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Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics enter into landmark strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Collaboration agreement brings together two global leaders in in-flight connectivity Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband in-flight connectivity (“IFC”) paired with high-value solutions and s...

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet with additional H225M order

New purchase brings RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation...

Jet Aviation provides ground handling services in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Jet Aviation has received authorization from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia to provide handling services at Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport in Yanbu, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jet Aviation is providing round-the-clock flight support...

Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are du...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific to donate world’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Large jetliner holds unique place in aviation history; to be shared with enthusiasts from new home in Arizona Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest faciliti...

Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract

The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract extending an existing Total Engine Support (TES®) contract. The agreement, signed on 17 September at the airline's headquarters in Oslo, covers all-inclusive services for the CFM56-7B engines powering the airline...

Nomad Aviation launches maintenance and hangarage services in Basel, Switzerland

Nomad Aviation has started to offer maintenance and hangarage services at its Basel, Switzerland facility at the beginning of August 2018. The company, branded as Nomad Technics AG, occupies a 7’400 m2 heated hangar together with 7’000 m2 ramp space at the international EuroAirport. Hang...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Summer

The Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 2 770 047 or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In August 2018, 440 562 passengers or 14% more...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with new Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received a new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the seventh in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the a...

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Jet Aviation provides ground handling services in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Jet Aviation has received authorization from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia to provide handling services at Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport in Yanbu, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jet Aviation is providing round-the-clock flight support services to employees of Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company ba...

SaxonAir crowned Aircraft Management Company of the year 2018

Private aircraft operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has once again been recognised for its services, this time at the Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2018. The Awards recognise and celebrates the achievements made by companies, teams and individuals in the industry.  Awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for thei...

ABS Jets ground handling turns 10th anniversary and 20 000 flights handled in Prague

Czech business jet operator with bases in Prague and Bratislava airports has recently achieved two important milestones. Its ground handling department in Prague just turned a decade and handled 20 000 flights.  The jubilee flight was facilitated by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. for a...

Luxaviation Helicopters owned Starspeed Ltd celebrates 40 years of successful helicopter operations

Starspeed Ltd., the oldest and most trusted corporate and VIP helicopter management, charter and training companies in Europe, part of Luxaviation Helicopters, celebrates 40 years of successful helicopter operations this Thursday in Fairoaks. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group...

Get Heli brings charter helicopter booking into 21st century

Get Heli, an exciting new business-to-business (B2B) marketplace that connects helicopter charter brokers and charter operators for easier, faster, and better transactions, has opened pre-registration in preparation for its official launch. The platform introduces the speed and efficiency of online...

AirGO Receives Approval to Increase TBO from 3,600 Hours to 4,100 Hours on its Avanti II and EVO Aircraft PT6A-66B Engines

AirGO Private Airline, a boutique charter operator and provider of the Piaggio Aero Avanti aircraft, announced at ACE18 that it received the approval by Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. for an increase in Time-Between-Overhaul (TBO) interval for its PT6A-66B and other similar engines...

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Rotortrade announces solid results for the first half of 2018

The international helicopter dealer and distributor Rotortrade continues its strong growth with 12 deliveries and 9 backlogs across manufacturers, class and mission for the first half of the year. The company has also secured new exclusive mandates for 16 helicopters for the same period. Rototrade has signed 3 new Network Agreements with Mode Aviation in Guatemala, Gualter Helicopteros in Brazi...

Laudamotion Announces New 2019 Aircraft, New Livery, New Offices And Pay Rises Following Ryanair 75% Purchase

Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fare airline, announced that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from Niki Lauda in August. Laudamotion also announced a series of initiatives to support Laudamotion’s continued growth, which include: Confirmed del...

The world‘s largest insurance and finance group Ping An – a new strategic partner for AviaAM Financial Leasing China

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China Co., Ltd. – has gained a new stra...

Air Astana demonstrates strong traffic and revenue growth in the first half of 2018

Air Astana recorded a 10% increase in passenger traffic and a 17% uptick in revenues in the first half of the year compared with the corresponding period of 2017. Between January and June 2018, the airline carried more than two million passengers.  The traffic growth was driven by the strong...

AviaAM Leasing sold two Airbus A321 to new lessor

AviaAM Leasing, global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing, and sales, has announced the sale of two Airbus A321-211 aircraft with lease attached. Both aircraft are being operated by Montreal based Canadian low-cost leisure airline Air Transat. The aircraft w...

Africa – The Continent of New Opportunity for Emerging Airlines

The African commercial air travel market represents massive amounts of untouched opportunity for new airlines. According to the data from IATA, Africa is home to 16% of the world’s population but it accounts for only 2.20% of the global air service market. With a clear need for air travel and...

AeroMobil to Exhibit Flying Car first time in China

AeroMobil partners with Orient International Holding for the exhibition of its Flying car at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in November 2018. AeroMobil will be displayed in National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai in Hall 2, stand 2A3-002 AeroMobil and its first Flying Car, the electric hybrid 4.0 STOL (short-take off and landing), will make its debut in China from No...

RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet

Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC) and RusJet Airlines have signed an agreement to jointly promote the Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ), the VIP version of the SSJ100 regional airliner. Under the agreement, which was revealed at the RUBAE 2018 business aviation event in Moscow this week, the Russian operator will help SCAC with SBJ (known also as SSJ 100LR VIP) marketing and...

NBAA-BACE Launches Next Month in Orlando: Will We See You There?

Don't miss business aviation’s greatest event of the year – NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Oct. 16-18 in Orlando, FL. You’ll want to be one of the expected 25,000 attendees to see what’s new in business aviation aircraft, products,...

RECORD-SETTING GULFSTREAM G500 TO VISIT RUBAE 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 will be on display at the 2018 Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE), Sept. 12-14, in Moscow. The G500’s RUBAE debut comes just after the aircraft earned its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type and produ...

Jetex Flight Support named official FBO and handler for MEBAA Show 2018

Jetex Flight Support has been appointed as the official FBO and handler for the MEBAA Show 2018. The event is organized by Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East on behalf of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) at the DWC Airshow Site from 10th to 12th of December. ...

Guangzhou takes centre stage for global aviation event

World Routes 2018 to bring together 3,000 industry leaders Guangzhou is set to welcome more than 3,000 delegates from across the globe when the world’s premier air service development event returns to China. The 24th World Route Development Forum is bei...

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet with additional H225M order

New purchase brings RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation...

Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are due to be delivered to JetBlue from Mobile using sustainable fuel by the end of 2018. All of the fuel...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific to donate world’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Large jetliner holds unique place in aviation history; to be shared with enthusiasts from new home in Arizona Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest faciliti...

Pilatus Hands Over the First PC-24 to Jetfly

Jetfly, a fractional ownership operator, took delivery of its first Super Versatile Jet during a handover ceremony on 17 September 2018. The PC-24 with serial number 111 is the first of four Super Versatile Jets destined for future operation at Jetfly. Cédric Lescop and Maxime Bouchard, di...

First ANA A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 li...

Daher introduces the TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft series to India

Daher announced the first presentation of its Daher TBM 900-series in India, introducing the very fast turboprop aircraft to the sub-continent’s business aviation community.The presentation will be organized on September 20th at New Delhi business aviation Signature’s terminal at Indira...

Nomad Aviation launches maintenance and hangarage services in Basel, Switzerland

Nomad Aviation has started to offer maintenance and hangarage services at its Basel, Switzerland facility at the beginning of August 2018. The company, branded as Nomad Technics AG, occupies a 7’400 m2 heated hangar together with 7’000 m2 ramp space at the international EuroAirport. Hangar and ramp can accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 ser...

LBAS offers enhanced services and support for Bombardier business aircraft in Russia

The Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services Moscow facility, based at Vnukovo – 3 (VKO), has been added to Bombardier's worldwide service network as a line maintenance authorized service facility (ASF) and official parts provider for Russia. The support provided at the facility includes a seamless parts supply system, which is expected to directly benefit customers by reducing downtime...

National flag carrier of Luxembourg chooses FL Technics for their Boeing 737NG

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has just recently signed long-term contract with Luxair S.A., Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne, the regional flag carrier airline of Luxembourg for MRO services. The M...

Aeronavigation Department launched after reconstruction at National Aviation Academy

On the eve of academic year, the building of Aeronavigation Department at the National Aviation Academy was put into operation after full reconstruction. On September 12 AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov, the National Aviation Academy’s rector Arif Pashayev, as well as academic staff got acqu...

CZECH AIRLINES TECHNICS ENTERS NEW SERVICE SEGMENT OF AIRCRAFT CONSUMABLES SALES

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has entered a new market segment of aircraft consumables sales. The company has decided to take the step based on the demand from airlines, MROs and Brokers. Tha...

Sabena technics to perform ATR freighter conversion for Cebu Pacific

The French MRO signed an agreement with Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines-based airline, and IPR Conversions Ltd, the Large Cargo Door modification STC holder, to convert ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into freighter aircraft. The growth of e-commerce business worldwide generates an expand of the...

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Buta Airways replenished its fleet with new Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received a new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the seventh in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. The new aircraft of Buta Airways is named after the Nakhchivan Au...

At Least 5 Medium Size EU Airline Will Go Bankrupt in 2018-2019

Gediminas Ziemelis Between 2004 and 2015, the US airline industry saw 11 major air carriers merge into 4. This massive consolidation took place as a response to industry slowdowns and from the lack of ability on the airlines part to generate a profit. As the dust settled, the remaining airlines have learned from their past and are practicing capacity discipline. The airlines left are now genera...

Silk Way West Airlines increases flights to Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Azerbaijani cargo air carrier Silk Way West Airlines increases the number of flights to China. The number of Baku-Zhengzhou flights will be increased from four to six times a week. The appropriate agreements were reached at ICAO Cargo Conference in Zhengzhou held in early September. At the eve...

easyJet launches new multi-channel ad campaign

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, launches a compelling pan-European, multi-media advertising campaign that brings to life the wonder of air travel and seeks to inspire viewers’ imaginations when dreaming about their next getaway. The engaging and uplifting film shows a plane in flig...

IATA: Preparing for the new era of airline retailing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing.  “Initia...

ETIHAD AIRWAYS WINS SIMPLIFYING AWARD FOR BEST AIRLINE IN SOCIAL CARE

Airline also highly commended for ‘Best Use of Influencers’ Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Best Airline in Social Care’ at the SimpliFlying Awards 2018. The airline was also highly commended in the ‘Best Use of...

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Christian Scherer appointed Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Christian Scherer will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, said: “With Christian Scherer we see on...

THOMAS FLOHR LAUNCHES VISTA GLOBAL TO CONSOLIDATE FRAGMENTED BUSINESS AVIATION MARKET, SUPPORTED BY A FURTHER $200M INVESTMENT

Vista Global Holding is set to consolidate the business aviation industry Endorsed by further $200m investment from global private equity firm Rhône Group Headquartered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The fully integrated group will offer global, all-encompassing, asset- lite services for every customer: For guaranteed access to aircraft: VistaJet’s Pr...

Igor Zahradnicek becomes new vice-chairman of Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective 3 September 2018, Mr. Igor Zahradníček (51) will be in charge of finance, developme...

Air BP’s Olivia Stone elected as Joint Inspection Group’s first female Council Chair

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), marking the first female Chair in JIG’s 50-year history. IATA endorsed JIG, is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fue...

Dassault Falcon Jet Names Olivier Langeard Director Aftermarket Programs & Business Development

Olivier Langeard has been appointed Director, Aftermarket Programs & Business Development at Dassault Falcon Jet.  Langeard, who has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 2003, arrives at his new position from DFJ’s subsidiary company, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS). Based in Wilmi...

Bombardier Appoints Danny Di Perna Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace

Bombardier announced the appointment of Danny Di Perna as Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace, effective September 15, 2018. In this new position, Danny will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. and assume responsibility for leading the company&rs...

Aviation History – CIDNA – East Arrow

Looking back to the beginning of 20 century, how fast was the air travel in your opinion? How interesting were destinations maps, what service packages existed? Visiting Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport,thanks to Valentin Iordache, the spokesperson of Bucharest Airports, we had a chance to find out about early years of aviation history. In 1920, the airport headquartered the first aviat...

Korean Air to Service Seoul – Prague Route Using Dreamliner aircraft commencing October 2018

Commencing 29 October 2018, South Korean carrier Korean Air will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a three-class configuration for 269 passengers to service direct connection from Seoul Prague. Flights stay scheduled as three times a week service during the winter schedule. “Using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Prague – Seoul route will provide passengers to Asia more c...

Colibri Aircraft: Growing pilot shortage complicates sale of private jets

London based Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, says a huge shortage of pilots in the European private jet sector is resulting in owners not always being able to use their aircraft when they need to. The company believes this p...

CCD launches unique VR design tool to deliver improved passenger experience in new airport terminals

CCD Design and Ergonomics, the human-centred design consultancy, is launching a new eye-tracking VR tool, Evidentia to assist in the design and development of a new generation of airport terminals. The new system will enable CCD to work closely with architects and designers to test hu...

ACI World's new policy paper to help airports respond to rapid growth in drone use

In response to the rapid growth of the drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) market worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched a policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports. Drone operations are expected to so...

United Airlines Announces New Prague-Newark Route from June 2019

United Airlines has announced that it will offer flights between Prague and Newark, New Jersey, right beside the largest American city of New York, from 7 June 2019 (6 June in the U.S.). The new daily service will be operated by Boeing 767-300ER featuring both Economy and Business Class seats. The a...