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airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Madrid

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the Spanish airline Iberia, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spain and Latvia and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to launch...

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet. The second...

Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a smal...

A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France – with the procedure validated on an A350-900 flight test aircraft.  While the repair proces...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft," said W...

Azerbaijan and Russia signed Main Actions Plan for 2017 for helicopter maintenance in Baku

Another round of negotiations was held to establish a service center for maintenance and overhaul of helicopters in Azerbaijan within the 10th International Exhibition HeliRussia-2017 in Moscow. President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, Director General of Russian Helicopters holdin...

Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its deliver...

Waves Technologies selects Cessna Grand Caravan EX to launch new UK-based air taxi service

Textron Aviation announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop. The aircraft is expected to deliver in the coming months and will support t...

Sabena technics joins ACJ Service Centre Network

Sabena technics’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Bordeaux are joining the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controll...

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet. The second...

Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boe...

A new process brings composite repairs closer to aircraft operations

An innovative process for composite repairs on jetliners such as Airbus’ A350 XWB has been developed by an Airbus working group from company locations in Spain, Germany, the UK and France – with the procedure validated on an A350-900 flight test aircraft.  While the repair proces...

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. "I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft," said W...

Azerbaijan and Russia signed Main Actions Plan for 2017 for helicopter maintenance in Baku

Another round of negotiations was held to establish a service center for maintenance and overhaul of helicopters in Azerbaijan within the 10th International Exhibition HeliRussia-2017 in Moscow. President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, Director General of Russian Helicopters holdin...

Waves Technologies selects Cessna Grand Caravan EX to launch new UK-based air taxi service

Textron Aviation announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) it has secured an order from Waves Technologies Ltd for a Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop. The aircraft is expected to deliver in the coming months and will support t...

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Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the most customi...

PPG, Vision Systems to develop aircraft window shading applications

PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft. The agreement provides a framework for PPG and Vision Systems to pursue opportunities in commercial, regional, military and general aviation applications that capitalize on each company’s...

airBaltic presents first-ever Bombardier CS300 in Russia at Sheremetyevo Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes first commercial flight of airBaltic performed on Bombardier CS300 on May 18, 2017. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia in the Russian Federation Astra Kurme honored the event with Her p...

EBACE - it is not only work

Traditional business aviation exhibition EBACE in Geneva starts already less than in two weeks. Everyone who once participated knows - this event is one of the most important for companies operating on the business aviation market. A lot of meetings and negotiations, presentations and medi...

AirAsia And Everbright Sign China Joint Venture MOU

AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China. It outlines how the parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost avi...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Catania

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on May 11, 2017, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Catania. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Italy and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Catania to...

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FlairJet Agrees to Manage Phenom 300 for Surf Air Europe

FlairJet Ltd. (FlairJet), the UK-based aircraft management company, who’s parent company is Flexjet Ltd, is pleased to announce a recently signed agreement to manage the first Phenom 300 aircraft on behalf of Surf Air Europe Ltd. The first Surf Air Phenom 300 will go into service next month. The aircraft will be maintained by the manufacturer, Embraer Executive Jets, and will be operated...

Hendell Aviation and Fly7 ‘SET’ on European expansion

Buoyed by EASA’s approval to allow single-engine turboprops to fly commercially in IFR conditions and at night, two leading Pilatus PC-12 operators,  Hendell Aviation of Finland and Fly7 of Switzerland, are at EBACE, Geneva this week to share their experience with operators and meet with European airports.  Top of the agenda is a potential UK base, which Hendell Aviation has ide...

Luxaviation Helicopters announces strategic partnership with Azur Hélicoptère

Luxaviation Helicopters and Azur Hélicoptère are announcing today a new partnership which will bring a seamless private helicopter and jet experience to clients visiting the South of France. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group (EBACE booth number T70), will work t...

Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX selected as linefit option by four major business jet manufacturers

Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced a significant milestone for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, with four of the business aviation industry’s major private jet manufacturers now offering the next-generation...

Acropolis Aviation selects CFM LEAP-1A engine for new ACJ320neo

Acropolis Aviation announced at the European Business Aviation Exhibition and Convention (EBACE 2017) that its new Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft will be powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. The seven-year-old VIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK, with a complementar...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim’s second hangar on track for year-end completion

As part of its expansion plan, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, a joint venture between DC Aviation Group based in Germany and Al-Futtaim, has announced that its second hangar located at Dubai South is on course for completion before the end of the year. The 6,800sqm hangar will more than double the hanga...

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Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, digital asset and cyber security functions. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for establishing a strong...

Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came within half a second of hitting the remote controlled-device as it flew over a McDonald’s near Enfleld An official report stated that a collision had only been ‘narrowly avoided’ with...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Br...

BBGA honours Biggin Hill Airport's Andrew Walters with industry award for outstanding services

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has honoured Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious annual Michael Wheatley Award  for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.  The award was prese...

Jet Aviation appoints new managing director for its MRO and FBO facility in Vienna

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Hakan Tin as managing director of its Vienna operation, effective March 1, 2017. Tin has served as Sales Director in Vienna since September 2015.  In his new role with the company, Tin is responsible for overseeing the company&rsquo...

Airbus Names Mikail Houari President for Africa and Middle East

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the Middle East, brings to the position more than 25 years of experience within the industry at a global level. In his new role, he will lea...

Bombardier Inaugurates New Service Centre at London Biggin Hill Airport

New maintenance facility further strengthens Bombardier’s customer support network and creates employment opportunities in the London area Strategically located service centre offers customers full breadth of Bombardier’s support network closer to their base of operations Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of its new service centre located...

Tree Planting Campaign held at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

On May 15, the first stage of a large-scale campaign of Azerbaijan Airlines to plant a tree for each flight ticket sold, was held at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. From May 3 to 10, about 25,000 tickets have been sold in total through the airline's website and at the AZAL’s official sales agencies. Employees of all units of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines, including pilots,...

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services. The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy C...

Frankfurt Airport develops digital registration process for cargo sector

Air Cargo Community Frankfurt is unifying the registration process for truck drivers at the airport. This step aims to reduce the coordination effort between hauliers, forwarders and handling agents by decreasing the duration of stops at the registration within CargoCity. Currently there are wai...

airBaltic launches flights between Riga and Geneva

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 4, 2017, launched a direct route linking Riga and Geneva. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Switzerland and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “Geneva is a popular destination for...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over a million passengers since the beginning of the year

During the period January-April 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serviced 1 million 62 thousand passengers, which is 36% more than the same period of last year. AZAL carried 594,000 passengers, 158,000 of which were carried on domestic flights to Nakhchivan, Ganja and Gabala. 904,000...

EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe

As the final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) wrapped up, organizers said the show was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry’s most important event in Europe. EBACE is jointly hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBA...

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO to Speak at Bernstein's Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

Lockheed Martin will webcast live a presentation by Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marillyn Hewson at Bernstein's 33rd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. ET. Access to the webcast will be available at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/investor. An audio replay will be available for two weeks following t...

TAG Aviation Receives Renewed Wyvern Wingman Status Today at EBACE 2017

TAG Aviation has today reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to safety with renewed accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman program for its operations in Switzerland as part of an award ceremony at EBACE this year. The UK-based operating Centre also renewed its accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety...

Embraer Selects Honeywell JetWave for Lineage 1000E High-Speed Data Connectivity

Embraer announced the selection of Honeywell’s JetWaveTM Ka-band technology to power the Lineage 1000E business jet’s high-speed data connectivity through Inmarsat’s Jet ConneXTM satellite service. The first Lineage 1000E with this new feature will be delivered in the first qu...

Air BP and RocketRoute launch a digital suite of business aviation services

Air BP and RocketRoute, the European based aviation services company, underlined their commitment to the business and general aviation market with the launch of a new and enhanced RocketRoute app that takes the service offering beyond fuel and flight planning.  The new RocketRoute app will enab...

AfBAA celebrates five years with launch of AfBAC EXPO and Access Africa

The African Business Aviation Association, AfBAA, today marks its fifth anniversary having launched on the 15th May at EBACE 2012. To celebrate the successful establishment of the dynamic organisation AfBAA will be launching AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first dedicated Business Aviation Conference, Ex...

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Mumtalakat invests in FAI Aviation Group

FAI is a leading provider of mission-critical aviation services, based in Germany With 23 aircraft, FAI serves the Insurance- and Assistance-Industry, corporations, Government Agencies and NGOs Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has acquired a significant minority stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding GmbH that operates FAI...

Pilatus Reports Successful Business Year 2016

With sales revenue of 821 million Swiss francs, performance in financial 2016 was better than expected. Operating earnings totalled 89 million Swiss francs after deduction of Research and Development investment of 101 million Swiss francs. 56 additional jobs were created across the Group as a whole. 117 aircraft were delivered to customers. The PC-24 development programme is proceeding according t...

Air Partner delivers strong full-year profits and good strategic progress

Air Partner plc (Air Partner or Group), the global aviation services group, today reports results for the year ended 31 January 2017.   January 2017 January 2016 Change (%) Gross transaction value (£m)...

Cargolux Group flies profitably through volatile 2016

Cargolux Airlines has proved its qualities once more in the extremely volatile environment of the international air cargo industry. In a year dominated for the major part by worryingly low yields, fierce competition and overcapacity, the airline experienced a robust fourth quarter, one of the strong...

IAG Invests in two Hangar 51 start-ups

Following its highly successful Hangar 51 accelerator programme, International Airlines Group (IAG) is to invest in two start-ups: Esplorio and Vchain. More than 450 start-ups applied to join Hangar 51. Following a pitch day, five companies were selected to spend 10 weeks working in IAG’s h...

Textron Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Textron reported first quarter 2017 income from continuing operations of $0.37 per share or $0.46 per share of adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, compared to $0.55 per s...

Paula Kraft to open professional flight attendant training institute

Paula Kraft, an icon in the business aviation inflight catering industry with her Tastefully Yours catering base in Atlanta, GA, has been recommended as a subject matter expert by NBAA to the board of International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH)  for a three-year term. IS-BAH follows the long-established format and structure of the International Standard for Business Airc...

Women in Corporate Aviation Awards New TAG Aviation Training Scholarship

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA-intl.org) awarded an inaugural TAG Global Training scholarship to Beth Walker. As the scholarship winner, Walker will receive a week's training at TAG Global Training in the UK and will earn her EASA Cabin Crew Attestation.  Debbie Elliott, Manager TAG Global Training said: "I am...

TAG Aviation’s TFMS Becomes UK’s First Rolls-Royce Business Aviation Authorised Service Centre

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS) has been approved to become the first UK-based Rolls-Royce Authorised Service Centre to support BR710 engines installed on Bombardier Global Express* aircraft. TFMS recently successfully completed a second 120-Month Inspection on a Glo...

AMAC wins a new completion project : An Airbus ACJ320neo for Acropolis Aviation

AMAC Aerospace is pleased to announce that a completion contract for a VVIP completion of an Airbus ACJ320neo has been awarded by Acropolis Aviation, to AMAC’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. This will be the first Airbus A320neo delivered by Airbus Corporate Jets for VVIP configuration...

Aero-Dienst Vienna Appointed Falcon Authorized Service Center

Dassault Aviation has approved Aero-Dienst’s Vienna, Austria facility as an Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing it to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services for Falcon 900EX, 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000EX and 2000EX EASy models. Approval for the Falcon 7X and 8X is coming s...

Lufthansa Technik starts ETSO certification for its Induction Cooking Platform

Lufthansa Technik starts the ETSO (European Technical Standard Order) process for their Induction Cooking Platform. The entire series of numerous and complex tests starts in August, 2017, bringing the option of preparing food freshly on board within reach. Simultaneously, Lufthansa Technik is pla...