21 November 2023

SMBC Aviation Capital has ordered additional 60 Airbus A320-family aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital signs order for 60 A320neo-family aircraft

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has placed an additional order for 60 A320neo-family aircraft, bringing its total acquisitions of this type to nearly 340 units directly sourced from Airbus. In conjunction with SMBC’s existing commitments for the A320neo family, this fresh order secures a continuous delivery stream for the company well into the next decade. …

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The Gulfstream G600 completed the first transatlantic flight with 100% SAF

Gulfstream G600 completes first 100% SAF transatlantic flight

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace have reported the successful completion of the first transatlantic flight using SAF with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream G600 business jet.  The Gulfstream G600 flew on November 19 from Savannah, Georgia to Farnborough, United Kingdom, with both engines powered by 100% hydro-processed esters and fatty acids (neat HEFA), which has at least 70% lower …

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SITA Mission Watch

Uzbekistan Airways implements SITA Mission Watch

As part of its strategy to streamline flight operations by leveraging the latest technologies, Uzbekistan Airways has signed up to deploy SITA Mission Watch. The solution will drive greater agility and efficiency, including annual savings of over US$600,000 in weather-related incidence avoidance and 300 tonnes of fuel. SITA Mission Watch is a next-generation flight tracking …

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Boeing expects to deliver the first MH-139A helicopter in 2024

Boeing’s transition to MH-139A Grey Wolf manufacturing gains momentum

Boeing continues to transition towards low rate initial production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf after completing the programme’s Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) phase, delivering the sixth and final test aircraft to the U.S. Air Force last month. “Delivering all of the RDT&E aircraft to the Air Force enables them to continue critical operational …

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Andrew Hoad

MAAS Aviation names Andrew Hoad as new Chairman

MAAS Aviation, a globally recognised expert in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, has named experienced industry professional, Andrew Hoad, as Chairman. Hoad originally joined MAAS in April 2022 in the role of Non-Executive Director, before accepting this latest position last month. A seasoned authority on the aviation sector, Hoad has previously held senior technical positions …

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Ethiopian Airlines Q400 aircraft

Falko acquires four De Havilland Q400NG aircraft on lease to Ethiopian Airlines

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited, also known as Falko, has announced its acquisition of four Q400 NextGen aircraft currently on lease to Ethiopian Airlines, the Ethiopian flag carrier. These aircraft, with serial numbers 4469, 4472, 4475 and 4476, were procured from Aergo Capital Limited on behalf of Falko’s managed fund known as Falko Regional Aircraft Opportunities …

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