Alaska already offers more flights from Portland than any other airline, but it will use SkyWest’s Embraer 175s to introduce new competition on flights to Kansas City and Minneapolis-St. Paul from Feb. 18.
Mexican ultra-LCC Volaris continues expanding flights outside its home country to connect passengers visiting their families and friends, boosting international capacity by about 35% in the second quarter.
Applications: IMS has 10 airline customers flying with the Rave IFE system.
Specifications: Each seatback display unit in the seat-centric IFE system contains its own content with on-demand audio and video. Air Niugini recently added Rave, with first installations to start early next year.
The first-stage engine blade on one of Delta Air Lines' fleet of 152 CFM CFM56-7 engines may cost around $1,000, but the ramifications of unmitigated pitting and cracking can cost much more in unscheduled maintenance.
To prevent this corrosion pitting, fretting, stress corrosion cracking or foreign object damage from causing major problems in its fleet of 152 CFM56-7 engines, Delta TechOps partnered with Lambda Technologies of Cincinnati to develop a technology called low-plasticity burnishing (LPB).
Today's airlines have identified a growing need for modular interiors that can easily conform to constantly changing seat configurations and layouts.
Ancra International has created a special type of patented quick-release seat fitting called the AncraLock that does not require tools to remove it. According to Robert Rossato, Ancra's director of sales and marketing, this feature typically drives down the time to remove and reinstall a three-seat assembly to under five minutes, compared to the typical time of 15-20 minutes.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes' maintenance facility in Belo Horizonte has been authorization by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency to paint all types of commercial aircraft registered in Brazil, and not just GOL’s Boeing 737 fleet, as previously permitted. (Photo credit: Air Team Images)
The expansion of Safran’s nacelle and thrust reverser repair services in the U.S. supports an emerging trend in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market: the growing presence of original equipment manufacturers through key partnerships.