6 October 2021

Greenwich Highland secures two A321-200PCF conversions with 321 Precision Conversions

321 Precision Conversions has announced Greenwich Highland Aviation as its latest A321-200PCF customer. Greenwich has initially pledged two aircraft, msn 1438 and 1953, which will induct in early 2022 at HAECO Americas in Lake City, Florida. The pair of A321-200PCFs will be leased to Global Crossing Airlines Group, (the company or GlobalX). 321 Precision Conversions …

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Swissport opens three new warehouses in Canada

On October 1, Swissport opened a new air cargo warehouse at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, its sixth cargo location in Canada and the third new Canadian warehouse in under half a year (besides Montréal–Mirabel International Airport and Edmonton International Airport). With the new 370 m² facility, Swissport complements its local offering in passenger services with …

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GKN Aerospace to lead development of Electric Fan Thruster for electric aircraft

Under the project, which spans over 1.5 years, GKN Aerospace and KTH (the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology) will together develop fan technology for smaller regional aircraft. The project will study aerodynamic design, performance, noise, and manufacturing technology for a nested fan powered by electricity, either from batteries, hydrogen fuel cells or even more conventional …

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Qantas finalizes ten-year program to renew domestic fleet

Qantas has entered the final stages of a formal tender process with aircraft and engine manufacturers for the long-term renewal of its domestic narrow-body fleet. The program, which has been flagged previously, will see more than 100 new aircraft enter the national carrier’s domestic fleet by 2034, renewing the Boeing 737-800s and Boeing 717s that …

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Proposed US$2.3 billion infrastructure increases will stall recovery – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that impending charge increases by airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will have a damaging effect on international connectivity while also stalling recovery in air travel. Confirmed increases scheduled by airports and ANSPs have already passed the US$2.3 billion mark, while if all proposals tabled came …

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Aviation leaders unite in Milan to rebuild global air connectivity

With millions of jobs and national economies dependent on a strong restart of the air transport sector, World Routes will bring together decision-makers from airlines, airports, and tourism authorities in Milan next week (10-12 October) to rebuild global air connectivity. Now in its 26th year, World Routes has made a real impact on the world’s …

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Japan Airlines selects Thomas Global’s Flight Displays for Boeing 767 fleet upgrade

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed with Thomas Global Systems to equip the airline’s Boeing 767-300/300ER fleet with the TFD-7000 Series drop-in liquid crystal display (LCD) flight displays. The JAL award follows TFD-7000 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). TFD-7000 Series displays provide a high-performance, cost-effective LCD retrofit that resolves …

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NAC signs agreement to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft to Emerald Airlines

Regional aircraft leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), has committed to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft to Irelands newest regional airline and operator of the Aer Lingus regional routes, Emerald Airlines. Emerald Airlines has been granted the exclusive franchise for the Aer Lingus Regional route network from January 1, 2023 until the end of 2032. …

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