6 October 2022

U.S. flight attendants to now get uninterrupted rest periods extended to ten hours

A final ruling has been issued by the U. S. Federal Aviation Administration that will now require flight attendants to have a minimum ten-consecutive-hour break between shifts, increased by one hour from the previous nine-hour break. The ruling also meets the requirements of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which directed the FAA to increase …

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Safran Landing Systems inaugurates ExceLAB, a new 4.0 test centre

Safran Landing Systems, a leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, has inaugurated ExceLAB, a new 4.0 test centre. Focused on excellence, this new lab tests Safran Landing Systems products that handle aircraft braking, landing gear extension/retraction, nosewheel steering, system health monitoring and e-taxiing. The e-taxi system, now under development, will reduce CO2 emissions during aircraft …

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Magnetic Trading signs service agreements with two major Polish airlines

Magnetic Trading, a member of Magnetic Group, has announced that the company has been actively expanding its power-by-hour (PBH) services customer portfolio and has signed a service agreement with two major Polish airlines: LOT and Enter Air. The recent agreement with Enter Air is a new three-year extension of the previous service agreement, covering PBH …

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PassionAir opts for Rusada’s ENVISION software

Ghana’s second largest airline, Pisces Aviation Ltd DBA PassionAir (PassionAir), has opted for Rusada’s ENVISION software to manage its airworthiness, maintenance and flight operations. From its base in Accra, PassionAir utilises a fleet of De Havilland Dash 8’s to serve destinations across Ghana. With plans in place to expand its routes and fleet, the operator …

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Airbus predicts commercial aircraft services market to double in value by 2041

Airbus expects the services market to recover to pre pandemic levels in 2023 and to double in value over the next 20 years – from US$95 billion today to over US$230 billion in 2041, according to its latest Global Services Forecast (GSF). As a result, the number of people working in aviation services, keeping the world’s …

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FAA certifies NVG-compatible cockpit for R66 Police helicopter

On September 30, Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) received FAA certification for its Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use …

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AAR expands long-term relationship with Unison Industries

AAR CORP has signed a long-term agreement with Unison Industries to significantly expand its distribution of Unison’s aviation, aerospace and civil land vehicle products. This agreement broadens AAR’s distribution of select Unison ignitor plugs, ignition leads, harnesses and related spare parts to cover aftermarket customers worldwide. This builds on the existing partnership between AAR and …

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