S Air Group company SR Technics is to convert 23 FedEx McDonnell Douglas DC-10s into advanced two-crew-cockpit MD-10s.

Boeing is to increase its monthly production rates to 24 B737s, five B747s and five B757s from 1998. The B777 rate will fall to five and the B767 rate will remain at four.

Antonov's 27-seat An-38 has received its CIS type certificate and deliveries are due to start in the second half of 1997.

Galileo International is to acquire Swiss reservation system Traviswiss.

Finnair and Lufthansa Technik plan to form an aircraft maintenance partnership.

SAirGroup's ITsubsidiary Atraxis is to supply Emirates' air freight division with its Cougar cargo IT system.

Changi Aviation Services, a joint venture between Singapore Technologies Aerospace and Changi International Airport Services, will own 40 per cent of new Manila ground handling company Orbit Air Systems.

Speedwing has signed a marketing agreement with Beijing-based Landtop New Technology Industry Group to provide IT systems for Chinese airports.


Source: Airline Business