CS300

Aircraft maker Bombardier announced that Latvian carrier airBaltic will be the first client to operate CS300 aircraft when it takes delivery of the plane in the latter part of 2016. The Latvian national airline has 13 firm orders for the CS300 and retains options for seven others.

“Bombardier’s CS300 airliners are integral to the execution of airBaltic’s business development strategy and fleet optimization plan. As the airline increases its network potential, we will do so by replacing older jet aircraft,” said Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic. “The CS300 aircraft has exceeded our expectations in terms of its noise and emissions footprint, aligned with airBaltic’s low environmental impact vision. Additionally, it will offer airBaltic passengers a widebody, unparalleled in-flight passenger experience, perfectly complementing our modern fleet of 12 Bombardier Q400 turboprops.”

The airline’s CEO, Martin Gauss, has long been a proponent for the delayed Canadian narrowbody as a replacement for its Boeing 737-300s and -500s. At the show, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (BCA) president Fred Cromer told journalists that the flight test process for the regional jet was now virtually complete.

“Just a couple more flights and a few more days and we’ll make the announcement,” Cromer said.

“We are thrilled to confirm that airBaltic will be the first airline in the world to operate the CS300 aircraft. As one of Europe’s leading innovative airlines, airBaltic is successfully reshaping its business plan and expanding network capacities on the backbone of the C Series aircraft – which will provide the perfect fusion of performance, technology and comfort.”

The unrivaled cabin living space offered by the CS300 aircraft will allow airBaltic to optimize its extra capacity seating offerings without comprising passenger comfort, together with world-class flying experience. Bombardier has previously said that interest in the program has grown in recent months as potential clients – notably since the Paris Air Show in June, where it was in the flying display – have seen the aircraft in the flesh and the end of the certification process has neared. Deliveries to Swiss will start in the first half of 2016, with the CS300 entering service six months later.

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Air New Zealand ATR72-600

Air New Zealand has signed and agreed to buy a fleet of ATR72-600s for $373m. These ATR72-600 are used to replace the existing ATR72-500. Fifteen of these will be bought and delivered approximately in the late 2016s. This purchase will replace 11 of the old ATR 72-500s.

According to Air New Zealand’s chief executive Christopher Luxon, the ATR aircraft has a number of upgrades:

“The extra four 69 seat ATR 72-600s that we are adding to our fleet will enable us to operate up to an additional 600,000 seats into the New Zealand regional market annually. This latest investment will further allow us to maintain our low fare price and high frequency leadership. They're just perfectly designed for New Zealand. We believe the ATR product is the way forward for us. The aircraft are economical to operate, and provide our customers with a modern, bright and comfortable cabin space.”

As a result of this, Air New Zealand will be able to lower its regional airfares across the board. In April of this year, there were major cuts ending Air New Zealand’s services to different locations such as Kaitaia, Whakatane, and Westport. To elaborate, Palmerston North to Nelson, Taupo to Wellington, and Whangarei to Wellington routes have all be ceased. On top of this, Air New Zealand plans to end the Hamilton to Auckland route in February of next year, 2016.

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China Airbus Aircraft

Airbus announced that China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (also known as CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement for 130 Airbus aircraft. Of the 130 Airbus aircraft, 30 are A330 family aircraft and 100 are A320 family aircraft.

The President and CEO of CAS, Li Hai, along with the President and CEO of Airbus, Fabrice Bregier, signed the General Terms Agreement in Beijing. The Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were also in Beijing to witness the signing of the General Terms Agreement.

Here’s what Airbus CEO Bregier had to say about the agreement:

“We are grateful to CAS, one of our longest standing customers, for its continued confidence in Airbus and in the versatile A330 Family as well as the best-selling A320 Family. With these 30 A330 options now firmed up, CAS’ total number of orders for the popular Airbus wide body is this year 75 aircraft. This strong demand in China for the A330 has been the key driver behind our decision to set up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in Tianjin, China, next to the A320 Family final assembly line and delivery center in Tianjin, which has assembled and delivered more than 240 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. This will enable us to be even closer to our customers and to take our long-standing mutual beneficial partnership with China to a new height.”

In Tianjin, China, the first agreement was signed by the Airbus and Chinese partners in March 2014. This agreement was witnessed by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the French President Francois Hollande. Another agreement was signed in October 2014 with Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Aviation Industry Corporation of China for a Letter of Intent. For this deal, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were also there for the signing.

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General Electric Aviation is getting ready to construct two new factories, designed to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs). The factories will be built on one-hundred acres of land in Huntsville, Alabama, which will also make it the first operation of its kind in the United States. Construction will cost over $200 million for the pair. It will begin sometime in the middle of next year, and is expected to be complete within two years of that. SiC-based power devices are trending upward, and look like they will take over for silicon-based chips that are currently used for numerous applications. With a higher demand for SiCs and CMCs, officials at GE Aviation felt the need to mass-produce them domestically in order to fulfill their requirements.

“Establishing the new GE factories in Alabama is a very significant step in developing the supply chain we need in order to produce CMC components in large volume,”

said Sanjay Correa, Vice President, CMC Program at GE Aviation.

Robert J. Bentley, the governor of Alabama, joined them for the announcement that took place at the state capital. The plans look to be a huge boost for the state’s economy.

The first plant constructed will produce the SiC ceramic fiber. Currently, the only large-scale producer of this product is in Japan – NGS Advanced Fibers, which is a joint company of Nippon Carbon, GE, and SAFRAN of France. The other factory will use the SiC to create the unidirectional CMC tape that is needed to fabricate the CMC components.

Production will begin soon after construction of the facilities with a staff of approximately three-hundred employees. They have already begun hiring the technical team that will transfer to the location, and they plan to hire the hourly workforce sometime next year.

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Philippine Airlines has major plans to allocate up to $700 million for the acquisition of new aircraft and spare parts in 2016. According to PAL President Jaime Bautista, the budget is estimated to be anywhere between $500 to $700 million. The budget includes a previously announced order for five Airbus A321 aircraft and two Boeing 777 aircraft, which are due to arrive in the coming year. Bautista noted that some of the aircraft would be leased, while others are purchased. The company is also evaluating a plan to purchase new aircraft to replace its Airbus A340s as the planes consume more fuel and are costlier to maintain with Bautista maintaining that PAL would want to make a decision on whether to get the A350 or Boeing 787 to replace the A340s by year-end.

When pressed if the company will raise funds for next year, Bautista only said the financing of the airplanes will not be a problem.

There are many companies who will be willing to finance us, said Bautista as he stressed that financing comes easy for profitable airlines. And although Bautista declined to specify the company’s total capital expenditure for next year, which includes general working capital, he said it should “definitely” be higher than the company’s allotment this year.

[It will be higher] because this year, we only took delivery of five airplanes; then next year, it will be seven, he further said. PAL has revealed in the past that it is interested in working with an established foreign carrier that could acquire up to 40 percent of the national flag carrier.

"We still prefer a strategic partner," said Bautista, noting that the carrier would like to grow its network and possibly enter an alliance. The company is involved in expanding its international destinations. By the end of this year, it plans to fly to Port Moresby, Cairns, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

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Boeing Dreamliner

Norwegian Air Shuttle AS agreed to buy 19 Boeing Co. 787s worth more than $5 billion at list prices, doubling the size of the Dreamliner fleet that it’s counting on to make long-haul discount flights profitable. Norwegian Air will first order 19 of the 787-9 planes, with delivery between 2017 and 2020, and will have an option to order an extra 10, as it expands into long-haul services offerings and adds to its fleet of eight 787-8 and 90 737MAX jets. Norwegian Air has expanded rapidly and is trying to take market share from traditional flag carriers. In April of last year, it suspended talks on buying 20 Dreamliners from Boeing because of a delay in receiving U.S. backing for its long-haul plans.

Our calculations are clear, Chief Executive Officer Bjoern Kjos said in an interview in Oslo. You have to fly new planes. The low-cost carriers that make money fly only new planes, not old ones. This is just the start."

Norwegian Air is pursuing one of the industry’s most ambitious growth plans as it bets that the 787 will allow it to thrive in a long-haul market where no-frills predecessors such as Laker Airways have failed. Shares of the carrier, which competes with Ryanair Holdings Plc in short-haul flights, fell 8.9 percent after it posted earnings that below analyst estimates.

Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos said:

"This order of 19 new Dreamliners is a major milestone and enables Norwegian to offer a wide range of new routes to consumers worldwide. After two years of operating low-cost long-haul flights, our load factors have averaged in the nineties, which proves the demand for affordable flights between Europe and the US and Europe and Asia. Future growth and competiveness in the long-haul market depends on the fuel-efficient, state-of-the art 787 Dreamliner. Not least, the Dreamliner offers the best passenger experience. The order is also essential to further strengthening the company in the global competition.

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Boeing opened the door to its new advanced research center in St. Louis, Missouri. This new advanced research center will act as the region hub for Boeing’s collaborative technology development that will assist academic institutions and research partners in system technology. This facility will be more than 180,000 square-feet big, and will be used to help in the creation and planning of technologies of current and future Boeing products.

Nancy Pendleton, the leader of the Boeing Research & Technology-Missouri research center, talked about the future of the center:

"We're building a deeply talented workforce here that will make important contributions to future products. The new BR&T-Missouri research center allows access to and development of cutting-edge technologies across a broad spectrum of research areas, which will help launch the next hundred years of innovation."

Pendleton also commented on why Missouri is a great place for the research center:

"Missouri is a great place for us to be – the proximity to local talent and research partners gives us access to some of the best minds in the industry. Our research agreements with Missouri University of Science and Technology and St. Louis University are just one more way we are advancing technologies."

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is happy that Boeing chose his state as the location:

Today marks another exciting chapter in Boeing's continued growth in St. Louis. Already the headquarters of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, the company's St. Louis campus continues to grow and diversify, creating hundreds of high-tech jobs and strengthening our economy. This state-of-the-art research and technology center is a great testament to our enduring partnership with Boeing, the dedicated men and women who work there, and the strong bipartisan effort to position Missouri to compete for next-generation aerospace jobs."

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Boeing recently announced an $8 billion deal with EVA Airways in which the Taiwanese airline intends to purchase up to twenty wide-body airplanes. These wide-body airplanes that EVA Airways intends to use include the 787-10 and the 777-300ER. The deal consists of 24 of the 787-10s and 2 of the 777-300ERs. The 787-10 is one of the newest members of the 787 Dreamliner family. EVA Airways will be one of the first airlines to introduce the 787-10. EVA Airways is tapping into different markets for its travel routes which include flights to Southeast Asia, North America, and Oceania.

Ray Conner, the Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO stated how he and the company welcome EVA Airways and are honored to assist them:

"We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing's newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group. EVA Airways has been a valued Boeing customer over the past few decades and we are honored that they continue to introduce new Boeing wide-body airplanes into their growing world-class fleet."

As of right now, EVA Airways works with over 37 Boeing airplanes. Some of these airplanes include the 777-300ERs, which they have 21 of. EVA Airways uses the 777-300ERs as the basis and backbone of its fleet. It is also the world’s 8th-largest operator of the 777-300ER, and is the 4th-largest operator for all of Asia.

The 787-10 is considered the third and longest member of the 787 family. It has great cargo capacity, robust range, and a number of passenger capacity. To top it off, there are many features that appeal to the onboard passengers.

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Boeing has recently signed a ten-year contract with United Airlines to support its fleet of 787 Dreamliners with a stream of components. Boeing will give the service of high-valued and crucial parts for the Dreamliners. With this contract, Boeing will have the largest component services program for 787s in the industry.

In order to reduce costs, Boeing has implemented digital records features to its management and maintenance performance toolbox suite. Implementing these digital records also helps with optimizing the process as well. The toolbox digitally produces flight records to expedite maintenance.

So far, Boeing has delivered twenty-two 787 Dreamliners to the hands of United Airlines. Linda Ryan, the United Airlines managing director, talks about why United Airlines uses Boeing:

"Boeing won this award by sharing our commitment to reliability, and by understanding our desire for a long, safe and successful life for these state-of-the-art 787s."

Rick Anderson, the Boeing Commercial Airplanes commercial aviation services vice president of sales, commented on working with United Airlines:

"We are thrilled to add United Airlines to our list of valued customers who rely on Boeing services to ensure the best possible performance for their fleet. We take great pride in our ability to provide airlines with an effective way to reduce the total cost of airplane ownership, and in turn, gain a competitive advantage in their markets, through our component services program."

This is not the only partnership that has been established this year. In fact, there are two more partnerships that were established. These partnerships are Oman Air in July and British Airways in August.

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Embraer’s newest mid-light executive jet, the Legacy 450, along with number of Honeywell Aerospace products have been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency.

The Legacy 450 sets the bar for all other airplanes in its class. It offers a new level of speed, efficiency and comfort as the fastest mid-light jet in the air,

said Brian Sill, president of the Business & General Aviation team at Honeywell Aerospace.

Honeywell’s range of products aboard the aircraft gives customers the tools they need to get to their destination faster while staying productive and entertained.
Honeywell’s technology has allowed the Legacy 450 to reach higher standards than originally thought possible,

said Luciano Castro, vice president Programs at Embraer Executive Jets.

Between the reliability and superior performance of the engines, and the enhanced experience provided by the in-flight management system, we were able to produce a superior jet for the mid-light jet segment.

Honeywell provides the main propulsion engines, the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), the Cabin Pressure Control System (CPCS), and Ovation Select Cabin Management System (CMS) for Embraer’s latest jet. The Legacy 450 isn’t an old jet dressed up in a new model number. Starting with a clean sheet of paper, Embraer’s aerospace engineers designed the Legacy 450 as a new bleeding-edge corporate jet unlike any other in the mid-light class.

Traveling at Mach 0.83, the Legacy 450 is the fastest mid-light corporate jet in the air. It can take off and land on short runways, giving you access to more airports worldwide. Incredibly, the aircraft can climb directly to 43,000 ft. in only 21 min, departing from the sea level with maximum takeoff weight. The Legacy 450's flight altitude is 45,000 ft. At 6-feet tall and 24-feet long, with a flat floor, the Legacy 450’s cabin is the largest in its class. Two center club seats fully berth to create beds, so you can catch up with your sleep on flights. The other seats, available with optional heating and massage, swivel and offer lateral and forward movement and seats a total of up to 9 passengers. The Legacy 450 received type certification from the FAA just last month. The first delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

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