EmbraerX introduces Beacon to combat maintenance interruptions

EmbraerX has introduced a new business platform that will serve a diversified fleet of aircraft, named Beacon. The platform is designed to connect and synchronise industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient way, to keep aircraft flying. The launch customer is…

Etihad Airways set to launch AI platform to promote intrapreneurship

Etihad Airways and Swae, a start-up based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at promoting intrapreneurship. The platform aims to allow employees to propose innovative solutions to address Etihad’s ongoing business challenges and untapped opportunities. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group,…

AerFin receives EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval

AerFin has received EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation approval certification for its engine MRO services at its 100,000 sq.ft. facility based in the UK. With the certification the group will look to extend its aftermarket services and move towards enhancing its MRO capability across multiple platforms, the company says. The…

Boeing’s 777X delays continue following GE9X engine problem

The Boeing 777X is set to be delayed even further after issues have been found with the General Electric’s GE9X turbine engine. The engine problem is not the first that Boeing has experienced on the plane, following delays to the delivery of the planes carbon fiber wings. These issues, coupled…

Etihad Airways set to launch AI platform to promote intrapreneurship

Etihad Airways and Swae, a start-up based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at promoting intrapreneurship. The platform aims to allow employees to propose innovative solutions to address Etihad’s ongoing business challenges and untapped opportunities. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group,…

Harbour Air looks to become world’s first all-electric airline

Harbour Air will transform its short-hop seaplane fleet into an all-electric commercial fleet with help from MagniX, who will supply the company with the magni 500 engine, a 750 horsepower all-electric motor. The magni500 electric motors will produce around 2,075 foot-pounds of torque. This would give the aircraft an estimated flight…

Collins Aerospace continues to support Airbus A320neo

Collins Aerospace Systems has delivered its the 1,000th nacelle for the A320neo program, delivering the 9,000th V2500 nacelle, and continuing to support the ramp-up of the A220 nacelle program. The relationship with Airbus, which now spans 45 years, dates back to the A300, the first Airbus aircraft. The milestones achieved…

Lufthansa offers technical support for South African carrier Comair

Lufthansa Technik has announced a partnership with South African owned carrier Comair for technical services and integrated fleet management. Operations at the first two local line maintenance stations of the MRO company have already begun. Comair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support (TTS) for its Boeing 737…