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AIRBUS TO EXHIBIT THE ACJ319 AT NBAA SHOW
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Source: Airbus


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TOULOUSE, France -- Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) plans on displaying an ACJ319 at this year's National Business Aviation Association show, highlighting the full-size living space on offer. Operated by K5 Aviation and available for VVIP charter, this particular ACJ319 is making its airshow debut.

"An Airbus corporate jet gives wings to more productive and sociable lifestyles in the sky than traditional business jets, while shrinking the distance between continents in elegantly affordable style," says ACJ President Benoit Defforge.

The ACJ320 Family can do this because it features the widest and tallest cabin of large traditional business-jets, while being similar in size and costing about the same to fly.

Continuous improvements mean that the ACJ320 family now includes the ACJ319neo, flying eight passengers 6,750 nautical miles (12,500 km) or more than 15 hours, and the ACJ320neo, flying 25 passengers 6,000 nautical miles (11,100 km) or more than 13 hours.

Deliveries of the ACJ320neo will begin in the coming months, and those of the ACJ319neo next year. Customers include Acropolis Aviation, Comlux and K5 Aviation.

Both aircraft feature new-generation engines and Sharklets to save fuel, to enable even more intercontinental range and to ensure that they keep their value well.

Airbus also offers a complete family of VIP widebodies that can carry even more passengers nonstop to the world - including the new ACJ330 neo and ACJ350 XWB.

Source:  Airbus
Source Date: October 11, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK PERFORMED FIRST BASE MAINTENANCE LAYOVERS OF BOEING 737 MAX
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Source: Lufthansa Technik, HAM TS/M


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HAMBURG -- Lufthansa Technik recently performed the first major connectivity modifications on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft of an undisclosed customer. The aircraft were modified at Lufthansa Technik Budapest.

The airline customer is currently enlarging its all-Boeing 737 fleet with the newest member of this aircraft family and was looking for a partner to equip the fleet with a state-of-the-art connectivity solution. Lufthansa Technik Budapest was the location of choice to accomplish the layovers within a short and reliable time frame. Over the recent years, the narrowbody base maintenance and modification experts in Budapest have performed this modification many times on Boeing 737 NG aircraft.

During the five-day layovers, several specialized teams were in place to accomplish the modification work. A structures team reinforces the affected skin area to facilitate the installation of the Satellite Antenna Assembly (SAA) and GSM antenna as well as the covering radome. The avionics team installs the cabling, hardware and software of the related connectivity system in the aircraft cabin. Other mechanics provide the necessary access to the cockpit and passenger compartment interior and reinstall all equipment once all work has been finished.

Dietmar Focke, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Budapest, says: "The recent events demonstrate our competence for modification work on the Boeing 737 MAX 8. But this is only the first step. We are currently expanding our services to full base maintenance capabilities for this aircraft type to support operators from scheduled maintenance to aircraft modification all the way to major overhaul events."

Maintenance capability extensions for the 737 MAX at further locations in the Lufthansa Technik network are planned. Lufthansa Technik already offers an extensive range of globally available products and services for the various Boeing 737 types. The spare parts warehouses for the Boeing 737 of the Classic and popular Next Generation versions have been expanded for the 737 MAX to support operators of this aircraft type with component services. And as one of the first MRO providers to support customers as early as in the initial phase of their LEAP engine operations, preparations for the introduction of the LEAP-1B engine are underway with the first shop visit expected in 2019.

Source:  Lufthansa Technik
Associated URL: lufthansa-technik.com
Source Date: October 9, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
ALLEGIANT AIR FINED FOR VIOLATING TARMAC DELAY RULE
Friday, October 5, 2018
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Allegiant Air

Source: Allegiant


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WASHINGTON -- The United States Department of Transportation (DoT) fined Allegiant Air $225,000 for violating federal law and the Department’s airline consumer protections rules concerning tarmac delays and ordered it to cease and desist from future similar violations.

The DoT’s Aviation Enforcement Office found that during the summer months of 2016 and 2017, Allegiant Air failed to provide passengers a comfortable cabin temperature on 10 flights delayed on the tarmac at airports in Las Vegas, Nev.; El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Albuquerque, N.M. In one of these instances, Allegiant did not provide food and water to passengers in a timely manner or announce to passengers that they had an opportunity to deplane, as required by DOT rules.

The consent order is available at www.regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2018-0001.

The DoT has redesigned its airline consumer website to make it easy for travelers to understand their rights: http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer. The page on tarmac delays can be found here. Consumers may file a complaint with the Department here.

Source:  U.S. DoT
Associated URL: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot6218
Source Date: October 5, 2018
Author: U.S. DoT 
Posted: 10/11/2018

 

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