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Avia Time January, 2014


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Avia Time January, 2014

  1. 1. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 AVIA SOLUTIONS GROUP TO DEVELOP AND MANAGE THE FOURTH MOSCOW AIRPORT Avia Solutions Group, a WSE listed global provider of one-stop-shop aviation business solutions, has recently signed a cooperation agreement w ith the largest Russian state-ow ned holding company Rostec. Both companies have agreed upon establishing a joint business venture and implementing the project of the development and management of the fourth Moscow airport hub on the basis of existing Ramenskoye aerodrome. Read more > AEROFLOT CONTINUES INTEGRATION OF SUBSIDIARIES BY TAKING FULL COMMERCIAL CONTROL OF ROSSIYA AIRLINES FLIGHTS Aeroflot Group (the «Group», Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) w ill assume full commercial control of Rossiya Airlines on 30 March 2014, continuing the process of successful integration of the subsidiaries that Aeroflot acquired from State Corporation Rostec in 2011. Read more > Boeing Begins 777X High-Speed Wind Tunnel Tests Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced today that high-speed w ind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last w eek at Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. Read more > Luxaviation acquires Unijet and becomes third largest European business aviation group The Luxembourgish business aviation group Luxaviation takes a further step forw ard by acquiring the leading French business aviation operator Unijet through its Belgian subsidiary Abelag. Based at Bourget in Paris, Unijet provides the group w ith access to the first European business aviation airport. Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year for 2014 1/6
  2. 2. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 Read more > Bombardier Aerospace Confirms Change to its CSeries Aircraft’s Entryinto-Service Entry-into-service of CS100 aircraft now expected in the second half of 2015, to be follow ed apprEntry-into-service of CS100 aircraft now expected in the second half of 2015, to be follow ed approximately six months afterw ards by entry-into-service of the CS300 aircraft. Commercial aviation: an economic factor for the past 100 years Read more > ATR increases its turnover by 13% in 2013 and remains leader in the regional aviation market ATR ended 2013 breaking new annual records. The manufacturer increased its turnover to US$ 1.63 billion, an increase of 13% compared to the previous year (2012: 1.44 billion). Read more > Boeing Closes 2013 With Record Commercial Deliveries Air Transport industry Improves Safety Performance In 2013 CAE sets new record for full-flight simulator sales with 43 sold year to date CAE today announced that it has set a new record for the sale of full-flight simulators (FFS) w ith 43 FFS already sold year to date in fiscal 2014. The latest contracts include the sale of five full-flight simulators -- one B787 simulator to Air Canada, one B737NG simulator to an undisclosed customer in North America as w ell as tw o A320 simulators and one B737NG simulator to an undisclosed customer in Asia. Read more > AviaAM Leasing delivers Boeing 737 to Aurora Airlines Aeroflot transfers 49% stake in Aurora Airlines to Sakhalin Oblast EXECUTIVES Aeroflot today transferred 49% of the shares of JSC Aurora Airlines to Sakhalin Oblast. Read more > EXPERT OPINION 2/6
  3. 3. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 Indian aviation industry: a fight for a better tomorrow The Monarch Group appoints Andrew Sw affield as MD of Monarch Airlines Confusion and uncertainty have been the best description of last several years for the Indian commercial aviation sector. But it seems that the market is show ing certain signs of an upcoming turnaround. Read more > Does “digital” really mean “safer” in aviation? As the aviation industry has been developing along the years, technological improvements are among those factors, w hich have allow ed airlines to expand around the globe w ithout significant safety deterioration. Moreover, The ICAO statistical data indicates that during the last few years the overall global aviation accident rate w as the low est since the organization began tracking it in 2006. Read more > Two sides to every coin or a different view on Government subsidies to airlines As concerns most external forces, the airline industry is probably more vulnerable than any other industry out there. With the average jet fuel price level stubbornly refusing to drop below $120/bbl. throughout the last 12 months, IATA predicts that airlines w ill spend approx. $210 billion on fuel in 2014. Over the past decade global carriers have already lost $50 billion due to the global economic crisis, high fuel prices, 9/11 attacks and other factors. In order to avoid multiple bankruptcy cases, some governments choose to subsidize airlines. Read more > Avinco has further expanded its team w ith the appointment of former Airbus Vice President Contracts for the Middle East, Henri De Sulzer Wart as Vice President Commercial. Why pilots are unwilling to move to China? Despite the concentrated efforts on making expatriation easier and more convenient, the number of failing assignments abroad has not changed significantly over the years. Based on numerous studies, China is the third country according to the number of incoming expatriates w ho report critical difficulties and fail to complete their assignments. Read more > Current generation aircraft: too early for a requiem? During the last few years the gradual fleet renew al process has become a truly global 3/6
  4. 4. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 phenomenon. As airlines struggling to cut dow n costs continue to demand more fuel efficient aircraft, the largest manufacturers have raised their production rates to a historical maximum and display no signs of dow nsizing their operations any time soon. On the one hand, these processes have caused a major headache to the aftermarket players. Read more > Landing Gear MRO: a constant in the ever-changing industry According to the latest IATA forecast, the demand for air travel w ill keep grow ing at the rate of 5-6% a year. This is certainly good new s for the entire industry, including aircraft manufacturers and carriers. How ever, an increasing w orkload for airlines naturally means more take-offs and landings and, in turn, more pressure on the MRO providers servicing the landing gear of the grow ing number of aircraft. In Europe alone this market segment is estimated to be w orth approximately $800 million in 2013 w ith the grow th rate of up to 4% per year. Allan McArtor to become Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc. in March 2014, succeeds Sean O’Keefe Read more > Pilot shortage – an airplane industry’s chronic headache to infect the civil helicopter market Experts indicate that the global helicopter market is on a firm recovery from a major dow nfall in 2008-2010 and should increase by over 40% during the follow ing 8-9 years. Meanw hile, w ith governments to continue scrutinizing their spending on defence the market is observing a noticeable shift from military to civil helicopters. The latter are projected to become the main source of demand for manufacturers as early as by 2020. How ever, the development of the civil helimarket, particularly in such emerging markets as the CIS, is to face the same obstacle that airplane operators have been struggling w ith for almost a decade – pilot shortage. Gulfstream Names Fabio Rebello Regional Senior Vice President, International Sales Read more > COMMERCIAL AVIATION Zhejiang Loong Airlines firms up order for 20 A320 Family aircraft A350 MSN2 rolls out of paint hangar w ith special 'Carbon' livery Boeing Closes 2013 With Record Commercial Deliveries Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Visits New Zealand in International Debut Air Algerie fuels grow th w ith 3 new ATR 72-600s WestJet reports December load factor of 81.7 per cent AviaAM Leasing delivers 6 aircraft to Russian regional carriers A350 XWB in Bolivia for high altitude testing Tigerair and Cebu Pacific to enter into w ide-ranging strategic alliance Karl Sandlund appointed new member of SAS Group Management Estonian Air sold its share in Amadeus Estonia to Amadeus IT Group, S.A airberlin and Etihad Airw ays announce expansion of partnership and unveil joint livery aircraft OTHER NEWS AviaAM Leasing delivers Boeing 737 to Belavia Record sales for the Lufthansa Group in passenger traffic Boeing Delivers AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ Fifth 747-8 Freighter Al Qahtani Aviation Company Orders up to 26 Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 238 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 388 Aircraft in 2013 Asiana Airlines signs FHS Components contract w ith Airbus for its A380 fleet Airbus Mobile Assembly Line’s First Building Taking Shape Air Lituanica increases its statutory capital Airbus w elcomes A380 operations in India 4/6
  5. 5. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 Read more > Gulfstream Launches The Gulfstream Portfolio Collection MRO Wencor Group Announces Acquisition of Flight Line Products, Inc. Darw in Airline aw ards maintenance contract to Volga-Dnepr Technics in Germany ATR and Royal Air Maroc sign a Global Maintenance Agreement KLM UK Engineering Opens Aircraft Dismantling & Recycling Solutions Centre Rw andAir and Ethiopian Airlines Sign Technical Support Agreement ST Aerospace Seal New Contracts Worth $780M in 4Q2013 Sabena technics and Airbus sign a 15 year painting contract Gulf Air Announces 3-year MRO Agreement w ith JorAMCo to Meet Fleet Heavy Maintenance and ‘C’ Check Requirement Dutch Business Aviation and Superyacht industry strengthen their ties in partnership Volga-Dnepr Technics increases its aircraft maintenance services in Leipzig for Western aircraft Will low er fuel prices lend a hand to the aircraft MRO providers? Lion Group Chooses CFM56-5B to Pow er A320ceo Fleet AFI KLM E&M Steps up Cooperation With Myanmar Airw ays International Read more > AIRPORTS Gulfstream Luton approved to w ork on G280 and G650 New Mumbai Airport, Designed By Skidmore, Ow ings & Merrill, Inaugurated Aéroports de Paris, Schiphol Group and Incheon International Airport Corporation renew their cooperation agreement Copenhagen Airport: More than 24 million travellers in 2013 Heathrow 's new Terminal to open on 4 June 2014 Fraport Traffic Figures – December & Full Year 2013: Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow Heathrow to consult w ith households on third runw ay plan Amadeus unveils ground-breaking baggage reconciliation system bringing savings and efficiencies to Icelandair Gatw ick Chief Executive Stew art Wingate explain how expanding Gatw ick can be better for the Scottish economy Read more > MILITARY Cooperation betw een ASELSAN and Turkish Technic Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries' Arrow 3 Interceptor Successfully Completes 2nd Flight Test Boeing Starts Assembly of Final KC-46A Test Aircraft CAE w ins defence contracts valued at more than C$110 million Rockw ell Collins and Bluesky sign final agreement to form ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation Co. LTD. Statement from Marillyn A. Hew son, CEO and President, on F-35 CEO Conference Airbus Group, Inc. Continues to Successfully Serve the U.S. Coast Guard w ith Delivery of 16th HC-144A Ocean Sentry Aircraft Spanish Ministry of Defense Becomes the World’s Leading Operator of the Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 Helicopter for military use US Air Force Receives 1st B-1 Equipped w ith Boeing Integrated Battle Station 5/6
  6. 6. 3/4/2014 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 59 Northrop Grumman-Built Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Unmanned Aircraft Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flying Hours Read more > 6/6