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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be deliver...

First airline to raise funds tied to United Nations Sustainable Development goals

The first airline to secure funding for a project based on its compatibility with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations is Etihad Airways! Through a partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank and Abu Dhabi Global Market, the airline will borrow 100 million Euros (AED 404.2 million) to support expansion of the Etihad Eco-Residence, a sustainable apartment complex for the airl...

Top Festive Destinations Revealed by Cathay Pacific

The festive season is here, and Cathay Pacific has curated its list of top destinations for travel this December, with Cebu, Osaka Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Incheon topping the must visit spots. Cathay Pacific plan to get the entire family in the holiday spirit the moment they step on-board wi...

Pratt & Whitney Invests $30 Million in West Virginia Facility for MRO of PW800 Engines

A $30 million US investment announced by Pratt & Whitney  in its engine services facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW800 engines. Specifically, the site will service the market leading PW814GA and PW815GA engines that power the Gulfstrea...

BAA Training becomes ENAC join force for pilot training

BAA Training and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) joins forces to prepare professional pilots. According to the agreement, BAA Training becomes a partner for ATPL Integrated theoretical training provided to ENAC students. ENAC providing a broad of range aeronautics and avi...

Ministère des Transports du Québec Became Launch Customer for Viking CL-415 AUP

Viking Air Limited will take care of the Avionics Upgrade Program for eight of Ministère des Transports du Québec Canadair CL-415 aerial firefighters. The contract signed valued at US$42.6M. With execution of the contract, MTQ becomes the launch customer for th...

CAE and Emirates extend partnership on Boeing 777X training suites

Following the 2019 Dubai Airshow, CAE and Emirates announced the sale of two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators and associated training suites of the CAE XR Series models. The carrier also has options for four additional training suites. With orders of 126 Boeing 777X aircraft, Emirates is...

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S. The G650ER, entering service just five years ago, quickly gained recognition for its ability to c...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous fl...

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GKN Aerospace $10 million investment in new facility in India

GKN Aerospace will officially open its all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Pune, India. GKN Aerospace India will celebrate this significant milestone with an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday 4th December. GKN Aerospace Leadership, together with State of Maharashtra Government officials, as well as investment partners and customers, will come together to recog...

Dassault Aviation invests Aeronautical Pyrotechnics

Dassault Aviation inaugurated its new pyrotechnic facilities at its Martignas-sur-Jalle site. The inauguration ceremony was led by Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, along with site director Pascal Nibaudeau, and was attended by the general secretary of the prefecture of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Gironde, Thierry Suquet; the president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Alain Rousset...

CDB Aviation delivered first of Three A330 to Onur Air

CDB Aviation delivered the first of three Airbus A330-343 aircraft to its new airline customer in Turkey, Onur Air. The remaining two aircraft are expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2020. “We are very pleased to have Onur Air join our growing European customer base,”...

Accelerated development - Alsim raises more than 2 million euros

The regional investment fund Fonds Pays de la Loire Croissance et Océan Participations joined Alsim’s capital by investing a total amount of €2.1 million Euros. This arrangement allows the company to pursue both its future product development and its, mostly international, com...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. The agreement for the A321XLR includes an order for 13 new planes and the upsizing of seven A321s in i...

Rostec attracts UAE investor for VR-Technoloiges

During the DAS 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company signed with the Emirati Tawazun Holding Company an agreement on the basic terms of the transaction of the purchase of a stake in VR-Technologies. The document was signed by Director General of Russian Helicop...

CAE and Emirates extend partnership on Boeing 777X training suites

Following the 2019 Dubai Airshow, CAE and Emirates announced the sale of two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators and associated training suites of the CAE XR Series models. The carrier also has options for four additional training suites. With orders of 126 Boeing 777X aircraft, Emirates is the biggest customer of the new upgraded 777 aircraft.   “CAE is honored to support E...

Happy 40th anniversary - MTU Maintenance

Time to celebrate! 40th anniversary and 20,000th MTU Maintenance shop visit! The celebration was attended by local politicians including Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony, MTU executives, employees present from the start and current apprentices. “This is a landmark occasion for MTU Maintenance,” says Reiner Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, MTU Aero E...

Gulfstream moves EU Parts Distribution Center near Amsterdam

Gulfstream Aerospace has moved its European Customer Support Parts Distribution Center from the London area to near Amsterdam. The new center adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-usage items and provides timely support to company-authorized maintenance facilities in the European U...

airBaltic Presented Airbus A220 Full Flight Simulator

airBaltic welcomed the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, partners, local and international media representatives to present the Airbus A220 highest standard full flight simulator in airBaltic Training facilities next to the Riga I...

The first Air Astana C-check on Airbus A320neo at Almaty Airport base

Air Astana completed its first independent C-check, at its base at Almaty Airport in November 2019. An Airbus A320neo aircraft, registration P4-KBH was selected for this C-check. Air Astana received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October to perform this advanced lev...

Hartzell Convenes Its Global Propeller Maintenance Facilities

Hartzell Propeller's global network of Recommended Services Facilities gathered recently in Florida for the company's biennial three-day conference on propeller safety, quality and training. Recommended Service Facilities are elite propeller overhaul, repair and maintenance firms that meet H...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be deliver...

Ministère des Transports du Québec Became Launch Customer for Viking CL-415 AUP

Viking Air Limited will take care of the Avionics Upgrade Program for eight of Ministère des Transports du Québec Canadair CL-415 aerial firefighters. The contract signed valued at US$42.6M. With execution of the contract, MTQ becomes the launch customer for the Viking Avionics Upgrade Program for the Canadair CL-415 amphibious aircraft fleet. The first of...

China Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to power order of up to 30 A321neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and China Airlines announced selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power an order of up to 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes 25 firm A321neo aircraft with purchase options for an additional five aircraft, and represents a combination of new a...

World’s First ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards announced

Today the world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. The final publication of these new...

Mississauga Welcomes new Bombardier Global Manufacturing Centre

Mississauga will be home to a new global manufacturing centre for its Global business jets. The 41.2 acre facility will be located on Toronto Pearson Lands. "Mississauga is thrilled to welcome Bombardier to our city – a leading global aerospace hub and home to ...

A major step forward for the engine of the Next Generation Fighter - Safran & MTU Aero Engines

Safran Aircraft Engines and MTU Aero Engines settled the details concerning their eye-level partnership to develop the engine of the next-generation European fighter aircraft NGF. This industrial agreement relies on the principles of the Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed between the two companies i...

Trends of Middle East Aircraft Interior Market

The aircraft interiors industry is growing at 5.87% CAGR and predicted to be worth USD$40.2 billion globally by 2025. A significant portion of this will come from the Middle East as airlines bring on new aircraft as well as retrofit existing fleets. With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) returning to Dubai World Trade Centre 25-26 February 2020, interiors suppliers are looking to the event to...

Inspiring Speakers Slated for WAI’s 31st Conference in 2020

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt be engaged, inspired and informed by the stellar roster of speakers scheduled for the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The 2020 roster of speakers includes: Stephanie Chung, JetSuite President Ste...

7th China Aeronautical Materials and Process Summit was a success

In recent years, with the continuous development of the aviation industry, advanced composite materials have begun to be applied on a large scale in the aerospace field with their high-performance, multifunctional and intelligent features, and gradually applied from the sub force - bearing component...

Dubai Airshow closes with sales of $54.5 billion made and record attendance

A week of Dubai Airshow is just over. Let's look back at this important industry event. More than 1,288 exhibitors in attendance, 161 aircraft on the event’s static display, and a packed schedule of conferences and keynotes, the programme was the show’s busiest to date – a...

Abu Dhabi Aviation & Leonardo sign contracts for five helicopters

On the Day Two od Dubai Airshow Abu Dhabi Aviation and Leonardo announced  the signing of contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s. The aircrafts are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ...

Dubai Airshow exhibitors praise global reach of show

Exhibitors from around the world praised the global reach of Dubai Airshow and welcomed it as an opportunity to build partnerships globally. Representatives from 117 countries were present on the first day with exhibitors reporting a lively opening to this year’s event. For the first time...

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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 development. He is passionate about aviation and creating exceptional in-flight passenger experiences...

Faces of business aviation - meet Doug Stevens, Medical Director of FAI Air Ambulance

  During an unique event "Faces of Business Aviation", organized by European Business Aviation Association and hosted by Marian-Jean Marinescu, we had an opportunity to assist at some discoveries made by members of European Parliament. It is more than important to explain, what business aviation brings to each country economy, how many jobs, what variety of careers, connecti...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some discussions became special discoveries for me and I have to share it with the people that read us....

We are living interesting times for the business aviation industry - meet David McCown

Events are an amazing place to met people, to find out more about them, to discuss the industry and latest trends. Amazing when there is the "good energy" you share and the same vision of how things goes. We had this chance talking to David McCown, President of Air Partner US subsidia...

Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected as The Chairman of International Business Aviation Council

Our sincere congratulations to Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi on his election the Chairman of the Governing Board - IBAC!​ The IBAC Governing Board serves the diverse needs of business aviation across the globe and is involved in all ICAO forums that affect business aviation, in addition to directing the...

A very fortunate person to work in aviation which is his passion - Bennet Walsh

Industry events are an amazing source of meetings, of discoveries, of learning new things. Thanks to MEBAA Conference Morocco, 50skyshades had a perfect opportunity to discuss with Mr. Bennet Walsh, IS-BAO Program Director. So, we are sharing the most important and interesting poin...

New SkyTeam lounge in Istanbul designed by Brandimage

December 5, 2019 became special in Istanbul’s new airport - SkyTeam has officially opened the doors to its seventh branded lounge, designed by Brandimage. The facility located in the West Wing on Level H, is served by seven alliance members: Aeroflot, Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia and TAROM. The lounge is open 24 hours a day, ready for passenge...

World's Leading New Airport 2019 - Van Don International Airport in Vietnam

Van Don International Airport in northeast Vietnam has been named "World's Leading New Airport 2019" at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA), which were held in Muscat, Oman. Van Don International Airport – the first private airport in Vietnam that boasts a strategic location in the north – is meant to connect Quang Ninh to other domestic province...

Sydney Airport Centenary Runway Run

19 of November Sydney Airport celebrated its Centenary! Happy birthday once again to one of the world’s oldest continually operating airports! A very impressive way to celebrate - Centenary Runway Run! The fifth annual Runway Run kicked off the airport’s Centenary...

First foreign airline to operate to Jeddah New Terminal - Etihad Airways

A traditional water cannon salute for Etihad Airways - a special reception at Jeddah’s new Terminal 1. The inaugural flight was operated on Etihad’s Dreamliner with the distinctive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia livery.The reception was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and was at...

From San Francisco to Barcelona and Paris with Norwegian Air

Great news! Now you can fly from San Francisco International Airport to Barcelona and Paris with Norwegian! The airline’s first flight from San Francisco to Paris commenced on October 27, with its Barcelona service on October 28. “The Bay Area has been one of our most s...

Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Cairo, Emirates will replace the 777-300ER aircraft currently operating EK923 and EK924 on Thursday, F...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous flying taxis.Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Heli Chuangxin and EHang are committed to b...

World Travel Awards named Jetex World's Leading FBO Brand

28 of November, WTA’s Grand Final Gala Ceremony held at the Royal Opera House of Muscat became special for Jetex. This is quite an achievemnt - to win three highly-coveted awards at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2019: World’s Leading FBO Brand 2019, World’s Leading FBO Terminal 2019 for its VIP Terminal in Oman and World’s Leading FBO Brand We...

Returnjet New Solutions include a Brokers App

Returnjet.com is responding very firmly to the current market trends by focusing on being the market leader in this sector and ensuring that brokers and operators have a free choice in this highly competitive market.  Returnjet is now the world’s largest platform as it has more...

1700th PC-12 delivered to Jetfly Aviation

Amazing quote from Pilatus - "Leadership is never self-appointed, Leadership Is Earned!"  This is exactly why PC-12 has clearly earned its leadership position in the segment and brilliant reputation: versatile, safe, reliable, proven. The worldwide P...

First European customer took the delivery of Gulfstream G500

First European customer took the delivery of the Gulfstream G500! Congratulations! The G500 earned certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Oct. 11 and is in service in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe. “We are excited about making G500 deli...

Dubai Airshow was rich on awards for FAI Aviation Group

Last week was rich on announcements in aviation industry due to Dubai Airshow. For FAI Aviation Group it became rich on Awards. The group was honored to receive Aviation Annual Achievement Award in the Anniversary Milestone category and The Recognition of its 10-year membership of MEBAA. FAI Founder...

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50 Airbus A321XLRs for United Airlines transatlantic route expansion

United Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C. United plans to take delivery of the first A321XLR in 2024 and expects to begin international service with the aircraft in 2025. “The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one rep...

British Airways Wins the Title of QUIETEST AIRLINE

There are many different award in the aviation world. Do you know anout the title of Quietest Airline? If you have no idea yet - please pay special attention. This is something so discussed by so many people living in airport surrounding areas. For the second time in a row, the UK’s largest international airline, British Airways, has won the 2019 QUIETEST AIRLINE contest organised by...

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for Most nationalities on an aircraft

Emirates made history and created a Guinness world record as we welcomed 145 nationalities on Emirates flight EK2019 in celebration of the 48th UAE National Day and Year of Tolerance. With over 540 passengers celebrating a shared sense of place and pride to call the UAE their home, the one-of-a...

SAS first Airbus A350 XWB is flying home

With the delivery of its first A350-900, AS became the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Family aircraft)....

Star-Studded On-Board Safety Video Like Never Before

Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the end of the year. Featuring football legends past and present, the humorous video delivers important safety information with the help of personalities from the airline&rsq...

The next level of China airlines and airports automation

Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT Insights, shared today, China&rsquo...