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Pratt & Whitney engines power Mitsubishi Regional Jet's first flight

Pratt & Whitney said its PurePower engines have successfully powered the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) in its first flight. Mitsubishi was the first airframer to select the PurePower Geared Turbofanâ„¢ engine. With more … Continue reading “Pratt & Whitney engines power Mitsubishi Regional Jet's first flight”


Boeing, Ryanair log 375th 737-800 delivery

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ryanair said they have marked the Irish low-cost carrier´s 375th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Ryanair is the largest Next Generation 737-800 customer in the world having ordered … Continue reading “Boeing, Ryanair log 375th 737-800 delivery”


Air China plans Chengdu-Paris nonstop service

Air China said it will start Chengdu-Paris nonstop service from December 12, 2015, which will make Paris the fifth European destination Air China serves from Chengdu after Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Moscow, and … Continue reading “Air China plans Chengdu-Paris nonstop service”


American Airlines adds new service between Los Angeles, Auckland

American Airlines said it will add new nonstop service between its trans-Pacific gateway hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Auckland Airport (AKL) in June 2016, pending regulatory approvals. The route to … Continue reading “American Airlines adds new service between Los Angeles, Auckland”


American Airlines announces 2 promotions

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) said it has promoted Bill Cade to vice president – base maintenance and engines and Craig Barton to vice president – technical services. The appointments fill two … Continue reading “American Airlines announces 2 promotions”


Key step taken in Houston Spaceport development plans

The Houston Airport System completed an important step in the functional launch of the Houston Spaceport on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, when Houston City Council members approved the USD6.9 million purchase of an … Continue reading “Key step taken in Houston Spaceport development plans”


FAA grants Sentera 333 Exemption for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle use

Sentera, LLC said it has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate multiple types of commercially-available UAVs. Applications for these systems include crop survey, infrastructure inspection, … Continue reading “FAA grants Sentera 333 Exemption for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle use”


Emirates Airline picks Cirrus aircraft for flight training academy fleet

Cirrus Aircraft said that Emirates Flight Training Academy has selected the technologically advanced SR22 for its primary training aircraft. A fleet of 22 Cirrus SR22 aircraft will lead pilot training at Al Maktoum … Continue reading “Emirates Airline picks Cirrus aircraft for flight training academy fleet”


American Airlines Group RPMs up 5.8% YoY

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) said its total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 18.9 billion, up 5.8 percent versus October 2014. Total capacity was 22.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.1 percent … Continue reading “American Airlines Group RPMs up 5.8% YoY”


SkyWest block hours off 11.5% YoY

SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) said it reported 170,916 block hours in October 2015, compared to 193,145 block hours in October 2014, a decrease of 22,229, or 11.5 percent. The net decrease was consistent … Continue reading “SkyWest block hours off 11.5% YoY”


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