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USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 July

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 July

Dynali Helicopter H3 To Begin Shipping to U.S.

The first Dynali Helicopter H3 EasyFlyer shippedto the U.S. in mid-June. The Belgian manufacturer recently delivered the 50th two-place H3 to a French flight school. The $124,000 (base price) H3, which cruises at 70 to 75 knots, is available with a choice of Rotax 912 or 914 engine delivering between 100 to 115 hp. The version being imported into the U.S. by Dynali’s authorized distributor, Cincinnati-based Hangar 36, will retail for $129,700 and feature the turbocharged Rotax 914 engine and includes aviation lights, but no radio, transponder or GPS

Norwegian budget airline unit gets US permit

Norwegian Air Shuttle’s UK subsidiary on Monday received a tentative U.S. foreign air carrier permit, prevailing against U.S. airlines who complained that the Scandinavian budget carrier would undercut them and hurt American businesses and jobs. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it had reached its decision to tentatively grant flying rights to the subsidiary, Norwegian Air UK, after considering the opposition’s primary arguments against the airline’s Irish unit, Norwegian Air International (NAI).

US aviation trade body urges Brexit negotiators to prioritise airline industry 

America’s biggest aviation trade body has called for the airline industry to be dealt with separately in Brexit negotiations, saying it is “absolutely essential” that new deals are struck with Europe and the US. Airlines for America, whose members include American Airlines, Southwest and United, said there was a particular pressure to get an aviation deal agreed because the sector did not have historic rules to fall back on in the event the UK and EU cannot strike a Brexit deal.United

United Airlines defers Airbus A350-1000 orders

United Airlines projected a slowdown in a benchmark financial gauge as trans-Pacific fares weaken, and the carrier delayed delivery of four Airbus A350 long-haul jets earmarked for those routes. The carrier didn’t set a new delivery date for the A350-1000 planes, which had been scheduled to arrive next year. United is deciding the future of its order for 35 of Airbus’s largest twin-engine jetliners as the carrier’s new management team reviews the fleet.

Urals Boeing Plant To Triple Partners’ Titanium Capacity

Shipments of Russian-made aerospace parts will exceed $1 billion after the new Urals Boeing Manufacturing (UBM) plant begins operations next summer, Sergei Kravchenko, Boeing president for Russia & CIS, told reporters during a briefing in Moscow a day ahead of the July 18 to 23 MAKS 2017 airshow.The new plant opens “just in time,” said Kravchenko, considering the 18- to 24-month lead time for major 777X parts.

43 Months of Employment Gains for US Airlines

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics is reporting that the U.S. airline industry supported 425,251 full-time employees (FTEs) in May 2017, a growth of 3.6 percent over May 2016. That number puts airline employment at its highest level since July 2005. Further, it marks the 43rd straight month that airlines have recorded monthly employment gains over the same period in the preceding year.

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