17 October 2022

Airbus jets in China now being delivered using SAF blend

An Airbus A320neo has been delivered to China Eastern Airlines from the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre powered with a 5% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The SAF came from China’s only certified SAF facility, SINOPEC Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company, a state-owned manufacturer and will be used in a blend for all further Airbus …

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First Boeing 777 with AeroSHARK takes off on passenger flights

For the first time, a Boeing 777-300ER operated by Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) took off on a passenger flight with the AeroSHARK surface technology jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF. The fuselage and engine nacelles of the aircraft were recently fitted with approximately 950 m² of so-called Riblet films, which replicate the flow-efficient …

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Tracey Downes appointed Head of Component Sales for APOC Aviation

APOC Aviation has appointed experienced aviation professional, Tracey Downes, as Head of Component Sales. Having previously held senior positions at Aerospace Asset Trading and Nova Systems, Downes has a wealth of experience in the USM market, as well as detailed knowledge of airframe and engine disassembly. In this ‘hands on’ role, her key responsibilities will …

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