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Syphax Airlines places $145m LEAP-1A/CFM56-5B engine orders

Syphax Airlines has selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320neo and three Airbus A319/A320ceo aircraft, respectively. The airline will take …

AWAS delivers first of three new A320 aircraft to Qantas for their Jetstar Asia subsidiary

AWAS has delivered a new Airbus A320 passenger aircraft to the Qantas group for deployment in their Jetstar Asia operating unit. This aircraft is from …

Panasonic Avionics enhances software development capabilities in Pune, India

Panasonic Avionics, a leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), continues to enhance its global software development capabilities in Pune, India. Panasonic Avionics’ operation in Pune is the latest Panasonic investment in India. Panasonic entered the Indian market in 1972 and since then the company has grown from strength to strength and now

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WestJet Cargo receives certification from Transport Canada for 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

WestJet Cargo has received Transport Canada’s approval and official certification of its four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Following certification, WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group will expeditiously implement three freighters into service, as dedicated aircraft that will fulfil the large-scale needs of businesses, freight forwarders, shippers and individual customers across North America. The fourth

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Swissport secures major contract with Sky Airline in Chile

Swissport International, a leading provider of airport ground services and cargo handling, has secured a major contract with Sky Airline, the first low-cost carrier in the Chilean market. Starting from April 2023, Swissport will provide ground services and cargo handling at all 15 airports Sky flies to in Chile. The portfolio includes serving passengers at

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Turkish Technic posts strong financial results for 2022

Turkish Technic has posted its financial results for 2022, which marked successful growth and solid strategic acceleration. The company recorded a 37% growth compared to the previous year with US$1,42 billion in revenue and US$119 million in operational profit and increased its market share to 1.9%, reaching the highest growth rate and revenue in the

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HKIA selects SITA to provide carbon management platform

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has selected SITA to provide a carbon management platform to monitor data on carbon emissions across the airport environment, helping to track key performance indicators as the airport progresses towards its net zero carbon goal. SITA’s carbon management platform, to be fully deployed by summer 2023, will collect and aggregate

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ASQS further grows presence in Canada with Central Mountain Air partnership

ASQS, a global leader in aviation safety and quality management software, announced its collaboration with Western Canadian Central Mountain Air (CMA), further growing its presence in the Canadian aviation industry. Central Mountain Air, based in Smithers, British Columbia with further bases at Vancouver International Airport and Calgary International Airport, is a privately owned and operated

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Investor group led by Apollo completes acquisition of Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide (Atlas) a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, has released that the investor group led by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo, together with investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. The company will continue

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Afroport Mauritanie and IATA sign agreement on ground handling safety

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Afroport Mauritanie have signed an agreement to enhance the safety of ground operations in Mauritania with a focus on two critical global standards: IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) and the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). The agreement was signed by Kamil Alawadhi, IATA’s Regional Vice President,

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Recaro Business Class seats take flight on Iberia’s A350 cabin

The Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) CL6720 Business Class seat with doors took flight in Iberia’s A350 cabin on the route from Madrid to Buenos Aires in January. A total of 31 CL6720 seats are outfitted in the A350 business-class cabin. The Premium-Economy and Economy cabins are also fully equipped with the Recaro PL3530 and the

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AAR elects John W. Dietrich to Board of Directors

AAR CORP. has released that John W. Dietrich has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dietrich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Atlas), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation services, and serves as the Chairman of the National Defence Transportation Association.  “Mr. Dietrich

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Finnair increases use of sustainable aviation fuel

Finnair is increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of its goal to reduce carbon emissions from flying. Finnair has purchased 750 tonnes of SAF from its partner Neste for use on flights departing from Helsinki Airport. Finnair’s customers are also involved in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from flights: a small part

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BAA Training partners with Airways Aviation Academy in France

BAA Training, one of Europe’s largest independent aviation training centres, has partnered with Airways Aviation Academy (ESMA), one of the largest privately owned multidisciplinary aviation academies based in France. BAA Training’s soon-to-open simulator centre near Paris-Orly Airport, BAA Training France, will be assisting the Airways Aviation pilots with MCC courses and A320/B737 type rating training.

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Virgin Orbit operations on hold as further investment sought

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has temporarily put all operations on hold while the company looks to secure additional funding. The move follows on from the failed first launch of its satellite mission from UK soil back in January. In a statement, the company confirmed: “Virgin Orbit is initiating a company-wide operational pause, effective (from) March

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Vallair leases three Airbus A321s to Onur Air in Turkey

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