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Global commitment of Dassault Aviation to reinforce and expand customer support network

As we previously reported, Dassault Aviation is acquiring ExecuJet's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business. It includes Subang Airport in a move that will considerably reinforce its aftermarket support capability in Southeast Asia.  ExecuJet Malaysia is part of ExecuJet's global MRO network, which Dassault agreed to purchase earlier this year. The network includes op...

Meet Lufthansa Technik AVIATION DataHub - an independent data platform for the entire aviation industry

Welcome a brand new AVIATION DataHub by Lufthansa Technik - an independent platform for all data generated by aviation! This is an important step, taken by Lufthansa Technik in the digitalization of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business, as well as integration of flight and groun handling operations. It's also means the establishement of an independent company - AVIATION DataHu...

Etihad Airways celebrates the success of Special Olympics World games Abu Dhabi 2019

Etihad Airways highlights the success of the Middle East’s first Special Olympics World Games, which concluded this week in Abu Dhabi. This March, the airline carried more than 4000 athletes and support team members from more than 100 countries to Abu Dhabi to...

First flight of Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Floridasite.  "DEFIANT is designed to fly at nearly twice the speed and has twice the range of conventional helicopters w...

SINO JET ENHANCES OPERATIONS IN GBA

Operator to strengthen and evolve business jet and “bleisure” services in the Greater Bay Area In 2018, Sino Jet Ltd expanded to include a base in Guangzhou, China, under the company’s strategic expansion into the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The operator, which is also the firs...

WIJET unveils its new business class HondaJet

Wijet, the HondaJet launch airline, took delivery of its first aircraft at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport. These HondaJets will replace the fleet of Cessna Citation Mustangs the company has been using since its own launch in 2009. The HondaJet has a remarkable spec. It is a super-modern twin-j...

First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place at the end of March

The first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Thursday. "It is planned that the first flight of Il-112V will take place soon, at the end of March or beginning...

Global Jet Services selected by Dassault for Classic Falcon Technical Training

Global Jet Services has been selected by Dassault Aviation as an authorized technical training provider for out-of-production Falcon aircraft, including the Falcon 10, 20, 20-5, 50, 50EX, 2000, 2000EX, 900 and 900EX models. The agreement will increase the options for technicians seeking to improv...

Impressive landmark for Qatar Airways - Delivery of 250th Aircraft

22 years after the beginning of operations Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival ot its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France. This is an impressive landmark and is testament to the incredible growth of an airline that has become world-leading in that time, winning a...

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Etihad Airways celebrates the success of Special Olympics World games Abu Dhabi 2019

Etihad Airways highlights the success of the Middle East’s first Special Olympics World Games, which concluded this week in Abu Dhabi. This March, the airline carried more than 4000 athletes and support team members from more than 100 countries to Abu Dhabi to participate in the event. Around 500 Etihad employees volunteered throughout the Games which...

Impressive landmark for Qatar Airways - Delivery of 250th Aircraft

22 years after the beginning of operations Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival ot its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France. This is an impressive landmark and is testament to the incredible growth of an airline that has become world-leading in that time, winning a host of awards, including the Skytrax World Airline of the Year accolade on no less than...

JetBlue - Fully Connected Core Experience on Airbus A320 Aircraft

Be ready! The Second and Final Phase of Airbus A320 Interior Cabin Restyling brings New Era of Comfort and Connectivity for JetBlue Customers The Most Legroom in Coach® Now Features the Widest, Most Comfortable A320 Seats, Larger Seatback TVs with Even More Entertainment, Expanded Gate-t...

Guiyang-Paris Non-Stop Service from March 24 by Hainan Airlines

From March 24 Guiyang-Paris Non-Stop Service is launched by Hainan Airlines, its fourth non-stop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi'an-Paris, Chongqing-Paris and Shenzhen-Paris. The once weekly Guiyang-Paris route w...

AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to the new Airport

Due to the closure of Ataturk Airport, starting from April 7, 2019, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to Istanbul New Airport. It should be noted, that within the summer schedule for 2019 (from March 31 to October 26), Azerbaijan Airlines will operate three flights per day on route Ba...

Inflight Shoppertainment with Air France launched by SKYdeals

New partnership for the French startup SKYdeals - Air France, launching  pilot of its technology of Inflight Shoppertainment on several lines of the medium and long-haul networks of the airline. Since January 2019, the e-commerce platform SKYdeals is available on long, medium...

First flight of Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter, developed by Sikorsky and Boeing, achieved first flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Floridasite.  "DEFIANT is designed to fly at nearly twice the speed and has twice the range of conventional helicopters while retaining the very best, if not better low-speed and hover performance of conventional helicopt...

First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place at the end of March

The first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Thursday. "It is planned that the first flight of Il-112V will take place soon, at the end of March or beginning of April. Everything is ready for this," the source said adding that "all issues with engi...

Konnichiwa! All Nippon Airways receives its initial A380

ANA became Japan’s first carrier with Airbus’ double-deck jetliner and joins airlines that use A380s to serve the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route ANA became the world’s 15th operator – and Japan’s first – of this widebody passenger aircraft....

Enhanced Firefighting Configuration for Leonardo C-27J Aircraft to Expand Multirole Capabilities

The 16th Aerial Firefighting Europe event returned with a new entry, the C-27J in firefighting configuration. The C-27J firefighter with roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace – the world leader of advanced aerial application...

17 A350 XWB aircraft ordered by STARLUX Airlines for long-haul services

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within t...

Full range of Airbus products and services will be highlighted at LIMA 2019

Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at next week’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aviation Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 in Malaysia, with a major presence covering its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services. The air show will be h...

Global Jet Services selected by Dassault for Classic Falcon Technical Training

Global Jet Services has been selected by Dassault Aviation as an authorized technical training provider for out-of-production Falcon aircraft, including the Falcon 10, 20, 20-5, 50, 50EX, 2000, 2000EX, 900 and 900EX models. The agreement will increase the options for technicians seeking to improve their knowledge and skills for maintaining ‘Classic’ Falcon aircraft. Global Jet Servi...

Focused on Chinese market ALSIM sold 5 AL172 simulators to Civil Aviation Flight University of China

Alsim participated and has won a tender for 5 AL172 simulators issued by CAFUC (Civil Aviation Flight University of China).   The ALSIM AL172, developed in 2017 for PPL & IR training, is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features the G1000 NXI avionics suite and is equipped with ALSIM’s High Definition Visual System.   Mr Jean-Paul Monnin, co-founder...

Egnatia Aviation fleet expansion with Diamond Aircraft

Greece based Egnatia Aviation is expanding its current Diamond fleet with another six Diamonds: five single DA40 NGs and one twin DA42-VI. The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston aircraft fleet, the first certified general aviati...

A new S7 Technics line station at Pulkovo Airport

S7 Technics has entered the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service market at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport, one of Russia’s largest aviation hubs. S7 Technics’ new line maintenance station at Pulkovo, which is within walking distance of the aircraft stands, of...

Happy Birthday ALSIM - celebration of 25th anniversary

There is always a beginning of a story, of a journey, of a company…. A decision to go, to make the road, to take a risk... In the huge majority of cases it’s far from easy, but, despite everything it’s worth it! Today, with a great pleasure, we have the possibility to wish a...

An Airbus A220 Full-Flight Simulator from CAE for airBaltic Training

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has ordered an Airbus A220 Level D full flight simulator from global aviation training leader CAE. The new CAE 7000XR Series simulator is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Introduc...

WIJET unveils its new business class HondaJet

Wijet, the HondaJet launch airline, took delivery of its first aircraft at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport. These HondaJets will replace the fleet of Cessna Citation Mustangs the company has been using since its own launch in 2009. The HondaJet has a remarkable spec. It is a super-modern twin-jet and can carry up to five passengers for a flying experience like no other in Europe. Its cruise s...

Fourth Falcon 7X are joining Planet Nine Private Air fleet

Fourth ultra long-range Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft are joining Planet Nine Private Air fleet to its Part 135 certificate.   The aircraft, registration no. N996MS, is a low-time aircraft with less than 500 hours flown.  It is offered with the distinctive Planet Nine 14-seat luxury executive interior, with Wi-Fi and IFE from Swift Broadband.   “We...

Luxaviation Group to operate First Belgium Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft

Congratulations, Luxaviation Group now wis operating first Bombardier Challenger 350, delivered to a customer in Belgium. This is the newest Benelux addition to already robust Bmbardier's business aircraft fleet in Europe.  “We are very pleased that Bombardier’s best-selling&...

Quest KODIAK Commits to Fly Courchevel 2019

Rugged, Versatile KODIAK Designed for Challenging Locations like Courchevel A new Quest KODIAK 100 Series II is joining this year’s Fly Courchevel, which runs March 30–31 at the Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps. The free annual event features exciting aerial aerobatics, dem...

Welcome Nick Weston, new Chairman of BACA

Since 14th March 2019 BACA, The Air Charter Association, has a new Chairman. Our congratulations to Mr Nick Weston, a well knows CEO of Weston Aviation! Speaking about his appointment as Chairman, Weston said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected as the next Chairman of...

Three new special designation destinations for Qatar Executive

Do you love montains? Do you think to fly to one of of the airports near mountains? Than you should know that the operator you will choose to fly with has to be qualified to fly there. There are special designation destinations you can fly to, hey require additional certification, includin...

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New $352 million Maintenance Complex Deepens United Airlines' Commitment to Los Angeles

More than 800 jobs will be created as United Airlines broke ground on a new $352 million Technical Operations Facility and recently completed nearly $600 million in renovations to its terminal at LAX This state-of-the-art Technical Operations Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will enable the airline to provide exceptional service for all of its aircraft flee...

Dassault Aviation signed an agreement on the acquisition of the European MRO activities of the TAG Aviation Group

Dassault Aviation and TAG Aviation announced the acquisition of the European maintenance activities of TAG Aviation Group by Dassault. The integration of those activities will take place over the next few months, once all necessary authorizations have been received.  “The acquisition of the maintenance activities of TAG AVIATION, a major MRO provider, will allow Dassault Aviation...

Welcome a newcomer Nasdaq Baltic First North bond market - Magnetic MRO

Baltic States investors, means 70 investors from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were subscribed for bonds of Magnetic MRO! As Magnetic MRO carried through a private placement of unsecured bonds and raised EUR 8 million to support the company’s growth plans, including financing a strateg...

Heligo receives its first Airbus H145 helicopter from Milestone Aviation

Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on lease from Milestone will start operations soon in t...

€25 million investment in the future of Airbus aerospace site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

Airbus is expanding its aerospace activities at its site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen, near Munich. It has reached two new milestones, with Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, giving the green light for the modernisation of solar array production...

Successful 2018 for JetLoan Capital

"2018 was a success", announced Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital.  While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived. JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70 closed transactions and over $100,000,0...

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Aviation Legend Commits to Major Gift at Exploration of Flight

Clay Lacy has piloted aircraft for over 55,000 hours, possibly more than any other human being in history. Now his legendary achievements as a pilot in commercial, business, military, racing and test flights will inspire a new generation of aerospace leaders at Wings Over the Rockies' (Wings) Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The "Clay Lacy...

New Head of Compliance and Safety at TAG Aviation UK

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Stuart Stevenson as Head of Compliance and Safety, to be based in Farnborough, UK. In this important role, Mr Stevenson will head up a team comprising Compliance, Safety and Flight data specialists and hold overall responsibility for overseeing TAG(UK) Ltd’s regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring the promotion and effectivemanagem...

New Executive Committee members appointed by Airbus Helicopters

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently H...

President Asia-Pacific, Airbus appointed - Jean-Marc Nasr

Based in Singapore, Jean-Marc Nasr will be responsible for Airbus’ overall strategy, industrial footprint and operations in the region, as well as for advancing the company’s “One Roof” policy to integrate its various business entities in key markets. The area led by Jean-Mar...

Soeren Stark - New Executive Board member for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT

On 1 January, Soeren Stark joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG with responsibility for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. He was appointed to this position in September 2018 by the company's Supervisory Board. Stark, who has a degree in business engineering, will assume res...

Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier to Step Down Next Year

Cirrus Aircraft announced Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and National Aviation Hall ofFame member Dale Klapmeier plans to step down from his current executive position within the first half of 2019 and transition into a senior advisory role. A newCEO is expected to be named within that timefram...

Aerial Firefighting Europe Conference and Exhibition Opens in France

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 is the latest event in the expanding conference and exhibition portfolio run by Tangent Link. It follows the recent highly successful SAR conference in Australia and takes place on 19-20 March 2019 at Nîmes in France. Tangent Link prides itself in having a strategic partnership to underpin each of its conferences, and this event is supported by Sécurit&...

Dubai Airshow to welcome Saudi strengths

Do you have Dubai Airshow in your agenda for this year? If the answer is positive, here are some updates regarding Saudi Arabia participants you will have the chance to meet during the show. SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its growing strength in the aerospace industry with participation of its biggest players in the Dubai Airs...

Top Honour at 2019 Aviation Week Network Laureate Awards goes .... to Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft

The 62nd Annual Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Awards selected Bombardier Global 7500 business jet in the Business Aviation category. "We are honoured the Global 7500 business jet has been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Michel Ouellette, Sen...

Women in Aviation International Cheers for 30 Years

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, 2019.   This conference marked 30 years since WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian hosted 150 people fo...

SSJ100 Debuts in Saudi Arabia

The “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” presents the SSJ100 in Saudi Arabia. On 12-14 March 2019 in Riyadh at the Saudi Airshow the business version of the SSJ100 aircraft is on display. The cabin interior of the aircraft at display is designed for 19 passengers and is divided into severa...

Falcon Aviation to see charter opportunities and MRO/FBO customers at first Saudi International Airshow

To highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, together with its MRO and FBO capabilities, Falcon Aviation is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow. “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities,” said Captain R...

Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo airport

Attention! Starting from July 2, 2019 Vietnam Airlines is moving its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo airport!  The decision was driven by the airline’s commitment to high customer satisfaction both in the air and on the ground as Vietnam Airlines continues to invest and meet customers’ expectations throughout every aspect of the business. Sheremetyevo Internatio...

TAG Farnborough Airport’s Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright

TAG Farnborough Airport is underscoring its ongoing commitment to sustainable development and carbon footprint reduction by supporting an exciting programme focused on solar energy.  In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, the airport is off-setting 2018 residual carbon emissions (over which it has direct control) through the support of renewable energy projects, both locally with...

Ontario International Airport continues to gain passengers in 2019

Nearly 400,000 air travelers moved through Southern California's Ontario International Airport (ONT) in January, 5.7% more than the same month a year ago. Cargo tonnage grew by the same percentage. The number of domestic travelers exceeded 369,000 in January, almost 2% more than Jan...

Fraport Traffic Figures - Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth.  Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent. Aircraft movements climbed by...

Happy "Landing" of Corendon Boeing 747 in hotel garden

Get ready for 5D aviation experience! A Corendon Boeing 747  at Corendon Village Hotel for such experience for public! After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing 747 has arrived in the garden of the Corendon Village Hotel...

More Austrian Airlines Flights to Germany, Japan and the USA in Summer flight schedule 2019

Austrian Airlines will offer higher frequencies to Germany in the summer  Numerous vacation destinations in Greece, Italy and Spain in the flight offering  Long-haul: Launch of flight service to Montreal, Miami in the offering again  Austrian Airlines will once again off...