Category: US & Canada

Crew and Passengers Hospitalized after British Airways Emergency Landing

According to Laura Kohli, a spokeswoman for for Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, 25 passengers and crew members were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Depending on early reports, the plane was flying from San Francisco to London when it was diverted to Vancouver. Fortunately, it made an emergency landing safely in Vancouver.

Singapore Airlines Launches its Nonstop Singapore – San Francisco Route

Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a nonstop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925 hrs local time on October 23, 2016 and arrived at San Francisco Airport at […]

Gulfstream G450 Production End, Paving for the All-New G500

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it will end production of the Gulfstream G450, one of the company’s most iconic and dependable aircraft, as it prepares to launch a new era of business aviation with the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early 2018. The G450 built on the […]

Bombardier Ramps Up Restructuring, 7,500 Jobs To Go

Bombardier has announced a further round of job cuts with 7,500 positions to go, about two-thirds from the German train division, the rest from aerospace. The company expects to achieve recurring savings of approximately USD$300 million by the end of 2018, it said in a statement. Bombardier will take USD$225 million to USD$275 million in […]

Rockwell Collins Closes $8.3 Billion Deal for B/E Aerospace

Rockwell Collins has announced an agreement to acquire aircraft interiors supplier B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion in cash and the assumption of $1.9 billion in net debt. The transaction, which is expected to close in 2017 subject to board approvals of both companies, will blend B/E’s portfolio of galleys, lavatories and oxygen and lighting systems […]

IATA Chief Keen India Sign Carbon Offsets Pact Early

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed “disappointment” that India “did not come to the table as an early adaptor” of the carbon offset and reduction scheme for the aviation sector that was agreed to at the International Civil Aviation Organisation Assembly meeting earlier this month in Montreal. “We are disappointed because other developing […]

Emergency Landing in Canada: Smoke in Lufthansa Jumbo Jet Cockpit

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 jumbo jet with 363 people on board made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday after being diverted due to smoke in the cockpit, the German airline says. The 345 passengers and 18 crew members on the flight from Frankfurt bound for Orlando, Florida, were uninjured and were able to […]

GE Aviation Completes Initial Ground Testing of GE9X Engine

GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, with first delivery in 2020. GE Aviation GM-GE9x program Ted Ingling said, “During ground testing at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation, the first GE9X engine performed […]

Pratt & Whitney Signs an Agreement with Satair Group

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Satair Group, a leading provider of aftermarket services and solutions for the civil aerospace industry, for the exclusive distribution of PW4000 100-inch engine thrust reverser spare parts. Under the agreement, Satair Group will distribute the spare […]

Frontier Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo with CFM Engines

Frontier Airlines, headquarters in Denver, Colorado (U.S.), took delivery of its first A320neo. Frontier is the first U.S. airline to receive an A320neo with CFM engines, and the aircraft is the first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered. All of Frontier’s A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A […]