Archive | May, 2016

The Sydney University study placed Qantas in the top 20 of 150 airlines using a new formula to measure efficiency based passengers per number of aircraft, seat kilometres flown, fleet, staffing levels, perceived services levels and profitability

Australian Airlines Are Efficient – Study

Australian airlines among world’s most efficient and resilient 31 May 2016 Australia’s major airlines are amongst the most efficient in the world and well positioned to manage fluctuations in the market and volatile oil prices, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School’s internationally respected Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS). The […]

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Catahay Pacific's new A350-900 makes it the sixth airline to operate the new Airbus widebody

First A350-900 For Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 30 May 2016 Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the A350 with the airline’s first aircraft, featuring the carrier’s new livery, has arriving at its home base in Hong Kong. The airline has configured its A350-900 with a premium three class layout […]

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Airbus' digital Prognostics and Risk-Management solution will provide early detection to enhance Delta’s A330 aircraft availability and reduce unscheduled maintenance

Delta Launches Airbus Digital Solution

Delta launches Airbus Prognostics and Risk-Management solution 30 May 2016 Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbus’ ‘Prognostics and Risk Management’ solution following a successful year-long collaboration between the Airbus and the airline. The web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet ‘big data’ solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with […]

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Boeing said that, in order to to bring the first 18 KC-46A aircraft up to the certification configuration, the first tanker delivery will move from March 2017 to August 2017 with the 18th aircraft delivered in January 2018

KC-46A Delayed By Five Months

Boeing and US Air Force adjust KC-46A tanker schedule 27 May 2016 Boeing announced a five-month delay to its KC-46A Pegasus tanker programme today with the following statement: “As detailed in its statement released today, the US Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46A tanker programme — known as Milestone C […]

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Air Astana’s fleet of 30 aircraft includes Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320 family and Embraer E-190 types. The carrier will take delivery of 11 Airbus A320 neo family aircraft, including four A321 LR between 2016-2019 and three Boeing 787s in 2019

Air Astana 14th Anniversary

Air Astana celebrates 14th anniversary 27 May 2016 Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan is celebrating 14 years of successful and safe operation this month, the airline announced today. During the past 12 months, the airline reported a record increase in net profits for 2015; launched new services to Georgia, South Korea and the […]

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Honeywell has signed Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand

Honeywell Signs Avionics Agreements

Honeywell signs HAPP agreements with 3 helicopter operators 27 May 2016 Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and helicopters. The […]

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Within 20 years about half of the world’s air travel, some three billion journeys, will touch down in the Asia Pacific region and tourist arrivals in Airways NZ said New Zealand are projected to hit 4.5 million by 2022

Airways New Zealand Reduces Charges

Airways NZ lowers air traffic management charges 27 May 2016 Airways New Zealand has today confirmed new prices for its air traffic management services to airlines, light aircraft and general aviation operators. Following industry consultation, Airways will decrease prices for airlines by 4.7 percent over the three years of the pricing period. The majority of […]

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Air China, the nation's flag carrier, becomes the first customer in the country to operate the 787-9

First 787-9 For Air China

Air China introduces its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 25 May 2016 Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing today. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service. “The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a […]

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Yield Defender is an unmanned aerial system specifically engineered to serve the agriculture industry

Air Tractor Acquires Hangar 78 UAV

Air Tractor makes entry into UAS market 25 May 2016 Air Tractor is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of […]

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Falcon Aviation was formed in 2006 with its main operating base at the UAE’s Al Bateen Executive Airport – a leading VIP airport located 10 km from Abu Dhabi’s city center, along with Falcon Aviation’s new FBO and MRO facilities at the world’s first seven star VIP terminal Dubai South DWC.

Falcon Aviation LOI For VIP H160

Falcon Aviation signs Letter of Intent for VIP H160 25 May 2016 Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony today at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. “The H160 is a natural choice as it […]

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