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Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

• Launch customer GE Capital Aviation Services takes delivery of first-in-service 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) • Next-Generation 737 converted freighter is here Boeing announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, bas...

ALSIM ANNOUNCES NEW "AIRLINER" SIMULATOR

ALSIM, the 24-year-old global flight simulator manufacturer, announced their newest and largest flight training device to date, ‘The Airliner,’ at the World Airline Training Summit (WATS) in Orlando, Florida. Developed for advanced airline pilot training programs at high-end flight schools and training centers, the Airliner is a multipurpose hybrid simulator with two configurations rep...

NBAA: ABACE2018 Signals Blue Skies for Business Aviation, in Asia and Beyond

As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) concluded its third and final day, organizers said that on several levels, the show underscored the promising future for business aviation in the Asian region. ABACE2018 concluded its third and final day with underscoring the...

Daher launches a new era of enhanced flight operations for TBM aircraft with the “Me & My TBM” smartphone app

TBM aircraft owners and operators were introduced to Daher’s revolutionary new smartphone application that significantly enhances operating efficiency, optimizes maintenance management and ensures they are operating their very fast turboprop aircraft to the highest safety standards. Unveile...

Deer Jet Inks Deal with Honeywell to Save Millions for Aircraft Management Customers

Deer Jet, the premier private jet company in Asia, has signed a three year contract with Honeywell (NYSE: HON) enrolling its managed fleet into the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) and Honeywell Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP). ​ According with the agreement, 12 of Deer Jet’s...

Cessna Skyhawk sees increased demand in China with orders for 52 aircraft

 Textron Aviation Inc. announced at ABACE 2018 (Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition) that it has received orders for 52 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft. All deliveries are expected to be completed within 2018.  “China's 13th Five-Year Plan brings out favor...

Ameco and Lufthansa Technik sign memorandum of understanding for cooperation in business aircraft services

Ameco and Lufthansa Technik sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in business aircraft services​ Signing ceremony at Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) On April 17, 2018, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco) and Lufthansa T...

News Update from the London Heliport

The London Heliport, London’s only licensed heliport, handled 11,900 total movements (including exempted movements) in 2017, representing a 5% increase in activity, slightly less than 2016.  The trend toward medium to large twin-engined executive helicopter movements also continued i...

Piper Announces Jet-A Powered Seminole

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that they have selected the Continental Motors Group new CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the Piper PA-44 Seminole. The world's leading multi-engine training aircraft will also feature counter rotating engines, giving flight schoo...

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Jet Aviation to acquire Hawker Pacific

Jet Aviation and Hawker Pacific today announced that Jet Aviation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of integrated aviation solutions across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, for US$250 million. "The acquisition of Hawker Pacific represents a significant step in expanding our footprint, capability and customer offer across Asia Paci...

How seasonality affects the aircraft leasing market?

Fuelled by growing passenger numbers worldwide, commercial aviation industry is rapidly expanding, presupposing a drastic rise of global airline fleet in the years to come. Notwithstanding the potential, even this growth trend remains subject to inevitable year-on-year fluctuations in the market due to seasonality. Just like airlines constantly open  and close  new routes depending on se...

NAC has signed an agreement to lease five new E175 and E190 aircraft to JSC Belavia- Belarusian Airlines

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to announce that it has committed to lease five Embraer, three E195’s and two E175’s, to Belavia-Belarusian Airlines, the largest carrier in the Republic of Belarus. The placement of the five new aircraft are from NAC’s existing Embraer orde...

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Sign Order for Eight 737 MAX Airplanes

Order from leading airplane lessor reflects strong market demand for new and improved 737 jet  Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced they have finalized an order for eight more 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $936.8 million at list prices. Air Lease Corporation (A...

ACS Aviation growth plans get airborne following one million pound investment

ACS Aviation, Scotland's leading flying school and aircraft maintenance company has set a course to become one of the leading commercial flying schools in Europe following a one million pound investment in aircraft, airside facilities and online presence.  Founded in 2007 the company has...

Qatar Airways wants to buy a 25% stake in Moscow's Vnukovo airport

Qatar Airways has bought a 25 per cent stake in one of Moscow’s largest airports for an undisclosed sum as the company attempts to overcome the Gulf blockade of the emirate. This reported by Financial Times. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said on Monday that the airline e...

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

• Launch customer GE Capital Aviation Services takes delivery of first-in-service 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) • Next-Generation 737 converted freighter is here Boeing announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, bas...

Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Milestone paves the way for delivery of the newest version of the best-selling business jetliner Boeing celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world's most popular business jetliner. "We are excited to see the first BBJ MAX come to life and fly through the development milestones. In the past few weeks, th...

Gulfstream G500 demonstrates readiness and reliability with eight new city-pair records

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new G500 demonstrated both its maturity and reliability by establishing eight new city-pair speed records across continents. The G500 completed the flights as part of a customer-focused world tour. “We have the confidence to take the fully outfitted G5...

Primera Air takes delivery of its first A321neo

Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at an event in Hamburg, Germany attended by Andri Már Ingólfsson, CEO and President of Primera Travel Group and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice Pre...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X to Highlight ABACE 2018

First aircraft now flying with Chinese operator This year, Dassault Aviation will showcase the Falcon 8X -- the newest business jet in the ultra-long range class – at the 2018 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The exhibit, which opens on April 17 at the Shanghai H...

The A321LR “goes long” with record-breaking flight

This variant of Airbus’ A321, which will enter service in 2018, has the longest range of any single-aisle jetliner The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport once again recognized as best airport in post-Soviet space

For the second year in a row Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards, the most prestigious award for the airport industry. The solemn Skytrax award ceremony took place in Stockholm (Sweden). Azerbaijan's main airport again topped the list of the best airports among Russia and CIS countries' airports for the level of the provided servi...

Václav Havel Airport Prague's Summer Schedule Features Six New Destinations and 157 Direct Connections Worldwide

On Sunday, 25 March 2018, the summer schedule at Václav Havel Airport Prague comes into effect. This up-coming season, which will last until 27 October 2018, 67 carriers will offer regular transport services at the airport, with their aircraft headed to 157 destinations worldwide. Václav Havel Airport Prague will welcome three new carriers and Prague will be connected with a total of...

Airbus and Heathrow celebrate 10th anniversary of first A380 flight to London

More than 200 million passengers have enjoyed the A380 experience Airbus and Heathrow airport are celebrating the 10th anniversary of A380 operations at the airport. They began on March 18th 2008 with the arrival of the first A380, a Singapore Airlines flight SQ308 from Singapore Changi...

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport exceeded half a million in the first two months

During the first two months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 545,000 passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 16 percent. In January-February this year, national air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 222,000 passengers, while n...

Ryanair moves routes from Frankfurt-Hahn to Frankfurt am Main

Ryanair is expanding its base at Frankfurt am Main Airport and transferring four routes there from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. From March 25th onwards, the number of aircraft based at Frankfurt-Hahn will be reduced from five to four, said Ryanair on Thursday. During the summer schedule, forty routes...

Berlin BER operator confirms additional costs of 770 million Euros

The airport operator needs an additional 770 million Euros to complete the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). This has been admitted in the airport operator’s new business plan which has been available since Thursday. The extra money is needed to complete BER by the planned opening date in...

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FACC introduces Aftermarket Services as a new business area

The leading aerospace company FACC taps into new business areas. Particularly noteworthy are the aftermarket services and airline business. Together with Austrian Airlines, an important launch customer, FACC presents its latest product innovation, the “Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade”. This Interiors product as well as the new business segment Aftermarket Services were presented at thi...

Now you can predict delayed flights with this app

It‘s less than 10 minutes till your flight is scheduled to leave, yet the boarding has not even begun. Even though it‘s evident that the departure is going to be late, the flight information screen still insists thatyou’llbe taking off on-time. Sounds familiar? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, about 5,000 flights a day are delayedor cancelled, but now you can avoid the...

IATA Launches Certification Program for Animals Travelling by Air

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders acr...

SIGFOX AND LOUIS VUITTON PARTNER FOR INNOVATIVE LUGGAGE TRACKER

Sigfox, the leading IoT service provider, and Louis Vuitton, the most iconic luxury brand in the world, have announced the release of a luggage tracker that uses Sigfox technology. Exclusively available with the Louis Vuitton Horizon luggage range, it allows passengers to track their checked luggage...

Emirates makes history with one-off A380 touchdown in Beirut

Arrival of A380 confirms readiness of airport to accommodate A380 operations The Emirates A380 touched down in Beirut today for a historic one-off service to Rafic Al Hariri International Airport (BEY), contributing to an aviation milestone for Lebanon and its hub airport. The landing demonstrate...

Small Planet Airlines to become the largest carrier in the Baltic states in 2018

Leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has announced financial results for the year 2017, reporting a profit of €5.1 million and full recovery from a loss incurred in 2016. The company grew its yearly revenue to €323.1 million, a 45% increase from the year 2016, and transported 2.7 million...

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Bruno Even est nommé CEO d’Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was CEO of the Helicopter Engines business since 2015. He succeeds Guillaume Faury who will a...

TAG Aviation expands presence in Europe with appointment of new business development director for French region

TAG Aviation Europe has announced the appointment of Victoire Totah as business development director for the French region. In this new role, Ms Totah will be responsible for the development and growth of aircraft management and charter opportunities within France, Monaco and Benelux and the ongoing expansion of TAG Aviation's footprint throughout this key European region. Ms Totah joins...

Air Partner’s Predictions for Commercial Jet Market in 2018

By Clive Chalmers, Trading Director at Air Partner In the below comments, Clive Chalmers, Trading Director of the global aviation services group Air Partner, looks at some of the key drivers of 2017 and focuses on the ones he believes are likely to shape the Commercial Jet broking industry in 201...

Gediminas Ziemelis: Despite paying $164 M, Bombardier continues to risk human lives

On 10 of January Polish national carrier LOT flight LO 3924 crash-landed at Warsaw’s Chopin airport when Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 nose gear did not lock. It was the ninth similar happening with the same type of aircraft. In 2008, Canadian aircraft manufacturer managed to quench similar scandal b...

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Olivier Le Merrer executive vice-president, support and services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems. Olivier Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in E...

Gediminas Ziemelis: 2017 was interesting, but 2018 will blow our minds

The air transport industry in 2017 was definitely a ride to remember: travel bans, laptop bans, a handful of bankruptcies, all at the backdrop of unprecedented financial results for airlines. In this end-of-year post, I’d like to go back to several events that made history. This list does not...

Ameco and Lufthansa Technik sign memorandum of understanding for cooperation in business aircraft services

Ameco and Lufthansa Technik sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in business aircraft services​ Signing ceremony at Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) On April 17, 2018, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco) and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for in-depth cooperation of support f...

Deer Jet Repair Certificate and Protection Plans to Benefit Users

Deer Jet has accomplished FAA annual tests on continuous updated maintenance procedures and regulations, gaining the company a FAA repair station approval. The certificate makes of the company one of only 45 Part 145 repair stations registered in Mainland China authorized to perform maintenance on U.S.-registered aircraft (N-number). As the largest business aviation company in Asia, Deer Jet ha...

Fokker Techniek awarded first ever Airbus ACJ319neo VIP completion by K5-Aviation

On the first day of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, Fokker Techniek, a business of GKN Aerospace, has announced that it has signed a contract with long-term customer K5-Aviation for the first ever ACJ319neo VIP completion. The completion starts in May 2019 and is scheduled t...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s First Students Start Studies

The Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on April 16, 2018, began studyprocess for the first group of students of airline’s newly established Pilot Academyat airBalticTraining. The first group of 12 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time progr...

Bombardier’s Singapore Service Centre Completes its First Ka-band High-speed Internet Installation on In-service Global 6000 Aircraft

Bombardier was the first OEM to offer the revolutionary Ka-band system on its business aircraft, a breakthrough moment in business aviation Ka-band technology delivers the industry’s fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, consistent performance and seamless coverage worldwide* Bombardier...

Flying Colours flourishing in Asian region

Flying Colours Corp. the refurbishment, completions and MRO specialist will be marking another successful year of Asian operations at this year’s ABACE, Booth H1300. During the last twelve months the full-interiors service business, based in Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Servi...

Daher launches a new era of enhanced flight operations for TBM aircraft with the “Me & My TBM” smartphone app

TBM aircraft owners and operators were introduced to Daher’s revolutionary new smartphone application that significantly enhances operating efficiency, optimizes maintenance management and ensures they are operating their very fast turboprop aircraft to the highest safety standards. Unveiled during a keynote presentation at Germany’s AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation show, the c...

Deer Jet Inks Deal with Honeywell to Save Millions for Aircraft Management Customers

Deer Jet, the premier private jet company in Asia, has signed a three year contract with Honeywell (NYSE: HON) enrolling its managed fleet into the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) and Honeywell Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP). ​ According with the agreement, 12 of Deer Jet’s Gulfstream aircraft will be covered by the HAPP and another 9 aircraft by the MPP. In the past, the...

Cessna Skyhawk sees increased demand in China with orders for 52 aircraft

 Textron Aviation Inc. announced at ABACE 2018 (Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition) that it has received orders for 52 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft. All deliveries are expected to be completed within 2018.  “China's 13th Five-Year Plan brings out favor...

Piper Announces Jet-A Powered Seminole

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that they have selected the Continental Motors Group new CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the Piper PA-44 Seminole. The world's leading multi-engine training aircraft will also feature counter rotating engines, giving flight schoo...

Seventh Dubai HeliShow to kick off in November 2018

The seventh edition of Dubai HeliShow, the biennial international helicopter technology and operations exhibition dedicated to the helicopter industry, will be held from November 6 to 8, 2018, at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mo...

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) 2018 Makes Shanghai The World’s Business Aviation Centre This Week

The region’s largest business aviation event brings thousands of industry professionals to Shanghai from April 17 to 19 The seventh annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2018) will open on April 17 to 19 at the business aviation base at Shanghai's Hongqiao In...

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BAA and Luxaviation celebrate a growing international network on alliance anniversary

One year on since Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA) and Luxaviation pooled their expertise to form a strategic global alliance, the two world-leading business aviation companies have further extended their combined international network to deliver service excellence across the globe. The companies have a joint stand # H1122 at ABACE. The strategic partnership, announced in April 2017,...

Geneva Airpark top-notch results and projects

Top quality results: top-notch daily figures Geneva Airpark, the "5* residence for jets", is continuing to soar with a 20% increase in its DAILY annual turnover recorded in 2017. These figures show a growth in the number of aircraft accommodated (+13% vs 2016), the number of Daily reservations (+12% vs 2016) and the number of new customers acquired (+30% in 2017 vs 2016). These st...

Deer Jet launches Extra-value Plans for Charter and Aircraft Management at ABACE 2018

The premier business aviation company Deer Jet has launched four innovative plans for its on-demand charter and aircraft management services. The plans are aimed to allow a broader customer base to experience the advantages of private jet travel and to reward its most loyal clients. The new products...

Flexjet Launches Corporate Solutions to Complement Flight Department Needs

Corporate Solutions by Flexjet will assist flight departments by identifying opportunities to increase efficiency, rationalize fleets and control costs Flexjet’s tailored supplemental lift solutions can complement any corporate fleet and optimize flight department ROI Flexjet LLC, of...

Deer Jet Unveils Russia Itinerary for World Cup 2018

In the expectation of a surge for private jet charters to Russia during the FIFA World Cup 2018, Deer Jet has unveiled a travel itinerary which includes Russian cultural and historic highlights in addition to premier entrance to key matches. The nine-day tour will take off on 8thJuly, at the peak...

Air BP takes off at Muenster-Osnabrück International airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed its first fuelling at Muenster-Osnabrück International airport (FMO/EDGG), Germany. Air BP fuelled an Airbus A319 on April 5th marking the official start of operations. In addition to jet fuel, the co...