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Airbus evaluates an A320neo multi-mission version

The best-selling jetliner is considered for a wide range of ISR and transport operations Having made its mark in the commercial airline sector, the A320neo is now being considered by Airbus for new applications: as a highly-capable and cost-effective platform for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) duties and as a military transport. The variant – designated A320M3A &nd...

Qatar Airways to formalize Vnukovo airport stake purchase after due diligence

Qatar Airways will initiate the process of formalizing the acquisition of a 25% stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport once it wraps up due diligence, Chief Executive Officer of the airline Akbar Al Baker told reporters on Tuesday. The memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of the stake is set to be signed after due diligence is completed, the top manager said. "No, we haven&rsqu...

Textron Aviation to debut new full-scale Cessna Denali Mockup at EAA AIRVENTURE 2018

 Textron Aviation Inc. announced it will unveil its new full-scale Cessna Denali mockup at EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. The mockup features a complete cockpit with functioning avionics, fully updated interior and the McCauley 1...

Boeing with Successful Farnborough Airshow, Announcing $100 Billion in Orders and Commitments

Multi-billion dollar orders booked for aerospace services and products Jointly presented strategic partnership with Embraer Announced collaboration with AI company SparkCognition Launched future travel and transport organization Boeing NeXt Unveiled the 2018 Commercial Market Outlook for...

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 gets ticket to fly as first production engines arrive in Toulouse

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has today received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The Trent 7000 is...

Qatar Executive First State-Of-The-Art Gulfstream G500 Jet at Farnborough International Airshow

Private jet division to receive 25 additional new aircraft by 2022 to accommodate increasing passenger demand   Qatar Executive to open new dedicated offices in Shanghai and Moscow by the end of this year  Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group,...

Farnborough Airshow Day 5: With diversity at Airbus, ‘we make it fly’

As Airbus wraps up the business activity at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, the event’s spotlight now turns to a key element of the company’s success: its employees, and the diversity they bring to the workplace. Diversity is a core component of the Airbus identity: more than 1...

The second MC-21-300 test aircraft has flown nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On 20 July 2018, the second MC-21-300 test aircraft, participating in the flight test program, flew from Irkutsk to the airfield “Ramenskoye” of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region). The flight lasted 6 hours. The plane was piloted by the crew of:...

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple mobile devices

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight S...

Qatar Airways to formalize Vnukovo airport stake purchase after due diligence

Qatar Airways will initiate the process of formalizing the acquisition of a 25% stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport once it wraps up due diligence, Chief Executive Officer of the airline Akbar Al Baker told reporters on Tuesday. The memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of the stake is set to be signed after due diligence is completed, the top manager said. "No, we haven&rsqu...

In the first half of 2018, the number of passenger at Prague Airport increased by 10% compared to last year

Václav Havel Airport Prague served 7,463,975 passengers in the first half of 2018, which means a 10% increase compared to the same period last year. As usual, the largest number of passengers traveling from Prague went to UK. The country with the highest increase in the number of checked-in passengers was Spain and for individual destinations, it was Barcelona.  “During the fi...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over two million passengers during the first six months

During the first six months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.96 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 14 percent.   National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 815,000 passengers, while national low-cost ai...

New Istanbul airport will handle 30,000 suitcases by the hour

The clock ticks and excitement is building up. In just a couple of month, on October 29, the world`s largest greenfield airport will open its gates. Serving flights to more than 300 destinations, Istanbul New Airport (INA) has an initial capacity of 90 million passengers, which is expandable to up t...

TAG Farnborough Airport becomes first carbon neutral business aviation airport in the world

Europe’s leading business aviation airport, TAG Farnborough Airport has been awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this under Airport Carbon Accreditation run by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE).  To achieve carbon neu...

Parliament unlocks jobs and growth in landmark vote to expand Heathrow

415 MPs across political parties united to unequivocally back expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate Approval unlocks billions in growth, secures tens of thousands of new skilled jobs and will ensure Heathrow expands sustainably Heathrow will now prepare an application...

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Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018. Airbus now owns a 50.01% majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34% and 16% respective...

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in On-Demand Urban Aerial Delivery Startup Matternet

Boeing announced its investment in Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup pioneering safe, on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet's advanced logistics platform – combined with Boeing's expertise in complex logistics, integration and manufacturing capabilities – will further enable reliable, efficient ca...

New 'Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report' Reveals Airline Industry On The Cusp Of Major Investment Wave

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fueled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity. In the new Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report (NYSE: HON), aviation professionals around the globe in the commercial aircraft secto...

Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset  Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reduction in fuel burn per flight, equating to 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 annually Connectivity has...

Air Partner Remarketing Market Update

Air Partner’s Russ Hubbard comments on the Remarketing division’s recent activity and the current market for aircraft sales and leasing Recent Remarketing activity The first half of 2018 has continued to be busy for Air Partner Remarketing in terms of both remarketing and ACMI (Air...

ETIHAD REDUCES LOSSES IN 2017

  22%, US$ 432 million, improvement in core operating performance, driven by improved revenues and reduced costs 7.3% reduction in unit costs, despite US$ 337 million adverse effect from fuel prices 18.6 million passengers and 552,000 tonnes of cargo carried Business transformation...

Boeing with Successful Farnborough Airshow, Announcing $100 Billion in Orders and Commitments

Multi-billion dollar orders booked for aerospace services and products Jointly presented strategic partnership with Embraer Announced collaboration with AI company SparkCognition Launched future travel and transport organization Boeing NeXt Unveiled the 2018 Commercial Market Outlook for air travel, cargo, services Increased STEM investment in Europe Boeing strengthened its...

Qatar Executive First State-Of-The-Art Gulfstream G500 Jet at Farnborough International Airshow

Private jet division to receive 25 additional new aircraft by 2022 to accommodate increasing passenger demand   Qatar Executive to open new dedicated offices in Shanghai and Moscow by the end of this year  Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, proudly unveiled its brand-new executive jet, the Gulfstream G500, on the opening day of Farnboroug...

Farnborough Airshow Day 5: With diversity at Airbus, ‘we make it fly’

As Airbus wraps up the business activity at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, the event’s spotlight now turns to a key element of the company’s success: its employees, and the diversity they bring to the workplace. Diversity is a core component of the Airbus identity: more than 1...

Euramec confirms worlds’ first Diamond DA40/42 flight simulator combi solution at Farnborough

First DA-40/DA-42 sales contract in China confirmed at Farnborough Airshow Euramec, the European flight simulation manufacturer, unveiled the world’s first flight simulation combi solution of a Diamond DA-40 and DA-42 series at the Farnborough International Airshow here. The unique DA-40...

Third Air Charter Expo a must-attend event

This year’s Air Charter Expo (ACE18) has already achieved record exhibitor numbers, as organisers prepare to bring the must-attend event back to London Biggin Hill Airport on Tuesday 11th September. ACE is the only international event that recognises the pivotal role charter broke...

New Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft to feature Rockwell Collins' transformational flight deck and cabin systems

First true combined vision system seamlessly merges enhanced and synthetic vision images in a single view Extends the company’s Venue™ cabin management system to the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft with advancements to support 4K content ​The new Bombardier Global 5500 and...

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 gets ticket to fly as first production engines arrive in Toulouse

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has today received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The Trent 7000 is the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following in the fo...

The second MC-21-300 test aircraft has flown nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On 20 July 2018, the second MC-21-300 test aircraft, participating in the flight test program, flew from Irkutsk to the airfield “Ramenskoye” of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region). The flight lasted 6 hours. The plane was piloted by the crew of: the commander, 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov; the co-pilot, 1st class test p...

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple mobile devices

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight S...

A ‘supersized’ Airbus performance on the Farnborough Airshow’s Day 4

Airbus wrapped up the 2018 Farnborough Airshow with a presence that could be best described as “massive,” announcing that it won new business for 431 single-aisle and widebody aircraft during the biennial aerospace gathering; and introducing a double-deck A380 available for ‘wet le...

First BelugaXL becomes airborne for its maiden flight

The first BelugaXL took off this morning from Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10:30 hrs local time, for its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft is the first of five BelugaXL to enter into service later in 2019 and to gradually replace the BelugaST transporters. The crew in th...

AVIC CABIN SYSTEMS strengthens FACC's Interior division

Cabin Interiors is a key growth area in the aerospace industry. For this reason, AVIC bundles the competences of several companies of the AVIC Group and founds AVIC Cabin Systems Ltd. (Hong Kong) with a branch in London. With an integrated product portfolio, this new alliance is able to cover more o...

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TAG Aviation Introduces First Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Equipped with Premier Cabin Destined for Charter Service in Europe

The long range Global 5000 aircraft will be based in Paris and represents the ninth addition to TAG Aviation’s rapidly growing managed fleet of business jets registered in Europe Premier cabins bring a new level of refinement and craftsmanship to the interior experience with a cutting-edge design, advanced ergonomics, the fastest Ka-band in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and t...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim expands managed aircraft fleet

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added another Bombardier Challenger aircraft to its managed fleet.  The management contract will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, in-house maintenance, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport.  Holger Ostheimer,...

SaxonAir expands midsize fleet with the addition of another Hawker 900XP at a new base of Farnborough Airport

Private air charter operator SaxonAir announces the addition of a Hawker 900XP jet to their aircraft fleet to be based at a new location of Farnborough Airport. This addition brings the Hawker fleet at SaxonAir up to a total of 4, this creates the largest ad-hoc Hawker fleet in the UK and represents...

Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company.

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Special Purpose Operator (Part-SPO) status has been achieved by Nova Systems UK, an arm of the Australian Nova Group. Using its EC135 helicopter G-NSYS, the Nova team has worked hard to deliver the safety systems and organisational structures required by the...

Shell Aviation introduces industry-first electric pump jet refueller

Shell Aviation has announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind electric pump jet refuelling vehicle in its operations at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. The vehicle significantly reduces diesel consumption during aircraft refuelling, supporting airports in their efforts to reduce emissions across...

Summer in Style: Top Destinations in Europe Are Now Serviced by Scheduled Business Jet Flights

JetClass Celebrates Its First Birthday Weekend flights inside Europe are about to become even more attractive – JetClass, a tech enabled airline service, offering seats on business jets, introduces ten new flights connecting the hottest summer destinations to commemorate 1 year anniversary...

Air Service Basel receives certification from Mexican Civil Aviation Authority

Swiss-based maintenance facility, Air Service Basel, has received authorisation from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority to support small and mid-size business aircraft registered in Mexico including King Air, Textron and Falcon. The handling and maintenance facility located at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg announces new Maintenance Organisation Approval certificate from the Mexican Dire...

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY INVESTS IN FOUR ALSIM SIMULATORS FOR NEW AERONAUTICS ACADEMIC CENTER

ALSIM is happy to announce the sale of four simulators, two AL250 and two AL172, to Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in their new 18,000 square foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019, located at Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio. Originally opened in 1920 and serving the community for dec...

ATR Further Boosts Training Capacities as latest ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator in Toulouse Receives EASA Certification

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at its headquarters in Toulouse. This new simulator is now open for reservations. Manufactured by CAE, it will en...

FLY-IN-SPAIN FLIGHT TRAINING ACADEMY–JEREZ ORDER FIRST AL250 FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO BE INSTALLED IN SPAIN

Alsim is very pleased to announce their client, flight academy Fly-In-Spain, acquired the first AL250 flight simulator to be installed in Spain. Fly-in-Spain benefited from the Alsim buyback offer, which was created by the manufacturer to allow customers to update their flee...

TAG Global Training Names Farnborough College of Technology as Inaugural Educational Partner

TAG Global Training is pleased to announce that Farnborough College of Technology has become its first Educational Partner. Speaking at a Plague Unveiling Ceremony which took place at Farnborough College of Technology on 3rd July, Debbie Elliott, Training Manager, TAG Global Training, said&n...

Airbus launches Airnovation Summer Academy with focus on tackling global challenges

Student teams have one week to produce game changing concepts linked to global need for food and water security Some 50 top students from 20 countries, representing 24 Airbus partner universities, will join the second Airbus Airnovation Summer Academy from 1st to 6th July 2018 at the UK’s C...

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Charlotte Pedersen - a woman in business aviation - the way to industry, point of view and vision for future

Each EBACE is a perfect opportunity to discuss with industry professionals, but sometimes due to over busy agenda best conversations are happening afterwards. This is exactly the case with this interview with Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters. Q. Your way in aviation - was it a dream since you were a little girl, was it a coincidence? A. I ended up in aviation by pure...

G. Ziemelis: Do We Still Have Competition in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Air travel today is down to a very exact science. When airlines are building their fleets, they have a multitude of factors to consider when carefully selecting which aircraft will best help them accomplish their desired mission. “Passenger volume and route distance will dictate if the airlinesneed a narrow- body or wide-body but when it comes to choosing an aircraft manufacturer there...

BACA appoints two new Council Members – Ilaria Iacobini and Kevin Ducksbury join the BACA Council

Ilaria Iacobini of Universal Aviation and Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation have been elected to join the Council of BACA - The Air Charter Association.  Their appointments come following the departure of two of the Council’s longest serving members; Bernard Keay and former Chairman Dick...

Hurricane Industry: Sectors for Success. Turning the tide towards true regional resilience

by ir. Damien Richardson Caribbean Billion Dollar Mountains Living among the green mountains  Overwhelmed by the vast arrangement of colors Floating like leaves on trees  Wrapped in royal apparel with tones of  Purple, red, blue, orange, and yellow As we arise in...

G. Ziemelis: Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics...

Gediminas Ziemelis: The Future of Aviation Exists on the Blockchain

Aviation has always been on the leading edge of innovation. Recently, however a new technology has been leading digital innovation – Blockchain. While still a new concept, Blockchain is already disrupting the Fintech industry and with its secure operating principles, so here’s why Blockc...

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Embraer, Helvetic Airways Sign Letter of Intent for Up to 24 E2s

Embraer announced at the Farnborough Air Show that Zurich based Helvetic Airways has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 12 E190-E2 and purchase rights for a further 12, with conversion rights to the E195-E2. If all purchase rights are exercised, the deal has a list price of USD 1.5 billion. The order will be included in Embraer’s backlog as soon as it becomes firm, which will happen in...

"Azerbaijan Airlines" was once again awarded the prestigious Skytrax Award

Azerbaijani national air carrier was once again confirmed the prestigious "4 Star" rating by the world’s leading assessor of airline and airport service quality British consulting company Skytrax. This means that Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is rated along with recognized leaders of the global aviation market in terms of service quality. In addition, Azerbaijan Airlines became...

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘swamp taxation’ because no one besides the receiver wants it, and it sucks.  “Dutc...

The big To-Do about failing Caribbean airlift

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In past three weeks, politicians and industry leaders at a number of summits in the Caribbean have expressed the urgent need for better air connections and more reasonable prices. Sorry folks. That’s an old hat to say the least. There may even be a skeleton in the...

Flydubai launches ‘Surf and drive’ offer to its passengers

This summer, Flydubai has launched a special ‘Surf and drive’ offer for its passengers to enjoy unlimited connectivity for only USD 08 per flight, and have the chance to win one of two new Toyota Rush SUVs.​ The promotion is available onflydubai all Flydubai WiFi enabled aircraft unti...

Austrian Airlines Restructures Route Network and Increases Frequencies

· Unprofitable flight connections to be removed from the airline’s offering · More flights to New York, Chicago, Beijing and other international destinations · AIRail’s high passenger growth Austrian Airlines is restructuring its route network. Beginning October...