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airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers for Second Month in a Row

In July 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 393 312 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first seven months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 958 774 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mid...

AviaAM Leasing acquires and sells Airbus A321-211

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announced having acquired one Airbus A321 aircraft which was then subsequently delivered to one of its customers under the lease to purchase agreement. AviaAM Leasing acquired one Airbus A321-211 aircraft from the largest Russian air carrier - Aeroflot. Produced in 2004, the aircraft has recently undergone 12-year maintena...

HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in&...

CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB Commitments for Canada

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.  Lockheed Martin co...

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley . The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and str...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X Highlights LABACE 2017

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet: the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, along with the legendary 5,950nm/11,000 km Falcon 7X and the 4,000 nm/7,700 km Falcon 2000S. The event runs from August 15-17 at São Paulo’s Congonhas Ai...

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator th...

Hundreds of Orders for MC-21 Passenger Plane, Russia's Response to Boeing

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov confirmed in an interview to Sputnik Monday that orders for 175 of Russia's new MC-21 passenger airplanes have been made so far. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in July the number of the solid orders for the M...

Bombardier Delivers its First Challenger 350 Aircraft in Argentina

The Challenger 350 aircraft is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performance and sleek styling to deliver a smooth ride at the lowest direct operating costs in its category...

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HondaJet ranks as most-delivered jet in its category during first half of 2017

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in Europe during the first six months of 2017. The company is steadily ramping up production...

Global Jet makes brand new Legacy 450 available for charter in Europe

Following sizeable development costs of $750 million, Embraer recently launched the brand new Legacy 450 and international operator, Global Jet has just been appointed by a discerning owner to manage and operate one of the few examples of this type that are available for charter in Europe. Equipped with fly by wire cutting edge technology, the Legacy 450 is ideally suited for the European chart...

Business Aircraft Operators Should Start Planning for 2018 Winter Games

Due to the anticipated high-demand on ground services during the 2018 Winter Games, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. recommends that general aviation operators attending this event should begin planning for parking, airport services and crew accommodation immediately.  The Winter Games will...

VIP aircraft world test flight demonstrates seamless connectivity of Inmarsat Global Xpress

Inmarsat has successfully completed its Global Xpress ‘Around the World’ test flight on a Gulfstream IV aircraft from 5-11 June 2017. The exercise covered more than 25,000 miles and demonstrated the ability of Global Xpress to deliver seamless, worldwide coverage across multiple spot bea...

Deer Jet completes IS-BAH accreditation for Sanya and Haikou FBO

The first FBO network of China adds up new benchmark for the region’s industry Deer Jet had worked with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and successfully completed the IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) accreditation for its Sanya and Haikou...

Crystal Skye Joins The Crystal Fleet

Crystal AirCruises welcomed the newest member of its expanding fleet, Crystal Skye, during an official handover ceremony held at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The exquisitely outfitted Boeing 777-200LR was delivered to Crystal's CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez f...

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SWISS says goodbye to last Avro RJ100

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations today after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva this morning and made its last official landing at Zurich airport. Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered under HB-IYZ received the traditional water fountain salute by the airport...

Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin

In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today. Lufthansa is supporting the restructuring efforts of the airline jointly with the German Government. This also ensures that all aircraft that are currently operated by airberlin under a wet lease agreement for Eurowings an...

airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its first destinations for the summer season of 2018, starting on March 27, 2018. Next summer airBaltic will have more than five new destinations added to its route map. Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President Network Management of airBaltic: “So far 20...

Emirates A380 Colombo flight marks a milestone

An Emirates  A380 superjumbo landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake on Monday, helping Sri Lanka and the airport to achieve an aviation milestone. Sri Lanka’s minister of transport and aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva was at the airport to greet Abdul H...

Impact of weather conditions on flights and how airlines use it to cover up

If you have just been told that your flight has been delayed or cancelled, we can almost guarantee that it is because one of these reasons – airline negligence, technical issue or weather conditions. Even though there is a common misconception that the latter is the most popular cause of fligh...

airBaltic Welcomes Seventh CS300 in Riga

August 11, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed in Riga the seventh Bombardier CS300 out of a total order of 20 aircraft. By the end of this year, airBaltic plans to have eight CS300 aircraft. The seventh airBaltic CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSG arrived in Riga today at 10:46, local...

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GA Telesis Announces Launch of $500 Million GAIN 2 Fund

GA Telesis, LLC (“GA Telesis”) and Wafra Capital Partners Inc. (“WCP Inc.”) jointly announced today that GA Telesis has raised a new $500 million investment vehicle from institutional and private clients advised by WCP Inc. to establish a second aviation investment vehicle focused on aircraft and engine investment opportunities. This capital raise constitutes the second rou...

Piper's Deliveries and Revenue Continue Upward Trend in Q2 2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. announced its aircraft sales and delivery results for the second quarter of 2017, ending June 30. The company continued to grow its new aircraft deliveries and revenue with sales of turbine, M-Class products leading the company's performance success. Additionally, Piper trainer sales growth is being led by the proven Archer platform with sales backlog into Q3 2018....

Lockheed Martin Invests $350 Million in State-of-the-Art Satellite Production Facility

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company's Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provi...

Leonardo: first half 2017 progress confirms growing orders and profitability

New Orders at EUR 5.1 billion, higher than 1H2016 net of the EUR 8 billion EFA Kuwait contract booked in the second quarter 2016 Stable revenues and solidly improving profitability with ROS at 9.0% Lower Group Net Debt at EUR 3.6 billion, also thanks to receipt of the second installment of th...

Half-year results 2017: MTU Aero Engines raises forecast

MTU Aero Engines AG generated revenues of €2,548.0 million in the first six months of 2017, up 11% on the previous year (1-6/16: €2,299.2 million). The group’s operating profit increased by 26% from €254.1 million to €320.8 million, resulting in an EBIT margin of 12.6% (1-6...

Airbus reports Half-Year (H1) 2017 results

 Revenues €29bn; EBIT Adjusted €1.1bn; EBIT (reported) €1.8bn; EPS (reported) €1.94 Commercial aircraft environment healthy, robust backlog supports ramp-up plans H1 financials reflect delivery pattern mainly impacted by engine issues 2017 guidance maintained A...

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley . The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance.   The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility can produce three members...

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, in East Sale, Australia.  Also in attendance was the Hon Darren Chester MP,...

Hundreds of Orders for MC-21 Passenger Plane, Russia's Response to Boeing

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov confirmed in an interview to Sputnik Monday that orders for 175 of Russia's new MC-21 passenger airplanes have been made so far. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in July the number of the solid orders for the M...

Bombardier Delivers its First Challenger 350 Aircraft in Argentina

The Challenger 350 aircraft is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performance and sleek styling to deliver a smooth ride at the lowest direct operating costs in its category...

Bombardier delivers its first Learjet 75 in Brazil

The class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to a light jet platform Learjet 75 is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration and a flat floor throughout the cabin for a smooth ride and the ultimat...

Iran to Build Civil Helicopters in Joint Venture With Russia

Iran’s Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and Russian Helicopters Company plan to team up to assemble light Russian helicopters in the Islamic Republic, IDRO’s deputy director Abolfazl Kiani Bakhtiari announced. Mr. Bakhtiari said that apart from the Russian Ka-226 an...

London Biggin Hill Airport ready to welcome ACE '17 next month

London Biggin Hill Airport, the capital's premier business aviation airport, is gearing up to host 2017's Air Charter Expo on 12th September 2017. Dubbed ACE '17, the event is the UK's only conference and exhibition dedicated to the air charter industry. Organised for the first time by BACA the Air Charter Association, the event brings key networking opportunities to the best of...

US F-18 closes Bahrain Airport after "uncomfortable" landing

An American Navy F-18 crashed on the runway at Bahrain's Muharraq International Airport Saturday.   The fighter had taken off from USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier on duty in the Gulf and suffered an engine malfunction and diverted to Bahrain. Initially it has attempted to land at Sheikh Isa base but went on to the international airport where it touched down on the runway but cou...

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes First Commercial Flight into London City Airport

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich. “We are proud to see the C Series aircraft in SWISS livery landi...

HNA Group Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

HNA Group announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an 82.5% equity interest in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The transaction is valued at €15.1 million. HNA Group issued the following statement regarding the closing of the trans...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2 million passengers over seven months of 2017

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 2.2 million passengers, which is 30 percent more than the previous years. During this period Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1.25 million passengers, 329,000 of which were carried on domestic flights. 85 percent of pas...

Vilnius Airport runway already has a new pavement, reconstruction will be finished on time

Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction will be successfully completed, as scheduled, on August 17th, 23:59 p.m., notes Olaf Martens, director of Vilnius Airport. This conclusion is based on the evaluation of the current state of works: the contractors have already strengthened the ground around the r...

Storm Aviation introduces Airbus A320neo Leap-1A differences training

UK-based Storm Aviation, one of the leading line maintenance and technical training service providers in Europe, has announced the launch of Airbus A320neo Leap-1A differences training courses. This brand-new training will start at London airports on the 11th of September, 2017. The highly anticipated NEO Leap-1A theory and practical training is a 4-day long course to be provided at London Gatw...

ATR and Stobart Air renew their Global Maintenance Agreement

After ten years of cooperation, ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, and the Irish regional airline Stobart Air announce the extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). This new six-year contract covers the repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Replaceable Units, along with Propellers’ availability and maintenance.   The entire ATR fleet of Stobar...

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands global service network appointing ABA in Brazil as first designated maintenance facility

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced at Congresso Sindag Mercosul 2017 that it has appointed Brazil-based ABA Manutencao de Ltda. (ABA) as its first Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) under the company's new global network expansion model. The new DMF will serve the agricultur...

Mac Interiors Announces Facility Expansion

MAC Interiors, a UK-based aircraft interior production and engineering company with more than 50 years of heritage, is pleased to announce its facility and capability expansions. After Magnetic MRO, Estonian headquartered Total Technical Care provider, had completed the acquisition of MAC In...

Flying Colours first to install combined Rockwell Collins FANS 1/A and ADS-B Out Solution on Canadian registered aircraft.

Flying Colours Corp. has redelivered the first Canadian registered aircraft to have the Rockwell Collins network’s Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A upgrade installed in combination with Flying Colours ADS-B solution.  The FANS 1/A system, which is available through Rockwell Co...

Air BP’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship gains momentum as third awardee is announced

Air BP has awarded this year’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship to 17 year old Hertfordshire student, Robert Norris, who becomes the third awardee since the scholarship was launched in 2015. The scholarship, which is valued at around £10,000, aims to assist aspiring UK pilots with little or no...

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of delivering class-leading aircraft and support at LABACE 2017

Textron Aviation and longtime channel partner TAM Aviacão Executive are marking 35 years of successfully delivering world class aircraft and support solutions to customers in the region during the 2017 Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Throughout the three-day event, Textron Aviation and TAM are showcasing th...

My Sky wins gold and silver STEVIE® AWARDS in 2017 International Business Awards

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain My Sky, the Swiss company specialized in business aviation financial control since 2015, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Startup of the Year - Business Services Industries” category and the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Tech Startup of the Year - Services”...

Piaggio Aerospace participates with Avanti EVO at Air Charter Expo 2017 in London

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defense and security sectors, announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO in the Air Charter Expo 2017 held at the London Biggin Hill Airport, on September 12, 2017. Organized by BACA (the Air Charter Associa...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017: A good year for Daher at the world’s leading aviation event

Daher recognized the TBM community’s strong presence at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with the participation of 60 TBM very fast turboprop airplanes – once again representing the largest number of turbine-powered aircraft at the annual fly-in.   Several TBMs made long...

Young aviators enjoyed an amazing camp with historical planes

Children from the Kamarad Tremosna Youth Centre in the Czech Republic have enjoyed an extraordinary experience. They have spent one week in a camp at the AeroClub Plasy airport, where they had a great opportunity to try out the lives of military pilots during World War II. They also flew on unique h...

Early birds to catch the worm as The Montecasino confirmed as AfBAC EXPO

As awareness grows about AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first ever dedicated business aviation conference, expo and static display, the event organisers are pleased to confirm that the Italian inspired ballroom at the Montecasino property, in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton area, has been selected...

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TAG Geneva’s FBO Lounges Showcase Summer Art Exhibition by Swiss Street Artist Joule Champod

An exclusive contemporary street art exhibition entitled The Caps Collection’ by the inspirationally talented Swiss graffiti artist Joule Champod will be on display throughout August and September at TAG Aviation’s state-of-the-art FBO lounges located at Geneva International Airport. ‘The Caps Collection’ pays homage to Joule Champod’s spray caps, which for an arti...

Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date With a degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University and an MBA from the London Business School, Gang spent nearly three years establishing Uber China’s business before it was acquired by Didi Chuxing in 2016. His experience in London with U...

Meet Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777

There are stories that remind us that we should never give up on our dreams. There are stories that prove that if our willpower is strong, then no matter how bumpy the road is, the heart can always achieve what it desires. One such encouraging story is of Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman com...

Airbus welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Hamburg Finkenwerder

As part of their first official tour of Germany, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Finkenwerder Airbus site with their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Klaus Richter, Chairman of the Board of Airbus in Germany, welcomed the British Royal Family, who were accompanied by First Ma...

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 presen...

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 an...