10 November 2022

Recaro lands massive Lufthansa Group order for 24k economy-class seats

Lufthansa Group has placed an order for nearly 24,000 Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) CL3710 and CL3810 seats for economy-class cabins in approaching 100 combined aircraft in the Lufthansa and SWISS fleets. Delivery has been slated to commence in Q4 this year. The CL3810 economy-class seats are 15% lighter in comparison to their predecessor, which will …

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IATA’s September 2022 passenger data show strong recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released passenger data for September 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong. Total traffic in September 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose 57.0% compared to September 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 73.8% of September 2019 levels. Domestic traffic for September 2022 …

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Tunisian Air Force takes delivery of first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training System

Textron Aviation Defense has reported the delivery of the first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training System to the Tunisian Air Force in support of operations at No. 13 Squadron at Sfax Air Base in Tunisia. The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract comprises eight T-6C Texan II advanced military training aircraft, in-country field service and logistics support representatives, programme …

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Collins Aerospace and Hainan Airlines ink FlightSense agreement

Collins Aerospace and China’s Hainan Airlines have inked a FlightSense® contract to provide Hainan Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 787s with customizable support solutions to reduce repair time and costs. The agreement with Hainan Airlines, which builds on a 30-year relationship between the two organisations now includes a total of 185 aircraft on multiple platforms through 2025. …

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Skymark Airlines plans to add 737-8 and 737-10 models to all-Boeing fleet

Japan’s Skymark Airlines has announced that it plans to add up to 12 737 MAX airplanes as part of its fleet modernisation efforts. The carrier intends to order four airplanes including the 737-8 and 737-10 variants with options for two additional jets. Separately, the airline will add six lessor-owned 737-8s to its fleet. Based in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, …

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MTU Maintenance testing Aramco engines with lower-carbon fuel

MTU Maintenance, a leading provider of maintenance solutions for aircraft engines, continues to lead the way in low-carbon fuel (LCF) also known as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for acceptance testing services. MTU Maintenance recently tested an Aramco CFM56-7B engine at its cell in Hannover using an almost 40% SAF fuel blend. That’s unprecedented in the …

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Asia Cargo Network (ACN) becomes major investor in MAE Aircraft Management with 49% stake

Bahrain’s MENA Aerospace, and Singapore-based Asia Cargo Network (ACN) have announced the signing of a significant strategic alliance between the two aviation companies, positioning MAE among the key players in freight cargo in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Under the agreement, ACN will base six of its cargo planes in Bahrain and the …

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