Premium #117 – Scimitar Cuts Fuel Burn

Recently a number of airlines flying Boeing 737s have switched to the latest Aviation Partners’ (APB) winglet. The new device is called Split Scimitar, as shown in the image. Its shape is quite different from the previous blended winglets seen on 737s. United Airlines was the launch customer and other airlines have ordered the new […]

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Lessor Falko Regional Aircraft Limited Adds Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft to its Portfolio

Adria Airways (Adria) of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), and Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Falko has added a CRJ900 …

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Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order

China’s Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.

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Flexible bandwidth control with Pharostar VSAT supports cost-effective media streaming on superyacht Samar

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EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 gear shaft redesign

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Airbus Corporate Foundation, JetBlue and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen send humanitarian aid to Haiti

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Boeing Statement on Shandong Airlines Commitment to Purchase 50 737s

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Hawaiian Airlines narrows 1Q net loss to $5.1 million

Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings incurred a first-quarter net loss of $5.1 million, narrowed from a net deficit of $17.2 million in the year-ago period.

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JetBlue pilots vote to join ALPA

The National Mediation Board has announced that JetBlue Airways’ 2,529 pilots voted overwhelmingly to join the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

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Hamad International Airport ‘soft opening’ set for April 30; full opening May 27

Doha’s long-delayed Hamad International Airport (HIA) will open April 30 with a “soft launch,” eventually switching 10 carriers to the new airport. Full opening is set for May 27.

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Lufthansa, Gevo partner to evaluate renewable jet fuel

Lufthansa has inked an agreement with Gevo Inc. to evaluate its renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use.

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SkyWest estimates $30 million hit from 1Q severe weather

Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, warned that the negative consequences of severe weather during the first quarter will likely sink the company to a loss for the period.

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Jazeera Airways 1Q profit falls, but outlook improves

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways posted a first-quarter profit of KD2.1 million ($7.4 million), down 41.8% compared to KD3.6 million in the year-ago period.

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Sheremetyevo Airport to transfer Simferopol flights to domestic zone

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport will transfer flights to Simferopol, Crimea, to the Federal zone of Terminal D starting April 25, where passengers will be registered on the counters of domestic airlines.

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STG Aerospace seeks further certifications after Arkefly deal

STG Aerospace is hoping to certify its retrofit ambient lighting system for the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 757 by the end of this year, after securing Dutch charter airline Arkefly as its launch customer on the Boeing 737-800.

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