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Interjet to use four SSJ100s as spare part donors

Interjet put four of its 22 Sukhoi Superjet 100s out of service Delays in the maintenance of Powerjet SaM146 engines kept the Russian regional jets on the ground. In the meantime, the four aircraft, which were only a few years old, serve as spare part donors for the rest of the fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

IATA: 2018 Passenger Growth to Stay Above Trend, But Slower Than 2017

Worldwide air passenger traffic was up 8% year-over-year (YOY) in November, the sector’s strongest rise in five months, according to IATA’s November Air Passenger Market Analysis. For the first 11 months of 2017, passenger traffic increased 7.7% over 2016, considerably ahead of the 5.5% ten-year average pace. (atwonline.com) More...

Boeing 747, Airbus A380 Operators Rank Low on Transpacific Fuel Efficiency

Operating four-engined jets such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 has placed Qantas, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines at the bottom of a recent ranking of airline fuel efficiency on transpacific flights. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

(Video) The Little Brother | Cirrus SR22 | Emirates

Cute video about the SR22 joining the training fleet for Emirates (www.youtube.com) More...

Airbus chief Enders condemns protectionism and Brexit

Airbus chief executive Tom Enders last night launched a blistering attack on "protectionism" in the aerospace and aviation industries, linking the election of US president Donald Trump and the 2016 UK vote to leave the European Union as moves that could damage free trade and aircraft manufacturing on both sides of the Atlantic. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Canada, U.K. Renew Demands on Boeing to Drop Bombardier Dispute

Canada and the U.K. are continuing to press Boeing Co. to drop its trade challenge of Bombardier Inc., with one Canadian minister saying any resolution must also include the cancellation of U.S. punitive tariffs. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Sabena Technics to build Toulouse widebody paint line

Airbus has engaged French maintenance specialist Sabena Technics to build a fourth aircraft painting facility at the airframer's production line in Toulouse. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

SJI Challenges Reports of Interjet Fleet Woes

Superjet International (SJI) is disputing the essence of reports that four Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100s sit stranded in maintenance hangars at the Mexico City base of Western launch operator Interjet, while crews “cannibalize” the idle airplanes for parts to keep the remaining 18 in the fleet flying. Speaking with AIN from Superjet International’s offices in Venice, Italy, SJI senior vice president commercial Stewart Cordner didn’t deny that Interjet has suffered some engine overhaul delays, but he… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Mysterious: Qatar Airways Offered 25% Stake In Unnamed US Airline Startup

Qatar Airways has been investing in foreign airlines the past few years, presumably as a way for the government to diversify their assets. They’re not necessarily looking to fully integrate with these airlines, but rather they seem to be investing as a way of getting a direct return on their investment, at least long term (unlike what we’ve seen Etihad do with airberlin, Alitalia, etc.). In other words, it seems that they’re fine investing in airlines even if it doesn’t lead to an amazing joint… (onemileatatime.boardingarea.com) More...


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