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Qantas Unveils Fleet Plan

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
QANTAS GROUP posted A$646m pretax loss for year ended June 30 (vs A$186m profit a year ago) due to non-cash fleet writedown of A$2.6b, and announced fleet restructuring plan comprising early retirements, selling several existing aircraft, and deferring deliveries, which includes converting 21 A321ceos to 21 A320neos. More

JAL Orders Regional Jets

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
JAPAN AIRLINES ordered 15 more E170/E190s for delivery to J-AIR starting in 2015, and optioned 12 more E-Jets, which could increase its overall fleet to 42. It also signed LOI with MITSUBISHI to order 32 MRJs for delivery starting in 2021 to J-AIR.

-E5 Certified

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AERO ENGINES received FAA type certification for V2500-E5 for KC-390.

-E5 Certified

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
INTERNATIONAL AERO ENGINES received FAA type certification for V2500-E5 for KC-390.

GE9X Fan Blade

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION unveiled new thinner, fourth-generation composite fan blade (for GE9X) using next-gen, higher-stiffness carbon fiber material.

Star and Spaceon

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Canada's STAR NAVIGATION signed framework agreement with SPACEON for manufacturing, marketing and sale of the STAR-ISMS Lite system in China.

BOC Order

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOC AVIATION ordered 30 737-800s, 50 737 MAX-8s and two 777-300ERs.

Cascade Ends Strike

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CASCADE AEROSPACE reached agreement with its Unifor-represented workers on new 4-year contract, ending strike.

Cascade Ends Strike

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
CASCADE AEROSPACE reached agreement with its Unifor-represented workers on new 4-year contract, ending strike.

Graham Takes Desser

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GRAHAM PARTNERS acquired majority stake in Southern California-based DESSER TIRE & RUBBER and its affiliated companies, AERO WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE and CEE BAILEY'S AIRCRAFT PLASTICS.

Graham Takes Desser

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GRAHAM PARTNERS acquired majority stake in Southern California-based DESSER TIRE & RUBBER and its affiliated companies, AERO WHEEL & BRAKE SERVICE and CEE BAILEY'S AIRCRAFT PLASTICS.

New Boeing UK Leader

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING UK AND IRELAND appointed Sir Michael Arthur as President to succeed Sir Roger Bone, who is retiring at the end of September.

New Boeing UK Leader

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING UK AND IRELAND appointed Sir Michael Arthur as President to succeed Sir Roger Bone, who is retiring at the end of September.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

Standex to Acquire Enginetics

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STANDEX INTERNATIONAL agreed to acquire Ohio-based ENGINETICS, which produces engine components through a variety of forming processes.

A350 Route Proving-2

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS completed route proving trials of A350-900 (005) that included visit to 14 cities over three weeks; it flew approximately 81,700 nm.

AIDC Joins A320 Program

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Taiwan's AIDC reached agreement with Airbus to supply composite panels for A320 Family aircraft aft belly fairings.

Surf Air Orders Pilatus

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Southern California-based SURF AIR ordered 15 PC-12NGs, and optioned 50, for its membership airline under partnership with PILATUS to be exclusive membership-based operator of PC-12NGs in US.

Surf Air Orders Pilatus

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Southern California-based SURF AIR ordered 15 PC-12NGs, and optioned 50, for its membership airline under partnership with PILATUS to be exclusive membership-based operator of PC-12NGs in US.

Meggitt for MAX

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MEGGITT SAFETY SYSTEMS has Boeing contract to supply 737 MAX engine and APU fire protection system.

Sikorsky-Boeing JMR TD

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SIKORSKY (in partnership with BOEING) was selected by US Army to build technology demonstrator helicopter for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD); first flight is planned in 2017.

Sikorsky-Boeing JMR TD

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SIKORSKY (in partnership with BOEING) was selected by US Army to build technology demonstrator helicopter for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD); first flight is planned in 2017.

IATA Statistics

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
IATA says world's airlines carried 3.129b passengers in 2013, up 5.1% in 2012; industry had estimated global economic impact of $2.4 trillion, supporting 3.4% of global GDP.

Etihad Takes Stake in Alitalia

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ETIHAD AIRWAYS agreed to take a minority stake in ALITALIA for €560m as part of overall €1.76b refinancing of the Italian carrier that also includes €300m from existing shareholders and €898m in loans.

Boeing Deliveries: July 2014

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 58 aircraft (39 737s; 747; 10 777s; eight 787s) in July vs 45 (35 737s; two 767Fs; eight 777s; seven 787s) in July 2013.

Vance Street Acquires Eirtech Aviation

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VANCE STREET CAPITAL acquired Shannon-based EIRTECH AVIATION (aircraft painting) to form INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE COATINGS HOLDINGS, which will include existing portfolio companies LEADING EDGE AVIATION SERVICES and ASSOCIATED PAINTERS.

Airbus Deliveries: July 2014

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 49 aircraft (39 A320 Family; seven A330s; three A380s) in July vs 52 (42 A320 Family; nine A330s; A380) in July 2013.

IAG Orders A350s

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
IAG announced plans to acquire 16 new aircraft in 2015-2020 for operation by IBERIA to replace 16 A340s: It ordered eight Trent-powered A350-900s and will either order or lease eight A330-200s.

ANA Finalizes Orders

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS finalized orders for seven A320neos and 23 A321neos from AIRBUS and 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9s and six 777-300ERs from BOEING.

GAMA Shipments: 2Q14

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 592 general aviation aircraft (281 pistons; 147 turboprops; 64 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q14 vs 587 (293 pistons; 140 turboprops; 154 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q13.

GAMA Shipments: 2Q14

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GAMA reports manufacturers delivered 592 general aviation aircraft (281 pistons; 147 turboprops; 64 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q14 vs 587 (293 pistons; 140 turboprops; 154 jets) worth $5.7b in 2Q13.

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

Airbus Results: 2Q14

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS GROUP recorded €696m net income on €14.55b revenues in 2Q14 vs €531m on €13.58b in 2Q13. AIRBUS earned €811m on €10.49b vs €632m on €9.34b a year ago, and still expects 2014 delivery totals to be about the same as 2013 (626).

-10s for North Charleston

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING says it plans to assemble 787-10s exclusively at North Charleston, SC.

Skymark Drops A380

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS terminated order with Japan's SKYMARK AIRLINES for six A380s, dropping A380 orderbook to approximately 180 aircraft.

Virgin America IPO

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VIRGIN AMERICA filed registration statement with SEC for proposed IPO (date/size TBA).

ATS Opens KC

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AVIATION TECHNICAL SERVICES opened renovated 607,000 sq ft MRO facility at Kansas City International Airport and secured initial work from Hawaiian Airlines (heavy checks on two 767s) and Air Canada (787 modifications over next four years).

A350 Route Proving

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS launched route proving tests with A350 (005) to 14 cities worldwide as last trials prior to type certification.

MD-83 Crash

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
SWIFTAIR MD-83 (53190; built in 1996) crashed in Mali while operating on wet-lease for AIR ALGÉRIE on Burkina Faso-Algiers.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Boeing Results: 2Q14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING had $1.65b net income on $22.05b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.09b on $21.82b in 2Q13. COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES earned $1.55b on $14.3b vs $1.45b on $13.6b, and has record $377b backlog.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

Bombardier Reorganizes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOMBARDIER reorganized its Aerospace business unit into three segments to include BUSINESS AIRCRAFT (led by Eric Martel), COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT (led by Mike Arcamone) and AEROSTRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES (TBA), and announced the retirement of Aerospace President/COO Guy Hachey.

ATR Crash

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRANSASIA AIRWAYS ATR 72-500 (642; built in 2000) crashed while landing in bad weather at Magong Airport, Taiwan.

Hawaiian Goes NEO

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES signed MOU to convert existing order for six A350-800s to Trent 7000-powered A330-800neos.

A350 Test

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS completed Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) test of A350 (msn 001).

L-3 Selected by Embraer

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
L-3 AVIATION PRODUCTS was selected by Embraer to supply its FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system as standard for all E-Jet E2s.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

GE: 2Q14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION earned $1.2b on $6.1b revenues in 2Q14 vs $1.07b on $5.3b in 2Q13.

Malaysia Crash in Ukraine

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MALAYSIA AIRLINES 777-200ER (28411; built in 1997) crashed in Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after being shot down by surface-to-air missile.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

News from Farnborough: July 17

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS wrapped up the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 496 aircraft worth US$75.3b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from TRANSAERO for eight A330ceos and 12 A330neos, AIR MAURITIUS for four A350s and HKAC for 70 A320neos. More

BOEING ended the Farnborough Airshow with firm order commitments for 201 aircraft worth US$40.2b, including orders announced late Wednesday/early Thursday from AIR ALGERIE for two 737NGs, QATAR AIRWAYS for 50 777-9Xs (previously announced) and four 777Fs, MG AVIATION for two 787s and HAINAN AIRLINES for 50 737 MAX-8s. More

GE AVIATION booked orders, commitments, and long-term service agreements worth US$36b at the Farnborough Airshow for a total of >1,100 engines, including $21.4b (1,062 engines) for CFM INTERNATIONAL.

EMBRAER delivered 58 aircraft (29 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q14 vs 51 (22 E-Jets/29 Executive Jets) in 2Q13. It delivered 92 in 1H14 vs 80 in 1H13.

GKN AEROSPACE is leading consortium of UK companies in 3.5-year, GBP13.4m Horizon (AM) program to develop additive manufacturing capability; program is backed by UK AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ATI).

SATAIR was appointed by Ducommun as exclusive global distributor for certain GE90 and CFM56 cable assemblies.

TES AVIATION GROUP named Karl Gibson as Chief Operating Officer, Allen Jones as Chief Strategy Officer, and Russell Jones as Director of Asset Management.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 16

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRASIA X signed MOU to order 50 Trent 7000-powered A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018.

AIR MANDALAY ordered six MRJ90s, and optioned four, for delivery starting in 2018 to join its fleet of three ATRs. MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT has now secured commitments for 325 MRJs.

PRATT & WHITNEY was selected by Philippine Airlines to supply PurePower engines for 10 A320neos.

FIRTH RIXSON has 10-year, $200m Snecma contract to supply closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the LEAP.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Cathay Pacific to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 48 Airbus A350-900s/1000s out of Troy, OH.

HISPANO-SUIZA was selected by Rolls-Royce to supply accessory drive train and oil tank for Trent XWB-97.

GKN AEROSPACE opened new Advanced Composites Structures facility in Alabama to focus on work for Airbus, Bell Helicopter and Honda Aircraft.

ROCKWELL COLLINS is building new 70,000 sq ft R&D center in Reading, UK to focus on satellite navigation, networking and other government systems.

AJW AVIATION has 5-year Air Serbia contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for seven A319s and two A320s.

SR TECHNICS named Christina Johansson as Chief Financial Officer.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

Farnborough News: July 15

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered six more 777-300ERs and 20 more 737 MAX-8s, increasing its order total with BOEING to 245 aircraft: 75 737-800s (22 delivered), 104 MAXs, 21 777-300ERs (two delivered), 15 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

CIT AEROSPACE ordered 10 more 787-9s, and now has 20 787s on order: 16 -9s and four -8s.

INTREPID AVIATION placed its first direct order with BOEING for six 777-300ERs in deal that includes four options.

CIT AEROSPACE agreed to order 15 A330-900neos for delivery starting in 2018 and five A321ceos for delivery starting in 2015.

AVOLON agreed to order 15 A330neos.

SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 110 A320neos and five A320ceos, and has now ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft. AIRBUS says it is largest ever single firm order by leasing company for a single-aisle aircraft, and it has now booked >3,000 A320neo orders.

BOC AVIATION ordered seven A320neo Family aircraft and 36 A320ceo aircraft (eight with V2500s). It now has 116 A320 Family aircraft on order.

LOONG AIR, China ordered 11 CFM56-powered A320s to join its fleet of five.

EMBRAER has LOI from AZUL to order 30 E195-E2s and take purchase rights on 20 more; it also identified FUJI DREAM (three E175s/three options) and AZAL (two E190s) for previously undisclosed orders.

AIR LEASE CORPORATION ordered seven more ATR 72-600s, and has now ordered 28.

ALASKA AIR GROUP ordered a 52nd Q400 for HORIZON AIR and signed 5-year heavy maintenance contract with BOMBARDIER to support fleet out of Tucson, AZ.

ROLLS-ROYCE made first run of 97,000 lb thrust Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000; flight testing is slated to start in 2016.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE launched a Q400NG Combi that can simultaneously carry 50 passengers and 8,200 lb cargo.

GE AVIATION plans to build $50m, 300,000 sq ft additive manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL to begin producing precision, super-alloy machined parts for jet engines in 2015.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK secured SAS contract to perform 150 737/A320 C-Checks through 2018, primarily at SHANNON AEROSPACE and LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SOFIA.

AFI KLM E&M has Virgin Atlantic contract to provide 787-9 component support.

DOWTY PROPELLERS has SpiceJet contract to provide propeller maintenance/support for 15 Q400s.

FIRTH RIXSON has $1b UTC contract to supply PurePower engine components for PRATT & WHITNEY and 787/A320 landing gear components for UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS.

AIRCELLE was selected to supply the nacelles for Trent 7000-powered A330neo.

ROCKWELL COLLINS was selected by BAE Systems to supply the Flight Control Module (FCM) for the Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system.

BOEING unveiled 777X cabin features that will include a 6,000 ft cabin altitude, larger windows, and increased width to accommodate 18-inch-wide seats.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

News from Farnborough: July 14

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

AIRBUS unconditionally launched the Trent 7000-powered A330neo with increased wing span (+3.7 meters to 64 meters) to provide 14% better fuel burn per seat; it is offering 252-seat A330neo-800 and 310-seat A330neo-900 for delivery starting in 4Q17.

ALC ordered 60 more A321neos (engines TBA) and agreed to order 25 A330neo-900s for delivery starting in 2018; it says, at $275m for -900, the A330neo has a "compelling price difference" compared to any other widebody.

AVOLON agreed to order six 787-9s and five more (now 20) 737 MAXs.

UK-based MONARCH AIRLINES agreed to order 30 189-pax 737 MAX-8s for delivery starting in 2018 to replace its narrowbody fleet of 10 A320s and 27 A321s as part of its transition from charter airline to LCC.

BOMBARDIER secured CSeries agreements from LOONG AIR, China for 20 CS100s, and from PETRA AIRLINES, Jordan for two CS100s, plus options for two CS300s. It also identified AIRBALTIC and previously undisclosed customer for three CS300s (it now has 13 on order) and finalized order for two CS300s with FALCON AVIATION SERVICES, UAE.

TRANS STATES HOLDINGS ordered 50 E175-E2s for operation by TRANS STATES, COMPASS, and/or GOJET starting in June 2020, and optioned 50.

China's OKAY AIRLINES ordered six 737 MAX-8s and four 737-800s, and converted existing order for five 737-800s to -900ERs (now eight on order).

NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL ordered 25 ATR 42-600s for delivery in 2015-2020, and optioned 50. ATR has booked 144 orders in 2014.

IAG ordered 20 more A320neos for operation by BRITISH AIRWAYS; it previously ordered 120 for VUELING.

Miami-based EASTERN AIR LINES agreed to order 20 MRJ90s for delivery starting in 2019, and took purchase rights on 20 more.

AERCAP ordered 50 more A320neo Family aircraft (engines TBA), and has now ordered 200.

CFM INTERNATIONAL booked about $4b in new engine orders from EASYJET for LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos and CFM56-5Bs for 35 A320ceos, and from SPRING AIRLINES for CFM56-5Bs for 30 A320ceos.

EMBRAER forecasts delivery of 6,250 new 70- to 130-seat jet aircraft worth $300b over next 20 years.

GE AVIATION secured 12-year, $13b OnPoint solution contract from Emirates to support GE9Xs for 150 777Xs.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA was selected by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company to supply PW150C for newly launched MA700 turboprop.

ALCOA has 10-year, $1.1b Pratt & Whitney contract to supply various engine components for PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines; deal includes aluminum fan blade forgings for PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process.

GKN AEROSPACE has Bombardier contract to supply composite integrated rudder and elevator for Global 7000/8000 out of Isle of Wight, UK.

KELLSTROM MATERIALS named Oscar E. Torres as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Farnborough News: July 13

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

CFM INTERNATIONAL was selected by American Airlines to supply LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos on order in deal valued at $2.6b; it now has >11,000 engines on backlog, including 6,970 LEAPs.

BOEING began offering a 200-pax version of the 737 MAX-8 by adding same mid-exit door on the MAX-9.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE forecasts demand for 13,100 20- to 149-seat aircraft worth US$658b and 22,000 business jets worth US$617b over next 20 years.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed partnership agreement with Middle River Aircraft Systems to provide thrust reverser maintenance/support for GEnx-powered 747-8s out of Hamburg, Germany and Shenzhen, China.

JORAMCO was selected by Oman Air to perform heavy checks on two E175s and three A330s.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply wheels and DURACARB carbon brakes for the 737 MAX out of Troy, OH; and by Airbus to provide repair/overhaul of UTC air management systems, electric systems, sensors, evacuation slides, seating, cargo, lighting systems, actuation systems, propellers, landing gear systems, fire systems and engine components on Airbus aircraft covered under Flight Hour Services (FHS) deal.

Farnborough News: July 13

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

CFM INTERNATIONAL was selected by American Airlines to supply LEAP-1As for 100 A320neos on order in deal valued at $2.6b; it now has >11,000 engines on backlog, including 6,970 LEAPs.

BOEING began offering a 200-pax version of the 737 MAX-8 by adding same mid-exit door on the MAX-9.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE forecasts demand for 13,100 20- to 149-seat aircraft worth US$658b and 22,000 business jets worth US$617b over next 20 years.

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK signed partnership agreement with Middle River Aircraft Systems to provide thrust reverser maintenance/support for GEnx-powered 747-8s out of Hamburg, Germany and Shenzhen, China.

JORAMCO was selected by Oman Air to perform heavy checks on two E175s and three A330s.

UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS was selected by Boeing to supply wheels and DURACARB carbon brakes for the 737 MAX out of Troy, OH; and by Airbus to provide repair/overhaul of UTC air management systems, electric systems, sensors, evacuation slides, seating, cargo, lighting systems, actuation systems, propellers, landing gear systems, fire systems and engine components on Airbus aircraft covered under Flight Hour Services (FHS) deal.

Live from Farnborough: July 12

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
From Farnborough:

FALKO REGIONAL AIRCRAFT signed LOI to order 24 CS100s.

Embraer Gripen

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER signed MOU with SAAB to form partnership to manage F-X2 program (Gripen) for Brazilian Air Force.

Embraer Gripen

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMBRAER signed MOU with SAAB to form partnership to manage F-X2 program (Gripen) for Brazilian Air Force.

MAX FTD Supplier

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRU SIMULATION + TRAINING was selected by Boeing to supply full-flight training suites for the 737 MAX, which includes full-flight simulator, a flat-panel training device and 10 desktop trainers.

GE9X Risk Sharing Suppliers

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
GE AVIATION named four suppliers to take cumulative 25% stake in GE9X program: IHI (LPT components/fan mid-shaft), SNECMA (forward fan case/turbine rear frame/fan blades), TECHSPACE AERO (LPC/fan disk) and MTU AERO ENGINES (turbine center frame).

Boeing Releases 2014 CMO

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING projects demand for 36,770 new commercial jets (2,490 regional jets; 25,680 single-aisle; 8,600 twin-aisle) worth $5,200b for 2014-2033, an increase of 4.2% over last year's forecast.

Emirates Finalizes 777X Order

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
EMIRATES finalized previously announced order for 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs in deal that includes purchase rights for 50 more.

ANZ Takes First 787-9

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIR NEW ZEALAND took delivery of the first Trent-powered 787-9, to enter service in October on Auckland-Perth.

Airbus Deliveries: June 2014

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS delivered 55 aircraft (41 A320 Family; 11 A330s; three A380s) in June vs 48 (38 A320 Family; eight A330s; two A380s) in June 2013; and 303 (237 A320s; 53 A330s; 13 A380s) in 1H14 vs 295 in 1H13.

Boeing Deliveries in June 2014

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING delivered 71 aircraft (46 737s; 747; 767; eight 777s; 15 787s) in June vs 61 (39 737s; two 747s; three 767s; eight 777s; nine 787s) in June 2013; and 342 (239 737s; six 747s; 767; 48 777s; 48 787s) in 1H14 vs 306.

VAS Deal with Southwest

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
VAS AERO SERVICES has 5-year Southwest Airlines contract to take its surplus 737 parts inventory on consignment; distribution will be managed out of Seattle.

N&SS

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BOEING named Craig R. Cooning as President of its Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, succeeding Roger Krone.

Airbus Rolls Out First NEO

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
AIRBUS rolled out the first A320neo in preparation for first flight in September 2014.

Triumph Group Finalizes Acquisition of GE Aviation Hydraulic Actuation Business

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
TRIUMPH GROUP completed previously announced acquisition of the hydraulic actuation business of GE AVIATION for $70m.

HondaJet Flight

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HONDA AIRCRAFT made first flight of the first production HondaJet; entry into service is expected in 2015.

HondaJet Flight

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
HONDA AIRCRAFT made first flight of the first production HondaJet; entry into service is expected in 2015.

Alcoa Buys Firth Rixson

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA agreed to acquire UK-based FIRTH RIXSON (jet engine components) from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $2.85b in cash/stock.

Alcoa Buys Firth Rixson

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ALCOA agreed to acquire UK-based FIRTH RIXSON (jet engine components) from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $2.85b in cash/stock.

ETIHAD AIRWAYS has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ALITALIA.

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
ETIHAD AIRWAYS has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ALITALIA.

Air India Joins Star Alliance

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
STAR ALLIANCE unanimously approved the membership of AIR INDIA from July 11.

DHL Moves Airbus

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING has Airbus contract to move A319/A320/A321 components and general cargo (via air, ocean and road freight services) from Hamburg to Mobile, AL in support of new final assembly line to open in 2015.
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