SriLankan Airlines selects two Safran NacelleLife service solutions

Safran Nacelles has been selected by SriLankan Airlines for two long term agreements to provide asset management and unscheduled cover of the nacelles that equip the airline’s Airbus A330ceo jetliner fleet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines and Airbus A320/A321neo jetliner fleet powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. For the A330ceo…

Singapore Airlines’ SilkAir selects Thompson Aero Seating

Thompson Aero Seating has been selected for the upgrade of business class seats on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional arm SilkAir on its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The upgrades will commence in May 2020 and are part of a significant investment programme that will eventually see SilkAir merged into SIA….

Ontic signs license agreement with a UK-based OEM

Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has signed a new exclusive license agreement with a UK based OEM for engine pressure transmitters, fuel flow transmitters and fluid monitoring chip detectors. These products are fitted on engines that include…

Etihad Airways Engineering joins forces with Fabrica Argentina de Aviones

Etihad Airways Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a collaboration agreement with Argentina’s main aircraft manufacturer, Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), to serve MRO customers in South America. The agreement enables both companies to leverage their strengths and become significant…

Etihad restructures aircraft orders

Etihad Airways has restructured planned aircraft orders from both Airbus and Boeing. In its statement, Etihad said that it will take delivery of five Airbus A350-1000, 26 Airbus A321neos and six Boeing 777-9 aircraft. The airline said it also will continue to accept its 787 orders. Its remaining orders will…

Rolls-Royce welcomes the Emirates Airbus agreement

Rolls-Royce has secured an order for Trent 7000 engines to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare long term service support. Emirates has also ordered 30 Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Trent XWB, also to be covered by TotalCare. Both engine types are the…

Airbus cancels A380 programme; reports full year 2018 results

At its annual results press conference, Airbus reported its full year results for 2018, stating that it has delivered on its guidance for all key performance indicators, but confirmed the rumours that it was cancelling its A380 programme. “Though 2018 had plenty of challenges for us, we delivered on our…

Boeing and Safran name new APU JV: Initium Aerospace

Boeing and Safran have named their 50-50 joint venture to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs): Initium Aerospace. From its Latin roots, initium means ‘the beginning’ or ‘to start.’ This is what an APU is and does when it provides the power to start the main aircraft engines…

Spirit Airlines signs a service agreement for MINT TRMS

MINT Software Systems, which manufactures training management solutions for the aviation industry, has signed a new service agreement with Spirit Airlines for the implementation of the web-based training management system MINT TRMS. “We are very proud to welcome Spirit Airlines to our growing international MINT user community,” says Frank Vieira…

Embraer signs pool program contract to support Air Astana E2 fleet

Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The E2’s entry into service marks the beginning of…

Star Alliance Partners with Skyscanner

Star Alliance has partnered with Skyscanner, the travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines. This feature utilises Skyscanner’s fare search, linking directly to the alliance’s member carrier websites for purchase. “By introducing…