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  • 1. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 1/6Problems view ing this email? Click hereGULFSTREAM G650 SETSSPEED RECORD BETWEENMELBOURNE AND ABU DHABIGulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new ultra-large-cabin,ultra-long-range G650 recently set another city-pairspeed record, this time betw een Melbourne and AbuDhabi. The record is the flagship aircraft’s sixthpotential record this year.Read more >ROLLS-ROYCE WINS $1.6BNTRENT ORDER FROM IAGRolls-Royce has w on a $1.6bn order, at list prices, fromInternational Airlines Group (IAG) for Trent XWBengines to pow er 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Theorder includes long-term TotalCare® service support. Inaddition, IAG has placed options for a further 18 A350aircraft.Read more >Boeing and Sberbank of RussiaAnnounce Order for 12 737- 800sBoeing, Sberbank of Russia and its w holly ow ned subsidiary, Sberbank Leasing, havereached an agreement on an order for 12 Next-Generation 737-800s. The airplanesare intended for operational leasing under Sberbanks contract w ith Transaero, one ofSberbanks key corporate customers.Read more >CAE awarded contracts valued atapproximately C$85 million for fivefull-flight simulators, training devices,and update servicesCAE announced that it has sold five full-flight simulators (FFSs) as w ell as a series oftraining devices, long-term service agreements and update services to airlines andoriginal equipment manufacturers in Asia, Australasia, North America and Europe. Thecontracts are w orth a total of approximately C$85 million at list prices and bring thetotal number of FFS sales that CAE announced in fiscal year 2013 to 35.Read more >DID YOU KNOW?
  • 2. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 2/6Virgin Australia completes theacquisition of SkywestVirgin Australia Holdings Limited (Virgin Australia) is pleased to announce today that ithas completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital in Skyw est AirlinesLtd, through a scheme of arrangement (the Scheme) governed by the law s ofSingapore.Read more >A330 production rate reaches 10 permonth to meet strong global marketdemandCulminating a nine-year doubling of production capacity, Airbus’ A330 output rate hasnow reached 10 aircraft monthly – responding to this tw in-engine jetliner’s continuedpopularity w ith airlines, cargo carriers, military services and VIP operators.Read more >Emirates and Qantas begin historicpartnership1st April 2013 Emirates and Qantas have marked the official start of their historicpartnership, w ith the first Qantas flights departing from Sydney and Melbourne toLondon via the international hub of Dubai on Sunday.Read more >Lockheed Martin delivers first C-130J inAfrica to TunisiaLockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia,marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in2010 w ith Tunisia to deliver tw o C-130Js betw een 2013 and 2014, in addition toproviding training and an initial three years of logistics support.Read more >SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator deliveredto AeroflotOn March 28 2013 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Russian Airlines Aeroflotsigned the Act of Delivery and Acceptance for the SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator (FFS).Read more >Tail section for Qatar Airways’ firstA380 rolls out of paint shopThe vertical tail section for the first A380 for Qatar Airw ays has been painted w ith theairline’s trademark oryx logo at Airbus facilities in Hamburg. The painting w ascompleted earlier this w eek and the assembly of the airline’s first A380 is set to beginthis month, for delivery in early 2014.Read more >NASA X-43A is an unmannedexperimental hypersonic aircraftdesigned by NASA. It is thefastest aircraft ever built,currently holding the fastestflight speed record. NASA hasbeen officially recognized by theGuinness World Records in 2005for setting the highest speedrecord for a jet-pow eredaircraft, w hen X-43A reachedthe speed of 10,461 km/h (7,000miles per hour) or 8.4 timesfaster than the speed of sound.Read M oreSafety Woes: The loomingthreats in Australia’srotorcraft industryFor an industry that has longdefined the lifeblood for manysectors of the Australianeconomy, it perhaps comes asno surprise that helicopternumbers in the country havealmost doubled in little over adecade. Contiguous to thisgrow th has been the passing ofnew regulations aimed atbroadening the focus ofrotorcraft safety, w hich itselfhas been the subject of concernfor a number of years. How ever,w ith March’s fatal crash of aRobinson R44 helicopter south ofSydney, efforts to suitablyaddress the disproportionateshare of helicopter accidentslooks beset w ith furtherdifficulty.While rotorcraft safety isunderpinned by the same trendsthat affect fixed-w ing aircraft,the industry retains its ow nunique line of problems. Withregards to the current ATSBpublication, Aviation OccurrenceStatistics: 2002 to 2011, it isclear that helicopters account fora sizable share of fatal
  • 3. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 3/6Airbus and IBM to help aircraftoperators optimize fleet managementand operationsAirbus and IBM are w orking together to transform Airbus’ fleet solution offerings,w hich w ill provide airlines and operators w ith advanced IT services for maintenance,engineering and flight operations. These fleet service offerings w ill enhanceoperational efficiencies, help airlines to manage their aircraft more effectively andimprove customer service by smarter use of ‘big-data’.Read more >ATR-600 certified by the FAATurboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce that the new est ATR‘-600 series’ aircraft have just received their certification from the FAA, the AmericanFederal Aviation Administration.Read more >Embraer delivers 17 commercial and 12executive jets in 1Q13During the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3)delivered 17 jets to the commercial aviation market and 12 to business aviation, for atotal of 29 aircraft. On March 31, 2013, the firm order backlog totaled USD 13.3 billion,an increase of USD 800 million over December 31, 2012.Read more >Lufthansa Technik expands innovationengineering capabilityLufthansa Technik AG is expanding its innovation engineering capability at its Hamburgbase. This year the Innovation Business Units 55-person core team headed up byAndrew Muirhead w ill be boosted by seven additional posts. Based on current throughput, more staff positions w ill be required in 2014 and 2015.Read more >Boeing successfully completes 1st flightof newest UK Chinook helicopter​Boeing recently completed the first flight of the new est CH-47 Chinook heavy-lifthelicopter for the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force.Read more >COMMERCIAL AVIATIONANA aw arded SKYTRAX’s highest, 5-Star ratingaccidents, despite constituting amere 13 percent of listings onthe CASA Aircraft Register.Moreover, even though there aremany operational perils distinct tohelicopter service in the country– it is the matter of componentreplacement in certain cases thathas draw n cause for concern.Read M oreMessier-Bugatti-Dowtyinaugurates new productionunit in Mirabel, CanadaAlain Sauret, Chairman and CEOof Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty(Safran), today inaugurated thecompany’s new landing gearproduction facility at its plant inMirabel, near Montréal. The 300-attendee ceremony w asofficiated by Pauline Marois,Premier of Québec. Today’sinauguration represents theculmination of more than a yearof construction, and totalinvestments of C$58 million."I w ould like to join all theemployees at Mirabel to say howproud w e are to inaugurate thisnew unit featuring state-of-the-art technologies andenvironmental specifications,"said Alain Sauret. "Our newfacility w ill enable us tostrengthen our quality objectivesand drastically reduceproduction lead times."The Premier of Quebec, PaulineMarois, emphasized Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty’s majorcontribution, not only to theregion and the city of Mirabel, butalso to the entire industrialcommunity of Quebec. She said,"Our aerospace industrycomprises w orld-classcompanies such as Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty, w ho can counton our skilled labor, a netw ork ofrecognized universities andresearch centers, and thesupport of key organizations tocoordinate the w ork of allstakeholders in this sector. Iw ould like to thank Safran for
  • 4. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 4/6Aircraft market: the aftermath of the European market volatility and risingdelivery ratesQantas announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement w ith ChinaEastern AirlinesRyanair Opens 3 New Bases At Eindhoven, Krakow & Zadarairberlin significantly increases capacity utilizationNorw egian reports continued passenger grow th in MarchRamco Signs 10 Aviation Deals in FY 2012-13Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. Assembly LineEmbraer Sells Tw o E190 Jets to Austral Líneas AéreasPorter Airlines signs purchase agreement for up to 30 Bombardier CS100aircraftBrussels Airlines records seat load factor increase of 6 percent in MarchAirlines in the Lufthansa Group further improve utilisation of their aircraftKenya Airw ays receives first fully ow ned freighter jetCAE’s Dassault Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000 EASy series full-flight simulators inLondon first to be qualified to Level D for EASy II configurationDetails PublishedPratt & Whitney and TES Aviation Group sign material consumption agreementEADS Concludes Share Purchase Agreement With French State; EADSParticipates In Daimler Placing With €600 MillionCopa Airlines signs extended component services contractMalaysia Airlines orders 36 ATR 72-600sTurkish Airlines signed a great deal w ith Airbus for the purchase of 117aircraftILFC delivers its 250th 737NG to China AirlinesWizz Air and ICBC Leasing sign biggest chinese-hungarian business dealAir Arabia breaks passenger record in first quarter of 2013First of tw o Boeing 737-700NG delivered to Rw andAirCEB flies over 3.53 million guests in Q1 2013airberlin and JatAirw ays are planning codeshare agreementRw andAir Places Firm Order for Dual-Class Bombardier Q400 NextGen AirlinerFinnair has sold its shareholding in Norw egian for approximately 53 millioneuros and records a capital gain of approximately 34 million eurosDetails PubGE Capital Aviation Services Signs Purchase and Leaseback Transaction w ithSpirit Airlines for Six New Airbus A320sEtihad Airw ays to invest US$379 million for a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airw aysBrand New A320 Aircraft “P.Yablochkov” Joins Aeroflot FleetNAC delivered 1st of 4 new Bombardier DHC8-Q400s, MSN 4438 to airBalticKGAL arranges financing for fifth Airbus A380 via Lufthansa Leasing jointventureATR-600 certified by the FAAWizz Air Hungary takes delivery of its first Airbus Sharklet equipped A320GE Aviation Celebrates Factory Opening in AlabamaSmall Planet Airlines is renew ing its fleetRead more >BUSINESS AVIATIONEmbraer Executive Jets delivers first made-in-USA Phenom 300 to customerBombardier to Show case its Widebody Jets at ABACE 2013The latest version of Ecureuil family to enter the UK market w ith the AS350B3eExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleetchoosing Quebec to develop itsbusiness."Read M oreRetaining experienced pilotsin deficit market conditionsRecently the deficit of pilots hasbeen the subject of numerousdiscussions. With airlines beingforced to park some of theirnew ly delivered aircraft andlow er their developmentambitions, many industry playersare faced w ith issue of migratingprofessional aviators.The situation on the highlycompetitive market show s nosigns of improving any timesoon, so it is absolutelynecessary to start thinking aboutthe measures w hich couldpotentially be taken in order toassist airlines in retaining theirexperienced w orkforce.Today both airlines andexperienced pilots clearly realizethe perspectives of the pilotdeficit, particularly in suchmarkets as China or Russia.China is anticipating a 70.000+pilot demand, w hile Russia is stillclosed for foreign pilots. In bothcountries airlines are forced toharshly compete for experiencedpilots, particularly Captains.Read M oreEADS, most attractiveemployer in SpainHuman Resource CompanyRandstad has confirmed thatEADS in Spain has an excellentreputation as an employer,ranking the European aerospace
  • 5. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 5/6Pilatus Aircraft reports positive annual results for 2012Beechcraft King Air fleet surpasses 60 million flight hoursEclipse launches tour of modern, updated production facilityRizon Jet adds Qatar based Global 5000 to managed fleetVistaJet show cases long-range jets and industry leading service at ABACELearjet 75 aircraft cabin mock-up to make Mexican debutEmbraer delivers 17 commercial and 12 executive jets in 1Q13Beechcraft appoints tw o new authorized service centers in North AmericaNextant Aerospace debuts its 400XT business jet to Chinese market at ABACE2013Beechcraft bringing market-leading King Air Turboprops to ABACEBeechcraft receives order for King Air B200 from Japanese Aviation ServicesCompanyEmbraer Executive Jets Lineage 1000 reaches 10,000-hour markDiamond Aircraft Introduces the DA40 XLTEmbraer Executive Jets signs MoU w ith Haw ker Pacific for Legacy 500 andLegacy 450 support in Asia PacificEurocopter UK reinforces its British private/VIP market leadership w ith thedelivery of three AS350 and EC120 helicoptersFAA certification granted for Dassault’s Falcon 2000S and 2000LXSCessna Turboprop Sales Increase Worldw ideBombardier expands support netw ork for business aircraft customers inRussiaInnovative Europe in action TECH800 demonstration for future helicopterturboshaft engineEmbraer Executive Jets Legacy 650 Certified in IndonesiaRead more >MROSikorsky Aerospace Services announces exclusive partnership agreementw ith Epsilon Systems SolutionsVolga-Dnepr Technics continues its european expansion w ith new Wheel andBrake Repair Shop at Leipzig/HalleAzerbaijan Airlines signifies intent to aw ard pow er-by-the-hour contract to A JWalter Aviation and British Airw ays engineering for Boeing 787 componentsupportDetails Published on Wednesday, 10ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm seals new contracts w orth $480m in 1Q2013Jet Aviation Hong Kong receives FAA approval for the new Gulfstream G650Flying Colours Corp. aw arded contract for specialized modification of sevenBombardier CRJ700 Nextgen aircraftYakutia Airlines selects EPCOR for its B.737 APUsSpirit Airlines signs contract for thrust reverser overhaulNextant Aerospace appoints Jet Aviation Singapore as new authorizedservice center for Nextant 400XTA J Walter Aviation signs 5 year contract w ith Somon Air to provide B737classic pow er-by-the-hour supportMTU Aero Engines inaugurates center of excellence for high-tech bliskproductionAFI KLM E&M teams w ith Bonus Tech, Bonus Aerospace to extend reach inUnited StatesFirst aircraft tow ing into Volga-Dnepr Technics new Sharjah maintenancehangarLufthansa Technik Shenzhen expands service offer for AsiaDelta TechOps Announces New Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Line forthe CF34-8 Engineand Defence Group as the mostattractive company to w ork foracross all business sectors inSpain. Additionally, EADS alsocame out as as the most popularemployer in Spain’s Industrialsector.The fourth edition of theRandstad Aw ards in Spainpolled around 7000 people inSpain, w ith differentcharacteristics of gender,region, age and education level.The research also includes theopinion of students, employeesand unemployed people betw eenthe ages of 18 and 65.“We are very proud to receivethis aw ard. Thanks to its strongbusiness and despite the difficultenvironment that w e are facingin Spain, EADS offers theopportunity to w ork on cutting-edge technology and innovativeproducts and services in aleading company w ith long -termperspectives and stability”, saidMariano Alonso, Head of HumanResources at EADS in Spain,during the official event that tookplace on the 18th April in Madrid.Read M ore
  • 6. 5/22/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 50aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-50-122289/view 6/6Jet Aviation Dubai redelivers BBJ follow ing a C4 inspectionFokker Services BV Goes Live w ith PENTAGON 2000SQL™ HeavyMaintenance MRO Softw areSummer season 2013 might prove costly for airlines operating in EuropeLufthansa Technical Training Philippines chooses ASTech’s GEMS for ExamManagementNew MRO hangar complex w ill help to attract more airlines to Sharjah and theUAE, says Volga-Dnepr GulfFlying Colours Corp. appointed as Beechcraft Authorized Service Centre inCanadaDirect Maintenance starts B747-8 line maintenance supportRead more >AIRPORTSSuccessful hostile raider attack against Sw issport International in the UkraineDubai World Central to launch passenger operations in OctoberNew airline for new Stansted ow nersSchiphol presents its aviation aw ards to business partners11% grow th at Chopin Airport in MarchACI Europe: Weak airport traffic results continue during FebruaryHeathrow traffic and business commentary March 2013Auckland Airport congratulates Jetstar for reaching outstanding milestoneHelsinki Airport has been voted the best airport in Northern EuropeSingapore Changi Airport is named the Worlds Best Airport at the 2013Skytrax World Airport Aw ardsVienna Airport: Plus 0.3% in passengers during March 2013Fraport traffic figures: 1st quarter & March 2013Edinburgh Airport sees increase in passenger numbersBordeaux Airport: March 2013 traffic statisticsStansted Airport lands cargo aw ardQ8Aviation launches new fuel service at London City AirportAirports react to EP vote onrevised Ground Handling regulationMelbourne airport achieves 5% total passenger grow th for third quarterDubai International Confirmed as World’s Leading A380 HubSw edavia inaugurates new Terminal 2 at Stockholm Arlanda AirportChristchurch Airport opens new terminal buildingKfW IPEX-Bank finances infrastructure for Düsseldorf AirportBrisbane Airport ranked No.1 for customer service for 9th year by ACCCRead more >If you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click here.