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,…

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…

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…

Wizz Air introduces Comply 365 to speed up documentation process

Wizz Air is transforming its content authoring process for both company and operating manuals by adding Comply365’s end-to-end content management and distribution platform. The company says its needed an innovative way to speed up its documentation process to support its rapid growth plans. Wizz Air flies under two air operator…

Embraer delivers 22 jets in Q1 2019

Embraer has delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019, of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets, including eight light and three large. As of March 31, the firm order backlog totalled $16 billion. In the first quarter of 2019, Embraer delivered the…

Rolls-Royce gains Trent XWB order from Fiji Airways

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Fiji Airways to power two Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The group will also provide its TotalCare long-term services. Rolls-Royce TotalCare is a long-term services agreement, under which Rolls-Royce takes responsibility for engine maintenance. Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce, senior vice president, customers – Asia Pacific, said: “I…

Air Arabia selects AMOS as its new MRO software

Air Arabia has chosen Swiss-AS AMOS as its new MRO software. Air Arabia has opted for the AMOS Airline-MRO Edition, which provides all the functions needed to cover the entire spectrum of the carrier’s maintenance operations efficiently.

Bombardier unveils Soleil Lighting System on Global 7500 aircraft

Bombardier Business Aircraft has introduced the Soleil lighting system on its Global 7500 business jet, which has been designed and developed exclusively for the aircraft. The Soleil lighting system is a circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting technology fully integrated with the flight management system, and it introduces Dynamic Daylight Simulation feature…

Bombardier delivers one Q400 Aircraft to Qazaq Air

Bombardier has delivered the first of two Q400 aircraft ordered by Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan (Qazaq Air) in 2017. The order followed Qazaq Air’s successful launch of domestic service in Kazakhstan in July 2015, using three leased Q400 aircraft. Qazaq Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Adel Dauletbek and the…