China Airlines (CAL) that is based in Taiwan, has gotten in touch with Airbus for their maintance, engineering and technical training services. They have agreed to join in a memorandum (MoU) that will take care of latter matters. Not only will the China airlines benefit from such partnership but also their associates such as TAMECO. CAL and Tameco are both eagerly excited to be able to utilize what Airbus has in store for them while expanding both programs with their help.


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South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has placed and confirmed the order to buy eight new A320ceo aircraft from Airbus. It is to launch the new low-cost operation. The airline is set to begin its low-cost international services by next year to cater to the North East Asian region. KAIR Airlines representative director and chairman Byung Ho Kang said,


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Contractors has informed the US Air Force that their off the shelf solutions is not guaranteed to meet all their demands that was included in their proposal.  This has caused in a suspension of releasing their final request to recapitalize its UH-1N Huey helicopter.


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The new three wide-body Airbus A330 to join the airberlin fleet builds towards its biggest long-haul summer flight schedule to the U.S.  The new aircraft will join airberlin’s existing Airbus 330 fleet of 14 and boost capacity by almost 1,000 passengers. The first of the 290-seater is scheduled to come into operation in February with the next two planes flying in airberlin’s colours before the end of April. The leased aircraft will be designed with 19 fully-flat seats in business class and 271 seats in the economy section. Each aircraft will be fitted with 46 XL seats which give an extra 20 percent seat to provide more legroom and extra comfort.


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One of Irelands largest independent helicopter leasing company, Waypoint has been presented with the opportunity to lease a helicopter to German operator, Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS).  GHS is known to have a back ground in performing operations with their helicopters for humanitarian utility support missions. Waypoint official as Director of Middle East & Africa Sales and Relationship Management are excited about this deal and believe that this is a spark to a new light.


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On November 16th 2016, S.L. Fuller wrote an article for Rotor and Wing talking about how the US Navy Sea Hawks join evacuation efforts in New Zealand after there was an earthquake that hit Kalkoura on Monday morning. This earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8.


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On June 2 2016, Dominic Perry wrote an article for Flight Global talking about how the European safety regulators have grounded all Airbus Helicopter H225 an AS332 L2 model rotorcraft after there was proof showing that there is a possible gearbox fault problem that could very well be catastrophic.


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Serious doubts are being cast on Airbus Group’s delivery performance regarding the A400M. Last year Tom Enders the Chief Executive for the Airbus Group publicly apologized for the development and production delays in a surprisingly humble announcement. Fast forward to last week at the annual results briefing and it was more or so the same, Enders once again lamented about the development and production troubles affecting the A400M. Airbus Group had only 11 of the planned 23 Atlas airlifters to show for in the fiscal year of 2015 which is two shy of the minimum targeted for the end of the year. To the surprise of no one in the building, the delays were largely due to the test flight crash in May in which four company personnel were killed. That tragedy sparked a temporary fleet-wide grounding that was the culprit for flight testing and delivery schedule set-backs.


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Andrea Rothman from Bloomberg has released an article February 7th, 2016 talking about how Airbus Group SE will not be using the Pratt & Whitney engines for its A321neo. The reason why Airbus Group has decided against the engine is because the A321neo suffered engineering glitches during its very first test flight ever. Because of this, Airbus Group SE has been looking into other options and found the CFM International turbine as a replacement. CFM international is considered Airbus Group SE’s rival.The CFM International turbine is for single-aisle jets.


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In order to meet South Korea’s requirements for its next generation of Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and Light Civil Helicopter (LCH), Airbus Helicopters has come together with Korea Aerospace in a collaboration to develop two 5-ton class rotorcraft. Airbus Helicopters, which is the LAH and LCH competition winner, will further its relationship with Korea Aerospace Industries as the two companies have worked together in the past on a joint program to develop Korea’s Surion twin-engine utility transport helicopter.


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