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Brand new at LSGG: «Indoor» GPS within the Geneva Airpark 5* hangar

Increased comfort, time-saving and safety for business aviation pilots. Geneva Airpark, the «5* residence for business jets», is continuing to invest in new equipment which not only means increased comfort and safety, but also saves time. Since August 2018, the large 10’000 sq meters Geneva Airpark hangar has been equipped with a dual GNSS system, designed by Bristish compa...

First Dassault FalconConnect installation completed

New service offers simplified, seamless flying office communications experience – The first aircraft equipped with Dassault's new FalconConnect integrated onboard communications system, a Falcon 2000LXS, has been retrofitted by Dassault Aviation. FalconConnect is a package of comprehensive inflight communications services designed to provide seamless connectivity for passengers...

Field International shows trust to FL Technics: exclusive representation in almost entire Eurasia

MRO Europe, Amsterdam: FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced signing a cooperation agreement with an independent global engineering enterprise Field International Ltd. Under the terms of this agreement, FL Technics shall act as...

Seabury Capital Group announced the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Seabury Capital Group LLC (“Seabury Capital”) announced its role as sole investment banking advisor on the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus”). Zephyrus is a fleet management solutions provider to lesso...

Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

New World Air Cargo Forecast projects demand for 2,650 freighters over the next two decades Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight...

Inmarsat celebrates 400th installation of Jet ConneX business aviation global inflight Wi-Fi solution

Major milestone reached as industry’s only global high-quality inflight Wi-Fi solution achieves rapid installation rate on world-leading business jet models Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its market-leading Jet Co...

Safran wins new wheel and brake contract from Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems for its fleets of 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 Boeing 787-9 long-range aircraft, set to enter service starting in 2019. The contract was announced during a signing ceremony at the MRO Europe trade show in Amsterdam, attend...

Racing toward the future: the RACER high-speed demonstrator

Tilt rotor or tilt prop, two rotors or one . . . the combinations for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles run the gamut. Here, a layman’s look at why Airbus is developing the RACER high-speed demonstrator, and how it works. Airbus Helicopters is nearing the end of its development p...

MILANO PRIME PRESENTS THE NEW GENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL IN MALPENSA AT NBAA-BACE

At NBAA-BACE 2018 - Booth #4079 - Milano Prime presents the new General Aviation Terminal in Malpensa, which is expected to open in June 2019. Milano Prime, the leader in Business & General Aviation commences construction of the General Aviation Terminal at Milano Malpensa intercont...

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Kevin Reiterer flying high - Diamond Aircraft as new sponsor of the jet ski ace

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft is the new sponsor of multiple Jetski World Champion Kevin Reiterer. Headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the aircraft manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the market of light aircraft made out of glas and carbon fibre. With the development of the world’s first serial aircraft powered by efficient common rail diesel tech...

Christian Scherer appointed Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Christian Scherer will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, said: “With Christian Scherer we see on...

THOMAS FLOHR LAUNCHES VISTA GLOBAL TO CONSOLIDATE FRAGMENTED BUSINESS AVIATION MARKET, SUPPORTED BY A FURTHER $200M INVESTMENT

Vista Global Holding is set to consolidate the business aviation industry Endorsed by further $200m investment from global private equity firm Rhône Group Headquartered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The fully integrated group will offer global, all-encompassing, a...

Igor Zahradnicek becomes new vice-chairman of Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective 3 September 2018, Mr. Igor Zahradníček (51) will be in charge of finance, developme...

Air BP’s Olivia Stone elected as Joint Inspection Group’s first female Council Chair

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), marking the first female Chair in JIG’s 50-year history. IATA endorsed JIG, is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fue...

Dassault Falcon Jet Names Olivier Langeard Director Aftermarket Programs & Business Development

Olivier Langeard has been appointed Director, Aftermarket Programs & Business Development at Dassault Falcon Jet.  Langeard, who has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 2003, arrives at his new position from DFJ’s subsidiary company, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS). Based in Wilmi...

Field International shows trust to FL Technics: exclusive representation in almost entire Eurasia

MRO Europe, Amsterdam: FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced signing a cooperation agreement with an independent global engineering enterprise Field International Ltd. Under the terms of this agreement, FL Technics shall act as an exclusive representative of Field International Ltd across Scandinavia, Russia, CIS, Mongolia....

Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

New World Air Cargo Forecast projects demand for 2,650 freighters over the next two decades Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 percent growth annually. The 980 new medium and la...

STG Aerospace wins order from Volotea for 45 full-colour liTeMood® LED cabin lighting systems

STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialist, is delighted to announce that its full-colour Airbus liTeMood® LED cabin lighting system has been chosen by Volotea, the Spanish low-cost operator. Currently operating a mixed fleet of A319s and Boeing 717s, the airline plans t...

Pilatus PC-24 Fleet Expands Around the Globe

After receiving type certification for its all-new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet last December, Pilatus has delivered twelve aircraft to the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Southern Africa. By the end of this year, the company expects 23 PC-24s will be in customer operation. The global fl...

Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam awards FL Technics Indonesia with AMO certification

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has announced that its subsidiary company FL Technics Indonesia hasreceived an Approved MaintenanceOrganization (AMO) certification from the CivilAviation Administration of Vietnam. This...

METROJET ENGINEERING CLARK RECEIVES FAA GLOBAL 6000 60-MONTH INSPECTION APPROVAL

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a business aviation service provider with presence throughout Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) joint venture in The Philippines – Metrojet Engineering Clark – has recen...

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CDB Aviation Closes $700 million Secured Portfolio Financing

Facility Further Expands the Company’s Banking Partnerships Worldwide  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today that the company successfully closed a secured portfolio financing facility for $700 million, covering a fleet of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. “Diversifying...

Gulfstream officially acquires NORDAM G500 and G600 nacelle line

  Company Will Continue To Operate Line At Oklahoma Facility Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has acquired The NORDAM Group Inc. manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Gulfstream had been operating the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based line since early September as part of an agreement with NORDAM to address its July bankruptcy filing....

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Exa Corporation

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform  Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries  Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital En...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China delivers brand new Boeing 737 to Okay Airways

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 recently delivered a brand...

Virgo Investment Group Partners with ex-CIT Aerospace Executives to Expand its Aviation Business

Virgo Investment Group (“Virgo”) announced that it is expanding its aviation business via Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus” or the “Company”). Several former CIT Aerospace executives have partnered with Virgo to transform Zephyrus into a full-service plat...

Rostec Suggests Using Automobile Leasing Scheme to Renew Russian Helicopter Fleet

Rostec has suggested implementing the Government's idea to replace helicopters older than 25 years in Russia based on the leasing scheme. The measures can be supported by the state program facilitating purchase of new aircraft for air carriers. The suggestion was announced by Director of the Avi...

SD Avionics developing flat panel antenna in partnership with QEST

SD Avionics, the hardware manufacturing division of Satcom Direct, has partnered with QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH, a worldwide market leader in innovative aeronautical antennas, to develop a new flat panel connectivity antenna for business and military aviation. The electronically steered phased-array antenna system aims to be the smallest and most efficient form factor, bringing high s...

Rotortrade paves the way for greater value in the pre-owned helicopter market

First OEM nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) helicopter delivery and a great example of industry cooperation. Rotortrade delivers the first nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned helicopter to a private operator thanks to the successful partnership and collaboration between Rotortrade, Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Rotortrade delivered a pre-owned AW109SP for private use in Europe l...

Boeing Business Jets Delivers First BBJ MAX Airplane

BBJ MAX offers customers unmatched range and comfort Boeing unveils new BBJ MAX interior design concept Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has delivered the first BBJ MAX airplane to a customer, the company announced today at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition(...

Industry leader to host Flight Planning, Runway Analysis and Weight&Balance Demonstrations at NBAA

Aircraft Performance Group (APG), the industry leader in flight performance solutions for corporate flight operations, will host demonstrations of its newly launched iPreFlight GENESIS TM a tightly integrated, stand-alone aviation mobile planning application that c...

EBASCON 2019: New venue and date announced for the Ninth Annual European Business Aviation Safety Conference

“Working safely for a rewarding Tomorrow” will be theme of the next European Safety Conference for the Business Aviation Community  EBASCON, the industry’s key European Business Aviation Safety Conference announced that the 2019 conference is to take place in Zurich (Switze...

MSB Global Resources recruitment team solving recruitment puzzle at NBAA

The Wichita, KS., office of Sogeclair Aerospace, MSB Global Resources, (MSB) will make its debut during NBAA18, booth 1468, as the team brings its recruitment-puzzle solving skills to the event. MSB, which specializes in identifying, sourcing and supplying professionals on behalf of the aerospa...

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Russia’s first Boeing 737MAX delivered

Deliveries of Boeing’s new 737MAX family of the re-engined narrow-body aircraft to Russia began. Today, October 13, the first Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft with a tail number VQ-BGW, painted in a green livery of S7 Airlines, flew to the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport. The plans to acquire this modification by the S7 Group, parent of Sibir and Globus airlines (both fly under the S7 Airl...

airBaltic Receives New Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft in its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 700 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third&...

Caribbean goes to space - A Caribbean Region Dedicated to Lifting You to the Stars

by ir. Damien Richardson The characterizations mostly connected to the Caribbean are “paradise” and Relaxation”. The region provides a high level of ease in a world that is very busy and sometimes confined within a maze of confusing times. The “Caribbean Lounge”...

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter

 Lockheed Martin introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator. The LM-100J is a production variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules, which is the military airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.  Pallas Aviation will provide management se...

Neste and Air BP enter into innovative industry collaboration to support sustainable aviation fuel supply chain development

Neste, the world’s leading renewable products producer, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. Through thi...

airBaltic Introduces New Cabin Crew Uniforms

The Latvian airline airBalticstarting from October 15, 2018will gradually introduce new, improved uniformsfor flight attendants and pilots. In order to guarantee the best uniform design that would meet all flight crew needs, first an internal sketch contest was held. Designer Inese Alhimoviča t...

Safran wins new wheel and brake contract from Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems for its fleets of 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 Boeing 787-9 long-range aircraft, set to enter service starting in 2019. The contract was announced during a signing ceremony at the MRO Europe trade show in Amsterdam, attended by Ahmet Bolat Phd., Chief Investment & Technology Officer at Turkish Airlines, and Jean Sou&...

Racing toward the future: the RACER high-speed demonstrator

Tilt rotor or tilt prop, two rotors or one . . . the combinations for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles run the gamut. Here, a layman’s look at why Airbus is developing the RACER high-speed demonstrator, and how it works. Airbus Helicopters is nearing the end of its development phase on a unique research aircraft, the RACER* technology demonstrator, that will ultimately be used...

Dassault Falcon 6X development accelerates into detail design phase

Unveiled earlier this year, Dassault Aviation's new 5,500 nm/10,186 km Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet has completed preliminary design and entered the detail design phase.  Production of initial long-cycle structural parts has begun and development tests of Pratt & Whitney Canada&#...

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB and Airbus sign framework contract for six H135s

Airbus Helicopters and air rescue operator Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, have signed a framework contract for up to six H135s with Helionix. Additionally, they have activated a first batch of three aircraft to be delivered in 2019 and 2020.  “The people in the Netherlands rely on...

Safran unveils an electric motor from its ENGINeUS range, designed for future hybrid and electric aircraft

Safran is presenting the first electric motor from its ENGINeUS range designed for future hybrid and electric aircraft, at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA- BACE) in Orlando, Florida. The ENGINeUS 45 motor has a continuous power of 45kW. It has built-in, dedic...

Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 Business Jet Program on Schedule for Delivery in 2019

The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft offer more range, larger cabins and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft Seventy per cent of total flight test hours complete, with these cutting-edge business jets expected to enter service at the end of 2019, meeting customer de...

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Inmarsat celebrates 400th installation of Jet ConneX business aviation global inflight Wi-Fi solution

Major milestone reached as industry’s only global high-quality inflight Wi-Fi solution achieves rapid installation rate on world-leading business jet models Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its market-leading Jet ConneX (JX) business aviation inflight Wi-Fi solution has now been installed and activated on 400 busi...

Luxaviation Helicopters announces first Latin America partnership with Icon Aviation

Luxaviation Group is announcing a strategic partnership between its dedicated VVIP helicopter service Luxaviation Helicopters and Icon Aviation, a leading business aviation and rotorcraft operator in Brazil. The partnership extends a safe and seamless helicopter service to Luxaviation customers within Brazil, as well as the use of Icon Aviation’s 12 VIP facilities. These are strategically...

Gogo DASH gives visibility into onboard connectivity systems for an improved customer experience

Connectivity is often the biggest influencer on passenger satisfaction today. Passengers on business aircraft expect reliable, seamless connectivity, but they also want visibility into the performance of the connectivity systems on board their aircraft. To help provide greater insight and be...

EBAA calls for swift implementation of the New Performance-based Navigation Implementing Rule (PBN-IR)

The European Business Aviation Association is calling on the European Commission to provide the necessary additional regulatory and financial tools to help national and regional authorities implement Performance Based Navigation Rules (PBN-IR). EBAA’s Secretary General, Athar Husain Khan, issu...

Titan Airways marks 30 years’ flying at ERA 2018

Titan Airways, the UK based bespoke and VIP charter airline, returns to the European Regions Airline Association’s Annual General Assembly this week (9th-11thOctober) as it marks its 30thanniversary.    With the commencement of the IATA winter timetable, it restarts a series...

Business Aviation in the Middle East going global

MEBAA Show 2018 to Feature Exhibitors from Around the World The business aviation market in the Middle East is attracting the industry leading companies and niche customers from around the world. When the MEBAA Show 2018 takes place 10-12 December at DWC, Airshow Site, around seventy percent of t...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served about 3.5 million passengers during nine months of 2018

During the first nine months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 3.49 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 10 percent.  National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1 million 512,000 passengers, while national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 345,000 passengers. 3 million passengers (86 percent of passenger...

Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport sees September traffic surge by 210 per cent

Launched in September 2016, and after only two years of operations, Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA) is already “approaching its operational break-even point,” according to the director for Ramport-Aero, the airport’s management company. Located as close as 25 km south-east of the Russian capital, Zhukovsky’s biggest asset appears to be its ‘regional’ n...

AsBAA breakthrough on slots at Hong Kong International Airport

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) has announced a breakthrough in securing additional slots at HKIA. Further to on-going lobbying efforts since 2016, the Hong Kong Airport Authority has increased the number of slots availab...

Buta Airways opens direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort

Startingfrom June 14, 2019, the low-cost airline Buta Airways will launch direct flight to Georgia’s popular resort - Batumi. Batumi will be the low-cost airline’s second destination in Georgia. The airline is already operating regular flights from Baku to Tbilisi. The minimum fare...

AZAL will resume flights to Geneva

Starting from October 30 this year, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will start Baku-Geneva-Baku flights. AZAL flights will be carried out as part of a joint charter program for the classic transportation scheme, which includes free baggage and hand luggage and meals on board. AZAL’s J2-5009 /...

Aviation History – CIDNA – East Arrow

Looking back to the beginning of 20 century, how fast was the air travel in your opinion? How interesting were destinations maps, what service packages existed? Visiting Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport,thanks to Valentin Iordache, the spokesperson of Bucharest Airports, we had a chance to fin...