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Successful year of Falcon Aviation Highlighted at MEBAA 2018

New Dubai DWC facility shaping up to be Premier Business Jet MRO base Formal opening of DWC MRO hangar in Q1 2019 Formulates Turboprop Aircraft MRO at Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi  Falcon Aviation is excited to be returning to MEBAA 2018 this week (10th to 12th December) on Stand 593 at Dubai World Central, where it will be talking up a raft of new developments it has...

Lithuanian Air Force renews Dauphin HCare Infinite contract

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters following achievement of 97% average fleet availability over a three-year period. These helicopters entered service performing SAR...

ExecuJet looks forward to upturn in Middle East activity in 2019

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is exhibiting for the seventh time at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show, from 10-12 December 2018, at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (Chalet 598). Mike Berry, Exec. VP Aviation Services and VP Middle East,...

Jetex becomes The Exclusive Dealer In The Middle East Region For Hi-Tech New HondaJet

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offerin...

Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX  Boeing Business Jets today announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world wi...

The Embraer “Shark” E190-E2 Jet Completes World Tour

The Embraer E190-E2 jet with a shark livery completed its five-month global demonstration tour. With a kickoff at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK, in July of this year, the E190-E2 jet tour visited 39 countries, presenting the airplane to 120 airlines in 68 cities. The E190-E2 jet traveled more th...

Sukhoi Civil triples maintenance centre throughput at Zhukovsky

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC), producer of Russia’s Superjet 100 regional jets has, in the space of a year, tripled the capacity of its maintenance operations at its Zhukovsky Centre (Moscow region). Since the beginning of this year, the facility has completed C-checks, service bulletin...

Satcom Direct names Evgeniy Pashkov regional director EEMEA

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has appointed Evgeniy Pashkov as regional director for EEMEA. In his new role, Evgeniy will oversee SD’s sales and business development activities in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS, from his Dubai base....

Air BP showcases its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise at MEBAA 2018

Air BP returns to MEBAA as sponsor to showcase its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise in the region. A new, dedicated general aviation fuel terminal at Al Maktoum International airport (DWC) is set to open in 2019 with Air BP taking a lead role in its design.&nbs...

Lithuanian Air Force renews Dauphin HCare Infinite contract

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters following achievement of 97% average fleet availability over a three-year period. These helicopters entered service performing SAR...

Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X

Airplane can connect virtually any two cities in the world Boeing Business Jets also announces new order for its best-selling BBJ MAX  Boeing Business Jets today announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built.  “Our most exclusive custome...

The Embraer “Shark” E190-E2 Jet Completes World Tour

The Embraer E190-E2 jet with a shark livery completed its five-month global demonstration tour. With a kickoff at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK, in July of this year, the E190-E2 jet tour visited 39 countries, presenting the airplane to 120 airlines in 68 cities. The E190-E2 jet traveled more th...

Able Aerospace Services breaks ground on 50,000-S.F. Facility Expansion

Approximately 100 new jobs planned to be added to current team of 450 employees in Mesa, Arizona Able Aerospace Services joined with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarter...

Avolon firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Dublin, Ireland headquartered aircraft lessor Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The agreement is the single largest order for Airbus aircraft ever placed by Avolon. The agreement takes Avolon’s cumulative orders with Airbus to 284 aircraft (240 single-aisles and...

New C-27J Spartan baseline configuration performs first flight

The new C-27J Spartan baseline configuration — characterized by a brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights — completed its first flight yesterday at Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Turin plant. Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Leonardo&...

Air BP showcases its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise at MEBAA 2018

Air BP returns to MEBAA as sponsor to showcase its technical services capabilities and general aviation expertise in the region. A new, dedicated general aviation fuel terminal at Al Maktoum International airport (DWC) is set to open in 2019 with Air BP taking a lead role in its design.  Air BP continues to invest in the Middle East reinforcing its commitment to the region.  ...

BUSINESS AVIATION DESCENDING INTO DUBAI

MEBAA Show and MEBAA Conference Dubai  The opening of the eighth MEBAA Show at DWC, Airshow Site marks the culmination of two years of anticipation from the business aviation community. Featuring the MEBAA Conference Dubai, which takes place on days two and three of the show, the return of the biennial event will attract the key global players in business aviation to the UAE. Business a...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec. 10-12 in Dubai. These all-new aircraft will join the Gulf...

Inmarsat crowned ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for second consecutive year

Highly-prestigious accolade, announced at World Travel Awards 2018, voted by leading travel and tourism executives worldwide in recognition of ’gold standard’ solutions  Inmarsat has been named ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the se...

TAG Farnborough Airport News Update - MEBAA 2018

MEBAA Show 10-12 December 2018, Airshow Site, DWC, Dubai, Stand 481 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...

Airports World Company to Showcase at MEBAA 2018

Aviation services company highlights a singular solution for the industry Airports World Company (AWC) will be attending the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show as an exhibitor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this December. As a global aviation services company...

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Jetex becomes The Exclusive Dealer In The Middle East Region For Hi-Tech New HondaJet

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offering sales and support across the Gulf and Middle East region. “With Honda’s brand stren...

Executive protection option for Planet Nine Private Air clients

Planet Nine Private Air (P9PA), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator announced a newly ratified collaboration with T&M Protection Resources, LLC (‘T&M’) to provide personal protection for its international customers.  Planet Nine is offering the T&M solution on a non-exclusive basis as an added safety enhancement, in response to the increasingly u...

First Global Program for Wine in the Air by VistaJet

VistaJet announced the launch of The VistaJet Wine Program, the most expansive and engaging experience of wine, designed to enhance the exploration of the world of wine on its aircraft and at world destinations. VistaJet Founder and Chairman, Thomas Flohr is an avid collector and invest...

SACAA Industry Awards 2018 for ExecuJet Africa

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating winning the Aviation Customer Services and the People Development Awards at the 2018 South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Industry Awards. ExecuJet also came runner-up in the Aviation Support Services category. The awards recognise...

11 Med-Trans Bases Reaccredited By Leading Industry Commission

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited eleven Med-Trans air medical transport bases in the United States. "This recognition is a result of the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become the best at their positions of tremendous re...

Krimson gains one of first new Ethiopian CAA aviation licenses

Krimson, the Ethiopia-based aviation services company has attained one of the first new business aviation licenses being issued by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA).  The new permits have been created to establish a transparent regulatory framework to support fair processing of flig...

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019. During the first stage, the center will be carrying out maintenanc...

Airbus ready to roll-out Pilot Cadet Training co-developed with ENAC

Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University, ENAC, have obtained EASA certification for a co-developed ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme that will be used by a worldwide network of partner flight schools, starting with the first customer Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) in Mexico city early 2019. Pilot Cadets worldwide will now be able to benefit from a complete and fully integrated...

FL Technics opens a new warehouse in Asia

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair & overhaul services, has announced further expansion to Asia region by opening a new warehouse in Singapore. The operations started at the beginning of November 2018. "The decision to add a warehouse location in As...

ExecuJet becomes Approved Maintenance Organisation for Bermuda and Aruba in China

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China.  ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art b...

Ryanair Launches New Pilot Training Programme With Sky4U ATO

Ryanair announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe. T...

Celebration of the grand opening of new wide-body hangar in Basel by Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation celebrated the grand opening of its new wide-body hangar in Basel with approximately 100 guests and dignitaries. The new state-of-the-art 8,700 square-meter hangar provides increased capacity for wide- and narrow-body maintenance, completion and refurbishment projects across t...

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New Direct Business-Class flight between NEW YORK and NICE by LA COMPAGNIE

Boutique airline expands service with seasonal flights between New York and Nice beginning May 2019 Four years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with unbeatable fares between New York and Paris, La Compagnie has announced the launch of a new seasonal route between New York and Nice with the first direct flight scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tra...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand...

First Embraer E190-E2 For Air Astana Arrives In Kazakhstan

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled...

Infare launches next-generation Pricing Intelligence Tool

Infare, the global market leader in pricing intelligence, is today launching Pharos, the next-generation business intelligence tool for airlines. Pharos delivers total market insight of competitive airfares, from real-time snapshots to classic demand curve analysis. The cloud-based intellige...

airBaltic Receives 14th Airbus A220-300, Completes Deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft on its fleet. Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000...

Airlines go high tech: personal layouts of air travel in Asia

Almost every sector of global commerce is acquiring a more personalized focus and aviation industry is no exception. Gaining data about existing customer preferences to offer more tailor-made options is one of the top items on commercial aviation agenda now. Here, Asian aviation market is actively e...

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Safran shareholders meeting approves the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran with 99.88% voting in favor

Safran's (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders' vote were approved. Following presentations by Safran of the merger plan and notably the reports of the merger appraisers concluding that the exchange ratio is fair, the shareholde...

CDB Aviation and Evelop Airlines Sign Lease Agreement for One A330-300 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced that the company entered into a lease agreement with Palma de Mallorca-based Evelop Airlines (“Evelop”), covering one Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  “We are pleased to welcome our new customer, Evelop Airlines, to CDB Aviation’s rapidly expanding European customer base,” said CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. &ldqu...

BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to creating the travel of tomorrow

BigBlank plans to launch its first startup by Q1 2019, thanks to unprecedented expertise and resources Created in June 2018, BigBlank, the startup studio dedicated to tomorrow’s travel and travellers, unveils its business operations. With a core team of 12 people - travel experts and entrep...

ExecuJet celebrates strong Q4 in Europe with extended fleet

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating a strong conclusion to 2018 with the signing of four new aircraft in Europe.  The business aviation operator has engaged the management of a Bombardier Challenger 605 and an Embraer Phenom 300, both available for full charter servic...

Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

Airspace Technologies, the company that is digitizing air cargo and time-critical logistics, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding to expand globally and accelerate its next-generation delivery network and enterprise software platform. The round was led by ...

CDB Aviation Takes Delivery of Its 100th A320 Family Aircraft from Airbus

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the company took delivery of its 100th Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The A320neo aircraft, which will be operated by India’s low-cost carrier Go Ai...

DIOR and Qatar Duty Free Launch World Exclusive DIOR LES PARFUMS Podium at Hamad International Airport

Inspired by the love of perfume, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and Parfums Christian Dior have launched a Dior Les Parfums Podium at Hamad International Airport (HIA), designed as a tribute to fragrance creation. The podium invites customers to enjoy an immersive and multisensorial experience, introducing them to Dior places of inspiration, creation & expertise. The launch of the podium was commemo...

First non-stop air service between New Zealand and Chicago takes flight

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight NZ26 between Auckland and Chicago departed around 5pm 30.11.18. and is scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport around 1.00pm local time. With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the flight is Air New Zealand’s longest, taking over from Auckland-Houston which ha...

LOT Won the Contest of the Business Flight from Vilnius to London

From the spring of the next year, LOT Polish Airlines will be flying passengers from Vilnius to one of the world's largest financial centres in London City, after winning the international public contest of Lithuanian Airports. The purpose of this unique contest was to remove the geographical ba...

JetWash takes up residence at London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is announcing specialist aircraft cleaning company, JetWash, is opening an office in the airport’s new Terminal Hangar 2. JetWash, which offers a wide range of valet services for every type of executive jet, will be one of the first tenants to take up residence in the han...

IT investment in China's airports and airlines rises with cybersecurity the number one priority

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airlin...

New initiative of Lithuanian Airports opens additional opportunities for national business and tourism

Generating changes through joint efforts. This is what the new initiative introduced by Lithuanian Airports targets at. Blitz sessions is the name given to the project for attracting new airlines and routes when joint efforts of government institutions, municipality organisations, entrepreneurs asso...

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Metrojet appoints Captain Denzil White as Managing Director, aircraft Management and Charter

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Denzil White, as Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, with effect from 1 January 2019. Denzil will assume responsibility for the management and business development of Metrojet’s Aircraft Management, Charter and Flight Operations. “I am very excited about joining Gary Dolski and th...

Lilium makes a series of key hires from Airbus 
 and Audi

Lilium, the disruptive aviation startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service, has announced today a series of key appointments. Mirko Reuter, formerly Head of Automated Driving at Audi AG, is joining the team as Head of Autonomous Flight at Lilium. Jakob Waeschenbach, formerly Head Of Equipment Installation at Airbus, is joining the team as Head of Aircraft...

Avionica Names Anthony Rios Chief Operating Officer

 Avionica announced that vice president of sales Anthony Rios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rios is charged with driving strategic prioritization and accountability for Avionica, with a focus on operational excellence.  "Tony is a seasoned and trusted...

80 years since female crew honored for record nonstop cross-country mission

Eighty years ago, on November 2, 1938 the Soviet Union’s Central Executive Committee (abbreviated as TsIK in Russian - the country’s supreme legislative and governing body at that time) for the first time awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union to three women nominees. The coun...

Graham Williamson Leaves TAG Aviation to Embark Upon New Quest

Graham Williamson, President of the Aircraft Management and Charter Division for TAG Aviation Europe, has made the decision to leave his position, effective end of October. Mr Williamson has played a pivotal role in the development and success of TAG Aviation since he joined the organisation back...

Airbus Board of Directors Selects Guillaume Faury Future Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) o...