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GE’s Catalyst as hybrid propulsion solution for TriFan 600

Just think about it - customers have already placed 80 orders to date for the TriFan 600 under XTI’s presale program! An important announcement concerning the engine for TriFan 600 hybrid-electric propulsion system! XTI has made the choice - GE’s CatalystTM engine! GE Aviation and XTI will work together to define a series hybrid architecture that will meet the TriFan perfo...

100 Cessna Skyhawk for ATP Flight School

Direct news from EAA AirVenture 2019 - an agreement between Textron Aviation and ATP Flight School, for orders and options for up to 100 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft through 2023. The new aircraft will be supplementing and replacing aircraft in ATP’s current fleet of over 375 aircraft and adds to the 20 Skyhawks ATP has already taken delivery of over the last year. “F...

Five SH09 helicopters for Metro Aviation

Congratulations! The intent of Metro Aviation to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification is formally recorder. The MOA is signed with Kopter. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine p...

Is biomimicry important for future aircraft design?

To discuss the latest conceptual airliner of Airbus we would need first go back in history, some centuries back... The desire of human been to fly, first steps and first disapointments... A man still watching birds flying searching for answers how to fly like they do... All that time, in fact,  ...

GKN Fokker to support PAL-V flying car

PAL-V got support and advises from GKN Fokker, to make the future of mobolity a reality. An MOU was signed during las edition of PAS. GKN Fokker will advise and assist PAL-Vin design, certification, engineering, and manufacturing of its products. This will further accelerate the certification and...

Second super versatile PC-24 joins ExecuJet Africa fleet

One more Pilatus PC-24 is available in Africa, as it has joined ExecuJet managed fleet. The company was the first to use PC-24 for charter missions in Africa since the last year. Both PC-24s will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, an ideal locat...

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.   "We design high-performing, reliable engines because our customers expect to be...

New Training Center for MTU Series 1600 PowerPacks inaugurated In UK

A new Training Center for MTU rail drive systems was innugurated by Rolls-Royce. It allows to expand the global Center of Excellence for Series 1600 PowerPacks at its site in East Grinstead, Great Britain. In the Training Center, Rolls-Royce experts instruct technicians of end us...

50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58

On June 23, 1969, pilots first flew the Baron 58 prototype, paving the way into the next five decades of innovative evolution. Since the Baron 58’s first delivery in 1970, more than 3,100 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. Textron Aviation this year is marking the 50th anniversa...

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.   "We design high-performing, reliable engines because our customers expect to be able to fly their aircraft whenever and wherever the mission demands," said Nicholas Kane...

New Training Center for MTU Series 1600 PowerPacks inaugurated In UK

A new Training Center for MTU rail drive systems was innugurated by Rolls-Royce. It allows to expand the global Center of Excellence for Series 1600 PowerPacks at its site in East Grinstead, Great Britain. In the Training Center, Rolls-Royce experts instruct technicians of end users, dealers and distributors as well as internal service technicians in the handling and maintenanc...

Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan chooses ALSIM ALX

The Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan, a valued long-term Alsim customer who has already been operating an ALSIM AL200MCC for several years, recently decided to purchase an ALSIM ALX simulator. The ALSIM ALX FSTD provides up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine...

Etihad Engineering welcomes future scientists

Etihad Engineering welcomed a group of 15 students from the UAE’s Future Scientists initiative for a comprehensive tour of its 500,000 sqm state-of-the-art engineering facilities, located in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading Maintenance, Repair and...

New milestone for Emirates Flight Training Academy - Flying solo

The big day had finally arrived, and Mohamed Al Dosari spent the morning in eager anticipation of the moment he would make history. As soon as he strapped himself into the Cirrus, his trained mind took over. He finished the pre-flight checks, taxied, accelerated and took off into the clear blue skie...

A Joint International Training by Gazpromneft-Aero and IATA

The only international training seminar of its kind in Eastern Europe dedicated to the jet fuel supply to airports will be held by Gazpromneft-Aero in cooperation with IATA Fuel Quality Pool. The event will be held on July 22-26, 2019 at Gazpromneft-Aero’s refueling station...

50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58

On June 23, 1969, pilots first flew the Baron 58 prototype, paving the way into the next five decades of innovative evolution. Since the Baron 58’s first delivery in 1970, more than 3,100 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. Textron Aviation this year is marking the 50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58 high-performance piston twin, a model that has pla...

Unique Capabilities of the PC-12 NG and PC-24 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

“We love Oshkosh. Not only is it the best venue in the world to highlight the unique aircraft that Pilatus build, but it gives us a great opportunity to meet with customers, prospects and enthusiasts from around the globe. And, it’s just a lot of fun to be here, and remind ourselves why we enjoy working in this great industry.” stated Tom Aniello, Vice President of Marketing...

EAA launches New SkillScore Tracker - immediate feedback on piloting skills

The Experimental Aircraft Association, in cooperation with CloudAhoy, a leader in bringing technology to post-flight debriefing, is releasing at no charge to EAA members the first proficiency tracker for flying skills. The EAA SkillScore Tracker is the first resource that allows pilots to measure...

Premier Summit Returns to London- 5th Aerotropolis World Summit

Premier Summit Returns to London UK for Airport City Developers, Airport Operators, Urban Planning Authorities and Real Estate Groups! Equip Global’s 5th Aerotropolis World Summit returns to London, UK on 20 – 23 August 2019. This 4-day sum...

Speed meets adventure at Daher’s EAA AirVenture exhibit

Can't wait for the EAA AirVenture? Let us give you more details from Daher! Get ready to aviation adventure with family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft! Together with the Kodiak 100 – which will join the company’s product line through Daher’s upcoming acquisiti...

World Circumnavigation Speed Record has been Beaten

Today, at 12:12:23 UTC the history was made - beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles!  Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew on board of Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft with record time of...

Second super versatile PC-24 joins ExecuJet Africa fleet

One more Pilatus PC-24 is available in Africa, as it has joined ExecuJet managed fleet. The company was the first to use PC-24 for charter missions in Africa since the last year. Both PC-24s will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, an ideal location for the popular safari missions the aircraft is suited to. Gavin Kiggen, Vice President Afric...

KlasJet fleet addition with Boeing 737VIP

KlasJet added two more exclusively designed Boeing 737VIP’s aircraft to its fleet, strengthening its positions and becoming one of the most capable private charter operators in Europe. Now the fleet of KlasJet will consist of 7 aircraft, designed to meet demands of various business customers: from small VIP delegations to whole sports teams with tailored services. “We...

Newcomer on business jet and helicopter market - DOMINVS AVIATION

London based aviation services company Dominvs Aviation officially launched on the 1st June, providing business aviation asset management solutions, charter and aircraft trading. The company operates as part of the well-established Dominvs Group, a hotels, real estate and privateequity business...

300th Jet ConneX System installed for Customer Satisfaction

300th aircraft with Jet ConneX... it is a milestone, an achievement, a reason to celebrate and to talk more about that revolutionary inflight broadband service. According to Inmarsat, owner of the satellite network that operates the Ka-band internet service, Gulfstream has delivered mor...

Vineyards in Luxembourg are safe with drone pilot project

I guess a lot of you have heard about helicopters coming to help to protect vineyards against cold. As we live in a very interesting time of drone development, here it comes a new solution - drones applied in viticulture. Two partners came together for a drone pilot project for vineya...

Fasten your seatbelt - avisched takes off

Are you interested in a flight operations software that covers all operational and commercial tasks? To help you with the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft as well asstaff and crew management, even charter sales. Then a quite logical move would be to use avisched’s staff, wwhich...

Wizz Air to connect London to Moscow and St Petersburg

Two news Wizz Air UK services from its London Luton base announced -  to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg  Flights on the Moscow route will launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily. The St Petersburg route, on which Wizz Air UK will be the sole British operating carrier, will also launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily....

Azerbaijan's international airports served 2.4 million passengers in the first six months of 2019

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 2.4 million people in the first half of 2019. Of these, 2 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 73,000 passengers more than the same figure last year. The second busiest airport was Nakhchivan - 284 thousand passengers, the third - the airport of Ganja with a passenger flow of 70 thousand people fo...

Congratulation - Five Years of Norwegian Low-cost Long-haul Service to London Gatwick

Time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Norwegian long-haul routes from the United States to London Gatwick, a nonstop service with unbeatable low fares, featuring new planes! London is the crown jewel in Norwegian’s U.S. network with nearly 1 million passengers carried each ye...

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner services to Shanghai

Etihad Airways has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular “Abu Dhabi Night" reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco history of the city&rsq...

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 daily service to Seoul

Congratulations Etihad Airways, on the deployment of its first Airbus A380 ‘Super Jumbo’ on its scheduled daily services to Seoul, South Korea.  The occasion was marked in style with a spectacular &ls...

London City Airport master plan, a vision for the airport to 2035

London City Airport has published a draft master plan, detailing how it could respond to continued demand for business and leisure air travel, in a sustainable and responsible way, over the next 15 years.    It follows a 42% increase in passengers at London’s most central airport o...

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Austrian Airlines fleet development takes shape - Six Additional Airbus A320

Austrian Airlines will get six additional Airbus A320 starting by August 2019. Jets will gradually replace turboprops. The fleet development announced in January 2019 is taking shape now: Austrian Airlines has now secured six additional A320 aircraft. The first of these jets is scheduled for delivery in August. Within the next few days, it will already receive the red-white-red Austria...

Cathay Pacific acquired Hong Kong Express Airways

Cathay Pacific acquired of Hong Kong Express Airways, which is now its wholly owned subsidiary. However, HK Express will remain a stand-alone low-cost carrier to serve a niche value market segment Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer and HK Express Chairman Rupert Hogg said: “We are very excited to welcome HK Express into the group. We strongly believe that the acquisitio...

Thousands of airline passengers now have access to EAN inflight broadband

The European Aviation Network (EAN), the fastest inflight broadband service in Europe, is now being offered by airlines to more than 30,000 passengers across the continent each day, allowing them to seamlessly browse the internet, stream videos, check social media, enjoy real-time interactive gaming...

Lufthansa expands A380 fleet in Munich

Starting in Summer 2020, Lufthansa will be taking off from Munich with two additional Airbus A380 aircraft. This will increase the Munich A380 fleet to a total of seven aircraft, with the remaining seven stationed in Frankfurt. Soon, Lufthansa passengers can experience the world’s largest comm...

New African Airline For Seabury Alkym Solution

Seabury Solutions announced the addition of a new airline customer in Africa, Precision Air, for its market-leading solution to enhance the maintenance management of the carrier’s expanding fleet. The Tanzania-based airline, operating scheduled flights out of its main hub in Dar es Sal...

Summer on-board lending library are open for families

What are your kids doing on the flight? Do you prefer them reading a book or play a tablet or smartphone? According to a new study into family reading habits released, over half of British children (59%) would choose being read a story by their parents over an extra 30 minutes screen time ....

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Welcome TAG Aviation New Director of Flight Operations

Please, a warm welcome - Mr Pete Beilby just appointed as TAG Aviation Director of Flight Operations for the UK and Malta! Congratulations! Mr Beilby first reaction:  “I am thrilled to have beenappointed to the position of Director of Flight Operations for TAG (UK) Ltd and Malta and most of all I am excited to be moving into such a dynamic sector of aviation....

Florent Series – I was meant to find my role in business aviation

One more extremely interesting meeting during EBACE 2019 – Florent Series, Vice president Sales & Marketing, Aircraft management & Charter of TAG Aviation Europe. The company I have the honor to know very good and consider as friends in the industry. Q. Florent, how you found yourself in business aviation? A. It was a complete game of destiny. I was quite successful as l...

Working on the right balance – Ringo Fan, APERTUS Aviation

I am still curious to discover new people, new companies. Still curious to find out the story, the way to the industry, the destiny if you want. Meeting with APERTUS Aviation was special for me, as I was ready to discover different mentality, different approach and way of seeing things. Ringo...

Where a school project can bring you – a Take Off Ready experience

We are still asking industry people regarding their way to aviation Business. This time we had an opportunity to talk during EBACE with Per Marthinsson, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Avinode.  His way to aviation business was rather logical one. University project with friends...

Keynote speakers at EBACE2019 -Aerospace Innovators and Policymakers

Each event is paying special attention to the choice of keynote speakers, as they are personalities, capable to inspire, to lead the industry. So, just some days before EBACE official start in Geneva, let's discover who we will have the opportunity to meet as Keynote Speakers!  Voloco...

New partnership - Alsim and F1 pilot of the Sky Mélanie Astles

Great announcement from Alsim - new partnership - with the first female Red Bull Air Race winner and French aerobatics champion Mélanie Astles. Mélanie knows her way around those pylons very well. However, together with Melanie, we at Alsim believe we can help in her tra...

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Dassault Aviation acquired business aviation activities of RUAG in Geneva and Lugano

Business aviation professionals are quite ready for big announcements during TOP important industry events. At the moment we've been true the wave of important news during EBACE, but NBAA convention is still some month ahead. However, here one more very important announcement - Dassault Aviation and RUAG announced the acquisition by Dassault Aviation of the maintenance and FBO activi...

A landmark Nordic Aviation Capital order for 100+ ATR -600s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and ATR have signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35. The total value of the agreement amounts to over 2 billion dollars. Deliveries of the initial 35 aircraft will begin in 2020 and run up to 2025. This new deal cements a very successful and longstanding collaboration between NAC and AT...

Rostec to finance civil aviation projects with over $600 million

Novikombank, part of Russia’s State Corporation Rostec, concluded a number of agreements during the XXIII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019) to finance the holdings of the Corporation's aviation cluster, namely United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Russian Hel...

A high-tech composite facility in Croatia by FACC

An important step in globalization of FACC, an investment of 30 million euros and as the result - a new production facility in Croatia.  Production in Croatia to begin in 2021! The plans for the set-up of the new facility were announced today in the presence of Andrej Plenkovic, Pr...

An exceptionally successful 2018 of Pilatus Aircraft

Every business has to check up financial results in order to see how all strategic thinking is working for the best of company's profit.  This time, is the resume of year 2018 from Pilatus Aircraft. As the company says, 2018 was an exceptionally successful, but also a challenging on...

ASX launching SeedInvest capital raise campaign for full-scale eVTOL development, testing, and certification

Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), an aviation technology start-up, is re-imagining personal air transportation with the mission to offer urban commuters a cleaner, faster and affordable transportation alternative in support of Uber Technologies Urban Air Mobility program, UberAi...

Is biomimicry important for future aircraft design?

To discuss the latest conceptual airliner of Airbus we would need first go back in history, some centuries back... The desire of human been to fly, first steps and first disapointments... A man still watching birds flying searching for answers how to fly like they do... All that time, in fact,  it was biomimicry ... During Royal International Air Tattoo air show,  Airbus has unve...

GKN Fokker to support PAL-V flying car

PAL-V got support and advises from GKN Fokker, to make the future of mobolity a reality. An MOU was signed during las edition of PAS. GKN Fokker will advise and assist PAL-Vin design, certification, engineering, and manufacturing of its products. This will further accelerate the certification and production start of the PAL-V Liberty, the world’s first commercial flying car. GKN Aerospace...

First ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

A new customer in the Philippines ordered ACH160, becoming the launching customer for this model inthe Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.  Equipped with Blue Edge blades and a new canted Fenestron...

First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

Indonesian carrier Lion Air took the delivery of its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet. The A330neo will be used by Lion...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an agreement to lease 10 additional 787-10 jets from Air Lease Corporation, the carrier...

Happy centenary to GKN Fokker!

On 21 July, GKN Fokker marks its centenary. Exactly 100 years ago, aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker registered the ‘’Nederlandsche Vliegtuigenfabriek’’ which led to the formation of the world famous Fokker business. A Dutch industry-wide celebration event took place on 14 M...