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Committed to the sky: next FACC decade with a new strategy

The world will face major changes in the coming years. Global megatrends will permanently change the aviation industry and our society. The market for civil passenger aircraft will continue to experience strong growth, but of a different kind than before. The coming decade will be shaped by climate policy and environmental protection. New materials, more efficient manufacturing processes and digit...

Welcome first ALSIM ALSR20 simulator in Germany

ALSIM is thrilled to announce the sale of an ALSR20 to IFR-Flugschule, based in Germany. Their ongoing cooperation with a Cirrus Training Center has led the ATO to choose the brand new ALSIM’s simulator. The ALSR20 is the latest device manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Procedure Trainer (FNTP 2) is specifically designed for PP...

Hartzell received Voyager Prop STC for Cessna 180/182/185/206 aircraft fleet

Hartzell has expanded the eligibility of its popular three-blade aluminum Voyager props. The Voyager is now STC approved for the large fleet of Cessna 180/182/185/206 aircraft, powered by Continental 520 and 550 engines. The Voyager, which has been well received by bush pilots, was previously a...

Prague Airport assumes management of several services

Effective March 2021, Václav Havel Airport Prague is to assume under its management the operations of assistance services for passengers with reduced mobility and orientation (PRM) and oversize baggage check-in counters. Until now, these services were provided by an external supplier, the Mai...

The leisure travel program of Lufthansa Group is stronger than ever

This summer, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are offering the most extensive range of vacation destinations in years, thus further demonstrating the company’s knowledge of the leisure travel market.  Over the course of the summer Lufthansa plans to add around 20 new vacation destinati...

Bombardier Challenger 350 & Global 7500 contributed to the great accomplishment

The best-selling of Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft was the most-delivered medium category business jet in 2020, making it the category leader for a seventh consecutive year. As detailed in GAMA annual shipment and billings report released February 24, the company also ou...

First EH216 trial flights over the Sea of Southern China completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of EH216 over the sea of Southern China. The flights started from Hengqin New District and ended in Dong Ao Island in Zhuhai City. Dong Ao Island, located in the south-central part of Wanshan Archipelago of Zhuhai City, is a popular to...

Leading business and general aviation aircraft deliveries In 2020 - Textron Aviation

According to GAMA annual shipments and billings report, nearly 560 aircraft were delivered by Textron Aviation to customers worldwide in 2020. In total, Textron Aviation delivered more than a quarter of all general aviation aircraft last year. The report also reveals Textron Aviation as the world&rs...

easyJet sees bookings take off following PM roadmap for return to international travel

easyJet has seen UK bookings surge within hours of the UK Prime Minister setting out his roadmap for travel. Flight bookings for the summer season increased by 337% and easyJet holidays bookings rose 630% week on week since the address to the nation, with beach resorts among top destinations for thi...

Digital transformation, artificial intelligence and touchless technology - aviation in post COVID-19 era

Dubai Airshow 2021 will serve as a platform to showcase the role of cutting edge technologies in bolstering the recovery of the aviation, aerospace and defence industries following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those sectors. The impact of the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cybersecurity, touchless solut...

To inform & inspire - an online dialogue EBACE Connect

The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the launch of “EBACE Connect” – a new, virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of Business aviation. &nbs...

SARANG Aerobatic Team - true icon of MAKE IN INDIA

The Sarang Helicopter Display Team has evolved from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Evaluation Flight, which was formed at Bengaluru in 2003, to evaluate the indigenous helicopter ‘Dhruvʼ, prior to its induction into operational service. True to its name the ALH has been a guiding bea...

EBACE 2021 cancelled - get ready for new, virtual programming during EBACE week

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the cancellation of the EBACE 2021, while making plans for new, virtual EBACE programming from May 18-20, the previously planned dates for EBACE2021.The two as...

Rostec participates in Aero India 2021

Rostec will demonstrate over 200 of its latest civil and military products at Aero India 2021, international exhibition held from February 3 to 5 in Bangalore, India. These include engines for military and civil aircraft and carrier rockets, advanced weapon systems, helicopters and many more.&n...

AERO 2021 to be held in the summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Show for General Aviation will be unable to start as planned on April 21, 2021 on the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen. "Following the cancellation of the event last year, the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic coupled with the renewed lockdown...

BAA Training one of the first in Europe to implement Area 100 KSA

BAA Training is one of the first aviation training centers in Europe to start Ab Initio pilot training with integrated Area 100 KSA. The acronym stands for „Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes“ and represents a philosophy in initial pilot training focusing on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) instead of factual knowledge training. While gaining particular importance...

Flyschool Air Academy renews its confidence in ALSIM with a second AL250

Flyschool Air Academy in Spain renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring a second AL250 simulator for its new base in Mallorca.The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a s...

Magnetic Engines performs its first combustion chamber replacement on CFM56-7B engine

Magnetic Engines, a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO Total Technical Care provider for aircraft operators and lessors, has performed its firstcombustion chamber replacement on a CFM56-7B engine. Combustion chamber replacement is one of the new services added to the company’s capabilities l...

Aerofutur in France chooses the ALSIM ALX

The ATO Aerofutur, located at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in the South West of France, has recently purchased an ALSIM ALX simulator to enhance its training. The ALSIM ALX provides up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium...

Bombardier expands service centre offerings for Challenger and Learjet customers in Biggin Hill & Berlin

Bombardier is bolstering its maintenance capabilities at its service facilities in Europe following a new agreement with StandardAero. The partnership will enhance the customer experience for Learjet and Challenger aircraft customers by providing enhanced engine and APU repa...

Updated spectrum of interior upgrades and dedicated designer services for Gulfstream owners

Enhanced Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft redesign program. What it means, in details? It will offer multiple options intended to suit a wide range of owner needs and timelines. In as little as 30 business days, any Gulfstream aircraft can be redesigned with the assistance of a dedi...

Committed to the sky: next FACC decade with a new strategy

The world will face major changes in the coming years. Global megatrends will permanently change the aviation industry and our society. The market for civil passenger aircraft will continue to experience strong growth, but of a different kind than before. The coming decade will be shaped by climate policy and environmental protection. New materials, more efficient manufacturing processes and digit...

Bombardier Challenger 350 & Global 7500 contributed to the great accomplishment

The best-selling of Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft was the most-delivered medium category business jet in 2020, making it the category leader for a seventh consecutive year. As detailed in GAMA annual shipment and billings report released February 24, the company also outpaced competitors by delivering 44 aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2020. This accomplishment was...

Leading business and general aviation aircraft deliveries In 2020 - Textron Aviation

According to GAMA annual shipments and billings report, nearly 560 aircraft were delivered by Textron Aviation to customers worldwide in 2020. In total, Textron Aviation delivered more than a quarter of all general aviation aircraft last year. The report also reveals Textron Aviation as the world&rs...

The Coalition for the Energy of the Future - first seven concrete actions

Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. The Coalition is pleased to announce the first milestone...

Southeast Asia aviation market well positioned for recovery

Boeing anticipates airlines in Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion to support expanding demand for air travel over the next 20 years. The intra-Southeast Asian market will become the fifth largest in the world by 2039, and the vast domestic and regional air-trave...

Diamond awards exclusive dealership to Lifestyle Aviation for 24 U.S. States

Diamond Aircraft has selected LifeStyle Aviation to be their exclusive sales representative for 24 U.S. states. This announcement makes LifeStyle Aviation the latest Diamond Dealer in the United States, building on a 14-year relationship with Diamond Aircraft. “We are very excited to announ...

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easyJet sees bookings take off following PM roadmap for return to international travel

easyJet has seen UK bookings surge within hours of the UK Prime Minister setting out his roadmap for travel. Flight bookings for the summer season increased by 337% and easyJet holidays bookings rose 630% week on week since the address to the nation, with beach resorts among top destinations for this summer and travel in August, followed by July and September proving most popular, suggesting...

JetBlue takes delivery of Its First Airbus A321neo

JetBlue announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft configured with the airline’s reimagined premium Mint® experience and an all-new onboard layout, featuring comfort and connectivity perks that set the airline apart from other U.S. carriers. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at JetBlue's home at New York's John F....

Restore the freedom of movement - Europe travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organisations and the voice of the sector in Europe, today unveiled a series of joint recommendations for EU Member States on how to relaunch travel and tourism in Europe in time for summer 2021. A...

flydubai expands its operations to Romania with the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka

flydubai announced the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj (CLJ) starting from 20 March 2021.flydubai operates a double daily service between Dubai International (...

New partnership in cargo transportation: DHL Express and SmartLynx Malta

DHL Express and SmartLynx Malta announce the signing of a new partnership agreement for the introduction of two newly converted Airbus A321-200 freighters joining DHL’s European air fleet.  The new technically advanced narrow-body fleet type is adding capacity to meet the increa...

Lufthansa Group launches integration of Covid-19 test certificates into digital travel chain

Prior to Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul, Turkey and from Newark, USA to Frankfurt and Munich, customers have the option of sending their Covid-19 test certificates and confirmations of digital entry applications to a specially set-up Lufthansa Group Health Entry Support Center via a co...

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Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experience that is second to none. Huang has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from Riga International Airport. We had an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of T...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraf...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies. &n...

Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

Christophe Salomon is appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems. He will be part of the Thales Executive Committee. He succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK. Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole...

La Compagnie presents: two female pilots stories and advice

Would you agree that pilot still predominantly a male job? Imagine, cccording to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the proportion of female pilots worldwide in 2018 was only 3%.The feminization of the profession is now on the increase! Let us present two female pilots of La Compagnie. A...

First EH216 trial flights over the Sea of Southern China completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of EH216 over the sea of Southern China. The flights started from Hengqin New District and ended in Dong Ao Island in Zhuhai City. Dong Ao Island, located in the south-central part of Wanshan Archipelago of Zhuhai City, is a popular tourist destination in the sea of Southern China. With superior geographical location and pleasant nat...

First Brazilian Praetor 500 delivered

Embraer recently delivered the first Praetor 500 to an undisclosed customer in Brazil, marking the first delivery of the aircraft type in the country. The Praetor 500 is currently the farthest - and fastest - flying midsize business jet, with an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km), with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves “We are proud to deliver the first Pra...

CharterSync sees rapid growth as UK air cargo operators grapple with EU permit process

CharterSync, the air cargo charter platform, has seen significant growth since 1st January as UK air cargo operators have struggled to cope with the challenge of securing post-Brexit UK-EU flight permits. CharterSync, which connects freight forwarders with cargo and executive jet operators...

First milestone in implementing carbon emissions reducing start-stop technology - Air bp

Air bp announced that all its fuel hydrant dispenser vehicles in Portugal now have stop-start technology. This is the first country in Air bp’s operated network to achieve the milestone and forms one element of the business’s carbon management plan. Effective immediately,...

Jet It launches Canadian company and operations

Private aviation industry veterans, Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath - founders of Jet It, are expanding their Harvard-studied business model by expanding it to Canada. After growing from a single jet and two employees to a fleet of ten airplanes and a workforce of 65 in the US, Jet It has incorpo...

First for the nuclear industry use of an autonomous surveillance drone

Azur Drones developed Skeyetech system to secure sensitive sites. After many deployments in ports, the Oil & Gas, Energy and Defence sectors, now Orano, the world leader in the recycling of used nuclear fuel from reactors worldwide, has called on Azur Drones to test the Skeyetech solution....

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Airbus reported Full-Year 2020 results

Airbus SE reported consolidated Full-Year (FY) 2020 financial results and provided guidance for 2021.“The 2020 results demonstrate the resilience of Airbus in the most challenging crisis to hit the aerospace industry. I want to thank our teams for their great achievements in 2020 and acknowledge the strong support of our Helicopters and Defence and Space businesses. I would also like to than...

MTU Aero Engines presented figures for 2020

MTU Aero Engines presented its preliminary figures for 2020: Revenue was €3,977 million, compared with €4,628 million in 2019. The operating profit1 was €416 million (2019: €757 million) and the EBIT margin was 10.5% (2019: 16.4%). Net income2 was €294 million in 2020, compared with €538 million in 2019. “Our swift and decisive action in the face of...

AURA AERO announces the closing of its Series A funding

AURA AERO, the new digital and eco-efficient aeronautical manufacturer, whose aim is to become a major actor of tomorrow’s aviation, has just closed a hybrid fundraising, and announces the participation, as from this month, of Innovacom, an independant venture capital firm specializing in...

Skyworks Aeronautics announced $100 Million Investment Commitment from GEM

Skyworks Aeronautics announced a $100 million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, the Luxembourg based private alternative investment group. Under the agreement, GEM will provide Skyworks Aeronautics with a Share Subscription Facility of up to $100 million for a 36-month term follow...

Six Fearless Forecasts set for 2021 including the expected growth in aircraft leasing to finance airline fleet renewal

Avolon issued its 2021 outlook paper titled ’Looking to Recovery’. The paper reviews the key trends in the aviation industry for airlines, manufacturers, and lessors, identifying themes that are likely to shape the year ahead and setting out six ‘Fearless Forecasts’...

Exceptional capital strength positions Avolon for 2021

Exceptional Capital Strength Positions Avolon for 2021 Dómhnal Slattery, CEO Avolon, commented: “2020 was the most challenging year the commercial aviation industry has ever faced. The level of airline distress truly tested the resilience of the leasing sector business model. Th...

Riga Airport expands its Covid-19 testing options

A permanent E. Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point has been opened at Riga Airport, offering travellers and employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport an opportunity to take various types of Covid-19 tests, as well as perform other types of medical tests.  The patient point is located in the Airport’s check-in hall, to the right of the entrance, where th...

MAAS Aviation opens new world-class aircraft paint shop at Kaunas Airport

MAAS Aviation, recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, has opened a new purpose-built paint shop at Kaunas Airport (KUN).  The facility, which is the first of its kind in Lithuania, grows MAAS Aviation’s global footprint to eleven best-in-class paint shops and increases their overall MRO capacity in Europe by 40%. Designed to achieve the highest industry quality s...

With Edelweiss to Jamaica

Edelweiss is offering a colorful range of dream destinations in the coming months. With Montego Bay on Jamaica, Edelweiss will be flying to a new vacation destination from spring 2021. Furthermore, the Maldives and Seychelles will be in the program all year round. In addition, po...

Aviator expands market presence with SAS startups in Norway

Following a previously secured agreement with Scandinavian Airlines in late July 2020, Aviator Airport Alliance AB successfully launched the start-up of ground handling operations for the airline across multiple airports in Norway. Over the next 5-year period, commencing February 1st, 2021, Aviator...

Call for expressions of interest for the hydrogen branch in airports

Paris region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus are launching a call for expressions of interest to explore the opportunities generated by hydrogen in Paris airports with the aim to decarbonize air transport activities. This worldwide call for expressions of interest complies with the Frenc...

Munich Airport receives certificate for implementation of Health Measures

The airport association ACI World has presented Munich Airport with an certificate for its commitment to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “ACI Airport Health certificate” confirms Munich Airport’s successful implementation of effective health and safety m...