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A China Southern Airbus A380 on approach into Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Direct Maintenance Secures MRO Deal with China Southern Airlines in Africa

With over five years since signing their first partnership deal together, Direct Maintenance and China Southern Airlines said they have extended their cooperation to areas of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO). The agreement allows Direct Maintenance to take over full technical handling of the operator’s fleet line maintenance services in Nairobi, Kenya. Jacco Klerk, Managing Director at Direct Maintenance, noted, "This is the first time a Chinese aircraft has been fully handled by an authorized third-party line maintenance provider in…

First Widebodies Sporting United’s New Livery Spotted

United Airlines unveiled its updated livery in April after months of speculations that a new color scheme was on the horizon. The final product was presented during an event at the airline’s Chicago O’Hare hangar and was met with mixed reviews from fans and employees. N37267, an 18-year-old 737-800, was…

Air Canada Launches Premium Transcontiental Routes

Air Canada, the flag carrier of Canada, has launched a premium transcontinental business class product in an effort to catch up with their American counterparts, and to win back business lost to new low cost carriers entering the market. The flights, operated by their 777-300ER, 787-8, A330 and 767 aircraft,…