7 April 2021

Japan Airlines retires Pratt & Whitney-powered 777s a year early after United Airlines incident

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that it has taken the decision to retire its 13 Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s a year earlier than scheduled. The news follows on from the grounding of the aircraft in February after a United Airlines 777 with Pratt & Whitney engines shed debris after what was later identified as […]

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Vallair widens MRO proficiency, adding A330 aerostructure repair capabilities

Vallair,  the multi-faceted aviation business dedicated to the support of aircraft operators and lessors, has increased its MRO offering to include A330 aerostructure repair capabilities. The capability will be offered at its facility in Châteauroux, France where it currently repairs a variety of parts, including nacelles, inlet cowls, fan cowls, thrust reversers and flight controls.

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HAECO Cabin Solutions achieves TSO for Vector Light seat

HAECO Cabin Solutions, a business unit of the HAECO Group specialized in aircraft seating, interiors, and cabin reconfiguration, has successfully obtained FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification for Vector Light, the newest member of its Vector seating line, setting a new benchmark in weight and comfort onboard single-aisle aircraft. Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director

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Singapore Airlines successfully migrates to Sabre’s advanced, next generation Crew Manager solution

Singapore Airlines has successfully migrated to Sabre’s new generation Crew Manager solution.  This latest implementation builds on Sabre’s longstanding relationship with Singapore Airlines and means that Singapore’s national flag carrier can now take full advantage of Sabre’s advanced crew planning, tracking, management, and recovery ecosystem at a time when crew management is more complex than

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VistaJet orders ten Bombardier Challenger 350 business jets

Bombardier has confirmed that worldwide fleet operator VistaJet is the customer for a previously disclosed firm order for ten Challenger 350 business jets. Bombardier announced the sale involving its best-selling Challenger platform on December 23; it was one of the biggest jet orders of 2020. VistaJet said in a press release that its firm order

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Boeing selects Dukane Seacom distress tracking ELT DK-406-DT

Dukane Seacom has been selected by Boeing to supply its DK-406-DT Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) to support the new Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS) regulations that go into effect in January 2023. The DK-406-DT is the latest in the AeroELT™ family of products designed and manufactured by Dukane Seacom in its Sarasota, FL.

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Robinson R66 Police Helicopter joins Polk County Sheriff’s aviation fleet

Robinson Helicopter Company has delivered one R66 Police Helicopter, serial number 1025, to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). PCSO’s R66 Police helicopter is the first R66 Police helicopter configured with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, a system widely used by homeland security and law enforcement agencies. In addition

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Atitech awarded integrated logistic support contract for Italian Presidential fleet

Atitech has been awarded a contract for the integrated logistic support of the A319CJ fleet of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, operated by the 31st wing of the Italian Air Force. The contract will have a duration of four years starting from July 1, 2021 and has a value of €28 million (US$33.3 million).

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CAE expands digital solutions portfolio with addition of RB Group

CAE has announced the expansion of its digital solutions portfolio with the addition of RB Group, a leading provider of fully integrated solutions that modernize the way airlines and business aircraft operators interact with their crew. This announcement further supports CAE’s expansion into digital flight crew management and represents another important milestone in the company’s

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FAI Technik completes extensive Challenger 604 refurbishment project

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group, has completed its latest full refurbishment, a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 (MSN 5412) on behalf of a corporate client. The aircraft, which was handed over to its new Germany-based owner earlier in the month, will be operated under NCC regulations by FAI Technik’s

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