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Avia Time is the source for up-to-date aviation news including MRO, airline operations, aircraft manufacturing, finance and leasing, airport development, air cargo and aviation training topics,......

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  • 1. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 Problems view ing this email? Click here BOEING AND SILKAIR SIGN EXCLUSIVE PILOT TRAINING AGREEMENT Boeing and Singapore-based SilkAir announced a five- year exclusive pilot training agreement. The training agreement w ill support SilkAirs fleet transition to Boeing airplanes. "SilkAir pilots w ill soon train w ith the most experienced 737 instructors," said Leslie Thng, SilkAir Chief Executive. "The experience and expertise at Boeing w ill ensure a smooth transition w hen w e take delivery of our first new 737 next year." Read more > AEROFLOT AND SR TECHNIK WILL CREATE A JOINT MRO COMPANY Aeroflot w ill create a joint venture company to provide maintenance and repair services for its aircraft and components. Aeroflot’s Board of Directors has officially chosen the partners for the project -, the State corporation "Rostech" and a European MRO provider SR Technics. Read more > Sukhoi Superjet100 Long Range performed its maiden flight On February 12, 2013 Sukhoi Superjet100 Long Range performed its maiden flight. Read more > Airbus corporate jet is exhibited in Australia for first time Em braer: Taking hold of Africa’s grow th potential An Airbus corporate jet is being exhibited in Australia for the first time, giving potential customers the opportunity to experience the w idest and tallest cabin of any business As Africa harnesses the grow th jet. potential in short-haul airline service, Embraer continues to Read more > make inroads into the continent’s rising aviation sector. This comes at a time w hen theaviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 1/6
  • 2. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 FL Technics, SCAC and SuperJet Brazilian aircraft manufacturer sets plans to establish a service International sign M.o.U for MRO centre in Kenya amid grow ing Services on SSJ100 fleet orders for its regional jet offerings. FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul Although Boeing and Airbus services, and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the Russian civil aviation retain the lion’s share of fleet manufacturer and the developer of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project, along w ith numbers in the region, a hike in SuperJet International, a joint venture betw een Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica aircraft lease expenses for Company, (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%), managing SSJ100 sales and support in the African carriers combined w ith a Western markets, earlier today have announced about the execution of a Memorandum number of cost competitive of Understanding (M.o.U) for Sukhoi Superjet 100 technical support in Europe and Asia. advantages have driven further orders for Embraer’s ERJ-145 Read more > and E-Jet family offerings. Indeed, the marketing presence forged by its 110 Brasilia over Lockheed Martin CEO dedicates new the past decade has no doubt Saudi Arabia headquarters instilled a healthy interest among African carriers given its low er variable costs and reputation for Global security and aerospace leader Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its reliability. commitment to supporting the creation of jobs, technology transfer and capacity in Saudi Arabia’s aerospace and commercial sectors, in support of the Kingdom’s Vision Current fleet numbers for 2020 and a strong national defense capability. Embraer aircraft in Africa stand at 124, including 38 ERJs and 30 Read more > E-Jets w ith a further nine on order. While marginal on a global A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine scale, Embraer has sought the potential offered by the region’s achieves EASA type certification aviation sector, w hich is expected to soar on the back of The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone w ith solid economic grow th and a the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) aw ard of the Engine Type Certification rising consumer market driving of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. EASA presented the certificate to Rolls-Royce the need for greater business at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. and leisure travel. Despite a population of 973 million and the Read more > burgeoning grow th of certain economies in Africa, the aviation Rolls-Royce awarded $83.7 million sector continues to remain largely untapped. Precisely, it is contract for V-22 engines for US noted that medium density Marines and Air Force markets for 70 to 120 seat aircraft in the region are either Rolls-Royce, the global pow er systems company, has been aw arded an $83.7 million underserved or are devoid of air contract for engines to pow er 19 V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and services entirely. In line w ith this, Air Force. Embraer forecasts a need for a further 230 new and 150 pre- Read more > ow ned aircraft in this segment, seeing the expansion of its African fleet to 400 by 2028. How ever, despite the potential that exists, grow th is constrained ow ing to the financial malaise affecting a considerable share of airlines in Africa. Gulfstream G150 fleet leaders reach Read More 10,000 flight hours Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. celebrated a milestone for the fleet leaders of its mid- sized G150 aircraft. The tw o G150s, w hich are ow ned and operated by a U.S.-based multinational energy company, recently combined to surpass 10,000 flight hours. This achievement w as accomplished w ithout incident and took only five years. Read more >aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 2/6
  • 3. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 American Airlines and US Airways to create a premier global carrier AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airw ays Group, Inc. today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under w hich the companies w ill combine to create a premier global carrier. Read more > airberlin records profit in 2012 airberlin, the second largest German airline, has returned to profitability. Air Berlin PLC recorded an operating profit before interest and tax (EBIT) of EUR 70.2 million in 2012, reflecting a significant improvement of EUR 317.2 million as compared to 2011. Read more > SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator in Venice achieves EASA Certification The new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for training on the SSJ100 aircraft, installed at the SuperJet International (SJI) Training Center in Venice (Italy), has been successfully certified by EASA and it is now Ready For Training w ith the registration number IT-069. Read more > Bom bardier Aerospace begins production of the first com ponents in Morocco Bombardier Aerospace announced the start of Heathrow announced £3 billion of production at its transitional facility in Morocco. Follow ing a investment in Heathrow airport graduation ceremony held on February 1 at the Institut des Heathrow announced £3 billion of investment in Heathrow airport in addition to the Métiers de l’Aéronautique (IMA), £11bn that has been invested since 2003. The announcement forms part of the 18 aircraft assemblers began airport’s business plan for ‘Q6’ – the regulatory period w hich covers 2014-2019 – and production of the first it represents one of the largest private-sector investments in UK infrastructure. Bombardier components to come out of its Moroccan Read more > manufacturing facility. “This is a very exciting milestone Hawker Beechcraft exits the for us as w e start to see our restructuring process operation in Morocco take form,” said Hugo Brouillard, General Manager, Bombardier Beechcraft, formerly Haw ker Beechcraft, announced it has formally emerged from the Aerospace, Morocco. “With 18 Chapter 11 process as a new company w ell-positioned to compete vigorously in the new local employees fully w orldw ide business aviation, special mission, trainer and light attack markets. engaged and trained in the Read more > Bombardier manufacturing process and philosophy, this is the first step tow ards a long future of quality component COMMERCIAL AVIATION manufacturing at another w orld- class Bombardier facility.” Malaysia Airlines unveils first aircraft in onew orld livery Follow ing the initial Second SSJ100 arrived to Yakutia Airlines announcement in November American Airlines readies new 777-300ER for first flight 2011 of Bombardier’s intention to Airbus appoints program manager for its Mobile assembly line build a manufacturing facility in Morocco, the Company has 200 foreign pilots – is that enough to satisfy the ambitions of Russian airaviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 3/6
  • 4. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 carriers? extended its timeline for Haw aiian and AFA reach tentative agreement on narrow -body aircraft construction of the new facility as the manufacturing plan Qantas announces netw ork improvements as part of Asia strategy evolves. In order to maintain the timeline for production Embraer and Republic sign USD $250 Million agreement for Components Pool Bombardier has set up Program operations in a transitional facility Turkish Airlines orders five additional A330 passenger aircraft located at the Mohammed V Rolls-Royce w ins $1.1bn Trent XWB order from Air Lease Corporation International Airport in Nouaceur in the Greater Casablanca United Airlines has best combined January performance in 10 years region, near its future permanent Villa Air introduces the ATR 72-600 in the Maldives facility. Aeroflot finally received the long aw aited permission for Boeing 777-300ER commercial flights Read More Sim-Industries launches pilot training center for South America’s commercial airlines The Board Of Flybe Group reaches agreement w ith Ryanair to create Flybe Ireland Rolls-Royce Trent XWB achieves important milestone w ith aw ard of EASA type certification GE Capital Aviation Services signs purchase-and-leaseback deal w ith new customer Interjet Avianca takes delivery of Sharklet equipped A320 FL Technics Training: The airberlin and Air Seychelles sign landmark codeshare agreement role of know ledge Jetstar Asia receives Singapore’s first A320 w ith Sharklets engineering to im prove Airbus supports new noise standard aircraft m aintenance Airbus activates “Plan B” for the A350 XWB batteries As air operators seek to Turkish Airlines continued to show impressive grow th statistics streamline their avenues of Malaysia Airlines orders up to 36 ATR 72-600s expenditure, increasing attention is being paid to the role of Lufthansa Group invests in modern fleet know ledge engineering in high Transport Canada certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePow er® PW1500G engine for frequency maintenance of Bombardier CSeries aircraft aircraft parts and components. In Qantas Group to upgrade its fleet of Airbus and Boeing line w ith this, a recently published study commissioned Russias Ilyushin Finance Co. signs purchase agreement for up to 42 by Susana Ferreiro, a computer Bombardier CSeries aircraft engineer of Donostia-San GE Capital Aviation Services to lease three Airbus A319s to new customer Sebastián, addressed several Donavia factors of assistance to air First A350 XWB w ith w ings complete emerges for outdoor testing operators in reducing their maintenance costs and First Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Sky Aviation arrived to Indonesia improving air safety in the long Read more > term. The research focused on high frequency maintenance issues including the degradation of BUSINESS AVIATION aircraft brakes, the appearance Bombardier appoints Flying Colours Corp. and Jetcorp technical services as of burrs during the manufacture authorized service facilities of components and the deterioration of oil quality used in Jetcorp technical services begins w ork on 35th Challenger 300 lubrication. The results of the Jet Edge International continues to elevate w ith Fleet Expansion and New study provide topical value to Funding fleet managers seeking to optimise their maintenance ExecuJet Africa appointed authorised installation centre by Aviation Partners expenditures w hile offering XOJET Achieves 77% Grow th in the Second Half of 2012 While Industry sound reasoning in support of Remains Flat improved standards of flight Jet Aviation St. Louis performs its 200th green aircraft completion safety. Bombardier Kicks Off the New Year by Increasing Support for Customers at ‘Irrespective of the fleet scope, Tw o Major Events maintenance costs routinely Embraer Signs a USD 1.5 Billion Contract w ith Aldus Aviation for up to 35 E- account for anyw here betw een Jets 10 and 45 percent of annual operating expenses. In any Dassault Falcon to Provide On-Site Support at Global Events in 2013 case, this equates to aaviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 4/6
  • 5. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 Global 6000 jet obtains Brazilian certification substantial outlay for air Bombardier to show case tw o class-leading jets at Aero India operators. As no reasonable fleet manager w ould permit a Embraer and Republic Airw ays Sign USD 4 billion Contract for up to 94 E175 drop in maintenance standards in Jets an effort to reduce costs, many CAE receives certificate from Dassault validating highest-level training are turning to the role played by standards for business aircraft pilots and maintenance personnel know ledge engineering in order to sustain a healthy level of Bombardier expands business aircraft support netw ork in Nigeria w ith addition competitiveness. This study w as of Authorized Service Facility interesting from the point of view Dassault Falcon focuses on grow ing Indian market that it applied techniques based Court approves Haw ker Beechcraft’s plan of reorganization on artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning to Embraer Executive Jets appoints AirPros as new Aircraft Sales enhance certain elements of Representative in Saudi Arabia aircraft maintenance. Although it Cessna foresees rising Caravan and Citation demand in India is too early to tell w hether this Chapman Freeborn and Drukair launch new partnership to bring private jet study w ill hold a major bearing services to the Kingdom of Bhutan on changes to aircraft maintenance practices, w e are Honeyw ell signs $2.8 billion lifetime contract w ith Embraer to provide avionics alw ays open to new ideas aimed for second generation of E-Jets at addressing lingering problems ExecuJet completes Boeing Business Jet sale in record time w ithin the aviation industry,’ Embraer Executive Jets flies second Legacy 500 prototype comments Dainius Sakalauskas, the Deputy Head of FL Technics Gulfstream G150 fleet leaders reach 10,000 flight hours Training. Read more > Read More DID YOU KNOW? AIRPORTS Budapest Airport’s Fast Track gains in popularity Malta Airport: 8% increase in passenger numbers Dubai Airports appoints tw o Emirati Vice Presidents NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport: international passenger traffic to climb by a third in January World’s first A380 facility fully open for business Infrastructure investments at Changi Airport to prepare for future grow th 10 Strangest Airports in the Mumbai International Airport bags the prestigious Golden Peacock National World (Part 1) Quality Aw ard 2012 Novosibirsk Airport: International passenger terminal to be modernized in 2013 Aviation is full of interesting and even strange things and airports Bordeaux Airport sees increase of 8.3% to international destinations are not an exception. This is Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 18.9% in w hy are are preparing a list of 2012 w orlds 10 strangest airports. Honeyw ell Aerospace selected for Australia’s first Precision Landing System Some of them stands on artificial at Sydney Airport islands, some of them in the middle of large cities or even on “New ” Göteborg Landvetter Airport inaugurated pure ice Heathrow to pilot new noise insulation scheme Moscow Domodedovo airport w elcomes G-20 Read More Abu Dhabi International Airport starts the year w ith 19.6% passenger grow th in January Read more > MRO MTU Maintenance signs USD440 million contract w ith Brazilian carrier GOL Dubai World Central signs MOU w ith ASI to provide integrated services in design and construction of aircraft maintenance facilities ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm completes investment in EADS EFW Embraer Executive Jets signs MoU w ith Indamer for Legacy 500 maintenance support Embraer expands Pool services w ith Azul/TRIP until 2020aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 5/6
  • 6. 3/1/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 48 Pegasus Airlines signs w ith KLM UK Engineering Sagem creates Indian subsidiary, Sagem Services India Private Ltd Combining procurement options for airlines to reduce their maintenance and AOG expenditures ST Engineering’s aerospace arm signs joint venture agreement w ith Caterhamjet Holdings and Evia Aviation Lufthansa Technik Sw itzerland to close Trade Air signs FLYFokker ABACUS agreement w ith Fokker Services for its Fokker 100 fleet Air Pacific, AFI KLM E&M sign long-term maintenance and A330 component support agreement Bae Systems w ins another airline spares support deal AERGO & PEMCO partnership inducts first tw o aircraft ST Engineering’s net profit grew 9% in FY2012 JorAMCo w ins a tender to perform C-3 checks for Jet Airw ays FL Technics acquires ten landing gear sets for tear dow n Haw ker Beechcraft service centers aw arded FAA’s prestigious maintenance aw ards OCCAR and Airbus Military sign In-Service Support contract for French A400M fleet Volga-Dnepr Technics opens aircraft battery w orkshop in Sharjah Aircelle expands its w orldw ide services presence w ith a new parts distribution center in China Tec4Jets adds Embraer E-Jet to capability RUAG Aviation named a GE authorized service center for CF34-3 engines Fokker Services provides Dash 8 100* aircraft interior upgrade AJW partners w ith engineering of Russia to set up consignment stock base at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow Maldivian and Lufthansa Technik sign component support contract FL Technics becomes an exclusive sales partner of Seal Dynamics in Russia, the CIS and the CEE region Garuda Indonesia and GE collaborate on GMF AeroAsia engine shop capabilities Airbus and THAI to develop strategic maintenance training partnership in Thailand Ethiopian MRO Services develops overhaul capability for the CFM56-3 & CFM56-7 engines Air Astana selects JorAMCo to provide C-Checks Read more > If you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click here.aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-48-110489/view 6/6