ACS expands freighter programme with six more 737-800SF conversions

Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) has announced the continued expansion of its cargo aircraft fleet with a commitment to convert an additional six Boeing 737-800s to freighter. This brings ACS’ total conversions (including completed and committed) to 40 aircraft. The six additional Boeing 737-800SF aircraft will be completed by HAECO Xiamen…

New Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program Testing Sustainable Technologies

Boeing has unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator with a livery that honours a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and…

Global X signs MOU with FreightCloud and Hudson Highland Partners

Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FreightCloud, one of China’s e-commerce shipment logistics firms, and its financial partner Hudson Highland Partners, for the development of China to the USA e-commerce freight shipment routes, with further redistribution shipments within the Americas. FreightCloud has chartered…

Aeromexico Connect tests the Beacon platform

In April 2022, Aeromexico Connect started to test the Beacon platform for key maintenance bases, which will extend for a few months. During this trial, Beacon will support all maintenance operations and accelerate aircraft’s return-to-service time by integrating the platform into the airline’s stations with further tests to include the…

ASUR announces total passenger traffic for May 2022

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), ASUR, the international airport group with operations in Mexico, the US and Colombia, has announced that passenger traffic for May 2022 reached a total of 5.5 million passengers, 20.4% above the levels reported in May 2019, reflecting a continued gradual recovery in travel demand. Compared…

GA Telesis and ATSG to open engine maintenance facility

GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have reached an agreement with the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), JobsOhio and the Ohio Department of Development to open a 72,000 sq. ft. Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH) at the Wilmington Air Park in southwestern Ohio. “The GA Telesis and ATSG…

Parker to divest aircraft wheel and brake division to Kaman

Parker-Hannifin has signed an agreement to divest its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, in the United States, to Kaman Corporation, which manufactures components and materials for aerospace and defense, industrial and medical markets. As previously announced, the European Commission cleared Parker’s acquisition of Meggitt, conditional on…

GE Aviation completes testing of passport engine using 100% SAF

GE Aviation has recently completed successful testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a lower carbon alternative jet fuel. The Passport engine can now operate on approved SAF, and the recent testing shows the capability of the engine to run on 100% SAF….

CAS new President of Recovery Repairs & Modifications

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) has announced that Mike Turpin, President of Recovery Repairs & Modifications, will be leaving CAS to pursue changing personal goals. Brad Caban, President of CAS Components, and Rod Garmany, Director of Operations, who co-founded the Recovery Repairs & Modifications team, also known as the “AOG Go-Team,”…

Pratt & Whitney Canada selects H55 as battery technology collaborator for regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has seleceted H55 to supply battery systems for P&WC’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program. The development of the battery component designs and associated electrical control systems will also be supported by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI). “We’re delighted…

Corporación América Airports reports April 2022 passenger traffic

Corporación América Airports (CAAP), the private sector airport operator, reported a 202.1% YoY increase in passenger traffic in April 2022, reaching 73.5% of pre-pandemic levels of April 2019. Total passenger traffic in April 2022 grew 202.1% compared to the same month of last year, driven by increases across all countries…