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Collins Aerospace goes supersonic with win on new X-59 QueSST demonstrator aircraft

 In line with its vision to redefine aerospace, Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is being developed by Lockheed Martin for NASA to collect data that could make supersonic commercial travel over land possible through low sonic boom technology. Collins Aerospace is a business unit...

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink’s first aircraft with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband

Milestone achieved only six months after contract signed with Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT) to implement award-winning connectivity solution across the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet  Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers onboard Indonesian low-cost...

Record year for air traffic movements for TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air...

City-Pair Record on Renewable Fuel by Gulfstream G280

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record-breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The Savannah-to-Van Nuys, California, journey covered 2,243 nautical miles/4,154...

Aviation company embarks on new horizons in the U.S. - meet Click Aviation Network at SDC2019

Global aviation services company Click Aviation Network will be sending representatives to the 2019 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) in San Antonio, Texas, from 29 January to 1 February. This will be the first time Click exhibits its trip support and travel services at the conferenc...

World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo accepted by Acropolis Aviation

World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo was accepted by Acropolis Acviation on today 16th January at Airbus‘s Toulouse, France HQ.  Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft flies on to Basle, Switzerland where cabin outfitting will immediately commence by AMAC Aerospace. Its ne...

Miracle Flights Announces 610 Free Medical Flights Performed in December 2018

The nation's leading medical flight charity Miracle Flights today reported 610 free commercial airline flights provided in December 2018 to critically ill children and adults in need of specialized, distant medical care. This reflects a 28 percent increase over the 476 flight...

Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility - let the construction begin

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A22...

MC-21 passenger jets to be certified in 2020

Certification of MC-21 passenger jets currently undergoing trials will take place in 2020 according to the plan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Specimens are currently made from domestic raw materials alre...

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World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo accepted by Acropolis Aviation

World’s first Airbus ACJ320neo was accepted by Acropolis Acviation on today 16th January at Airbus‘s Toulouse, France HQ.  Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft flies on to Basle, Switzerland where cabin outfitting will immediately commence by AMAC Aerospace. Its new Alberto Pinto cabin interior, which meets Acropolis‘s unique specification, will be installe...

Miracle Flights Announces 610 Free Medical Flights Performed in December 2018

The nation's leading medical flight charity Miracle Flights today reported 610 free commercial airline flights provided in December 2018 to critically ill children and adults in need of specialized, distant medical care. This reflects a 28 percent increase over the 476 flights performed in December 2017. Patients from 28 states and five countries, ranging in age fro...

Luxaviation Group: Belgian fleet gets two newcomers for full charter operations and results of successful year for Brussels FBO

Luxaviation Belgium fleet got two newcomers to its full charter operations fleet.  As the first, we are talking about a large cabin Challenger 350 aircraft, which joins the Luxaviation fleet in Brussels. Attention, it is a first for the Benelux market. Meeting the high-standards of...

Embraer Phenom 300 hot based throughout Europe - the addition to SaxonAir charter fleet

Private air charter operator SaxonAir announces the addition of an Embraer Phenom 300 jet to their aircraft fleet.  The 2016 manufactured aircraft G-KRBN is to be hot based throughout Europe operating from various key European locations. This addition brings the fleet at SaxonAir up to a t...

JetSuite Inc. Celebrates 10 years Of Continuous Operation In 2019

 JetSuite, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will celebrate its tenth year of operation in 2019, as the first and only premium experience in the light jet category. Delivering flying experiences that move the soul, JetSuite is an industry-leader providing individualized service, distinctive a...

GLOBEAIR RELEASES AMAZON ALEXA SKILL

GlobeAir is to become the first runner in enabling private jet bookings via voice search by announcing its new Amazon Alexa skill. The brand-new skill is perfect for the Smart Traveller and is now available in English and German. Austrian private jet company GlobeAir is becoming the first bizje...

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Lowest Airfare Ever of WOW air With $49 Flights To Europe

If traveling more is one of your 2019 resolutions, it's time to pack your bags.  WOW air announced its lowest airfare ever, with $49 flights from the U.S. to Europe and Iceland, turning your dream Eurotrip an accessible and affordable reality. The offer includes outbound flights from Boston (BOS), Washington DC (BWI), New York ...

Introduction of free Wi-Fi on intercontinental flights - Norwegian

Airline begins rollout of Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX fleet Free Wi-Fi for full duration of long-haul flights and high-speed option fast enough to stream movies Rollout of Wi-Fi to be completed on more than 50 percent of Dreamliner fleet by 2020 Norwegian is taking off the new year by upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the in...

Emirates network updates for 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline also outlined its fleet plans for the year. Sir Ti...

Norwegian gets connected with Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is helping Norwegian passengers experience free and premium Wi-Fi onboard Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX long-haul flights with its CabinConnect™ high speed, broadband connectivity solution. The new service, which will debut on the majority of Norwegian's transatlant...

New Payment Method for Air Tickets Successfully Demonstrated

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the successful completion of the first “IATA Pay” ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment. The transaction was conducted in partnership with ipagoo, a UK-based fintech company.  IATA Pay is an industry-su...

Hong Kong Airlines tops On-Time Performance in Asia Pacific; one of three most punctual airlines globally in 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has once again achieved the highest On-Time Performance (OTP) in Asia Pacific and retained its position in the top three most punctual airlines globally for 2018. The results were revealed in the latest "OAG Punctuality League 2019" report, which tracks on-time...

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink’s first aircraft with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband

Milestone achieved only six months after contract signed with Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT) to implement award-winning connectivity solution across the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet  Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers onboard Indonesian low-cost...

City-Pair Record on Renewable Fuel by Gulfstream G280

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record-breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The Savannah-to-Van Nuys, California, journey covered 2,243 nautical miles/4,154 kilometers in 4 hours and 49 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85. Flying through headwinds ave...

Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility - let the construction begin

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A22...

MC-21 passenger jets to be certified in 2020

Certification of MC-21 passenger jets currently undergoing trials will take place in 2020 according to the plan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Specimens are currently made from domestic raw materials alre...

Preliminary forecast for 2019 and 2020 from Embraer

Embraer presents its preliminary forecast for 2019 and 2020 at a meeting with investors at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). For 2019, Embraer expects to deliver between 85 and 95 commercial jets, 90 to 110 executive jets, including light and large jets, 10 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and two multi...

India’s first Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH145 is delivered to Businessman and Philanthropist Adar Poonawalla

State-of-the-art aircraft includes Airbus Helionix glass cockpit avionics system for enhanced performance and safety Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s larges...

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Record Year Worth $500 Million In Biz Jet Sales for Mente Group

Mente Group registered a record year for the company in 2018 for transactions. Since its founding in 2009, Mente Group has expanded into a full-service business jet strategic consulting company. "This past year was a record year for Mente Group transactions in the aircraft segments where we operate," said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. "The dollar volume o...

Embraer and Boeing Welcome Brazilian Government Approval of Strategic Partnership

 Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The government's approval comes after the two companies last month approved terms for the joint venture that will be made up of the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer. B...

Boom Supersonic Closes $100 Million to Develop its Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has closed a $100 million Series B investment round, bringing total funding to over $141 million. Investors, led by Emerson Collective, include Y Combinator Continuity, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as founders and early backers of transformativecompanies like Google...

Acquisition Of 5.00% Of China Southern Airlines by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. announced that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on 28 December 2018, it has completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines...

Second brand-new Boeing 737 to the Chinese carrier delivered by AviaAM Leasing’s Joint Venture

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing, reconfiguration and trading services, has announced that its Joint Venture company with the state-owned company Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing Chin...

TAT Group enters into exclusive negotiations with Sagard, BPI France and Towerbrook funds for the acquisition of Sabena technics’ capital

TAT Group entered into exclusive negotiations with the investment companies Sagard, Bpifrance and TowerBrook in order to sell them its majority interest in its subsidiary Sabena technics, one of the European leaders in the field of aircraft maintenance and modification. This project was presented...

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Soeren Stark - New Executive Board member for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT

On 1 January, Soeren Stark joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG with responsibility for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. He was appointed to this position in September 2018 by the company's Supervisory Board. Stark, who has a degree in business engineering, will assume responsibility immediately for fleet services, base maintenance, components, logistics, IT and quality...

Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier to Step Down Next Year

Cirrus Aircraft announced Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and National Aviation Hall ofFame member Dale Klapmeier plans to step down from his current executive position within the first half of 2019 and transition into a senior advisory role. A newCEO is expected to be named within that timeframe as an internal and external search is currently underway.   “Re-imagining perso...

Satcom Direct names Evgeniy Pashkov regional director EEMEA

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has appointed Evgeniy Pashkov as regional director for EEMEA. In his new role, Evgeniy will oversee SD’s sales and business development activities in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS, from his Dubai base....

Metrojet appoints Captain Denzil White as Managing Director, aircraft Management and Charter

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denzil White, as Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, with effect from 1 January 2019. Denzil will assume responsibility for the management and business development of Metrojet’s Aircraft Man...

Lilium makes a series of key hires from Airbus 
 and Audi

Lilium, the disruptive aviation startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service, has announced today a series of key appointments. Mirko Reuter, formerly Head of Automated Driving at Audi AG, is joining the team as Head of Autonomous Flight at Lilium. Jakob Waeschenb...

Avionica Names Anthony Rios Chief Operating Officer

 Avionica announced that vice president of sales Anthony Rios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rios is charged with driving strategic prioritization and accountability for Avionica, with a focus on operational excellence.  "Tony is a seasoned and trusted...

2018 Brings More Passengers and More Destinations to Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague has continued to grow without interruption since 2013. In 2018, as per the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of16,797,006 passengers, which represents a 9% year-on-year growth. Routes to Great Britain were the busiest last year with the greatest number of passengers traditionally heading to London. Barcelona recorded the highest year-o...

Following 2018 success London Biggin Hill eyes up 2019 development

London Biggin Hill is predicting an exciting 2019, hot on the heels of the latest WingX Advance report identifying the airport as one of the fastest growing in Europe over the past 12 months.  During 2018, London Biggin Hill grew by 12%, in contrast with a 1% decline in business aviation activity for London airports. The London Heli Shuttle service, extension of the opening hours, competit...

The year 2018 for Lithuanian Airports – the year of the leap: records have been hit in both number of the passengers and flights

The year 2018 will be recorded among the best aviation years for the company Lithuanian Airports, since new records were reached - 6.3 million passengers were served and 61 thousand flights were conducted. The biggest breakthrough occurred in the main airports of the country – Vilnius Airport;...

Verdi strike at Frankfurt Airport will lead to significant disruption on Tuesday

Information available at www.lufthansa.com "Verdi escalated through a disproportional series of strikes" The trade union Verdi has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at Frankfurt Airport between 2 a.m. and 20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. As a result, a c...

New record for passenger traffic by Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic volume - last year it served a total of 4.43 million passengers. This is 9 percent higher than in 2017. In 2018, base airlines of the Airport - AZAL and Buta Airways carried 1.89 million and 442,000 passengers, respectivel...

Brussels Airlines moves its Moscow route from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo

As from June 2nd, Brussels Airlines will offer flights from Brussels to Sheremetyevo International Airport near the city of Moscow instead of Domodedovo Airport. The Sheremetyevo International Airport is with its industrial implementation a prime location and among the first choice of corporate trav...

Strategic Partner for the First Saudi International Airshow with GACA is announced by Saudi Aviation Club

The Saudi Aviation Club has announced a strategic partnership with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to establish the first Saudi International Airshow, to be held in Riyadhfrom 12 to 14 March 2019. The Saudi Aviation Club revealed that the exhibition is the first of its kind in the field of aviation and aerospace in the Kingdom, highlighting its importance in supporting...

CAAC, EASA, ICAO Technology Sharing 4th Civil Aviation Training Industry Forum 2018 was successfully held

The "13th Five-Year Plan" and the "Belt and Road" strategy of the country's layout have provided unprecedented opportunities for development and a good environment for the China civil aviation training industry. In the next 20 years, the demand for new civil aviation pilots, service technicians and flight attendants in the Asia-Pacific region is the highest in the worl...

20 FBOs of Jet Aviation received IS-BAH™ Stage 2 Safety Registration at MEBAA

Jet Aviation received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 Safety Registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for 20 of its FBOs across EMEA and the Americas. The company intends to achieve IS-BAH Standard registration for its new Ha...

Successful year of Falcon Aviation Highlighted at MEBAA 2018

New Dubai DWC facility shaping up to be Premier Business Jet MRO base Formal opening of DWC MRO hangar in Q1 2019 Formulates Turboprop Aircraft MRO at Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi  Falcon Aviation is excited to be returning to MEBAA 2018 this week (10th to 12th December) on S...

Air BP showcases its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise at MEBAA 2018

Air BP returns to MEBAA as sponsor to showcase its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise in the region. A new, dedicated general aviation fuel terminal at Al Maktoum International airport (DWC) is set to open in 2019 with Air BP taking a lead role in its design.&nbs...

BUSINESS AVIATION DESCENDING INTO DUBAI

MEBAA Show and MEBAA Conference Dubai  The opening of the eighth MEBAA Show at DWC, Airshow Site marks the culmination of two years of anticipation from the business aviation community. Featuring the MEBAA Conference Dubai, which takes place on days two and three of the show, the return of t...

S7 Technics’ Moscow base is ready to welcome the Boeing 737 MAX

S7 Technics, Russian provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has prepared its Moscow’s Domodedovo airport site for the maintenance of the latest generation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The MRO specialist’s Domodedovo facility is approved to carry out maintenance procedures on the Boeing 737-7/8/9MAX powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines under its o...

Tahiti based pilot training center ,C3P, trusts in ALSIM again and buys an ALX Flight Simulator

C3P, Polynesian Center of Piloting Improvement, located in the heart of the South Pacific in Tahiti, has been using an Alsim simulator since 2012. As part of the introduction of their new professional pilot training course, C3P signed a new contract with Alsim for a full-option FNPT II MCC ALX. This new device will cross the oceans and be delivered within the first half of 2019. Mr St&eacu...

FBO RIGA launched Embraer authorized service center

FBO RIGA, an operator of business aviation center at the Riga Airport, and Jet Flight Service, an international MRO provider for business aviation, announce the launch of an Embraer authorized service center at FBO RIGA. The first Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft has already finished C-check...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Third Group of Students Begin Studies

Already the third group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academyon January 10, 2019.The third group of 11 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis,&n...

MRO Insider Launches Maintenance Rewards Program

MRO Insider announced Monday that the company is now offering Mx Rewards, a point-based program that promotes users to register aircraft and submit requests for maintenance quotes on their network. Users will accumulate points for different transactions, including registering an account, registering...

First Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine Inducted by Eagle Services Asia

Pratt & Whitney's Singapore engine center, Eagle Services Asia (ESA), a member in the global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities that service Pratt & Whitney's GTF engines, has inducted its first PW1100G-JM engine for overhaul. Eagle Services Asia i...