Finavia, the state-owned operator of 25 of Finland's 27 commercial airports, has rebranded Helsinki-Vantaa as Helsinki Airport in a €30,000 ($43,200) marketing initiative in partnership with advertising agency TBWA/PHS. The rebranding is intended to reinforce the message that HEL is a modern hub ideal for connections to Asia from both Europe and the North American East Coast owing to its position directly over the shortest great-circle routes connecting the continents.
Airbus claimed victory over rival Boeing at the Paris Air Show with orders and commitments totaling 421 aircraft announced through the week, but Boeing’s 331 commercial airplane sales included a far larger number of higher value widebodies....More
The GE Aviation/Pratt & Whitney joint venture Engine Alliance said it remains in contention to power the potential re-engined Airbus A380neo with a comprehensive upgrade to the GP7200, but it noted the timing of such a move is dependent on Airbus....More
ATR has sold 46 aircraft and 35 options in the year to date, valued at $2 billion including options, marking a slowdown on its previous performance due to low fuel prices and adverse dollar exchange rates....More