Intelsat is looking at Gogo’s commercial aviation business 

Satellite operator Intelsat is reportedly in talks with in-flight broadband internet service Gogo to buy its commercial aviation business  for $500m, according to Bloomberg. Intelsat already supplies Gogo with satellite coverage and connectivity to Gogo-equipped aircraft around the world. Earlier this month, Gogo reported that the consolidated revenue of $96.6m in…

Lufthansa Cargo expands its pharma operations in Munich

As government’s globally race to find a COVID 19 vaccine Lufthansa Cargo has expanded its pharma capability in both Munich and Chicago. The new Lufthansa Cargo Pharma Hub Munich at the city’s airport offers space for up to 96 pallets and loose cargo in two different temperature ranges (2 °C…

GECAS Cargo delivers freighters to S7 

GECAS has signed an agreement with S7 Airlines  for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft. S7 Cargo, general agent for cargo operations sales of S7 Group, will manage freight services. S7’s air freight program currently utilizes belly capacity on passenger planes and these narrowbody freighters will mark the inauguration…

Rolls-Royce expands testing of low emission tech 

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan programmes – has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions…

TGIS agree tie-up with BCT Aviation Maintenance

East Midlands based global engine and aircraft consultants, TGIS Aviation Management, has teamed up with BCT Aviation Maintenance to offer a combined asset management, storage maintenance and return to service package. BCT can offer both EASA and FAA certification. Ian Smith, Technical Director of TGIS said, “We wanted to offer…

WFS wins five-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

Cargo handling company Worldwide Flight Services’ has inked a new five-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. Under the terms of the agreement, which commences this month, WFS will provide a total handling solution including cargo, mail and truck handling, and services for special products, for some 30,000 tonnes…

JF Service gets Gulfstream EASA Part 145 certification 

JF Service, a global provider of MRO services for business aviation, has received EASA Part 145 certification covering almost all types of Gulfstream aircraft, including G450, G550 and G650, as it continues to expand its maintenance services in FBO RIGA based MRO station. The certification was carried out by the…

AFI KLM E&M loses €318 million in Q2 

European MRO AFI KLM E&M has slumped to a €318 million Q2 loss, due to a fall in both third party and in-house maintenance requirements. “Revenue highly declined in all three main businesses”, Air France KLM said in its results presentation. `’In the second quarter, all clients of the E&M…

AJW Group renews seven-year complete supply chain contract with EasyJet 

AJW Group has been selected by easyJet, as its supply chain management provider, following a partnership since 2015. AJW will continue to be responsible for the planning and delivery of the airline’s demand and supply requirements from inventory management across easyJet’s extensive network; full component repair and overhaul services as well as…

VALLAIR signs MoU with CHAMP Cargosystems  

Vallair the mature aircraft and asset specialist and launch customer for the A321 freighter conversion (A321F), has signed an MoU with CHAMP Cargosystems to develop the first cargo management system for its prototype freighter conversion.  Based in Luxembourg, CHAMP is one of the leading suppliers of integrated IT solutions for the…

Jet Maintenance Solutions joins EBAA 

Jet Maintenance Solutions, a provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business and regional aviation has become a member of the European Business Aviation Association, the leading organization for operators of business aircraft in Europe. “We are delighted to be a part of EBBA. Our membership further…

CargoAir orders 11th freighter conversion from AEI 

Aeronautical Engineers has signed a contract to provide Bulgaria-based CargoAir with a B737-400SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN 28882) is scheduled to commence modification in mid-September 2020. All modification touch labour will be performed by Commercial Jet at their Dothan, Alabama facility. “CargoAir is a long-time and highly valued customer…