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Vietjet picks PurePower® Engine for A320neo, A321neo order

Vietjet has agreed to buy the Pratt and Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engine to power its order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321neo family of aircraft, the company said. Deliveries are expected … Continue reading “Vietjet picks PurePower® Engine for A320neo, A321neo order”


PerriQuest introduces laser-protective eyewear

PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises has unveiled advanced laser-protective eyewear to dozens of aviation industry stakeholders, the company said. PerriQuest´s patent-pending technology protects the wearer from harmful red, green, and blue laser light without … Continue reading “PerriQuest introduces laser-protective eyewear”


Alaska Airlines adds new routes

Alaska Airlines will add two new routes from San Jose to Southern California starting June 5, 2016, the company said. The new, three-times daily nonstop service will connect Bay Area customers to Orange … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines adds new routes”


Virgin America readies for Mile-High takeoff

Silicon Valley-based Virgin America will launch its upscale, low-cost service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Denver International Airport (DEN) as of March 15, 2016, the company said. The announcement coincides with … Continue reading “Virgin America readies for Mile-High takeoff”


Copa Holdings fuel hedge contracts cause non-cash loss of USD25.3m

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) reported net income of USD1.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 or earnings per share (EPS) of USD0.04, as compared to net income of USD26.2 million or … Continue reading “Copa Holdings fuel hedge contracts cause non-cash loss of USD25.3m”


CAAS, Aireon to deploy space-based ADS-B service

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Aireon LLC have signed an agreement to provide space-based automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADS-B) data for the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR), the companies … Continue reading “CAAS, Aireon to deploy space-based ADS-B service”


UTC Aerospace Systems, Lufthansa Technik sign agreement for MRO of Airbus A350 XWB nacelle systems

UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a long-term agreement that will give operators of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft more options for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services of nacelle … Continue reading “UTC Aerospace Systems, Lufthansa Technik sign agreement for MRO of Airbus A350 XWB nacelle systems”


Teamster mechanics reject United Airlines' two-tiered wage system offer

Teamster mechanics have voted to reject United Airlines´ final offer and to authorize a strike, the union said. There are over 9,000 mechanics in the bargaining unit. Over 93 percent of mechanics who … Continue reading “Teamster mechanics reject United Airlines' two-tiered wage system offer”


Denver International Airport chooses Microdesk asset management system

Denver International Airport has selected design technology consultancy Microdesk´s ModelStream solution to connect all building information model (BIM) data for their new state-of-the-art airport facility asset management systems, the company said. Microdesk´s ModelStream … Continue reading “Denver International Airport chooses Microdesk asset management system”


Singapore Airlines chooses UTC Aerospace Systems for A350 maintenance

UTC Aerospace Systems has signed a 12-year agreement with Singapore Airlines to provide asset management and repair services for the airline´s fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, the company said. The long-term maintenance agreement … Continue reading “Singapore Airlines chooses UTC Aerospace Systems for A350 maintenance”


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