Saturday April 19, 2014

China’s Minsheng places big Gulfstream order

China’s Minsheng places big Gulfstream order

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing has placed an order for up to 60 Gulfstream business jets aircraft. The announcement didn’t detail the breakdown between firm orders and options. It covers the Gulfstream... [Continue reading]

F-35 confirmed for UK airshow season

F-35 confirmed for UK airshow season

The UK MoD has confirmed a Lockheed Martin F-35 will make its first overseas airshow visit this year when one visits the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from 11-13 July and the Farnborough Airshow from 14-20 July. Approval for the airshow displays... [Continue reading]

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

The world’s best-selling jet airliner achieved another milestone on April 16, with the delivery of the 8,000th 737 to United Airlines. The aircraft, a 737-900ER is painted in standard United Airlines livery, but adds a small logo commemorating the milestone... [Continue reading]

First Kiwi SH-2G(I) Seasprite flies

First Kiwi SH-2G(I) Seasprite flies

The first Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite for New Zealand has made its first production test flight at Kaman’s facility in Bloomfield Connecticut. The aircraft, one of 10 on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy, will be used for maintenance and aircrew... [Continue reading]

Avalon cuts fees to stimulate traffic

Avalon cuts fees to stimulate traffic

Avalon Airport has dramatically cut its landing fees in a bid to stimulate activity. Landing fees for airliners and corporate jets are being cut by 15 per cent, while light aircraft landing fees will be cut from $100 to $30. Charter aircraft landing fees... [Continue reading]

Etihad & Fiji Airways to interline

Etihad & Fiji Airways to interline

Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have announced a “groundbreaking” interline agreement which they say “is the starting point of further negotiations between the two airlines”. “This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from... [Continue reading]

F-35′s 15,000 flying hours milestone

F-35′s 15,000 flying hours milestone

Lockheed Martin has announced that the F-35 Lightning II fleet recently passed the 15,000 flying hours milestone. The F-35′s prime contractor says as of April 7 operational F-35s had flown a total of 8,050 flight hours, while SDD development aircraft... [Continue reading]

Construction to begin as soon as 2016 on a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek?

Construction to begin as soon as 2016 on a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek?

The federal government has confirmed Badgerys Creek as the site of a new, second airport for Sydney, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss announced today. “The government has confirmed that... [Continue reading]

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said he will raise the issue of foreign investment in Qantas when he mets with Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum in Dubai this week. “I’m sure he’ll raise it if I don’t. But I will explicitly... [Continue reading]

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair Australia’s new Brisbane-Darwin and Brisbane-Cairns services begin today (April 15) following the budget airline’s establishment of an operational base at Brisbane Airport last month. The new Brisbane base, announced late last year, became... [Continue reading]

MoU signed for Avalon Int’l expansion

MoU signed for Avalon Int’l expansion

An MoU has been signed between the owners of Avalon Airport, Linfox Group, and HNA Group Hainan Airlines to commence international services into Avalon. The MoU, signed on the sidelines of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s trade mission to China, commits... [Continue reading]

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