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ATR TURNS DOWN OFFER OF AFRICAN TRAINING BASE

ATR TURNS DOWN OFFER OF AFRICAN TRAINING BASE

🕔20:15, 20.Oct 2010

ATR will not establish a training base in Eastern Africa despite request from those countries, instead the facility will be based in South Africa. The move has confused observers because East Africa airline such as Fly540 and Precision Air operate

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SKYWEST TAKE DELIVERY OF FOUR CRJ900

SKYWEST TAKE DELIVERY OF FOUR CRJ900

🕔17:18, 20.Oct 2010

SkyWest Leasing, a subsidiary of US regional airline SkyWest has taken delivery of four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft on long-term operating leases from Waha Capital, the Abu-Dhabi-based diversified investment holding company. The aircraft will be used by one of SkyWests affiliates.

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Daniel Weder joins EU expert committee

Daniel Weder joins EU expert committee

🕔17:17, 20.Oct 2010

Daniel Weder, CEO of the Swiss air navigation service provider skyguide, is joining the new European Union expert committee chaired by EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas. The Aviation Platform, which was established as a result of the ash cloud in

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Kuehne + Nagel airfreight tonnage up 29%

Kuehne + Nagel airfreight tonnage up 29%

🕔17:16, 20.Oct 2010

International cargo carrier Kuehne + Nagel says its airfreight tonnage increased by 29% in the first nine months of 2010, although growth slowed mid year. Kuehne + Nagel benefited from increased volumes and market share to and from Aisa. The

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A320 FREIGHTER CONVERSION PROGRAMME DELAYED

A320 FREIGHTER CONVERSION PROGRAMME DELAYED

🕔17:15, 20.Oct 2010

The target certification date of Airbus A320 passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion programme has been delayed until late 2012. work was supposed to b egin in January but the economic downturn led the manufacturer to push the programme back first until the

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SENIOR PROFIT FORECASE LIFTED

SENIOR PROFIT FORECASE LIFTED

🕔17:14, 20.Oct 2010

Senior, aerospace and lorry hydraulics group, has reported strong third quarter results and raised its full year forecast to meet the top end. Renewed strength in the aircraft manufacturing market has boosted Senior’s aircraft programmes. The company expect to make

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BLUE LINE CHARTER AIRLINE CLOSES

BLUE LINE CHARTER AIRLINE CLOSES

🕔17:14, 20.Oct 2010

French charter carrier Blue Line, which had been in administration since September, has ceased to operate. Its fleet of eight aircraft – two Airbus A310s, four Boeing MD-83s and two Fokker 100s – has been returned to leasing firms. There

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TRANSAERO COUPON SET AT 11.85%

TRANSAERO COUPON SET AT 11.85%

🕔17:13, 20.Oct 2010

Transaero Airlines third, fourth and fifth coupons of 01 bonds have been set at 11.85% per annum. The third coupon will be paid on April 27, 2011, the fourth on October 26, 2011, and the fifth on April 25, 2012.

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SUKHOI REPORTS $7.2 MILLLION REVENUE IN 2009

SUKHOI REPORTS $7.2 MILLLION REVENUE IN 2009

🕔17:12, 20.Oct 2010

In its financial report for 2009, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft posted revenue at $7.202 million, an increase of 1.2 times on 2008 number. However the manufacturer reported an operating loss $65.526 million, compared to a loss of $44.783 million in 2008.

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TNT AIRWAYS TAKES 777-220LRF ON LEASE

TNT AIRWAYS TAKES 777-220LRF ON LEASE

🕔17:11, 20.Oct 2010

TNT Airways has agreed to lease three 777-200 LR freighters from Guggenheim Aviation Partners. The first aircraft will be delivered and enter service by July 2011; while the others will be delivered by the end of 2011. The new freighters,

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