has selected the FLYdocs® Aircraft Records Management platform for its fleet of 66 aircraft. The agreement will see the founding member of the Value Alliance adopt a fully paperless approach to its records management.   The FLYdocs® platform has an enhanced integration with leading planning and maintenance software, AMOS, to seamlessly interface the two systems …

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