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Norwegian’s father and son pilots fly the Dreamliner to New York ahead of Father's Day

Captain and 27-year old co-pilot son fly from London Gatwick to New York to mark Father’s Day Norwegian mark’s Father’s Day by operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from London to New York by a Captain and his co-pilot son. The flight is the first time the airline has had a father and son fly the 787 Dreamliner together from London Gatwick. Europe’s third...

Airbus signs contract for HERON TP drones with the German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract  Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed an operator agreement for Heron TP unmanned aerial syste...

Expanded Heathrow would lead to lower fares and new UK and European routes

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, confirmed today at the Heathrow Connectivity Conference that the expansion of Heathrow Airport would allow the entry of low cost carriers to the airport at scale for the first time. Passengers would benefit from the increased competition to legacy carriers...

Emirates touches down in Auckland via Bali

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand. The new service offers global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementin...

Airbus jetliners: A standard-setting history

From industry disruptor to industry leader, Airbus has been at the forefront of aviation Born of an idea in the 1960s to create a viable European aviation partnership, Airbus pooled the resources, talents and expertise of its partner nations to form a consortium capable of successfully competing...

Rock Seven and Blue Sky Network partner to deliver asset tracking at sea, on land and in air

Rock Seven, a communications technology and services developer renowned for the dependability and user-friendliness of its Iridium-based satellite tracking systems, has struck a partnership with industry-leading Blue Sky Network, a provider of mission-critical, satellite-based fleet management, trac...

CANSO-2020 Global ATM Summit will be held in Baku for the first time

The capital of Azerbaijan has been chosen as a host city of the GlobalATM Summitof CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) in 2020.  The candidacy of Baku was unanimously chosen at a meeting of the Executive Committee (consists of the leaders of the FAA (USA), air naviga...

A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: on June 14 the main sporting event of the year – the FIFA 2018 World Cup – begins in Russ...

Bombardier’s Global 7500 Jets Begin Arriving in Montreal as On-Schedule Ramp-Up Continues and Program Surpasses 2,300 Flight Test Hours

First production aircraft entered Bombardier’s Global Completion Centre in May The industry-defining Global 7500 aircraft is on track to enter service in the second half of 2018, with certification fast approaching The Global 7500 aircraft will feature the industry&r...

Airbus jetliners: A standard-setting history

From industry disruptor to industry leader, Airbus has been at the forefront of aviation Born of an idea in the 1960s to create a viable European aviation partnership, Airbus pooled the resources, talents and expertise of its partner nations to form a consortium capable of successfully competing in the competitive global market for civil jetliners. Air travel was booming with more people wantin...

Bombardier’s Global 7500 Jets Begin Arriving in Montreal as On-Schedule Ramp-Up Continues and Program Surpasses 2,300 Flight Test Hours

First production aircraft entered Bombardier’s Global Completion Centre in May The industry-defining Global 7500 aircraft is on track to enter service in the second half of 2018, with certification fast approaching The Global 7500 aircraft will feature the industry’s best-appointed kitchen, four distinct living spaces and an advanced wing design that will ens...

Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 Family production line

 New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the innovative state-of...

Leonardo supports innovation for the safety of critical infrastructures

Choosing a start-up and an innovative project in a sector of interest and an integral part of Leonardo's business A multiaxial stress sensor project awarded within the TR35 event organised by MIT Technology Review Italia with the Bologna Business School; a second award assigned to the start...

Hawaiian Airlines receives its first U.S.-produced aircraft

Also Airbus’ first U.S.-delivered NEO aircraft Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is also the first new engine option aircraft (NEO) delivered from Airbus’ U.S. f...

Daher announces the development of a new TBM configuration for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions

Daher today announced a new configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 high-speed single-turboprop aircraft as efficient and capable platforms for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The enhanced ISR capability for Daher’s in-production TBM family aircraft was announ...

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance shop in Stans. The fact that the PW206 engines can now be maintained in-house at RUAG Aviation will help to increase the availability of the Swiss Air Force’s helicopter f...

Airbus inaugurates the Space Academy in Toulouse

This new facility trains customers on the company’s spacecraft and systems Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company. When a spacecraft or system is purchased from Airbus, the future operator requires training – particularly for such first-time...

Korean university students see the future of aerospace with Airbus

Airbus participated in a get-to-know-you event organised by the Korea Aerospace University (KAU) in Seoul this month. Patterned after the naming structure used for introductory collegiate classes, the “Airbus 101” day provided an opportunity to introduce the company to undergraduates and...

Czech Airlines Technics has five new line maintenance customers and new certifications

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, has won five new line maintenance customers, including American Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Air Cairo and Go2Sky, all of which operate their flights from Václav...

RUAG achieves Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter MRO approvals with reassembly capabilities

RUAG Aviation is named as one of the first helicopter services providers in Europe to earn OEM approvals for MRO on the new Bell Helicopter 505 (JRX). RUAG also holds reassembly capabilities. Fully qualified during the first Bell 505 technical courses at the Bell Helicopter Training Academy, th...

Republic Airways Selects Diamond DA40 NG and DA42-VI Fleet

Republics Airways Holdings announced Thursday, May 31st it will open Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy in Indianapolis, selecting the AUSTRO ENGINE jet-fuel piston engine-powered Diamond Aircraft DA40 NG and DA42-VI as the flight school’s fleet, along with Diamond Flight Simulation...

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A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: on June 14 the main sporting event of the year – the FIFA 2018 World Cup – begins in Russia. The high demand for aircraft parking, primarily related to the beginning of the football tournam...

Flight Consulting Group unveiled the ATOM’s new customer portal at EBACE 2018

Online orders, flights preparation status and advanced statistics are now available on a single platform from desktop, tablet or smartphone Flight Consulting Group, a Latvian business aviation holding company, unveiled the ATOM’s new customer portal at EBACE 2018. Business aviation customers will leverage instant and easy access to all necessary information in a real time mode. The ATO...

A-Group CCO Sergey Ryzhov- new face in business aviation

As I always say, the best way to discover different companies is to meet key people and to talk with them in the “human” way. Numbers, statistics, official position and speech, it is just perfect and of course necessary. What fascinates me is the capability to explain the industry in a v...

Gogo AVANCE L5 Flying on 200th Business Jet

It took just 12 weeks for Gogo Business Aviation, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, to reach its second major milestone for Gogo AVANCETM L5 with the 200thaircraft taking flight with the new system on board.   T...

Honeywell and FlightAware to enhance flight tracking for users of GoDirect flight and cabin services

Honeywell is joining forces with the world's largest flight tracking data company, FlightAware, to bring a new level of advanced flight tracking support to operations control centers and business jet owners. This partnership will provide customers of Honeywell's GoDirect® Fligh...

Air BP invests in growth of Australian network

Bundaberg and Busselton airports join the Air BP network taking the number of airports the company provides refuelling services at in Australia to 76. Air BP starts supply of Jet A-1 to Cloncurry airport, complementing the existing supply of Avgas. New locations reinforce Air BP’s ongoi...

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Emirates touches down in Auckland via Bali

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, reflecting increased interest in the attractive Indonesian island destination and improving connectivity to New Zealand. The new service offers global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily A380 service between Dubai and Auckland and its current da...

airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal to Start Codeshare Flights

The Latvian airline airBalticand the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugalhas concluded a cooperation agreement, known as codeshare agreement. This partnership will enable airBalticpassengers more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP Air Portugalincluding Brazil, Portugal and Africa. In turn this agreement will offer TAP A...

Cobalt Air agrees interline agreement with Etihad Airways

Cyprus’ largest airline to interline on Abu Dhabi services Opens up 100-plus route connections to the East from Cyprus Cobalt Air, Cyprus’ largest airline, is pleased to announce it has entered into an interline agreement with global carrier Etihad Airways.  The deal will help...

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed resolution, IATA members called on governments to prioritize the long-term economic and social benef...

G. Ziemelis - A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new pass...

Airbus BelugaXL passes ground vibration test

Transport aircraft one step closer to first flight in summer 2018 The first BelugaXL has passed the Ground Vibration Test (GVT), a requirement for certification of the aircraft that paves the way towards its maiden flight in summer 2018. The objective of this test is to measure the dynamic beh...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 1.5 million passengers during the first five months

During the first five months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.56 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 11 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 631,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 176,000 passengers. 1.34 mln. passengers (86% of passenger traffi...

Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted

Travellers now have a choice of 10 Emirates flights a day to 3 airports in London Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN). The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs local UK time yesterday, and marked London Stansted as the 7th airport in the UK from which Emirates operates. This brings to 10 the number...

Air BP renews contract at UK’s Blackbushe Airport

Air BP has renewed its contract at Blackbushe Airport in Surrey to supply Jet A-1 and Avgas The contract renewal reinforces Air BP’s commitment to general aviation in the UK Air BP customers will benefit from continued safe and efficient aviation fuel operations and the ability to use t...

A warm welcome to Laudamotion! Laudamotion starts up in Berlin

Laudamotion is opening its base in Berlin Tegel Airport. The airline company, which has emerged from the daughter company of Airberlin NIKI, will offer numerous European travel destinations. Moreover, the airline has stationed four planes at Tegel. "We are happy to now offer flight connectio...

Sino Jet Announces Collaboration with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Air Ground Services Ltd. at EBACE2018

On 30th May 2018 Sino Jet Ltd., a leading business and general aviation (BA/GA) operator and part of the Sino Jet Group, announced a new strategic collaboration with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The news was announced at a signing ceremony at the European Business Aviation Conference and...

Textron Aviation further expands European service footprint, features line maintenance at London Biggin Hill Airport

 Textron Aviation Inc., announced during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018 that it has expanded its London presence with a line maintenance station at London Biggin Hill Airport, further enhancing accessibility to factory-direct service and support for C...

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G. Ziemelis: Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented effectively in flight training through...

Gediminas Ziemelis: The Future of Aviation Exists on the Blockchain

Aviation has always been on the leading edge of innovation. Recently, however a new technology has been leading digital innovation – Blockchain. While still a new concept, Blockchain is already disrupting the Fintech industry and with its secure operating principles, so here’s why Blockchain is already on target to improve the Aviation industry as well.  At its core blockchain...

Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next stage of development...

Bruno Even est nommé CEO d’Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was...

TAG Aviation expands presence in Europe with appointment of new business development director for French region

TAG Aviation Europe has announced the appointment of Victoire Totah as business development director for the French region. In this new role, Ms Totah will be responsible for the development and growth of aircraft management and charter opportunities within France, Monaco and Benelux and the ongo...

Air Partner’s Predictions for Commercial Jet Market in 2018

By Clive Chalmers, Trading Director at Air Partner In the below comments, Clive Chalmers, Trading Director of the global aviation services group Air Partner, looks at some of the key drivers of 2017 and focuses on the ones he believes are likely to shape the Commercial Jet broking industry in 201...

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Sino Jet Launches new Guangzhou Operation Following Government’s 88 billion Investment into Greater Bay Area, China

On 14th June 2018, Sino Jet Ltd., a leading business and general aviation (BA/GA) operator, part of the Sino Jet Group, held a VIP launch event to signify the opening of its new Guangzhou base. This is the newest office to be opened by the growing operator and adds to its existing bases in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The expansion of the company’s presence and investment into the G...

London-Gatwick takes investment to over £3 billion with new five-year plan

£1.11 billion to be spent to support airline growth and enhance the airport experience for passengers Gatwick continues to explore how it can make best use of all its existing infrastructure Providing additional capacity, improving resilience and harnessing technology are all key parts of Gatwick’s plan Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate is today announcing the new five-year...

Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018

 Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, effective July 1, 2018 ·         All regulatory approvals required for the closing of the transaction have been obtained ·    &nbs...

First Boeing 777-300ER joins AviaAM Financial Leasing China fleet

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has added a brand new Boeing 77...

Geneva Airpark has posted its figures for Q1: + 30%

Always progressing, in Q1 2018 Geneva Airpark increased its number of customers with 10 new clients signing up for its services. Thanks to the newcomers for this vote of confidence for our «Daily» services. New communication tools: In order to promote its Daily offer and “Ho...

Ryanair Full Year Profits Rise 10% To €1.45bn

Ryanair today (21 May) reported a 10% increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45bn, as lower fares (down 3%) stimulated 9% traffic growth to over 130m guests, and an industry leading 95% load factor. Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to report...

Euramec at 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

CEO to outline international expansion into India, North America following successful CAFUC bid for 6 Sims to China’s top aviation university Visit Euramec at Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Hall 1 1395 Euramec, the European flight simulation manufacturer, will present its new range of flight training devices based on the Diamond DA-20, DA-40 and DA-42 series and will also intr...

AsBAA Deepens Cooperation with Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore at Annual Safety Day

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-profit representative association for business aviation held a Safety Day in which it hosted the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and industry experts to speak on topics affecting safety in the business and general aviation industry in Asia (BA/GA). The Safety Day was held on day one of Singapore Business Aviation Week 2018, a growing programme of...

2018 edition of Dubai HeliShow gears up with over 60 exhibitors and visitors from more than 30 countries

The 2018 edition of the Dubai HeliShow is all geared up for its run from November 6 to 8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. The show i...

London Oxford Airport scoops ‘Best Business Aviation Airport’ accolade for second time at prestigious Sapphire Pegasus Awards

London Oxford Airport scoops ‘Best Business Aviation Airport’ accolade for second time at prestigious Sapphire PegasusAwards The London Oxford Airport and Oxfordjet FBO team was in celebratory mood at the third annual European Sapphire Pegasus awards held duri...

Business Aviation at home in Dubai

Dubai Airshow Reflects Industry Growth Business aviation in the UAE is booming, and this growth is illustrated by the increase in business aviation presence at the biennial Dubai Airshow. The 2017 edition saw a huge representation of the industry flock to DWC, Dubai Airshow Site last November, sp...

Embraer Delivers First New Production Legacy 450 Business Jet Equipped With Gogo AVANCE L5

Embraer an industry leader in business jet production, today announced the recent delivery of its first new production Legacy 450 business jet with business aviation’s leading-edge connectivity technology installed – Gogo AVANCE L5.  AVANCE L5, the latest connectivity system...