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Rolls-Royce Selects Liebherr-Aerospace for Trent 7000 Engine Valve

Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce plc has selected Liebherr-Aerospace for the design, manufacture and service of a key pneumatic component, the high-pressure non-return valve, for the Trent 7000 engine. In this first contract Liebherr-Aerospace has received from Rolls-Royce, the company will supply the high-pressure non-return valve for the new Trent 7000. This engine will exclusively po...

GE and its JV partners receive more than $31 billion in orders/commitments at 2017 Paris Air Show

GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, led by CFM International*, announced more than $31 billion (USD) in orders and commitments at this week's Paris Air Show. The orders and commitments included more than 1,700 GE and CFM engines as well as a full suite of TrueChoiceTM engine maintenance offerings. Orders/commitments include (all values quoted in U.S. dollars at list price or over t...

VietJet Air and Safran sign SFCO2® service agreement

Safran has added a new customer, VietJet Air, Vietnam's leading private airline, for its SFCO2® fuel efficiency solution. The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and covers the entire fleet of the Ho Chi Minh City-based airline. It will help VietJet Air improve its...

GKN and Boeing Business Jets sign contract for completion of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch government

Contract covers the design and completion of the interior of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch Government Design work to take off immediately, completed aircraft to be delivered in 2019 GKN’s Fokker business and Boeing Business Jets have signed a contract for the design and c...

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department becomes Japan’s first H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforce...

City of Taichung and Dassault Systèmes Sign MoU to Promote Intelligent Machines

Taichung City, the industrial heart of Taiwan's machine tools, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dassault Systèmes, a software publisher specializing in 3D design, 3D digital modeling, and life cycle management solutions. A product, to accelerate the development of the intelligent...

SaxonAir adds two more VIP helicopters to its charter fleet to fulfil demand

Air charter operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has continued its expansion by doubling their helicopter charter fleet with the addition of two new AW109SP Grand New helicopters. Both helicopters are operated through new managed aircraft contracts and will be based in the London Area to...

Airbus launches new fixed and deployable flight recorders

 Deployable voice and data recovery devices could eventually be offered for the entire range of Airbus commercial aircraft; Offering greatly improved location and redundancy for data recovery. Airbus is to implement new fixed and deployable flight recorders for Airbus’ airliner...

Airlines owe more than a billion euros for UK travelers, number is expected to shoot up in summer

Getting ready for a beach holiday? Already daydreaming about those long walks along the ocean? Well, better dream carefully, because airlines have other plans. Summer is not only peak season for vacation and travelling, but for delays and cancellations as well, say experts at www.skycop.com. As airp...

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Lockheed Martin Announces C-130J-SOF Super Hercules Dedicated to Supporting International Special Operations Forces

At the Paris Air Show today, Lockheed Martin  officials introduced the C-130J-SOF, the newest Super Hercules aircraft configured for international military special operations requirements. The C-130J-SOF is the 10th production variant of the Super Hercules. This multi-mission aircraft is specifically intended to meet the unique demands associated with executing operations of strategic...

Airbus Helicopters reveals Racer high-speed demonstrator configuration

Project developed in the frame of Clean Sky 2 research programme Airbus Helicopters has unveiled today at the Paris air show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Codenamed Racer, for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, this demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be opt...

Azerbaijan Airlines announced its intention to purchase four B787-Dreamliner aircrafts

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) announced its intention to purchase four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircrafts, which are estimated at approximately $918 million, today at the air show in Paris. Information about dates of order and delivery of the aircrafts will be posted to Boeing's Orders and Deliv...

airBaltic – Record Passenger Growth in the Baltic region

In the first five months of 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 29% more passengers from Lithuania and Estonia compared to the same period a year before. From January until May, airBaltic has transported a record number of passengers – 146,116 customers from Estonia, the hig...

Hahn Air adds Beijing Capital Airlines to its network of interline partners

Beijing Capital Airlines (JD) joins Hahn Air’s network of 300 air, rail and shuttle partners. The Chinese carrier signed an Interline Electronic Ticketing Agreement (IET) with the German scheduled airline and leading provider of distribution and ticketing services and can now sell its flights...

Lufthansa Selects Cirrus Aircraft Fleet for Airline Pilot Training Program

Cirrus Aircraft announced that Lufthansa Aviation Training, the flight training program operated by Lufthansa Airlines, selected the technologically-advanced SR20 for its primary training fleet. Lufthansa Aviation Training has ordered 25 aircraft to lead its ab-initio, MPL and other flight traini...

London Biggin Hill extended opening hours welcomed by business aviation community

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is reporting a significant increase in movements at the airport following the introduction of extended opening hours on May 1. The latest 'Business Aviation INSIGHT' report from WingX Advance shows that since the new operating hours came into effect, the airport has seen an 21% increase in busin...

May Marked a Historic Record of Passenger Traffic in Lithuanian Airports

May 2017 became symbolic in the history of Lithuanian aviation because Lithuanian Airports handled more than half a million passengers, i.e. 13.3% more than during the same period last year, and achieved the best result in the history of Lithuanian aviation. Until now, the record month in terms of the number of passengers was August 2016 when 481,000 passengers, that is, 6% fewer than in May 2017,...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport significantly increased passenger traffic

During January-May 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.37 million passengers, which is 34 percent more than the same period of last year. Only in May 315,000 passengers were served. The BAKU 2017 – 4th Islamic Solidarity Games held in Azerbaijan also affected the significant...

Consolidation of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC assets completed

May 31, 2017 witnessed the virtual completion of the second stage of the consolidation of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC assets: the reorganization took place in the form of the merger of Sheremetyevo Airport JSC with Sheremetyevo International Airport...

Infrastructure must keep pace with additions to India’s aircraft fleet

India is set to become the third-largest buyer of planes in the world, which could push its airlines into larger losses, an aviation consultancy has said. The number of aircraft on order by Indian carriers is expected to soon exceed 1,000 and only the United States and China have more orders on t...

Kaunas Airport is getting ready to become the capital of flights in Lithuania

From temporary departure and arrival terminals that are being built to additional aircraft parking – preparations for the significantly increased passenger flow are in full swing at Kaunas Airport. The temporary infrastructure that is being created and the airport apron that is being reconstru...

GE and its JV partners receive more than $31 billion in orders/commitments at 2017 Paris Air Show

GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, led by CFM International*, announced more than $31 billion (USD) in orders and commitments at this week's Paris Air Show. The orders and commitments included more than 1,700 GE and CFM engines as well as a full suite of TrueChoiceTM engine maintenance offerings. Orders/commitments include (all values quoted in U.S. dollars at list price or over t...

GKN and Boeing Business Jets sign contract for completion of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch government

Contract covers the design and completion of the interior of the 737 Boeing Business Jet for the Dutch Government Design work to take off immediately, completed aircraft to be delivered in 2019 GKN’s Fokker business and Boeing Business Jets have signed a contract for the design and completion of the interior of a new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) for the Dutch government. The aircraft...

City of Taichung and Dassault Systèmes Sign MoU to Promote Intelligent Machines

Taichung City, the industrial heart of Taiwan's machine tools, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dassault Systèmes, a software publisher specializing in 3D design, 3D digital modeling, and life cycle management solutions. A product, to accelerate the development of the intelligent...

A symbolic Daher TBM 930 to honor the centennial of America’s entry into World War I

As part of its presence at this week’s Paris Air Show, Daher is honoring the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I with a symbolic paint scheme on one of its new TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft.   The stars and stripes featured on this TBM 930 are a reminder o...

Airbus launches Skywise – aviation’s open data platform

 Combining Airbus’ aerospace expertise with Palantir’s advanced data analytics solutions; To become the platform of reference used by the aviation industry; Enabling Airbus to harness deep in-service data and insights to improve its aircraft designs and support offerings; A...

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks Collaborate to Advance the Use of Additive Manufacturing for Serial Production

•Additive manufacturing lets aerospace and defense companies do more with less •Leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and APWorks’ metal 3D printing expertise •Virtual validation for certified, serial additively manufactured parts  Dassault Systèmes, the 3D...

VietJet Air and Safran sign SFCO2® service agreement

Safran has added a new customer, VietJet Air, Vietnam's leading private airline, for its SFCO2® fuel efficiency solution. The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and covers the entire fleet of the Ho Chi Minh City-based airline. It will help VietJet Air improve its operational efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The agreement provides for op...

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department becomes Japan’s first H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforcement activities with this new H215. The brand new H215 will be delivered ahead of the Tokyo 2020...

Airbus launches new fixed and deployable flight recorders

 Deployable voice and data recovery devices could eventually be offered for the entire range of Airbus commercial aircraft; Offering greatly improved location and redundancy for data recovery. Airbus is to implement new fixed and deployable flight recorders for Airbus’ airliner...

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

New purchase will bring total JCG H225 fleet to nine units Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed...

GE Additive creating world's largest laser-powder additive machine

GE Additive is creating the world's largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. Tailored for the aerospace industry, the machine will be able to print in a "build envelop" of one meter cubed (1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm). The development project, announced at The Paris Ai...

Bombardier Signs a Letter of Intent with SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft

Longtime Bombardier operator in India to increase its fleet of Q Series turboprops to support regional expansion strategy SpiceJet will become newest customer of extra-capacity, 86-seat Q400 aircraft Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today from the International Paris Air Show, that...

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Specialist Aviation Services delivers first UK AW169 air ambulances

UK based Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce the delivery of its first three AW169 air ambulances. The much anticipated delivery comes after a lengthy certification process for the company’s new and highly innovative medical interior. The delivery took place last Friday in a combined ceremony at the company’s Gloucestershire Airport base when the aircraft were handed...

Satcom Direct signs exclusive new connectivity deal with TAG Aviation

Satcom Direct (SD), the aviation connectivity solutions provider, has signed an exclusive agreement with TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd to incorporate new connectivity services and technology across its UK fleet.  The deal will build on the existing business relationship which has seen the two Farnborough UK-based companies collaborate to provide TAG Aviation customers with a reliable connectivity ser...

Air Service Basel supports traffic for Art Basel 2017

Air Service Basel looks forward to welcoming traffic with premier general aviation services to kick off the highly-anticipated 2017 Art Basel exhibition, June 15 – 18 at the Messe Basel, just a 10-minute drive from the FBO. The annual art show dates back to 1970 with 90 galleries and 30 pub...

ASL welcomes new Cessna Citation Sovereign in the fleet

On June 8, 2017, ASL took delivery of a Cessna C680 Citation Sovereign.  The aircraft landed at its home base in Eindhoven in the Netherlands (EHEH), where the aircraft will be managed and operated on behalf of its owner.  The aircraft will also be available for charter operation by...

Capital AviaNeft will provide ground handling during Confederations Cup

Capital AviaNeft, a Russian company specializing in a full service support of business aviation operations, forecasts an increase in number of flight movements to Moscow, Sochi, Kazan, and St. Petersburg airports during Confederations Cup, which will be held between 17 June and 2 July, 2017. In orde...

EBAA and TAG Aviation Announce Cabin Crew Scholarship

EBAA and TAG Aviation are pleased to announce the launch of the TAG Aviation Scholarship for cabin crew training. The TAG Aviation Scholarship is offered within the framework of EBAA’s WE-CARE programme and in co- operation with the European Corporate Flight Attendants Committee (ECFAC) and is...

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Air Partner’s Tony Whitty comments on the aircraft sales and leasing market

Air Partner’s Remarketing division is seeing high levels of activity in the aircraft sales and leasing market, with some types of aircraft proving particularly popular. Tony Whitty, Head of Aircraft Remarketing & ACMI at Air Partner, comments on what he is currently seeing in the market, with further detail on specific narrow-body models below. “We regularly get asked about t...

Leonardo successfully taps Eurobond market with a EUR 600 millon offering

 Leonardo successfully tapped the Eurobond market with a EUR 600 million bond issue. The offering, targeted to Italian and international institutional investors, has a 7 year tenor, maturity June 2024 and a fixed-rate coupon of 1.50%. The issue price was 99.147%. Coupons are paid annually in arrears. The notes will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Leonardo, in line with...

AviaAM Leasing reports €80,8 million revenue, profit growth in 2016

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, has announced its financial results of 2016 recording significant increase in business volumes – company’s revenue tripled to €80,8 million, operating profit jumped by 75% from €13,9 million in 2015 to &eu...

VEB Group’s invested $90mln in the MC-21

VEB Group invested 90 million U.S. dollars in the development of Russia’s first medium-haul passenger jet MC-21, with part of the sum meant as an advance payment for future planes, chairman of Vensheconombank Sergei Gorkov said on Sunday. "VEB Group invested 90 million U.S. dollars in...

Leonardo: in the first quarter of 2017 higher orders and improved profitability

New Orders at about EUR 2.6 billion, higher than 1Q2016. Book-to-bill improved at 1.1 Solid and continuous improvement of EBITA (+14%) and EBIT (+16%). RoS at 7.6% Net Result Before Extraordinary Transactions at EUR 78 million, almost 40% higher Significantly improved Group Net Debt at EUR...

Mumtalakat invests in FAI Aviation Group

FAI is a leading provider of mission-critical aviation services, based in Germany With 23 aircraft, FAI serves the Insurance- and Assistance-Industry, corporations, Government Agencies and NGOs Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Ba...

SIA Engineering Company and GE Aviation to form Engine Overhaul Joint Venture

SIA Engineering Company Limited (“SIAEC”) and GE Aviation (“GE”) have agreed to establish a new engine overhaul joint venture based in Singapore. The joint venture will provide a full range of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GE90 and GE9X engines. The GE90 engine exclusively powers the Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR, and the GE9X engine is the...

Locatory.com signs cooperation agreement with HNA Technic

Aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace Locatory.com is further expanding its presence in Asia by signing a contract with HNA Technic, MRO unit of the HNA Group – biggest private airline group in China. The Asian company will conduct its spare parts trade on behalf of 20+ airlines using Locatory.com. HNA Technic will be listing over 20 000 commercial aircraft parts on the...

Pratt & Whitney Expands PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine MRO Network

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced that it will widen its global network of providers that maintain the company’s revolutionary PurePower® Geared TurbofanTM (GTF) engines to include Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd (Pratt &am...

SuperJet International extends its maintenance services on the SSJ100

SuperJet International (SJI) – as MRO provider for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) customers – received the extension of the Part 145 maintenance capabilities up to “2 years check”. The approval has been released by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) fo...

Raisbeck Engineering receives final STC approval in Argentina

Raisbeck Engineering is pleased to announce that it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Swept Blade Propellers for the King Air B300 series from the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC). “Today’s announcement completes the final...

Leonardo's AW101 Norway Training Centre Opens

The opening of the AW101 Norway Training Centre expands Leonardo’s network of regional training centres.  The facility houses a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator and other advanced training devices for both pilot and rear crew training.  The simulator will be used for the traini...

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Graham Williamson– TAG Aviation still the island of stability

I am proud to say that a discussion with the President Aircraft Management and Charter TAG Aviation Europe G. Williamson became a tradition for us. EBACE is not at all the same without meeting Graham at the very beginning. So let us share some points of our discussion on the TAG Aviation year review. Q. G.Williamson, once again we are at EBACE, so just an obvious question – wh...

Éric Trappier appointed ASD President

The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association. Éric Trappier has been serving as Vice-President of the ASD Board since 2015. Commenting on his appointment, Mr Trappier said: “I’m delighted to take on the mantle of ASD President. AS...

Bernd Schramm – one of Swiss Excellence faces

During EBACE 2017 we had an opportinity to meet and talk to AMAC Aerospace Mr. Bernd Schramm, AMAC Aerospace Group Chief Operating Offcer.  Let us share some points of our discussion: Q. Mr. Schramm, our usual question – what was your way to the aviation business ? A. In fact I...

SR Technics appoints Jean-Marc Lenz as COO and Michael Sattler as CCO

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce the appointments of Jean-Marc Lenz as Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager, and Michael Sattler as Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of June 1, 2017. Jean-Marc will succeed Frank Walschot, who has joined HNA Gr...

GE begins GE9X certification testing

Earlier this week, GE Aviation began GE9X engine certification tests at its Peebles Test Operation (PTO) in Ohio. The GE9X will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. The first round of GE9X certification tests are being conducted on the second GE9X production-configured powerplant built by GE....

Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, digital asset and...