Boeing Forecasts US$15 Trillion Commercial Airplanes and Services Market Boeing lifted its long-term for commercial airplanes as rising passenger traffic and upcoming airplane retirements drive the need for 42,730 new jets - valued at US$6.3 trillion - over the next 20 years. The global airplane fleet will also sustain growing demand for commercial aviation services, leading to a total market opportunity of US$15 trillion. Jul. 18, 2018 Peach Aviation to Become First A321LR Operator in Asia Japans Peach Aviation is set to become the first Asian operator of the Airbus A321LR aircraft, following the conversion of an existing order for two A320neo aircraft. Jul. 17, 2018 Undisclosed Customer Orders 100 A320neo Family Aircraft A customer has penned a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A321neo and 75 A320neo aircraft. The agreement for 100 additional A320neo Family aircraft adds to its existing orders for the type. Jul. 17, 2018 ATR Delivers 1,000th ATR 72, Best-Selling Regional Aircraft in Production Today ATR achieved today an important milestone with the delivery of its 1,000th ATR 72. The aircraft took to the sky today in the colours of leading Indian domestic carrier, IndiGo. This delivery consolidates the ATR 72 as an outstanding commercial success and a benchmark in the regional aviation market. Jul. 15, 2018 Etihad Airways Adds a New Range of Buy On Board Products, Including Premium Local Snacks In addition to its complimentary inflight service and recently launched menu of Buy on Board products, Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items available for purchase to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience. Jul. 15, 2018 Embraer and United Airlines Sign Contract for 25 E175s Embraer and United Airlines announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of US$ 1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraers 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2019. Jul. 16, 2018 Embraer Foresees Demand for 10,550 New Aircraft with Up to 150 Seats over The Next 20 Years Embraer forecasts demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in operation. Market growth will drive 65% of this demand, while the remaining 35% will replace ageing aircraft. Jul. 15, 2018 London City Debut for Worlds Quietest, Most Efficient, and Newest Passenger Jet This morning an Embraer E190-E2 aircraft landed for the first time at London City Airport (LCY). The newest aircraft from Embraer, the worlds quietest and most efficient in its class, entered into service in April this year. An aircraft from Embraers test fleet stopped off at LCY on its way to appear at next weeks Farnborough Air Show. The visit demonstrates the importance Embraer places on being able to offer LCY capability to airlines and its intention to work with London City Airport to certify the E2 to meet customer demand, which is likely to rise as LCY increases connectivity. Jul. 13, 2018 Undisclosed Customer Signs for Eight A350-900s Airbus has signed an agreement with an undisclosed customer for the purchase of eight A350-900s. Jul. 17, 2018 Pratt Whitney GTF#8482; Engine MRO Network Expanding to Eight Engine Centers by 2020 The world-class, global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities that service Pratt Whitneys GTF engines will expand to eight engine centers by 2020. Pratt Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.. Jul. 18, 2018 Pratt Whitneys Geared Turbofan Engine for Airbus A220 Achieves FAA ETOPS Certification Pratt Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., today announced its PW1500G engine has been granted 180 minute Extended Range Operations (ETOPS) certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ETOPS certification sets the maximum allowed amount of single-engine flying time that an aircraft can be from the nearest suitable airport. Pratt Whitneys PW1500G engine exclusively powers the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft fleet. Jul. 16, 2018 Air Saint-Pierre Commits to Purchase an ATR 42-600 Air Saint-Pierre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR for the purchase of a new ATR 42-600 aircraft. Air Saint-Pierres ATR provides the island with essential connectivity, flying to several locations in Canada. In addition to benefitting from ATRs unbeatable economics, the aircrafts proven ability to operate effectively in windy conditions is vital for Air Saint-Pierre. The new aircraft will replace the airlines existing ATR 42-500 which has been in operation since 2009. This purchase represents the latest step in the long relationship between the airline and ATR, which began with their acquisition of an ATR 42-300 in 1994. Jul. 17, 2018 Aurigny Signs Letter of Intent for Three ATR 72-600s Equipped with the New ClearVision#8482; System Guernsey based airline Aurigny and market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR today announced the signature of a Letter of Intent for the purchase of three ATR 72-600s, subject to the approval of the States of Guernsey. These three aircraft are expected to replace the current three ATR 72-500s operated by the airline. Jul. 13, 2018 Drukair Places Order for a New ATR 42-600 Equipped with the ClearVision#8482; System Drukair and the worlds leading turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR today announced the signing of an order for an ATR 42-600 equipped with the new ClearVision#8482; system. The airline will be the first operator to benefit from the advantages of ClearVisions#8482; Combined Vision System (CVS), incorporating the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) which improves visibility and the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) which generates images of terrain and obstacles using an extensive database. The combination of these solutions provides pilots with outstanding vision and consequently improves their situational awareness. This new ATR 42-600 is expected to be delivered to Drukair in July 2019. Jul. 13, 2018 Oneworld Is Millennials Favourite Airline Alliance Again Millennials have voted oneworld#174; the best airline alliance for the third time, confirming its position as the worlds most highly prized airline alliance. Jul. 13, 2018 EWA Air Signs Commitment for Two ATR 72-600s Mayotte-based carrier EWA has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of two ATR 72-600s. The latest-generation turboprops will replace and upgrade their two currently leased ATR 72-500s. The airline, a subsidiary of Air Austral, has been an ATR operator since its launch in 2013 and uses its aircraft to connect Mayotte with destinations in Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania, providing essential connectivity to passengers travelling for business and leisure. Jul. 13, 2018 Air Botswana Signs for Two ATR 72-600s African airline Air Botswana today signed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s. Having operated ATR -500 series aircraft since 1996, the Botswanan national flag carrier has been an ATR operator for more than 20 years and will now upgrade and restructure its fleet with the addition of the latest generation turboprop aircraft. The ATR -600 series is the market leader in the regional aviation segment with a 40% fuel burn advantage against its turboprop competitor. It is a proven route opener, having opened 150 routes in 2017 thanks to its versatility and operational efficiency. Jul. 13, 2018 Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the worlds most modern and efficient long range airliner. Jul. 14, 2018 ATR Appoints Maggie Bergsma as Head of Communications and Corporate Branding ATR announces the appointment of Maggie Bergsma as Head of Communications and Corporate Branding for ATR. Maggie joins ATR from Airbus Defence and Space where she held several senior communication roles for the last seven years after having been with Airbus Commercial Communications for eight years, and spending 15 years in international consultancy prior to that. Maggie will report to Chief Executive Officer Christian Scherer. Jul. 13, 2018 Airbus Delivers the First A321neo in Cabin Flex Configuration to Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines (THY) took delivery of the first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration at the Airbus Facilities in Hamburg, Germany. This version is the latest addition to the successful A320 Family. By applying modifications to the fuselage, it enables flexible cabin configurations for up to 240 passengers. Turkish Airlines will operate the aircraft in a configuration with 20 seats in Business Class and 162 in Economy Class. Jul. 13, 2018 Comlux Launches ER Solutions by Comlux to Boost Airbus A321ceo Range Performance Comlux is pleased to announce the launch of a new division, ER Solutions by comlux, to propose to airlines an auxiliary fuel tank system increasing the range capability on the Airbus A321ceo. Jul. 16, 2018 STARLUX Airlines Selects A350 XWB for Long Range Services STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has selected the all-new A350 XWB for its future long haul fleet, following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 17 aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK by Chang Kuo-wei, founder and Chairman of STARLUX Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. Jul. 16, 2018 Indias VISTARA to Add 50 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft to Fleet VISTARA, the New Delhi-based carrier, has signed a letter of Intent (LoI) for 13 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus aeroplanes, reconfirming the appeal of the best-selling single aisle family. Jul. 16, 2018 Kuwaits Wataniya Airways to Add 25 A320neo Aircraft Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways, has confirmed an order for 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The order follows an earlier MoU announced at last years Dubai Airshow. Jul. 16, 2018 2018 Farnborough Air Show Marks Debut of Bombardier New ATMOSPHEgrave;RE Cabin Bombardier Commercial Aircraft unveiled the interior of the first CRJ Series aircraft with the new ATMOSPHEgrave;RE cabin design on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom. Jul. 17, 2018 Goshawk Aviation Limited Orders 20 A320neo Goshawk Aviation Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Hong Kong-based conglomerate NWS Holdings Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, has placed a firm order for 20 A320neo. Jul. 17, 2018 Undisclosed Lessor Commits to 80 A320neo Family Aircraft Airbus has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading global lessor for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was completed during the Farnborough Airshow. The commitment re-enforces the appeal of the worlds bestselling single aisle Family to aircraft leasing companies. Jul. 16, 2018 The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus Renew RT Cooperation Agreement The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement on research and technology (RT) cooperation. This new five-year agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the two organisations to cooperate on RT development which spans more than 30 years. The NRC-Airbus agreement will cover a wide range of technical subjects and technologies. Jul. 16, 2018 SalamAir to Add Six New A320neo to Its Growing Fleet Omans first budget airline, SalamAir, has signed an agreement to add six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet, of which five are on lease from an undisclosed lessor. Jul. 16, 2018 Macquarie AirFinance Orders 20 A320neo An affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, listed in Australia, has placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 119 Airbus aircraft (110 A320 Family and nine A330). This first time order for the A320neo, makes Macquarie AirFinance Group the newest customer for the type and re-enforces the appeal of the worlds bestselling single aisle Family. Jul. 16, 2018