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  • 1. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 FIRST US AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT TAKES TO THE SKIES IN AMERICAN AIRLINES LIVERY American Airlines entered into service the first legacy US Airw ays aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The new ly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, w ill debut its freshly painted fuselage w ith service from Charlotte to New York's LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060. Read more > ROLLS-ROYCE TRENT 900 ACHIEVES THREE MILLION HOURS OF SERVICE Rolls-Royce is celebrating its Trent 900 engine achieving more than three million hours of service on the Airbus A380 aircraft.The engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with Singapore Airlines in 2007 and is now flying with seven operators on more than 60 aircraft. It has been selected by 11 of 17 customers to have made an engine choice. Read more > CESSNA Citation Latitude prototype makes succesful first flight The first flight of the Citation Latitude tested flaps, landing gear, pressurization systems, anti-ice capabilities, stability and control. The test flight reached an altitude of 28,000 feet and attained speeds of 230 mph (Mach 0.6). Cessna flight engineers said all systems are performing as expected. Read more > New FL Technics’ MRO centre in Kaunas welcomes first clients FL Technics, a global provider of comprehensive aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced about the successful completion of w orks rendered to its first clients in the new maintenance base in Kaunas, Lithuania. Since receiving all the necessary certificates, the MRO provider has already completed a set of maintenance w orks on four aircraft, including the first C-check. First Ever IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference Premieres in Madrid Read more > 1/6
  • 2. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 Lufthansa Technik first MRO provider approved by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel Israir Airlines, a successful provider of scheduled and chartered flights from Israel, is relying on the services of Lufthansa Technik w ithin the framew ork of a Technical Operations Management (TOM) contract. Read more > Aircastle reaches $900m agreement for purchase and leaseback of Boeing 777300ER with LATAM AWAS delivers first of six planned new A320s to Aeroflot Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) announced that it reached an agreement w ith LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ("LATAM") to enter into purchase and leaseback transactions involving eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. EASA certifies tw o new generation European helicopters Read more > Ural Aviation Services, UTair Technical Base in Ufa, Receives EASA Certification Ural Aviation Services, a UTair Group subsidiary based on the territory of the Ufa International Airport, has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Certification w as issued on the basis of an audit regarding compliance w ith EU requirements for operational procedures and the on site quality management system for flight safety maintenance. A350 XWB makes debut at Doha Read more > Waypoint Leasing to acquire 12 EC225 and 25 EC145 T2 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters Tw o major Waypoint Leasing orders w ith Airbus Helicopters w ere announced today as the global helicopter lessor intends to acquire 37 EC225 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft. Read more > Commission adopts new state aid guidelines for airports and airlines EXECUTIVES Airbus and A*STAR to establish new R&T activities in Singapore Airbus and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) 2/6
  • 3. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on joint high-value research activities, including big data analytics, at the 2014 Singapore Airshow . Read more > EXPERT OPINION Renew or modernize: concerns over the future of military aviation from an MRO perspective Carsten Spohr new CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Not unlike the commercial one, the military aviation market has recently seen tw o distinct trends. The first one is primarily related to an increase in the demand for new products w hilst the second is largely to do w ith the need for solutions aimed at maintaining and modernizing the existing fleets. Although the trends might seem contradictory, their coexistence is in fact rather natural: the former is prevalent in the rapidly emerging markets w hilst the latter is driven by the necessity to cut costs in the developed parts of the w orld. Read more > Supporting ambitious Russian carriers: a job for Western aircraft engineers Carsten Dilling proposed as new Board member of SAS AB Recently, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has announced about its decision to prolong the duty-free import of passenger aircraft into Russia until the 1st of January, 2017. The new rules, unlike their previous edition, also apply to such aircraft types as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 in various modifications. Read more > Aircraft deliveries: a blessing for the industry and a nightmare for airlines While both old and new players of the aviation industry are getting ready to w elcome hundreds and thousands of new aircraft to their fleets, the industry itself seems to send some w orrying signals. For instance, recently Republic Airlines has disclosed it w ould be removing 27 of its 243 aircraft from service because of the lack of qualified pilots and can potentially cancel its order for 40 CS300 aircraft. Read more > Will workforce issues sink the Middle Eastern aviation industry? easyJet announces new Director for the UK Market With a carefully adopted liberalization strategy and steadily developing tourist industry supporting the high demand for air travel, the Middle East has successfully secured a strong position among the top leaders of the aviation industry. As a result, the region has developed a strong demand for new aircraft, as w ell as its appropriate support from the MRO sector. Still, as it takes people to pow er MRO, w ill the inability to timely address the shortage of qualified, locally trained maintenance talent bring the on-going grow th to a stop? Read more > Indonesian Low-Cost market: who will pilot the growing fleet? The ever-grow ing competition among low -cost carriers in the Asia Pacific region is one 3/6
  • 4. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 of the main attributes of the regional air transportation industry. The largest share of the market is currently occupied by tw o main players – AirAsia and Lion Air. While the orders of the former have already turned it into the largest customer of the Airbus A320 Family, the expansion plans of the latter w ill secure it the status of the w orld’s largest Boeing 737 NG operator. With the rivalry of the Malaysian and the Indonesian carriers show ing no signs of decreasing any time soon, one cannot help but w onder w ho w ill pilot the spurring fleets. Read more > Middle Eastern fleet development: it’s not the size that matters Fuelled by the oil prices of around $124/b and a solid performance in the non-oil producing sectors aviation in the Middle Eastern continues on its path of staggering grow th. It has already outpaced the global average w ith regard to traffic numbers. One of the main drivers of such a success remains the aggressive fleet expansion strategy of such major carriers as Emirates, Qatar Airw ays or Etihad Airw ays. How ever, as the new machines are being delivered, local carriers are beginning to face the challenging maintenance-related reality. Read more > COMMERCIAL AVIATION Etihad Airw ays and Alitalia have entered the final phase of a due diligence process about a possible investment by Etihad Airw ays in Alitalia SuperJet International: Agreement w ith Gazpromavia for SSJ100 spares supply Chopin Airport has new director Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation inks partnership deal w ith Air ArabiaA Airbus to have major presence at Singapore Airshow Boeing, flydubai Sign Agreement for Mobile Maintenance Solutions Aeroflot Adds Platinum Level to Aeroflot Bonus Program Turkish Airlines Selects Thales’ TopSeries AVANT on new ly purchased single aisle aircraft Fourth Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to Interjet Aurélien Blanc appointed as Managing Director of Turbomeca Asia Pacific Norw egian reports continued passenger grow th and higher load factor in January Middle Eastern Operator Falcon Aviation Services Orders Tw o Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft OTHER NEWS First export credit financing for the SSJ100 Dubai Aerospace Enterprise orders 40 ATR 72-600s Turkish Airlines Orders V2500® Engines for New A321s Lufthansa takes delivery of w orld’s first aircraft w ith vortex generators Boeing, Nok Air Announce Commitment to Order 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s BNP Paribas (France) to be financing arranger for VietJetAir’s aircraft order Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePow er® Engines on Air Costa Order for 50 Embraer Jets AEI delivers first FARNAIR B737-400SF 11 Pallet Conversion Baltic Aviation Academy to offer Flight Instructor training Aleris Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Supply Boeing Dassault Falcon Fleet in Middle East Nears 70 Aircraft GOL Expands GOL+ Product and Alters Domestic Supply Projection for 2014 Read more > MRO 4/6
  • 5. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 Sabena technics signs a 5-years component services contract w ith Airbus Lufthansa Technik and UTC Aerospace Systems expand 787 component service agreement SR Technics opens for business in Malaysia Pratt & Whitney Marks Opening of New MRO and Engineering Facility at Singapore Seletar Aerospace Park Lufthansa Technik and Thailand's Nok Air expand their cooperation STA Systems to Be Appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Component Repair Centre in Asia Pacific Region Spike reveals w indow less cabin for supersonic jet Fokker celebrates opening of its CMRO facilities in Singapore Iberia Maintenance is to provide maintenance services for components of Airbus A-320s and A-330s aircraft Air France Industries Wins TAROM ATR Component Support Contract Air France-KLM to invest $100m in GOL LBAS: New Line Maintenance Station in Zurich Latin American carrier Avianca and ATR sign a 10-year maintenance contract FL Technics adds Airbus A320 Family and Boeing 727 to the list of its Landing Gear capabilities Boeing Business Jets Delivers First Tw o BBJ 787-8s of 2014 Aerostructures Assemblies India Pvt Ltd (AAI) Delivers First Batch of Aircraft Structural Assemblies to Saab GA Telesis Engine Services Announces Successful Engine Run StandardAero RR300 Program Advances w ith Five Recent Engine Inductions Read more > AIRPORTS Gatw ick Chief Executive Stew art Wingate explain how expanding Gatw ick can be better for the Scottish economy Fraport Successfully Completes Multi-year Management Contract at Cairo International Airport Malta International Airport: January passenger movements up by 11.2% Copenhagen Airport off to a good start to 2014 ACI Asia-Pacific Airports Recorded 7.2% Grow th in 2013 Passenger Traffic CAA publishes licences for economic regulation at Gatw ick and Heathrow Australian Government approves Sydney Airport’s master plan Airports in Indonesia close as ash cloud from Mount Kelud spreads Preparation Stage for Reconstruction of Yermolino Airport Complex Complete ADPI chosen to carry out studies for the new terminal at Clark International Airport in the Philippines Munich airport w elcomes planning approval decision for third runaw ay Read more > MILITARY Helisota w ill support the Mi-17 fleet of the Latvian Armed Forces Boeing and Air France Industries Successfully Complete Major Modification of French AWACS Aircraft U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Boeing Super Hornet Sikorsky Aw arded Maintenance Contract for U.S. Navy Pilot Training Lockheed Martin Receives $92 Million U.S. Army Apache Targeting and Pilotage System Sustainment Contract US Air Force Receives 1st B-1 Equipped w ith Boeing Integrated Battle Station Airbus Group, Inc. Continues to Successfully Serve the U.S. Coast Guard w ith Delivery of 16th HC-144A Ocean Sentry Aircraft 5/6
  • 6. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 60 Rockw ell Collins and Bluesky sign final agreement to form ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation Co. LTD. Read more > 6/6