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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Qatar Airways passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St. Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who were travelling to Russia for a unique concert in St. Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture. Members of the orchestra, equipped with trumpets, trombones, tubas and horns, delighted passenger...

Lockheed Martin Launches $30 Million STEM Scholarship Program

Lockheed Martin launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.  Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from und...

Airspace Technologies Raises $20 Million Series B Led by Scale Venture Partners

Airspace Technologies, the company that is digitizing air cargo and time-critical logistics, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding to expand globally and accelerate its next-generation delivery network and enterprise software platform. The round was led by ...

Crew assistant CIMON* successfully completes first tasks in space

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history @AirbusSpace @DLR_en @Space_Station @Astro_Alex #horizons #ISS #AI The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR...

Bahrain International Airshow closed on over US$5bn worth of deals

Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, today declared the show a success with the final orders total confirmed at over US$5bn today. Held und...

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 7000 order from Delta Air Lines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Delta Air Lines for Trent 7000 engines to power ten Airbus aircraft. The order also includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support.  The Trent 7000 is the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family and the...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufactu...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW127G Engines Destined for Canadian Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that it recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will b...

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Qatar Airways passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St. Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who were travelling to Russia for a unique concert in St. Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture. Members of the orchestra, equipped with trumpets, trombones, tubas and horns, delighted passenger...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic:...

Etihad launches new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’. The airline’s new customer proposition is an invitation for all to make choices about how they travel and to journey on their own terms. It is also a validation that Etihad’s cu...

Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years by commemorating its first commercial flight and with human mosaic

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003.  In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure ga...

Passenger Traffic Growth Slows in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4% growth recorded in August year-over-year...

Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking. In September 2016, Qatar Airways announced that it would be the first airline to adopt this innovative t...

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TAG Aviation Asia Wins Best Management Company Award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Award Ceremony 2018

TAG Aviation Asia has once again been recognised bythe Asian Business Aviation Community (AsBAA) as ‘Best Aircraft Management Company’ for the Greater Asia and Asia Pacific Region. The AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards, which are presented annually, were launched in 2015 and recognise outstanding achievement across 13 key categories within business aviation. “We are proud and...

Guardian Flight Strengthens Its Rural Air Medical Outreach in Alaska, Hawaii, Utah

Guardian Flight has recently strengthened the reach and focus of its air medical transport footprints in Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah with additional dedicated and medically equipped fixed wing aircraft. Guardian Flight Alaska added a Super King Air B200 at Deadhorse Airport to serve the North Slope oil industry and Native Alaska communities including Prudhoe Bay, Utqiaġvik and Kuparuk. ...

Satcom Direct to showcase SD Xperience connectivity solution on multi-leg international flight

Following on from the SD Xperience launch at NBAA, Satcom Direct is taking its Gulfstream GIV on a circumnavigation of the globe to showcase the power of the new connectivity offering to the international business aviation community. A team of SD executives, including Chief Operating Officer Ch...

Airshare to Add Gogo AVANCE L3 to Fleet of Embraer Phenom 100s

Gogo Business Aviation’s latest connectivity solution for light jets – Gogo AVANCE L3 – has been selected by Airshare for installation across its entire fleet of Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft. “We’re thrilled to partner with Airshare to bring connectivity and inflight...

Oriens Aviation and London Biggin Hill Airport welcome Jetfly’s new Pilatus PC-24

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre and sales distributor for the PC-12, and London Biggin Hill Airport were pleased to welcome Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 (LX-PCA) on 18thOctober, as part of the fractional operator’s European tour. The Luxembourg-based op...

TAG Farnborough Maintenance Services to Extend Aircraft Cleaning and Line Maintenance Operations at Farnborough Airport

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough MaintenanceServices (TFMS) is pleased to announce that from this November it will be extending the hours of its Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Services operations to run from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week, which will be available to any aircraft landing at TAG Farnboro...

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CDB Aviation Takes Delivery of Its 100th A320 Family Aircraft from Airbus

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the company took delivery of its 100th Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The A320neo aircraft, which will be operated by India’s low-cost carrier Go Airlines Ltd. (“GoAir”), is part of a purchase and leaseback agreement signed with the car...

Bristow Group To Combine With Columbia Helicopters In A $560 Million Transaction

Bristow Group Inc., the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters, Inc. ("Columbia") for $560 million. Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia name and air operating certificate (AOC).  Bristow ex...

CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training

CAE has agreed to acquire Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million, expanding its ability to address the training market for customers operating Bombardier business jets, which at more than 4,800 aircraft, is one of the largest and most v...

Aircraft to Aid Carrier to Meet Demand from India's Fast-Growing Commercial Aviation Market

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), today announced that the company signed an agreement with India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd (“SpiceJet”) for the long-term lease of three Boeing 7...

Air Partner Freight continues strong growth trajectory in H1 2018

H1 2018 highlights: Gross profit up 36.4% to £1.5m (H1 2017: £1.1m) Strong demand from Automotive and Aerospace clients Continued investment in regional teams Following on from a record 2017, the Freight team at Air Partner has enjoyed a busy and fruitful first half of the...

First Lessor to Provide Aircraft to Vietnam’s Start-up Carrier

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the signing of a lease agreement for three new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft with Vietnam’s new start-up ca...

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 7000 order from Delta Air Lines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Delta Air Lines for Trent 7000 engines to power ten Airbus aircraft. The order also includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service support.  The Trent 7000 is the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family and the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo. Today’s announcement brings the total number of Delt...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel over land one step closer to reality. "The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic comme...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW127G Engines Destined for Canadian Fixed-Wing Search & Rescue Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that it recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will b...

ATR estimates a market of 100 regional turboprop aircraft for Japan up to 2025

ATR presented a product and market update in Tokyo at the occasion of the visit of its new CEO, Stefano Bortoli. Considering market and social-economic trends and developments, ATR estimates a need for around 100 turboprop aircraft up till 2025 to upgrade the existing fleet and especially open up ne...

Binter, of Spain, Will Receive its First E195-E2 in 2019

Embraer announced that Binter Canarias, of Spain, will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for three E195-E2s. The contract also includes purchase rights fo...

Arkia Israeli Airlines takes delivery of world’s first A321LR

Arkia Israeli Airlines takes delivery of world’s first A321LR Tel Aviv based ARKIA Israeli Airlines which is majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, has taken delivery of its first A321LR becoming the launch operator of the world’s most flexible and capable large single aisle aircraft...

New AZAL new campaign on flights from Baku to Beijing and return flight

Azerbaijan  Airlines (AZAL) announces a new campaign on route from Baku to Beijing and return flight. For flights from December 1 to March 26, 2019, the full cost of the ticket in economy class will be: Baku-Beijing-Baku-399 EURO  Beijing-Baku-Beijing-450 USD Prices are inclusive of all taxes and fees. Note that the number of tickets at discounted prices is limited.&n...

Airport you don’t want to leave: Changi adds Aviation Industry Award to its list

Even rushing passengers do not mind getting lost, if it is among petal clouds, dancing raindrops, flower gardens... Or, generally speaking − in Singapore Changi Airport. Known as a destination in its own right, Changi is recognized in Aviation Industry Awards 2018 as the No.1 airport in the world, and here is why: Sleek innovation. In late 2017, Changi opened the Terminal 4, which (potent...

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport, Norway

Air BP has invested in upgrades to its fuel infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway.  The newly upgraded terminal, which has the capacity to store eight million litres of aviation fuel, will deliver Jet A-1 via pipeline to Norway’s second largest airport, Bergen. The investment...

DXB welcomed 7.2m customers in September

Dubai International (DXB) saw 7.2 million customers pass through its doors in September as traffic at the world’s busiest international hub rose to 67.5 million for the year.   Traffic was down slightly (-0.2%) in September versus last year due to the fact that Eid Al Adha holidays, a p...

airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa....

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airp...

Internationally recognized Central Flying Academy goers for an ALSIM ALX

Alsim has the pleasure to announce the sale of an ALX Medium Jet to Central Flying Academy, located at Rand Airport (FAGM) Germiston, South Africa. The device, which will support their PPL, CPL and IR offering, will be delivered in December. CFA had their eye on an ALX for a good while. They had been introduced to the ALSIM ALX at Oshkosh 2017 in the USA, by other flight training sc...

Singapore Component Solutions and Liebherr sign MRO cooperation agreement

Joint venture between Sabena technics and AFI KLM E&M finalize a partnership agreement with aerospace OEM around heat exchanger maintenance and overhaul. Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a joint venture between Sabena technics & AFI KLM E&M dedicated to component support for ATR and Airbus A320 aircraft fleets, and Liebherr-Aerospace, a leading supplier of systems for the aviati...

Rolls-Royce Introduces New Engine Change Service

Rolls-Royce introduced a new Trent XWB Engine Change Service, with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Hong Kong”) as its launch partner. The service enables Rolls-Royce customers to access its OEM expertise and supplier network, with Rolls-Royce acting as a one-sto...

TOP 5 EUROPEAN RANKING ACADEMY EGNATIA AVIATION INVEST €2M IN 6 BRAND-NEW ALSIM SIMULATORS

Alsim is delighted to announce their client, Egnatia Aviation, based in Greece, renewed their confidence in Alsim with an unprecedented order of 6 simulators: 4 AL250s and 2 cutting-edge Airliners. The first AL250 will be installed in October, followed by 3 AL250s and the first A...

Garuda selects GX Aviation inflight broadband with Mahata, Inmarsat, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems

Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), an Indonesian wireless technology provider, today announced an agreement to provide Indonesian national airline Garuda with high-speed inflight broadband, in partnership with Inmarsat, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems. Under the agreement, Garuda Indonesia will...

Leonardo: the opening of a new AW101 & NH90 helicopter transmission MRO & test facility

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, under agreements with Leonardo, has opened a new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmission Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and multipurpose test facility in Norway  The new facility expands the availability of MRO and test services for the growing n...

Emirates Flight Training Academy participates for the first time in Bahrain International Airshow 2018

Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) is participating in Bahrain International Airshow 2018 which kicked off today. This marks the first participation for the Academy at an air show outside Dubai, with their Very Light Jet (VLJ) Embraer Phenom 100EV on display for visitors. The Academy has an innovative approach to training with cadets first learning to fly the singl...

Luxaviation Group will not be Exhibiting at EBACE 2019

PATRICK HANSEN Chief Executive Officer Luxaviation Group I truly appreciate much of the work that EBAA is doing in defending business aviation’s interests with the European Union and local institutions. This is why the Luxaviation Group is supporting your association with many of our resources. However, as the CEO of Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aviation groups global...

Marks 30 years since the launch of the Buran spacecraft

30 years ago at November 15, 1988 was made his triumphant unmanned flight Soviet reusable space shuttle - Buran spacecraft. He twice flew around the Earth and made the first ever automatic landing of a winged spacecraft on the landing complex of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The launch of Buran o...

Saudi Aramco Aviation: A Pioneer Past and a Promising Future - Rotor-Wing Operations

Around the clock in the skies over the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, helicopters are being flown on and offshore. This shuttling of passengers from land to sea and back again is part of the nonstop 24/7 activities of the Saudi Aramco Aviation Department’s rotor-wing operations. Offshore oi...

MENA Aerospace Announces Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ARMI

Partnership enhances MENA Aerospace’s position as one stop shop for growing needs of GCC aviation ecosystem ARMI participates with MENA Aerospace at BIAS 2018 on stand E06 MENA Aerospace, the GCC-owned entity based at Bahrain International Airport (BIA), and a provider of comprehensive q...

Biggest ever Air Display at the Bahrain International Airshow

Reaffirming the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a key strategic location in the Gulf, the aircraft on display at the upcoming  Bahrain International Airshow being held November 14-16 looks set to be one of the best in the Middle East featuring three fast-jet aerobatic teams. The Russi...

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Avionica Names Anthony Rios Chief Operating Officer

 Avionica announced that vice president of sales Anthony Rios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rios is charged with driving strategic prioritization and accountability for Avionica, with a focus on operational excellence.  "Tony is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results for Avionica," said Raul D. Segredo, president of Avio...

80 years since female crew honored for record nonstop cross-country mission

Eighty years ago, on November 2, 1938 the Soviet Union’s Central Executive Committee (abbreviated as TsIK in Russian - the country’s supreme legislative and governing body at that time) for the first time awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union to three women nominees. The country’s highest decoration went to air pilots Valentina Grizodubova, 27, the commander of the An...

Graham Williamson Leaves TAG Aviation to Embark Upon New Quest

Graham Williamson, President of the Aircraft Management and Charter Division for TAG Aviation Europe, has made the decision to leave his position, effective end of October. Mr Williamson has played a pivotal role in the development and success of TAG Aviation since he joined the organisation back...

Airbus Board of Directors Selects Guillaume Faury Future Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury, 50, who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) o...

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...

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 Executiv...