Monthly Archives: October 2016

UPS orders 14 B747-8 freighters from Boeing worth $5.3B

Boeing and UPS, a logistic company, announced an order for 14 B747-8 freighters for $5.3 billion. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. Brendan Canavan, President, UPS Airlines, said: “These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe.” Boeing claimed that […]

Strata delivers first A350 – 1000 products, as part of its long-term partnership with Saab

Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company, wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, announced today that it has delivered its first shipset of A350 – 1000 Flap Support Fairings (FSFs), from its contract with Saab, to Airbus. The first shipset was delivered through Saab business unit Saab Aerostructures to Airbus, following the […]

Strata to deliver first A330neo Shipsets for Airbus

Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, celebrated the successful completion of the First Article Inspection (FAI) of Aileron and Flap Track Fairing (FTF) shipsets for the Airbus A330neo. In 2015, Strata was awarded the sole supplier contract to provide ailerons to Airbus for the A330 […]

Air New Zealand scoops two industry innovation awards

Air New Zealand has taken out two significant innovation awards at the prestigious Air Passenger Experience (APEX) Awards held overnight in Singapore. The airline received Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation for its inflight entertainment system which was first introduced on the revolutionary Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and has been progressively rolled out across the airline’s international fleet. The system […]

Delta upgauges aircraft on Buenos Aires – Atlanta route

Delta begins flying the Airbus A330-300 between Buenos Aires and Atlanta – a 20 percent capacity increase – as of yesterday. “The expanded capacity allows us to better serve our customers flying to and from Argentina as well as our partner Aerolineas Argentinas’ customers flying with us through our codeshare agreement,” said Rodrigo Bértola, Delta’s Director […]

Emirates signs multi-million dollar deal with Thales to provide IFEC solutions for new Boeing 777X fleet

Emirates today announced it has signed an agreement with Thales to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with Thales AVANT inflight entertainment system. The airline will work in partnership with Thales to develop and enhance the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system to be fitted on its new Boeing 777X aircraft due for delivery starting […]

Jet Airways upgrades key global routes with wide-body deployment

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is set to introduce its wide-body jetliners on additional key international routes in a move that will help it significantly enhance capacity at a time of rising demand on these important sectors. The deployment of the state-of-the-art Airbus’ A330s and flagship Boeing 777-300 ERs, with their wide spacious cabins, […]

Singapore Airlines Launches Non-Stop Singapore-San Francisco Flights

Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore-San Francisco service, linking Singapore with the US West Coast on a non-stop basis. The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925hrs local time yesterday and arrived at San Francisco Airport at approximately 0850hrs local time. […]

Qantas Unveils New Brisbane International Lounge

Qantas customers travelling from Brisbane now have a stylish new space to relax, work and dine before their overseas flight, with the Qantas Brisbane International Lounge unveiled today. Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the international lounge was the first of several new facilities the national carrier would open in the coming months at Brisbane […]

Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace inducts its 100th V2500 engine

Aerospace Turbine Services & Solutions LLC (TS&S Aerospace), a specialized and leading solutions, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for aircraft engines in the Middle East, announced today that it has inducted its 100th V2500 engine. The announcement was made during MRO Europe, one of Europe’s leading conferences for the aviation industry.  MRO Europe is […]