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Avia Time May, 2013

Avia Time May, 2013



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    • 5/31/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 51aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-51-127133/view/ 1/5Problems view ing this email? Click hereEMBRAER AND SKYWEST INC.SIGN A CONTRACT FOR 40 FIRME-JETSEmbraer and SkyWest Inc. (SkyWest) announced a firmorder for 40 EMBRAER 175 aircraft. SkyWest w illoperate the aircraft under a Capacity PurchaseAgreement (CPA) w ith United Airlines. Another 60 firmorders are reconfirmable aircraft, w hich are subject toSkyWest being aw arded CPA agreement contracts w ithmajor U.S. airline partners.Read more >FIRST A350 XWB PAINTINGCOMPLETED IN TOULOUSEPainting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” w as fullycompleted as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from thepaintshop in Toulouse. This latest milestone show s thatMSN001 is progressing w ell on its route to first flight.Read more >Rolls-Royce awarded $35 millioncontract to repair US Navy T56 enginesRolls-Royce has been aw arded a $35 million contract extension for repair andoverhaul of T56 engines on US Navy aircraft.Read more >FL Technics and Airline ComponentServices will establish Boeing 737 NGcomponents stock at London HeathrowFL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaulservices, and Airline Component Services, an international company, specializing insupply and supply management of aircraft structural components, have announced thesigning of a three-year consignment agreement.Read more >Etihad Airways and Air FranceDID YOU KNOW?We have previously w rittenabout the w orlds strangestairport, but this is somethingoutside the bounds! Lukla Airportis a small regional airport, namedafter Lukla tow n (eastern Nepal),w here it is located. The officialname of the airport is Tenzing-Hillary Airport and it has airportcodes LUA and VNLK,
    • 5/31/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 51aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-51-127133/view/ 2/5strengthen ties with expandedcodeshare networkStrategic partners Etihad Airw ays and Air France have announced a number of newcodeshare destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe for summer 2013.Read more >First Chinese assembled A320 withsharklets goes to China EasternChina’s largest operator of Airbus aircraft, China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery ofits first A320 aircraft equipped w ith Sharklet fuel saving w ing-tip devices, becomingChina’s first carrier to do so. The aircraft is also the first Sharklets equipped A320assembled and delivered in Tianjin.Read more >Boeing rolls out first 787 Dreamliner atincreased production rateBoeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out of the factory the first 787 Dreamliner to be built atthe increased production rate of seven airplanes per month. The airplane, w hich rolledout earlier this w eek, is the 114th 787 to be built overall and the 100th 787 to be built atthe Everett, Wash., factory.Read more >Virgin Australia welcomes FIRBapproval for the proposed acquisition of60% of Tiger AustraliaVirgin Australia Holdings Limited (Virgin Australia) today w elcomed confirmation fromthe Foreign Investment Review Board that it has no objections to the proposedacquisition of 60 per cent of the existing shares in Tiger Airw ays Australia Pty Ltd(Tiger Australia).Read more >Embraer Executive Jets’ Certifies NewAvionics Functions for Legacy 600 andLegacy 650Embraer Executive Jets has received certification from ANAC - Agência Nacional deAviação Civil; EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency; and FAA - Federal AviationAdministration for Required Navigation Performance (RNP), Vertical Navigation(VNAV), Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Localizer Performance w ithVertical Guidance (LPV) as installed on both the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 aircraft.Read more >Second Airbus Military A400M forFrench Air Force runs enginesrespectively given by IATA andICAO organizations. So w hy this,seemingly unimportant andordinary, airport has attractedour attention? It’s because youcan officially call Lukla Airportthe most dangerous airport in thew orld. And if you take its sizeinto account, it is relatively oneof the w orld’s most busy airportstoo, as planes land and takeoffhere one after another.Read MoreRising utilization ofcomposite materials callsfor urgent attention to theaviation training industryFrom the first fibreglassmaterials used in Boeing 707 in1950s to the modern Boeing 787Dreamliner, the utilization ofcomposite materials in aviationhas been rapidly developing,particularly over the pastdecade. How ever, despitesignificantly reducing aircraftw eight, composite materials areless ‘predictable’ than thealuminium-based componentsand are harder to be examinedfor various cracks and flaw s.As a result, composites remain atopical issue w ithin the MROcommunity, particularly in thesegment of maintenance training.At the daw n of the compositeera they accounted for a mereseveral percent of allcomponents in commercialaircraft. How ever, over the past20 years jet fuel prices haverisen from approx. $23/bbl. to$125/bbl thus triggering a naturaldemand for aircraft w ith moreeffective fuel systems. This,amongst other factors, has
    • 5/31/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 51aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-51-127133/view/ 3/5The second production Airbus Military A400M has successfully completed its firstengine runs as it begins final preparation for its maiden flight later this month.Read more >Engineering - the Aviation MaintenanceHolding joins the Locatory.complatformLocatory.com, an IT company supporting the aviation industry w ith IT-based SupplyChain Optimisation solutions w orldw ide, is further expanding its already extensive listof online spare parts trading platform partners.Read more >Airbus Corporate Jets awards LufthansaTechnik as best VIP cabin outfitterFor the second year in succession Lufthansa Technik w as named by AirbusCorporate Jets as the "best VIP cabin outfitter" for the w ork done in its completioncenters in Hamburg/Germany and at BizJet International in Tulsa (OK) in the UnitedStates. The aw ard recognizes the best of the Airbus Approved Outfitting Centers in2012.Read more >E-Jets family achieves 10 million flighthoursThe Embraer 170/190 family of E-Jets continues to set records. After a little more thannine years in operation, the w orldw ide fleet achieved a landmark 10 million flight hours,this month, w ith an average mission conclusion rate of 99.9% and the completion ofseven million flight cycles.Read more >COMMERCIAL AVIATIONIcelandair Group organic grow th continuesBoeing Airplane Health Management to support Aeroflots new 777 fleetAir Lease Corporation Announces the Placement of Tw o New Boeing 777-300ERs w ith Korean AirBoeing 747-8 Freighter to join Etihad Airw ays fleetMTU Aero Engines delivers 200th GEnx turbine center frame – in record timeThe revenue of Estonian Air rose and loss declined significantly in the firstquarterCFM International completes design freeze for advanced LEAP-1B engineGE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Tw o Airbus A320s to Start-up AirlineJetstar JapanAir Astana takes delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320China Southern Becomes Sydney’s Fourth A380 OperatorBombardier expands technical Training Agreement w ith FlightPath Internationalfor CRJ Series Regional JetsBaltic Aviation Academy presents Aviation Management study program in Indiaencouraged manufacturers todevelop and introduce newmaterials w hich w ould ensureuncompromised performancew ith reduced fuel consumption.Read MoreThird dreamliner to joinLOT’s fleetThe third Dreamliner of LOTPolish Airlines w ith theregistration number SP-LRClanded today at 16:22 atWarsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.The aircraft flew directly fromPaine Field Airport near Seattlenext to Everett factory in w hichthe Being 787 Dreamliners aremanufactured. The airplane w aspiloted by LOT captain JerzyMakula, w ho brought the firstDreamliner to Poland, captainAndrzej Szymański and captainKrzysztof Turkiew icz. “Verysoon, as the only airline inEurope, w e w ill offer ourPassengers again a uniquestandard of travel” – saysTomasz Balcerzak, Member ofthe Board for Technical andOperational Issues in LOT PolishAirlines. “From June 5, w hen w eare planning to bring the Boeings787 back to regular service, ourPassengers w ill discover all thetreats w e have prepared forthem. Three classes – Elite Club,Premium Club and the economyclass, friendly and morespacious interior is w hat makesthe travelling more comfortablethan ever before. In addition tothat, the specially trained cabincrew of Elite Fleet remaining atour Passengers’ disposal andthe new menu w ill make eachtrip even more enjoyable – MrBalcerzak adds.Read MoreAircraft upset – a call for theaviation industry
    • 5/31/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 51aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-51-127133/view/ 4/5Bombardier announces financial results for the first quarter ended March 31,2013Carpatair achieves IATA Safety and Quality Standards recognition for fifth timeBoeing rolls out first 787 Dreamliner at increased production rateBoeing delivers first direct purchase 767-300ER to MIAT Mongolian AirlinesPetra Airlines entrusts A320 component support to AFI KLM E&MBombardier Extends Q400 Smart Parts Agreement w ith Japan Air CommuterUTair aviation international passenger revenue grow s 60% in Q1 2013United Airlines w elcomes back Boeing 787 DreamlinerAir Arabia signs US$350 million financing deal w ith QNB Group & CBIUnited to add 40 more Embraer 76-seat aircraft to United Express FleetAircraft leasing: how not to miss the markGE Aviation investing $27 million to expand advanced technology efforts inDelaw areIATA renew s Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ Operational Safety certificate for fourthconsecutive timeFokker Services installs new passenger seats in Fokker 70 fleet from KLMCityhopperBaltic Aviation Academy A320 FFS gets certified by CAACEmirates and CAE open second flight training centre in DubaiBombardier targeting longer maintenance check intervals for CSeries aircraftprior to entry-into-serviceQantas to make further investments in Western AustraliaVolga-Dnepr completes its 1,697th delivery of helicoptersRead more >MROEtihad Airw ays new Singapore maintenance facility strengthens Asia PacificoperationsFL Technics signs a partnership agreement w ith XTRA AerospaceAeromexico, SR Technics and Sanad sign 10 year Integrated ComponentServices (ICS) agreements for Boeing 787 DreamlinerAFI KLM E&M To Maintain Afriqiyah Airw ays CF680E1 EnginesBombardier expands maintenance capacity for commercial aircraft at itslargest service centre in Tucson, ArizonaStandardAero aw arded T56 engine MRO contractMNG Airlines signed component pool services agreement for A330F cargoaircraft w ith Turkish TechnicNew passenger seat for Saab 340 and 2000ExecuJet Africa sees high demand at Lagos facilityBarfield aw arded component maintenance for JetBlue Airw ays’ A320 andE190 fleetJSC UTair Aviation selects AJW Aviation for pow er-by-the-hour supportST Aerospace w ins MRO Service Provider of the year aw ardsLufthansa Technik AERO Alzey expands w ithin the Chinese MarketRead more >BUSINESS AVIATIONEmbraer Executive Jets Certifies Prodigy Touch for Phenom 300Greenpoint receives AS9100 recertificationEmbraer Executive Jets Delivers First Signature Series™ Phenom 300 toNetJetsAlmost a year has passed sincethe French authorities releasedtheir final report on the AirFrance Flight 447 crash in theAtlantic Ocean in June, 2009.According to the issued report,the pilots had lacked theunderstanding of how toaddress aircraft stall. During1979-2009, inappropriate crewresponses contributed to over46% of all Loss-Of-Control(LOC) accidents causing morethan 2800 fatalities.Unfortunately, dangerousaircraft conditions like aircraftupset cannot be avoided orresolved solely by new cockpittechnologies, regardless of howsophisticated and technologicallyadvanced these might be. Onceagain the attention must be re-directed to the issue of humanfactor in aviation.According to a Boeing report,LOC accidents remain the maincritical factor in the commercialaviation, corresponding toapprox. 33% of all fatalities. Oneof the main factors w hich maylead to LOC is aircraft upset, i.e.w hen an aircraft exceeds safeparameters of operation. Forinstance, aircraft upset takesplace w hen the pitch attitudebecomes greater than +25o and–10o or the bank angle remainsgreater than 45o.Read More
    • 5/31/13 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 51aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-51-127133/view/ 5/5Airbus ACJ318 cabin takes centre-stage at EBACEEmbraer selects suppliers of systems for second-generation E-JetsNew citation M2 reaches Wing Mate StageDassault Falcon 900EASy Series receives CAAC maintenance approvalBeechcraft Corporation reports strong first quarter 2013 deliveriesRoyal Jet celebrates 10th anniversary w ith a new corporate identityFalcon 2000S, 900LX, 7X to highlight Dassault’s EBACE display as companymarks 50th anniversaryGE Honda Aero Engines approaches final HF120 certification testEASy II granted FAA and EASA approval for Falcon 7XGulfstream enhances services provided by its field and airborne supportteamsRockw ell Collins’ Skybox™ and Venue™ cabin solutions selected for Falcon2000EX retrofit in EuropeGulfstream enhances aircraft sales support in Europe and AfricaAirbus introduces new C4you support for corporate jet customersEmbraer Executive Jets sells first Legacy 600 featuring new interiorFlexjet reports 83 percent grow th in new businessRead more >AIRPORTSAirline partners heralded for contributions to Changi AirportCargo volumes rise 7.8 percent at Dubai World CentralSingapore Changi Airport and SITA partner for innovationKfW IPEX-Bank finances infrastructure for Düsseldorf AirportThree New Airlines Choose Air Malta as their Preferred Ground HandlingPartnerChangi Airport w elcomes the return of Sw issFive w ays to make better use of airport capacityHKIA sees grow th in all traffic categories in AprilDoha International Airport hosts 2nd Aerodrome Certification ImplementationTask Force meeting of ICAOWizz Air inaugural flight from Budapest w elcomedFlughafen Wien increases revenue by approx. 5% in 1st quarter of 2013despite slight decline in passenger trafficEtihad Airw ays boosts services and operations at Abu Dhabi Airport w ith newacquisitionsNine consecutive months of double-digit grow th for Dubai InternationalRead more >Bombardier launchesChallenger 350 JetBombardier Aerospaceannounced today that it hasexpanded its leading Challengerfamily of business jets w ith theaddition of the new Challenger350 aircraft. The Challenger 350jet w as launched, w ithw orldw ide leader in privateaviation NetJets(R) as thew orldw ide launch partner, at aspecial event at the EuropeanBusiness Aviation Conferenceand Exhibition (EBACE) inGeneva, Sw itzerland. Deliveriesof the aircraft are expected tobegin in 2014. "The Challenger350 jet w ill take our existingChallenger family to newheights," said Steve Ridolfi,President, Bombardier BusinessAircraft. "This aircraft furtherenhances our leading businessaircraft portfolio and w ill provideour customers w ith redefineddesign standardsRead MoreIf you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click here.