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The stage is yours -Leonardo: technologies, innovations and training services

Dubai Airshow stage is waiting for the leading partner of Middle East in the aerospace, defence and security sectors - Leonardo. The company is bringing new technologies and systems and looking for opportunities to cooperate on aerospace solutions. An experienced leader in unmanned systems and solutions for the 21st century metropolis, Leonardo is a strategic partner that can cre...

De Havilland Canada appoints Falcon Aviation Services as ASF

The day before iofficial Dubai Airshow opening, De Havilland Canada announced an agreement with Falcon Aviation Services that will enhance support to operators of Dash 8-400 aircraft in the Middle East and Africa. Falcon is appointed as a De Havilland Canada Authorized Service Facility and will offer heavy check maintenance services from its facilities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emir...

Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft boost capability of DA62 Mission Surveillance Aircraft

At the Dubai Air Show 2019, Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries have announced that they will be expanding their collaboration to integrate Leonardo’s Gabbiano Ultra-Light TS-80 radar onto the Diamond DA62 MSA (Mission Surveillance Aircraft). The radar will be integrated in...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145M to Luxembourg

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions to the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Together with the helicopters, Airbus also provides a training and support package to its customer. The delivery of the second helico...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some discussions became special discoveries for me and I have to share it with the people that read us....

Rubb Group collaboration for Turkish Airlines takes off

Turkish Airlines is celebrating the opening of a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre at the new $12 billion Istanbul Airport in Turkey. The new airport in Istanbul, Turkey, is on track to be the largest in the world. It is expected to hit its 90-million capacity by 2021, with an annual 150 mi...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know better De Havilland Aircraft Canada. Here is the essential of our discussion: Q. You have 75-year hi...

Dassault Falcon 8X, 900LX trijets at Dubai Airshow 2019

Only Two days left till Dubai Airshow, so get ready! What you can expect from Dassault Aviation? Here are some details: an ultra-long range large cabin Falcon 8X flagship and super versatile 900LX! Dassault will also be leveraging the event to promote its new ultra widebody Falcon 6X, curr...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet.  “This partnership agreement is a resounding endorsement of CA...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, located at the Etihad Engineering facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, features two approved industrial 3D printers. The laboratory’s primary machine is the powder-bed fusion techn...

Sabena technics performed its first B787 C-Check

Air Europa, the Spanish airline, has trusted Sabena technics to perform base maintenance operations on two of their Boeing 787-8. The first aircraft has left the MRO’s facility on-time after a successful C-Check.  The second aircraft is already at Sabena technics’ premises in Bor...

Rolls-Royce to expand global engine overhaul network

Rolls-Royce announced plans to expand our global network of engine overhaul services to support growth in our fleet of large aero engines. With our fleet of in-service engines forecast to grow from more than 4,000 today to approximately 6,500 in the mid-term – and even further beyond that...

Looking for a scholarship, Use your chance!

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member and submit the application by November 12, 2019. More than 100 individ...

Plus Istanbul Flight Academy chose Alsim AL250

Alsim announced the sale of an AL 250 to Istanbul Flight Academy, a flight school located in Istanbul, Turkey. The ATO is a Zero to ATPL training specialist. The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & I...

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A $4 billion LEAP-1A engine order - Qatar Airways & CFM International

Qatar Airways announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 A321neo family aircraft, the largest order of A321neo family aircraft in the Middle East. Alongside the engine deal, the national airline of the State of Qatar has also signed with CFM International a rate-per-flight-hour support agreement to cover its entire fleet of LEAP-1A engines, inc...

Young passengers’ purchasing habits present an opportunity to transform shopping in the sky

Generation Z (Gen Z) are last-minute spenders when planning trips, presenting an opportunity for airlines to revolutionise inflight e-commerce and take revenue from elsewhere in the customer journey. New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), commissioned by Inmarsat Aviation, suggests that by 2028, Gen Z passengers will spend an average of $2...

China Southern Airlines and GE Aviation 12-year Systems TrueChoice services and support contract

GE Aviation announced a 12-year TrueChoiceTM services agreement with China Southern Airlines for systems support across their Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement includes GE Aviation’s Avionics Systems content and capabilities with the signing taking place at the China International Import Expo wi...

Qantas Group to slash Carbon Emissions

Qantas, Jetstar*, QantasLink and Qantas Freight will offset all growth in emissions from domestic and international operations from 2020. This includes offsetting all net emissions from Project Sunrise, the carrier’s plan to operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to Londo...

Qatar Airways and IndiGo Sign Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways and IndiGo have signed a codeshare agreement. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from 18 December 2019. This agreement will enable the airline to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad and is the first...

Airbus Charter Service launched with Volotea

Do you now what is Airbus Charter Service? Here is the answer -  a service between Toulouse International Airport and Airbus’ Finkenwerder sites,to commute between both Airbus sites. Volotea has been selected by Airbus to operate the Airbus Charter Service or the next five...

Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft boost capability of DA62 Mission Surveillance Aircraft

At the Dubai Air Show 2019, Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries have announced that they will be expanding their collaboration to integrate Leonardo’s Gabbiano Ultra-Light TS-80 radar onto the Diamond DA62 MSA (Mission Surveillance Aircraft). The radar will be integrated into Leonardo’s on-board ATOS (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) mission system, b...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145M to Luxembourg

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions to the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Together with the helicopters, Airbus also provides a training and support package to its customer. The delivery of the second helicopter is scheduled before the end of the year. The delivered H145M is the first H145 in Luxembourg....

First Final Assembly Line in Japan for Commercial Aircraft Engines

MHI Aero Engines has completed its assembly and first shipment of a Pratt & Whitney GTFTM PW1200G engine at the MHIAEL facility in Komaki, Japan.The engine was shipped on November 13 to Mitsubishi Aircraft's Moses Lake Flight Test Center (MFC) in Moses Lake, Washington. It wi...

BelugaXL receives EASA Type Certification

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019. The BelugaXL...

First DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft with a Hyperspectral Sensor Configuration

Diamond Aircraft Austria has completed the Factory Acceptance Test for a special multi-role configuration, which will be delivered in the upcoming weeks to the Government of Malaysia. The aircraft is configured as a multi-role aircraft which includes two interchangeable configurations. T...

First flight of VSR700 prototype

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre!  The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airwor...

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Investment to Strengthen AkzoNobel’s Global Position in Aerospace Coatings

Seabury Capital announced that its London-based Aerospace and Defense Investment Banking team assisted AkzoNobel, a global leader in aerospace coatings, during its acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer, Mapaero.  The acquisition is intended to strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position as an innovative leader in eco-friendly aerospace coatings, notably in the structu...

9 months Leonardo results in line with Industrial Plan growth targets

Leonardo's Board of Directors approved the results at 30 September 2019. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first nine months of 2019 are another important step forward on our journey: we are delivering consistently across our main businesses. We are reconfirming 2019 Guidance. We are fully focused on executing our Industrial Plan aimed at value creation for all our sta...

Bombardier sells Aerostructures Business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding

Supporting its strategic decision to focus on two strong growth pillars, trains and business aircraft, Bombardier announced a definitive agreement to sell its aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding, Inc. With this transaction, Spirit will acquire Bombardier’s a...

Cancellation of Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 order confirmed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

After close discussions, the decision was made to cancel the contract for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 – 50 firm orders with 50 options – as the variant does not meet the requirements of the United States market. Future discussions will be focused on the scope complian...

The start of a new era for the human spaceflight industry

Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia, a public investment vehicle, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination. The resulting company is named Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. and its common stock, units and warrants are expected to commence trading o...

Norwegian Air Joint Venture with China Construction Bank Leasing Corporation

Norwegian Air announced a joint venture with China Leasing International Corporation DAC to finance, own and lease aircraft that Norwegian has on order. The agreement will strengthen Norwegian’s financials considerably. Initially, the JV comprises 27 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft...

Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Cairo, Emirates will replace the 777-300ER aircraft currently operating EK923 and EK924 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with its flagship aircraft. Earlier this year, Emirates announced it...

New connections to Ljubljana -Lufthansa Group Airlines

Starting in mid-October, the Lufthansa Group Airlines will be connecting the Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt hubs with the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. From its hub in Frankfurt, Lufthansa will operate twice a day offering 14 weekly connections to Ljubljana starting in the winter schedule on 27 October. The Lufthansa hub in Munich will follow by offering daily connections beginning on 1 November.&...

In-house FBO services at Cambridge Airport

Cambridge City Airport will begin offering in-house FBO services from October, as part of its plans to grow its executive charter business in line with recent announcements. This will include aircraft, passenger and baggage handling, refuelling, security, customs and immigration services....

Beijing Daxing International Airport Relies on Thales and BEST

On September 25 2019 Beijing Daxing International Airport became officially operational!  This mega-airport relies on Thales and BEST to improve safety support capabilities, expand capacity and enhance the operational efficiency of air traffic management. Thales and Be...

Qatar Airways to operate an A350-900 to Brussels

Qatar Airways will start operating an A350-900 Airbus from 27 October for flights from Brussels to Doha. Passengers will enjoy a unique travel experience thanks to this new generation aircraft which offers unrivalled comfort and is widely acclaimed for its spacious and quiet two-class cabin thank...

IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 goes to TAG Farnborough Airport

The newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 already found the lucky winner - TAG Farnborough Airport for the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest pro...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know better De Havilland Aircraft Canada. Here is the essential of our discussion: Q. You have 75-year history of producing aircraft, over 60 airlines and customers around the globe, what is company today...

The launch of Mi-38 on international market at Dubai Airshow 2019

The first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter will take place during Dubai Airshow 2019! The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38...

De Havilland Canada Arrives in the UAE for Dubai Airshow

De Havilland Canadaannounced its participation in the upcoming Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. This will be the company’s first appearance at the Dubai Airshow since the Dash 8 aircraft program was acquired by Longview Aviation Capital, and re-launched as De Havilland Canada in...

Collins Aerospace at DAS19 - solutions across the broadest portfolio

Collins Aerospace Systems will make its Dubai Airshow debut with a comprehensive display of solutions that enable a more intelligent, more connected and more electric aerospace and defense industry for its customers in the Middle East. The company exhibit will feature: Commercial off...

Thales at the Dubai Airshow 2019

Thales has a unique value proposition in civil and defense that will bring to the space and aerospace industry with a strong focus on AI and region readiness to accommodate latest technology. With the Dubai being at the heart of innovation and digitisation. In line with the acceleration of the Group...

Future of Flight by Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2019

The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to highlight its best-in-class products and innovative services to customers. Airbus’ continued participation at the largest aviation event in the Middle East demonstrates its continuous commitment to enhancing the aerospace and aviation in...

EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime

Congratulations! EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime! The award is assigned by EBAA to recognize success stories resulting from going ‘the extra mile’ and tangible manifestations of safety precautions in addition to those required by the regulations. On the occasion of the opening of the new Business&General Aviation Milano Prime Terminal of Milano Mal...

Class-leading, Large-cabin Trio at Dubai Airshow

Gulfstream G650ER, G600, G500 And Special Missions Display Return To Middle East! “Gulfstream continues to expand its support of the growing Middle-Eastern market — now more than ever with the reveal of our new ultralong-range flagship, the Gulfstream G700,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our high-speed, large-cabin offerings have proven ideal for customers tra...

Air Partner Opens Office in Dubai

Great news - looking to it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region, Air Partner opens its new office in Dubai! The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), offers Air Partner's full suite of Chart...

Vertis Charter Management Programme added Bombardier Global 5000

Vertis Charter Management Programme added Bombardier Global 5000. It will be marketed exclusively for charter through the international Vertis network of offices spanning the North Americas, Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The privately owned and operated Global 5000 is based at London Lu...

Getting ready for the "Big Game" - Air Partner Ultra-Premium packages

“The annual Big Game is among the most popular events for private jet travel in the world, and with this year’s game marking the culmination of the 100th season anniversary of the NFL, we expect it to be one of the busiest yet,” said David McCown, president of Air Pa...

Holidays are coming - Three newcomers to Clay Lacy Aviation fleet

Thinking about busy holiday season Clay Lacy Aviation has some important additions to its fleet - Gulfstream G650ER, Falcon 7X and Pilatus PC-24. All that is left to clients - make their choice of the aircraf. A 16-passenger, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER, a 16-pass...

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We are living interesting times for the business aviation industry - meet David McCown

Events are an amazing place to met people, to find out more about them, to discuss the industry and latest trends. Amazing when there is the "good energy" you share and the same vision of how things goes. We had this chance talking to David McCown, President of Air Partner US subsidiary. We won't even hide the fact that his flying experience in France had a special charm for us...

Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected as The Chairman of International Business Aviation Council

Our sincere congratulations to Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi on his election the Chairman of the Governing Board - IBAC!​ The IBAC Governing Board serves the diverse needs of business aviation across the globe and is involved in all ICAO forums that affect business aviation, in addition to directing the council. Since 2017 he was holding the position of the Vice Chairman. In a recently held meeting...

A very fortunate person to work in aviation which is his passion - Bennet Walsh

Industry events are an amazing source of meetings, of discoveries, of learning new things. Thanks to MEBAA Conference Morocco, 50skyshades had a perfect opportunity to discuss with Mr. Bennet Walsh, IS-BAO Program Director. So, we are sharing the most important and interesting poin...

To bring professionals together in order to move for the next step of industry - Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi

MEBAA Conference Morocco and MEBAA Show Morocco became an opportunity for 50skyshades to see in real time in real life the amazing work of MEBAA, the step by step development of Morocco business aviation market. The chance to meet interesting people, to discuss with passionnate industry leaders...

Female touch in business aviation – three major points from Sophie Mabire

There are several must be in every business, one of them – constant quality of services. If we are talking about business aviation, this is a basic pillar of every company, who’s looking to growth it’s business and stay in industry for a really long time.  One of such place...

Alexandre Ziegler named Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs

Alexandre Ziegler has been named Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs, effective September 2. He replaces Stéphane Abrial, who has retired. Alexandre Ziegler also becomes a member of Safran's Executive Committee. Safran's International and Public Affa...