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SkyWest block hours down 11.5% YoY

SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) said it has reported 162,742 block hours in September 2015, compared to 183,852 block hours in September 2014, a decrease of 21,110, or 11.5 percent. The net decrease was … Continue reading “SkyWest block hours down 11.5% YoY”


United selling seats for Xi'an

United Airlines said it has made seats available for sale to its newest China destination, Xi´an. The nonstop service will be the first trans-Pacific flights to Xi´an operated by any airline, and United … Continue reading “United selling seats for Xi'an”


Investors recapitalize Pryer Aerospace

Pryer Aerospace said that Tulsa Capital Partners and a group of local investors have consummated a recapitalization of the company in conjunction with Pryer management. Founded in 1965 by W.E. Pryer as an … Continue reading “Investors recapitalize Pryer Aerospace”


Penton's Aviation Week Network hires new regional account manager

Penton´s Aviation Week Network said that marketing and media executive Rob Howlett has joined its media sales team as a regional sales manager. Howlett will cover the organization´s Southeast territory, representing key clients … Continue reading “Penton's Aviation Week Network hires new regional account manager”


FLY Leasing gets Boeing 737-800 in sale/leaseback deal

FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) said it has acquired a Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a sale and leaseback transaction with a European airline with which FLY has a long-standing relationship. “The B737-800 is … Continue reading “FLY Leasing gets Boeing 737-800 in sale/leaseback deal”


Boeing acquisition enhances capability to train pilots for international airline customers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters … Continue reading “Boeing acquisition enhances capability to train pilots for international airline customers”


Weinberg Capital Group acquires division of Avianor

Weinberg Capital Group and its portfolio company, Aero 3, Inc. said they have acquired the Wheel & Brake Division of Avianor. The transaction marks the second add-on acquisition for Aero 3 in 2015. … Continue reading “Weinberg Capital Group acquires division of Avianor”


WestJet speeds up security checks

WestJet (TSX: WJA) said it has sped up security processing for its guests by offering TSA Precheck to eligible travellers. This innovative program offers trusted guests a less-intrusive search when departing from US … Continue reading “WestJet speeds up security checks”


Alaska Airlines 737 features roomier Boeing Space Bins

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and hometown partner Alaska Airlines said they celebrated the first 737 featuring Boeing´s new Space Bins, which increase the room for carry-on baggage by 48 percent. Alaska is the launch … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines 737 features roomier Boeing Space Bins”


Alaska Airlines flying from Orange County to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Alaska Airlines said it has begun nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are year-round and will operate three times a week. “Alaska Airlines has long been the … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines flying from Orange County to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico”


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