China’s Colorful Guizhou Airlines has signed an agreement with Embraer for up to five E190s, comprising two firm orders and three purchase rights.
DeJuniac takes over from Tyler as head of IATA
Alexandre de Juniac has become the new IATA director general and CEO, saying on his first day in the post that the industry and the association must move more rapidly to adapt to the accelerating pace of change in the world.
NTSB probes Southwest 737 CFM56 engine failure
Southwest Airlines Pilots Association
Investigators delving into the highly unusual failure of the left CFM56-7B engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 on Aug. 27 are hoping for some quick answers as to why the engine’s inlet cowl detached in midair, causing it to be shut down as well as significantly damaging the airframe.
ANA to modify 787 Trent 1000 engines
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) says it will change Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on Boeing 787s following the discovery of fatigue cracks in blades in the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT).
Oneworld names Emirates exec Gurney as CEO
Oneworld has named Emirates Airline executive Rob Gurney to replace Bruce Ashby as CEO of the global airline alliance.
BOC Aviation orders five new A321s
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has ordered five new Airbus A321ceos and has immediately leased them to an unnamed Asian airline. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2017. Photo: Rendering
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