18 January 2022

Lufthansa Group places major order for ZIM Premium Economy seating

Having previously ordered the ZIMmagic (PC-01) Premium Economy seat from ZIM Aircraft Seating, Lufthansa Group has placed an order for the new-generation ZIMprivacy (PC-02) seat to be installed on 19 of its flagship Boeing B747-8s and an additional nine SWISS Airbus A330s. The seats will come with a customised specification for trim and finishes so …

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AerCap raised funding of approximately US$30.5 billion and executed 438 transactions in 2021

AerCap Holdings (AerCap) has announced its major business transactions during the full-year and fourth quarter 2021: AerCap completed the GECAS transaction on November 1, 2021, making AerCap a worldwide industry leader across all areas of aviation leasing: aircraft, engines and helicopters. During the full year 2021 the company raised long-term funding of approximately US$30.5 billion, …

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TrueNoord leases two new ATR 42-600s to Silver Airways

TrueNoord, the specialist regional aircraft lessor, has delivered two new ATR 42-600s to existing lessee Silver Airways. The aircraft join the ATR 72-600 delivered to Silver Airways in May 2021, increasing TrueNoord’s portfolio with the American passenger and cargo regional carrier to three aircraft. Garry Topp, TrueNoord Sales Director – Americas, comments: “It is very …

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IATA appoints Frederic Leger as SVP for Commercial Products and Services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger as the association’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services. Leger served in the role on an ad interim basis since July 2021, when IATA’s Commercial Products and Services Division was created as part of an internal restructuring. He reports to Willie Walsh, IATA’s …

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AEI receives Transport Canada STC approval for B737-800SF freighter conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has released that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved AEI’s STC (ST02690LA) for the 12-pallet position B737-800SF freighter conversion. AEI currently has FAA, CAAC, EASA and now TCCA approvals for its B737-800SF. Last month AEI announced a contract to provide Chrono Aviation with a B737-800SF freighter conversion, which represents AEI’s first Canadian-based …

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AMETEK MRO Singapore invests in Airbus A350 repair capability

AMETEK Singapore PTE has augmented its capabilities by investing in Airbus A350 maintenance solutions. The decision, which will provide customers in the Asia Pacific region with a regional support option for the full suite of cargo and galley heaters for the aircraft type, will be further complemented by AMETEK’s current airworthiness approvals including CAAS, CAAC, FAA, …

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