29 June 2021

China opens new US$11 billion mega-airport in Chengdu, Sichuan

At 11.10 a.m. local time on Sunday, June 27, a Sichuan Airlines jet took off from Chengdu Tianfu International Airport bound for Beijing. This inaugural flight marked the opening of the first phase of a current five-year-long project to build Chengdu’s second international airport, making the city China’s third to operate two international airports. This …

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GECAS increases commitments to 777-300ERSF “Big Twin Program”

GECAS has announced the exercise of three options to firm order with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert an additional three of the lessor’s 777-300ER passenger planes to freighters.  This brings GECAS’ total commitment since the launch of the “Big Twin Program” in July 2019 to 18 firm (including the prototype aircraft from GECAS’ owned …

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IAG Cargo partners with Kuehne+Nagel and Neste to launch first net zero carbon charter chain with Neste MY sustainable aviation fuel

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, has completed its first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) charter chain of 16 flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta last week. Working with its partner Kuehne+Nagel, IAG Cargo sourced 1.2 million liters of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ from Neste. This collaboration marks the first time that passenger-freighter …

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Embraer selects StandardAero to support E-Jet E1 APUs enrolled in pool program

StandardAero has been selected by Embraer to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) enrolled in the aircraft manufacturer’s pool program.  The agreement also covers support of associated APS 2300 line-replaceable units (LRUs) enrolled in Embraer’s pool program.  The APS 2300 APU equips Embraer’s …

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Lion Air Group and Sabre sign long-term partnership renewal

Sabre Corporation , a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, has signed an extended and enhanced agreement with Indonesia’s Lion Air Group, to enable its airlines to make the most of every seat by increasing its ancillary revenue capabilities, and to improve its performance with new technology.   Lion Air Group and Sabre have a valued and long-standing relationship, with the carrier already using Sabre’s SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) as well as a suite …

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