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Cobham Helicopter Academy Announces Launch Customer

Cobham announced China Rescue and Salvage (CRS) as the launch customer for the new Cobham Helicopter Academy based at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall. China Rescue and Salvage is China’s dedicated national maritime rescue and salvage force. Eleven students from CRS have commenced SAR flying training which will be delivered in Cobham’s SAR equipped AW139 helicopter, supported by synt...

Qantas Unveils Special Indigenous Aircraft Livery

Qantas has unveiled a special livery honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new livery features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye*. It is based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming and has been adapted for the aircraft by leading Indigenous owned design studio&...

CTT Systems announces first Cair VIP order for BBJ MAX 8

CTT SYSTEMS AB, providers of aircraft humidity control systems, has a launch customer order for a Cair VIP Inflight Humidification system from Jet Aviation for one Boeing BBJ MAX 8. This completion will feature increased humidity in the entire aircraft cabin which requires support from three humi...

Gulfstream to expand in Appleton, Wisconsin

New Service Center Will Create Approximately 200 Jobs, Add Maintenance Capacity Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its plans to construct a new service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport to support its growing customer fleet. This additional Gulfstream Appleton facility,...

St Maarten, St Croix moving forward with airport reconstruction efforts

By Aviation industry analyst Seth Miller Nearly six months after parts of the Caribbean were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma & Maria the situation remains far from normal. Or perhaps it should simply be accepted that there is a new normal in place. And that’s not a particularly good thing....

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 ADS-B avionics compliance modification on Bombardier Challenger CL601

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first upgrade of this kind completed in Europe, the ADS-B Out, FMS 6.1 and LPV requirements were met in full ahead of compliance deadlines....

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in&...

Frasca International celebrates 60 years of simulation

Flight Simulator Manufacturer Frasca International, Inc. is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Rudy Frasca in 1958 and remains a privately held, family run business. Over the past six decades, the company has become well known as a quality supplie...

Brexit: 28% of European air passengers deprived from compensations

Brexit is almost a year away, but it’s still unclear how the prospective withdrawal will affect British flyers. The current air passenger law protects air travellers against cancelled, delayed and overbooked flights but with Britain set to leave the union in March 2019, such rights will no lon...

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with two Boeing flight test airplanes. The FAA certification affirms that the a...

Full-Year 2017 results: Airbus overachieved on all key performance indicators

Strong underlying business performance Revenues €67bn; EBIT Adjusted €4.3bn; EBIT (reported) €3.4bn; EPS (reported) €3.71 Proposed 2017 dividend €1.50 per share, up 11 percent from 2016 Solid commercial environment: book-to-bill of 1.5, record backlog supporting ramp-up Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 2.9 billion A400M charge €...

Primer coating of the first IL-78M-90A refueling aircraft is complete

Coating of the first flight model of IL-78M-90A refuelling aircraft, developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, has been accomplished at the special purpose Spectre-Avia complex in the city of Ulyanovsk, reported by aircraft developer. The aircraft was built at the Aviastar-SP factory. About 400 lit...

Airbus’ A321LR goes the distance to open new horizons for airlines

Nonstop Paris-New York flight demonstrates the jetliner’s capabilities, including on busy North Atlantic routes The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with yesterday’s Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s...

GE and Tata celebrate the ground-breaking of a world class Aero-engine Centre of Excellence in Telangana

GE and Tata group, India’s leading global enterprise, today held the ground-breaking ceremony for a world class Structural Center of Excellence (COE) focused on aero-engine components. The ceremony was held in the presence of Shri K. T. Rama Rao, Honourable Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAU...

Airbus’ Toulouse paint centre: Art in motion

Painting facilities at the Toulouse-area industrial site are equipped for continued success When a customer receives a commercial aircraft produced by Airbus at its Toulouse, France-area facilities – home to final assembly lines for the A320, A330 and A350 XWB jetliner families – they...

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Demand for private jets to grow in 2018

According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. So airlines should also expect growth in the number of new aircraft in the market. The European business aviation company KlasJet has noticed this trend too, in the rising number of flight requests by private jet. In recent years we have been hearing a lo...

Oriens Aviation marks strong year with Pilatus PC-12 sales

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles sales distributor for the PC-12 added to Pilatus Aircraft’s excellent year in 2017, bringing five new aircraft into service with new customers; selling its original demonstrator (G-RABB) and securing its first new-build delivery position for 2018.    Oriens delivered an aircraft to a private owner in Oxford in March; one to Leeds-base...

Daher's Model Year 2018 TBMs introduce heated seats for enhanced comfort

Daher announced new features for its 2018 production TBM 910s and TBM 930s, including the first electrically-heated seats for an aircraft in its single-engine turboprop category. Building on the cabin restyling implemented last year for Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft, every seat in Mo...

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Voom, the world's premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial o...

DC Aviation Group's Malta operations receives Air Operator Certificate

DC Aviation Group has added another feather in its hat as its operations in Malta – DC Aviation (Malta) Ltd. received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate. With the AOC in hand, DC Aviation Malta (DCAM) can now operate and manage third-party...

Gulfstream G500 entering final series of certification testing

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new family of business jets, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, continue to make solid progress toward anticipated U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification this year. The G500 is entering the final stage of its flight test and certification prog...

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Brexit: 28% of European air passengers deprived from compensations

Brexit is almost a year away, but it’s still unclear how the prospective withdrawal will affect British flyers. The current air passenger law protects air travellers against cancelled, delayed and overbooked flights but with Britain set to leave the union in March 2019, such rights will no longer apply to UK citizens. Just like any other EU law, the regalement will lose its powers leaving 28...

Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate flights to N'djili Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport) Dubai-based carrier to start operating daily flights to the Congolese capital from 15 April with an enroute stop in Entebbe Carrier grows network in Africa to 13 destinations in 10 countries. Dubai-based flydubai (https://news.flydubai.com) has announced the star...

Norwegian CEO: "The UK will be at the heart of our continued global expansion"

Airline CEO Bjorn Kjos states intentions to grow long-haul flights from UK to more underserved destinations UK will be first to experience new enhancements to long-haul passenger experience New routes, more frequency and newest Dreamliners to be London Gatwick-based Norwegian CEO Bjorn K...

Smart way for Estonia to avoid illegal state airline support?

2015 was a rough year for Estonia and its national flag carriers. After European Commission concluded the airline had been given illicit state aid, Estonian Air went bankrupt as it could not afford to return the sums – € 85 million. At the same period of time, as a contingency plan, Eston...

airBaltic Receives the Market Leader Award by ATW

The Latvian airline airBaltic has received the 2018 ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. ATW 44th annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards are the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive to recognize excellence in the air transport industry....

Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s

Aircraft of choice to continue airline’s successful growth Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at...

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TAG Aviation expands presence in Europe with appointment of new business development director for French region

TAG Aviation Europe has announced the appointment of Victoire Totah as business development director for the French region. In this new role, Ms Totah will be responsible for the development and growth of aircraft management and charter opportunities within France, Monaco and Benelux and the ongoing expansion of TAG Aviation's footprint throughout this key European region. Ms Totah joins...

Air Partner’s Predictions for Commercial Jet Market in 2018

By Clive Chalmers, Trading Director at Air Partner In the below comments, Clive Chalmers, Trading Director of the global aviation services group Air Partner, looks at some of the key drivers of 2017 and focuses on the ones he believes are likely to shape the Commercial Jet broking industry in 2018: “I expect meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) activity will continu...

Gediminas Ziemelis: Despite paying $164 M, Bombardier continues to risk human lives

On 10 of January Polish national carrier LOT flight LO 3924 crash-landed at Warsaw’s Chopin airport when Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 nose gear did not lock. It was the ninth similar happening with the same type of aircraft. In 2008, Canadian aircraft manufacturer managed to quench similar scandal b...

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Olivier Le Merrer executive vice-president, support and services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems. Olivier Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in E...

Gediminas Ziemelis: 2017 was interesting, but 2018 will blow our minds

The air transport industry in 2017 was definitely a ride to remember: travel bans, laptop bans, a handful of bankruptcies, all at the backdrop of unprecedented financial results for airlines. In this end-of-year post, I’d like to go back to several events that made history. This list does not...

Airbus Board of Directors Announces Top Management Succession Plan

CEO Tom Enders seeks no further mandate beyond April 2019 ·         COO and President Commercial Aircraft Fabrice Brégier to step down in February 2018 ·         Guillaume Faury, currently CEO...

Gulfstream to expand in Appleton, Wisconsin

New Service Center Will Create Approximately 200 Jobs, Add Maintenance Capacity Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its plans to construct a new service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport to support its growing customer fleet. This additional Gulfstream Appleton facility, which will complement the existing hangar and office space, is expected to begin operations in the...

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 ADS-B avionics compliance modification on Bombardier Challenger CL601

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first upgrade of this kind completed in Europe, the ADS-B Out, FMS 6.1 and LPV requirements were met in full ahead of compliance deadlines. The integration of the avionics upgrades was carried out at RUAG Aviation’s Bombardier Authori...

Frasca International celebrates 60 years of simulation

Flight Simulator Manufacturer Frasca International, Inc. is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Rudy Frasca in 1958 and remains a privately held, family run business. Over the past six decades, the company has become well known as a quality supplie...

GE Aviation and Czech Technical University team up on groundbreaking collaboration for turboprop engines

Using GE software, CVUT will build preventative health and maintenance monitoring system GE Aviation and Czech Technical University in Prague signed a collaborative agreement that will help the University’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering program (CVUT) build a preventative health and mai...

Training for new Pilatus PC-24 underway at FlightSafety's Learning Center in Dallas

FlightSafety International and Pilatus announce that training for the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet has begun at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to announce the start of training for the new Pilatus PC-24 aircraft in Dallas,” said David Davenport...

Digitising maintenance for end-to-end continuity

How do you digitise and automate maintenance activities? Airbus’ Singapore-based head of technology in APAC Cyrille Schwob is determined to show the industry how.  Cyrille, how did ‘Hangar of the Future’ get off the ground? The Hangar of the Future project came into exis...

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Boeing HorizonX Invests in Advanced Battery Technology Startup Cuberg

High-energy battery could accelerate the electrification of transportation Boeing announced its investment in Berkeley, Calif.-based Cuberg, Inc., a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Cuberg developed an advanced battery cell that is designed to be a d...

Magnetic MRO continues to grow with a new strategic investor

Magnetic MRO, a global Total Technical Care maintenance and asset management organisation, has announced change in its shareholder structure. Its major shareholder, a private equity firm BaltCap, together with minority shareholders, are selling 100% of the shares in Magnetic MRO to Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology (“Hangxin”). Magnetic MRO has grown over the past 5 ye...

Diamond Aircraft Group acquired by Wanfeng Aviation Industry

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (Austria) and Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., are delighted to jointly announce the completion of the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group by Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. This acquisition assures the continued long term future of the Diamond brand, with...

Boeing Board Raises Dividend 20 Percent, Establishes $18 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

The Boeing board of directors declared the company's quarterly dividend will increase 20 percent to $1.71 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billionauthorization. "Boeing's strong and growing cash flow allows us...

Rolls-Royce obtains final approval for acquisition of ITP

Rolls-Royce has obtained the approval of all the relevant authorities for the acquisition of the outstanding 53.1% shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA (“ITP”) owned by SENER Grupo de Ingeniería SA (“SENER”). Approval from the authorities in Spain paves th...

GECAS Takes Delivery of Its 394th – and Last – Next-Generation 737

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing’s Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in January, the lessor took delivery of its final skyline NG order last w...

Airbus wraps up its successful 2018 Singapore Airshow participation

Another strong showing for Airbus at this biennial Asia-Pacific event From the digitalisation of maintenance operations to aerial data collection by drones, Airbus’ growing portfolio of services took centre stage at this week’s Singapore Airshow – with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific marketplace. Announcements during the six-day biennial aerospace industry event...

Air taxi service provider Wijet commits to upgrading business jet fleet with HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company and Wijet, a provider of air taxi service currently operating 15 business jets throughout Europe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for multiple HondaJets to upgrade the Wijet fleet. Honda Aircraft made the announcement during the Singapore Airshow being held at Changi Exhibition Centre, where the HondaJet is making its first-ever appearance....

Jet Aviation to handle Customer Demonstration Flights at Singapore Airshow 2018

Jet Aviation has been appointed by Experia Events to exclusively handle all Customer Demonstration Flights at Singapore Airshow 2018. Experia Events is the official organizer of Singapore Airshow 2018, Asia's largest Aerospace event. Singapore Airshow will be held at Changi Exhibition Centr...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X to Make First Appearance at Singapore Airshow

 Dassault Aviation will feature its new flagship, the Falcon 8X, at this year’s Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence show in the Asia Pacific region. It will be the first appearance of the ultra-long range Falcon 8X at the six day event, which runs from February 6-11 at Ch...

Textron Aviation showcases robust product portfolio at Singapore Airshow

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc.company, demonstrating its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, is displaying six of its class-leading aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, Feb. 6-9. Featured in the lineup are the Cessna Citation Longitude, making its APAC debut, the region's best-selli...

Bombardier Presence at Singapore Airshow Underscores its Significant Momentum in the Asia-Pacific Region

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will be displaying a Philippine Airlines dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop, as well as an airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, which runs from February 6 to 11.   “Asia-Pacific is a region of unmatched opportunities where Bomba...

Moody's has confirmed the best achievable rating in the Czech Republic for Český Aeroholding

The renowned agency Moody’s Investors Service has confirmed the A1 rating with a stable outlook for Český Aeroholding (ČAH), the only shareholder of the Prague airport Letiště Praha. The company received the highest possible rating achievable in the Czech Republic already in February 2017. The agency’s decision has confirmed the ability of ČAH to successfully implement it...

Another success of Azerbaijan's civil aviation: ASEC opened at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Official opening of Azerbaijan Airspace Supervision & Efficiency Center (ASEC) took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport on February 8. The Intergovernmental Memorandum on the construction of the ASEC in Baku was signed in March 2017 within the framework of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s official visit to France. The document was signed between CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (...

Václav Havel Airport Prague is the fifth fastest growing airport in Europe in the category of 10 to 25 million passengers

According to the latest International Airport Council International (ACI) data, in 2017 Václav Havel Airport Prague ranked fifth among the fastest growing airports in Europe in the category of 10 to 25 million passengers.  The Prague Airport has secured the fifth place by the last year&#...

TAG Farnborough Airport announces record growth in air traffic movements

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record increase in air traffic movements (ATM), reporting the highest ever growth in the history of TAG Farnborough Airport for the month of January with an increase of 17.9 per cent in January 2018.  This follows a year of significant growth with 201...

After the runway reconstruction Vilnius Airport is about to start its terminal modernization

After the successful completion of its runway reconstruction last summer, this year Vilnius Airport is moving inside and is about to start the reconstruction of its passenger terminal. After the modernization and expansion of the current terminal, the airport will offer passengers a faster and more...

London Oxford Airport’s FBO achieves IS-BAH Stage II safety endorsement

London Oxford Airport, one of the UK’s busiest business aviation hubs has been formally awarded Stage II of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH). This industry leading accreditation is the global standard for best business aviation safety practice. Significantly,&...