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airBaltic Meal Pre-order Sales Grow 45%

The Latvian airline airBaltichas seen significant growth in the number of economy passengers choosing among a selection of over 70 fresh meals they have added to their reservation. During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales through different selling points have improved by 45% in comparison to the same period last year.  Zane Pabērza, Inflight Services Manager of airBalti...

Pilatus Opens New PC-12 NG and PC-24 US Completions Facility in Broomfield, Colorado

Anticipating growth for its popular single-engine turboprop PC-12 NG and the all new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd recommits to its Colorado roots and the US business aircraft market. Pilatus opens a brand new completion centre in Broomfield. In a ceremony at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) this afternoon, more than 200 Pilatus leaders, employees, dealers,...

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in oth...

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Installed and Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  Offered by Astronics' wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now pre...

Airbus and China Airlines present A350-900 with special joint livery

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern. Following this delivery, China Airlines today ha...

NAC is pleased to announce that it has committed to lease two ATR 72-600s to Manta Air, the new domestic airline in the Maldives

NAC has committed to lease two ATR 72-600s to Manta Air, the new domestic airline in the Maldives. The first aircraft will be introduced in November 2018, with the second planned to join Manta Air’s fleetbefore the end of the year. The aircraft will ensure improved connectivity between th...

New ownership and bright future for Monarch Aircraft Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has agreed the terms of its new ownership structure, with a transaction in which Greybull Capital LLP becomes the majority shareholder in the leading aircraft MRO provider. MAEL’s lenders PNC will continue to provide facilities and support, and many of th...

ExecuJet celebrates the arrival of Africa’s first Pilatus PC-24

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating the arrival of Africa’s first Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet at its Cape Town FBO in South Africa. The PC-24 touched down at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa on 15 October, where it was welcomed with a traditional wat...

ORAT trial completed at Istanbul New Airport

The last of The Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) trials before the launch on October 29, 2018, has been completed at Istanbul New Airport, which is set to become the world’s largest airport under one roof. Three Turkish Airlines planes were used in the test conducted with 3...

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Norwegian adopts new technology that reduces CO2 emissions by 16,000 tons per year

Following a successful test project, Norwegian will expand its cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption. A report by the Swedish Energy Agency, which partly financed the project, shows that fuel consumption was reduced by 22 kilos per flight. This equals an annual CO2 reduction of 16,000 tons - or a reduction of 5,000 tons of fuel per year, which in turn leads to reduce...

AZAL and Belavia signed a codeshare agreement on Baku-Minsk route

In October 2018, Belavia Airlines JSC  and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) signed a bilateral agreement (codeshare) on the joint operation of Minsk-Baku air route starting from October 28, 2018.  According to this agreement, Belavia Airlines will be the operating carrier, and Azerbaijan Airlines will be the marketing partner on the Minsk-Baku-Minsk route. Thus, starting from October 2...

The dark side of aviation growth to be tackled in Asia and Europe

Despite a generally healthy condition of global aviation industry and its stable growth during last decade, challenging issues like growing fuel prices, raising competition among airlines and shrinking profit margins lie on the other side of the shield. To examine specifics of changing aviation mark...

Kopter announces a first firm order with SAS from Malaysia

On the occasion of Helitech 2018, Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) from Malaysia has signed a firm order with Kopter for one SH09 helicopter in passenger transport configuration that will based out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Kuala Lumpur. To promote this new customer, Kopter has w...

Russia’s first Boeing 737MAX delivered

Deliveries of Boeing’s new 737MAX family of the re-engined narrow-body aircraft to Russia began. Today, October 13, the first Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft with a tail number VQ-BGW, painted in a green livery of S7 Airlines, flew to the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport. The plans to acquir...

airBaltic Receives New Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft in its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic h...

Recent Airport Facial Recognition Initiatives in Asia, North America, and Europe Reflect the Acceleration of Biometrics Beyond Border Control

Over the past three days Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson, London's Heathrow, and Shanghai's Hongqiao airports announced biometric facial recognition deployments aimed at improving the passenger experience while expediting the passenger journey. These announcements substantiate Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts projecting the global market for "Curb to...

TAG Farnborough Airport at NBAA 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport is Europe’s leading business aviation airport, a key gateway to London and the first business aviation airport in the world to be awarded carbon neutral status. The airport offers bespoke services as well as state-of-the-art facilities and continues to set new standards in the business aviation market.   Record increase in demand TAG Farnborough Airpor...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 3.5 million passengers during nine months of 2018

During the first nine months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 3.49 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 10 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 512,000 passengers, while national low-co...

Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport sees September traffic surge by 210 per cent

Launched in September 2016, and after only two years of operations, Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA) is already “approaching its operational break-even point,” according to the director for Ramport-Aero, the airport’s management company. Located as close as 25 km south-eas...

AsBAA breakthrough on slots at Hong Kong International Airport

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) has announced a breakthrough in securing additional slots at HKIA. Further to on-going lobbying efforts since 2016, the Hong Kong Airport Authority has increased the number of slots availab...

Buta Airways opens direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort

Startingfrom June 14, 2019, the low-cost airline Buta Airways will launch direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort - Batumi. Batumi will be the low-cost airline’s second destination in Georgia. The airline is already operating regular flights from Baku to Tbilisi. The minimum fare...

MILANO PRIME PRESENTS THE NEW GENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL IN MALPENSA AT NBAA-BACE

At NBAA-BACE 2018 - Booth #4079 - Milano Prime presents the new General Aviation Terminal in Malpensa, which is expected to open in June 2019. Milano Prime, the leader in Business & General Aviation commences construction of the General Aviation Terminal at Milano Malpensa intercontinental airport.  This will be a brand-new building, a 15,000 ft2 polyhedron characterized b...

SD Avionics developing flat panel antenna in partnership with QEST

SD Avionics, the hardware manufacturing division of Satcom Direct, has partnered with QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH, a worldwide market leader in innovative aeronautical antennas, to develop a new flat panel connectivity antenna for business and military aviation. The electronically steered phased-array antenna system aims to be the smallest and most efficient form factor, bringing high s...

Rotortrade paves the way for greater value in the pre-owned helicopter market

First OEM nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) helicopter delivery and a great example of industry cooperation. Rotortrade delivers the first nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned helicopter to a private operator thanks to the successful partnership and collaboration between Rotortrade, Leonardo and...

Boeing Business Jets Delivers First BBJ MAX Airplane

BBJ MAX offers customers unmatched range and comfort Boeing unveils new BBJ MAX interior design concept Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has delivered the first BBJ MAX airplane to a customer, the company announced today at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition(...

Industry leader to host Flight Planning, Runway Analysis and Weight&Balance Demonstrations at NBAA

Aircraft Performance Group (APG), the industry leader in flight performance solutions for corporate flight operations, will host demonstrations of its newly launched iPreFlight GENESIS TM a tightly integrated, stand-alone aviation mobile planning application that c...

EBASCON 2019: New venue and date announced for the Ninth Annual European Business Aviation Safety Conference

“Working safely for a rewarding Tomorrow” will be theme of the next European Safety Conference for the Business Aviation Community  EBASCON, the industry’s key European Business Aviation Safety Conference announced that the 2019 conference is to take place in Zurich (Switze...

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Kevin Reiterer flying high - Diamond Aircraft as new sponsor of the jet ski ace

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft is the new sponsor of multiple Jetski World Champion Kevin Reiterer. Headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the aircraft manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the market of light aircraft made out of glas and carbon fibre. With the development of the world’s first serial aircraft powered by efficient common rail diesel tech...

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, a...

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...

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Seabury Capital Group announced the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Seabury Capital Group LLC (“Seabury Capital”) announced its role as sole investment banking advisor on the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus”). Zephyrus is a fleet management solutions provider to lessors and commercial airlines focused on mid- to end-of-life aircraft and related engine leasing and tr...

CDB Aviation Closes $700 million Secured Portfolio Financing

Facility Further Expands the Company’s Banking Partnerships Worldwide  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today that the company successfully closed a secured portfolio financing facility for $700 million, covering a fleet of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. “Diversifying...

Gulfstream officially acquires NORDAM G500 and G600 nacelle line

  Company Will Continue To Operate Line At Oklahoma Facility Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has acquired The NORDAM Group Inc. manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Gulfstream had been operating the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based li...

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Exa Corporation

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform  Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries  Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital En...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China delivers brand new Boeing 737 to Okay Airways

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 – has recently delivered a brand...

Virgo Investment Group Partners with ex-CIT Aerospace Executives to Expand its Aviation Business

Virgo Investment Group (“Virgo”) announced that it is expanding its aviation business via Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus” or the “Company”). Several former CIT Aerospace executives have partnered with Virgo to transform Zephyrus into a full-service plat...

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine heli...

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Installed and Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  Offered by Astronics' wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now present images on multi-function displays (MFDs), primary flight displays (PFDs), and on standalone dis...

Airbus and China Airlines present A350-900 with special joint livery

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern. Following this delivery, China Airlines today ha...

AMTC 2018: Kopter’s SH09 perfectly suited for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and mission capability above and beyond known s...

Embraer Delivers 15 Commercial and 24 Executive Jets in 3Q18

During the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer delivered 15 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 business jets, being 17 light jets and 7 large jets. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD13.6 billion. Regarding the commercial aviation market, Embraer for...

NetJets Confirms Delivery Schedule for its Global 7500 Aircraft

NetJets confirms commitment to industry’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft, with first delivery in 2021 Options exercised are part of previous large-scale, landmark orders for Global and Challenger business jets Options converted to newly firmed orders include...

C Series Aircraft Lands at École nationale d’aérotechnique to Start New Training Mission

The CS100 aircraft donated by Bombardier was welcomed by hundreds of students at the École nationale d’aérotechnique This aircraft will enhance aerospace technical training by giving Québec students access to the latest technology in commercial aviation A C Series aircraft landed for the first time at the St-Hubert airport, where it was officially han...

FRENCH PILOT TRAINING SCHOOL ASTONFLY ACQUIRES THEIR THIRD ALSIM AL250 FLIGHT SIM IN 12 MONTHS

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of a third AL250 FNPT II simulator, to Astonfly, a flight training school located in Toussus-le-Noble, near Paris, France. The simulator will be delivered beginning of 2019. Alsim developed the EASA & FAA certified AL250 simulator in 2016 in response to a strong market demand. This compact FNPT II addresses initial phase tr...

TAG Aviation’s Le Bourget Maintenance Service Centre receives Bombardier ASF Line Maintenance Excellence Award for a Fourth Year

TAG Aviation’s Maintenance Services Centre at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, has been awarded the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Award for Line Maintenance for a fourth consecutive year. Bombardier ASF Excellence Awards are presented annually to Bomb...

Field International shows trust to FL Technics: exclusive representation in almost entire Eurasia

MRO Europe, Amsterdam: FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced signing a cooperation agreement with an independent global engineering enterprise Field International Ltd. Under the terms of this agreement, FL Technics shall act as...

Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

New World Air Cargo Forecast projects demand for 2,650 freighters over the next two decades Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight...

STG Aerospace wins order from Volotea for 45 full-colour liTeMood® LED cabin lighting systems

STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialist, is delighted to announce that its full-colour Airbus liTeMood® LED cabin lighting system has been chosen by Volotea, the Spanish low-cost operator. Currently operating a mixed fleet of A319s and Boeing 717s, the airline plans t...

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ExecuJet celebrates the arrival of Africa’s first Pilatus PC-24

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating the arrival of Africa’s first Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet at its Cape Town FBO in South Africa. The PC-24 touched down at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa on 15 October, where it was welcomed with a traditional water salute. The aircraft will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO facility at Cape Town International Ai...

FAI welcomes first Challenger 850 and bids farewell to last Learjet 55

German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG, continues its fleet expansion with the addition of its first Bombardier Challenger 850. The German registered aircraft, (D-AFAN) joined the fleet this month and will be available for ad hoc charter from mid-November. The aircraft is currently undergoing new paint and interior enhancements at FAI Technik, the company’s maintenance division. T...

Brand new at LSGG: «Indoor» GPS within the Geneva Airpark 5* hangar

Increased comfort, time-saving and safety for business aviation pilots. Geneva Airpark, the «5* residence for business jets», is continuing to invest in new equipment which not only means increased comfort and safety, but also saves time. Since August 2018, the large 10’000 s...

Inmarsat celebrates 400th installation of Jet ConneX business aviation global inflight Wi-Fi solution

Major milestone reached as industry’s only global high-quality inflight Wi-Fi solution achieves rapid installation rate on world-leading business jet models Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its market-leading Jet Co...

Luxaviation Helicopters announces first Latin America partnership with Icon Aviation

Luxaviation Group is announcing a strategic partnership between its dedicated VVIP helicopter service Luxaviation Helicopters and Icon Aviation, a leading business aviation and rotorcraft operator in Brazil. The partnership extends a safe and seamless helicopter service to Luxaviation customers w...

Gogo DASH gives visibility into onboard connectivity systems for an improved customer experience

Connectivity is often the biggest influencer on passenger satisfaction today. Passengers on business aircraft expect reliable, seamless connectivity, but they also want visibility into the performance of the connectivity systems on board their aircraft. To help provide greater insight and be...