Embraer has signed a contract with Lot Polish Airlines to convert firm orders on four E175s to the same number of E195s. The contract calls for deliveries to begin next year, said Embraer.
The FAA rejected a request from Brazilian politicians to revoke the pilot certificates of the two U.S. pilots involved in the 2006 midair over the Amazon jungle.
Esterline CMC Electronics has added real-time graphical weather linked through the Iridium satellite network to its 8.4-inch PilotView CMA-1100 Mk II and 10.4-inch CMA-1410 electronic flight bags (EFBs).
Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor noted positive trends in key markets, as he spoke at BBJ’s EBACE press conference on Monday. For bizliners, North America is “beginning to rebound,” he said, while the Middle East and Asia are experiencing “strong growth.” He mentioned Asia has already accounted for 21 percent of Boeing Business Jets’ deliveries so far. However, Europe is “lingering in uncertainty.”
Real-time graphical weather, text and datalink radar via the Iridium satellite network is one of the most recent features added to the PilotView 8.4-inch CMA-1100 MkII and 10.4-inch CMA-1410 electronic flight bags (EFBs) produced by Esterline CMC Electronics.
Bombardier secured a long-anticipated North American launch customer for its new C Series airliners in late February, when Indianapolis-based Republic Airways placed a firm order for 40 CS300s. The purchase contract, which also includes options for another 40 CS300s, calls for deliveries to start in the second quarter of 2015. Republic has chosen a single-class, 138-passenger cabin configuration, featuring 25 so-called stretch seats.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized an order for ten 737-800s and ten 737-900ERs, the manufacturer announced today. Now flying 66 Boeing airplanes, including 58 Next Generation 737s, Turkish Airlines has yet to take delivery of a 737-900ER. Boeing places the value of the order at $1.6 billion, based on current list prices.
CFM International today formally opened a new CFM56 training center in Hyderabad, India, satisfying a commitment made to its customers in 2007. The Hyderabad complex–the fourth such engine maintenance training center for CFM56 customers worldwide–holds the capacity to train 500 engineers annually and mirrors facilities in China, France, and the U.S.
Australia’s Virgin Blue has reached an agreement “in principle” with Boeing to order up to 50 new 737s, Virgin Airlines Group CEO Brett Godfrey said in a statement released today. “We do not intend to shy away from remaining competitive, and we plan to vigorously defend our core domestic markets,” said Godfrey, who also noted that Virgin Blue plans to secure “additional short-term domestic capacity.”
Koito Industries, a Japanese supplier of seats to carriers such as Continental Airlines, falsified test results and made unauthorized design changes on 150,000 seats supplied to 32 international airlines, Japan’s Transport Ministry said.