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Coronavirus and European airlines, what will happen

The actual situation with coronavirus raises so many questions regarding air travel. What will happen, how it will impact the usual operations, what will be done at the airport, how airlines will live the lack of travellers....Europe’s airlines are taking emergency action to protect their finances to counter the slump in air travel amid the global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, but it i...

5G networks in aircraft maintenance

Lufthansa Technik is one of the first companies in Germany to use its own private wireless networks based on the latest standard 5G. In February, the first 5G private wireless networks have been put into operation for two innovation projects in the field of VIP completion and engine overhaul at Lufthansa Technik's Hamburg base. For testing the technology, Lufthansa Technik has set up two...

World Most Delivered Super Mid-size Business Jet - Bombardier Challenger 350

For the sixth consecutive y ear Bombardier Challenger 350 is world’s most delivered business jet in the super mid-size segment. In 2019, 56 deliveries and a 44-per-cent share of the super mid-size segment. “The Challenger 350 aircraft offers custom...

2019 was a record year for Cirrus Aircraft

A record year of growth and expansionfor Cirrus Aircraft, marked by the award-winning Vision Jet™ becoming the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation. Deliveries of the Vision Jet surpassed 80 aircraft in 2019, representing a 29% increase over the prior year, while consistent growt...

First Flight of first GTF Engine produced in Japan

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine assembled in Japan. The flight was completed in the United States at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, WA, and was performed by the company’s Flight...

Acceptance flight, aircraft's way to passengers – episode 1

For many people flying became almost the same as taking a bus. Travelling the world, how often you asked yourself what is the way of the aircraft to passengers? We understand that it might be a rare question for the biggest part of air passengers, still we think it is so interesting and exciting to...

VA Footprints by Vertis Aviation pledges to offset carbon for all customers

A new carbon offset programme in business aviation cummunity: Vertis Aviation commits to offsetting 100% of carbon emissions generated by charter flights it arranges. The programme, named VA Footprints, ensures that customers on each charter flight, no matter its route or distance, will ha...

Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million flying hours

The performance of the BR725 enabled the Gulfstream G650ER™ and its sister aircraft G650 to revolutionise the business aviation market, flying faster and further than any other ultra-long-range corporate aircraft before. Since entry into service in 2012, the aircraft has achieved more tha...

First serial produced Mi-38 delivered to a client

Russian Helicopters delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was...

First Flight of first GTF Engine produced in Japan

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine assembled in Japan. The flight was completed in the United States at the company’s Flight Test Center in Moses Lake, WA, and was performed by the company’s Flight Test Aircraft 1. With the success of this fligt an important milestone was marked for the...

Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million flying hours

The performance of the BR725 enabled the Gulfstream G650ER™ and its sister aircraft G650 to revolutionise the business aviation market, flying faster and further than any other ultra-long-range corporate aircraft before. Since entry into service in 2012, the aircraft has achieved more than 100 city pair records, among those the farthest fastest flight in business aviation history from S...

First serial produced Mi-38 delivered to a client

Russian Helicopters delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was...

NAC to be first customer for Dash 8-400 classic overhead bin extension

Nordic Aviation Capital will be the launch customer for the Classic Overhead Bin Extension Solution for the Dash 8-400 aircraft. Under this agreement, De Havilland Canada will be the exclusive supplier of all future Dash 8-400 aircraft classic bin extension modifications for Nordic Aviation Capital&...

Are cars finally taking off to the sky

Would you agree that flying car era starts? How many of such flying car concepts you can name? Almost every manufacturer is working on such concept, changing completely the vision of urban air mobility. Can you imagine taking your car into the sky? Will we fly through highways in the sky? One t...

New features for Daher Model Year 2020 versions of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft

Primary new features for the Daher Model Year 2020 versions of its TBM 910 and TBM 940 outlined, which further enhance the experience for passengers and pilots aboard the company’s very fast turboprop aircraft. The Model Year 2020 TBM 940 will be equipped with HomeSafe™, an emergenc...

VA Footprints by Vertis Aviation pledges to offset carbon for all customers

A new carbon offset programme in business aviation cummunity: Vertis Aviation commits to offsetting 100% of carbon emissions generated by charter flights it arranges. The programme, named VA Footprints, ensures that customers on each charter flight, no matter its route or distance, will have the associated greenhouse gas emissions offset at no expense to them. Vertis will pay the full ca...

New KlasJet Boeing 737-VIP to the Middle East market

Be ready, KlasJet is preparing a newly refurbished Boeing 737-VIP LY-JMS aircraft from Saudi Arabia. Just like other KlasJet aircraft, the jet stands out with elegant design and will be used for group transportation, sports teams, show business crews, diplomatic envoys and corporate travellers. KlasJet operates the largest Boeing 737-VIP fleet in Europe and is one of the most d...

Business environment - What is going on

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert  Isn’t amazing that hardly anyone in a business or office environment really dares to say loudly and openly “Hey, what’s going on?” What does that have to do with business or an office? Nothing! What does it have to do with us? Everything! W...

For Eight consecutive years the World Most Delivered Light Jet is Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 51 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2019, making it the most delivered light jet of the year. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, having accrued more than 530 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009. The i...

New multi year partnership - FAI Aviation Group & McLaren Racing

Business aviation and Formula 1, sounds tempting? In that case, here you have more details regarding a fresh partnership just signed between FAI Aviation Group and McLaren Racing! FAI will provide private aviation services to the Formula 1 team as part of a multi-year partnership whic...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral with a fence around it and a roof over it. If you are looking for fresh fat worms, look beyond the...

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Coronavirus and European airlines, what will happen

The actual situation with coronavirus raises so many questions regarding air travel. What will happen, how it will impact the usual operations, what will be done at the airport, how airlines will live the lack of travellers....Europe’s airlines are taking emergency action to protect their finances to counter the slump in air travel amid the global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, but it i...

Acceptance flight, aircraft's way to passengers – episode 1

For many people flying became almost the same as taking a bus. Travelling the world, how often you asked yourself what is the way of the aircraft to passengers? We understand that it might be a rare question for the biggest part of air passengers, still we think it is so interesting and exciting to discover. We had a lifetime experience during an A350 acceptance flight for Lufthansa, so we will sh...

One hundred years of Qantas style and innovation

Qantas new safety video features ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history.The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical...

Present and future of aviation: ACMI service

As market competition intensifies, more often airlines are striving to increase their efficiency while reducing numerous risks related to business operations. In result ACMI providers such as Latvian-based SmartLynx Airlines (SmartLynx) are becoming a solution for other aviation companies. This tren...

Cargo Convoy to China carrying medical supplies for coronavirus relief

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. The five flights departed one after the other bound for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as part of Qatar Airways’ voluntary o...

Swiss Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft powered by GTF engines

SWISS took the delivery of their first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide SWISS with engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Protect service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies...

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Norwegian achieves cost-reduction target

Norwegian reported its full year and fourth quarter 2019 results. Year on year, unit revenue increased in nine consecutive months, driven by maturing routes and the optimization of Norwegian's global route network. The punctuality has improved considerably during the past six quarters, and in the fourth quarter 2019 it was up 3.1 percentage points to 82.6 percent. Figures were negatively im...

New financial products from Russian Helicopters at Singapore Airshow 2020

Russian Helicopters and its partners presented financial products for foreign customers of Russian-made helicopter equipment at Singapore Airshow 2020. A specialized multimedia presentation at the company's stand demonstrates opportunities for receiving financial support for helicopter technology purchases. The multimedia stand both allows show participants to learn about the l...

Magnetic Leasing first contract landing gear lease - Ryanair

Magnetic Leasing has signed a deal with Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, for a landing gear lease. The agreement covers an 8 month lease period during which the landing gear will be used on different aircraft based on the carrier’s demand.  Magnetic L...

SCALE Aviation - new financing and liquidity player on aviation market

Credit Suisse established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, SCALE Aviation. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, SCALE will focus on supporting Credit Suisse’s clients in driving increased aviation investment and facilitating seamless execution of aviation transactional activity. Credit Suisse&...

Toyota became lead investor to develop and produce Joby Aviation eVTOL aircraft

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation, an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric eVTOL aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. The collaboration reflec...

The most advanced transportation method to healthcare raises strategic investment

A strategic investment was announced by Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key internat...

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RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus agree on long-term cooperation

RUAG Aerostructures and Airbus have concluded an agreement to strengthen their long-term partnership. Over the coming six years, RUAG will be manufacturing and supplying the rear center section as well as the flooring and side shells of the central fuselage section for the Airbus A320 Family. Dirk Prehn, EVP RUAG Aerostructures is delighted: “The renewal of this long-term partnersh...

Charles Wemaëre appointed Dassault Aviation Vice President, Worldwide Spares

Dassault Aviation has appointed Charles Wemaëre Vice President, Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet. He will report to Pierre Thielin, VP, Worldwide Customer Service, within Dassault’s Civil Aviation Department. Wemaëre previously served as Deputy Manager to Serge Elias, the former VP Worldwide Spares...

New Minister of Aviation appointed in St.Tosia - vision of future development

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert The almost true stories and almost believable stories of St.Tosia are written by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert who claims that it is what he has experienced while residing on St.Tosia and monitoring what else is going on in the Caribbean.  Today it was officially announced that...

Embraer KC-390 Millennium airlifter successfully concludes airdrop testing campaign

The KC-390 Millennium new generation multi-mission medium airlifter has successfully concluded the testing campaign for gravity airdrop and extraction drop of heavy loads by the use of the Container Delivery System (CDS) and Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD), respectively. The KC-390 Millennium has a...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchanging with Mike Ingram, Vice President and General Manager, Cockpit Systems, Honeywell Aerospace....

Tim Fagan joins Aerion Supersonic as chief of interior design

Aerion announced that Tim Fagan has joined Aerion as the company's chief of industrial design and will lead the team for the interior design of the AS2 supersonic business jet.  Tim is a leading expert in aviation industrial design and an innovator in aircraft interior d...

Second A320 FFS for BAA Training Vietnam

BAA Training Vietnam expands their training equipment. A state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo full flight simulator has been assembled and approved by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam to provide pilot training in Vietnam. A modern 3000-square-metre training centre opened doors in September of 2019 and with their first Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator started to provide p...

Lead the ways in Middle East aircraft maintenance - Honeywell & Saudia Aerospace Engineering

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a Honeywell certified service centre, has completed more than 100 auxiliary power unit (APU) repairs from its Jet Propulsion Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. SAEI is the only Honeywell certified service centre in the Middle East region that provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on Honeywell’s GTCP 331-500 and 331-350...

Dream Flyers invests in an Alsim ALX

Alsim ALX simulator has been selected by Dream Flyers, located in Barcelona, Spain. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. It ha...

FMV selected GKN Aerospace to support Gripen E RM16 aero-engine

GKN Aerospace has been selected for the technical product support and MRO for the Gripen E RM16 Engines of the Swedish Air Force. The RM16 is the Swedish name for the aero-engine of the new Gripen E aircraft and GKN Aerospace’s continued support to the platform was confirmed by FMV, in January...

Falcon Aviation Expands Service Capability with Non-Destructive Testing Approval

Falcon Aviation received D1 approval for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) by three authorities, including the EASA. This allows Falcon Aviation to identify latent issues in customer aircraft and attend to them to the highest safety degree. The coveted D1 approval has been granted by the UAE&rsq...

Air BP agreement with BAA Training to include supply of UL91

Air BP has extended its agreement with BAA Training, one of the top three biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe. Air BP will supply Avgas 100LL aviation fuel to all BAA Training flight bases, as well as unleaded aviation fuel for BAA Training’s aircraft in Llei...

Around the World Challenge: Munich Airport and Generali Munich Marathon

​Relay teams comprised of four runners have the challenge of running a total of 41.195 kilometers: Every year, the relay teams that participate in the Munich Marathon train hard to cross the finish line. In 2020, with Munich Airport as the lead sponsor, the Munich Marathon is taking it a step further. In the "Around the World Challenge", we invite everyone to put together a team, lace up...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport meets high international standards of aviation security

A comprehensive audit of the level of compliance of aviation security measures applied in organizing of passenger and cargo flights to the United States took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.The audit was conducted in accordance with the interstate agreement between Azerbaijan and the USA.  As part of the audit, the auditors of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration we...

Flying Scholarship for 2020 launched by Farnborough Airport

The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020 is officially launched! Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately ac...

Munich Airport recognized for successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

The international climate protection organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognized Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecutive year, Munich Airport has achieved "Leadership Level" and earned an "A-" ratin...

YYC Calgary International Airport - High-tech, low-carbon concrete project

A major new installation at YYC Calgary International Airport! The new deicing pad, the East Deicing Apron, was built with CarbonCure Technologies' reduced-carbon concrete in August and September of 2019. The first airplanes started using the facility just weeks ago. New deicing p...

The highest ever number of total annual movements and new brand identity - Farnborough Airport

Surpassing its own record of 2018, Farnborough Airport set a new one, reaching the highest ever number of total annual movements! For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 5.3%. For December 2019, the airport recorded an 11.6% ...

New Products, Innovative Designs and Airline Productivity - AIME MRO Middle East

With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East set to open 25 February at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), leading companies in both sectors will be coming to Dubai to share their latest products and innovations. The co-located events will host 330 exhibitors spanning the aircraft interiors and MRO sectors, including inflight entertainment and communication (IFEC), seating and f...

Industry Potential to be discussed at MRO Middle East show and summit

Representatives from Lufthansa Technic, Rolls-Royce, Etihad Airways Engineering and Joramco will be among the industry leading experts discussing the industry landscape at the MRO Middle East Summit at the Conrad Hotel, 24 February 2020.  The one-day conference will focus on topics including 2020 MRO Forecast and Key Trends: Identifying New Opportunities; Strategies to Manage and Reduce Co...

First conclusions of Singapore Airshow 2020

A lot of professionals and aviation lovers were worried on the eve of Singapore Airshow opnening. What is th situation due to coronavirus? Is it safe to come and visit the show? Were all possible measure taken? Was it necessary to cancell the show in order to respect public health safety measur...

Get ready for many debuts at AERO 2020

On April 1 of this year, the 28th AERO will be lifting off with a total of 700 exhibitors from 38 countries and a range of products and services that is even more extensive than in previous years. Ultralight aircraft, motor gliders, touring planes, helicopters, and business jets will be on display i...

Innovative aircraft interiors comes to the Middle East with AIME

Aircraft Interiors Middle East is all set to converge leading airlines and the entire aircraft interiors industry for two days. Spanning sectors from seating materials and flooring to cabin lighting, and logistic support solutions, exhibitors are travelling from around the globe to be part of t...

De Havilland Canada and Viking Air Limited cancelled the participation at Singapore Airshow 2020

In light of the increased alert level announced today by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health due to incidents of Coronavirus in Singapore, Longview Aviation has elected to cancel the participation of its subsidiary companies, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada and Viking Air&...