Rostec is ready to deliver Ansat to China
Chinese aviation authorities have granted type certification for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter. Russian Helicopters will start deliveries to China in accordance with a contract previously concluded.
Airports: Groupe ADP gains a significant foothold in India
Groupe ADP signs an agreement to acquire 49% of the Indian group GMR Airports who has seven airports in portfolio including those of New Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa, Nagpur and Boghapuram.
For lack of Boeing 737 MAX, SpiceJet hires Airbus A320
Unable to have its Boeing 737 MAX still grounded, the Indian carrier SpiceJet hired two Airbus A320s from the Bulgarian airline BH Air.
Bombardier will exclusively focus on Business Aviation
Bombardier announced its strategic decision to focus on business aviation selling the transportation division to Alstom. This will accelerate deleveraging but only in part since its debt amounts to $9.3 billion.
Airbus A330-800 ready for service
The Airbus A330-800 receives joint EASA and FAA type certification at the end of a program including 132 missions and 370 flight hours.
Willis Lease launches a MRO Blockchain Alliance
Willis Lease Finance Corporation launch a global MRO Blockchain Alliance with several key industry partners to trace, track and record aircraft parts.
The United States increases tariffs on EU-imported aircraft
The Trump administration is increasing the additional duty rate imposed on aircraft imported from the EU to 15% from 10%, effective March 18, 2020
Coronavirus: ICAO’s preliminary estimates and calls on coordination
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assesses the impact of the coronavirus on international air transport at a shortfall of $4 to 5 billion related to a reduction of 16 to 20 million passengers compared to what airlines had projected for the first quarter 2020 following suspensions and reductions in flights to and from China.
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Singapore Airshow 2020: Airbus anticipates $1.8 trillion for services in the Asia-Pacific region
This projection, over the next twenty years, represents more than a third of that concerning the world market for air services valued at 4.9 trillion dollars.
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Singapore Airshow 2020: Pratt & Whitney selected for 65 A320neo family aircraft
During the Singapore Airshow 2020, Korean Air as well as Tigerair Taiwan announced agreements with Pratt & Whitney to equip their 50 Airbus A321neo and 15 A320neo aircraft, respectively, with GTF engines. Both airlines also discuss maintenance services agreements.
Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic together over Atlantic
On February 3, the four airlines have confirmed their joint venture for Europe, the United Kingdom and North America services, whose combined annual revenues are estimated $13 billion.
MRO: exclusive civil aviation contracts data
See our exclusive civil aviation MRO contracts data.
Safran provides new Health Monitoring service
Safran has broaden its Health Monitoring service for helicopters’ engines. Air Center Helicopters becomes the first North American operator to subscribe to the Premium service.
Nordic Aviation Capital orders 20 Airbus A220s
The aircraft leasing company NAC finalized an order for 20 A220s. The order counted in Airbus’ 2019 order-book.
Coronavirus: the 25 airlines that have announced measures
In order to minimize any risk of contamination from the coronavirus, airlines have suspended or reduced their flights to China. Here the list of 25 carriers who have announced measures over varying durations.
Heli-Expo 2020: Airbus ends with more than 40 sales
Airbus Helicopters concludes this edition of the Heli-Expo 2020 show with a total of 38 sales announced during the two main days of the show.
Coronavirus: airlines adapt their flight plans
In an attempt to curb the speed of spread of the virus, several carriers have already announced the suspension of all their flights to China, until further notice or temporarily.
Jazeera’s LEAP-1As entrusted to CFM for $1.3 billion
CFM International will support the LEAP-1A engines that power the Jazeera Airways’ fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft and provide spare engines.
Airbus A320neo: WizzAir confirms the Pratt & Whitney GTF
The low cost airline decides to order a new batch of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to equip 166 Airbus A320neo. In the end, no less than 276 medium-haul aircraft will be powered by GTF.
55 additional A321neo aircraft for CALC
The Hong Kong-based leasing aircraft company CALC orders 40 Airbus A321neo aircraft and converts a previous order for 15 A320neos into A321neos.
At Lufthansa and Swiss, you can “buy” sustainable fuel
Lufthansa and Swiss customers can now “buy” neutral climate fuels when booking their flights. Following this first step, additional airlines could implement this concept, such as Air France-KLM.
Boeing 737 MAX: no return before mid-2020
Boeing has just announced to its customers and suppliers that the 737 MAX would not return to service before mid-2020. This postpones both return to service and deliveries of aircraft stored for the fall.
Boeing 737 MAX: fear of rock-bottom prices
Meeting in Dublin, the plane lessors are worried about the risks of sales and leasing of the Boeing 737 MAX at rock-bottom prices.
Russian MC-21 and Chinese C919 medium-haul aircraft methodically continue their flight tests
Whilst the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX continues, the Russian Irkut MC-21-300 and Chinese Comac C919 medium-haul aircraft are methodically continuing their flight test programs.
Airbus BelugaXL enters into service
The BelugaXL made its first operational flight on January 9. It is the first of six to enter into service by the end of 2023.
MRO: easyJet extends with Safran Landing Systems
easyJet extends its contract with Safran Landing Systems for the MRO of the landing gear of its fleet of Airbus A320.
Spirit Airlines finalizes its order for 100 Airbus A320neos
On January 6, Spirit Airlines finalized its order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Still is to be determined whether Airbus registered the contract in 2019.
Crash: Ukraine International loses a Boeing 737-800
A Boeing 737-800 belonging to the airline Ukraine International crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran airport, according to Iranian media reporting technical issues.
FAA certifies Global 5500 and 6500 aircraft
Bombardier's Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Their Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine has been certified too.
Carlos Ghosn: illegal use of MNG Jet's aircraft
MNG Jet filed a criminal complaint concerning the illegal use of its jet charter services in relation to Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan.
Aston Martin takes to the skies with Airbus
Aston Martin and Airbus Corporate Helicopters join their teams for a project. Their first creation will be unveiled on January 3, 2020.
Aeronautics: a growing industry for Europe
An ASD Communication study shows the crucial place of the aeronautical and defense industry in Europe.
Air France-KLM confirms its 60 Airbus A220s
Air France-KLM transforms into a firm contract its commitment on 60 Airbus A220s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G. The aircraft will be operated by Air France, which selected the largest version, the A220-300.
China Southern Airlines secures A350 operational capacities with AFI KLM E&M pooling solutions
China Southern has signed a long-term contract for the provision of component support for its twenty newly acquired aircraft.
Sunrise: Qantas chooses the Airbus A350-1000
After months of evaluation, Qantas Airways selects the Airbus A350-1000 to perform direct services between Australia, London and New York.
Air France-KLM rationalizes its fleet with 10 more Airbus A350 XWBs
Air France-KLM Group orders an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s, which will take its total order for the type to 38 aircraft as part of the rationalization of its fleet.
The safety of global airlines has improved significantly in 2019
In 2019, the accident rate of global airlines improved significantly to 0.91 (number of accidents per million flights), compared to 1.35 in 2018. This rate is even lower (0.68) for IATA member airlines.
IATA: 3.2% increase in global air transport turnover in 2019
The year 2019 should end with a global traffic increase of 4.2%, to more than 4.5 billion passengers. Global airline net income is forecast at $25.9 billion, decreased by 5.13%.
Air France-KLM and Qantas group strengthen their cooperation
As part of the resumption of their codeshare between Europe and Australia, via Singapore and Hong Kong, the two airlines are moving closer to their loyalty programs and a new codeshare is concluded with JetStar Asia Airways and JetStar Airways for Southeast Asia and Australia.
With Monrovia, Air France strengthens its African network
The line will be open from April 20, 2020, directly and as a continuation of service to Bamako, which at the same time will undergo capacity building.
Alitalia gets more time
On Monday, December 2, the Italian government gave Alitalia a new deadline to find a buyer, until May 31, with a new bridge loan of 400 million euros.
Airbus A321neo: China Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney engines
China Airlines chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to equip its Airbus A321neo. The airline is the fourth company of the APAC area to get EngineWise maintenance and support services in a month.
Pratt & Whitney certified on Airbus A319neo
The Airbus A319neo equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines has just been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency after a test campaign launched last April.
United Airlines orders 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft
United Airlines becomes the third U.S. airline to order the Airbus A321XLR with a contract for 50 units. The A321XLR is not very far from 400 copies sold.
Fiji Airways entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the A350 equipment maintenance
Fiji Airways has joined the community of A350 operators benefiting from access to AFI KLM E&M’s dedicated component solutions.