Philippine based low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific has ordered 6,600 Recaro SL3510 seats for its new 30 Airbus A321neos, making it the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region for the new seat model....More
Airlines’ pilot scope clauses remain the biggest impediment to the MRJ succeeding in the US regional jet market, Mitsubishi Aircraft US CEO Masao Yamagami told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily at the MRO Americas 2016 trade show....More
UK startup Straightline Aviation (SLA) has placed a letter of intent for up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships. The deal, the first for the new airship, is potentially worth up to $480 million....More
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated with Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a ceremony held at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport, Okinawa. RAC, the launch customer of the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft, is a member of Japan Airlines Group (JAL) and the Q400 aircraft unveiled are the first two of five ordered by the airline in the cargo-passenger combi configuration.
Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said a preliminary analysis of the flydubai Boeing 737 data recorder has found “no onboard system malfunctions, aircraft components’ defects or power system failures.”...More
Perhaps not surprisingly, last month’s announcement by the US Department of Transportation that Norwegian Air International (NAI) should be granted a foreign carrier permit has so far not unclogged the way for NAI to begin transatlantic services....More