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Greenpoint Technologies Contracts Sixth 787 VIP Modification

Greenpoint Technologies signs a contract for a Boeing 787-8 V-VIP Interior Modification with a confidential customer. The interior will be designed by the Greenpoint Design Team in partnership with the client. Greenpoint is an industry leading 787 completion center. Greenpoint delivered the first 787-8 V-VIP interior completion in 2016, named by one of the world’s leading operators, Deer...

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Incorporates New Companies for Engine Leasing

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its associated company, Total Engine Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (TEAM), has set up two new special-purpose vehicles, namely Total Engine Asset Management Ireland 01 Limited (TEAM Ireland 01), in Ireland, and TEAM UK 01 Limited (TEAM UK 01), in the United Kingdom. TEAM Ireland 01 and TEAM UK 01, with share capital of US$...

SKYCOP urges UK’s CAA to act: British Airways owe up to €45 million to passengers

Following an “IT failure” that struck the British Airways’ network on the 27th of May, an estimated 75,000 were left stranded at airports across Europe – vacations ruined, business meetings cancelled, tons of nerve cells killed. With seemingly deliberate silence from the...

Airbus delivers its 100th A350 XWB

When China Airlines received its seventh A350 XWB today, the carrier took possession of the 100th jetliner delivered from this newest family in Airbus’ industry-leading widebody product line. The milestone aircraft is an A350-900 version, joining China Airlines’ growing A350 XWB fleet...

EAA/Daher 2017 international scholarship recipients attend AirVenture Oshkosh

The two EAA/Daher International Scholarship recipients for 2017 are attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week, as the trans-Atlantic internship program marks its 11th year of providing hands-on knowledge of the aviation industry.   Participating at the aviation fly-in event as the final phas...

Re-delivery of Boeing B777-200LR after VVIP Completion and 6 returns to service after extensive Maintenance input

A wide body A340-200 is successfully returned to service after an extensive Maintenance input at AMAC Aerospace, Basel, Switzerland. A head of state Airbus A340-200 VVIP aircraft was redelivered to AMAC’s esteemed client after a 12-year base maintenance inspection. The base maintenance chec...

Boeing Global Services Forecasts 1.2 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2036

Boeing released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand fo...

EAN Aviation becomes first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered company

EAN Aviation, the Lagos-based business aviation services company, has become the first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered Fixed Based Operator, and only the second organization to earn the status in all of Africa. The IS-BAH Stage 1 certificate was awarded by IBAC on March 31, 2017. The cert...

Boeing and Dassault Systèmes Announce Extended Partnership

Boeing Extends Use of Dassault Systèmes to Include 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Manufacturing Operations Management and Product Lifecycle Management  Dassault Systèmes and Boeing have extended their partnership. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Syst&egr...

Bombardier Business Aircraft Expands its Challenger 300 Aircraft Training Capabilities in Dallas

Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft are the best-selling business jets of the last decade More than 5,300 pilots and technicians have received training from Bombardier’s Montreal and Dallas training centres in 2016 – a total of 34,400 hours of flight and technical training Additional Challenger 300 aircraft simulator now available at Bombardier&rsq...

Golden age of pilots – six-figure salary and global opportunities

Airlines across the globe have gotten themselves in real age crisis. On one hand, the industry needs new pilots (close to 600 every week to be exact), on the other – current captains and PiCs are going gray. British Airways alone are expecting to have over 250 retirements in the next 4 years and US carriers will lose over 15 000 65+ professionals in 5 years. A real pickle for airlines which...

Spanish flight school One Air announces its ALX FNPT II upgrade

Alsim is happy to announce ALX FNPT II upgrade for One Air flight school (ATO-190) located in Malaga, Spain. The upgrade to FNPT II Medium Jet based on the A320 will allow the school to provide the best MCC and JOC training courses in Malaga. Agustín Cabanillas, One Air Head of...

BAA Training signs agreement with Pan Am International Flight Training Centre

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Pan Am International Flight Training Centre (Thailand) for Airbus A320 FFSs utilization in Thailand. „The role of a training centre is significant when pilots’ demand g...

BACA to deliver a full day of Broker Training at ACE 17

BACA - The Air Charter Association has announced a full day of broker training to coincide with this year’s Air Charter Expo (ACE 17). The one day exhibition takes place at Biggin Hill on September 12th, the complete day of broker training is aimed at all levels of brokers; senior management t...

Qatar Aeronautical College selects Diamond Aircraft for Pilot Training

On the 6th of July 2017 Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC), in the presence of Qatar’s HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti and the CEO of QAC Sheik Jabor bin Hamad Al-Thani, signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI) for the purchase of 14...

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Greenpoint Technologies Contracts Sixth 787 VIP Modification

Greenpoint Technologies signs a contract for a Boeing 787-8 V-VIP Interior Modification with a confidential customer. The interior will be designed by the Greenpoint Design Team in partnership with the client. Greenpoint is an industry leading 787 completion center. Greenpoint delivered the first 787-8 V-VIP interior completion in 2016, named by one of the world’s leading operators, Deer...

EAN Aviation becomes first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered company

EAN Aviation, the Lagos-based business aviation services company, has become the first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered Fixed Based Operator, and only the second organization to earn the status in all of Africa. The IS-BAH Stage 1 certificate was awarded by IBAC on March 31, 2017. The certification is the culmination of a nearly three-year process which began in 2014 when EAN embarked on...

Zenith Aviation almost doubles hours flown in half year performance report

Biggin Hill based corporate jet operator, Zenith Aviation has reported a staggering year on year increase in the number of hours flown in both Q1 and Q2 of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year. Managing director of Zenith Aviation, Stuart Mulholland commented: “We saw a 37% incre...

Business aviation industry gears up for MEBAA Show Morocco

The second edition of the MEBAA Show Morocco, taking place at its new location in Marrakech Menara Airport from 12-13 September, is solidifying its reputation as the place to be for business aviation in the region, with more high profile exhibitors committing to the event. Industry leader Bell He...

Web Manuals announces double-digit growth in six months

Web Manuals Sweden AB, developer of digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, has announced that it has grown its customer base by over 30% in the past six months as the company signs its 100th customer.  Martin Lidgard, founder and CEO of Web Manuals, says: “We&rs...

KlasJet adds Boeing 737 business jet to its fleet

European business aviation company KlasJet has supplemented its fleet with the first narrow-body business aircraft – Boeing 737. Newly modified and furnished to meet the demands of sports teams, large business traveler groups and government officials, the new business jet has been already deli...

Boeing Global Services Forecasts 1.2 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2036

Boeing released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet. Boeing forecasts that betwe...

Boeing and Dassault Systèmes Announce Extended Partnership

Boeing Extends Use of Dassault Systèmes to Include 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Manufacturing Operations Management and Product Lifecycle Management  Dassault Systèmes and Boeing have extended their partnership. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defense programs to include the Da...

Daher TBM 910 makes its U.S. public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Daher is showcasing the latest member of its very fast turboprop aircraft family for the first time publicly in the U.S. with the TBM 910’s appearance during this week’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport, Wisconsin through July 30. Equipped with the new Garmin...

Kaman Announces Customer Acceptance of Two K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Corporation, subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) announced that its launch customer Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong has formally accepted the first two production K-MAX® aircraft built on Kaman’s re-opened production line. The aircraft are s...

IAG re-affirms confidence in A330-200 with three more for LEVEL

Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. LEVEL began operating in June 2017 with flights from Ba...

First flight of Il-112V rescheduled for 2018

The first flight of the new Il-112V military transport aircraft has been rescheduled for 2018, whereas its serial production will start in 2019, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar said on Wednesday. "Serial production hasn’t been rescheduled. Besides, we are laun...

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Ryanair Q1 Profits Rise 55% To € 397m Due To Strong Easter But No Change To FY Guidance

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, reported a 55% rise in Q1 profit to €397m. This result is distorted by the timing of Easter in Q1 with no holiday period in the prior year comparative. Traffic grew 12% to 35m as Ryanair’s lower fares and “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme delivered a record 96% load factor. Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said:&nb...

AviaAM Leasing sells 4th Airbus A321 with lease attached

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, have sold 4th Airbus A321 aircraft from its fleet with lease attached. The ownership of the aircraft was transferred to the new lessor together with operating lease contract with Small Planet Airlines Poland. On the 20th of July, AviaAM Leasing sold one Airbus A321-211 aircraft (MSN 2342) with lease attached. This was the...

Etihad Airways sells first airline stake since launching review

Etihad Airways has sold its minority stake in European regional carrier Darwin Airline, the first divestment since launching a strategic review last year and just weeks after chief executive James Hogan left the Abu Dhabi carrier. Etihad, which held a 33.33 percent stake in Darwin Airline, and ot...

Global expansion through business acquisition in aviation: the better way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasi...

Equiom reaches new yachting and aviation milestone

Equiom has reached a new milestone of USD4 billion in assets under administration for its yachting and aviation portfolio. As one of the largest yachting and aviation departments in the corporate service sector globally, Equiom has a 30-strong yachting and aviat...

Norwegian reports a pre-tax result of 861 million NOK (£80.5m) and a high load factor

Norwegian (NAS) reported its second quarter results for 2017. The pre-tax result (EBT) was 861 million NOK (£80.5 million). This is slightly down from last year’s result, mainly due to higher oil prices and the air passenger tax implemented by the government in Norway last year. The over...

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Qatar Airways Achieves 100 Percent Compliance In 2017 IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

Qatar Airways has achieved 100 per cent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines. As an industry leader in aviation safety, the airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It was the first airline to complete the IOSA audit with 100 per cent compliance in 2003, and has s...

Wizz Air Opens 28th Base In Varna

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today celebrates the major milestone of opening its 28 base in Varna, Bulgaria. The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Varna Airport, starting six additional low-fare routes from its second Bulgarian base to Dortmund and Munich Memmingen in Germany, Eindhoven in The Neth...

airBaltic’s Sixth CS300 Sets a New World Record

Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. Martin Gauss, the Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “I am happy to a...

Buta Airways air tickets to Istanbul and St. Petersburg are now available

Air tickets for the period of winter flight schedule (from October 29 to March 29) are now available on the official website of low-cost airline Buta Airways. In the winter schedule, one can book air tickets for flights from Baku to Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen Airport) and St. Petersburg, as well as fro...

easyJet Europe now operational after award of Austrian AOC and licence

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 easyJet can confirm that i...

PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by t...

In June Heydar Aliyev International Airport achieved highest growth rate in passenger traffic

In January-June 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.69 million passengers, which is 31 percent more than the same period of last year. Only in June 322,000 passengers were served, it is the highest figure for the first time since 2014 on the total number of passengers and since 2012 - on growth indicator. During the first half of this year Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 960,0...

5 amazing airports to be in when your flight gets disrupted

It is certainly no join to hear that your flight just got delayed or cancelled. In EU only, every tenth traveller has experienced flight disruptions that amount to €3 billion debt that airlines owe to the passengers. However, according to SKYCOP, the day might be just a tad brighter if you were left stranded at one of the 5 most impressive airports across the globe. On a list summoned by...

Lufthansa and Fraport sign agreement on cost savings and further growth

Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have signed a first agreement on short-term cost savings. The partners are thus creating the right conditions for the further growth of Lufthansa at Frankfurt Airport. The agreement will also provide the basis for further discussions regarding a medium and long-t...

Hangar construction work underway at London Biggin Hill Airport

Steel construction company REIDsteel has won a new contract to build a 2.2million pound hangar under ambitious expansion plans at London Biggin Hill Airport. The Dorset-based firm will build the 60,000 sq ft structure to provide parking for up to 11 executive business jets together with 10,00...

Cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix delivered to Baku

Delivery of cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  to Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku started. More than 600 tons of cargo, including racing cars and equipment needed for their maintenance and organization of the competition, arrived by six flights from Montreal...

London Biggin Hill extended opening hours welcomed by business aviation community

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is reporting a significant increase in movements at the airport following the introduction of extended opening hours on May 1. The latest 'Business Aviation INSIGHT' report from WingX Advance show...

Daher brings a piece of history at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Daher Reliving an important moment in aviation history: Daher brings the Morane-Saulnier Type L to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh  A flightworthy replica of the World War I-era Morane-Saulnier Type L “Parasol” aeroplane – an ancestor to Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft – will be showcased for the first time during this month’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-...

Vision Systems' electronically dimmable window at PGG stand

Following PPG and Vision Systems’ recent announcement to develop aircraft window shading applications, PPG will showcase Vision Systems’ dimmable solution Nuance V2, the second-generation Electronically Dimmable Window (EDW) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, Wisconsin, USA. Vision Systems' electronically dimmable solutions enable passengers to tune the tint of their window from cl...

Diamond Aircraft discovered forest fires

The flight crews of the Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, based in Wiener Neustadt, have discovered a starting forest fire during a test flight with the DA42 MPP (Multipurpose Platform) remote sensing aircraft equipped with a new camera system that has been tested for...

Russian Helicopters presents light multirole VRT500 helicopter at MAKS-2017 for first time

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, has presented the light multirole VRT500 helicopter developed by the VR-Technologies design bureau at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017. The VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial prope...

Russia's Defense Ministry may get new cutting-edge amphibious helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostech corporation) are ready to design a new amphibious helicopter if the Russian Defense Ministry is interested in this rotorcraft, the company’s press service told TASS on Wednesday. "Considering the tasks faced by the Russian Defense Ministry, in o...

Mi-28NE Helicopter to Take Part in MAKS-2017 Flight Program for 1st Time

The Mi-28NE Night Hunter modern attack helicopter will for the first time take part in the flight program of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which kicked off earlier in the day in Zhukovskiy, near to Moscow, the Russian Helicopters company said in a press release on Tuesday....

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Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco and Switzerland with sales and marketing activities, including trainings and presentations on the company’s ticketing services. He takes over from Christine Fluhr who will retir...

Mark Ozenick Appointed President of Dassault Aircraft Services

Aviation industry veteran Mark Ozenick has been appointed as President of Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS), Dassault Falcon Jet’s company-owned service center network. Ozenick will oversee DAS operations in North, South and Central America and will be responsible for elevating the DAS brand and optimizing service to Falcon operators within the region. “Mark brings extensive industry...

Goh Choon Phong New IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cancun, Mexico. Go...

Graham Williamson– TAG Aviation still the island of stability

I am proud to say that a discussion with the President Aircraft Management and Charter TAG Aviation Europe G. Williamson became a tradition for us. EBACE is not at all the same without meeting Graham at the very beginning. So let us share some points of our discussion on the TAG Aviation year r...

Éric Trappier appointed ASD President

The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association. Éric Trappier has been serving as Vice-President of the ASD Board since 2015. Commenting on his...

Bernd Schramm – one of Swiss Excellence faces

During EBACE 2017 we had an opportinity to meet and talk to AMAC Aerospace Mr. Bernd Schramm, AMAC Aerospace Group Chief Operating Offcer.  Let us share some points of our discussion: Q. Mr. Schramm, our usual question – what was your way to the aviation business ? A. In fact I...