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FAA grants aviation safety Category 1 rating for Indonesia

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Indonesia complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating. (more…)

Aircraft Interiors Summit, 21st October 2016, Beijing

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Chinese Government has enacted a beneficial policy to push forward Chinese Aeronautical Materials industry, therefore many aero engine and wide-body aircraft projects will be launched. In response, more brand new aeronautical materials and process technology will be required to satisfy the strict industry chain. (more…)

IATA: Global passenger traffic increase by 5% in June 2016

IATA announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.2% compared to the year-ago period. This was up slightly from the 4.8% increase recorded in May.

However, the upward trend in seasonally-adjusted traffic has moderated since January. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.6%, and load factor slipped 0.3% to 80.7%. “The demand for travel continues to increase, but at a slower pace. The fragile and uncertain economic backdrop, political shocks and a wave of terrorist attacks are all contributing to a softer demand environment,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. (more…)

Bloomberg: Putin plans air strikes in Syria

Bloomberg Putin plans air strikes in SyriaRussian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for unilateral air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if the United States rejects his proposal to join forces, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the matter.

Russia has increased its military presence inside Syria and its arms supplies to the Syrian army as it steps up support of longtime ally President Bashar al-Assad, drawing warnings of further destabilisation from Western countries that oppose Assad.

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ICAO launches new aircraft tracking website

ICAO launches new aircraft tracking websiteThe International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced the launch today of its new centralized online information area for aircraft tracking developments.

The new aircraft tracking information area, available on the ICAO Public Website, provides a detailed timeline and all supporting reports and documentation relating to the call for and realization of the world’s first global aircraft tracking requirements.

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Wizz Air announces six A321 leases from CDB leasing

Wizz Air announces six A321 leases from CDB leasingWizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today it has signed an agreement with CDB Leasing (the leasing arm of China Development Bank) to finance six Airbus A321ceo aircraft, including Wizz Air’s first two A321s scheduled for delivery later this year.

Terms of the agreement were not released.

“We’ve developed a strong relationship with CDB Leasing as they continue to support our growth, now financing the first of our new A321s,” said József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer. “The A321, when operational on our more popular routes, will reduce our unit costs significantly while allowing us to offer continued low fares and more opportunities for our passengers to find seats on the flights they want.”

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Boeing sets 300 plane order, plant with China

Boeing sets 300 plane order, plant with ChinaBoeing has reached deals with Chinese firms to sell 300 aircraft and open a completion centre in the Asian country, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported, as President Xi Jinping began his first state visit to the United States.

The order, which was not immediately confirmed by Boeing, demonstrates the vital importance of the massive Chinese market despite a growth slowdown in the world’s second largest economy that threatens to cut into the expansion of air travel.

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Meggitt to acquire composites division of EDAC for $340 m

Meggitt to acquire composites division of EDAC for $340 mMeggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), the leading international engineering group specialising in aerospace, defence and energy markets, has agreed to acquire the composites division of EDAC (“the Business”), formerly known as Parkway Aerospace & Defense, from Greenbriar Equity Group and other associated sellers for US$340 million in cash.

The Business produces highly engineered aerospace components for jet engine and airframe applications, with over 85% of revenues in civil aerospace composites. Key customers include GE, Snecma and United Technologies.

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VistaJet presents Challenger 605 panoramic view

VistaJet presents Challenger 605 panoramic viewVistaJet, global aircraft services provder, presents their new Challenger 605 intercontinental jet with the widest cabin in its category, enhancing personal productivity and performance.

The Challenger 605 is an outstanding intercontinental jet with seating up to 12 passengers with five sleeping positions. Under the VistaJet Fleet Renewal Program, VistaJet is proud to present over ten Challenger 605 aircraft with an average age of less than one year old.

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When quieter means tastier – science behind the amazingly good private jet food

When quieter means tastier – science behind the amazingly good private jet foodFrom coffee made out of cat droppings to puddings sprinkled with edible gold or ice-cream made from water found only on an African mountain top – it is no secret that the successful and wealthy do have the palates that are ‘special’ to say the least. And when it comes to dining aboard a private jet cruising at 30 000 ft, making any kind of food taste delicious becomes a challenge that only experts can take on and succeed.

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