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Rockwell Collins expands share repurchase authorization by $500m

The Board of Directors of Rockwell Collins authorized the company to purchase an additional $500m of Rockwell Collins common stock. With this announcement, the amount …

Hong Kong Aviation Capital delivers first A320 with Sharklets to Jetstar Japan

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) delivered a new A320, to Jetstar Japan on February 18th, as the second of four A320 aircraft that it will …

Torbjorn Sjogren, VP and GM, Government Services, Boeing Global Services and Sarbjit Singh, President, Defence Aerospace, ST Engineering

Boeing and ST Engineering sign P-8A Poseidon sustainment MoU

Boeing and ST Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to outline potential areas of collaboration in systems integration, training, local parts distribution, support and sustainment work for the P-8A Poseidon. Boeing and ST Engineering have identified opportunities to collaborate in a number of areas and will explore these in more detail, including jointly

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Eve Air Mobility began testing its vertical lift rotors aboard a new custom truck-mounted platform

Eve Air Mobility continues to advance eVTOL testing phase

Eve Air Mobility (Eve) has released that it continues to advance its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) testing phase as it continues to make strides toward key programme milestones. The various tests performed throughout this phase are part of Eve’s building blocks approach to further enhance the maturity of its technology and eVTOL to

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ITA has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France

ITA Airways takes delivery of first A330neo aircraft

ITA Airways, Italy’s national carrier, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo aircraft, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A330-900 will join the ITA Airways’ fleet in June to serve its long-haul routes and new intercontinental destinations. The A330neo is the latest-generation aircraft type from Airbus to join the ITA Airways’ fleet.

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG will acquire a minority stake in ITA Airways

Lufthansa to acquire 41% stake in Italy’s ITA Airways

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) has agreed with the Italian Ministry of Economy (Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, MEF) to acquire a 41% stake in ITA Airways through a capital increase of €325 million (£283 million). As part of the agreement, the MEF has also committed to a capital increase of €250 million into ITA. Lufthansa

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GE’s 360 Foam Wash is an alternative to water wash for engine maintenance

SkyWest Airlines to use GE’s 360 Foam Wash system

SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, has been awarded a technical license from GE to use its 360 Foam Wash system on its CF34 aircraft engines, making SkyWest the first North American operator to license the patented engine cleaning system. Estimates are that 360 Foam Wash has the potential to help SkyWest Airlines avoid up

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Signing ceremony of the MRO services agreement between MAB Engineering and Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems finalises MRO services contract with MAB Engineering

Spirit AeroSystems (Spirit) has finalised a partnership agreement with MAB Engineering Services (MAB Engineering) to provide MRO services for nacelle and flight control surfaces to Malaysia Airlines and other operators at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, Malaysia. The agreement finalises a Memorandum of Understanding the companies have announced during the 2022 MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore.

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AJW Group appoints Geoff Shearer as representative for Australasia region

Geoff Shearer becomes AJW Group’s representative for Australasia

Geoff Shearer is to become AJW Group‘s new representative for the Australasia region. In this role, Shearer will be responsible for nurturing relationships with key customers, maximising opportunities arising from the Group’s presence in the region and expanding the reach of its business. Shearer brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role,

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Brazil and Costa Rica have joined the International Transport Forum

Brazil and Costa Rica join International Transport Forum (ITF)

Brazil and Costa Rica have joined the International Transport Forum (ITF) as the organisation’s 65th and 66th member countries. The ITF’s highest statutory body, the Council of Ministers of Transport, voted to admit both Latin American nations on May 24, 2023 at its meeting in Leipzig, Germany. Brazil’s Minister of Transport, Renan Filho and Costa Rica’s

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France activates ban on short-haul flights to cut CO2 emissions

Effective May 23, France has activated a ban on all short-haul flights to destinations where there is an existing train connection that can be reached within two-and-a-half hours. However, the train service has to offer the same degree of flexibility as a flight. In other words, travellers must be able to arrive at the start

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ACH130 of Air Corporate

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters

Air Corporate, the Italian business aviation operator, has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of EBACE 2023. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order. The contract

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ASL Group and Lilium have signed an agreement for the delivery of six Lilium jets

ASL Group inks agreement for delivery of six Lilium pioneer edition jets

Benelux-based business jet operator ASL Group and Lilium, developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, have inked an agreement for the delivery of six Lilium pioneer edition jets. The agreement, which includes deposit payments to Lilium, converts an earlier memorandum of understanding between the two companies, disclosed last year during the Farnborough

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Signing ceremony between Embraer and SKS Airways at LIMA'23

SKS Airways signs deal for ten Embraer E195-E2s

SKS Airways has signed a deal with Embraer for the purchase of ten E195-E2 jets. The deal was announced at a signing ceremony at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’23). Furthermore, the two companies signed a service agreement for the ten aircraft, which provides access to the pool programme, including component exchanges and

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