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What's new - 17 September 2019

GECAS and David Neeleman agree to a Letter of Intent for Nine A220-300 aircraft bookmark

GECAS and David Neeleman’s new airline, codenamed ‘Moxy’, have agreed to a Letter of Intent for the purchase and leaseback of nine A220-300 aircraft with deliveries scheduled in 2021 and 2022.

What's new - 22 August 2019

Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket bookmark

Dreieich, 19th August 2019. The market leader in airline distribution, Hahn Air, unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution powered by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. To mark the occasion, the German airline and ticketing expert welcomed the first passengers holding NDC-enabled Hahn Air tickets on one of its scheduled flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf on 16th August 2019.

What's new - 31 July 2019

Pegasus Airlines partners with ICRON to digitalise and optimise end-to-end operations bookmark

LONDON (30th July 2019) --ICRON, a leading provider of Optimised Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimisation software solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s leading low-cost airline and one of the region’s frontrunners, to digitalise and optimise the airline’s end-to-end planning, decision making, and operations. The first phase of this partnership – which aims to ultimately optimise all of Pegasus’ ground operations through ICRON’s integrated, automated planning and decision-making software platform – is the implementation of ICRON’s Ground Handling Services Optimisation Solution.

What's new - 16 July 2019

CFO Geir Karlsen appointed interim CEO of Norwegian as Bjørn Kjos steps down bookmark

After 17 years as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjørn Kjos (72) will leave the position and continue in a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, with effect from July 11th. Until Norwegian appoints a new CEO, CFO Geir Karlsen (54) will act as interim CEO, while Chairman Niels Smedegaard (57) will take on a more active role in the management.

What's new - 1 July 2019

S7 Technics preps aircraft for Kazakhstan’s first LCC FlyArystan bookmark

Air Astana sent two of its A320s to S7 Technics’ southernmost base under long-term contract for maintenance support the companies signed in 2018. Mineralnye Vody aircraft painting shop painted the aircraft into FlyArystan’s livery using the advanced base coat / clear coat system produced by the global leader in paint and coating, Dutch Akzo Nobel.

What's new - 21 June 2019

JetBlue Airways to add A321XLR and additional A220s to its fleet bookmark

Le Bourget, 20 June 2019 – JetBlue Airways will add the A321XLR to its already large fleet of Airbus aircraft and increase its existing order for Airbus A220s. JetBlue has contracted to convert 13 existing A321neo orders into firm orders for the new A321XLR, which Airbus revealed this week at the Paris Air Show. Also, JetBlue has firmed up an order for an additional 10 A220-300 aircraft from existing options.

What's new - 20 June 2019

Embraer Announces KLM Intention for up to 35 E195-E2 Jets bookmark

Paris, France, June 19, 2019 – Embraer announced today, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. This intention, which still requires a Purchase Agreement, has a value of USD 2.48 billion based on Embraer’s current list prices. The order will be added to Embraer's backlog as soon as a firm contract is completed.

What's new - 19 June 2019

JetSMART Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 85 A320neo Family Aircraft bookmark

PARIS, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that JetSMART has selected the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power 85 firm order Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetSMART with GTF engine maintenance through a 12-year EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019.

What's new - 19 June 2019

Air Tahiti orders two ATR 42-600 STOL aircraft bookmark

Thanks to these ATR 42s with enhanced capabilities, the Polynesian airline will be able to take off and land on runways that are only 800 metres long.

What's new - 19 June 2019

Elix Aviation Capital launch customer for ATR’s new Short Take Off and Landing version bookmark

Turboprop leasing specialist orders 10 ATR 42-600S


Paris–Le Bourget, 19 June 2019 – Dublin-based turboprop leasing firm Elix Aviation Capital, has today signed a Letter of Intent to become the launch customer of the ATR 42-600S, with an order for 10 aircraft. This new version of the ATR 42-600 offers capabilities to take-off from and land on runways as short as 800m, with the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take Off and Landing). ATR is currently finalising the process for official launch of the 42-600S and received authorisation to take in orders for the aircraft, subject to the final confirmation for launch from the company’s Board of Directors, expected before year end.