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CEBU PACIFIC AIR TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST A320 WITH SHARKLETS Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of its first A320 equipped w ith Sharklets today during a ceremony in Manila, becoming the first operator of the new fuel-saving w ing tip devices in the Philippines. Read more >

BOEING DELIVERS INDIAN AIR FORCE'S 1ST C-17 TO FLIGHT TEST Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Jan. 22 delivered -- on schedule -- the first of 10 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). India's first C-17 w ill now enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edw ards Air Force Base in Palmdale, Calif. Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014. Read more >

CAE receives certificate from Dassault CAE announced that Dassault Aviation has aw arded its business aviation training centres w orldw ide a Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM) certificate, w hich validates that CAE is delivering superior quality training services for Falcon pilots and maintenance personnel. Read more >

FL Technics signs Boeing 737 NG PBH support agreement with Enter Air FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is further extending its cooperation w ith the Polish carrier Enter Air, by signing a three-year PBH-support agreement for the carrier’s Boeing 737 NG fleet.


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maintenance hangar at Leipzig/Halle Airport Leipzig/Halle Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group have jointly celebrated the official opening of a new aircraft maintenance hangar that is expected to attract airline customers from all over the w orld. Read more >

Embraer Selects Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Engines for Second Generation of E-Jets Embraer SA announced that Pratt & Whitney´s PurePow er® Geared TurbofanTM engines have been selected for its future, second generation of E-Jets, w ith entry into service planned for 2018. The decision is an important milestone in the program, w hich is expected to be officially launched later this year. Read more >

Boeing completes 2012 with recordssetting performance Boeing booked 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. Read more >

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Got Lao Central Livery The painting of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) for Lao Central airline w as completed in Ulianovsk facility (Russia). Read more >

American Airlines And Qatar Airways Announce New Codeshare Relationship American Airlines has signed an agreement w ith Doha, Qatar-based Qatar Airw ays, one of the w orld's fastest-grow ing airlines and a Skytrax 5-Star rated carrier, to codeshare on each other's flights providing new grow th opportunities for American in the Middle East and for Qatar in the United States.

The CIS: increasing opportunities for regional airplanes Practically on the eve of 2013 the CIS aviation regulatory authority - the International Aviation Committee (MAK) – announced the successful completion of the certification process of the Brazilian E-190195 and Bombardier 700 series thus allow ing these aircraft the entrance to the Russian market. The announcement came surprisingly fast after the certification of CF34-8 (CRJ700/E-175) and CF34-10E (E-190) engines in September 2012, since there w as an industry-w ide concern w hether the airplanes w ould actually receive the approval any time soon, mainly due to the Russian Government’s protectionism over its latest SSJ100 aircraft. How ever, after the unfortunate accident at Mount Salak (Indonesia), it seems that Russian top officials have noticeably devaluated their aspiration for w hat w as once considered to be the hope of the entire national aviation industry. Follow ing the SSJ100 crash, the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation officially declared that it had put on hold any considerations w ith regard to SSJ100 introduction to the presidential fleet. And although the official investigation concluded that the accident had not been caused by any technical failure, the Administration has yet to renew talks w ith the manufacturer. Read More

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Boeing Rolls Out First 777 at Increased Production Rate Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out the first 777 to be built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 airplanes per year. The airplane is a 777 Freighter that w ill be delivered in February to Korean Air.



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First new ATR aircraft delivered to an Austrian Airline The Austrian carrier InterSky today took delivery of their first ATR 72-600 aircraft ordered in 2012. This is also the first ATR aircraft that w ill fly in the livery of an Austrian airline. Read more >

FL Technics Jets completes its longest business jet maintenance check FL Technics Jets, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services for business aviation, has recently completed its longest ever maintenance check. The 2,000 man-hour long C-Check w as performed on a Russian business jet operator’s Haw ker 800 XP.


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airBaltic First in Europe to Start Green Flying for Turboprop Aircraft Latvian national airline airBaltic together w ith its consortium partners Quovadis and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme launched a new project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) to operate Europe’s first green flights for turboprop aircraft. Read more >

Tunisia’s First C-130J Sees Daylight Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed painting the first of tw o Tunisian Air Force C-130J-30 Super Hercules. Read more >

COMMERCIAL AVIATION Emirates doubles A380 capacity to New York and Paris Boeing 737 MAX gets milestone order from Aviation Capital Group United Airlines Launches First International Dreamliner Service Petra Airlines Obtained AOC to be a Schedule Operator Emirates and Qantas w elcome draft ACCC determination on partnership

How hard it is to hide an entire industrial com plex How hard is it to hide an entire industrial complex such that it w ouldn’t be possible to spot it from the air? Well, it’s not an easy task, but still possible nonetheless. Actually, it w as already achieved once in California, USA. During World War II, the US army decided it w as necessary to hide the entire Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant, w hich at the time w as manufacturing military aircraft. This w as commissioned in order to prevent Japanese air intelligence from targeting the object, staving off a possible air attack. The object w as strategically vital, so no means could be deemed excessive. Read More

CIT adds ten A350 XWB aircraft to its portfolio GE Aviation Forms Joint Venture w ith SeaCast Operation for Jet Engine Components Haw aiian to Add Fleet of Long-Range, Single-Aisle Aircraft Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 233 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 481 Aircraft in 2012 First new ATR aircraft delivered to an Austrian Airline



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Middle East Airlines firms up order for ten A320neo Family aircraft Austrian takes off w ith new long-haul cabin Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Airw ays and Shell Celebrate the Introduction of GTL Aviation Fuel at Doha International Airport THAI Smile to become first A320 commercial operator to use Airbus’ Flight Hour Services Air New Zealand highly ranked amongst w orld’s safest airlines Estonian Air carried 887 563 passengers last year Boeing grow s composite manufacturing capability in Utah Singapore Airlines firms up order for more A380s and A350 XWBs Aeroflot traffic and capacity statistics for november and 11 months of 2012 Citilink orders 25 Airbus A320neo Embraer Delivers 106 Commercial and 99 Executive Jets In 2012 Bombardier Partners w ith Kasetsart University in Thailand to Provide Engineering Education 51 Fokker aircraft placed in 2012 Qantas w elcomes interim authorisation for Emirates partnership LIAT becomes new ATR customer in the Caribbean region Qantas Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners Turbomeca’s Arriel 2E engine is certified by EASA Alaska Airlines Opening Flight Attendant Base in San Diego US Airw ays reports highest annual profit in company history Etihad Airw ays records profit for second year running Large 76 Seat Regional Jets Will Join the American Fleet for the First Time in its History Bombardier commercial aircraft caps off successful year for its Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program IndiGo becomes the first Indian airline w ith Sharklet equipped A320 Read more >

BUSINESS AVIATION Bombardier appoints Flying Colours Corp. and Jetcorp technical services as authorized service facilities Jetcorp technical services begins w ork on 35th Challenger 300 Jet Edge International continues to elevate w ith Fleet Expansion and New Funding ExecuJet Africa appointed authorised installation centre by Aviation Partners XOJET Achieves 77% Grow th in the Second Half of 2012 While Industry Remains Flat Jet Aviation St. Louis performs its 200th green aircraft completion Bombardier Kicks Off the New Year by Increasing Support for Customers at Tw o Major Events Embraer Signs a USD 1.5 Billion Contract w ith Aldus Aviation for up to 35 EJets Dassault Falcon to Provide On-Site Support at Global Events in 2013 Global 6000 jet obtains Brazilian certification : Soaring to new heights: The rise of the global rotorcraft m arket In the scope of both civil and military aviation, the global helicopter market is set to maintain the tenacious grow th it has experienced over the past five years. Indeed, current forecasts suggest that by 2017 the industry w ill be w orth an estimated $24.7 billion. Underlying the surge in demand for new rotorcraft has been the broadened appetite for helicopter use in various grow th sectors of the global economy. Moreover, the replacement cycles of aging helicopter fleets are being propelled by rising levels of disposable income in emerging markets. For expanding and new ly established helicopter operators, ensuring the effective long-term service of rotorcraft w ill require, among other factors, revised approaches to parts supply management. Based on the forecasts of the existing Rolls Royce 10-year helicopter market outlook, a total of 16,970 turbine rotorcraft deliveries w orth $140 billion are anticipated by 2020, including 10,900 for civil application and 6,070 for military use. Driving these orders are enhanced civil market fundamentals and a grow ing call by the w orld’s defence organisations for the vertical lift capability afforded by helicopters. Precisely, recent years have seen a stronger dependency on helicopters for use in offshore oil and gas operations, emergency medical services (EMS) and by law enforcement agencies. In addition, w hat has conventionally been an industry focused on the industrialised nations of Europe and North America has begun to undergo a shift in its customer base, w ith the Asia-Pacific region expected to dominate expanding sales figures over the next five years. Read More

Bombardier to show case tw o class-leading jets at Aero India Embraer and Republic Airw ays Sign USD 4 billion Contract for up to 94 E175 Jets Bombardier expands business aircraft support netw ork in Nigeria w ith addition of Authorized Service Facility Read more >



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MRO PEMCO's Tampa Base Celebrates 500th Redelivery, 200th w ith JetBlue Airw ays Sabena Technics performs the very first installation of SATCOM systems on an ATR 42-600 aircraft A J Walter leasing expands engine lease pool ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm secures C130 contract from Royal Air Force of Oman Rolls-Royce w ins new engine support contract in Saudi Arabia AFI KLM E&M Flies To Help AlMasria Universal Airlines SR Technics to complement existing component repair shop netw ork w ith Malaysian facility Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) Launches Construction of New State-ofthe-art MRO Facility at Birmingham Airport StandardAero Becomes First MRO to Receive Aerospace Coatings Application Certification from Embry Riddle/Society for Protective Coatings Safran forms local partnerships to develop Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty production facilities in Bidos Jet Aviation Singapore triples maintenance hangar size in Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park to meet increased demand ST Engineering increases shareholding in US subsidiary GE Aviation Signs MOU w ith Aldus Aviation for CF34 Lessor Maintenance Programs Grand opening: Barfield launches its subsidiary in Bogotá Safran signs partnership agreement w ith Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty selected for loan, exchange and overhaul of landing gears on Qatar Airw ays Airbus aircraft Lufthansa Technik AG intends an extensive reorganization of its administrative structures Read more >

AIRPORTS Changi Airport caps milestone year w ith contribution to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund Dubai Airports opens the w orld’s first A380 concourse at Dubai International Menzies aw arded contract w ith Thomson Airw ays at Glasgow Airport Baltic Ground Services to provide into-plane fuelling services for Aeroflot Record number of passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2012 Low er airport charges at Chopin Airport Vienna Airport Reopens Modernised Check-in 1 Passenger Numbers Up 2% At Dublin Airport in 2012 Refurbishment of DXB’s Terminal 1 to begin in 2013 TNT-UPS : Liege Airport’s position 2012 w as a record year for Chopin Airport TSA Authorizes MorphoTrust Channeling Services to Screen Airport Workers and Produce Secure Badges Flughafen Wien AG: 5.0% increase in passengers to 22.2 million in 2012 Bordeaux Mérignac Airport w ithstands the European air transport crisis w ith grow th of 8.9% in 2012 LOTOS starts fuel deliveries at the Warsaw Chopin Airport Jet Aviation opens a new Fixed Base Operation in Berlin to provide handling services at Schönefeld and Tegel International airports

Airbus beats order target and sets new com pany delivery records Arbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers (17 new ) and exceeded its order target of 650 by w inning 914 gross orders. These orders include 305 CEO, 478 NEO, 82 A330/A340s, 40 A350 XWB and nine A380s. Airbus’ backlog sets a new industry-w ide record of 4,682 aircraft valued at over US$638 billion. Deliveries w ere 10 per cent higher than the 2011 record (534) and 2012 w as the 11th year in a row of increased production. In single aisles, Airbus set a new record of 455 deliveries (421 in 2011). Widebody deliveries reached a record 103 aircraft (87 in 2011), underlining the success of the A330 Family w hich is being 5/6


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Moscow Domodedovo Airport: most punctual airlines in December, 2012 Dubai International airport third busiest in the w orld for international passengers Read more >

produced at the highest monthly production rates ever (9.5 in 2012 rising to 10 in Spring 2013). The A380 delivery target of 30 w as achieved setting a new company record for the type (26 in 2011). Read More

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