1 November 2023

Air Niugini has placed an order for six latest-generation single aisle A220-100s

New fleet boosts Air Niugini’s modernisation programme

Air Niugini, the flagship airline of Papua New Guinea, has solidified its fleet modernisation strategy by placing a definitive order with Airbus. The deal encompasses six A220-100s, aimed at enhancing the airline’s operations. Additionally, Air Niugini will bolster its fleet with three A220-300s and two more A220-100s leased from third-party lessors. The A220 aircraft will …

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ADE’s new 14-line state-of-the-art hangar in KLIA Aeropolis that is set to complete construction by 1H 2024 © ADE

ADE receives EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation approval

Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of Capital A, has obtained approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance Organisation which upholds the highest levels of safety and quality in its operations. In recognition of ADE’s achievement to Malaysia’s aviation industry, YB Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Minister of …

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Naval unmanned aerial system tested at sea from a French Navy frigate

Naval unmanned aerial system tested at sea

Airbus Helicopters and Naval Group, in collaboration with the French Armament General Directorate, DGA (Direction génerale de l’armement), and the French Navy, have tested the SDAM demonstrator (Système de Drone Aérien Marine/ Naval Aerial Drone System) from a multi-mission frigate (FREMM). The trials took place on board the French Navy frigate, Provence in the Mediterranean …

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Inauguration of the completed manufacturing facility expansion

Gulfstream completes manufacturing facility expansion in Savannah

Gulfstream Aerospace has completed its latest strategic expansion, the Savannah-based precision manufacturing facility for the Gulfstream G400, Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. This expansion increases the facility’s capacity by 142,000 ft² (13,192 m²). “Gulfstream continues to invest across all our facilities, including in Savannah, our headquarters for more than 50 years,” said Mark Burns, President, …

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AerCap has delivered the first A321P2F converted aircraft to IndiGo

AerCap delivers first A321P2F converted aircraft to IndiGo

AerCap has announced the delivery of its first Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) converted aircraft to IndiGo. The aircraft conversion was completed by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) before being delivered to IndiGo at ST Engineering Aerospace in Singapore. “We are delighted to celebrate the delivery of AerCap’s first A321P2F aircraft with our longstanding customer, IndiGo. The A321P2F …

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JetBlue

U.S. Department of Justice advocates blocking JetBlue’s US$3.8 billion Spirit Airlines aquisition

In a closely-watched antitrust trial, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney made a compelling case before a federal judge on Tuesday, October 31, urging them to halt JetBlue Airways‘ proposed US$3.8 billion purchase of the ultra-low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines. According to Reuters news agency, the trial, unfolding in federal court in Boston, is part of …

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