U.S. Government, Lockheed Martin Announce C-130J Super Hercules Multiyear II Contract

(Photo: Todd R. McQueen/Lockheed Martin) MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 31, 2015 /– Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will deliver 78 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J Multiyear II contract, which was announced by the U.S. government on Dec. 30, 2015. Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the award of more than $1 billion in … [Read more…]

Finnair proceeds with its growth strategy; expands and modernises its European fleet

The lease of four A321 narrowbody aircraft Finnair has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with BOC Aviation Pte Ltd (“BOC Aviation”) to lease four new Airbus A321-200 narrow-body aircraft. BOC Aviation is a Singapore-based subsidiary of Bank of China, specialising in aircraft leasing. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery to Finnair during the first … [Read more…]

Pentagon says F-35 program on the right track

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s … [Read more…]

Hong Kong Airlines Adds Flight Frequency to Tianjin

HONG KONG, Dec. 30, 2015 /– In view of increasing passenger demand, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will increase the flight frequency on its Hong Kong – Tianjin route service to double daily commencing on 16 January 2016. Details of the newly added flight are as follows: Flight no.* Route Departure/Arrival time* Frequency … [Read more…]

2015 is a year of ANTONOV’s new transports

On December 29, 2015, ANTONOV Company completed assembly of a fuselage for the second experimental AN−178 medium transport aircraft and aggregates of a fuselage for the first AN−132 demonstrator light transport aircraft. Ceremony of roll out of the AN−178 fuselage and AN−132 nose part was held in one of the ANTONOV’s assembly shops. Congratulating the … [Read more…]

Virgin America Launches Codeshare Agreement With China Southern Airlines

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29, 2015 /– Virgin America and China Southern Airlines today announce a codeshare agreement to offer seamless booking and travel between China, Southeast Asia and multiple Virgin America destinations across the United States. Under the new agreement, China Southern will place its two-digit airline code (CZ) and flight numbers on a range of … [Read more…]

Hawaiian Airlines Appoints Jon Snook to Chief Operations Officer

HONOLULU, Dec. 28, 2015 /Hawaiian Airlines has announced the appointment of Jon Snook to the position of chief operations officer. Snook, who has served as Hawaiian’s interim COO since October, oversees all flight operations, in-flight services, customer service, maintenance and engineering, and operations analytics. “In the short time Jon has been at the helm of … [Read more…]

The Aviation Safety Network: Despite high profile accidents, 2015 was the safest year ever according to ASN data

The Aviation Safety Network today released the preliminary 2015 airliner accident statistics showing a record low total of 16 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 560 fatalities.  Despite several high profile accidents, the year 2015 turned out to be a very safe year for commercial aviation, Aviation Safety Network data show. Over the year 2015 the Aviation Safety … [Read more…]

ANTONOV and AERONEO signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” for close cooperation

On December 18th, 2015, Ukraine State Enterprise ANTONOV and AERONEO Ltd (Portugal) formally signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” for their mutual cooperation in  (a) the promotion of ANTONOV commercial aircrafts throughout Europe and Africa and the organization of their respective leasing, (b) the maintenance of ANTONOV aircrafts operating in Africa at AERONEO’s facilities in Beja … [Read more…]