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Rolls-Royce Secures New Jet Engine Test Facility in Fort Worth, TX

Taking Over Former Texas Aero Engine Services Facility Rolls-Royce has announced that it is to operate a jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. The company has signed a lease to take over the entire 440,000 sq. ft. former Texa…

NJ Legislature Passes Tax Breaks For Atlantic City Airport

Makes The Area Around The Airport A Garden State Growth Zone The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill designating the area around Atlantic City International Airport (KACY) a Garden State Growth Zone. The bill has been sent to Governor Chris Christ…

JetBlue Marks The 100-Day Milestone Of Its JetBlue Hurricane Relief Program

Puerto Rico Effort Now Transitions To Its Long-Term Recovery Phase JetBlue has announced the 100-day milestone of its 100x35JetBlue hurricane relief initiative, which launched shortly after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. A nod to…

Chorus Aviation Delivers Two New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft To Ethiopian Airlines

Transaction Was Announced Last November A subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Capital completed the delivery of two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft placed on long-term lease to Ethiopian Airlines Group (‘Ethiopian Airlines’). This transaction was previously ann…

GECAS To Lease Ethiopian Airlines The First Two AEI-Converted 737-800 Freighters

First Delivery Expected In June 2018 Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GEC…

Aeromexico Plane Lines Up On Wrong Runway At KSFO

Another Airliner Was Waiting For Takeoff Clearance, Landing Aborted The FAA is investigating another incident in which an airliner lined up to land on the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) where a Virgin America plane was lined…

Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 With Larger Order Book

Delivered 763 Commercial Airplanes To Lead Industry For Sixth Straight Year Boeing delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of…

Airbus Appoints George Xu CEO Of Airbus China

Appointment Effective Immediately George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China effective January 8th, 2018. As country head of Airbus China, he is responsible for all Airbus Commercial Aircraft business activities and providing leadership to the co…

U.K. Drone Collision Study Called Into Question

Report Shows Risks To Airliners May Not Be As Serious As The Government Claimed A British drone collision study that served in part as the basis for a proposed drone pilot registration law in the U.K. has been called into question by the U.K. newspaper…

First BelugaXL Transporter Rolls Off Assembly Line

Next-Generation Super Transporter Is One Of The Largest Aircraft In Existence The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-gene…

Vietjet Celebrates Delivery of First Geared Turbofan-Powered Airbus A321neo

Aircraft Arrived This Week In Ho Chi Minh City Pratt & Whitney and Vietjet recently celebrated the airline’s first A321neo aircraft delivery at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, …

CALC Announces Purchase, Leaseback Of Five Airbus A320-200ceo With Viva Air

Strengthens Presence In Latin America Hong Kong leasing company CALC has entered into a purchase and leaseback agreement with PDP financing as a bundled package solution with the Latin America low cost carrier group Viva Air, for five Airbus A320-200ce…

Air Berlin Continues To Sell Off Assets

Subsidiary Aviation GmbH Sold To Thomas Cook The breakup of Air Berlin continued this week as the collapsed German airline sold its subsidiary Air Berlin Aviation GmbH to Thomas Cook Group Airlines.

DOT IG: FAA Overflight Fee Program Needs Review

Says Agency Should Enhance The Oversight And Management Of The Program The Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996 gave the FAA authority to charge overflight fees to most aircraft operators that fly in U.S.-controlled airspace but do not depart o…

A380 Future Hinges On Emirates Deal

Sources Say Company Is Drafting Contingency Plans For Phaseout Of The Super-Jumbo Airliner The future of the A380 Super-Jumbo airliner appears to rest with Emirates, which is hedging on an order it had earlier placed for the airplane.

Air France Initiative Promotes Development Of Aviation Biofuel

Working With Outside Partners To Promote Sustainable Fuel Industries At the World Efficiency Fair in mid-December, Air France presented an Engagement for Green Growth (ECV) with the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, French Minist…

AerCap Boosts A320neo Portfolio By 50 Aircraft

Deliveries On Latest Order To Begin In 2022 Aircraft lessor AerCap holdings N.V. has upped its A320neo portfolio after signing a firm agreement to buy 50 additional aircraft. This transaction brings AerCap’s firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft …

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, “Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type…

Air Lease Corp Places Two Boeing 737-800 Aircraft With FlyEgypt

First Delivery Complete, Second Scheduled For January Air Lease Corporation has announced the long term lease placement of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft with FlyEgypt (Cairo). The first of the two aircraft was delivered in December 2017, and the second i…

Royal Air Maroc Selects GEnx Engines To Power Additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Order Valued In Excess Of $100 Million Royal Air Maroc (RAM) chose the GEnx-1B engine to power its two additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners. This order brings the airline’s GEnx-powered 787 Dreamliner fleet to seven aircraft. The engine order is valued at…