Aviator signs deal with Pegasus: Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics and a family member of Avia Solutions Group, has signed a new contract with a Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines. Aviator and Pegasus have been working together at the Göteborg Landvetter Airport in Sweden for many years and this new contract extends the partnership for three more. Under the new partnership, Aviator Airport Alliance will provide Pegasus with ground handling and de-icing services. Jonas Brundin, managing director of Aviator Airport Services Sweden, commented: “We are delighted to continue working with Pegasus Airlines, providing them with quality services. I trust that this new contract is just a chapter in our successful partnership story.” Can Aytis, Contracts Key Account at Pegasus Airlines, commented: “We are glad to continue working with Aviator at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Our team trusts Aviator’s industry expertise and we have no doubts that for three more years we will be receiving great quality ground handling and de-icing services.”
Aergo Capital announces delivery of 737-8 MAX to Lion Air: Aergo Capital successfully delivered the first of eight 737 (Max) aircraft to Lion Air recently. The aircraft, bearing manufacturer serial number 43016 will be operated by Batik Air, a member of the Lion Air group. Fred Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Aergo, commented: “We are delighted to deliver the first of eight 737 (Max) aircraft to Lion Air. We look forward to completing all deliveries in the coming months and would like to commend all those involved in the transaction for getting this deal over the line.” Founded in 1999, Aergo is a fast-growing international aircraft leasing platform with established locations in Dublin, New York, Hong Kong and Nairobi. Since 2014, Aergo Capital has partnered with CarVal Investors and is now owned by funds managed by CarVal. Aergo Capital’s current fleet comprises of a mix of widebody, narrowbody and turboprop aircraft with an average age of 8.4 years. As of February 2022, Aergo Capital’s owned and managed portfolio comprised of 204 assets, valued at approximately $4.0 billion and diversified across a portfolio of 31 lessees and 26 countries.
BLR Airport crosses 250 million passenger mark: Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has achieved a significant milestone by crossing the 250 million passenger mark since the launch of its operations or Airport Opening Day (AOD), during the last weekend of June 2022. An additional 50 million passengers travelled from BLR Airport in a span of nearly three years despite the pandemic and consequential slowdown. Furthermore, BLR Airport also achieved the milestone of 2 million Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) since AOD, making it the fastest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airport in South India to achieve this milestone. The addition of new carriers in conjunction with the introduction of new routes and rising passenger numbers on existing routes has led to this noteworthy accomplishment. While the pandemic has meant that traffic growth over the past two years has been slower than usual, BLR Airport has historically grown very fast, as evidenced by how quickly the Airport has reached some of these milestones.
Neste, Fly Victor, set SAF deal: Neste and Fly Victor, the on-demand private jet company, announced a partnership for SAF. Victor members can purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for every private jet booking globally. This enables private jet charterers to reduce the carbon footprint of their private air travel in a credible and measurable way. Victor’s private and corporate members can reduce the carbon emissions of their air travel, meet the climate targets they have set, and credibly report on their CO2e emission reductions. Corporates signed up for Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) who are genuinely committed to reducing their Scope 3 emissions, and specifically emissions from their jet charter flights, can currently do this only by booking private jet charter flights with Victor. When booking a charter, Victor’s private and corporate members can choose how much fossil fuel they want to replace with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel from as little as 5 percent up to 100 percent. All contributions are welcomed and encouraged. Neste ensures specific SAF volumes purchased by Victor members are delivered and used by partner aircraft operators, providing real climate benefits and greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80 percent.
Embraer signs pact with Toyota on production systems: Embraer signed an agreement with Toyota do Brasil in order to embrace Toyota Production System (TPS) principles and concepts in its industrial operations. The initiative aims to eliminate waste, obtain operational efficiency, and increase value generation for stakeholders. During the first phase of this joint work, a team of TPS specialists from Toyota do Brasil will immerse themselves in Embraer’s daily work to evaluate and suggest improvements for the company’s main manufacturing area at the Ozires Silva Unit, located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. “TPS is a methodology that can contribute to different scenarios and occasions. More than efficiency and productivity, the TPS can provide solutions that allow industry and other sectors to continuously improve their processes, which is one of Toyota’s pillars worldwide. There is still a possibility that we can contribute to the ESG agenda,” said Rafael Chang, President of Toyota do Brasil. Since 2007, Embraer has followed the Lean philosophy as a business strategy that spreads P3E principles, concepts, and practices. This program is responsible for leading transformations in an integrated way, paving the path for the entire company to make big steps in improving its processes. This system of excellence aims at safety first, quality always, and deliveries on time—all at the best cost.
Finland transforms air traffic with Frequentis: Fintraffic Air Navigation Services (ANS) Ltd, the Finish Air Navigation Service Provider, has enhanced its air traffic surveillance capability with a WAM system from Frequentis Comsoft. The company installed its state-of-the-art Quadrant system to provide WAM and ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast) coverage for 80 percent of the Finnish airspace. Providing a high-quality air situation picture with highly accurate aircraft position measurements and high update rate, the WAM system extends the air traffic surveillance capability for Fintraffic ANS., as well as creating a Mode S airspace (S = selective communication with individual aircraft), improving aircraft identification, situation picture and tracking. The southwestern WAM region, including Helsinki, was put into operation in the first quarter of 2022, with air traffic controllers said to be delighted about the surveillance performance and extended system coverage. Remaining WAM regions are planned to put in operation early 2023. The WAM deployment consists of more than 120 Quadrant ground stations, assigned to three regions ranging from the Baltic Sea to Northern Lapland.
The Registry of Aruba and Aegle Aviation launch Future 4WARD: The Registry of Aruba (TROA), a global one-stop aircraft registry for the business aviation sector, has announced the expansion of 4WARD into education, with a course at ERAU titled Future 4WARD – Intro. To Business Aviation, a global initiative to encourage more young people to pursue careers in business aviation. Future 4WARD is a half-day, certificate-based education program focusing on four key areas of the industry: Strategy, Leadership, Brand, and Sustainability. The program aims to give young people a deeper understanding of business aviation and access to in-person networking opportunities. The first session of Future 4WARD which was delivered by TROA and Aegle Aviation, was successfully completed at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Asia in Singapore on 28 June 2022. A cohort of 30 students from ERAU Asia joined the program. Future 4WARD builds on TROA’s existing support to ERAU which includes a scholarship open to girls who wish to pursue programs in aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Under the program, TROA awards $6,000 to an incoming freshman every year throughout her program at The College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle.
CPaT wins new contract with Total Linhas Aéreas: CPaT Global, the world’s leading provider of distance learning for the airline and aviation industry, announced they have been awarded a new contract with Total Linhas Aéreas, a regional carrier in Brazil. CPaT will be providing Aircraft Systems Courses and Interactive Diagrams for the Boeing 737 Classic, ATR42-500, and ATR72-600, along with CPaT’s portfolio of Aviation Specialty courses (General Subjects). “CPaT is proud to support Total Linhas and their growth as an airline,” said Capt. Greg Darrow, Vice President of Sales. “CPaT provides aviation distance learning to the majority of airlines in Brazil, and this contract further strengthens our position in the region.” Total Linhas Aéreas is based out of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. CPaT Global delivers software-as-a-service applications to more than 250 global aviation customers, serving 65,000+ individual users, and providing over one million hours of training each year.