Month: September 2016

US State Department Approves Japan’s Purchase of Four KC-46As

US STATE Department approval has been granted for a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of four Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling aircraft, plus related equipment, training and support. The estimated cost is $1.9 billion. The US Defense Security Cooperation

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Aviation Art for Sale

Boeing has launched a collection of handcrafted furniture and accessories made from genuine aircraft parts produced on its and predecessor company product lines.  Examples of artefacts available include a bench made from a 727-200 jetliner wing slat; a B-17 Flying

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Japan Airlines Extends Service Support

Embraer has signed an extension of its Flight Hour Pool Program with Japan Airlines for its subsidiary J-AIR’s growing fleet of E170s and E190s.  The agreement, covering the next ten years, comprises more than 300 individual parts and has been

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Engine Maintenance J-V Explored

Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines are exploring the creation of a joint venture maintenance company for the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G family of geared turbofan (GTF) engines.  The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to look at

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Azores Airlines’ Fleet Modernisation

Azores Airlines has revealed it is updating its short-haul and transatlantic fleets.  The Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA)-owned carrier is planning to lease six new Airbus A321neos – including four longer range A321LRs – under a deal signed with

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Lufthansa and Air China Launch Joint Venture

The Lufthansa Group and Air China are set to increase their co-operation after signing a commercial joint venture (JV).  The agreement, confirmed on September 20, follows the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in 2014 and will see the carriers significantly

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Fly KISS Heads for London

New French carrier Fly KISS has confirmed plans to launch services to London Luton Airport on November 7. The airline will fly to Brest and Strasbourg three times a week and Clermont-Ferrand four times a week, using a 49-seat Embraer

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USAF’s New B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber Named Raider

SECRETARY OF the Air Force Deborah Lee James has confirmed that the US Air Force’s new Northrop Grumman B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) is to be named Raider. James announced the official name for the aircraft today, September 19, during

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2016 Live Flight Sim Web Conference

The second annual Online Virtual Pilots Association (OVPA) Flight Sim Web Conference is scheduled for September 24, 2016 at 1900 GMT. This year out guests will be: Dovetail Games, REX Simulations, Aerosoft, FSFX, and Airline2Sim. It’s quite a packed broadcast

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Logitech Acquires Saitek

Logitech has announced the acquisition of the Mad Catz Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight and space simulation game controller assets for $13 million. Vice President and General Manager of Gaming at Logitech, Ujesh Desai said: “We’re pleased

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