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Ryanair signs pilot training software partnership with CEFA Aviation

Ryanair has announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, which provides flight safety and pilot training software and services. The deal is said to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA aviation mobile services (AMS) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes. With this new partnership, the company says it will become…

Embraer reports $42.5 million loss in Q1 2019

Embraer has reported a loss of $42.5 million in its first quarter 2019 financial results. Adjusted net loss for the group’s first three months of 2019 was $61.8 million, an increase from the adjusted net loss reported in the same period last year of $60.5 million. The manufacturer posted revenue of…

AJW Group signs pool access agreement with Tag Aviation for 757 aircraft

AJW Group has signed a Pool Access Agreement with private and business jet aviation services provider, TAG Aviation. The contract covers TAG Aviation Boeing 757 aircraft, which is operated in a VIP configuration offering high-end, round-the-world tours. TAG selected AJW Group for the Pool Services Agreement because of its market-leading…

JetBlue trialing Collins Aerospace biometric self-boarding gates at JFK

JetBlue is advancing the boarding process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with SelfPass — a biometric facial scanning process implemented by Collins Aerospace, in cooperation with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Passengers using SelfPass, with fully integrated self-boarding gates, may board international flights through one…

American Airlines grounds planes due to faulty upgrades

American Airlines has told media that it grounded 14 of its 737-800 aircraft over the course of a week as the newly-installed overhead bins weren’t closing properly in two aircraft that had recently been upgraded. “After further inspection by American, the work that was conducted on these two aircraft was…

Southwest Airlines aircraft wings collide

Two Southwest Airlines aircraft had a minor collision at Newark airport (EWR) on March 2 when one aircraft taxied past another and made contact with the tail wing of the parked Southwest aircraft. The aircraft was forced to return to the gate to assess the situation. A total of 140…

Bombardier’s new European mobile response team aircraft enters into service

Bombardier has announced the latest addition to its expanding service and support network – a dedicated Mobile Response Team (MRT) aircraft, based in Frankfurt, Germany. The Challenger 300 aircraft marked its entry-into-service by successfully completing its first mission, providing a European customer with efficient unscheduled maintenance support. The strategically located…

Copa Airlines Selects GE Aviation for Digital Records Management

Copa Airlines has selected GE Aviation’s AirVault Digital Records Management System for its fleet of nearly 100 Boeing 737 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Integration is currently taking place with Copa Airlines cross-fleet maintenance management system. The system enables connectivity between the airline’s maintenance systems, with the capability of capturing the…

Etihad Airways Engineering and Satair sign new MoU

Etihad Airways Engineering, the commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Satair, the aviation spares and solution provider. Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Etihad Airways Engineering said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Satair and look forward to…

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…