Category: US & Canada

MRO Sector to Top $75b In 2017, As Worker Crunch Looms

The MRO industry may struggle with a shortage of qualified technicians as soon as 2022 – the fallout from a period of record aircraft orders and reluctance by airlines to retire older types, according to aviation industry consultants. The shortage will come, however, as the global MRO industry continues a period of continued projected growth. […]

Embraer to Partner with Uber for Electric VTOL Taxis

Embraer announced an agreement with Uber to explore the concept of an ecosystem—dubbed Uber Elevate Network—that will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban commutes. The announcement was made in Dallas, Texas, in the opening session of the Uber Elevate Summit. This preliminary partnership […]

F-35As Deploy to Estonia For the First Time

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter […]

Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise™ Service Brand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company’s commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently. “Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $300m Order From Lion Group

Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700 engine. Edward Sirait, CEO, Lion Group, said: “These aircraft are an exciting […]

Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement. During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key […]

Global Standards, Cooperation & Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million […]

Honeywell Delivers US$1.71 Earnings Per Share, Up 10%

Honeywell reported a strong start to 2017, with over 2% organic sales growth, 70 basis points of segment margin expansion, and free cash flow of nearly US$800m that was more than six times greater than 2016. The strong operational performance resulted in reported earnings per share of US$1.71. Normalizing for tax, earnings per share was […]

Pratt & Whitney Gets DGCA Certification for Customer Training Center

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the certification of its customer training center in Hyderabad by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is the Indian civil aviation regulator. This is a major milestone for United Technologies Corporation India Private Limited (“Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India”), as it allows […]

WestJet Intents to Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

WestJet has announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the airline that first brought low-cost air travel to Canada in […]