Category: World

Lufthansa Technik’s International Growth Continues In 2016

Lufthansa Technik AG, headquartered in Hamburg, continued its track record for international growth in 2016 and produced a good result with significantly more investment. The increase in revenue with non-group companies overcompensated the decline in internal orders. Solid profitability Sales revenue climbed by 45 million euros from 5.099 billion euros to 5.144 billion euros. The […]

FlightSafety International To Offer Training For The Gulfstream G650

FlightSafety International announces that training for the Gulfstream G650™ aircraft will be offered at its Learning Center located at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. Training is expected to begin in March 2017 following Level D qualification of the simulator. This will be the fourth training location and fifth simulator for Gulfstream G650. Two […]

Beijing Warns US Over B-1 Bomber Flying Over East China Sea

China’s People’s Liberation Army is not warmly embracing a US Air Force B-1 Bomber flying through international airspace over the East China Sea. The PLA put the US on notice after issuing a warning to the Pentagon for sending a military aircraft over the disputed East China Sea, a pair of US officials told Fox […]

The (Avoidable) Cost of Leasing

New research suggests that many airlines would improve profitability by leasing more aircraft. Sylvain Bourjade and Catherine Muller-Vibes of Toulouse Business School analysed 16 years of data from different types of carrier, and found that “the optimal leasing level… is significantly higher than the proportion of leased aircraft in the worldwide global fleets”. One area […]

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]

Boeing Sets Date for First 787-10 Flight

Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. The aircraft was rolled out of the production line last month, the same day President Donald Trump visited Boeing […]

United to Retire 747 in October

United Airlines will retire its last Boeing 747-400 in “late October” after nearly half a century with the carrier. The Chicago-based carrier will “displace” its last 747 pilots on 30 October, it said in a crew resources update to pilots on 17 March. However, it does not set a date for the venerable jumbo jet’s […]

Morocco Aviation Private Academy Chooses Alsim ALX Light Turboprop

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX Light Turboprop to the Morocco Aviation Private Academy (MAPA), located in Benslimane, Morocco. The device will be delivered to the academy this spring. Mohammed Fayyad Matar Khawaldeh, Morocco Aviation Private Academy’s CEO, said: “We had the opportunity to use an Alsim ALX at the Royal Jordanian Air […]

AAR To Service IndiGo A320 Landing Gears

U.S. aftermarket specialist AAR has signed an agreement with Indian carrier IndiGo to provide support for landing gear overhaul services on its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract will cover up to 49 landing gear full ship sets, as well as assemblies and subassemblies, over a five-year period. It expands on an existing component […]

Seven Nations to Join Israel in Biggest Air Drill in Country’s History

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is set to host one of the most complex air exercises ever later this year, featuring 100 aircraft and hundreds of airmen. India, Greece, Poland, France, Italy, the US and Germany will participate in the two-week Blue Flag air exercises, held every other year. “It will be a massive exercise; […]